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 

ORGAN PRELUDE 

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

*HYMN:  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You VU232 

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.  Amen 

YOUTH CHOIR AND MEN'S CHOIR ANTHEM

Awesome God - Mullins 

HYMN: I'm Gonna Shout, Shout MV183 

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

(shared at the 2015 Scout Peace Light service in Salisbury, UK) 

REFLECTION: 

HYMN: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness VU375 

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 hearts. 

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 VU642 

COMMITMENT    -    David

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

Go well and safely, go well and safely,

Go well and safely, the Lord be ever with you. 

Stay well and safely, stay well and safely,

Stay well and safely, the Lord be ever with you.  

POSTLUDE