July 31

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning’s service will be a laity service.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:
L: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for God judges the peoples with equity and guides the nations upon the earth.
P: Let the people praise You, O God, let all the peoples praise You!
L: Praise the Lord, for He provides for those who are in need and answers all those who call upon His name.
P: Give thanks to God, for He is good, His steadfast love endures forever.
L: God guides His people in the way of righteousness.
P: God blesses us that we might bless one another and bring glory to His name.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: For the beauty of the Earth                                     #434
1. For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies, Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.
2. For the beauty of each hour, Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and tree, and flow’r, Sun and moon and stars of light, Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.
3. For the joy of ear and eye, For the heart and mind’s delight For the mystic harmony, Linking sense to sound and sight, Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise
4. For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child, Friends on earth and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild, Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise
5. For each perfect gift of Thine To our race so freely giv’n, Graces human and divine, Flow’rs of earth and bunds of heav’n. Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Psalm 84

Sermon: “On life’s journey”

Hymn: Glory be to God the Father                                   #298
1. Glory be to God the Father,
glory be to God the Son,
glory be to God the Spirit:
great Jehovah, Three in One!
Glory, glory while eternal ages run!
2. Glory be to him who loved us,
washed us from each spot and stain;
glory be to him who bought us,
made us kings with him to reign!
Glory, glory to the Lamb that once was slain!
3. “Glory, blessing, praise eternal!”
angel choirs their hymns prolong;
“Honour, riches, power, dominion!”
echos all creation’s song.
Glory, glory, glory, glory,
praises to our God belong.

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: “’Follow me’” the Master said                                #645
1. ‘Follow me,’ the Master said: we will follow Jesus.
By his word and Spirit led, we will follow Jesus.
Still for us he lives to plead, at the throne will intercede, offers help in time of need; we will follow Jesus.
2. Should the world and sin oppose, we will follow Jesus.
He is greater than our foes; we will follow Jesus. On his promise we depend; he will hear us and defend, help and keep us to the end; we will follow Jesus.
3. Though the way may dark appear, we will follow Jesus.
He will make our pathway clear; we will follow Jesus.
In our daily round of care, as we plead with God in prayer,
with the cross which we must bear, we will follow Jesus.
4. Ever keep that end in view; we will follow Jesus.
All his promises are true; we will follow Jesus.
When this earthly course is run, and the Master says, ‘Well done!’ life eternal we have won; we will follow Jesus.

 Choral Amen: 

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.