Sunday Worship Liturgy
August 9, 2020

Below is the worship liturgy for August 9. If you are unable to join us at 9:00AM for our live worship through Zoom, you are invited to walk through this liturgy individually or together with your family.

While we cannot meet together at our church building, we continue to live and act as the church through our collective worship of God. May this liturgy continue to bless you and encourage you in the worship of the Lord. The video of the worship service, which will span approximately 90 minutes in its entirety will be posted by 10:45am today.

You're always welcome to join us live, every Sunday at 9:00am.

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Here's the recording of today's worship:


Liturgical Order

Call to Worship
Be Thou My Vision
Great Are You Lord
Confession

Assurance of Pardon
Jesus Paid It All


Offering Prayer
Children's Time
Congregational Prayer
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 11:1-14; 41-43

Sermon:  Solomon's Tragic Collapse
                by Pastor Mark

You Alone Can Rescue
My Worth Is Not What I Own
Announcements

Doxology
Benediction

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Call to Worship

By your grace oh God, you call us here to worship you.
We gather here, alive to the Word of God.

You call us to be fully alive with your life abundant, ready to listen and respond with heart, mind, soul, and strength.
We listen, alive to the Word of God.

You call us to be always watchful for your Word of wisdom,
sometimes startling and unexpected,
sometimes still and quiet,
but always dwelling among us.
We watch and wait for the Word of God.

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Confession

You are invited to enter into a time of silent confession, knowing that God hears your prayers.

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Assurance of Pardon
1 John 1:5, 7

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

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1 Kings 11:1-14; 41-43

Solomon Turns from the Lord

1 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,
2 from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. 3 He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart. 4 For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and did not wholly follow the Lord, as David his father had done. 7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem. 8 And so he did for all his foreign wives, who made offerings and sacrificed to their gods.

The Lord Raises Adversaries

9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice 10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the Lord commanded. 11 Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant.
12 Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13 However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem that I have chosen.”

14 And the Lord raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite. He was of the royal house in Edom.

41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the Book of the Acts of Solomon? 42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43 And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.

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Announcements

Staff Update: 

Pastor Alex on vacation (August 1-17), Pastor Jeanie on vacation (August 10 - 14) and Pastor Mark on vacation (August 24-28).

  • RTC "Return to Church" Guide Book

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  • "Rejoicing Within Our Pandemic"

    Read Pastor Jason's reflection on the apostle Paul's odd phrase "...but we rejoice in our sufferings."


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  • "3 P's in a Pod" Podcast

    Every 2 weeks Pastors Jason, Alex & Karen will have a conversation on one topic.

    The latest podcast is on the topic:  Community


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  • Diving Deeper:  Sermon Discussions

    Something new you're all invited to: a weekly 45-minute discussion to marinate on the sermon and Scripture text from the previous Sunday. 


    Sunday at 8:00pm

    Led by Pastor Jason


    The theme for this series: 

    Lessons from Kings


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  • Learning Group: Racial Justice

    Beginning August 25, Pastor Jason will be facilitating four sessions for learning, discussion and prayer on the topic of Racial Justice. 

    Two aims:

    1) to learn the history of racism in various, current contexts in our world today, and

    2) to learn about what the Bible says about racial justice

    If you're interested, contact Pastor Jason at jason.cheung [at] rcac.ca, or complete this form below to sign up.


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Doxology

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen.

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