February 14, 2021

Pastor: Willemina Zwart

Call to Worship and God’s Greeting
Songs of Worship: Take Us to the River, Fruits of the Spirit

Prayer of Confession and Words of Assurance
Prayers of the People
Song: Holy Spirit Living Breath of God

Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:1-3; 31
Message: Delighting in the Trinity: God, the Holy Spirit
Song of Response: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness

Testimony of Faith: excerpted from Song of Faith of the United Church of Canada (2006).  http://www.united-church.ca/beliefs/statements/songfaith

We sing of God the Spirit,
who from the beginning has swept over the face of creation,
animating all energy and matter and moving in the human heart.

We sing of God the Spirit,
faithful and untameable, who is creatively and redemptively active in the world.
The Spirit challenges us to celebrate the holy
not only in what is familiar, but also in that which seems foreign.

We sing of the Spirit,
who speaks our prayers of deepest longing and enfolds our concerns and confessions,
transforming us and the world.

We offer worship
as an outpouring of gratitude and awe and a practice of opening ourselves
to God’s still, small voice of comfort, to God’s rushing whirlwind of challenge.

Through word, music, art, and sacrament, in community and in solitude,
God changes our lives, our relationships, and our world.

God’s Blessing
Closing Songs: For Your Gift of God the Spirit, Spirit of the Living God