January 1, 2023 Service with Rev. Willem van de Wall

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: Psalm 125
L:
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
P: As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people both now and forevermore.
L: The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.
P: LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.
All: But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.

Hymn: Great is Thy faithfulness #324

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we worship You as our God,
who determined times for generations and Who has control over each day.  We have wonderful peace in our hearts that as You guided us in the year 2022, You will guide us in the year 2023.  For us, the people of Langley Presbyterian Church there are the prospects of a new beginning with our ministry.  We bring everything before You and we put our trust in You that You will accomplish everything through us.  We praise You for Your faithfulness and we think of the words of the hymn we just sang, “Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.  Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.”  Be glorified in all we do during this time of worship and as we continue to live our lives in Your service.  This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega – the First and the Last.  Amen.

Hymn: Rock of ages, cleft for me #240

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:14-21

Sermon:   “Embrace The New God Will Do

Hymn: And can it be that I should gain #352

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

Doxology & Dedication
Father, take what we offer to You today and use it for the expansion of Your kingdom work.  Bless both the gift and the giver in Your service.  May what we offer be acceptable to You in Your sight.  Amen.

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Loving Heavenly Father, You blessed us far more than we can imagine just through the hours of this first day of a New Year.  Already “we have received grace upon grace” in the words of the apostle John.  Before You we lay down our dreams and aspirations.  Bless the family of Langley Presbyterian Church as we are filled with anticipation of what this year will bring for us with new beginnings and new opportunities. Father, we bring people before You in need of prayer.  Give grace to         and         in their time of need.  Give them Your peace that is above all understanding. Father, we continue to pray as Jesus taught His disciples….
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: Guide me, O Thou great redeemer #651

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.

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements

We received a message from Norma Leith at 9:33 AM Friday morning ~
“Kelly passed away at 1:45 a.m. I was with him.
The rest of the family had been there all day.
He looked so peaceful.
love,
Norma”
Pray for comfort and peace for Norma and her family.”

Gary Weerts suffered a stroke Tuesday, Dec 27.
Currently, he is in Chilliwack Hospital ICU.
He received the appropriate tests & treatment immediately at Langley Memorial. There were no ICU beds in Langley, New Westminster, or Vancouver.  He continues to have tests to determine the source of the blood clots. Pray that he continues to recover …he has shown improvement since Tuesday.  Pray that he will be transferred to Langley very soon.
Pray for complete healing.

Presbyterian Church in Canada – Date to Remember – January 6th Epiphany of the lord. Suggested Scripture reading: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12