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Welcome to Worship at Kamloops United Church
The First Sunday after Epiphany – January 13, 2019
Opening Music / A Beginning Bell / Time for Quiet Reflection
Words of Welcome
Centering Music with the Lighting of the Christ Candle and bringing forward the Prayer Box
Call to Worship (based on Psalm 29) (stand)
The voice of God is over the waters;
Over the mighty waters, God speaks with creative power.
The voice of God breaks the cedars;
Over the cedars, fire, wilderness, and forest, God speaks with authority.
Enthroned forever, may God bless the people with strength and peace!
Bless us with strength and peace.
Let us say, ‘Glory!’
Glory, glory, glory, God!
Come, let us worship.
An Opening Prayer
Singing: More Voices # 142 ‘Oh a Song Must Rise’
A Time for Learning – based on Isaiah 43:1-7
Singing: Voices United # 96 ‘Will You Come and See the Light’
The Gospel of Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 ‘Jesus is Baptized’
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Thanks be to God.
Singing: More Voices # 157 ‘I Am a Child of God’
A Reflection: ‘Sensing the Spirit’ – Rev. D. Bruce Comrie
The Folk of Note Anthem
Our Offering/Doxology: Voices United # 87 ‘I Am the Light of the World’ (chorus)
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication
Our Prayers followed by the Lord’s Prayer
(said from Voices United – top of page 921)
Singing: Voices United # 385 ‘Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers’
Announcements and Celebrations of the KUC Community
Commissioning and Benediction
We are beloved children of God, with whom God is well pleased.
Let us go forth in that knowledge and strength and grace.
Let’s go in peace as we sing together…
Sung Closing: More Voices # 214 ‘May God’s Sheltering Wings’
(Parts of today’s service were adapted from ‘Seasons of the Spirit’ curriculum and ‘Gathering’ magazine, ACE 2018-2019. Used with permission.)