Love Without Limits

Our service this morning is hosted by Calvary Memorial United Church, Rev. Lilian Patey presiding.

Prelude:  Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore           


Call to Worship:         

God welcomes us as we worship together, knowing we are not alone God is with us. The God of Love calls us to love one another. We come to worship together in unusual times. Let us sing and praise God whose love for us never fails.

Hymn: We Are One (VU 402)   

We are one as we come,
as we come, joyful to be here
in the praise on our lips
there’s a sense that God is near.

We are one as we sing,
as we seek, we are found;
and we come needful of God’s grace
as we meet, together in this place.

We are one as we share,
as we share brokenness and fear,
in the touch of a hand
there’s a sense that God is here.

We are one as we care,
as we heal, we are healed;
and we share warmth in God’s embrace
as we pray together in this place.

We are one as we feast,
as we feast, peace becomes the sign;
in the bread and the wine
there’s a sense of love divine.

We are one as we come,
as we feed, we are fed;
and we feel God’s refreshing grace
as we meet at table in this place.

We are one as we hear,
as we hear, heart and hand unite;
in word we receive
there’s a sense that God is light.

We are one as we leave,
as we love, we are loved;
and we seek justice in God’s ways
as we move together from this place.

Opening Prayer         

Scripture Reading:

Matthew 15: 21-28    A Canaanite Mother Challenges Jesus.

Ministry of Music:  Allegro from Sonata 13 by G.F. Handel       Barb Julian, Kirby Julian, Emily Roe

Reflection:     Love Without Limits    Rev. Lilian Patey

Hymn:  My Faith Looks Up to Thee (VU 663)

My faith looks up to thee, thou Lamb of Calvary, Saviour divine.
Now hear me while I pray;
take all my guilt away.
O let me from this day be wholly thine.
While life’s dark maze I tread,
and griefs around me spread, be thou my guide,
bid darkness turn to day;
wipe sorrow’s tears away;
nor let me ever stray from thee aside.
May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart, my zeal inspire.
As thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be, a living fire.

Offering:  Blessing of the offerings given during this time apart     

Prayer of the people and the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  God of Grace and God of Glory (VU 686 v.1 & 4)   

God of grace and God of glory,
on your people pour your power;
now fulfil your church’s story,
bring its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour.
Set our feet on lofty places,
gird our lives that they may be
armoured with all Christlike graces,
pledged to set all captives free.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
that we fail not them nor thee.


Closing:  Go Now in Peace

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day

Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true

Know He will guide you in all you do

Go now in love, and show you believe

Reach out to others so all the world can see

God will be there watching from above

Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.


Thanks to Today’s Participants

Rev. Lilian Patey – Minister, Calvary Memorial United Church
Barb Julian, Kirby Julian, and Emily Roe – Calvary’s Music Team
John Roe – Soloist
Betty Roe and John Roe– Readers
Bill Dippel and Kirby Julian – Videographers
Rob Marshall – Editing
Nancy Marshall  and Annis Dippel — Production support

We are grateful to all of you for your gifts of talent and time. Thank you!


Licensing Information

We Are One. Words: © 1988 Doreen Lankshear-Smith,  Music: © 1995 Jeeva Sam. Permission to copy this text obtained from One License A-724994.

 Go now in peace… Words, Music: Natalie Sleeth © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc. Permission to copy text obtained from One License. #A-724994

Jesus, You Have Come to the Lakeshore. Words, Music: © 1979 Cesáreo Gabaráin,

My Faith Looks Up to Thee. Words: Ray Palmer. Music: Lowell Mason. Public Domain.  

God of Grace and God of Glory. Words: Harry Emerson Fosdick 1930. Music: Welsh traditional melody.

Allegro from Sonata 13 by G.F. Handel. Public Domain


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