The Reverend Elizabeth Bowyer
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Knox – A Sacred Space

                Sunday, October 22, 2017

                      A SERVICE IN PSALMS

 ♫áRise as you are able.  ♫+Please remain seated

Prelude:  “Arioso”   Edvard Grieg

A Prayer for Stillness

♫áIntroit: VU766  Psalm 42 “As the Deer Pants for the Water”

      (The Bible and Christ Candle brought forward)

Lighting the Candle of Global Concerns

Sentence from Scripture: This is the day the Lord has made:

Let us rejoice and be glad in it! (Psalm 118: 24)

Service Introduction

♫áPraise Hymn:  VU822   Psalm 100 

                         “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance: adapted from Psalm 103

Anticipating a Word from Scripture

♫+MV108   “I Know Your Word”   (Psalm 119:105-112)


Ruth 1: 1-5  Naomi and Her Family (pew bible p. 241)


Anthem: “Prayer for Guidance”   Allen Pote; Based on Psalm 25

Mark 12:28-34   The First Commandment (pew bible p. 49)

Response: Write these words on our hearts, O God.

And we will praise you.

♫áResponsive Hymn: VU750   Psalm 24

                                       “Lift Up the Gates Eternal”

                       (choir-verses, congregation-chorus)

A Few Words About the Psalms

♫+Sung Response: Psalm 23 VU p.74  “The Lord’s My Shepherd”

Invitation to the Offering.


Minute for Stewardship (Thanksgiving Appeal)


Joys, Concerns and Announcements

♫áOffering Hymn: MV176 (Psalm 145: 1-21)   “Three Things I Promise”

Words of Dedication

Prayers of Thanksgiving

♫+Sung Refrain: Psalm 143 VU p. 865

VU 914 Lord’s Prayer  spoken (left side of the page)


♫áClosing Hymn: VU875   Psalm 150  “Praise to God, Your Praises Show”

Benediction: excerpted from Psalm 121

♫áSung Benediction: Psalm 91  VU807 Refrain


Postlude:   “Prelude and Fugue in F Major”    J.S. Bach


This morning’s service is adapted from a resource attributed to Lydia Pedersen and Douglas Brownlee, Royal York Road United Church, Toronto, Ont. Permission is granted to use this service in whole or part.


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