Port Wallis United Church

263 Waverley Road, Dartmouth, NS  B2X 2C8   Tel: 435-3644   Fax.  484-6191 

e-mail: port.wallis.uc@ns.sympatico.ca    website:  www.portwallisunitedchurch.ca

Minister: The Rev. Ivan Gregan, BA, MDiv.

Assisting Minister: The Rev. Blake Caldwell, BTh.  

Student Minister: Keith MacPherson, BA

Custodian: Isabelle Conrad       Secretary: Cheryl Settle    Musician: Rob Paddock

 Children’s Choir: Liz Joyce, Krista Boychuk and Neil Williams

* Εν αρχη ην ο λόγος * In the beginning was the Word  * Au commencement était la Parole *  An toiseach bha am Focal  *   Al principio, c’era colui che č “la Parola” *

Epiphany                  * indicates standing              09 February 2014

 

01.  MUSICAL PRELUDE

 

02.  WELCOMING and ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

03.  MINUTE FOR MISSION

 

04.  ANTHEM

 

05.  CALL TO WORSHIP  *

You are the salt of the earth.

Then let us flavour the world for God!

You are the Light of the World

Then let us shine for the Glory of God!

The smallest good deed will never disappear

Let our righteousness surpass all expectations!

Let us worship God.

 

06.  INTROIT   (Tune: # 490 in Voices United)   *

Eternal Light, shine on us now

And open wide our earth bound eyes

That we may see into your realm

Where live the humble and the wise.

 

            O Christ of God, from Glory bright

            Come now to us with heav’nly light

            O Flame of God, from Sinai’s height,

            Among us dwell, with God’s insight.

  

07.  PRAYER OF APPROACH and the LORD’S PRAYER  *

God, Source, Creator, and Sustainer,

You are beyond the limits of human names,

yet we call out to You in the Name of Jesus.

            Gather us together into one Body, inspired by your Spirit,

 To manifest your Presence as we pray together, saying:

OUR FATHER….. NOTRE PERE…. AR N-ATHAIR…

ONZE VADER …VATER UNSER… PADRE NEUSTRO…  

08.  HYMN  #  585  (VU)  JESUS BIDS US SHINE  *

 

09.  PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of stillness, God of silence, God of secrets,

We live in a world that rushes and races,

We live in a world of noises and sounds,

We live in a world that tattles and tells.

We are a part of this world

          Yet we are baptized into You & dwell in your Presence now.

 Forgive our engagement in madness. 

 Forgive our frustration with timing. 

 Forgive our desire for vengeance.

 Restore us to our rightful mind. 

 Give us calm in the storms of life.

 While we live in this moment, show us the wider vista.

 This we ask, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

10.  SILENT CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

11.  LEARNING TIME

In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new

And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,

Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, AMEN.

 

12.  SCRIPTURE LESSONS

First Lesson:  Isaiah 58: 1 – 9a

Psalm 112 on page 834 of Voices United.

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 2: 1 – 12

Gospel: Matthew 5: 13 - 20 *

 

13.  REFLECTION on the BIBLICAL LESSONS

 

14.  OFFERINGS are gathered as we sing 

HYMN  #  87  (VU)   I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD   *

 

15.  PASTORAL PRAYER    

   

16.  HYMN  #  42  (VU)   LEAD ON, O CLOUD OF PRESENCE *

 

17.  COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION  *

 

18.  MUSICAL POSTLUDE

 

The bulletins are dedicated to the Glory of God in loving memory of our parents, C. Gordon Hebb and Dolly (Hebb) MacDonald from Frank Hebb and Helen (Hebb) Edgar.