June 23, 2019 Sunday School Picnic
Call to Worship: Carol White
Leader: We come to worship God,
ALL: God is just. God is compassionate. God is love.
Leader: Where will we find God?
ALL: God is among the hungry and thirsty; God wears the face of a stranger and reaches out to us in the despairing hand.
Leader: How can we serve God?
ALL: Give food to the hungry and water to the thirsty; welcome the stranger and comfort the despairing.
Leader: Let us seek God so that we can serve God.
ALL: Let us worship God who is just, compassionate and love itself.
Introit: Hymn #575 “Lead Me Lord”
*Opening Hymn: #26 “As pants the hart”
Kid's Prayer & Lord's Prayer: Rev. Bill Bynum
All People: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed
be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and
forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but
deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power
and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
* Hymn of Praise: #747 “There is a balm in Gilead”
THE WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 65:1-9 (Page 771)
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers....Isaiah......Malachi
Reader: Rev. Bill Bynum
Responsive Reading: Psalm 42 (Page 568)
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers....Psalm......Malachi
Reader: Carol White
New Testament Reading: Luke 8:26-39 (Page 69)
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts............Revelation
Reader: Carol White
* Hymn of Preparation: #202“We lay our broken world”
Sermon: The Crypt Dwellers
Anthem: Beautiful Merciful Saviour ~ Bill Bynum & Shelley Winter
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD
Pastoral Prayer: (Prayer requests given to an Elder or the
Minister, prior to worship will be included at this time)
Reception of Offering
Ways to Give: Envelope, P.A.R., canadahelps.org – Knox Preston Church
I cannot think of a better definition of Christianity than that: give, give, give! ~ James I. McCord (1919-1990), past president of Princeton Theological Seminary
* Dedication of Offering: (Hymn #661 vs. 1)
We give Thee but Thine own,
What-e’er the gift may be:
All that we have is Thine alone
A trust, O Lord, from Thee.
Opportunities for Witness and Service
* Peace of Christ: (Please turn to your pew neighbour and
offer the blessing of the Peace of Christ)
* Hymn of Commitment: #655 "Give me oil in my lamp”
* Choral Response: Go Now In Peace