Christian Family Sunday
Call to Worship
One: On this Christian Family Sunday, we gather to celebrate our biological families, chosen families, and the family of God.
All: We celebrate the generations that came before and come after us, and the memories, faith practices, and stories we share.
One: We are God’s family and among us all are equal.
All: We share in a common relationship with Christ.
One: Together, we join in worshiping and loving God,
All: with all our heart, soul and might.
Hymn: Come in, come in and sit down
Words: Keri K. Wehlander, Music: anonymous, arr. Linnea Good
© 1984 James K. Manley. J. Manley Publishing. CCLI #244102
Welcome & Gathering Prayer
concluding with the Lord’s Prayer
Assurance of God’s Grace
Peace Invocation: Alleluia
Music transcribed from the singing of George Mxadana by John L. Bell © 2012 WGRG, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent. OneLicense #94098
Alleluia, alleluia (2x)
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
read by Gaudet/Cawsey Family
Fun with the Young at Heart
Hymn #715: Love the Lord your God
Words: Jean Strathdee (1944-), Jim Strathdee (1941-)
Music: LOVE THE LORD, Jean Strathdee (1944-), Jim Strathdee (1941-) Words: © Desert Flower Music, 1991. CCLI #1400093
Story: My Friends and me: A celebration of different kinds of families, by Stephanie Stansbie, illustrated by Katy Halford
Scripture: Psalm 78 (selected verses) read by Guse/Repar Family
Hymn: Who is my parent? Who is my sibling?
Words: © 1992 Shirley Erena Murray. Hope Publishing. OneLicense #39768
Scripture: Galatians 3: 25-29 read by Food for Thought Family
Sermon…passing along faith
Rev. Courtney Crawford
Musical Reflection: Would you bless our homes and families
Tune: Ron Klusmeier Text: Words © 1977 Walter Farquharson (admin. Hope Publishing Company) OneLicense #96746
Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo
Presentation of our offering
Invitation to Offering
Offertory: Never ending joy
Contriubuters: Daniel Charles Damon, Text: © 2005, Hope Publishing Company. Used by permission. OneLicense #60826
Doxology: O Bless the Gifts
Words & music Samuel Longfellow & Twila Paris
© 1985 Straightway Music and Mountain Spring Music. CCLI #1891966
O bless the gifts our hands have brought;
And bless the work our hearts have planned.
Ours is the faith, the will, the thought;
The rest, O God, is in your hand.
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope
Hymn #573: I’ll love the Lord
Text: © 1987, GIA/Iona Community / WGRG. OneLicense #34537
Sending Song: God speed you on your way (v.1)
Words & music: Shona Murray & Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1999, 2000 Murray, Shirley Erena; Music © 1999, 2000
Murray, Shona CCLI # 3253959
God speed you on your way
Safe keep you every day
Give you wing, cause to sing
All this we wish and pray
Worship Leaders: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, The Rev. Courtney Crawford, Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Tech Team: Kathleen Forde, Joe Gordon, Stephen Kauk
Copyright: CCLI License # 2580326. Onelicense A-713805 Images and videos used with permission.