Prelude

Call to Worship

One: Now is the time to awaken to God’s presence in a new way.
All: We come alive with songs of praise!
One: Opening ourselves to the power of God’s Spirit,
All: we extend our caring hands to all people.
One: We choose to live in this way
All: because we have been embraced by the ministry and message of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!

Hymn 702  “Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth”

Gathering Prayer – followed by Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Peace

Peace Invocation: “Shalom”

Fun with 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…
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Offertory “Allegretto (Fernando Sor)
performed by Jotham Sennema

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

We are the Receivers:
receivers of love,
receivers of grace,
receivers of Christ’s spirit.
We are the Givers:
following God’s call,
following our hearts,
following Jesus.
Amen.

Scipture: Matthew 10:40-42

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

When I lift my voice, let it be in song,
a defiant note in the face of wrong.
I won’t stand alone; we’ll stand side by side,
’cause we know that love is always justified.
When they try to divide us, it will only unite us.
I lift my voice.

When I lift my voice, let it be for good;
let me care as much as I know I should.
I won’t stand alone; we’ll stand side by side,
’cause we know that love is always justified.
When they try to divide us, it will only unite us.
I lift my voice.

Sermon:  “A cup of cold water”

Musical Reflection: “Love is Love is Love is Love”
(Abbie Betinis) Performed by MC Pazzano

Hymn 632 “Help us accept each other”

Benediction

Choral Closing “Walk with me”