The final service before the summer break. The church office will close for five weeks after this coming Tuesday, opening again on Wednesday, August 30. In the event of a pastoral emergency while the church is closed, contact Rev. Stephen Fram through the office at Grace United (466-3329, or
Have a restful, safe, and happy summer!
July 23 10 a.m.  
The Preparation
Lighting of the Christ Candle
A New Creed: 918
We are not alone; we live in God's world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating; who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new; who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God's presence; to live with respect in Creation; to love and serve others; to seek justice and resist evil; to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.
I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord. I will sing to Him a new song.
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, I will sing to Him a new song.
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song.
Call to Worship (Responsive)
God has given us the dawning of a new day.
The heavens tell the wonders of God; the skies declare what God has done.
God's presence is with us forever; God's light shines brightly in our lives.
Praise be to the God of all our days!
Gathering Prayer (In unison)
Our ears and eyes are opened to your presence in the newness of this day, in the freshness of the air, and in the colours of sunrise and sunset. We are mindful that there are times when we lose our way and need your help to guide us. Be with us, now and always.
Silent meditation
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Words of Assurance
Let it be known that God is with us, protects us, and loves us.
The Singing of the Lord's Prayer 960
Hymn of Praise: 657 He Leadeth Me
Welcome and the Life of Our Church Family
Hymn for the Young at Heart: 579 The Church Is Wherever God's People
Hymn for the Young at Heart: 400 Lord, Listen to Your Children
Hymn for the Young at Heart: 579 The Church Is Wherever God's People
Our Response in Giving and Prayer
Presentation of Ourselves and Our Offerings
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow    #541
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.
The Ministry of the Word
The Lesson Mark 4:35-41
One: The word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God!
Anthem Seasons Come and Seasons Go  -  S. Eilers
Sermon Faith-Empowering Moments
Music for Reflection
The Sending of the Church
Closing Hymn: 884 You Shall Go out with Joy
Commissioning and Benediction
Let us go forth to do God's will and work. Walk in the light, for Christ goes with us, now and always. Amen.
Blessing When You Walk from Here (VU. 298)
When you walk from here,
when you walk from here,
walk with justice, walk with mercy,
and with God's humble care.
Music Postlude
Reader: Perry Smith