Entry of the Written Word

Call to Worship: (from Living Faith 2.3)

One: We are called to work out the meaning of our own lives and to find our true vocation in the love and service of God.
All: We serve and love God by the service and love of creation especially the care of the needy.
One: Faith may come suddenly or only after a struggle to believe.
All: Every kind of work that is honest and serves others is a vocation from the Lord.
One: Calling means the necessity to deny selfish ambition and desire in order to minister to others.
All: In God’s service true freedom is to be found.

Hymn 410 “Joyful, joyful we adore you”

Prayer of Approach

The Passing of the Peace

Introit: The Lord is My Shepherd – music Keith Green

Duet: Monica Blake and Shelley Holmes.

Welcome and Announcements

Baptism Hymn 521 “Child of blessing, child of promise”

Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism:

Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism for

Preston Allan

Son of Jason Allan Burgess & Stacey Lee Klann

Aaronic Blessing 619

Congregational Response:

We, as a congregation of this household of God, do receive and welcome this child in the name of the Lord Jesus. We promise to pray for him and to provide Christian nurture for children and youth. May we live before him, that he will be strengthened in holiness of body, mind, and spirit, and may continue in faith and obedience to Christ through all of his days.

Today in Sunday school: 2 Sam. 7: 1-14 Generation to Generation

Next Week: John 6:1-21 Enough for All

Scripture Reading:

Reading: Acts 10:34-36, 44-48 (Page 129 NT in pew Bible)

Gospel: Mark 1:16–20 (page 35 NT in pew Bible)

The Presentation of our Offering:

Offertory: There is a Redeemer – words and music Melody Green

Duet: Monica Blake and Shelley Holmes

Hymn 661 verse 1 “We give thee but thine own”

Prayer of Dedication (Unison)
(Official prayer of the 2012 London Olympics by the church of England)
‘Eternal God, Giver of joy and source of all strength, we pray for those who prepare for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, for the competitors training for the Games and their loved ones, and the many thousands who will support them. We pray for the Churches and others who are organising special events and who will welcome many people from many nations. In a world where many are rejected and abused, we pray for a spirit of tolerance and acceptance, of humility and respect and for the health and safety of all. May we at the last be led towards the love of Christ who is more than gold, today and forever. Amen’

Sermon: “Vocation, The practice of living with purpose”

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Now and forever. Amen

Hymn “Love is the touch” (To the tune of Slane Hymn 461)

Love is the touch of intangible joy;
love is the force that no fear can destroy;
love is the goodness we gladly applaud:
God is where love is, for love is of God.
Love is the lilt in a lingering voice;
love is the hope that can make us rejoice;
love is the cure for the frightened and flawed:
God is where love is, for love is of God.
Love is the light in the tunnel of pain;
love is the will to be whole once again;
love is the trust of a friend on the road;
God is where love is, for love is of God.
Love is the Maker, and Spirit, and Son;
love is the kingdom their will has begun;
love is the pathway the saints all have trod:
God is where love is, for love is of God.

Words by Alison M. Robertson b. 1940 Iona Community


Choral Amen

Greeter: Eleanor Larter
Ushers: The Beard family
Radio/Sound: David Blake
Multimedia: Andrew Church
Hospital Visitor: Elsie Baird
Nursery Care: Christine Hildred, Femmy Birks
Refreshments: Baek family