July 24 – Rev. Dr, Sylvia Cleland

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

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with clanging cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: Tell me the old, old story                                          #499
1. Tell me the old, old story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
Tell me the story simply, as to a little child;
For I am weak and weary, and helpless and defiled.
Refrain:
Tell me the old, old story; Tell me the old, old story,
Tell me the old, old story of Jesus and His love.
2. Tell me the story slowly, that I may take it in –
That wonderful redemption, God’s remedy for sin.
Tell me the story often, for I forget so soon;
The early dew of morning has passed away at noon.
[Refrain]
3. Tell me the same old story with earnest tones and grave;
Remember that I’m the sinner who Jesus came to save.
Tell me the story always, if you would really be,
In any time of trouble, a comforter to me.
[Refrain]
4. Tell me the same old story, when you have cause to fear
That this world’s empty glory is costing me too dear.
Yes, and when that world’s glory is drawing on my soul, tell the old, old story: Jesus Christ makes thee whole.

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85;
Colossians 2:16-19; Luke 11:1-13

Sermon: (Title to be announced)

Hymn: O breath of life, come sweeping through me #384
1. O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and pow’r;
O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.
2. O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore, for this we plead.
3. O Breath of love, come breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in ev’ry part.
4. O Tongues of fire, come rest upon us,
so we may speak you word aright;
kinkle the flame of love among us;
equip your church to spread the light.

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

 The Prayer of the People & 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: Crown Him with many crowns                             #274
1. Crown him with many crowns, the lamb upon his throne;
Hark! How the heav’nly anthem drowns all music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing, of him who died for thee,
And hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.
2. Crown him the Son of God, before the worlds began,
And ye, who tread where he hath trod, crown him the Son of Man;
Who every grief hath known, that wrings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for his own, that all in him may rest.
3. Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save;
His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.
4. Crown him the Lord of love! Behold his hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified:
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For thou hast died for me:
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.
5. Crown Him the Lord of years, the Source, the End of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres in majesty sublime.
All hail, Redeemer; hail, for you have died for me; your praise
Shall never, never fail through all eternity!

Benediction

Choral Amen: Amen, Amen, A—men

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.