NASHWAAKSIS UNITED CHURCH

www.nashwaaksisunited.ca

Your Family Church

Clergy:  Rev. Nathan Wright

November 17, 2019

 

The Bulletin today is Dedicated by

Don and Kay Clowater in Celebration

Of the birth of their second Grandson,

Aiden Christopher Clowater,

Born Oct. 28th at the IWK in Halifax

 

 

Gathering Songs:             “Each Blade of Grass”                     MV Supp. p. 4

“It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker”         MV Supp. P. 3

                                               

Candle Lighting

 

Welcome/Announcements

 

Call to Worship

One:      We gather this day in awe and wonder, in the midst of God’s marvelous creation.

All:         With the mountains and rivers, trees and fields, we come to sing praise to God.

One:      We gather this day to give thanks, grateful for God’s word of hope.

All:         With the birds of the air and the whales of the sea, we come to sing praise to God.

One:      We gather this day to rejoice, glorifying God for the gift of new life.

All:         With the shining stars and the mighty thunder, we come to sing praise to God.

One:      In humble adoration, let our souls proclaim: “My God, how great thou art!”

 

Hymn:                  “How Great Thou Art”                                                  VU 238


Bible Verse (Isaiah 12:2): “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; God has become my salvation.”

 

Invitation to Confession:

One:      Let us pray. Holy God, you spoke and creation was formed; you breathed out and life came into the world; you moved and the land became holy.

All:          Help us to walk gently upon the ground, inspire us to care for the earth, and remind us that deep within the soil beats the heart of the One who created us, the One who loves us.

 

Silent prayers of confession

 

Assurance of Grace

One:  We are an integral part of the creation story; our lives are a direct reflection of the presence of God. As we bask in the forgiveness Christ has offered, may we embody God’s unconditional love and show it to all the world.  Amen.

 

Hymn:                  “Now Thank We All Our God”                                   VU 236

 

Story Time

 

A New Creed                                                                                                      VU 918

 

Hymn:                  “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You”                                                  VU 232

 

Offering

Offering Song: “Our Hearts That Beat” - Screen

Prayer of Dedication

 

Scripture:             Isaiah 65:  17-25

Choir’s Ministry of Music

 

Sermon:               “A New Creation”

 

Hymn:                  “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”                          VU 220

 

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

 

Commissioning and Benediction

 

Sung Benediction: “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”          VU 575

 

 

Please join us for coffee and conversation following the service!

 

NASHWAAKSIS UNITED CHURCH, 46 Main Street, Fredericton,

E3A 1C1

Church office- Phone: 458-9452; email: admin@nashwaaksisunited.ca

Website: www.nashwaaksisunited.ca

 

Rev Nathan Wright             Minister of Worship and Pastoral Care

Rev Priscilla Geisterfer    Faith Formation Coordinator

Heather Brannon                 Music Director

Linda Dunham                      Office Administrator

 

Our Mission: "We are a community of believers in Jesus Christ, focused on scripture, and led by the Holy Spirit. We are called to exemplify the life and love of Jesus Christ; to nurture our Christian faith through worship, study, fellowship and service; and to be caring people, reaching out to each other, our neighbours, and to all God's people."