Ascension Sunday


Call to Worship

One: God of heights, lift us up:
All: give us a vision of your love and peace.
One: God of the moon, lift us up:
All: may we see you in the waxing and waning of light.
One: God of the stars, lift us up:
All: may we encounter you in all the universe.
One: God of the cosmos:
All: lift us up!

Hymn #377  Come, Christians, join to sing
Words: Christian Henry Bateman, 1834
Music: Spanish folk melody. Public Domain 

Welcome & Gathering Prayer, 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
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, alleluia (2x)

Fun with the Young at Heart

Story: Breathe: A Child’s guide to Ascension, Pentecost, and the Growing Tme. By Laura Alary, illustrated by Cathrin Peterslund

Musical Reflection: (It’s Gonna Be) A Great Day
(Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans)
Performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano 

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11
read by Maggie and Miriam Donnelly

Wondering…about the meaning of Ascension

Musical Reflection:  God’s Peace (Mark Gedcke)
Performed by Mark Gedcke

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Presentation of our offering

Invitation to Offering

Offertory:  Never ending joy
Contributors: 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 #153  Joy to the world
Text: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Music: Thomas Haweis (1792) Public Domain


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, Barb Gaudet, Jamie McManus

Copyright: CCLI License # 2580326. Onelicense A-713805  Images and videos used with permission.