Fourth Sunday of Easter

Prelude

Call to Worship

One: We gather to open ourselves to the Spirit of God.
All: We gather to open ourselves to one another.
One: In a spirit of compassion,
All: in a spirit of unity,
One: in a spirit of peace,
All: we meet Love face-to-face.

Hymn 374: O for a thousand tongues to sing
Words: Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), Music: Thomas Haweis (1734-1820). Public Domain.

Welcome & Gathering Prayer

Assurance of God’s Love

Sharing of Christ’s Peace

Peace Invocation: Halle, halle, halle
Words Caribbean Traditional, Music Caribbean arr. John Bell, Graham Maule, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc. © 1990, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., agent OneLicense 02351

Fun with the Young at Heart

Scripture Reading: Revelation 7:9-17

Wondering…about appropriate attire

Hymn 430: You are author
Words: Nepalese traditional. Contributors: Iona Community, Text: © 1990, GIA/Iona Community / WGRG. OneLicense 20726

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

The Gift of Gratitude – Amy Zavitz

Invitation to Offering

Offertory: Agnus Dei/How Great Thou Art
Performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words & Music Michael W. Smith, Trad. Swedish & Michael W. Smith, Stuart K. Hine, Arr. Joel Raney, © 2019 Hope Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Doxology For the Life That You Have Given
Music: Gaelic Melody adapted by Iona Community (Scotland), Words Carl P. Daw, Jr. © Music: 1989 arr. WGRG Iona Community, Scotland, Used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc.; Words © 1990 Hope Publishing Company, OneLicense, 23419, 01471

For the life that you have given,
for the love in Christ made known,
with these fruits of time and labour,
with these gifts that are your own:
here we offer, Lord, our praises;
heart and mind and strength we bring;
give us grace to love and serve you,
living what we pray and sing.

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn 371: Love divine, all loves excelling
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Music: HYFRYDOL, Rowland Hugh Pritchard (1812-1887) Public Domain.

Benediction

Sending Song Alleluia
Music: transcribed from singing of George Mxadana by John L. Bell © GIA Publications. OneLicense 50231

Alleluia. Alleluia.
Alleluia. Alleluia.
Alleluia. Alleluia.
Alleluia. Alleluia.
(Repeat)

Postlude

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

Tech Team: Kathleen Forde, Stephen Kauk, Jamie McManus

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License 2580326. One license A-713805
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