Fifth Sunday of Easter


Call to Worship

One: We come today from different places, different moods, different mornings.
All: Some are hectic and rushed, others quiet, perhaps forlorn. Regardless, we are loved equally in God’s eyes.
One: Yet, we come together to sing a new world into being as one.
All: We dream of a church where all who worship find their lives and loves belong.
One: We worship with different voices and talents, and we lift up our hearts united in praise.
All: Each one of us is unique and beloved; together, we praise God who welcomes our worship

Hymn: Let us build a house (All are welcome)
Words & Music: Marty Haugen © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. OneLicense 00004


Gathering Prayer concluding with the Lord’s 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

Musical Reflection: You Say
Performed by Ayshia Bailie
Words & Music: Bebo Norman, Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Mike Donehey, Paul Mabury © 2016 Appstreet MusicCentricSongs, See You At The Pub, Fellow Ships Music Formerly Music ICM, Crescendo Royalty Publishing, So Essential Tunes

Scripture Reading: Acts 11: 1-18
Charlene Janes

Wondering… about moving beyond boundaries

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

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Invitation to Offering

Offertory: Cover me in sunshine
Performed by Ayshia Bailie
Words & Music by Maureen McDonald and Amy Allen © 2021 Artist Publishing Group West, Snapped Back Songs, Mo Zella Mo Music, and Kenny + Betty Tunes; EMI April Music Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Artist Publishing Group LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. And Kobalt Music Services Inc.

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: Draw the Circle Wide
Words & Music: Gordon Light, arr. Michael Bloss
© 1994 Common Cup Company,, used by permission. Arr. ©1998 Wood Lake Books. OneLicense 117657


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.


Worship Leaders: The Rev. Courtney Crawford, The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, Mary-Catherine Pazzano, Ayshia Bailie
Tech Team: Kathleen Forde, Ben Breen, Jamie McManus
Knox Waterloo: CCLI License 2580326. One license A-713805 Images and videos used with permission.