Pentecost

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

Prelude

Call to Worship

One: Flame of the Spirit:
All: warm our hearts to love our neighbour.
One: Flame of the Spirit:
All: light our path that we may walk in truth.
One: Flame of the Spirit:
All: raise in us a passion for justice.
One: Flame of the Spirit:
All: gather us together in a celebration of life!

Hymn   “Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us”
from the hymnal Glory to God

Welcome and Sung Response “See, I am near, says the Lord.
See, I make all things new!”

Gathering Prayer – followed by Lord’s Prayer

The Peace of Christ

PEACE – the Dougall family

Sung Response: “See, I am near, says the Lord. See,
I make all things new!”

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

GENEROSITY – the Lacoste family

Sung Response: “See, I am near, says the Lord.
See, I make all things new!”

Presentation of our offering:

Offerings may be given in prayer and service and with financial gifts…
Ways to Give to Knox

Offertory “Walk in the Light” (Robert Houghton)
Performed by MC Pazzano and Hugh Donnelly

KINDNESS – the Pedersen family

Sung Response: “See, I am near, says the Lord.
See, I make all things new!”

Prayer of Dedication

God of great wonders,
we join with you in the joy of giving.
You give us life and breath,
you fill the world with beauty,
our hands with bounty,
and our hearts with the desire to give.
Accept these gifts, and ourselves
in your service. Amen.

Scripture Story

Acts 2:1-21

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.

Pentecost Reflections

PATIENCE – the Wolf family

SELF CONTROL – the Kauk family

GENTLENESS – the McLean family

LOVE – the Breen family

Musical Reflection      “Listen My People”
(Paul-Andre Durocher)
Sung by: MC Pazzano

FAITHFULNESS – the Rozomiak family

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

JOY – the Guse family

Hymn  471  “We are one in the Spirit”

Benediction

Choral Closing “Walk with me”