Prelude

Call to Worship:

One: Gather us in O God
All: For we know your love for us makes us one
One: Gather us in O God
All: We will celebrate our variety and uniqueness
One: Gather us in O God
All: We will give you our brokenness, our pain and our fears
One: Gather us in O God
All: We will share the gifts of your Spirit
One: Gather us in O God
All: We have come to worship this day.

Hymn 648 “I’m gonna live so God can use me”

Gathering Prayer – followed by sung Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Peace:

One: As the Lord loves and forgives each one of us,
All: We are called to reach out and forgive others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One: We declare God’s peace to one another                                                                              All: Through our words, our listening, our touch, our silence and through our lives.                                             One: May God’s peace be with you.

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- “The Early Show with Elspeth”

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:  “As the Deer” (Martin J. Nystrom)
Performed (virtually) by Vinodh Raj

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:
Loving God – changes seem to be taking
place in every area of our lives. No matter
what lies ahead, we know you are there
beside us. As we step out into the future,
give us the courage, knowledge and patience
that we need. Thank you for the gift of life
and the many blessings we enjoy. May these
gifts and the way we live, be our gift back to
you. In the name of Jesus who calls us to a
life of hope and joy – AMEN

Scripture:

Matthew 13: 1-9; 18-23

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

Message: “To infinity and beyond – the future starts today!”

Musical Reflection: “Peace in the Valley” (Thomas A. Dorsey)
Performed by MC Pazzano

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 574 “With the Lord as my guide”

Benediction

Choral Closing “Walk with me”