July 18 – Virtual Service

The Ways of God

Full Service

WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP OUR GOD, WHOSE WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING ARE INCOMPREHENSIBLE.  

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship: (responsively)
L:   Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your name
be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness.
P:   Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.
L:   The Lord remembers us and will bless us: He will
bless the house of Israel, He will bless the house of Aaron,
P:   He will bless those who fear the Lord – small and
great alike.  May the Lord make you increase,
both you and your children.
L:   It is not the dead who praise the Lord, those who
go down to silence;
P:   it is we who extol the Lord, both now and
forevermore.  Praise the Lord.

“Glory be to God the Father”                              278

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

“Take time to be holy”                                         437

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“For all Your goodness, God”                  804 (New)

The Offertory Prayer:                               Minister

The Scriptures:
Psalm 25                                                            Len Phelps
Isaiah 55: 6-13                                               Minister

Sermon:            “The Ways Of God”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in 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, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Announcements

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”                       83                      

Commissioning and Benediction

“God be with you, till we meet again”

July 11 – Virtual Service

We Know

Full Service               Sermon Only

WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP OUR GOD,
IN WHOM WE HAVE ALL ASSURANCES.

Entry of God’s Word
Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                  (responsively)
L:  Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.
P:  He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them – He remains faithful forever.
L:  He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
P:  The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
L:  The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.
P:  The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations.

“For the beauty of the earth”                             vs. 1, 3&5 98                             

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:        Minister

“And can it be that I should gain”                    vs. 1&5 173          

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

The Scriptures:
Romans 8: 22-30                                                 Alex Hart
Ephesians 3: 7-13                                               Minister

Sermon:  “We Know…”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in 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, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Presentation of Gifts and Offering:

“Doxology”                  

The Offertory Prayer:
Oh God, Giver of all good gifts – in gratitude we bring our gifts today.  Use them to the end that Your kingdom may come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Bless the gift and the giver.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Announcements

“How firm a foundation”                                vs. 1, 4&5 425

Commissioning and Benediction

Closing Refrain:

July 4 – Virtual Service

Our Unchangeable God

Full Service            Sermon Only

WE ARE ASSEMBLED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST,
WHO IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:         (responsively from Psalm 27)
The Lord is our light and our salvation!
Why should we be afraid?
The Lord is the stronghold of our life!
What have we to fear?
Let us shout with joy to God!
Let us sing and make music before our God.

“Glory be to God the Father”                         278                               

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:        Minister

“Spirit of the living God”                                      400 (New)              

The passing of the Peace:
The peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

The Scriptures:

Malachi 3: 1-6a                                                       Ina Watson

Romans 11: 33-26                                                Minister

Sermon:      “Our Unchangeable God”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in 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, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

Offertory Hymn:

“Now thank we all our God”                                 v. 1 103

The offertory prayer:                                            (in unison)

O God, unto You we offer these gifts.  Bless them and use them in Your service that this church might be a light leading the way to You and the salvation You offer freely to all.  We ask it in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Announcements

“Immortal, invisible, God only wise”                    70

Commissioning and Benediction

Sing Amen

June 27 – Virtual Service

I Want More

Full Service                      Sermon Only

WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP OUR GOD AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIM FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                   (responsively)
L:   I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.
P:   He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and the mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
L:   He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.
P:   Blessed is the man who takes the lord His trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
L:   Many, Lord my God, are the wonders You have done.

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”                                  324 (New)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:          Minister

“Simply trusting every day”                                 451             

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

Solo:
“I cannot own the sunlit sky”                             Len Phelps

The Scriptures:
Job 42: 1-17                                                              Mariette Paquette
Psalm 20                                                                      Minister

Sermon:  “I Want More”

Cooke’s Anniversary Celebration

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in 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, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Presentation of Gifts and Offering:

*“For all your goodness God”                                804 (New)

The Offertory Prayer:
Oh God, Giver of all good gifts – in gratitude we bring our gifts today.  Use them to the end that Your kingdom may come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Bless the gift and the giver.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Announcements

“Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah”                    504

Commissioning and Benediction

June 20 – Father’s Day

Full Service

LAITY SUNDAY
Father’s Day

Welcome                                                             Roger Paquette

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                     (responsively)
L: O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
P: Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
L: Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
P: Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
All: For the Lord is a great God, and a
      great King above all gods.

“How firm a foundation”                                    vs. 1, 3&5 425                              

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:      Val Phelps

“Father, lead me day by day”                            vs. 1, 5&6 523

The Passing of the Peace:
The peace of Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.

Scripture reading:
Luke 11: 1-13                                                         Helen Parry

Message for Father’s Day:  Colin Taylor

Presentation of Gifts and Offering:          Alex Hart

“Sing them over again to me”                           375                                   

The Offertory Prayer:                             Val Phelps
Gracious Heavenly Father, You are the God of great gifts.  You have provided for us far more than what we can ever ask for.  We present to you these gifts today, knowing that You are the Father Who blesses us so abundantly.  May what we offer contribute to the expansion of Your kingdom work.  Bless us that we will not just give our money, but ourselves.  This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in 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, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Announcements                                                Peter Klassen

“Lead us, heavenly  Father, lead us”           513                                                           

Benediction
“May the Lord bless you,
may the Lord keep you”

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