Call to Worship

One: Jesus said,
All: “This is my Father’s house.”
One: So come into this time
All: just as you are.
One: Come into this time
All: living from your heart.
One: Come into this gathering
All: as your authentic self.
One: This is God’s home.
All: This is our home.
One: Let us worship God.

Hymn #481: Blest be the tie that binds
Words: John Fawcett, Edmond L. Budry, Music: Johann Georg Nageli, arr. Lowell Mason © Public Domain. OneLicense #95079


LOGOS Grades 4-6 Tone Chimes Presentation: Kumbaya

Gathering Prayer, Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Grace

Peace Invocation: Still, still, still
Trad. Austrian Carol, Words: Adapted by Mary-Catherine Pazzano Public Domain. OneLicense #94339

Still, still, still,
We rejoice in our Saviour’s birth.
The day is peaceful all around you,
Close your eyes,
Let peace surround you,
Peace, peace, peace,
We rejoice in our Saviour’s birth.

A Story for the Whole Community: King of the Sky
A book by Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Laura Carlin

Musical Reflection: Chosen Family – Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words & Music: Rina Sawayama, Daniel Harle, Jonny Latimer
© 2020 Covered Infinities, Universal Music Publishing Ltd. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.

Scripture: Luke 2: 41-52 and Colossians 3:12-17
read by Naomi Ellis

Wondering…about a chosen home

Hymn: Sacred the body
Words & Music: Ruth C. Duck, W. Daniel Landes © 1999, Abingdon Press. OneLicense #00404

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Invitation to the Offering

Offertory: Home – Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words & Music: Charlie Smalls
© 1974 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. All Rights Reserved

Doxology: Sing a new world into being
Words & Music: Mary Louise Bringle © 2005, GIA Publications, Inc. OneLicense #27312

Sing a new world into being
where the homeless find a home,
where no children ever hunger
but are filled with God’s shalom;
where all people work for justice,
where all hat and vengeance cease.
Sing a new world into being:
raise the harmonies of peace.

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn #748: Lord of all hopefulness
Words: Jan Struther, Music: Walter K. Stanton
© Enlarged Songs of Praise 1931. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. OneLicense #4679


Sending Song
(Music: Old 100th, text Charles Coffin, 1736)

To God, all glorious heav’nly Light,
to Christ revealed in earthly night,
to God the Spirit now we raise
our joyful songs of thankful praise.


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

Tech Team: Mark Culp, Kathleen Forde, Stephen Kauk

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