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Welcome to Harbour Grace Pastoral Charge

 

  

COUGHLAN UNITED CHURCH

Harbour Grace Pastoral Charge

P.O. Box 209 Harbour Grace, NL A0A 2M0

Church Website: www.coughlanunitedchurch.com

Telephones: 596-3716 (Manse)  596-7432 (Church)

Clergy & Friend:  Rev. Nancy Mojica-Fisher, B.A.; M.Div.

Clerk of Session: Pauline Penney


❀ ❀ ❀ ❀     WELCOME TO FLOWER SERVICE  ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀    

July 18, 2021     11:00 am Harbour Grace

2:00 pm Spaniard’s Bay

 

THE ORDER OF WORSHIP

GATHERING and SILENT PREPARATION   

“Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and giving life to those in the tomb.”   

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,    and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All:  And also with you.

One:  Come into this circle of loss. Come into this circle of  compassion. Come into this circle of memory. Come into        this circle of Love.

All: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

One: The eternal God is our dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

All: We believe that Jesus died and rose again; and so it will be for those who have died in Christ. God will raise them to springs of the new water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

One:  Blessed be the God of the living and the God of the dead!

 

OPENING PRAYER (In Unison) 

Creator- God, you breathe life into dust and bring new life out of death; we are gathered as your covenant people, raised up with Christ in resurrection hope.  Help us to know that neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come shall be able to separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Saviour. We thank you that even in our worship today, we can be closer to our loved ones as we remember them in prayer. Bless us and our gathering that whatever we do here may bring praise to you, who is with us, in life and in death. Amen.

 

HYMN:                     In the Garden”                                                                               

I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the roses                                    

And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses;                         

Chorus: And He walks with me And He talks with me,

 And He tells me I am His own, And the joy we

share as we tarry there,

None other has ever known.                                                                                          

He speaks and the sound of His voice, Is so sweet the birds

hush their singing, And the melody that He gave to me Within my

heart is ringing (Cho.)                      

 

I'd stay in the garden with Him, 'Tho the night around me be

Falling; But He bids me go; through the voice of woe, His voice

to me is calling (Cho)     

    

RESPONSIVE READING (Based from Psalm 139:1-10 NIV)           

One: You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know    when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from  afar.

All: You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar  with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.

One: You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your

 hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

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All:  Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

One: If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side   of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.   

GLORIA PATRI (in Unison)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS:  

John 11:25-26  “I AM THE RESURRECTION  AND THE LIFE, SAYS, THE LORD. Those who believe in me, even though they die, shall live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”   

  Revelations 21:6; 22:13   “I AM THE ALPHA  AND THE OMEGA, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. I was dead and behold I am alive forever and ever; and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Because I live you shall also live.”

 

HYMN HYMN                “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder”

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more, And  the  morning  breaks, eternal,  bright and day;

When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,

And the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

  Chorus:  When the roll is called up yonder, (2X)

     When the roll is called up yonder;

                      When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning, when the dead in Christ shall rise, And the glory of his resurrection share; When his chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies; And the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there. (Chorus)

 

Let us labor for the master from dawn till morning sun,

Let us talk of his wondrous love and care; -3-

Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,

And the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there. (Chorus)

 

MEDITATION & PRAYER         “Because He Lives…”

 

OFFERTORY & PRAYER OF DEDICATION      DOXOLOGY    “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.”

(As you leave the space of worship, please drop off the offering at the gate. We are mindful of the health regulations during Pandemic. Thank you for your gift and may God’s goodness continue to abound in you.)

 

HYMN                  “Near The Cross”

Jesus, keep me near the cross, There a precious fountain—

Free to all, a healing stream— Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.                                               

Refrain: In the cross, in the cross, Be my glory ever;

Till my raptured soul shall find,  Rest beyond the river.                                                      

Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and Mercy found me;

There the bright and morning star,   Sheds its beams around me.                                                              

 

Near the cross! O Lamb of God, Bring its scenes before me;

Help me walk from day to day, With its shadows o’er me.

 

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait,  Hoping, trusting ever,                                                                                           

Till I reach the golden strand, Just beyond the river. (Refrain)    

 

PRAYER OF COMMEMORATION (Responsive)

One: Ever Living God, this day revives in us memories of loved ones who are no more. What happiness we shared when they walked among us. What joy, when, loving and being loved we lived our days together. Their memory is a blessing forever.

All: Our hearts yearn for them; we still feel near them. Though the bitter grief has softened, a duller pain abides; for the place where they once stood is empty now. The links of life are broken, but the links of love and longing cannot break. Their souls are bound up in ours forever.

One: And we remember as well the members who but yesterday were a part of our congregation and community. To those who cared for us and labored for all

 people we pay tribute. May we prove worthy of carrying on the tradition of our faith, for now the task is ours. Their souls are bound up in ours forever.

All: We give you thanks that they now live and reign with you. As a great crowd of witness, they surround us with their blessings, and offer you hymns of praise and thanksgiving. They are alive forevermore. Amen.

                                                                                                       

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

 

With Gratitude and Thanksgiving we acknowledge and Dedicate to the Glory of God.

BULLETINS for today are given:

In Loving Memory of Parents; William & Effie Taylor & All Other Loved Ones from Pauline & Cal Penney.

 

LOCAL FUND:

In loving memory of Parents; Gordon & Ida Skinner from

Keith & Jocelyn.

 

WELCOME TO OUR FLOWER SERVICE, we’re glad that you could join us in worship today! During this Pandemic, please be mindful of the NL Health regulations during indoor/public gathering such as Flower service (see NL Together. Again Plan). Please wear non medical mask indoor/public, and practice social distancing when you are not in your cohort.  Most of our church people are still waiting for their second vaccine. Let us respect and protect one another.   

 

JOIN US IN WORHSIP EVERY SUNDAY AT 11 AM.

LET US PRAY FOR THE SICK, SHUT-INS, BEREAVED, AND THOSE GOING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES.       

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