November 20, 2016

The last of the missing bibliography weeks.  Sorry about that.  Good thing I’ve been working on a new way of tracking that sort of stuff.  No sermon, larger than usual theme conversation about learning the stories of our faith.

Links to the history on Jesse Trees:


Loyola Press

St. Luke’s United Church
November 20th, 2016
Hymn My Lighthouse Rend Collective

Words of Welcome and Announcements
Welcome to St. Luke’s, a proud congregation of the United Church of Canada. If this is your first time with us, please be sure to come across the hall for coffee/tea and snacks after worship. We have visitor offering envelopes available from the greeters, as well as a “Welcome Brochure” outlining our contact information. If you have come looking to speak to someone, please be sure to find one of our Pastoral Care Volunteers wearing a special nametag.
Lighting the Christ Candle & Centering

Call to Worship:
One: Are you ready to worship?
Children: We are ready.
Adults: We are ready.
One: Are you ready to listen attentively?
Children: We are ready.
Adults: We are ready.
One: Are you ready to share openly and honestly?
Children: We are ready.
Adults: We are ready.
One: Are you ready to celebrate God and the movement of the Spirit?
Children: We are ready
Adults: We are ready.
All: Let us worship!

Opening Prayer: (Rex Hunt,
We have come to this quiet space
to think about our lives,
to pray for ourselves and others, and
to begin to understand each other.

May we enjoy this time together.
May it be so.
Hymn Jesus Love Me VU 365
The History of Our Faith

Readings Ruth 4:13-17

Hymn Forever Young Rod Stewart

Shoots from Roots

Our Own Outreach- St. Luke’s Community Players

Offering Invitation
Gifts can be more than money. Whatever you have to offer, your gift is special, and we appreciate it.

Offertory Ev’ry day Is a Day of Thannksgiving MV 185

Offering Prayer
For these gifts and those given through PAR we give thanks. May those who gave the gifts know that we appreciate them. Amen.

Prayer Music Lord Listen to Your Children Praying VU 400

Prayers of the People
Ending with the traditional Prayer of Jesus, found in Voices United, pg 921 or on the screen.
During the Prayer of Jesus, you are invited to use the translation and language of your choice. A variety of translations and expressions of the Prayer of Jesus (also known as The Lord’s Prayer) can be found in Voices United pages 916-927.
Commissioning and Benediction

Musical Blessing Go Make a Difference MV 209

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