November 13th Service with Rev. Robin Ross

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: Psalm 34:1-3
I will bless the Lord at all times;
    His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
    The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
    And let us exalt His name together.

Invocation Prayer

Hymn: As pants the hart #26
1. As pants the hart for cooling streams
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee,
And Thy refreshing grace.

2. For Thee, my God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
O when shall I behold Thy face,
Thou majesty divine?

3. Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Trust God, Who will employ Sure aid for thee,
and change these sighs
To thankful hymns of joy.

4. God of my strength, how long shall I,
Like one forgotten, mourn,
Forlorn, forsaken and exposed
To my oppressor’s scorn?

5. Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still, and thou shalt sing
Praise to thy God, the living God,
Thy health’s eternal spring.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Children’s Time

Hymn: My faith looks up to Thee #677
1. My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Saviour divine: Now hear me when I pray;
Take all my guilt away; O let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire; As Thou hast died for me,
O may my love to Thee Pure, warm and changeless be,
A living fire.

3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide; Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away, nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

4. When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold sullen stream Shall o’er me roll, Blest Saviour, then, in love, Fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above, a ransomed soul.

Scripture Reading: Exodus 16:1-15

Sermon:   “Grumbling or Patience?”

Hymn: Spirit of God, descend upon my heart #382
1. Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

2. I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel visitant, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

3. Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind;
I see Thy cross, there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find.

4. Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
To face the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

5. Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame:
The baptism of the heaven-descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

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

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

Offertory Hymn: Praise God from whom all blessings flow #830
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Doxology & Dedication

Hymn: Will Your anchor hold #744
1. Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
(Refrain) We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
Fastened to the rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!

2. Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear,
When the breakers roar and the reef is near?
While the surges rave and the wild winds blow,
Shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow?

3. Will your eyes behold through the morning light
The city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will you anchor safe by the heavenly shore,
When life’s storms are past for evermore?

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.