Prelude                   

Call to Worship:

One: God is with us. We have nothing to fear.
ALL: God is with us as we sing and pray our thanksgiving.
One: We come to this service with doubts and struggles.
ALL: God is with us as we share our difficulties.
One: We come to this service ready to learn.
ALL: God is with us as we open our hearts to sacred story.
One: We come to this service anxious about the future.
ALL: God is with us. We have nothing to fear.

Hymn 727 “Let there be light”

Gathering Prayer – followed by Lord’s Prayer

Our father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.

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.

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: “Morning has broken”
Performed by Jakob Villeneuve

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 (unison)

God of all Creation,
we join with you in the joy of giving.
You fill us with life and breath,
the world with beauty,
our hands with bounty,
and our hearts with the desire to give.
Accept these gifts, and ourselves in your service.
Amen.

Scripture    Matthew 18:21-35

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.
…peace
…joy

Wondering…about forgiveness

Musical Reflection: “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace”
Words: Francis of Assisi, Music: Sebastian Temple
Performed by Jakob Villeneuve

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn 632  “Help us accept each other”

Benediction

Choral Closing “Walk with me”