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SummerSpirit: Live with Respect in Creation
We Are Not Alone
We Are Not Alone
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Knox United Church

SummerSpirit Worship

August 9, 2020


Welcome to: Pacific Spirit United Church,

Shaughnessy Heights United Church,

Marpole United Church and St. Stephen’s United Church


Live with Respect in Creation”

Romans 8:19-25, Psalm 19:1-6


*Location: Third Beach, Stanley Park


Prelude: "Morning Has Broken" Richard Proulx




Call to Worship: Psalm 19:1-6 (NEV) (read together)

The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays God’s handiwork.
Day after day it speaks out; night after night it reveals God’s greatness.
There is no actual speech or word, nor is its[f] voice literally heard.
Yet its voice echoes throughout the earth; its words carry to the distant horizon.

In the sky God has pitched a tent for the sun.

Like a bridegroom it emerges[n] from its chamber; like a strong man it enjoys running its course.

It emerges from the distant horizon, and goes from one end of the sky to the other; nothing can escape[t] its heat.

The heavens declare the glory of God!


Hymn: “Creator God, You Made the Earth”

Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (St. Columba)

Scripture: Romans 8:18-25 (NRSV)

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in[o] hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes[p] for what is seen? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.


Solo: “God is There!” Words and Music: Mary Kay Beall


Sermon: Live with Respect in Creation

Synopsis: Apostle Paul says that the survival and the restoration of both humanity and creation are intimately related, that “the creation waits and longs for the revealing of God’s children,” that when God restores everything new, both humanity and creation will be restored. In other words, as followers and heirs of Jesus Christ, the children of God are called to suffer for the restoration of both humanity and creation, to live with respect in creation, and to participate in God’s work of mending and healing creation.


Prayers of the People


The Lord’s Prayer VU916 A Paraphrase


Hymn: “O God of Life, Your Waters Flow”

Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (Candler)




Postlude: "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" J.G. Walther


Worship Leaders:

Presider and Preacher: Rev. Dr. Richard Chung

Prayers: Rev. Sharon Copeman

Piano: Colleen Coulter

Soloist: Anne MacKenna

Organ: Madelene Klassen

Recording, Photos and Editing: Richard Chung

Web Administration: Debra Danny


Copyright Information

Creator God, You Made the Earth”, Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Copyright© 2001 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. Used with permission from Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Music: ancient Irish melody, St. Columba, Arr. Charles Villiers Stanford 1906. Public Domain.

O God of Life, Your Waters Flow”, Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Copyright ©2017 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. Used with permission from Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Music: Scottish traditional melody: Candler. Copyright© 1989 Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved; Used with permission. Reprinted / Streamed under A-724418


He is There!”. Words and Music: Mary Kay Beall. Copyright ©1990 Providence Press, A Division of Hope Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. Streamed under A-724418


Morning has Broken”, Richard Proulx, Two Versets on Bunessan, Concordia 1997, Laudate! vol. 4. ed. J. W. Kosnik


"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty", (Lobe Den Herren), J.G. Walther, Oxford U Press, Seasonal Chorale Preludes with Pedals, Book 2, ed. C.H. Trevor

Permission to reprint/stream/podcast the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A-724418, #A-716393, #A729850.

"Epic Beauty" Morninglight Music. Youtube Copyright Free Music MLM_License_200704639

"Beachside"Morninglight Music. Youtube Copyright Free Music MLM_License_200704639



Mission: "We exist to love God and love our neighbours" (Matthew 22: 36-40)

Vision: "We aspire to engage our neighbours through the arts, building a community without loneliness"



 SummerSpirit Zoom Fellowship Invitation
Time: August 9, 2020 11:30 AM Vancouver

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Meeting ID: 879 5414 4579


Local Call-in Number:

+1 778 907 2071