Thursday, August 18, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


Hymn.     O Day of Rest and Gladness

Scripture Lessons:       Jeremiah 1:4-10

                                     Psalm 71:1-6 p.789 pt 1VU

                                     Luke 13:10-17


Prayer:  Gracious God, you have gathered us here together from different places, different traditions and with different needs. 
Of ourselves, we cannot come with undivided hearts; unfinished business, untended brokenness, the hurts of the past, the fears of the present, our torn and weary world itself all weigh us down.  But you can lighten our hearts, revive our spirits and unite us in glad and hopeful praise, and so we bless you. 
For your forgiveness of the harm that we have done 
for your healing of our deepest hurts
for your love drawing us together, we bless you. 
For your inspiring of our reconciliation 
for your power to rebuild our lives and our communities 
for your call to journey together in faith, we bless you. 
And in the wholehearted praise, we join to bless and to thank you 
In the name of our Saviour, Christ our Lord. Amen. (from the Iona Community’s Praying for the Dawn,
edited by Ruth Burgess and Kathy Galloway.)

Hymn       Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life #681VU

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Geoffrey Miller, who died this past week. 

Please mark your calendars! A fundraising concert with Fieldstone Reverie is being planned for Howick United Church, to be held Saturday, October 15th in the church. More information will be coming soon. 

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