Easter Sunrise Service, April 12, 7:30 am

We gather in silence as the sun rises in the skyThe silence is broken by the sounding of the Tibetan prayer bowl. WelcomeLet us take a moment to centre ourselves as we prepare for worship. Poem: “Saturday Silence”On Saturday,the shadows shift and fly.Thewholelongdaythe air trembles,thick with silence,until, finally,the footsteps are heard,and the noiseof the voice ofContinue reading “Easter Sunrise Service, April 12, 7:30 am”

Good Friday, April 10, 2020

Good Friday April 10, 2020Peachland United Church and Penticton United Church Welcome, Announce Service Outline Candle Lighting  Gathering Hymn VU 148 Jesus Remember Me (1 verse repeated 2x) Gathering Prayer All-Vulnerable God,you give yourself utterly and never withhold.Remind us that we have no needto achieve what has already beentotally given.Oh, how you suffer and pay the pricefor thisContinue reading “Good Friday, April 10, 2020”

Maundy Thursday Taize Service April 9, 2020

Gathering in silence Gathering Song: Bless the Lord (Songs and Prayers from Taize 9) Bless the Lord my soul And bless God’s holy name. Bless the Lord my soul who leads me into light. © 1991, Les Presses de Taizé, GIA Publications, Inc., agentContributors: Jacques Berthier, Taizé Reading: Psalm 116: 1-2, 11-14 How Can IContinue reading “Maundy Thursday Taize Service April 9, 2020”

Church Chat April 3, 2020

Palm Sunday This Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week as we lead up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.        Sunday Worship: We are currently gathering for online Services on Sundays at 10 am. This can be accessed on the Worship page of the church website. pentictonunitedchurch.com/worship/. Services will be recorded and postedContinue reading “Church Chat April 3, 2020”

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 29, 2020

Scripture SentencesFor in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. (Colossians 1:19) Opening PrayerOne:   God who is our rock and our stronghold, All:     gathers us to worship today.One:   Jesus, who is our teacher and guide,All:     calls us to pay attention and pray.One:   The Holy Spirit, who is our comforter,All:     calls us to be in loving community with each other.One:   Come,Continue reading “Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 29, 2020”

Prayer for Community in a Time of Pandemic

From Corrymeela Community, Ireland God of the good news that spreads faster than fear,God of the courage that comes from the heart:Be with us as anxieties rise and with us as uncertainty grows.Be with us when children ask difficult questions,and with us when parents seem farther away.Remind us that to be a community does notContinue reading “Prayer for Community in a Time of Pandemic”

Congregational Letter ~ March 17

March 17, 2020 Dear PUC Congregation, In consultation with Patti Skinner, Chair and Church Council, I want to update you on Penticton United Church’s plan in response to what is happening with the coronavirus (COVID-19). As you know, things are changing rapidly. We have been watching closely recommendations from federal and provincial public health andContinue reading “Congregational Letter ~ March 17”

Congregational Letter ~ March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020     Dear Penticton United Church Community, I wanted to update you on Penticton United Church’s plan regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps we’re taking to make sure we minimize risk at the Church.  You may be aware of the recent statement issued by the Health Minister of BC and the federal healthContinue reading “Congregational Letter ~ March 10, 2020”