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SummerSpirit Sunday August 30th

August 30, 2020

To Proclaim Jesus Crucified and Risen

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There is a stranger at the well.
He is in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Offering promises of new life.
Shall we go and see? Shall we open our hearts?
INTROIT: Like a River in My Soul
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God of our lives, gather us again around the deep well of community worship. From parched lives, with thirsty souls, gather us to the Living Water of your Love. Through our worship, give us the courage to ask daring questions, to challenge tired beliefs and faulty assurances, and to listen for your Word in new ways. As we gather and listen we yearn to be renewed, refreshed and  re-created. Meet us, hold us and shape us, as we fall open once again to You.  Amen 
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HYMN:  All Who Are Thirsty   MV #4
All who are thirsty, all who are weak,
come to the fountain, dip your heart in the stream of life.
Let the pain and the sorrow
be washed away in the waves of God’s mercy
as deep cries out to deep.
We sing come, Lord Jesus come,
Come Lord Jesus come.
Holy Spirit come,
Holy Spirit come.All who are thirsty, All who are grieved,
come to the fountain, dip your heart in the stream of life.
Let the pain and the sorrow be washed away
in the grace of God’s mercy
as deep cries out to deep.
we sing come, Lord Jesus come,
come, Lord Jesus come,
come, Lord Jesus come,
come, Lord Jesus come,
Holy Spirit come,
Holy Spirit come.
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CHORAL ANTHEM: I’m Gonna Sing till the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Woman at the well
Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.
They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
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HYMN:   Jesu Jesu Fill Us with Your Love  VU#593
* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from you.
Kneels at the feet of his friends,
silently washes their feet,
master who acts as a slave to them.   R

Neighbours are wealthy and poor,
varied in colour and race,
neighbours are near us and far away.  R

These are the ones we should serve,
these are the ones we should love,
all are neighbours to us and you.  R

Loving puts us on our knees
silently washing their feet
this is the way we should live with you.


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REFLECTION: by Rev. Dave Moors
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HYMN RESPONSEIn The Bulb there is a flower
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HYMN:  Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song  VU#641
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Go from this time knowing you are accepted, loved and sent. Go from this time with the death defying love of God Rising in your hearts and share it with a world desparately in need of New Life.  Amen
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