National Indigenous Peoples Sunday


Call to Worship

One: We gather to share in God’s dream of abundant life for all.
All: We gather to give and receive gifts of deep emotion, deep wisdom, and deep love.
One: With gratitude we gather as a community to praise God, to seek transformation,
All: and to celebrate the power of the Spirit who is always moving.

Hymn #301 Many and great, O God, are your works
© Words: Joseph R. Renville, 1842, trans. Philip Frazier, 1929, alt.; Music: Dakota melody, harm. ©1995 Emily R. Brink, Faith Alive Christian Resources. OneLicense # 84459


Land AcknowledgementJennifer Yessis

Prayer of Confession
#199 If I have been the source of pain
Translation Copyright (c) 1992 The Pilgrim Press, Contributors: Janet W. May, Pablo Sosa. Text: Translation Copyright (c) 1992 The Pilgrim Press. OneLicense # 36695

Lord’s Prayer – Knox Chancel Choir

Assurance of God’s Grace

Peace Invocation: The Peace of the Earth
Words: Guatemalan traditional, translated by Christine Carson, Music: Guatemalan folk melody © 1998 Iona Community, GIA Publications OneLicense #57518

The peace of the earth be with you,
the peace of the heavens too;
the peace of the rivers be with you,
the peace of the oceans too.
Deep peace falling over you;
God’s peace growing in you. (Repeat)

A Story for All – When we were alone
David A. Robertson and Julie Flett


Sermon The Rev. Mary Fontaine

Reflection That the world might know you
Words & music David MacGregor, © 2002 MacGregor, David CCLI#2580326

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Invitation to the Offering

Hymn of the month: For all the children (v.3)
words & music David Lohman© 2007 David Lohman Music, All rights reserved, Used with permission from resource “Songs for the Holy Other”

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn: This Path we Walk
© 2016 Words: S. Curtis Tufts; Music: Traditional
From “Apology Towards Reconciliation: 30th Anniversary of the Untied Church’s Apology to First Nations Peoples”


Sending Song: God speed you on your way (v.2)
Words & music Shona Murray & Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1999, 2000 Murray, Shirley Erena; Music © 1999, 2000 Murray, Shona CCLI #2580326

God lead you to the new,
Places and points of view,
Roads to take,
Friends to make,
More life to travel through (x2)


Worship Leaders: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, The Rev. Courtney Crawford, Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Tech Team: Ben Breen, Kathleen Forde, Deb Lacoste

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