Climate Sunday


Call to Worship

One: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,
All: and God said, “It is good.”
One: In the beginning God created the clouds and rain and air that we breathe,
All: and God said, “It is good.”
One: In the beginning God created all of the being of the earth, including us, and God blessed them and us,
All: and God said, “It is good.”
One: From the beginning, God has called us to care for all of creation,
All: walking lighly on the earth.

Hymn #321: Touch the earth lightly
Words: Shirley Erena Murray, Music: Colin Gibson
© 1992, Hope Publishing Company, One License #023101

Welcome & Gathering 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

Song: Where we sit is holy


Psalm 8
Mark 12:28 – 31

Wondering… if climate change is just a symptom of something much more important
The Rev. Joan Masterton

Hymn #534 All who hunger, gather gladly
Contributors: Sylvia G. Dunstan, Text: Sylvia G Dunstan, Music: Attributed to William Moore (1825)
© 1991, GIA Publications, Inc. One License #93815

The Sacrament of Communion

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Words of Institution
Enjoying the Gifts of the Earth
Prayer of Discipleship

Invitation to the Offering

Offertory: After the Gold Rush (Neil Young)
Mary-Catherine Pazzano

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 #613: Give thanks for life, the measure of our days
Words: Shirley Erena Murray, Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams Text © 1987, Hope Publishing Company, One License # 04368


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.
  3. Leader: Lead me, Lord:
    All: Lead me, Jesus; (x3); Lead me, Lord.
  4. 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, Barb Gaudet, Eric Gaudet
Copyright: CCLI License #2580326. Onelicense A-713805 Images and videos used with permission.