November 18, 2018

 

Music before the Service

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Choral Introit:                                                                                                                                                                  Joyful Noise

 

Call to Worship: (Elaine Bidgood Sveet, ND, USA) 

One:    You and I share a belief.

                        We believe God calls us to worship.

                        We believe worship is a faithful, important task.

                        We have arrived this day, ready to pray, sing, and receive

                        the proclamation of God’s word,

                        and join in unity with the people of God.

                        We are needed in this time and place.

                        Your voice and presence counts.

All:      Together let us praise the God who calls us here

                        and meets us in glorious worship!

 

Hymn:                                                #4MV – “All Who Are Thirsty” 

 

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

 

Stewardship Second:                                                                                                           Emily Dilauro

                                                                                   

Scripture:                                          Psalm 23 (KJV)       (Unison)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:  he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:  and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

Anthem:                                                                    “Oceans”                                                                               GLOW

 

Poem:                                                                    Footprints

 

Sermon

 

Hymn:                                                               #646VU – “We Are Marching“

 

Offering and Offertory

 

**Sung Dedication:                   vs. 3 of Hymn 518 VU

With gratitude and humble trust we bring

our best to you, not just to serve your cause,

but share your love with neighbours too.

O God, who gave yourself  to us in Jesus Christ,

your    son, help us to give ourselves each day

until life’s work is done.

 

**Prayer of Dedication                                                                                                                                                                                          

Renewal of Baptismal Faith:  (Confirmation)

 

Statement of Purpose

 

Presentation of Candidates

 

Statements of Faith by the Candidates

 

Profession of Faith and Promises

 

Mentors Commitment

Congregational Commitment:

Let us pledge to these persons

our continued support and care.

We will continue to support you,

walk with you, and grow with you.

With God’s help, we will live out our baptism

as a loving community in Jesus Christ:

nurturing one another in faith,

upholding one another in prayer,

encouraging one another in God’s work.


Affirmation of Faith:             “We Are Not Alone”            718 VU

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Pouring of Water

The Act of Renewal of Baptismal Faith

Laying On of Hands

Presentation of a Bible

Prayer for the Confirmands

Blessing of Confirmands

 

Hymn:        MV161 – “I Have Called You by Your Name” 

 

**Commissioning and Benediction

 

**Sung Dedication:“Go Now in Peace” by D. Besig &  N. Price

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.

God will go with you each hour of every day.

Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.

Know He will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love, and show you believe.

Reach out to others so all the world can see.

Amen, Amen, Amen.

 

Music after Service

** Please stand as able.