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Rev. Stephanie Richmond.
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Greenbank and Seagrave Pastoral Charge 4the Sunday After Epiphany Welcome Thank you: Shirley Hooker, John Olivero, Tara Taylor, Val Hunter, The Combined Choir, All you for joining us and all of you who have sent in pictures WE GATHER TOGETHER Territorial Acknowledgement We take a moment as we begin our service today, to acknowledge that we are all on land that is considered a sacred gift from the Creator. This land has been a place of sustenance and spirituality since time immemorial. The Ancestors of the Original People of this country welcomed the settlers and taught them how to survive the harsh winters and thrive off the land. We are thankful for the hospitality and the stewardship of the First People of Turtle Island. We also take a moment to acknowledge that there has been great hurt and damage done in the past to Indigenous communities and culture, knowing we cannot change the past we commit to do our part to help create a better future. Let us be an active ally in the work of truth and reconciliation, as we do what we can to live in right relations with each other, loving and respecting each other as Jesus taught. Lighting of The Christ Candle As we focus on the light of this candle, let us draw our attention to the light that surrounds us. There is physical the light of the morning sun and the spiritual light of Christ that is always with us. We know that when the sun sets in the evening that the light is still with us, for the light of Christ is constant and steadfast. Opening Prayer God of love and welcome, we thank you for your presence in our lives. As we worship you today in this sacred time, we pray that our hearts and minds may be open to hear the message you have for us. God, you know what each of us needs. May our time in worship today fill us and energize us. All this we pray in Christ’s name. Amen Children's Time: A Conversation With Rowland Music Ministry: “Precious Lord Take My Hand” Minute For Mission: Tara Taylor Blessing of Offerings and gifts God who loves us all equally we ask you to bless the gifts that we freely give and dedicate to the work of your Kingdom here and now. We ask you to bless our offerings of prayer, time talent and treasure. In the name of your Son, Jesus, the healer, teacher, the includer and redeemer, forever. Amen. WE LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD Scripture Reading: John Olivero Mark 1:21-28 The Man with an Unclean Spirit 21 They went to Capernaum; and when the Sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He[a] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee. WE RESPOND IN LOVE Reflection Hymn: VU#664 “What A Friend We have In Jesus” 1 What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief's to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. 2 Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer. 3 Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Christ the Saviour is our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do our friends despise, forsake us? Are we tempted to despair? Jesus' strength will shield our weakness, and we'll find new courage there. CCLI#1794364 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Holy and gracious God, we give thanks for all the blessings of this life, for your love and grace. Help us to hear when you call, see where you lead; help us to stay focused on your love all around us May we respond to your prophets when they appear. Loving God, in our times of suffering, when we are struggling or when we live in fear, remind us to turn back to you and fill us with your peace. Comfort those who weep, the broken, the shattered, the lost, with your hope of better tomorrows. God may your spirit of strength be with all essential workers. God of our desire, bless us, that we may be a blessing to all we meet. Let us take a moment and offer up our own personal prayer of thanksgiving or petition…(Silence) Now let us join together and pray to God who’s love is like our Mother and Father's Our Father, who art in heaven Hallowed be thy name Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and for ever. Amen Closing and Benediction Closing Choral Let There Be Peace On Earth Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me; Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be. With God our Creator, Family, all are we, Let us walk with each other In perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me, Let this be the moment now; With every step I take, Let this be my solemn vow; To take each moment and live each moment In peace enternal. Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. CCLI#1794364 To learn more about our community of faith, to comment on the service and for ongoing pastoral care, please email Reverend Stephanie Richmond at email@example.com
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