Pride Sunday 

Prelude

Welcome

Call to Worship
Led by Dawn Charlton (she/her) & Sue Senior (she/her)

One: We come together in a rainbow of hope and love.
All: We come today representing  the spectrum of creation.
One: Embodied in us, your Spirit is revealed in all its forms.
All: Blessed are we. Blessed is our love.
One: May we delight in the ways you have created us:
All: diverse, unique, surprising, beautiful and beloved.
One: Thanks be to God! 

Hymn   All the colours of the rainbow
Words & music Carl P. Daw, Cyril V. Taylor; Music Abbot’s Leigh
© 2016 Words: S. Curtis Tufts; Music 1942, ren. 1970, Hope Publishing Company, OneLicense #101537 

Statement of Inclusion & Welcome
Led by the Inclusion Initiatives Team of Knox Waterloo

Gathering Prayer & 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)  

Storyteller:  Grace Gibney (she/her)

A Story for All
Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag,  by Gayle E. Pitman

Musical Reflection: Love (Words & Music: John Lennon)
Performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano 

Scripture

Psalm 139  Read by Ash Milne (they/them)
1 John 4:7-8

Storyteller:  Sean Jackson (he/him)

Hymn: With open hearts
Words & music Mary-Ellen Kish, Arr. Gwen Chapman
© 2008 Mary-Ellen Kish, mekishmusic.com
Used with permission from “Songs for the Holy Other”

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Invitation to the Offering

Hymn of the month: For all the children
Words & Music: David Lohman© 2007 David Lohman Music, All rights reserved, Used with permission from resource “Songs for the Holy Other”

Storyteller:  Kathy Kiggins (she/her)

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope
God’s Rainbow People

Hymn: For Everyone Born, A Place at the Table
Words: Shirley Erena Murray © 1998 Hope Publishing
Music: Brian Mann © 2006 GBGMusik OneLicense #A-717854 

Blessing

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)

Postlude


Worship Leaders: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly (he/him), The Rev. Courtney Crawford (she/her), Mary-Catherine Pazzano (she/her)

Tech Team: Kathleen Forde (she/her), Stephen Kauk (he/him), Jamie McManus (he/him)

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