Vine and Branches
Welcome to this worship service which is for online use during the pandemic.
I gratefully acknowledge the following source which helped me compose some of the prayers: Rev. Jackie Harper United Church of Canada. Thank you for being part of a supportive Christian family. Rev. Elisabeth
To hear the worship words or music, please click on the audio recordings.
Our service begins with a prelude, played by Deirdre Morell-Ormerod on the Casavant organ in Annapolis Royal.
Opening Prayer, Prayer of Confession and Words of Assurance below:
Readers: Elisabeth and Paul Jennings
Sing along with our opening hymn: More Voices 79 Spirit Open My Heart
The first scripture reading is from Acts 10. Rev. Elisabeth retells the story :
How wide does God draw the circle?
Psalm 98 : People and nature praise their Creator
read by Jim and Jean Mc Ginis
Today, many celebrate "Mother's day". As you remember your parents, I invite you to hear the voice of your loving Creator in the words of this hymn: "I was there to hear your borning cry"-- and of course, to sing along!
Message : "Vine and branches" - Introduction
The gospel for today is John 15:1-11 - read by Brynja Jennings
"Vine and Branches -Stay with me " - message by Rev. Elisabeth
Offering of Talent, Time, Treasure:
Even in this time of quarantine and wilderness, we are being asked to give as we can to our neighbors, our community, and our congregation. By our contributions, we promote healing between neighbors and gratitude for what God has given each of us. To support the work of our congregation, please send an interac e-transfer to email@example.com or give by more traditional means, such as PAR or mailed in envelope. You can also find us under CanadaHelps: Donate to Canadian Charities Online
With gratitude, we celebrate the treasures, talents, and time we contribute to our church and community. May our work and our gifts bear good fruit and be nourished by You, the Great Vine. Amen.
Prayer for Mother's Day. Please pray along with the Rev. Eleanor Scarlett and conclude with THE LORD'S PRAYER in the language of your choice.
Wishing you a fruitful week ! May the Blessing of God almighty in Love -Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit- surround you every day.
The service closes with Deirdre playing a postlude on the organ in the church in Annapolis Royal. Thank you for participating.
Thanks to those who took part in this special Mother’s Day service: The inspiring words of Rev. Elisabeth, the readings of Paul Jennings, Brynja Jennings, Jim and Jean McGinis, and thanks to Deirdre Morell-Ormerod for her excellent organ prelude and postlude. Yesterday’s wild rainy and windy day has become today’s sunny afternoon, dotted with clouds. A happy and blessed Sunday to all!
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