September 27 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): Download activity sheets for your children here each week!
Prayer of Dedication
Father in heaven, you are good, and worthy of our worship. It is for this reason that we set aside this time in our week to praise you. It is for your glory and honour, and in the name of your Son Jesus we pray.
Call to Worship*
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100).
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).
Let the Praises Ring
“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust … May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you” (Psalm 25:1, 21).
Is He Worthy
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom” (Psalm 145:3).
Great is Thy Faithfulness
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him’” (Lamentations 3:22–24).
O Praise the Name (Anástasis)
“Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore” (Psalm 113:2).
Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. What an incredible gift of grace that imperfect beings such as us can commune with a holy and perfect God. Father God, what a privilege it is that no matter where we are we can speak to you. No matter where we are we can worship you, praise your name, offer up our supplications and thanksgivings. It is a marvelous gift of mercy that you, God, creator of the heavens and the earth, want to hear from us. May we never take that gift for granted.
But God, you have offered far more than communication, giving the gracious gift of salvation and reconciliation. We know that we have all sinned, falling short of your glorious standards, and in-so-doing have earned the punishment for sin, which is death. Yet you love us so much that you sent your own Son, who died on our behalf, and was raised to life so that by believing in him we can have eternal life. Thank you for Jesus, our Savior, who sits now at your right hand, advocating for us, and who will one day return to establish his perfect kingdom. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, we pray.
Lord, we pray for our church family, particularly those going through difficult times. We pray for those with cancer treatments, surgeries, and chronic pain and illness. We pray for those grieving the loss of a loved one, those waiting for answers, and those being crippled by loneliness, depression, or anxiety. You are the great physician, the God of all comfort, and we pray your peace that surpasses all understanding would be with our church family now.
We pray all of these things, laying them at your feet, 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 (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
Mighty to Save
““He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:9–10).
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body “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).
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.