June 28 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!

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Prayer of Dedication

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:9–13).

Amen.

Call to Worship*

“Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord (Psalm 150).

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).

Our God Saves

“I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you. For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life” (Psalm 56:13).

Jesus Hope of the Nations

“In his name the nations will put their hope” (Matthew 12:21)

It Is Well

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15–16).

Is He Worthy

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom” (Psalm 145:3).

Pastoral Prayer

Father God, we thank you for the reminder in the song we just sang that you are indeed worthy of our praise. So we praise you, Lord. We praise you for your goodness, your glory, your graciousness. You are God and we are not, so we worship you.

We thank you for all that you have given us: a place to call home, a loving church family, the very breath in our lungs is a gift from you. But more than all of that, we thank you for the gift of salvation that comes from belief in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We thank you for the way that His sacrifice shows us the depth and breadth of the love you have for us. We thank you for the gift of forgiveness so that sinners like us can have hope of eternity with you, a holy, perfect God.

Lord, we pray that you would reveal to us the areas in our life where we need to grow in our pursuit of holiness, and would you show us the ways that we can apply the truth of your Word in our life to do just that. We pray now, as we approach the teaching of your Word that you would use it to cut away the sin that we cling to in our life. That it would build within us a firm foundation of truth. That it would inspire us to love and obedience. Allow us to clearly understand the timeless message contained therein, and show us how it should affect and change our lives.

God, we continue to pray for your strength. For courage in the face of adversity, peace in the face of fear, and boldness in the face of opportunity. Give us eyes to see your creation the way that you see it, and help us to walk in your ways.

We pray all of these things in the name of your Son Jesus, and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

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).

Sermon

3 John

Trouble watching the video? Listen to the sermon as a podcast.

Song of Response

How Great Thou Art

“No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power” (Jeremiah 10:6).

Benediction

“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20–21).

Announcements

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.