THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Bethany United Church, Carbonear
Clergy: Rev. Dr. Wayne M. Cole
Organist: Louise Drover
Supply Organists: Sharon Dean, Ruth Davidge Louise Drover
Caretaker: Wayne Parsons Secretary: Judy Legge
Summer Office Hours: Thursday and Friday 9 am – 2 pm
August 12, 2018 – 11 am
12th Sunday after Pentecost
WELCOMING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Life and Work of the Church)
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 130) (responsive)
L: Out of the depths I cry to you.
P: Lord, hear my voice.
L: Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
P: If you kept a record of sins, Lord,
who could stand?
L: But with you there is forgiveness, that we might serve you with reverence.
P: I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in God’s word I put my hope.
L: Israel, put your hope in the Lord and in God’s unfailing love.
P: Out of the depths I cry to you.
L: Lord, hear my voice.
HYMN: Love Devine, All Loves Excelling VU # 333
O Bread of heaven, come down. Come down and fill us with your Spirit— for your Spirit satisfies like no other.
We hunger and thirst for you this morning and long to be nurtured in your love and forgiveness. So we come to this sacred time and place, where our hungers are finally and fully satisfied as only your bread can do. We will wait and listen for your leading in this hour. Amen.
HYMN: The Church’s One Foundation VU #332
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O God of compassion, if you kept a record of our sins,
who could stand? We come before you with our brokenness
and our wounds for all to see. We bring our anger, our bitterness, our unwholesome talk, and our deceitfulness.
We try to do good, but sometimes fail. We choose to do evil,
and sometimes succeed. Keep your promise to forgive us
when we confess to you completely. Without you, we have no hope.
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
If we confess our sins, God is faithful and will forgive us.
God provides freely, in the bread of heaven,
all the mercy we need for life everlasting.
The good news is forgiveness in the name of Christ Jesus.
THE WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED
HEBREW SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 –
EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:25,, 5:2 – Patsy Rogers
GOSPEL: John 6:35, 41-51 – Minister
SERMON: Showering Kindness
OFFERTORY HYMN: Take My Life and Let It Be VU #506 (Seated)
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
We bow before you and thank you for the privilege
to participate in your acts of kindness and love
here on earth. May these gifts truly become instruments
of your purposes here in our church, our community,
and around the world. Amen.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE SENDING FORTH
HYMN: Just As I Am VU #508
COMMISSIONING (In unison)
Let us go forth and live as Christ in the world.
Speak and live with integrity as we journey through this new week, knowing that God will satisfy our every need and lead us to a victorious life.