May 10 Service
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 God, we once again come before you with praise and thanksgiving in our heart. We thank you for the gift of life and the many blessings we receive. We thank you for your sovereignty, even when we don’t always understand or recognize it. Father, we pray that this time would be one of worship, as we approach you in prayer, through the reading and teaching of your Word, through giving, and through the words of the songs. Would your Spirit use this time to refresh us, rejuvenate us, and restore us.
Call to Worship*
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always” (Psalm 105:1–4).
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).
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name” (Psalm 103:1).
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works” (Psalm 145:3–5).
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38–39).
“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy” (Hebrews 10:14).
Father, the words of that song remind us of that essential truth that we are so grateful for: that your perfect Son came and died so that we can be forgiven. We know we cannot earn eternal life, but instead you have offered it as a free gift for any who would have faith in Jesus Christ. What a marvelous mystery, that we may never comprehend. Thank you.
Lord, we know this season has brought its fair share of troubles and tribulations for those within our church family. We ask now for your peace that surpasses all understanding to be a comfort for those who are hurting, frustrated, confused, broken, angry, or afraid. Would these emotions drive us into the arms of our Saviour.
We pray for our church leadership. We know they have been faced with a number of difficult decisions, and as more and more optimistic news reports come forward, we know that more challenging situations will come along. We pray for wisdom and discernment as they seek to lead us and guide us. Would they find their strength in you.
As we turn now to study your Word, we pray again that you would prepare us to receive well the message you have for us. Would you give us open hearts and minds, tear down any apathy we may have, and fill us anew with a fresh desire to know you more.
We pray all these things in the name of your Son, Jesus, and through the power of your Holy Spirit.
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 to [email protected].
“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).
Trouble watching the video? Listen to the sermon as a podcast.
Song of Response
“I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live” (Psalm 146:2).
“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).
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 also be taking communion during this time, so be ready with whatever you have that is closest to the bread and grape juice.
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.
2020 Annual Mission Trip: The planned mission trip to Camp Joli-B planned for May has been cancelled. All of the funds raised and donated towards this trip will still be given to the camp. Please continue to pray for the Jolin family as they continue to lead and navigate in this difficult time. If you have any further questions, please contact Bob Agnew.
*Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® unless otherwise noted.