October 11 Service
LIVESTREAM STARTING NEXT WEEK
A livestream option of the Sunday morning service will be available, starting next week! We will continue to post the video link after the service, but are excited to be able to share in our time of worship, together, both in person and virtually!
Sign-up is also available for our weekly in-person gatherings. Be sure to check our updates page weekly to access the sign-up.
For Kids & Parents!
O-ZONE KIDS (Grades 1 to 5): Our O-Zone program is now meeting again in-person at Oakridge on Sunday mornings. Check for an email from Miss Ruth for more details.
PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL (pre-Kindergarten to Senior Kindergarten): Download activity sheets for your children here each week!
Prayer of Dedication
Father in heaven, we come before you now to offer praise. Help us do so in spirit and in truth. We ask this for your glory and in the name of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Call to Worship*
“Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever” (Psalm 30:4–5, 11–12).
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).
Blessed Be Your Name
“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving” (Psalm 69:30).
Your Great Name
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9–11).
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).
Come, O Sinner
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23–24).
Father God, the words of that last song involve some important reminders. We are all sinners deserving of death and separation from your perfect holiness. Yet through the death of Christ, sin and death have been defeated, and eternal life and forgiveness are available to all through belief in him. Though we still feel the sting of sin and the effects of the fall, we can rest assured in the hope that one day Jesus will return to usher in his perfect kingdom. Thank you for your mercy and grace in sending your Son, God.
Lord, this has been a difficult week for many in our church family, as we grieve the loss of Lee Mitchell. We thank you that we can have confidence that she is in your perfect presence, free from the suffering of this world. But we pray for Ken, and their family who are grieving in this difficult time. Would they be comforted by your perfect peace, and supported in prayer and compassion by their church family.
God, we pray for your strength as we continue to face into the unknowns of our immediate future, with so much confusion and difficulty in our world. We pray against fear, and pray that we would be known in this time by our trust in you, and the way we love one another. We thank you for your Spirit within us that enables us to love and pray for even those we consider enemies. It’s through that same powerful Spirit that we now pray, in the name of Jesus.
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
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9).
“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen” (1 Corinthians 16:23–24).
Adult Sunday School: Starting September 20th—there will be a Sunday School class running from 9:30–10:25am (immediately prior to our corporate worship service) in one of the back rooms of the chapel. The same procedures will be followed as for services. We will be studying the book of Acts. Please contact Josiah for more details or with questions.
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: Tune into our weekly 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.