September 18 Service with Rev. Bob Garvin

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

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship: Psalm 145:1-3, 21
I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you,
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.

Hymn: Come let us sing                                                           #706
1. Come, let us sing of a wonderful love,
tender and true, tender and true;
out of the heart of the Father above,
streaming to me and to you:
wonderful love, wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

2. Jesus the Saviour this gospel to tell
joyfully came, joyfully came,
came with the helpless and hopeless to dwell,
sharing their sorrow and shame:
seeking the lost, seeking the lost,
saving, redeeming at measureless cost.

3. Jesus is seeking the wanderers yet:
why do they roam? why do they roam?
Love only waits to forgive and forget;
home, weary wanderers, home:
wonderful love, wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

4. Come to my heart, O thou wonderful love;
come and abide, come and abide,
lifting my life till it rises above
envy and falsehood and pride:
seeking to be, seeking to be
lowly and humble, a learner of thee.

Responsive Psalm: Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Children’s Time

Hymn: May the mind of Christ                                            #644
1. May the mind of Christ my Saviour live in me from day to day,
Jesus’ love and power controlling all 1 do or say,

2. May the word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so that all may see I triumph only through God’s power,

3. May the peace of God my Sovereign rule my life in everything,
that 1 may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing,

4. May the love of Jesus fill me, as the waters fill the sea;
Christ exalting, self denying, this is victory,

5. May 1 run the race before me, strong and brave to face the foe, looking only unto Jesus as I onward go.

Scripture Reading: Luke 16:1-13

Sermon: “Facing tomorrow with confidence”

Hymn: Cornerstone 
1. My hope is built on nothing less,
Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus Name   2x

2. When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In ev’ry high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

Chorus
Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm,
He is Lord, Lord of all.

3. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteous-ness alone.
Faultless stand before the throne.
Chorus

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

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayers 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: Will you come and follow me                               #634
1. Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown; will you let my name be known;
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

2. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare ?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me ?

3. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name ?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean in you and you in me ?

4. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name ?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same ?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me ?

5. Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name. Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same. In your company I’ll go
where your love and footsteps show. Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

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.