Prelude

Welcome

Call to Worship:

One: Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
All: God created all things and summons everyone by name.
One: Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
All: No one—nothing—can compare to God’s glory.
One: Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
All: The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. God never grows tired or weary.
One: Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
All: Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength forever and ever.

Hymn 374 (verses 1-4) “Oh for a thousand tongues to sing”

Gathering Prayer

Faithful Shepherd, in seasons of struggle and distress we forget your steadfast love. We complain that you have not met our needs. We question your care for us. We rush to other saviours rather than waiting for your strength. In your tender mercy, forgive us for charging you with neglect. Forgive us for acting like we cannot trust your promises of goodness, mercy, and justice. Help us, by your Spirit, to hold fast to your promises of restoration. We pray in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray…

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven, Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen

Assurance of God’s Peace

Peace Invocation: “Shalom”

Story for the Young at Heart

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Presentation of our offering:

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

Offertory “O Happy Day” sung by Jessy Ernewein

Hymn 830  “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”

Prayer of Dedication

Gracious God accept what we offer today: our e-transfers, our pre-authorised-remittances, our mailed cheques, donations by phone and internet, and our prayers and actions. Accept these all as signs of our love, through our faltering steps, our brokenness, our loneliness and our confusion.

Lord, take our hope, our hurting world, and our lives. Bless and transform all that we offer and all that we hold back, that new life may be ours, to celebrate and share in Jesus’ name. Amen

Scripture:  Isaiah 40:25-31, Matthew 10:28-31

Song:  “I lift my voice”
© 2017, Andrea Ramsey – Used with permission

Sermon: “Keep Calm and Carry On”

Musical Reflection: “”His Eye is On the Sparrow”
(Civilla D. Martin, Charles H. Gabriel)

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 662 (verses 1-3,6) “Those who wait on the Lord”

Benediction

Choral Closing