The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 21, 2022
THE FAITH COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR WORSHIP
The Prelude
The Greeting & Welcome and The Life & Work of the Church
Good News and Concerns
WE MAKE OUR HUMBLE APPROACH TO GOD
Lighting of the Christ Candle
We light this candle as a sign of God's Spirit at work in the world;
may its light brighten our spirits and through us may the light of God shine in our world.
Light and peace to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Light and peace to you.
Call to Worship
As one season begins to press into the next, the lives we lead are ever changing.
Yet our God is steadfast, faithful in every season, every generation.
When our confidence is shaken or hope is interrupted, where will we find help?
Our help is in God, whose love is from everlasting to everlasting. Praise the Lord!
Come, let us worship the God of Love and Hope!
Confessional Prayer of Approach
Holy God, you have created us with purpose.
You have given each of us gifts and talents to use to bring forth your kingdom on earth. Yet we confess that we selfishly use our gifts for personal gain.
You have bestowed on us unique abilities that allow us to help your children wherever they may be.
How beautiful a gift you have given us! Forgive us when we forget to share it. Touch our hearts, our lives, our souls and bodies that we might embody and share your Good News. May our magnificently different voices carry the incredible message of your love, redemption, and grace to those with whom we live and those we may never meet. May we go forth to be prophets of your redeeming love. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
The Gospel of John proclaims: “God did not send his Son to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
My Friends, now is the time to put the past behind us. The word of Christ can be trusted to forgive, restore and love us into fullness of life. Let us take up our salvation and live with the peace and joy which nothing can take from us.
Thanks be to God! Amen!
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD TO US FOR OUR DAY
Hymn: “Dear God, Who Loves All Humankind” 608
(Time with the Children and Youth)
Prayer for Inspiration
The Hebrew Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71: 1-6 VU # 789 Part One
Second Reading: Hebrews 12:18-29
Gospel Reading: Luke 13:10-17
Music Ministry - Solo - Elizabeth Anne Woolner
Meditation on The Word
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S LOVE FOR US
Hymn: “Lord, Speak to Me” 589
The Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Presentation & Dedication of Our Offerings
WE GO IN FAITH TO LOVE AND SERVE GOD
Commissioning
This time of worship draws to a close and our time of witnessing to our faith begins.
We depart sustained by God’s love to be agents of God’s love! Send us out Loving God, our hope and our trust in all life’s stages and journeys, that we would incline our ears and listen for your call, that all our actions may be just and compassionate. May our lives be lived in continual praise of you, our Maker, Redeemer and Guide.
Let us leave this house of prayer and get ready to serve this world that God so loves.
Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen.
Hymn of Commitment: “Will Your Anchor Hold?” 675
Benediction
Choral Response:
Go now in peace;
Amen. Amen. Amen
Announcements
Cavendish/Breadalbane United Church Pastoral Charge invites you to join them at Cavendish United Church this evening at 7:00 PM for a Hymn Sing Evening. All Welcome. A free will offering will be received. Proceeds to congregational projects.
The Epistle is available after church. 
Services for next Sunday 21 August:
9:30 Central Trinity
            11:00 Cavendish
Services for the remainder of August
9:30 Central Trinity        11:00 Cavendish