Call to Worship
One: Today is a new day.
All: New life is rising among us!
One: Today we are challenged to live fully in God’s love.
All: So we will greet one another in peace, and praise the God who uplifts us in grace. Alleluia! Amen!
Hymn 267 “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
Gathering Prayer – followed by Lord’s Prayer
Assurance of God’s Grace
Peace Invocation: “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!”
Fun with the Young at Heart
Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo
Gratitude Video – Bovas and Annamma Abraham
Presentation of our offering:
Offerings may be given in prayer and service and with financial gifts…
Ways to Give to Knox
Offertory “Through It All” (Andrae Crouch)
Performed by Mark Gedcke
Hymn “Praise God”
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures high and low.
Praise God, in Jesus fully known:
Creator, Word and Spirit: One.
Prayer of Dedication
Lord, by offering these gifts
we tell your story:
how you have dealt generously with us,
how you have met the needs of all creation,
how you have heard our prayers,
how your goodness is from everlasting to everlasting.
We give freely, in the spirit of Christ, Amen.
Song: “We walk in love”
(Words by Deanna Witkowski and Lemuel Colon, Music by Deanna Witkowski)
We walk in love united in purpose.
We join our hands and lift up one voice.
We speak the truth with strength and compassion
resounding with hope, with courage and joy.
We cry for peace and rights for all people.
We welcome friends from far and near.
We fight for those whose voices are silenced,
resisting in faith until all are free.
We dream a world of justice and kindness.
We build a bridge creating new paths.
We march with joy as all walk together.
Embracing each one, we boldly stand.
Sermon: “Not here”
Musical Reflection: Simple Song (Leonard Bernstein)
Performed by MC Pazzano
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope
Hymn 792 “Let us hope when hope seems hopeless”
Choral Closing “Walk with me”