Read Along Service for July 26

July 26, 2020 Order of Service

Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church & Bethel-St. Andrews United Church

Worship Leaders: Rev. James Murray, Rev. Dr. Christine Johnson & Mike McCormick

Musical guest: Melissa Friske

(This service includes Holy Communion. Use whatever you want or have for the bread and wine. All are welcome to share this feast that celebrates the love of God.)

Prelude

Welcome and Introductions

Call to Worship

One: Come in and worship God!

Two: Open the door to your heart and listen carefully.

One: Come in and learn about our ancestors!

Two: Open your eyes and see with your soul.

One: Come in, wherever you are, and pray with sighs too deep for words!

Two: Open your ears and hear the good news.

One: Come in to this time together so that we can be the people of God!

Two: I’m here and I’m ready. It’s time for worship!

Prayer of Approach

Hymn MV#138 – My love colours outside the lines

Scripture: Genesis 29: 15-28

Solo: “This Little Light of Mine” Melissa

Sermon “When Cheaters Get Cheated”

Musical response- Mike

Sacrament of Communion

Invitation to the Table

One: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

One: Shall we lift our hearts to God?
All: We lift our hearts with songs of praise.

One: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.

All: We celebrate the gift of this good land which we call our home.

God of all creation, from the beginning you have made this world in love.

You have created us to live in love.

We see your glory in the flowers of summer, in the power of thunder storms,

in the majesty of rolling hills and the rivers that flow past us.

All of life is sustained by your divine breath.

We give thanks that abundant life is made known to us and present within us in Christ Jesus

to reconcile all creation to life, and life everlasting.

By Christ and with Christ and in Christ, the web of your love is made whole,

and we are part of your good creation.

We praise you for the gift of Christ Jesus .

He spoke your truth.

He proclaimed your forgiveness.

He shared your healing.

He lived your loving kindness.

We seek to share in his spirit.

Jesus faced the forces which cause us death.

His spirit continued to shine

even when he suffered.

In his dying and rising we find the way to live authentic lives.

We seek to share in his life.

Jesus shared his example with many

who travelled the globe proclaiming your love.

They came to us, to share their tale

to move us, and to offer us hope.

Therefore, as we gather together to eat this bread and to drink from this cup,

we are proclaiming the way of Christ

We share in his spirit, his life, his witness.

We draw close to you O God.

Come then, life-giving Spirit of our God,

be with us now and always.

Make us one body with Christ.

May we labour with creation

to share your justice, forgiveness and love

with all the children of God.

Lord’s Prayer

Words of Institution

Though we are scattered physically, we are all united in the one body of Christ.

Please raise your bread with me, and repeat after me.

This is the body of Christ, broken for us all.

This is the bread of life.

May God bless this food, to feed and strengthen us all.

Take and eat, the gifts of God, given for you.

May God bless you and feed you always.

Now please raise your cup, and repeat after me:

This is the blood of Christ, shed for us all.

This is the cup of blessing, to heal me in body, mind and spirit.

May God bless us all as we share in this feast together.

Take and drink, for God’s Spirit is given to you.

Prayer after Communion

Hymn: VU#266 – Amazing Grace

Benediction

Postlude

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