THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Bethany United Church, Carbonear
Clergy: Rev. Simbarashe Mazhara
Organist: Michael Williams, FSCO
Supply Organists: Sharon Dean, Ruth Davidge Louise Drover
Caretaker: Wayne Parsons Secretary: Judy Legge Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 2 pm
February 17, 2019 – 11 am
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
PROCESSION: SCOUTS AND GUIDES
RECEIVING OF FLAGS: MINISTER & COMMISSIONERS
WELCOMING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you are a visitor, we are pleased to have you with us today. May our worship together be meaningful to us all.
(Life and Work of the Church)
(Birthdays and Anniversaries)
Please come and join us for Coffee & Conversation immediately following this morning’s service in the auditorium downstairs.
Ode to Newfoundland (vs 1 & 4)
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: From the kitchen to the workshop; from the woods to the ocean; and from the country to the city; we are called by God
P: To be sent back into the world
L: We are loved by God
P: We are called to love and serve others, to care for each other and God’s Creation. Come; let us worship the God of love. Amen.
Prayer of Approach (Unison)
God of blessings and woes, bless us this day with lives bubbling with love, filled with caring, generosity, deep and abiding hope. We pray that your eternal kingdom will dwell among us as your people, and that we may be instruments of your love, grace and peace. Open our hearts to your loving spirit, that we may be consumed by the desire to heal the broken world, comfort a mourning soul, and seek justice for all. May your presence stir in us, the desire to ensure human dignity and protection of our world; Through Jesus the Christ, we pray. Amen.
Listening to the Word:
Psalm 1 … “The Word of the Lord” … Scout/Guide
(Response: Thanks be to God.)
Epistle Reading: 1 John 4:7-12 “The Word of the Lord” … Scout/Guide
(Response: Thanks be to God)
Hymn: VU #289 It only Takes a Spark
Renewal of Promises: Commissioners
Children’s Time: Terri Green
Gospel Reading: John 3:14-17 … Minister
(Response: Thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ.)
MEDITATION: “The Currency of the Kingdom”
Prayers for The People and the Lord’s Prayer
Offertory Hymn: VU #296 This is God’s Wondrous World
Offertory Prayer (Unison)
Our loving God, this is the offering of our time, talent, and treasure. We offer all these together with ourselves. May our service to you and your wold, together with these gifts be used with wisdom, and with justice in your church, and throughout the world! Amen.
Hymn: VU #577 I’ve Got Peace Like a River
We go out into the world, ready to see Christ in others and that the world might see Christ in us. We go forth to love our neighbors as self and to serve our Lord as we serve others. Amen.
O Canada (VU #524)
Recessional: Guide & Scout Groups First (Congregation Stands as the Groups Exit)