Worship At Collaborative Ministry Workshop (April 2023)

UCRMN Worship Service – April 27, 2023


Acknowledgement of Traditional Lands

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Intention: Creation and our Place within it

Opening Prayer:
As we gather, we are thankful for your creation: for light and
darkness; for air, wind, and sky; for earth and sea; for seeds,
harvests, and plant life; for sunlight, moonlight, and starlight;
for every living creature, swarming, flying, creeping, and
grazing; for our lives. In our actions, meditations, and
prayers, may we honour and celebrate your very good
creation, as we seek wisdom on how to share our gratitude
and love in good and healing ways. Amen.

(Earth Sunday Service: For the Love of Creation, April 16, 2023, from the United Church of Canada:


Used with permission.)

Scripture: Song of Solomon 2:10-13
and speaking to me. My darling, I love you! Let’s go away
together. Winter is past, the rain has stopped; flowers cover the
earth, it’s time to sing. The cooing of doves is heard in our land.
Fig trees are bearing fruit, while blossoms on grapevines fill the
air with perfume. My darling, I love you! Let’s go away together.

Reflection: Forest Bathing

Closing Prayer:

Hymn: This is God’s Wondrous World VU 296

Blessing: The grace of Christ attend you,
the love of God surround you,
the Holy Spirit keep you. Amen.