Sunday, November 16, 2008

For November 23, 2008 -- Reign of Christ Sunday

CALL TO WORSHIP
Make a joyful noise all the earth!
We come to worship with praise and thanksgiving.
Come into God’s presence in song!
We sing the songs of the faith and life.
Come to hear the word spoken, prayed, and sung!
We come to worship and be prepared for service.
Let us worship together, let us pray…

OPENING PRAYER
God, once again we have gathered together in worship. In this time together move among us, stirring our hearts and our souls to action. Awaken in us a new awareness of how we should live and walk in your Way. May our time here equip us with the strength and wisdom to serve you and our neighbours with love. We pray in the name and Spirit of Jesus, who taught us to pray together saying…

Offering Prayer
God who has given us so much, we bring with us our gifts to share. May the sharing of what we have and are be a way that your love is made active and known in the world. Amen.

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION
Make a joyful noise all the Earth!
We go out into the world in praise and thanksgiving.
Go out to serve God and neighbour.
We go out to feed those whose bodies and souls are hungry, to comfort the lonely and frightened, to make the love of God active in the world.
Go out knowing that the God who calls us to serve blesses and accompanies us always.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

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