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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday February 5, 2023

February 5, 2023 Service of Worship
February 5, 2023 Announcements

Opening Hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful”:

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
in love God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours,
God made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountain,
the river running by,
the sunset and the morning
that brightens up the sky.

Hebrew Scripture: In Isaiah 58:1-9a we learn that bowing down and performing rituals is fine, but it’s nothing if you don’t provide food, clothing and housing to those in need.

Christian Scripture: In Matthew 5:13-20 we learn that you may be the salt of the earth, but if you’ve lost your saltiness, you might be thrown out. Similarly, you may be the light of the world, but that’s no good if you hide your light.

Hymn: “Take My Life and Let it Be”

Take My Life and Let It Be

Take my life, and let it be consecrated,
all for thee;
take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at
the impulse of thy love;
take my feet, and let them be
swift and purposeful for thee.
Take my lips, and let them be filled
with messages from thee;
take my intellect, and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

REFLECTION

Closing Hymn “The Church In the Wildwood”

Church In the Wildwood

There’s a church in the valley by the wildwood
No lovelier place in the dale
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the little brown church in the vale

Come to the church by the wildwood
Oh, come to the church in the dale
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the little brown church in the dale

How sweet on a clear Sabbath morning
To listen to the clear ringin’ bells
It’s tones so sweetly are callin’
Oh, come to the church in the vale

Come to the church by …


There close by the side of that loved one
‘Neath the tree where the wild flowers bloom
When farewell him shall be chanted
I shall rest by her side in the tomb

Come to the church by

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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, January 29, 2023

January 29, 2023 Service of Worship
January 29, 2023 Announcements

Opening Hymn “Draw the Circle Wide”:

We hear God’s Word:
Hebrew Scripture Micah 6:1-4, 6-8 What does the Lord require of you?
Christian Scripture Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes.

Hymn “Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing”:

Eternal Unchanging We Sing

Eternal, Unchanging, we sing to your praise:
your mercies are endless, and righteous your ways;
your servants proclaim the renown of your name
who rules over all and is ever the same.
Again we rejoice in the world you have made,
your mighty creation in beauty arrayed,
we thank you for life, and we praise you for joy,
for love and for hope that no power can destroy.

REFLECTION

Closing Hymn: “This is God’s Wondrous World”:

This is God’s Wondrous World

This is God’s wondrous world, and to my listening ears,
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is God’s wondrous world, I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas,
God’s hand the wonders wrought.
This is God’s wondrous world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise.
This is God’s wondrous world. God shines in all that’s fair,
In the rustling grass or mountain pass,
God’s voice speaks everywhere.

Commissioning

The Blessing
Three-Fold Amen
Postlude

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Third Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, January 22, 2023

January 22, 2023 Service of Worship
January 22, 2023 Announcements

Opening Hymn “O Jesus I Have Promised”:

O Jesus I Have Promised

O Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me,
my Saviour and my friend:
I shall not fear the struggle
if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway
if thou wilt be my guide.

We Hear God’s Word:

Hebrew Scripture Isaiah 9:1-4 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.

Christian Scripture Matthew 4:12-23 Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee.

Hymn “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee”:

O Master Let Me Walk With Thee

O Master, let me walk with Thee,
In lowly paths of service free;
Tell me Thy secret; help me bear
The strain of toil, the fret of care.
Help me the slow of heart to move
By some clear, winning word of love;
Teach me the wayward feet to stay,
And guide them in the homeward way.

REFLECTION

Closing Hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness”:

Great Is Thy Fathfulness

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Creator;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided–
great is thy faithfulness, ever to me!

Commissioning

The Blessing
Three-Fold Amen
Postlude

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Second Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, January 15, 2023

January 15, 2023 Service of Worship
January 15, 2023 Announcements

Opening Hymn “All the Way My Saviour Leads Me”:

All the Way My Saviour Leads Me

All the way my Saviour leads me; what have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt his tender mercy who through live has been my guide?
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort, here by faith in him to dwell,
for I know, what-e’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.

We Hear God’s Word:

Hebrew Scripture Isaiah 49:1-7
Christian Scripture John 1:35-42

Hymn: “Simon, Simon a Fisherman”
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Simon, Simon, a fisherman was he,
Simon, Simon, lived beside the sea,
Until the day when Jesus came and calling Simon by his name said
Simon Simon, Follow, follow me.
Simon’s younger brother Andrew, loyal, brave and true,
Simon’s younger brother Andrew followed Jesus too.
They left their ship beside the sea, to follow and disciples be, when
Jesus calling them by name, said, “Follow, follow me”.

Reflection

Closing Hymn: “Will You Come and Follow Me”:

Will You Come and Follow Me

Will You Come And Follow Me
If I But Call Your Name?
Will You Go Where You Don’t Know
And Never Be The Same?
Will You Let My Love Be Shown,
Will You Let My Name Be Known,
Will You Let My Life Be Grown
In You And You In Me?
Will You Leave Yourself Behind
If I But Call Your Name?
Will You Care For Cruel And Kind
And Never Be The Same?
Will You Risk The Hostile Stare
Should Your Life Attract Or Scare?
Will You Let Me Answer Prayer
In You And You In Me?

Commissioning

The Blessing
Three-fold Amen
Postlude

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First Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, January 8, 2023

January 8, 2023 Service of Worship
January 8, 2023 Announcements

Opening Hymn “I Am the Light of the World”:

Hebrew Scripture Isaiah 42:1-9
Christian Scripture Matthew 3:13-17

Hymn “When Jesus Came To Be Baptized”:

When Jesus Comes to be Baptized

When Jesus comes to be baptized, He leaves the hidden years behind, The years of safety and of peace. To bear the sins of all humankind.
The Spirit of the Lord comes down, Anoints the Christ to suffering, To preach the word, to free the bound, And to the mourner, comfort bring.
We praise you, God, source of all life, We praise you, Christ, eternal Word, we praise you, Spirit, gracious gift; Your true presence fills our world.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Closing Hymn “Down in the River to Pray”

Down in the River to Pray

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way

O sisters let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
O sisters let’s go down
Down in the river to pray. Refrain

Commissioning
The Blessing
Three-fold Amen
Postlude

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Christmas Eve/Day

December 24/25, 2022

Christmas Eve Carol Service, No service on Sunday at Steveston United

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