Prelude

Call to Worship –

One: The Spirit of God calls to us
All: with yearning too deep for words.
One: The Spirit of God calls to us,
All: claiming us,
One: summoning us to become,
All: calling us by name: God’s children.

Hymn 746  “What a friend we have in Jesus”

Gathering Prayer – followed by sung Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Peace

Peace Invocation: “May the Peace of Christ Be With You”

May the peace of Christ be with you;
may the love of Christ dwell deep in you heart.
May the spirit enlighten your way;
may you live in the comfort of God’s care.

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…
Ways to Give to Knox

Offertory “A Change is Gonna Come” Sam Cooke
Sung by Ayshia Bailie

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

Ever-faithful God,
we long to be faithful givers,
modelling ourselves on you
who give everything to us.
May your Spirit of abundance,
which gives more than we ask or imagine,
grace these gifts for your realm
in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Scripture:

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Romans 7:15-25

Hymn of the Month:  102 “When I lift up my voice”

Wonderings:  “…about Freedom”

Musical Reflection: “Nella Fantasia” (Based on “Gabriel’s Oboe” Music by Ennio Morricone, Lyrics by Chiara Ferraù)
Performed by MC Pazzano

Translation:

In My Fantasy

In my fantasy I see a fair world,
Where everybody lives in peace and honesty,
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like the clouds that fly,
Full of humanity deep within the soul.

In my fantasy I see a clear world,
Where even at nights there is less darkness,
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like the clouds that fly.

In my fantasy, there is a hot wind,
That blows over the cities, like a friend,
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like the clouds that fly,
Full of humanity deep within the soul.

Sacrament of Communion

Invitation

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

Enjoying the gifts of God!

Hymn 530 “I come with joy”

Benediction

Choral Closing “Walk with me”