October 1st, 2023
We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day.
Welcome & Announcements
The Call to Worship:
L: Welcome to God’s house! We are delighted to have you here!
P: We hunger for God’s word of hope.
L: You have come to the right place. Here you will be fed on the life-giving love of God.
P: We thirst for God’s healing in our lives.
L: At the table of the Lord, you will be fed and your thirst quenched.
P: Thanks be to God who provides for our needs.
Hymn: Morning Has Broken #814
Prayer of Adoration & Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Hymn: Faith is the Victory
Scripture Reading: Mark 2:1-12 (Jim Leith)
Sermon: “The Faith of Friends”
Hymn: Grace Greater Than Our Sin
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
Sharing the Bread and Cup
Prayer after Communion
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Prayer of 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: Sent Forth by Your Blessing #775
Choral Amen: Amen, Amen, A—men
Go now in peace
Go now in peace. Never be afraid. God will go with you
each hour of every day. Go now in faith,
steadfast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.
Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements
Thanksgiving Service – Please join us on Sunday, October 8th, for our Thanksgiving service.
Bible Study Class – The class will be held in the lower Hall on Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. If you missed our first class, you are still welcome to join us!
PAC Open House Reminder – Peace Arch Chorus invites you to their open house on October 4th, at 7 PM. Come and enjoy the music, good chats, and goodies!
With Gratitude – Thank you to Marg Serviss for faithfully decorating the LPC Sanctuary for special occasions such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for over a decade. She has shared that this has been a joy for her to do for the church. Not only that, she has contributed the cost of the flowers used to decorate and wishes to continue to do so. Via e-mail, Marg has outlined where plants and flowers were placed in the church. She has asked if someone would be willing to take over this ministry, and we’re happy to announce that Bev Feick and Norma Leith have come forward. Once again, thank you, Marg, for making special services more meaningful with your beautiful flower arrangements throughout the sanctuary.
We Couldn’t do it Without You! Thank you so much, volunteers, for your assistance. We appreciate our volunteers’ efforts in helping to make Sunday Service successful! Our thanks to Serena, Paul, Patricia, and Gary & Nancy.
We would also like to acknowledge Graeme K., and Leroy N., for all of the great work they do in, and around, the church, and keeping things maintained.
LPC Thanksgiving Décor – Fall is officially here! To celebrate the beauty of Fall and Thanksgiving, we would like to bring some of Fall’s beauty inside LPC. We would appreciate whatever you can spare. We are looking for items such as pumpkins, and other fall squash, fruits, and hay.