ROCKINGHAM UNITED CHURCH
12 Flamingo Drive, Halifax NS, B3M 1S5
February 23, 2020
Theme: Choose life, and choose it again
Minister - Rev. Sarah Reaburn
Organist & Choir Director- Kathy Stone
Announcements – Heather McLearn
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Adore You
LIGHTING OF CHRIST CANDLE
- Maya & Patrick
CALL TO WORSHIP - Jaya & Grace
God be with you.
And also with you.
Come to us, holy one, as we gather in your presence.
Wrap your love around us.
Bless us with your spirit.
Surround us with your peace.
Be with us as we gather around the living word.
And pull us together as disciples of Christ.
Let us worship.
GATHERING PRAYER (unison)
God of all things,
you will walk alongside us every step of our way.
You are the light of creation’s dawn;
you are the very breath of our lives;
you are the promise of renewal;
Be with us this day
as we worship together.
YOUTH CHOIR AND MEN'S CHOIR ANTHEM
Awesome God - Mullins
I'm Gonna Shout, Shout
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP - Mark Thornton
SCRIPTURE READING - Amber
Isaiah 65:17-25 A life in harmony with others
God is still speaking.
Thanks be to God.
READING - Scout
A Peace Poem by David Roberts, 1999
at the 2015 Scout Peace Light service in Salisbury, UK)
Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
SENIOR CHOIR AND MEN'S CHOIR ANTHEM
I Feel the Spirit - Besig
DOXOLOGY AND DEDICATION OF OFFERING MV12v1
Come touch our hearts
That we may know compassion,
From failing embers build a blazing fire;
Love strong enough to overturn injustice,
To seek a world more gracious,
Come touch and bless our
OFFERTORY PRAYER (unison)
Generous God, we offer these gifts with thankful hearts. May what we give
help the church, help the people and help the world. Amen
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE - Rebecca & Emily B
THE LORD’S PRAYER VU921
HYMN: Be Thou My Vision
We are God's faithful at Rockingham United Church,
going out to live our faith in the world.
Moved by the winds of God,
bearing gifts of faith,
respect and peace,
charting a course for Life.
BLESSING - Liam
BENEDICTION A Girl Guide Blessing