February 28 – Virtual Service

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Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise

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778 907 2071 Canada
Meeting ID: 897 5756 9370
Passcode: 123456

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

We have come to take up our crosses and follow Jesus.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)
L:         The Lord speaks and says: “Because you cling to me in love, I will deliver you.  I will protect you because you know my name.”
P:        Our God says: “When you call to me, I will answer you; I will be with you in trouble.  I will rescue you and honor you.  With long life I will satisfy you and show you my salvation.”
L:         He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will say to the Lord, “My Refuge and my Fortress.”
P:        They who abide in the shadow of the Almighty will say to the Lord, “My God in Whom I trust.”

 “How great Thou art”                    vs. 1&3 332 (New)                  

 The Second Sunday in Lent reading

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

“I have decided to follow Jesus”              570 (New)

The passing of the Peace:

The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“For the fruits of His creation”                vs. 1&3 570

Offertory Prayer:                                          (in unison)
We make this offering to You, O Lord, as one small promise to love You and to obey Your laws and commandments.  Bless what we give that others may
benefit from it and that all praise, honor and glory may be Yours, both now and forevermore.
Amen.

 The Scriptures:

Psalm 84                                     Allan Turberfield

Luke 23: 39-43                        Minister

Sermon:      “Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Announcements

“How firm a foundation”                      vs. 1, 2&5 425

 Commissioning and Benediction

“God be with you till we meet again”                  589

February 21 – Virtual Service

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Father… Forgive Them – Full Service

Sermon Only

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

We have come to take up our crosses and follow Jesus.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the courage of Jesus, Who did not hang back from confronting evil.
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the dedication of Jesus, Who was not diverted from preaching the Gospel.
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the compassion of Jesus, Who saw the suffering ones and was moved to help them.
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the faithfulness of Jesus, Who saw the cross, but did not turn back.

*“Love divine, all loves excelling”          vs. 1&3 233

The First Sunday in Lent reading            (responsively)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

*“In loving partnership”                vs. 1&4 759 (New)

The passing of the Peace:

The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

Scripture reading:
Luke 23: 32-39                                                  Minister

Sermon:      “Father…Forgive Them”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

*“Doxology”                

Offertory Prayer:                                               Minister

Announcements

*“Beneath the cross of Jesus”                vs. 1&3 185

Commissioning and Benediction

Three-fold Amen

February 14 – Virtual Service

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Full Service

“Mountaintop Experience” – Sermon only

Order of service for those who would like to follow along with the full Service

TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY

WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, FOR HIS RADIANT LIGHT HAS DRAWN US INTO HIS PRESENCE.

 Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                  (responsively)
L:         The Light has been shining.
P:        The Light of Epiphany has been shining.
L:         We have seen the coming of the kings.
P:        We have seen the coming of John the Baptist.
L:         We have seen the coming of Jesus.
P:        But the season of Epiphany is almost over.
L:         Today with the Transfiguration, we see Jesus clearly.
P:        But in Lent the Lord is hidden in shadow.
L:         Some will follow Him.
P:        Some will mock Him.
L:         Some will be healed by Him.
P:        Some will crucify Him.
All:      Let the light shine while it may.  Let us all in our worship together walk to that light.

“Fairest Lord Jesus”                                             232

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

“Open my eyes, that I may see”                500 (New)

Assurance of Pardon:                                        Minister

The passing of the Peace:

The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

The Scriptures:

Exodus 24: 12-18                                     Allan Turberfield

Matthew 17: 1-9                                                  Minister

Sermon:   “Mountaintop Experience

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“Now thank we all our God”                    vs. 1&2 103

Offertory Prayer:
O God of all people and places, who created all the earth and called it good.  We come bringing our gifts with the earnest prayer that you will bless them.  Take these gifts, we ask you, and multiply them, so that the world may know the light of Christ in the midst of darkness.

Announcements

“Shine, Jesus, Shine”                     vs. 1-3 376 (New)

Commissioning and Benediction

February 7, 2021 Virtual Service

Full Service

“A Compassionate Heart” – Sermon Only

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2021

Presbyterian World Service
And Development Sunday

WE ARE ASSEMBLED AS FOLLOWERS OF
JESUS CHRIST TO BE EQUIPPED TO GO
AND SHOW COMPASSION IN THE WORLD.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)

L:  Praise the Lord.  I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
P:  Great are the works of the Lord; they are
pondered by all who delight in them.
L:  Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His
righteousness endures forever.
P:  He has caused His wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
All:  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of
wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good
understanding.  To Him belongs eternal praise.

*“All creatures of our God and King”                   72

 Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

*“All the way my Saviour leads me”                   508

The Scriptures:
Micah 6: 1-8       Allan Turberfield
Philippians 2: 19-30   Minister

Sermon:      “A Compassionate Heart”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

 Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

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

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

*“Brother, sister, let me serve you”        635 (New)

 Commissioning and Benediction

Three-fold Amen

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