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We confess that we sometimes forget how to say thank you; we get used to saying, “I earned this,” thinking we have only ourselves to thank. We confess that we are sometimes too jealous to be thankful; we compare ourselves... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at leadinginworship
God of grace, we know you want justice rolling down like water. Accept these gifts from our hands, which we cast upon the waters of your love, a generous ever-flowing stream feeding the hungry and helping those in need. Accept... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at leadinginworship
Our call to worship is from Micah 6:8: God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at leadinginworship
Thank you God for everything under us; for these chairs on which we sit, for this church’s firm foundation, for the soil with its burrowing animals and insects, for the rock down under that, layered by the sea in ancient... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at leadinginworship
1. Dear God, this grief for our loved one has hit us like a truck. Our lives have not been the same since we heard. You know the exact weight of our heavy hearts, you know the volume of tears... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at leadinginworship
God of the working world: thank you for meaningful work that fills us with satisfaction, the way challenges can spur us on to greater efforts that pay off with a job well done. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at leadinginworship
Thank you, God, for the joy of today. It is still morning, and yet so many good things have come our way: the joy of shelter, the joy of clean water coming out of taps, the joy of food on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at leadinginworship
Lord you give life to life! From Day One, your Spirit brooding over the deep, your wind rushing, your breath filling. As creatures of the earth, we inhale your grace rejoicing in life abundant. We use our breath, our being... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at leadinginworship
Our call to worship is from John 8:32 “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32 God of heaven and earth, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at leadinginworship
God of the open road, God of the twisting path, God of the narrow and upward way, your people are gathered for worship! In this hour, give us provision for the journey, courage and faith and compassion, and endurance to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at leadinginworship
And now bless the God of all, who everywhere works great wonders, who fosters our growth from birth, and deals with us according to his mercy. May he give us gladness of heart, and may there be peace in our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at leadinginworship
Thank you for the wind! Thank you for the way it sweeps across our great country, over the Pacific ocean, up the mountains, flying across the plains and the great lakes till it arrives in Ontario in great gusts, [adjust... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at leadinginworship
God of great gifts, for the world as we know it, we give you thanks! The world in all its nearness, our own special corners, our own dearest vistas, the way it meets us each morning when we open our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at leadinginworship
This morning, God, we want everything to be for your glory. We want our thoughts, our words, our songs, our church, our community, our resources, our time, our lives-- all to be for you. Everything ours is yours, and we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at leadinginworship
God, let this be a fruitful day! In this hour of worship, open our eyes to beauty, tune our ears to harmony. The fragrance of your love permeating every moment. The touch of your hand guiding all we do. Together,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at leadinginworship
We are waiting for your presence, God-- patient, like a lover sitting by the telephone waiting for the voice of their beloved; attentive as a farmer watching clouds for rain waiting for the parched soil’s relief; intent as a child... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at leadinginworship
God of all the earth, we pray today from the piece of the world we call Canada, land of mountains and prairie, boreal forest and tundra, a land of beauty from coast to coast to coast. Thank you for peace... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at leadinginworship
1. In the name of Christ, First Born of all Creation, 2. in the name of Jesus, the Second Adam, born of Mary, 3. in the name of Immanuel, the Nazarene, who lived among us, 1. in the name of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at leadinginworship
When a day opens like a beautiful blank page, I give thanks, God of my life, for time. Time to stretch, time to curl up; time to eat, time to digest what I’ve eaten; time to read, time to put... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at leadinginworship
It’s a great big world you’ve made, God, and we are small bits upon it. The mountains, the glaciers, the bounding oceans, the mass of the earth beneath our feet, the reach of the stars, and the galaxies stretching to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at leadinginworship
Holy Spirit, you hovered over the deep, and you know the deep problems we face today around energy and fossil fuel consumption, and the way this conflict gnaws at the church. We live in a cold country, we need to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at leadinginworship
Eternal and ever-loving God, we are gathered here in your presence, in this last hour of (name)’s life. We give you thanks for the gift they are to the world. You were there when (name) took their first breath, you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at leadinginworship
Jesus, Saviour, we gather here knowing that you are with us, God our Creator, thank you for giving us life on this earth. We gather here around (name), so thankful for their special particular life. You created them in their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at leadinginworship
As the evening darkens down, as the evening lamps are lit, as the peace of the evening star begins to shine, here and now we share our evening prayer. Prayers for those with tears on their cheeks. Prayers for those... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at leadinginworship
God of grace, thank you for the little things. For the gift of this one little day in the great span of time. For the little beauties; the sunlight on blankets in the morning, the fragrance of coffee, the smile... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at leadinginworship