ORIOLE YORK MILLS UNITED CHURCH The Church of the Good Shepherd
June 13, 2010
We are glad to be worshipping at Donway Place today!
“Connecting You To Christ” www.oymunitedchurch.net Our Vision: Inspired by Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, we are a caring congregation tending to the spiritual well-being of one another and reaching out to help others in the community and the world beyond. Our Mission: To bring to life the teachings of Jesus Christ and to serve as faithful stewards of God’s creation. Our Values: Caring and compassion, respect, welcoming, love, mission and service, freedom to question, growth in life-changing faith and joy. Our Prayer: That God will bless you to be a blessing to others. Ministers Pastor, Team Leader Pastor, Youth & Pastoral Care Music Director Sunday School Administrator Custodian
All the people Rev. Chris Miller Rev. Val Noakes Derrick Lewis Carol MacLean, Jean Javanshir Pedro De Pablo
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Les James John Brooker Andy & Tom Noakes Barbara Marshall
2609 Bayview Ave., Toronto, M2L 1B5 416-447-5941 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*This symbol > invites us to stand as we are able. *Wherever you find bold text please join in. WE APPROACH GOD Prelude ‘Serenade’ (Schubert) Welcome Lighting the Christ Candle Jesus Christ is the light of the world. May the flame of God’s eternal light find a welcome in every heart. > Hymn O Worship the King O worship the King, all glorious above, O gratefully sing His power and His love; Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, Pavilioned in splendour, and girded with praise. O tell of His might, O sing of His grace, Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space, His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form, And dark is His path on the wings of the storm. Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite? It breathes in the air, it shines in the light; It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain, And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail; Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end, Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend. Call to Worship (Inspired by Psalm 103) Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and 3
do not forget all his benefits. You forgive all our iniquity, you heal all our diseases, you redeem our lives from the pit and crown us with love and compassion. You satisfy us with good as long as you live so our youth is renewed like the eagleâ€™s. Yes! The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed. The Lord is merciful and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in persistent love. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Introit Jesus Stand Among Us Jesus, stand among us In Thy risen power; Let this time of worship Be a hallowed hour. Lead our hearts to wisdom till our doubting cease, and to all assembled speak your word of peace. Prayer of Approach and Confession Gracious God, we have come this morning to hear again the message of your persistent love, reminding us that you havenâ€™t given up on us. For all our shortcomings, for all of the grief that we must cause you, we are thankful that you welcome us into your house with open arms. Speak to us again words of courage, strength, hope, compassion and love. Amen. (Moment of Personal Reflection) Assurance of Forgiveness (Based on Psalm 103) The psalmist reminds us that the Lord is filled with mercy and grace. God does not treat us as our sins 4
deserve. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is God’s love to those who honour the Lord. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, God has separated us from our sins. Thanks be to God! The Lord's Prayer 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, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD Solo ‘The Master Has Come’ (J.M.Martin) A Reading from the Gospel of Luke 7:36-50 (Good News Bible, The New Testament) This is a message from the life-giving God. Thanks be to God! Message
―Much Joy – Much Forgiveness‖ WE RESPOND
> Hymn There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, Like the wideness of the sea; 5
There’s a kindness in His justice, Which is more than liberty. There is no place where earth’s sorrows Are more felt than up in Heaven; There is no place where earth’s failings Have such gracious judgment given. Was there ever kinder shepherd Half so gentle, half so sweet, As the Saviour who would have us Come and gather at His feet? For the love of God is broader Than the measure of our mind; And the heart of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind. Offering Offertory > Presentation of the Offering Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures high and low; Give thanks to God in love made known; Creator, Word and Spirit, One. > Prayer of Dedication Announcements Prayers of the People > Hymn We Shall Go Out with Hope of Resurrection We shall go out with hope of resurrection. We shall go out, from strength to strength go on. We shall go out and tell our stories boldly, 6
Tales of a love that will not let us go. We'll sing our songs of wrongs that can be righted. We'll dream our dreams of hurts that can be healed. We'll weave a cloth of all the world united Within the vision of a Christ who sets us free. We'll give a voice to those who have not spoken. We'll find the words for those whose lips are sealed. We'll make the tunes for those who sing no longer, Expressive love alive in every heart. We'll share our joy with those who are still weeping. Raise hymns of strength for hearts that break in grief We'll leap and dance the resurrection story Including all within the circles of our love. > Commissioning and Blessing Postlude ‘Hallelujah!’ (Vincent Youmans) Thank You to Donway Place OYM thanks Donway Place for the opportunity to hold today’s worship in its facility. We are also thankful for the wonderful lunch provided for us as well. Thank you Donway!
Hymn Story: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy Frederick W. Faber, 1814-1863, had an unusual spiritual journey. Raised as a strict Calvinist, he strongly opposed the Roman Catholic Church. After education at Oxford, he became an ordained Anglican minister. Gradually, however, he was influenced by the Oxford Movement, which stressed that Anglican churches had become too evangelical—with too little emphasis on formal and liturgical worship. Eventually Faber renounced the Anglican State Church, became a Catholic priest, and spent his remaining years as Superior of the Catholic Brompton Oratory in London. Faber had always realized the great influence that hymn singing had in Protestant evangelical churches. Determined to provide material for Catholics to use in the same way, he worked tirelessly in writing hymns and publishing numerous collections of them. In 1854, the Pope honoured Frederick Faber with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in recognition of his many accomplishments. Faber wrote this hymn text in the middle of the 19th century. During his brief life, he wrote at least 150 hymn texts.