THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Bethany United Church, Carbonear
Clergy: Rev. Wilson Gonese
Organist:: Leslie Forward
Supply Organists: Sharon Dean, Ruth Davidge Louise Drover
Caretaker: Wayne Parsons Secretary: Judy Legge
Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 2 pm
June 24, 2018 – 11 am
5th Sunday after Pentecost
All ARE WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Gracious and loving God, we come together to worship you as we totally surrender to your will. We gather to worship from all walks of life knowing that you are our God and there is no one like you.
Let us worship our loving God together!
HYMN: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” #326 VU
OPENING PRAYER (Celebrate God’s Presence)
We feel your welcome, gracious God, in this time of worship. You welcome young and old, all seeking peace. You welcome newcomers and long-time members; all seeking a familiar expression of praise and prayer, and all seeking a new celebration of faith. Be with us now as we come together to worship you, in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.
LIFE & WORK OF OUR CHURCH/ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Celebrations – Birthdays/Anniversaries)
WE BRING OUR GIFTS WITH THANKS
OFFERTORY HYMN: “Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me” #637 VU
God, we present these offering as part of our worship, we are bringing something of what we have achieved or been given, and we
offer it back to you as the source from whom all good things come. We pray that these gifts would be used through the church, to declare and demonstrate the amazing grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In His name we pray. Amen.
Special Singing – I Thank You, Lord – Leslie Forward
HYMN: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” #664 VU
2 Corinthians 6:1-13 – Karen Comerford
Mark 4:35-41 – Patsy Rodgers
REPORT FROM CONFERENCE
Special Music – Bob King
MESSAGE: “Peace! Be still”
CLOSING HYMN: “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” #659 VU
This is not the end of our worship – it has only just begun – for God is with us every moment of every day!
We go to offer the worship God desires – to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.
BENEDICTION / AMEN
What did Jesus say when he rebuked the wind and the waves? Mark 4:39)
(a) peace, be still (b) nonsense (c)nothing
Last Sunday’s question was:
Complete the following from 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a ______, the old has gone, the new has come!
Answer: new creation.
The Lectionary readings for Sunday, July 1 are:
2 Corinthians 8:7-15