We welcome everyone to our In-Person and Virtual Worship Service.
For In-person services, we are requesting masks be worn at all times, people are double vaccinated and that you respect any request made by others for social distancing.
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!
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**NOTICE: Due to lack of sales on our Blueberry supper it has been cancelled.
Season of Pentecost 18 September 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 CHRIST CANDLE
In times of change and confusion,
You, O Living Christ, are the light shining in the darkness.
In times of change and transition,
You, O Living Christ, are the source of unwavering light.
In times of change and indecision
You, O Living Christ, are the light guiding our way.
Throughout time and in every age,
You, O living Christ, are the Light of the World.
Wherever we meet, we meet with You, our Light.
HYMN # 646 (VU) WE ARE MARCHING
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, forming and reforming,
forgive the brokenness of your people
and remould us into your image.
Forgive what is past, show us the way forward,
and lead us home to You,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
SILENT PRAYER and ASSURANCE OF PARDON
First Testament Lesson: Amos 8 : 4 – 7
Psalm Lesson: Psalm 63 on page 781 in Voices United
Gospel Lesson: Luke 16 : 1 – 15
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 # 63 (MV) LONG BEFORE MY JOURNEY’S START
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.
HYMN # 193 (MV) GOD BLESS TO US OUR BREAD
SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION (as on the insert)
HYMN # 481 (VU) SENT FORTH BY GOD’S BLESSING
COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION
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.