Sunday Worship Liturgy
June 28, 2020

Below is the worship liturgy for June 28. 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 noon, 12:00PM later today.

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Here is the recording from this Sunday's Service (June 28, 2020):


Liturgical Order

This is the order of our worship today:

Call to Worship
Our God Alone
Confession
You Alone Can Rescue
Assurance
His Mercy Is More

Offering Prayer
Children's Time
Congregational Prayer
Scripture Reading: Lamentations 5:1-22

Sermon:  Restore Us To Yourself, O Lord
                by Pastor Jason

Lord I Need You
I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130)
Announcements
The Steadfast Love & Doxology
Benediction


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Call to Worship
Based on Psalm 46

God alone is our shelter and strength.
God alone defends and protects us. 

Come, see the glorious things that our God can do!
Be still in God’s presence.
Know that God alone is the one true God.
He will be honoured throughout the earth;
He will be honoured in every nation. 

God alone is our shelter and strength.
God alone defends and protects us. 

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Confession
Isaiah 30:15

When the prophet Isaiah spoke, he spoke of God’s displeasure with Israel (his chosen people) trying to run back to Egypt, the very place the God had rescued them. The Israelites were trying to find shelter and refuge in everything but God.

"For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “in returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength” buy you were unwilling." - Isaiah 30:15

I invite you all to pause, reflect and pray. Are you trusting in other things for hope? Or are you returning to rest in the only one who can save? 

Let us pray:

"God, there is so much injustice, brokenness, and sadness in this world. And often, our automatic reaction is to run away and find the quickest way out from the wickedness and from the heavy emotions we carry, even if it means trusting in other sources for comfort. You tell us to be still and know that you alone are a saving God. You’ve proven your promise through Jesus, but we still doubt. Forgive us, Father, and help us in our weakness.

In Jesus name we pray, Amen."

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Assurance
Isaiah 30:18

This is incredible promise that God gives to the rebellious Israel, as well as to us today!

"Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, 
    And therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to
    you. 

For the Lord is a God of justice;
    Blessed are all those who wait for him."

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Lamentations 5:1-22 ESV

Restore Us to Yourself, Oh Lord
1 Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
    look, and see our disgrace!
2 Our inheritance has been turned over to
   strangers,
    our homes to foreigners.
3 We have become orphans, fatherless;
    our mothers are like widows.
4 We must pay for the water we drink;
    the wood we get must be bought.
5 Our pursuers are at our necks;
    we are weary; we are given no rest.
6 We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria,
    to get bread enough.
7 Our fathers sinned, and are no more;
    and we bear their iniquities.
8 Slaves rule over us;
    there is none to deliver us from their hand.
9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives,
    because of the sword in the wilderness.
10 Our skin is hot as an oven
    with the burning heat of famine.
11 Women are raped in Zion,
    young women in the towns of Judah.
12 Princes are hung up by their hands;
    no respect is shown to the elders.
13 Young men are compelled to grind at the mill,
    and boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 The old men have left the city gate,
    the young men their music.
15 The joy of our hearts has ceased;
    our dancing has been turned to mourning.
16 The crown has fallen from our head;
    woe to us, for we have sinned!
17 For this our heart has become sick,
    for these things our eyes have grown dim,
18 for Mount Zion which lies desolate;
    jackals prowl over it.
19 But you, O Lord, reign forever;
    your throne endures to all generations.
20 Why do you forget us forever,
    why do you forsake us for so many days?
21 Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be
   restored!
    Renew our days as of old—
22 unless you have utterly rejected us,
    and you remain exceedingly angry with us.

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Announcements
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Kids Summer Day Camps

4 Weeks in August, 20 kids max. per week.

This is planned for families who must work in person outside the home.  Application is available online until June 30. 

Confirmation will be given by July 1.

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July 1 - Canada Day

Office is Closed

Online Nursery is still on!



Summer Students serving in Kids' Camps

We're thankful for Janzen To and Kelly Luk who will be working through this summer, helping to lead our Summer Camps.



Next Sunday:  Communion

Prepare elements from home, or pick up 2-in-1 communion cups from the Church office.

Youth and Young Adult Ministries will continue all summer long for June, July and August!


JR’s and Mark Fellowship (Gr 7 -12) meet on Zoom every Thursday at 8:00pm, visit rcacyouth.ca to join. 

Daily Devo’s from the Gospel Project Curriculum are led by Mentors on Instagram @rcac_youth.youngadults

Titus Fellowship (Young Adults) meet online every Wednesday at 6:30pm, email alex.poon@rcac.ca to join. 


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