THIRD AVENUE UNITED CHURCH
1301 - 102nd Street
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, S9A 1G4
Who are we? We are a community of faith, known as Third Avenue United Church, who have adopted and prayerfully put into words and deeds what we believe to be our Mission in this community and in the world, and that is: We seek to love and care for God’s creation through worship and service in Christian community.
W E L C O M E
Thank you for worshipping with us today!
Background Music: “Carry The Light”
Third Avenue United Church Choir
Order of Worship
“Sixth Sunday after Pentecost”
CANADA DAY - Sunday, July 1, 2018
Worship Service: 10:30 am
PULPIT SUPPLY: Rev. Fred Tinio
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Ilene Wettergreen
Pianist/Organist: Glen Goodman
SCRIPTURES READER: Dorothy Hawtin
Time of Celebration
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Preparation for Worship
National Anthem: “O Canada” # 524 VU
Call to Worship:
One: Now is the time to awaken to the presence of God.
All: Now is the time to come alive with our songs of praise, and prayers of faith.
One: Today we open ourselves to the power of the Holy Spirit in the church and in our lives.
All: Today we extend our hands in service toward all humanity. We all do this because we have responded to the message of Jesus Christ, whose people we are. Let us worship God.
Hymn of Worship: “Jesus Shall Reign' ” # 330 VU
Invocation: [In Unison]
Creator of all human family, Father of us all, we gather this morning in the quiet of this sacred hour to worship you in Spirit and in truth. We know that you are never far from us, but there were many times in our life that we find ourselves strange from you. Call us again closer to your presence and help us to build your altar in our lives and on that altar kindle a fire that will at least light a way for us in the darkness that surrounds the world that we call ours. This we ask in the name of Jesus the Christ who taught us to pray; “Our Father who art in heaven….” Amen
Hymn: “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying' ” # 400 VU
Time for Children and Youth
Hymn: “Para, Para, Pitter Pat” # 309 VU
Acknowledgement of our Flawed Humanity:
One: Let us now confess to God our sins and shortcomings.
All: O Life, that surges through all living things and is their foundation; we confess that we have sinned against you by closing ourselves from the ever-flowing fountain of life. We have lost touch with the unique worth of life each of us has to live. Our eyes fail to perceive beauty in other people and in the world. Open our eyes that we may walk in the newness of life through the One who is the Truth, the Way and the Life. In Jesus matchless name we pray. Amen.
Words of Assurance:
Leader: Ours is a God of forgiveness, abounding in everlasting love. With this assurance, whatever we have done and wherever we have been, God loves us and is with us always. Amen.
Halle, Halle, Halle: # 958 VU There is always joy in the knowledge of God's love and forgiveness. Children of God, make a joyful noise as we sing!!!]
HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH, HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH
HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH.
2 Samuel 1: 1, 17 - 27
2 Corinthians 8: 7 - 15
Gospel Reading: Mark 5: 21 - 43 (Please Stand)
Solo: “'He"” by Richard Mullen/Jack Richards
(Evelyn Campbell - Soloist)
Spoken Word: “Church Survival”
Hymn: “Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” # 563 VU
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
Prayer of People: “A Prayer for the Reign of Christ”' # 214 VU
Call to Offering:
One: Through Christ, let us continually praise God and share what we have and who we are, for such offerings are pleasing to God. Let us now receive our offering.
Offertory Music: [Those collecting offering, please remain at the back until the selection is complete. Thank you.]
Doxology: [Hymn of gratitude and dedication] # 541 VU]
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD, ALL CREATURES HIGH AND LOW;
GIVE THANKS TO GOD IN LOVE MADE KNOWN:
CREATOR, WORD AND SPIRIT ONE.
Prayer of Dedication: Spoken
Closing Hymn: “Lead On, O Cloud of Presence” # 421 VU
Affirmation of Faith: “The Apostles Creed” # 918 VU (Please stand)
One: We have worshipped together.
All: Now we go our separate ways to serve God.
One: May our God be with us in our coming and in our going.
Threefold Amens: # 967 VU
Postlude: [We ask that people remain standing (those that are able) in their pews until the Christ Candle is extinguished. You may be seated for the Postlude. Thank you!]
Lectionary Reading for next Sunday, July 8, 2018: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13.
NOTE OF THANKS
Thanks to Evelyn Campbell for her solo this morning.
Battleford United will be worshipping at Third Avenue United for the month of July, then Third Avenue United will worship at Battleford United for the month of August. Please note that Battleford United Worship Service time is at 11:00 am.
ON A “MUSICAL” NOTE
Jubilation Handbell Ringers practices are on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Senior Choir Practices are on Thursdays @ 7:00 PM. All choirs will recess for the Summer
If you love sharing music with others,
COME RING AND/OR SING WITH US!
A table with books, pictures to color or draw your own, and crayons are at the back of the Sanctuary for children to use if they wish.
EVENTS and HAPPENINGS
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF UPCOMING EVENTS AT THIRD AVENUE UNITED CHURCH, SEE THE “HAPPENINGS” TAB ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE.
- CANADA DAY - SUNDAY, July 1, 2018 10:30 am Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Regular Church Service ALL ARE WELLCOME!
- PLEASE NOTE: NO SUNDAY BRUNCHES IN JULY AND AUGUST