October 15, 2017 – After Pentecost

Links of Interest/Bibliography:

Remit 6 Background Info
Remit 6 Study Guide
Touchstone Canada Remit 6 Discussion Papers

Words of Welcome & Announcements

Lighting the Christ Candle & Acknowledgement of Place
As we gather to worship, let us pause to remember that in this region we live and work and worship on lands that are, by law, the unceded territories of the Wabanaki peoples—predominantly the lands of the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, and Passamaquoddy. May we live with respect on this land, and live in peace and friendship with its people.

Hymn Here I am Lord VU 509

Call to Worship One: Are you listening? All: Here we are. One: Are you ready? All: Here we are. One: Are you willing? All: Here we are.

Opening Prayer Here we are ready to worship. Ready to learn. Ready to celebrate. Ready for the movement of the Holy Spirit. May it be so. Amen.

Theme Conversation What do you want to be when you grow up?

Readings 1 Samuel 3
1 Corinthians 12:4–11
From A Song of Faith

I’ll do the slides for this section One Order Discussion 50 mins
What is a category 3 remit? 5 mins
Current Ministry Categories 5 mins
Proposed Ministry Categories 5 mins
Key issues to consider
Education (Discussion) 8 mins
Identity (Discussion) 8 mins
Equity (Discussion) 8 mins
Other issues 5 mins
Voting 6 mins

Hymn We Have This Ministry VU 510

Offering Invitation
Because your generosity, we are able to discern our individual calling, explore the possibilities and make decisions together. With your continued generosity, we can continue to be a grass roots church.

Offertory What Can I Do? MV 191

Offertory Prayer
May these gifts, those given through PAR and our commitment to give be seen as the gifts they truly are. Amen.

Prayer Music Body, Mind, and Spirit MV 153

Prayers of the People & the Prayer of Jesus
Ending with the sung Prayer of Jesus. 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 & Benediction

Musical Blessing Glory to God in the Highest MV 124

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