Pastor Derek Bouma
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP OUR GOD
Welcome and Call to Worship – Isaiah 55: 1-2, Psalm 95:1-2
Opening Songs of Praise: God is Here and Oh How Good it Is
God’s Greeting and Greeting One Another
OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
Prayer of Confession
We rejoice in God’s Forgiveness and Commit to live in Gratitude
Song of Response: Wonderful, Merciful Saviour
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
Announcements and Offerings
Children dismissed for Sunday School with God’s blessing
Prayers of the People
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture: Exodus 16
Message: “Enough for Each Day”
Song of Response: You are My All in All
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
A Prayer of Blessing for Labour Day
Bless the work of our hands, O God.
Bless the hands that work the land; hands that move earth, plant seeds and harvest, hands with callouses and dirty fingernails, strong hands.
Bless the hands that use machines; hands that drive cars, buses, trucks and forklifts.
Bless the hands that teach; hands on chalk boards, playgrounds, computer keyboards, capable hands.
Bless the hands that make things; hands that manufacture and create, working wood and metal and plastic, practical hands.
Bless the hands that clean; hands that wash, mop and scrub, hands that know what to do with soap, determined hands.
Bless the hands that make music and art; hands that play instruments and hold paintbrushes, hands that are creative tools, artistic hands. Bless the hands that care for people; hands that cook and feed, heal and nurture, hands with a gentle touch, loving hands.
Bless the hands that are generous; hands that give away money and food, hands that are always trying to be empty, Christ-like hands.
Bless the tiny, baby hands.
Bless the strong adult hands.
Bless the hands that are folded in prayer.
Bless the hands that are lifted in praise.
Our hands do the work of your hands, O God our Creator. Amen.
Closing Song: Let Us Go
God’s Blessing to His People