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As we join together in worship we acknowledge that we live on Turtle island, land that creator brought out of the waters so all could have life. Turtle island is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation.
Gathering Together in Singing:
MV 221 I Am Walking a Path of Peace
I am walking a path of peace*. [x3]
lead me home; lead me home.
Additional verses: “of love”, “of grace”, “of hope”, “of joy”, “with heart”, etc.
Welcome and Community News
Singing: VU383 Wa Wa Wa Emimimo
Wa wa wa Emimimo. (Emioloye)
Wa wa wa Alagbrara (Alagbarameta)
Wao wao wao (Emimimo
Call to Worship:
One: We come together because we love God;
All: we love God, because God is there for us all the time.
One: God is there for us when we prayerfully reach out;
All: God is there for us when trouble hits unexpectedly.
One: It is not only these gathered people whom God loves;
God embraces all people, poor, powerless, afraid, lonely, rejected.
All: and God is there for us when our confidence crumbles,
and when it seems that the whole world is against us.
One: Why God should care for us is beyond our understanding;
All: but God’s gracious love has held us fast in the community of the
faithful, and will endure from age to age.
Singing: VU664 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
- What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we of ten forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
- 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.
- 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, for sake us? Are we tempted to despair?
Jesus’ strength will shield our weakness, and we’ll find new courage there.
Opening Prayer – written by Ted Dodd
Isaiah 55: 10-13
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 12For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to the Lord for a memorial, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Singing: VU951 Santo Santo Santo
Holy, holy, holy, my heart, my heart adores you!
My heart is glad to say the words: You are holy, God!
Santo, santo, santo. Mi corazón te adora!
Mi corazón te sabe decir: Santo eres Dios!
Dieu saint, Dieu saint, Dieu saint,
Mon cœur, mon cœur, t’adore
Mon cœur le dit, Mon cœur s’en réjouit
Tu es saint, mon Dieu
Banal, banal, banal.
Mahal kita panginoon
Ko maliga hay ku manta:
banal ang diyos
Sharing of Peace
Children’s Time / Music Ministry: Sergio and Nepali Youth
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.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
‘हे हाम्रा पिता, जो स्वर्गमा हुनुहुन्छ,
तपाईंको नाउँ पवित्र होस्।
तपाईंको राज्य आओस्।
तपाईंको इच्छा स्वर्गमा जस्तो छ,
त्यस्तै यस पृथ्वीमा पूरा होस्।
हामीलाई आज हाम्रो दैनिक भोजन दिनुहोस्।
हाम्रा अपराधहरू क्षमा गर्नुहोस्,
जसरी हामीले आफ्ना अपराधीहरूलाई क्षमा गरेका छौं।
हामीलाई परीक्षामा पर्न नदिनुहोस्,
तर दुष्टबाट छुटाउनुहोस्
किनभने राज्य, पराक्रम र महिमा
सदासर्वदा तपाईंकै हुन्, आमेन।’
Scripture Reading: Psalm 123 – Caryn Douglas
Recognition of Caryn’s Formal Association
Music Ministry: “Blessed Assurance” – Sergio Banaga and Fred Burgos
Reflection – Afaf Abodigin
The ministry and mission of Knox continues, even when the building is closed. God’s love and concern for those who are struggling is shared. You make it possible to carry this message to everyone. If you normally give when you are in worship, we encourage you to continue your regular donations through Canada Helps. The link is here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/107576134RR0001-knox-united-church/ All donations made will be forwarded to Knox Winnipeg. Or, if you have envelopes, you could put your offering in an envelope each Sunday and bring them with you when we get back to in person worship. Thank you for your generosity in these times of trouble.
Singing: VU847 Psalm 123 (refrain only, 3x)
To you, O God, our eye we raise
Until your mercy we may praise.
Singing: VU884 You Shall Go Out with Joy
You shall go out with joy
and be led forth with peace
The mountains and the hills
will break forth before you
There’ll be shouts of joy,
and all the trees of the field will clap,
will clap their hands
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands xx
The trees of the field will clap their hands xx
The trees of the field will clap their hands
While you go out with joy.