June 2 – Choral Worship & PRIDE Sunday

June 2 – Choral Worship & PRIDE Sunday

Welcome to June and what a welcome this worship provided.  The music was outstanding!  Donalee’s messages tying together music in our lives and PRIDE Sunday was perfect.  Under the direction of our new Music Co-ordinator, Kimberly Hanmer, our choir has grown to over 25 members and they sound spectacular.  Rev Donalee kicked off the United Church of Canada’s first official PRIDE Sunday celebration.

SCRIPTURE   Ephesians 5:18b-20   read by Marilyn Gibbins

REFLECTION celebrating this Choral Music Sunday:   “Praying Twice” Rev. Donalee Williams

RESPONSIVE READING   Psalm 98 VU 818 refrain 2  read by Marilyn Gibbins


REFLECTION ON PRIDE SUNDAY   “Singing Pride”   Rev. Donalee Williams

Music included:   “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” traditional gospel hymn, arr: Donald Moore; “O God beyond All Praising” ; ‘Dance with the Spirit’; “Celebrate Music” words and music by Joseph M. Martin; “We Are Singing, for the Lord is Our Light” traditional Zulu song arr: Hal H. Hopson;  “Alleluia” W.A. Mozart arr: Russell Robinson;  “Creator God You Gave Us Life” ; “We Are a Rainbow” ; “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”; “For We Wish You Music” words and music by Douglas E. Wagner;  “Hallelujah, Resurrection Day!” by Larry Shackley.

We are a Rainbow: