NASHWAAKSIS UNITED CHURCH
www.nashwaaksisunited.ca
Your Family Church
April 28, 2019

EARTH DAY

Gathering songs: VU 227 For the Fruit of all Creation;
VU 582 There's a Spirit in the Air (vs 1,3,5,7)

Welcome/Announcements

Video: Golden Rule https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d56rsXJ86Yw

Call to Worship:
One: All people on this earth, big or tall, short or small
All:    We all have a home here
One: If you are from this region or have come from far away
All:    You will find a home here
One:    If you are from this region or have come from far away
All:    You will find a home here
One:    If you have come alone, or with a friend, a partner or a helper, with a walker, a cane or a wheel chair
All:    You will find a home here
One: If you live with a visible or invisible disability, or if you are suffering from a temporary medical challenge
All:    You will find a home here
One:    If you have just received difficult news and feel alone or troubled
All:    You will find a home here
One:    If your pantry is full or very bare
All:    You will find a home here
One: Whether you have come today with joy in your heart, or sadness, or grief, or loneliness
All:    You will find a home here
One:    If your sleep last night was warm and cozy or cold and wakeful
All:    You will find a home here
One:    If you are between the ages of new born to 100 and beyond
All:    You will find a home here
One: If you have faith that can move mountains or are filled with doubts and questions
All:    You will find a home here
One:     We are gathered today as the people of God, we form one family and we share one home the earth, we share it with those who are hungry, thirsty, homed and homeless…. Thanks be to God!
All:    Together we are the light of the World. Amen

Opening Song: VU 606 In Christ There is No East or West

Bible Verse (Repeat after Reader)
Deuteronomy 15:11
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore, I command you to open your hand toward your poor and needy neighbour in your land.

A New Creed VU #918

Prayer of Confession and Affirmation of God’s Love

Offering:  Video "Treat Others The Way You Want to be Treated"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnhMZpE_rfo

Offering Dedication: VU 537 Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands

Dedication Prayer:
One:    We are not alone
All:    We belong to the family of God.
One:    All things are connected,
All:    Like the blood that unites one family.
One:    We did not weave the web of life,
All:    We are merely a strand in it.
One:    Whatever we do to the web of life, to one person on our world,
All:    We do to ourselves.
One:    Let us give thanks for the gift of life.
All:    Let us give thanks that all things hold together in Christ.

Hymn: Video "Home We'll Go" Walk Off the Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hn_R1i6i2c

Story Time:     "A House for You"

Ministry of Music: “” (Choir)

Scripture Reading:
Matthew 25:31-45

Message "Whatever We Do to Another We Do to Ourselves"

Prayers of the People:

Closing Song: VU 691 Though Ancient Walls (vs 1,3,5)

Benediction:

Sung Benediction: An Easter Benediction (screen