Call to Worship:

One: We come here to draw water—
All: Thirsty for new life.
One: We come here to draw water—
All: Bringing our past and our present, our messy truths and our deepest scars.
One: We come here to draw water—
All: Carrying doubts, anxiety, and shame, and in need of grace.
One: Fortunately for us, God always meets us at the well. So breathe deeply and drink up.
All: God is here. The water is clean. Let us worship God.

Hymn 412 “Come, let us sing to the Lord our song”

Gathering Prayer – followed by 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

Nathan Crawford, reading “Woman at the well” from the Spark Story Bible

Holy Motion: “Share the Well,” Caedmon’s Call 

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: “Wondrous Love” (Anonymous): Elspeth and Maeve Forde

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

Through these gifts, O God,
may all be guided by the voice of justice,
hear the call to compassion,
embrace the way of sharing,
and know solidarity with the loving Christ.  Amen.

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture:  Dramatic reading of John 4: 1-29
(Deb Schlichter, Lawrie Carter, Courtney Crawford)

Hymn:  “Our shame feels like a spiral”
(Music: Welsh folk melody; Llwybrau Moliant, 1872, lyrics Stephen M. Fearing, 2019)

Message: “Meeting at the Well”

Musical Reflection: “Desert Alleluia” (Composer – Carol Ann Weaver): Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of the Month:  “When we are singing”
(Trad. Mexican Hymn, lyrics and arr. Kevin T. Padworski)


Choral Closing “Walk with me”