Call to Worship:
One: Sing to the Lord a new song.
All: We take joy in God, our Maker!
One: How good and how lovely it is
All: when we live together in harmony.
One: Love and faith come together,
All: justice and peace join hands.
Hymn 470 “You that know the Lord is gracious”
Gathering Prayer – followed by Lord’s Prayer
O God, come into our heart, into our mind, into our community gathered this morning. Focus our vision that we may see you in the symbols of faith and in each other. Sharpen our hearing that we may discern your voice among the sounds we hear. Embrace us with your loving touch through friends and neighbors.
We confess to you, O God, that sometimes we take your church for granted. We need each other, but can be quarrelsome and divisive. We neglect the ministry of encouraging one another and offering hospitality. We forget that you work powerfully in this world through your church. Give us a new vision of your love for one and all, and bind us together in your abiding grace. We pray in the Spirit of Christ, who taught the disciples to say: Our Father…
Assurance of God’s Grace
Peace Invocation: “Shalom”
May the peace of the Lord be with you
At home and in your heart
Shalom with you abide
through the day and night
Every day of your life.
Baptism of Daniel Fagan
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: “Build Your Kingdom Here” by Rend Collective, Performed by Jessy Ernewein
Hymn “For the life that you have given”
For the life that you have given,
For the love in Christ made known,
With these fruits of time and labour,
With these gifts that are your own:
Here we offer, Lord, our praises;
Heart and mind and strength we bring;
Give us grace to love and serve you,
Living what we pray and sing.
Prayer of Dedication
Scripture Matthew 18:15-20
Hymn of the Month: “He came down” (Trad. Cameroon, Arr. John Bell)
He came down that we may have love (x3)
Hallelujah, for ever more
Wondering…about conflict and reconciliation
Musical Reflection: “Victory In Jesus” by Eugene Bartlett
Performed by Jessy Ernewein
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope
Hymn 750 “How deep the silence of the soul”
Choral Closing “Walk with me”