The Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost – Sept. 22, 2013.
Season of Creation – Cosmos Sunday.
We Gather as People of God
Hymn Sing and Welcome
Music for Centering with the Lighting of the Christ Candle and the Procession of the Prayer Box
Call to Worship
Praise God from the heavens,
praise God from the heights.
Praise God, sun and moon,
praise God, stars that shine and skies that rain.
Let them praise God’s holy name.
God established them forever and ever.
Praise God all creation!
Singing: More Voices # 37 ‘Each Blade of Grass’
Prayer for Healing and Renewal
O Creator God, when we think about your creation – we confess the damage we have
caused and are causing to your air, water and land. Help us to repent, to do things
differently for the sake of all life and especially for future generations….
We also ask for healing closer to home…within our homes, our community, and our
nation. Today, we are mindful of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it
concludes in Vancouver. May there truly be healing for all.
We ask for you healing hand we pray. Amen.
Singing: More Voices # 21 ‘Open Our Hearts’ (x2)
An Assurance of God’s Love
We know that we are loved by God – even though we so often forget it. Help us to
remember! Let us lean into God’s love and away from our fears. Through the life, death
and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we see most clearly the depth of love that God has for
us. Let us accept that love now and always. Amen.
A Time for All Ages
Special Music: ‘Carbon’ composed and played by Skye Griffith
We Listen for God’s Living Word
The Book of Proverbs 8:22-31 ‘Beginning with wisdom’
Psalm 148 – Voices United page 871
The Letter to the Colossians 1:15-20 ‘Christ, the first born of all creation’
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Thanks be to God.
Folk of Note Anthem, directed by Sharon R.: ‘Somebody Bigger Than You and I’ by John Lang, Hy Heath and Sonny Burke
Reflection: ‘Wisdom’s Ways’ – Rev. D. Bruce Comrie
We Respond in Faith
Singing: Voices United page 892 – Wisdom 7
The Passing of the Peace: May the Peace of Christ be with you. And also with you
Our Offering with Doxology
More Voices # 191 ‘What Can I Do?’ (x2)
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication
Our Pastoral Prayers followed by the Lord’s Prayer (Voices United # 959)
We Are Sent Forth to Serve
Hymn: Voices United # 258 ‘O World of God’
Announcements and Celebrations of the KUC Community
Commissioning and Benediction
Go forth from here to delight in God’s creation.
May Lady Wisdom and the Cosmic Christ walk with you each and every step of the way.
And May the Spirit within and beyond sustain you now and forever more.
Sung Closing: More Voices # 219 ‘Ameni’
(Parts of today’s liturgy were adapted from SeasonsFusion Pentecost 2, 2013. Used with permission.)
pdf available at September 22, 2013
To see photos of this service click on: https://kamloopsunited.ca/photos/?album=CreationSunSept22