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    Sunday Worship

    Trinity United Church

    Thorold, Ontario

    November 15, 2020 

    CHILDREN’S SUNDAY (UN)  

 

I am a child of God,

I am a glimpse of God’s new Creation.

I am a child of God, I am a child of God.

(from More Voices)

 

PRELUDE (A Time for Quiet Reflection)

 

INTROIT #293 We Praise You, Creator, verse 1

 

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOYS and CONCERNS

LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

   One:   Living God, your loving Spirit calls us.

   All:     We search and long for something real.

               We search for something that gives meaning;

              that gives life.

   One:   And in our need, you reach to us, and touch us.

               You breathe purpose in our souls;

               you speak your hope within our hearts.

   All:     We pray you guide us in our worship

              and our praise; for Jesus’ sake.

 

HYMN #260 God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness

 

OPENING PRAYER:

God of love and life, and of our lives made new:  every day confronts us, not with challenges alone, but with new hopes  -  with possibilities and dreams, and an assurance we never could have guessed.  In faith, and on reflection, we realize our hopes are all from you.  You promise that the way things are is not the way things have to be.  Help us know you close to us today  -  as near as touch and strength of heart  -  that we might be renewed in soul, and follow you in ways that promise life to all the world.  This we pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC

 

HYMN #340 Jesus, Friend of Little Children, verses 1 & 2

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

            The Lord’s Prayer (Together) #921

 

HYMN #340, verse 3

 

MINUTE FOR MISSION (Reader: Carol Dueck)

BIBLE READINGS (Reader: Carol Dueck)

Prayer for Illumination:

Gracious Holy Spirit, surround us in your guidance and your love, that the words we hear might be your Word, and set a new sense in our hearts.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

 

First Reading:  1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (The Message)

   An instruction to build up each other’s hope

 

Responsive Reading:  Psalm 123 (Voices United)

   A song of ascents  -  Our eyes look to you, O God

 

Sung Response:            #326, verses 1 and 2

   O for a thousand tongues to sing

   my great Redeemer's praise,

   the glories of my God and King,

   the triumphs of God's grace.

   Jesus! the name that charms our fears,

   that bids our sorrows cease;

   'tis music in the sinner's ears,

   'tis life and health and peace.

 

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:14-30 (NIV)

   The parable of the talents, or of the bags of gold

 

SERMON    ‘Action, and by grace, reacting’.       Rev. Jim McKnight

 

HYMN  MV#27 Creator God You Gave Us Life

 

THE OFFERING

Presentation Hymn

#605    Jesus, Teacher, Brave and Bold, verse 2

Offertory Prayer:

(after Don Uhryniw, Emmanuel United, Peterborough)

In these gifts is our promise of faith;

in this time is our response to your call;

in this prayer is our search for hope.

O God, we pray.  Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Invitation to Prayer

#664 What a Friend We Have in Jesus, verse 1

A Time of Meditation and Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer   

 

HYMN #633 Bless Now, O God, the Journey

 

COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION

 

CHORAL AMEN #967 Amen

 

POSTLUDE (A Time for Quiet Reflection)

Trinity United Church Thorold 

905-227-4644  /  tuc@vaxxine.ca