September 13 Service
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For Kids & Parents!
O-ZONE KIDS (Grades 1 to 5): Join our live Virtual O-Zone on Zoom weekly at 8:30am on Sundays! Parents, check your email for login details.
PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL (pre-Kindergarten to Senior Kindergarten): Our Sunday School videos are on break for the summer, but you can 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*
“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen” (Jude 24–25).
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).
Holy, Holy, Holy
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8).
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade” (1 Peter 1:3–4a).
“In a loud voice they were saying: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise” (Revelation 5:12).
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Our Lord and Saviour, we thank you from the depth of our beings for the amazing grace and love you demonstrated in bearing our sin in your own body on the cross. May the reality and infinite weight of your sacrifice never cease to amaze us.
At the same time, Lord, the truth of the cross should motivate your people to crucify our every sin. Knowing they have been paid for in full, may our mindfulness of the cross motivate our Spirit-empowered pursuit of holiness. We ask, by the power of the Holy Spirit that indwells us, that you make your cross the ground for all our comfort in this life, the root of all our joy in our labour, and the foundation for all our peace in the midst of affliction. By your cross, give us the rest that comes only through ceaseless praise.
Jesus, you have called each of us to take up and carry a cross, one we must endure before you give us our crowns. Though this is different for each of your children, we all share at least one thing: Our self-love hates it and our sense of self-preservation rejects it. Without your grace of patience, we simply can’t bear it, walk with it, nor profit by it. So, help us, we ask. Help us endure the costs of discipleship with joy, knowing that, with your help, power, and promises, it can be endured, the race can be run, the course can be finished. That, by your grace, our crosses are your yoke which is easy and your burden which is light.**
We ask these things in the precious name of Jesus. AmeWe ask these things in your precious name.
** Adapted from “The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions,” p. 170.
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
Be Thou My Vision
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26).
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24–26).
Adult Sunday School: Starting next week—Sunday, 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.