PUC Worship Service ~ Third Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2020

Welcome The Christ Candle is Lit Land Acknowledgement We acknowledge these lands upon which we worship, as the ancestral, traditional and unceded lands of the Syilx (Say-elks) / Okanagan First Nations. Together with Indigenous peoples we desire a different relationship based on respect and right relations. As Earth Day was this week, we also acknowledgeContinue reading “PUC Worship Service ~ Third Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2020”

Activities for Earth Day ~ April 22, 2020

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Organizers see it as an opportunity for “a global outpouring of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new plan of action for our planet.” The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate change. “Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity andContinue reading “Activities for Earth Day ~ April 22, 2020”

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”

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”