We welcome everyone to our In-Person and Virtual Worship Service this Sunday with Communion.
If you know anyone who wants to register for the virtual services, they can signup at https://portwallisunitedchurch.ca/virtual as everyone logging in needs their own registration. ALL are welcome!
Masks/vaccinations are highly encouraged for in-person services
Service Documents to view/print at home.
Reign of Christ 20 November 2022
Port Wallis United Church
is an open Congregation that affirms you as a child of God,
made in God’s Image, and loved by God.
WELCOME / BIENVENUE / FAILTE / PJILA’DIK
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LAND
LIGHTING OF THE TABLE CANDLES
God of Light, your radiance shines among us in many forms,
May these Candles remind us of your Guiding Presence
Always present in Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
CALL TO WORSHIP
The Grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the Love of God,
and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
And also with you.
In Christ the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.
And we have seen God’s Presence in Christ!
Let us worship God.
INTROIT (# 330 in Voices United)
Before the earth had yet begun
its journey round the blazing sun,
Before a seed of life had stirred,
there sounded God’s creative WORD.
God who created all we see
From You still comes that energy
That calls to us to rise and sing
And to your WORD our praises bring!
PRAYER OF APPROACH
God whose love is reigning over all Creation,
redeeming and restoring all who call upon your Name,
infuse us with your Presence in Bread and Wine until You reign is us forever, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
HYMN # 330 (VU) JESUS SHALL REIGN
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of majesty and mercy,
Dwelling in the heights of holiness
and found in the depths of despair.
Forgive our foolish follies, pardon our wanderings,
and lead us to the path that leads us home to You,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
God is kind and caring,
forgiving and restoring.
God pardons our sins and restores us to our place at His Banquet Table, not through merit but through Love,
made known in Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
First Testament Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 1 – 6
Song of Zechariah (sung) on Page 901 in Voices United
Epistle Lesson : Colossians 1: 11 – 20
Gospel Lesson: Luke 23: 33 – 43
LEARNING TIME and PRAYER
In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new
And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,
Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, Amen.
HYMN # 211 (VU) CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We are not alone. We live in God’s world.
We believe in God: Who has created and is creating,
Who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
To reconcile and make new;
Who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church;
To celebrate God’s Presence,
To live with respect in creation,
To love and serve others,
To seek justice and resist evil,
To proclaim Jesus, Crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone. Thanks be to God. Amen.
Receive the work of our hands, the imagination of our minds, the skills we have honed and the talents we have practiced. Bless what we offer and use all for your glory
in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
HYMN # 501 (VU) BREAK NOW THE BREAD OF LIFE
SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION (as found on the insert)
HYMN # 333 (VU) LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING
COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION
EXTINGUISHING OF THE TABLE CANDLES
Mention someone’s name and hold them in your heart.
CHORAL PARTING PRAYER (MV # 214)
May God’s sheltering wings, Her gathering wings protect you,
May God’s nurturing arms, His cradling arms, sustain you,
And hold you in Their love! And hold you in God’s love.
May God’s Sheltering Wings. Words and Music: Judith Snowdon Words and music copyright © Judith Snowdon 2004 All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with permission under License # A-734202. All rights reserved.
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