March 5th Service with Rev. Robin Ross

March 5th, 2023

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

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:                              Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From whence does 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.
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not smite 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 forth and for evermore.

 Hymn: God, reveal Your presence                                                               #414

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. 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: God who made the earth                                                                    #705

Children’s Time

Sermon:   “Deus Absconditus: Why Does God Hide Himself?”

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

Offertory Hymn: Praise God from Whom all blessings flow        #83

Prayer of Dedication

 Communion Hymn: Beneath the cross of Jesus                                  #238

 Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 The Sacrament of Holy Communion

 Communion Hymn: In the cross of the Christ I glory                       #208

 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

 In Memoriam – The flowers displayed today are in loving memory of Elaine Murray, mother & grandmother of Bev & Jason Feick.

 Food Bank Donations – The wheelbarrow is now in place at the back of the Sanctuary. We are collecting non-perishable food items for local families in need. Norma Leith will be delivering your donations to the Langley Food Bank.

International Women’s Day – International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement. This day is an opportunity to encourage and advocate for women and girls, both near and far.

25th Anniversary Banner – (Hanging in the Narthex)
Created in honour of our congregation’s 25th anniversary. The Celtic Cross recognizes the Scottish and Irish roots of the Presbyterian Chruch. “That the name of Jesus be glorified” a paraphrase of our congregation’s mission statement (2 Thessalonians 1:12). The monogram of the name of Jesus “IhS”, made up of the first two letters and the last letter in the Greek name for Jesus (iota, eta, sigma). The silver colouring was chosen for the lettering and the cross as the banner commemorates our church’s silver anniversary.

 

OUR MISSION

“To Glorify and enjoy God.”

OUR PURPOSE

“To make the light of Jesus Christ shine upon our community.”