July 5, 2020     5th after Pentecost

Reverend Nam Ok Yoo

Gathering

Welcome and Announcements

Lighting the Christ Candle

Call to Worship 

 

God invites all who are weary to come. 

Come now with the burdens of work, home, and community. 

Jesus promises, 

I will give you rest. 

God invites all who are weary to come.

Come now with the burdens of illness, of fear, of hopelessness. 

Jesus promises, 

I will give you rest. 

God invites all who are weary to come. 

Come now with the burdens of anger, of prejudice, of alienation.

Jesus promises, 

I will give you rest. 

God invites all who are weary to come. 

God invites all who are weary to lay down their burdens. 

God invites all who are weary to find peace. 

We gather in hope and to rest in God. 

Come, let us worship.

(Seasons of the Spirit, 2020)

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: VU  333      Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

As we dip deep into the well of God’s love 

in the sound of water, we hear vibrancy. 

In the touch of water, we feel calm.

In the taste of water, we experience nourishment. 

 

God of living water is ever-present in our lives, 

offering constant love through vibrant, calm, 

and nourishing encounters. 

God is a God of abundance and relationship. 

And for that we rejoice! Amen. 

(Seasons of the Spirit, 2020)

Word

Scripture

First Reading     Romans 7:15–25a 

Gospel                 Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30  

Reflection     Rev. Nam Ok Yoo

Hymn: MV 33       Jesus Came Bringing Us Hope (peace, love, joy) 

Thanksgiving

Invitation to Offering

[3 Ways of Giving] - Please look at the church website for details.

1) Postdated Cheques:

Make the cheques to "Willingdon Heights United Church".

Enclose it in an envelope and mail to:

Willingdon Heights United Church

4304 Parker Street,

Burnaby, BC V5C 3C5

2) CanadaHelps.org

Be sure to fill the Payment Method and click the "Complete Donation Now" button on the bottom.

Every United Church congregation is already listed in this directory as a registered charity in Canada.

CanadaHelps will immediately e-mail the donor a tax receipt.

Please make sure you identify yourself so you can receive your tax receipt.

3) Interac E-Transfer

Contact the church at whuc@shaw.ca for assistance. 

Be sure to use the security prompt and response that we provide.

Response: VU 541     Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

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.

(Words: Thomas Ken ca. 1674.

Music: Genevan Psalter 1551. Public domain.)

Offering Prayer 

Gracious God, 

may our offerings of money, talents, time, energy 

and love be used to translate our faith into our ministries 

that is hospitable to all. Amen. 

(taken and altered, Seasons of the Spirit, Pen 1 2020)

(Seasons of the Spirit, Pen 1 2020)

Prayers of the People

The Prayer of Jesus

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,

forever and ever.

Amen.

Sending Forth

Closing Hymn: VU 884 You Shall God Out With Joy (X2)   

Commissioning & Blessing

In worship, we find rest and renewal 

but this is not where we stay. 

We go from this place 

to open to embracing love’s beauty in the word. 

We go to greet the stories of another 

as opportunities for love. 

We go to be transformed 

by God the Comforter, 

God the Redeemer, 

and God the Sustainer. Amen. 

(taken and altered, Seasons of the Spirit, Pen 1 2020)

Response: VU 431 Sing Amen (X3, English-African-English)

End of Worship

Beginning of Service in the Community

Next Scripture Readings (6th after Pentecost - July 12, 2020)   

First Reading:

Genesis 25:19–34

Psalm:

119:105–112 (VU 841)

Second Reading:

Romans 8:1–11

Gospel:

Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

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