Ordination of New Ruling Elders


Call to Worship

One: Jesus calls us to servant ministry.
All: We must be willing to support others, not counting the cost or rewards.
One: Pretense, disharmony, greed have no place in discipleship.
All: Serving God means receiving each person as though they were a beloved child.
One: Lord, help us to truly become your disciples.
All: Create in us hearts for ministries of compassion and kindness.

Hymn: Like a child
Words & Music: Daniel Charles Damon
© 1993 Hope Publishing Company. CCLI #1702313

Welcome & Gathering Prayer, Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Grace

Peace Invocation: Calm me, Lord
Words David Adam, Music Margaret Rizza
© 1998, Kevin Mayhew Ltd. Admin. and sub-published by GIA Publications, Inc., OneLicense #35778

Calm me, Lord as you calmed the storm;
Still me, Lord, keep me from harm.
Let all the tumult within me cease;
Enfold me Lord, in your peace.

Fun with the Young at Heart

Scripture: Mark 9: 30-37
read by Greg Sennema

Sermon: Upside down welcome

Hymn #648: I’m gonna live so God can use me
Trad. African American Spiritual. Public Domain. OneLicense #95386

Ordination of New Ruling Elders: Kathleen Forde, Sean Jackson & Kathy Sauvé

Narration of the Steps

Invitation to the Offering
Offertory: Go out into the world, Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words & Music Chris de Silva © 2007 GIA Publications, Inc. OneLicense #70795

Words & Music: Brian Doerksen and Steve Mitchinson © 1999, Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire), CCLI #2580326

We come to you with a song of praise, for your love,
The music of our soul’s delight, brought with love.
We come to you with a heart of thanks, for your love;
An offering of all we are, brought with love.

All creation, looks to you.
All provision comes from you.
In ev’ry sunrise, hope shines through. For your mercy, we thank you.

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Hymn #637: Take my life and let it be consecrated
Words: Frances Ridley Havergal, Music: Freylinghausen’s Gesistreichces Gesangbuch 1704. Public Domain. OneLicense #123869


Sending Song: #777 Send me, Lord/Thuma Mina
Words South African (Zulu) traditional, Music: South African traditional; arrangement Anders Nyberg © 1984, Walton Music Corporation OneLicense #592e04d40c50a

  1. Leader: Thuma Mina:
    All: Thuma mina (x3) Somandla.
  2. Leader: Send me, Lord:
    All: Send me, Jesus; (x3) Send me, Lord.
  1. Leader: Lead me, Lord:
    All: Lead me, Jesus; (x3); Lead me, Lord.
  2. Leader: Fill me, Lord:
    Congregation: Fill me, Jesus (x3) fill me, Lord.


Worship Leaders: The Rev. Courtney Crawford, The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Tech Team: Kathleen Forde, Mark Culp, Ben Breen
Copyright: CCLI License #2580326. Onelicense A-713805 Images and videos used with permission.