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Oct. 18, 2020 in Church Worship Service with Rev. Wall

Welcome

Call to Worship                    (responsive from Psalm 123)

L:      I lift up my eyes to You, to You Who sit enthroned in heaven.
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,

P:      as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till He shows us His mercy.

Prayer of the Day

 Hymn  #324          “Great  is Thy faithfulness”

Scripture readings:     Joshua 3: 1-17, Psalm 20

Sermon:    “Forward In Faith”

Hymn #699        “All the way my Saviour leads me”     

Offering:

Doxology & Dedication

Prayers of the People/The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn #651      “Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah”

Benediction

 

Oct. 11, 2020 – In Church worship service Rev. Booy

Order of Worship Langley PC

October 11, 2020 – Thanksgiving

 

Call to worship (Responsive)

For the love of our Father, the Maker of all, the giver of all good things: Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For the world’s beauty and the changing seasons, and for the life that we have been given: Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For Jesus Christ our Saviour, who lived and worked among us: Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For his suffering and death on the cross and his resurrection to new life: Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For his rule over all things and his presence in the world: Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life, who teaches and guides us: Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For the grace of the Spirit in the work of the Church and the life of the world: Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Prayer of the Day

Hymn             #802 For the fruits of all creation

Scripture        Psalm 126

Sermon           The Lord has done great things for us

Hymn                         # 324   Great is Thy faithfulness

Offering/Doxology/Dedication

Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (Responsive)

We give you thanks, O God, for all things that make life good, and pray that all people will share in the blessings we know. For the world, for the wonders of earth, sea and sky; for beauty in nature and wildlife; for the rhythm of the days and seasons;

We give you thanks, O God, and ask that all people share such blessings.

For waters that refresh and sustain life; for soil that is fertile and rich; for those who tend crops and care for harvests; for those who produce, deliver and market our food and especially for those working tirelessly during the pandemic;

We give you thanks, O God, and ask that all people share such blessings.

For days to work and strength to do it; for the many different gifts and talents you have given us; for challenges met, especially during months of pandemic relief; and for moments of leisure and rest when you restore us;

We give you thanks, O God, and ask that all people share such blessings.

For human life; for talking and thinking together, working on problems and plans; for burdens and joys shared; for relationships that give life meaning, whether enjoyed face to face or at a distance;

We give you thanks, O God, and ask that all people such blessings.

For our circle of family and friends; for children and their curiosity and joy; for the insight that comes with patience and experience; and for events shared and memories cherished;

We give you thanks, O God, and ask that all people such blessings.

For your care and grace in times of anxiety, doubt and grief; for healing in times of illness, confusion, and distress; for rejuvenating strength and vision in times of renewal; for scientific knowledge and discovery to confront disease and improve health;

We give you thanks, O God, and ask that all people such blessings.

For the trust we have that you hear each prayer and know every need; that you love and care for each soul and body; and that you walk with us through all our days and seasons;

We give you thanks, O God, and ask that all people share such blessings.

Now we turn to you, O God, with the words Jesus taught all his followers to pray, saying…

Lord’s Prayer

Hymn             #457 Now thank we all our God

Benediction

Martin Luther Pledge during the Bubonic Plague 1527

“I shall ask God, mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence in not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should with to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for with my own death or the death of others. If my neighbour needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.” ~Martin Luther. In 1527, bubonic plague

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

Upon the recommendation of presbytery LPC will institute the following measures to reduce the COVID-19 hazard:

1) Coffee time suspended until further notice

2) Offering plates will be set on a table inside the sanctuary entrance so people can make their offering as they enter or leave the service

3) Greeters will continue at front door with the following modifications:

bulletins will be available in the narthex but will not be handed out,

  instead people may pick them up on their own

– no hand shaking or hugs

– maintain 1-meter distance from those whom  you are greeting

4) Communion is suspended until further notice.

5) We encourage everyone to maintain at least 1-meter of social distancing in the pews (this does not apply to family members who are regularly exposed to one another), no hand shakes, hugs or elbow bumps

6) We encourage those who are not well to stay home from services (be sure to let your elder know if you need any help, call the office or the pastor if you do not know who your elder is)

7) The backs of the pews and other shared surfaces will be sanitized before each service, wipes for this purpose will be in Clara’s office

8) Potluck for Maundy Thursday will most likely be suspended depending on the state of the virus situation at that time

9) Men’s breakfast is suspended until further notice

Please let your elder know if you have other suggestions as to how we can mitigate the effects of this virus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through this challenge together.

On behalf of your session,

Rev. Dennis Howard