Call to Worship
One: Our help is in the name of the Lord,
All: who made heaven and earth.
One: Today we open our hearts and minds to the grace of Christ,
All: offering to God the gift of ourselves in thanksgiving and in discipleship.
Hymn #321: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Words: Joachim Neander (1650-1680);
The Hymnal 1940, alt Music: S Gesangbuch (1665)
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.
A Story for the Whole Community
The Orange Shirt Story, a book by Phyllis Webstad
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Reflection: God Sends Us Forth – Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words & Music Tony E. Alfonso, © 2009, GIA Publications, Inc. OneLicense #78376
Wondering…about the gift of self
Hymn #225: A new commandment
Words: John 13:34,35. Music: Anonymous.
Arrangement: The Australian Hymnbook, 1977. CCLI # 4540290
Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo
Invitation to the Offering
Offertory: You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Sophie Kim, piano (Randy Newman, arr. Kirsten Mosca)
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.
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope
Hymn #636: When voices are confusing
Words: Miriam Drury (1900-1985)
Music: WH Ferguson (1874-1950) OneLicense #57018
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
- Leader: Thuma Mina:
All: Thuma mina (x3) Somandla.
- Leader: Send me, Lord:
All: Send me, Jesus; (x3) Send me, Lord.
- Leader: Lead me, Lord:
All: Lead me, Jesus; (x3); Lead me, Lord.
- 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: Ben Breen, Kathleen Forde, Joe Gordon
Copyright: CCLI License #2580326. Onelicense A-713805 Images and videos used with permission.