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October 2 Sunday Service

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
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore.
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.
Lord, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.
But those who turn to crooked ways the Lord will banish with the evildoers.
Peace be on Israel.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: All creatures of our God and King #433
1. All creatures of our God and King lift up your voice and with us sing: sing praises, hallelujah!
O brother sun with golden beam, O sister moon with silver gleam,
sing praises. sing praises, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

2. Wild rushing wind, unbounded, strong, high clouds that sail in heaven along: sing praises, hallelujah!
New rising dawn in praise rejoice, kind lights of evening, find a voice: sing praises, sing praises, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

3. Deep flowing water, pure and clear, make music for your God to hear: sing praises, hallelujah!
Fierce fire, so masterful and bright,
pierce now the dark with heat and light:
sing praises, sing praises, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

4. Dear mother earth, who day by day brings forth your blessings on our way: sing praises, hallelujah! All flowers and fruit that in you grow, let them God’s glory also show:
sing praises, sing praises, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

5. Let everyone of tender heart, forgiving others, take their part: sing praises, hallelujah!
All who long pain and sorrow bear, give God your burdens and your care: sing praises, sing praises, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

6. Let all things their Creator bless, and worship God in humbleness: sing praises, hallelujah!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three-in-One:
sing praises, sing praises, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 30:1-25

Sermon:   “Seek encouragement in God”

Hymn: O God, our help in ages past #330
1. O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,  and our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of thy throne thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone, and our defence is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood, or earth received its frame,
from everlasting thou art God, to endless years the same.

4. A thousand ages in thy sight are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.

5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all our years away.
They fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.

6. O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
still be our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home.

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

Doxology & 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: Nearer my God to Thee
1. Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross That raisth me,
Still all my song would be, Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee , Nearer to Thee!

2. Though, like the wanderer, The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee.

3. There let the way appear Steps unto heaven;
All that Thou sendest me In mercy given;
Angels to beckon me Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee.

4. Then with my waking thoughts Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be Nearer, my God, to Thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee.

5. Or if on joyful wing Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon and stars forgot, Upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee

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.

September 25th Sermon with Rev. Bob Garvin

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

 Welcome & Announcements

 The Call to Worship:
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouths shall show forth your praise.
Serve the Lord with gladness
Come before His presence with song.
O magnify the Lord with me
And let us exalt his name forever.

Hymn: When morning gilds the skies #438
1. When morning gilds the skies, my heart awakening cries:
may Jesus Christ be praised! Alike at work and prayer to Jesus I repair; may Jesus Christ be praised!

2. To God, the Word, on high, the host of angels cry:
may Jesus Christ be praised! Let mortals, too, upraise
their vioce in hymns of praise; may Jesus Christ be praised!

3. Let earth’s wide circle round in joyful notes resound:
may Jesus Christ be praised! Let earth and sea and sky,
from depth to height reply: may Jesus Christ be praised!

4. Be this, while life is mine, my canticle divine:
may Jesus Christ be praised! be this the eternal song
through all the ages on: may Jesus Christ be praised!

Responsive Psalm: 91:1-6, 14-16 (See insert)

 Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

 Hymn: Come people O the Risen King
1. Come people of the Risen King Who delight to bring Him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing To the Morning Star of grace From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

Chorus
Rejoice, rejoice let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice O Church of Christ rejoice

2. Come those whose joy is morning sun And those weeping through the night Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight For His perfect love will never change And His mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days With the certain hope of peace

3. Come young and old from ev’ry land Men and women of the faith Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of His grace
Over all the world His people sing Shore to shore we hear them call The truth that cries through ev’ry age Our God is all in all

Children’s Time

 Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-19

 Sermon:   “Where your heart is”

Hymn: Lord of all power #626
1. Lord of all power, I give you my will,
in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfill.
Your bondage is freedom, your service is song,
and, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.

2. Lord of all wisdom, I give you my mind,
rich truth that surpasses our knowledge to find.
What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard
is taught by your Spirit and shines from your word.

3. Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;
I praise and adore you for all you impart:
your love to inspire me, your counsel to guide,
your presence to cheer me, whatever betide.

4. Lord of all being, I give you my all.
If e’er I disown you, I stumble and fall;
but, sworn in glad service your word to obey,
I walk in your freedom to the end of the way.

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

 Doxology & 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: God whose giving #663
1. God whose giving knows no ending From Your rich and endless store Nature’s wonder Jesus’ wisdom Costly cross grave’s shattered door Gifted by You we turn to You
Offering up ourselves in praise Thankful song shall rise forever
Gracious donor of our days

2. Skills and time are ours for pressing Toward the goals of Christ Your Son All at peace in health and freedom
Races joined the church made one Now direct our daily labor
Lest we strive for self alone Born with talents make us servants
Fit to answer at Your throne

3. Treasure too You have entrusted Gain through powers Your grace conferred Ours to use for home and kindred
And to spread the gospel word Open wide our hands in sharing
As we heed Christ’s ageless call Healing teaching and reclaiming
Serving You by loving all

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.

September 18 Service with Rev. Bob Garvin

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

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship: Psalm 145:1-3, 21
I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you,
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.

Hymn: Come let us sing                                                           #706
1. Come, let us sing of a wonderful love,
tender and true, tender and true;
out of the heart of the Father above,
streaming to me and to you:
wonderful love, wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

2. Jesus the Saviour this gospel to tell
joyfully came, joyfully came,
came with the helpless and hopeless to dwell,
sharing their sorrow and shame:
seeking the lost, seeking the lost,
saving, redeeming at measureless cost.

3. Jesus is seeking the wanderers yet:
why do they roam? why do they roam?
Love only waits to forgive and forget;
home, weary wanderers, home:
wonderful love, wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

4. Come to my heart, O thou wonderful love;
come and abide, come and abide,
lifting my life till it rises above
envy and falsehood and pride:
seeking to be, seeking to be
lowly and humble, a learner of thee.

Responsive Psalm: Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will 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.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike 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 on and forevermore.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Children’s Time

Hymn: May the mind of Christ                                            #644
1. May the mind of Christ my Saviour live in me from day to day,
Jesus’ love and power controlling all 1 do or say,

2. May the word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so that all may see I triumph only through God’s power,

3. May the peace of God my Sovereign rule my life in everything,
that 1 may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing,

4. May the love of Jesus fill me, as the waters fill the sea;
Christ exalting, self denying, this is victory,

5. May 1 run the race before me, strong and brave to face the foe, looking only unto Jesus as I onward go.

Scripture Reading: Luke 16:1-13

Sermon: “Facing tomorrow with confidence”

Hymn: Cornerstone 
1. My hope is built on nothing less,
Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus Name   2x

2. When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In ev’ry high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

Chorus
Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm,
He is Lord, Lord of all.

3. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteous-ness alone.
Faultless stand before the throne.
Chorus

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

Doxology & 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: Will you come and follow me                               #634
1. Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown; will you let my name be known;
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

2. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare ?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me ?

3. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name ?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean in you and you in me ?

4. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name ?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same ?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me ?

5. Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name. Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same. In your company I’ll go
where your love and footsteps show. Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

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.

September 11 Sunday Service

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 115
Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.

The Lord remembers us and will bless us: He will bless the house of Israel, He will bless the house of Aaron, He will bless those who fear the Lord – small and great alike.

All: May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth!

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: Joyful, joyful we adore You                                    #410
1. Joyful, joyful we adore you,
God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flowers before you,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away;
giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day.

1. All your works with joy surround you;
earth and heaven reflect your rays;
stars and angels sing around you,
centre of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
flowery meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain,
join to praise you joyfully.

2. You are giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blessed,
wellspring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest.
God Creator, Christ our Saviour,
all are yours who live in love.
Teach us how to love our neighbour;
lift us to your joy above.

3. Morning stars, awake the chorus;
mortals, join with every part,
for what joy is set before us
as Christ’s love joins heart to heart!
Ever singing, march we onward,
victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music leads us sunward,
in the triumph song of life.

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: John 7:37-44

Sermon:   “The abundant life”

Hymn: Tell me the old, old story                                        #499
1. Tell me the old, old story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love¬
Tell me the story simply, as to a little child,
for I am weak and weary, and helpless and defiled.
Refrain:
Tell me the old, old story; tell me the old, old story; tell me the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

2. Tell me the story slowly, that I may take it in,
that wonderful redemption, God.s remedy for sin.
Tell me the story often, for I forget so soon;
the early dew of morning has passed away at noon.
Refrain

3.Tell me the story softly, with earnest tones and grave;
remember I’m the sinner Whom Jesus came to save.
Tell me the story always, if you would really be,
in any time of trouble, a comforter to me.
Refain

4. Tell me the same old story, when you have cause to fear
that this world’s empty glory is costing me too dear.
Yes, and when that world’s glory is dawning on my soul,
tell me the old, old story: Christ Jesus makes thee whole.
Refrain

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

Doxology & 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: Take my life, and let it be                                        #637
1. Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days: let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love;
take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

3. Take my voice and let me sing always, only for my King:
take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold: not a mite would I withhold
take my intellect, and use every power as thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine;
take my heart: it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.

6. Take my love; my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store;
take  myself and I will be every, only, all for thee.

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.

Sept 4 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 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.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: Break now the bread of life                                   #507
1. Break now the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
as once you broke the loaves beside the sea:
beyond the sacred page I seek you, Lord:
my spirit longs for you, O living Word.

2. You are the bread of life, dear Lord, to me;
Your holy word is truth redeeming me.
Give me to eat and live with you above;
teach me to love your truth, for you are love.

3. Oh send your Spirit now, dear Lord, to me;
touch now my blinded eyes and make me see:
then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall,
and I shall find my peace, my all in all.

Children’s Time

 Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:22-24

Sermon: “Your labour in the Lord is not in vain”

Hymn: Great is Thy faithfulness #324
1. Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with thee,
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not,
As thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

Chorus
Great is thy faithfulness , great is thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning new mercies I see,
All I have needed thy hand hath provided,
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.

2. Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in eloquent witness
To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

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

Doxology & Dedication

 The Prayer 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: I heard the voice of Jesus say                               #671
1. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast!’
I came to Jesus as I was,
weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

2. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down, and drink and live!’
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that lifegiving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived
and now I live in him.

3. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘I am this dark world’s light;
look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright?’
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in him my star, my sun,
and in that light of life I’ll walk
till traveling days are done.

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.

Aug 28 Sunday Service

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:
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, God of Jacob.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell                       #65
1. All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with mirth; his praise forth tell.
Come ye before him and rejoice.

2. Know that the Lord is God indeed;
without our aid he did us make;
we are his flock, he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.

3. Oh enter then his gates with praise;
approach with joy his courts unto;
praise, laud and bless his name always,
for it is seemly so to do.

Children’s Time

 Scripture Reading:
Acts 6:1-10

Sermon:   “The Person God Chooses”

Hymn: Softly and tenderly, Jesus in calling                  #640
1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me:
patiently Jesus is waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.

Refrain:
“Come home (come home),
come home (come home),
ye who are weary, come home ” ;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, “Come home!”

2. Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me ?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me ?
Refrain

3. Oh for the wonderful love he has promised,
promised for you and for me;
though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.             
Refrain

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

Doxology & Dedication

 The Prayer 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: O God of Bethel                                                             #654
1. O God of Bethel, by whose hand
thy people still are fed,
who through this weary pilgrimage
hast all they servants led:

2. our vows, our prayers, we now present
before thy gracious throne;
as thou hast been our faithful God,
so always be our own.

3. Through each perplexing path of life
our wandering footsteps guide;
give us each day our daily bread,
and raiment fit provide.

4. Oh spread thy covering wings around,
till all our wanderings cease,
and at our God’s own loved abode
our souls arrive in peace.

5. Such blessings from thy gracious hand
our humble prayers implore,
and thou shalt be our chosen God
and portion 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.

Aug 21 with Rev. Willem van de Wall

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Willem van de Wall to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:

Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy                                                            #299 V1&3
1. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

3. Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,
though our eyes in sinfulness thy glory may not see
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

 Hymn: Fairest Lord Jesus                                                       #375
1. Fairest Lord Jesus,
Lord of all creation,
Jesus, of God and Mary the Son:
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honour,
O thou my soul’s delight and crown.

2. Fair are the meadows,
fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the verdure and bloom of spring.
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
he makes the saddest heart to sing.

3. Fair is the sunshine,
fairer still the moonlight,
fair is the shimmering, starry sky:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines clearer
than all the heavenly host on high.

4. All fairest beauty
heavenly and earthly,
wondrously, Jesus, is found in thee;
none can be nearer, fairer or dearer
than thou, my Saviour, art to me.

Children’s Time

 Scripture Reading: John 13:1-17

Sermon:   “The example of humble service”

Hymn: Amigos de Cristo                                                         #476
Refrain:
Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord;
Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.
For we’ve been forgiven, and we’ve been restored,
Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

1. Friends of the covenant renewed each morn;
baptized and loving it, we’ve been reborn.
Gift of the dove is ours for evermore.
Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

(Refrain)

2. Born of a family, the young and old,
we’ll be on hand to see new life unfold.
We understand the need to be made whole.
Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

(Refrain)

The Sacrament of Holy Communion:

  • An Invitation
  • “Break now the bread” 1&2 #507
  • Affirmation of Faith: “Apostles’ Creed”
  • Words of Istitution
  • Prayer for the blessing of the elements”
  • Distributing of the elements
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • “Break now the bread of life” 3 #507

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

Doxology & 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: Saviour like a shepherd lead us                           #485
1. Saviour, like a shepherd lead us:
much we need your tender care;
in your pleasant pastures feed us;
for our use your folds prepare:
blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
you have bought us; yours we are.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
you have bought us; yours we are.

2. We are yours; in love befriend us;
be the guardian of our way;
keep your flock from sin, defend us;
seek us when we go astray:
blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
hear your children when we pray.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
hear your children when we pray.

3. Let us always seek your favour;
let us always do your will.
Jesus Christ our only Saviour,
with yourself our spirits fill:
blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
you have loved us; love us still.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
you have loved us; love us still.

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.

Aug 14 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:
O sing to the Lord a new song;
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
His marvellous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols;
But the Lord made the heavens.
Honour and majesty are before him;
Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
Bring an offering, and come into his courts!
Worship the Lord in holy array;
Tremble before him, all the earth!

Invocation Prayer

Hymn:  Jesus, where’er Thy people meet                       #431
1. Jesus, where’er Thy people meet,
There they behold Thy mercy seat;
Where’er they seek Thee Thou art found,
And every place is hallowed ground.

2. Here may we prove the power of prayer
To strengthen faith and sweeten care,
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heaven before our eyes.

3. Lord, we are few, but Thou art near;
Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear;
O rend the heavens, come quickly down,
And make a thousand hearts Thine own.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Psalm 3

Sermon:   “Mysteries of the Psalms”

Hymn: Sing them over again to me                                   #498
1. Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life;
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty,
Teach me faith and duty.

(Refrain) Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life,
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life.

2. Christ, the blessed One, gives to all,
Wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call,
Wonderful words of life;
All so freely given,
Wooing us to heaven.
Refrain

3. Sweetly echo the gospel call,
Wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all,
Wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Saviour,
Sanctify forever.
Refrain

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

Doxology & Dedication

 The Prayer 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: All the way my Saviour leads me                        #699
1. All the way my Saviour leads me,
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy
Who through life has been my guide?
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

2. All the way my Saviour leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the rock before me,
Lo, a spring of joy I see!

3. All the way my Saviour leads me,
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above:
When my spirit, clothed, immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day,
This my song through endless ages,
‘Jesus led me all the way!

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.

Announcement:
“Thank you for your many prayers since last August 2021 for Cita, Albert’s sister, my sister-in-law, in the Philippines.  And thank you for your ongoing care and kind comments.  After 3 months in the ICU with Covid-19, plus serious complications, our Heavenly Father has given her the miracle of recovery now, a year later.  She is a living witness to God’s faithfulness.  All glory and thanks be to God!  Albert & Marianne Lazaro”

Aug 7 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 95:1-7
L: O come, let us sing to the Lord;
P: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
L: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
P: let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
L: For the Lord is a great God
P: and a great King above all gods.
L: In his hand are the depths of the earth;
P: the heights of the mountains are his also.
L: The sea is his, for he made it,
P: and the dry land, which his hands have formed.
L: O come, let us worship and bow down;
P: let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
L: For he is our God,
P: and we are the people of his pasture
ALL: and the sheep of his hand.

Hymn:  When morning gilds the skies #438
1.When morning gilds the sky, our hearts awaking cry:
May Jesus Christ be praised! in all our work and prayer we ask his loving care: May Jesus Christ be praised!
2. To God, the Word on high, the hosts of angels cry:
May Jesus Christ be praised! Let mortals too upraise
their voices in hymns of praise: May Jesus Christ be praised!
3. Let earth’s wide circle round in joyful notes resound:
May Jesus Christ be praised! Let air and sea and sky from depth to height reply: May Jesus Christ be praised!
4. Be this, when day is past, of all our thoughts the last: May Jesus Christ be praised! The night becomes as day when from the heart we say: May Jesus Christ be praised!
5. Then let us join to sing to Christ, our loving King: May Jesus Christ be praised! Be this the eternal song through all the ages long: May Jesus Christ be praised!

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

 Hymn: Joyful, joyful we adore you #410
1. Joyful, joyful we adore you God of glory Lord of light Angels lifting praise before you Sing throughout this holy night In a manger lies a baby Child of Mary Son of God Voices joined in joyful chorus Praise you for your gift of love
2. All your works declare your glory All creation joins to sing Praise resounds as earth rejoices. In the birth of Christ the King Shepherds kneel before the Infant. Trumpets sound and anthems raise. As with joy our hearts are lifted Joined in wonder love and praise

 Scripture Reading: Psalms 42-43

Sermon: “Out of the Dumps”

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

 Doxology & Dedication

 Communion Hymn: When I survey the wonderous cross #231

Apostles’ 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: To God be the Glory! Great things He has done #350
1. To God be the glory! great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
And opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Refrain:
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear his voice:
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice.
2. O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give him the glory; great things he hath done!
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood
To every believer the promise of God,
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives!
Refrain
3. Great things he hath taught us
Great things he hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see!
Refrain

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

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.

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