Creation Time 2 - 16th after Pentecost

September 20, 2020

Reverend Nam Ok Yoo


Welcome and Announcements

Lighting the Christ Candle

Call to Worship

The earth comes from God and has its being in God.

We also belong to God and have our being in God.

Open your doors, all who seek to follow God’s way.

We open our doors to God, the doors of our churches, our homes, and our hearts.

May God come and dwell in our midst.

Come and dwell with us, Holy one. 

Make us your own once again in this time of worship.

(Beth Johnston, Gathering, Pentecost 2 2017)

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: VU 227     For the Fruit of All Creation

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance



Hebrew Bible     Exodus 16:2–15

Epistle                 Philippians 1:21–30

Gospel                 Matthew 20:1–16

Reflection:     Rev. Nam Ok Yoo

Hymn: MV 127     I Saw the Rich Ones 

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. 


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


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

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3) Interac E-Transfer

Contact the church at for assistance. 

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

Response: MV 191     What Can I Do?

(Words and music: Paul Rumbolt and Michele McCarthy;

arr. Alan C. Whitmore, All rights reserved.

Reprinted under OneLicense #A-735158)

What can I do? What can I bring?

What can I say? What can I sing? 

I’ll sing with joy. I’ll say a prayer. 

I’ll bring my love. I’ll do my share. 

(Words: Thomas Ken ca. 1674.

Music: Genevan Psalter 1551. Public domain.)

Offering Prayer

Sending Forth

Closing Hymn: MV    212 Sent Out in Jesus’ Name (3 times: normal - fast - faster)

Commissioning & Blessing

Live wholeheartedly;

God calls us to make every minute count.

Live adventurously;

God calls us to go into uncharted places and challenging situations.

Live faithfully;

God calls us to remember where our true loyalty lies.

Live compassionately;

God calls us to notice and to work alongside those ignored or forgotten.

As we go from this time of worship, may we be inspired to live as God calls us to live. May we go knowing that God goes with us in this adventure called life. Amen.

(David Sparks, Gathering, Pentecost 2 2020)

Response: MV 219 Ameni

(Words: traditional liturgical text

Music: Composed by young men at Christ the New Man Parish, Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa, 1989

Transcribed and arranged by Dave Dargie,

All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense #A-735158)

End of Worship

Beginning of Service in the Community

Next Scripture Readings (Creation Time 3: 17th after Pentecost - September 27, 2020)   

Hebrew Bible

Exodus 17:1–17


78:1-4, 12-16 (VU 792, Pt 1, 2)


Philippians 2:1–13


Matthew 21:23–32

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