Nov 28 – Rev van de Wall – virtual service

The First Sunday in Advent

 WE ARE ASSEMBLED IN THE NAME OFJESUS CHRIST WHO BROUGHT STEADFAST HOPE TO OUR WORLD.

Full Service

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:  

“Spirit of the living God”  400 (New)

Prayer of Adoration:                                           Minster

“O come, O come Emmanuel”                vs. 1&4 116

Lighting of the First Advent Candle:                   HOPE

“Hope is a star”                                   v. 1 119 (New)

Prayer of Confession:                                       Minister

Great is Thy faithfulness”                         vs. 1&3 85

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you. And also with you.

Scripture readings:
Jeremiah 33: 12-17                                 Peter Klassen
Mark 1: 1-3                                                        Minister

Sermon:     “Steadfast Hope”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“Now thank we all our God”                   vs. 1&3 103

The Offertory Prayer:
Loving God, we praise You for new hope Your Son brought to this world.  In this hope we reach out to those who only experience despair.  Help us to be the instruments You want us to be – instruments of hope, peace, joy and love.  Receive our offering for the expansion of Your kingdom.  To You we bring praise, honor and glory.  Amen.

Announcements

“Angels from the realms of glory”                    vs. 1, 4&5 143

Commissioning and Benediction

Closing Refrain:
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.

Nov 21 – Rev Robin Ross

Christ The King Sunday

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Robin Ross to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship and Invocation Prayer:

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: The Love of God Comes Close 474
1. The love of God comes close
where stands an open door,
to let the stranger in,
to mingle rich and poor.
The love of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the love of God is here to stay.

2. The peace of God comes close
to those caught in the storm,
forgoing lives of ease
to ease the lives forlorn.
The peace of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the peace of God is here to stay.

3. The joy of God comes close
where faith encounters fears,
where heights and depths of life
are found through smiles and tears.
The joy of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the joy of God is here to stay.

4. The grace of God comes close
to those whose grace is spent,
when hearts are tired or sore
and hope is bruised and bent.
The grace of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the grace of God is here to stay.

5. The Son of God comes close
where people praise his name,
where bread and wine are blest
and shared as when he came.
The Son of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the Son of God is here to stay.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Scripture Reading: Kings 20:18-30 – Luke 9:28-43a

 Sermon: “A Faith For The Valleys”

Hymn: Let Christian Faith and Hope Dispel 368
1. Let Christian faith and hope dispel
the fears of guilt and woe;
the Lord Almighty is our friend,
and who can prove a foe?

2. The Saviour died, but rose again
triumphant from the grave,
and pleads our cause at God’s right hand,
omnipotent to save.

3. Who then can e’er divide us more
from Jesus’ saving love,
or break the sacred chain that binds
the earth to heaven above?

4. Let troubles rise and terrors frown,
and days of darkness fall;
through Christ all dangers we’ll defy,
and more than conquer all.

5. Nor death, nor life, nor earth, nor hell,
nor time’s destroying sway
can e’er erase us from his heart,
or make his love decay.

6. Each future period that will bless
as it has blessed the past;
Christ loved us from the first of time;
Christ loves us to the last.

Offering:  (Plates are at the Entrance and Exit)

Doxology & Dedication

Hymn: In The Bulb There Is a Flower 674
1. In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree,
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

2. There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

3. In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing,
in our life, eternity,
in our death, a resurrection,
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

Benediction

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

Nov 21 – Rev van de Wall – Virtual Service

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY

Full Service                       Sermon only

We are assembled in the name of Jesus Christ,
the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:  “Holy, holy, holy”

Prayer of Adoration:                                   Minister

“Fairest Lord Jesus”                              

Doxology to Jesus, our Lord:          (in unison)                                               “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.  You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”

Prayer of Confession:                                Minister

“How great Thou art”                            

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.

The Scriptures:
Jeremiah 23: 1-6                                      Pauline Brogaard
Luke 1: 26-38                                             Minister

Sermon:        “The Eternal Reign”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“Doxology”                

Offertory Prayer:
Most gracious and loving Father, we come to You in the name of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ.  In Him we have received grace upon grace.  We submit ourselves to Him anew and proclaim His reign in the world.  Please accept our offering for the expansion of Your kingdom.  This we ask in the name of the King of the universe.  Amen.

Announcements

“The King of love my Shepherd is”  

 Commissioning and Benediction

Nov 14 – Rev van de Wall – Virtual Service

WE HAVE COME TO BE EQUIPPED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHRIST’S SERVICE.

Full Service                   Sermon only

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:

“Breathe on me, breath of God”  vs. 1-3 259

Prayer of Adoration:                             Minister

“Take time to be holy”                 vs. 1&3 437

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“For all Your goodness God”        804 (New)

Offertory Prayer:                                   Minister

Prayer of Confession:                 (responsively)

“Have mercy on me, O God” (Psalm 51)    638

“Shine Jesus, Shine”                     376 (New)

The passing of the Peace:
The grace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

The Scriptures:                     
Ephesians 3: 1-14                                Pauline Brogaard
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10                   Minister

“We are one in the Spirit”  vs. 1-3 471 (New)

Sermon:Chosen To Strive For Excellence

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

Announcements

“I have decided to follow”             570 (New)

Commissioning and Benediction

“God be with you till we meet again”     589