Read-along Service for Sunday, June 12, 2022

Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church
Order of Worship
Sunday June 12, 2022

Today we welcome Joanne Tanner as our Guest worship leader. Joanne works as an Office Administrator at Hillcrest High School. She has worked as a Lay Lead Worship Leader since 2007and have loved every charge that she has had the privilege of working in. She loves sharing worship with people, talking to people after the service, and lending a listening ear when needed. More recently, she had the honour of being part of a worship team and led worship on a rotating basis at Carleton Memorial United Church and St. Andrews United Church in Buckingham. She looks forward to continuing sharing worship whenever she is called.

Gathering

Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Lighting the Christ Candle

Call to Worship
Please join me in the Call to Worship:

Jesus calls us from the distractions of our hurried lives, saying, “Come to me.”
Christ speaks to us in the comfort of our settled lives, saying, “Follow me.”
We are among those who have heard the call, and have dared to respond to Jesus.
We have been changed by his love, and now desire to walk faithfully with our risen Lord, and serve with him in the world.
Let us worship God who has called each of us as his disciples.

Prayer of Approach

Hymn:       Will You Come and Follow Me                                    VU 567

  1. Will you come and follow me
    if I but call your name?
    Will you go where you don’t know
    and never be the same?
    Will you let my voice be shown,
    will you let my name be known,
    will you let my life be grown
    in you and you in me?
  1. Will you leave yourself behind
    if I but call your name?
    Will you care for cruel and kind
    and never be the same?
    Will you risk the hostile stare
    should your life attract or scare?
    Will you let me answer prayer
    in you and you in me?
  1. Will you let the blinded see
    if I but call your name?
    Will you set the prisoners free
    and never be the same?
    Will you kiss the leper clean,
    and do such as this unseen,
    and admit to what I mean
    in you and you in me?
  1. Will you love the “you” you hide
    if I but call your name?
    Will you quell the fear inside
    and never be the same?
    Will you use the faith you’ve found
    to reshape the world around,
    through my sight and touch and sound
    in you and you in me?
  1. Christ, your summons echoes true
    when you but call my name.
    Let me turn and follow you
    and never be the same.
    In your company I’ll go
    where your love and footsteps show.
    Thus I’ll move and live and grow
    in you and you in me.

Scripture Reader:   Ginette Raaphorst 

Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31
Psalm 8, VU pg 732

Special Music

Sermon     Wisdom Calls Out

Musical Response

Thanksgiving

The Offering 

Hymn         For the Gift of Creation                             VU 538

For the gift of creation, the gift of your love,
and the gift of the Spirit by which we live,
we thank you and give you the fruit of our hands.
May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give. 

Blessing of the offering and our gifts

Pastoral prayers and The Lord’s Prayer 

Please join me in the Prayers of the People followed by the Lord’s Prayer

War is terrible but you find us, Loving God.
You find us anxious as conflict rages in the country of Ukraine. You find us angry at the senseless loss of life, you find us distressed as civilians are caught up in a terrible war, you find us grieving over the death of innocent bystanders.

War is terrible but you listen to us carefully, Loving God.
You listen as we ask the politicians, “Can’t you work for a peaceful solution?”  You listen as we say to the aggressors, “Don’t put children or hospitals at risk.”
You listen as we give thanks for countries that welcome those displaced with big hearts and open arms; you listen as we fear for journalists who put themselves in danger to report the truth.

War is terrible but you give us hope, Loving God.
Hope that leaders will patiently give peace a chance.
Hope that despite the heartache, the terror, and the loss, places of sanctuary will be found and acts of kindness will take root and grow.  Hope that feelings of revenge for broken livelihoods and broken bodies will be replaced by a willingness to restore community and to forgive.

We pray in the name of Jesus, crucified one. Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sending Forth

Hymn

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Benediction

Choral Amen                                            VU 974

Postlude

 

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