Call to Worship
Led by Sunny


Come, Holy Spirit,
The wind of God, the breath of Life.
Come, Holy Spirit,
Our Advocate, our Counsellor.
Come, Holy Spirit,
Teacher of Wisdom, Reminder of Christ.

Come, Holy Spirit,
Granter of forgiveness, giver of peace.
Come, Holy Spirit.
May we feel God breathing through our worship.
May we receive the Holy Spirit in this place. Amen.

Photo: Forest (Mszana, Ukraine) by Oleh Mordach via Unsplash

You Are Here
Led by Sunny


You are here among us
for we have gathered in Your name,
We can feel Your presence in this place;

You are here among us
You are enthroned upon Your praise,
You are here,
here to heal and here to save.

You are here in our midst,
How we’ve waited for moments like this;
Have Your way in this place,
Holy Spirit, come, do as you wish, 
We are changed as You move in our midst.

You are here among us
for we have gathered in Your name,
We can feel Your presence in this place;

You are here among us
You are enthroned upon Your praise,
You are here, 
here to heal and here to save.

You are here in our midst,
How we’ve waited for moments like this;
Have Your way in this place,
Holy Spirit, come, do as you wish, 
We are changed as You move in our midst.

“You Are Here” Don Moen & Martin J. Nystrom. ©1995. Integrity’s Hosanna! CCLI #196779

Prayer of Confession
Led by Sunny


Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love.

According to your abundant mercy,
blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
Cleanse me from my sin.
I know my transgressions.
My sin is ever before me.

Against you, you alone, have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are justified in your sentence
and blameless when you pass judgment.

You desire truth in the inward being;
therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

Hide your face from my sins, 
and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God
and put a new and right spirit within me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and sustain in me a willing spirit.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.

The sacrifice acceptable to God
is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, 
O God, you will not despise.

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A Broken Spirit
Led by Sunny


A broken spirit
And a contrite heart
You will not despise
You will not despise

You desire truth
In the inward parts
A broken spirit
And a contrite heart

Lord my heart is prone to wander
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart
Lord take and seal it
Seal it for Your courts above

A broken spirit
And a contrite heart
You will not despise
You will not despise

You desire truth
In the inward parts
A broken spirit
And a contrite heart

“A Broken Spirit” Don Harris & Martin Nystrom. ©1993. Integrity’s Hossana! music. CCLI #196779

Assurance of Pardon
Based on John 15
Led by Sunny


Christ is the vine. We are simply branches.
If we abide in Christ, Christ’s words will abide in us.

Ask for whatever you wish in Christ’s name and it will be granted.

In the name of Christ,
you who seek forgiveness are forgiven!

In the name of Christ,
you who seek forgiveness are forgiven!

Photo: Vines In Napa Valley (Duckhorn) by John

Abide With Me (Fast Falls the Eventide)
Led by Brendan


Abide with me, fast falls the eventide,
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless, O abide with me

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away
Change and decay in all around I see
O Thou who changest not, abide with me

I need Thy presence every passing hour
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's pow’r?
Who like Thyself my guide and strength can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

“Abide With Me (Fast Falls the Eventide)” Henry Francis Lyte, William Henry Monk. Public Domain.

Children's Time
Led by Pastor Karen


Lamentations 2:1-22 ESV
Read by Bill


1 How the Lord in his anger
   has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud!
He has cast down from heaven to earth
   the splendor of Israel;
he has not remembered his footstool
   in the day of his anger.

2 The Lord has swallowed up without mercy
   all the habitations of Jacob;
in his wrath he has broken down
   the strongholds of the daughter of Judah;
he has brought down to the ground in dishonor
   the kingdom and its rulers.

3 He has cut down in fierce anger
   all the might of Israel;
he has withdrawn from them his right hand
   in the face of the enemy;
he has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob,
   consuming all around.

4 He has bent his bow like an enemy,
   with his right hand set like a foe;
and he has killed all who were delightful in our eyes
   in the tent of the daughter of Zion;
he has poured out his fury like fire.

5 The Lord has become like an enemy;
   he has swallowed up Israel;
he has swallowed up all its palaces;
   he has laid in ruins its strongholds,
and he has multiplied in the daughter of Judah
   mourning and lamentation.

6 He has laid waste his booth like a garden,
   laid in ruins his meeting place;
the Lord has made Zion forget
   festival and Sabbath,
and in his fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.

7 The Lord has scorned his altar,
   disowned his sanctuary;
he has delivered into the hand of the enemy
   the walls of her palaces;
they raised a clamor in the house of the Lord
   as on the day of festival.

8 The Lord determined to lay in ruins
   the wall of the daughter of Zion;
he stretched out the measuring line;
   he did not restrain his hand from destroying;
he caused rampart and wall to lament;
   they languished together.

9 Her gates have sunk into the ground;
   he has ruined and broken her bars;
her king and princes are among the nations;
   the law is no more,
and her prophets find
   no vision from the Lord.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion
   sit on the ground in silence;
they have thrown dust on their heads
   and put on sackcloth;
the young women of Jerusalem
   have bowed their heads to the ground.

11 My eyes are spent with weeping;
   my stomach churns;
my bile is poured out to the ground
   because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because infants and babies faint
   in the streets of the city.

12 They cry to their mothers,
   “Where is bread and wine?”
as they faint like a wounded man
   in the streets of the city,
as their life is poured out
   on their mothers' bosom.

13 What can I say for you, to what compare you,
   O daughter of Jerusalem?
What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you,
   O virgin daughter of Zion?
For your ruin is vast as the sea;
   who can heal you?

14 Your prophets have seen for you
   false and deceptive visions;
they have not exposed your iniquity
   to restore your fortunes,
but have seen for you oracles
   that are false and misleading.

15 All who pass along the way
   clap their hands at you;
they hiss and wag their heads
   at the daughter of Jerusalem:
“Is this the city that was called
   the perfection of beauty,
   the joy of all the earth?”

16 All your enemies
   rail against you;
they hiss, they gnash their teeth,
   they cry: “We have swallowed her!
Ah, this is the day we longed for;
   now we have it; we see it!”

17 The Lord has done what he purposed;
   he has carried out his word,
which he commanded long ago;
   he has thrown down without pity;
he has made the enemy rejoice over you
   and exalted the might of your foes.

18 Their heart cried to the Lord.
   O wall of the daughter of Zion,
let tears stream down like a torrent
   day and night!
Give yourself no rest,
   your eyes no respite!

19 “Arise, cry out in the night,
   at the beginning of the night watches!
Pour out your heart like water
   before the presence of the Lord!
Lift your hands to him
   for the lives of your children,
who faint for hunger
   at the head of every street.”

20 Look, O Lord, and see!
   With whom have you dealt thus?
Should women eat the fruit of their womb,
   the children of their tender care?
Should priest and prophet be killed
   in the sanctuary of the Lord?

21 In the dust of the streets
   lie the young and the old;
my young women and my young men
   have fallen by the sword;
you have killed them in the day of your anger,
   slaughtering without pity.

22 You summoned as if to a festival day
   my terrors on every side,
and on the day of the anger of the Lord
   no one escaped or survived;
those whom I held and raised
   my enemy destroyed.

Photo: Sandstone Alleyway (Israel) by Joshua Sukoff via Unsplash

Sermon: Pour Out Your Heart Like Water
Preached by Pastor Alex


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Ancient of Days
Led by Eugene and Edwin


Though the nations rage
Kingdoms rise and fall
There is still one King
Reigning over all

So I will not fear
For this truth remains
That my God is the Ancient of Days

None above Him none before Him
All of time in His hands
For His throne it shall remain and ever stand

All the power all the glory
I will trust in His name
For my God is the Ancient of Days

Though the dread of night
Overwhelms my soul
He is here with me
I am not alone

O His love is sure
And He knows my name
For my God is the Ancient of Days

None above Him none before Him
All of time in His hands
For His throne it shall remain and ever stand

All the power all the glory
I will trust in His name
For my God is the Ancient of Days

Though I may not see
What the future brings
I will watch and wait
For the Saviour king

Then my joy complete
Standing face to face
In the presence of the Ancient of Days

None above Him none before Him
All of time in His hands
For His throne it shall remain and ever stand

All the power all the glory
I will trust in His name
For my God is the Ancient of Days
For my God is the Ancient of Days

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My Hope Is Built (The Solid Rock)
Led by Brendan and Eugene


My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus' name

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When darkness veils His lovely face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In ev'ry high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

His oath His covenant His blood
Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When He shall come with trumpet sound
O may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless to stand before the throne

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

Edward Mote | William Batchelder Bradbury

The Steadfast Love & Doxology
Led by Brendan


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
His mercies never come to an end
They are new every morning
New every morning
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord
Great is Thy faithfulness

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.

“The Steadfast Love”
Edith McNeill
© 1974, 1975 Celebration
CCLI License # 196779
Photo: Chorus Member Singing by David Beale via Unsplash

Benediction
Given by Pastor Alex


Announcements
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  • Communion Worship - Next Weekend June 6/7, 2020
  • The church has prepared the communion cups and juice for the congregations; we invite brothers and sisters to come to the church and pick up the communion (one per each person) during office hours. We will partake together during our online worship next weekend.


  • Church Building Update
  • We are undergoing a partial re-roofing and kitchen equipment upgrade projects, it is scheduled to be completed by end of this month.


  • Church Office Hours
  • Start from next Monday May 25, 2020, the church office hours will go back to our regular office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00am to 5:00pm.


  • Church Calendar Update (because of COVID-19 pandemic)

  • MAY     31              WAE Townhall Mtg#2: postponed to June 14
  • JUNE    5-6            Church 43rd Anniversary, Mission Rally & Revival Meeting: cancelled
  •               28             Newcomers’ Welcome Dinner: cancelled
  • JULY     12              Community Meal: cancelled
  •               12              All Elders/Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting: postponed
  •                17-19        Summer Camp: cancelled
  •               13-31        ESL #1 to #3: cancelled
  •               20-8/8      Kairos Course: postponed
  • AUG.     9                Community Meal: cancelled
  •                16              Seniors Appreciation Lunch: postponed
  •               21-23        Evangelism Trainings (1-2-3): cancelled
  •               29              Gospel Night: cancelled
  •               4-21          Kids Day Camp #1 to #3: TBD
  •               24-28        VBS: cancelled

    • Creatives Fellowship

      Do you design or create?  Are you an artist, and love thinking about art?  And, are you interested in the intersection between faith & art? 

      If so, you're invited to learn more about a new group beginning soon.  Connect with Pastor Jason, and he'll tell you all about it.

      You can send Pastor Jason an email at jason.cheung  [at]  rcac.ca.

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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. 


      Every Monday at 7:00pm

      Led by Pastor Jason


      The theme for this series: 

      Learning to Lament


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    • The New Normal 2: Transforming Threat to Opportunity

      A new update letter from Pastor Simon, regarding the next phase of Covid-19, and what it means for RCAC.


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