June 21 Service
A special note from our leadership team: Sign-up is now available for our weekly in-person gatherings. Be sure to check our updates page weekly to access the sign-up.
If you haven’t been hearing from our church leadership on a regular basis, please send an email to Pastor Andrew with your updated contact info.
For Kids & Parents!
O-ZONE KIDS (Grades 1 to 5): Join our live Virtual O-Zone on Zoom weekly at 10:30am on Sundays! Check the church eService email for login details.
PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL (pre-Kindergarten to Senior Kindergarten): Download a bible story and activity sheets for your children here, and watch the video below for Sunday School with Miss Jacquie!
Prayer of Dedication
Father, it is with great joy and expectation that we once again come before you in this time. We pray that as we set aside this portion of our week, together but apart, to read your Word, pray to you, sing to you, give to you, and listen to your Word taught, that you would use it for your glory. Would you continue to grow us and shape us, fill us with inspiration and encouragement, convict us and direct us we pray. And would you continue to build in us a longing for the day when we can all be together again.
Call to Worship*
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
he brought me into a spacious place.
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
You are my God, and I will praise you;
you are my God, and I will exalt you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1, 5–6, 28–29).
Worship in Song
Let’s take time now to listen to these songs of praise, noticing together the powerful, Scripture-soaked truths therein (click the Play button to listen).
May the Peoples Praise You
“May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you” (Psalm 67:3–5).
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31).
Great Are You Lord
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6)
Love Ran Red
“And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:8)!
Father, we thank you for the sacrifice that we sing about in that song. We thank you that your Son, Jesus Christ, poured out himself for us on the cross, so that we can be forgiven of our sins. To that end, we take time now to confess our sins to you—all the ways, even this week, that we have fallen short of your glorious standard. You are holy and perfect, and we are not, so we thank you that you made a way for us to be redeemed before you.
God, we continue to thank you for progress and for the positive direction that we seem to be going with regards to the virus. We thank you for the loosening of restrictions and the additional freedoms we are being granted. But we also take time to recognize that for some, even within our own congregation, these adjustments are negligible. Those who are lonely, isolated, hurting. We pray now for your peace and comfort to fill their hearts. We pray that your people, your church, will be inspired to seek out those who are hurting and comfort them with the comfort that they have received from you. Would our church family be known by our love and fellowship and the ways in which we care for one another.
Lord, as we approach your Word now, we ask that you would open our ears and soften our hearts to the message you have for us. Would you use this teaching to embolden us as we face into a world that sees no need for Jesus or the truth of your Word. Would you help us to receive well the truth of scripture and apply it in our lives as we continue on in our workplaces, our neighbourhoods, and our homes.
Mould us and shape us we pray.
Worship in Giving
Even in these trying times, we are reminded of the commands in the New Testament to give generously, sacrificially, and with joy. Giving is still available online or via e-transfer (see eService email for details).
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:6–8).
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Song of Response
I Surrender All
“I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship” (Romans 12:1).
“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love” (2 John 3).
Weekly Prayer Meeting: As a church, we know how powerful it can be when God’s people come together in prayer. To that end, we are starting a time of weekly prayer electronically. Check the church email sent out for access details, or email Andrew. Moving forward, we will no longer be taking communion during this time.
COVID-19: For congregational updates on future meeting times, cancellations, and information regarding the coronavirus, please check our church website regularly.
WORD Processing Podcast: With the help of a number of tech-savvy and servant-hearted individuals, we have created a podcast with new episodes to be released each Wednesday morning. This resource can be accessed and subscribed to via Anchor, Apple, and Spotify It’s also linked on our church website and wherever else podcasts are found.
Groceries: If you are stuck in isolation and in need of assistance with things like getting groceries, picking up medications, or other errands, please contact Josiah or Andrew, or email the church office.
*Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® unless otherwise noted.