Worship Liturgy
November 8, 2020

Below is the worship liturgy for November 8. 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.


Here's the recording:


Liturgical Order

Call to Worship
Great Are You
Confession
Lord from Sorrows Deep I Call
Assurance of Pardon

Take My Life and Let It Be

Offering Prayer
Children's Time
Congregational Prayer
Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:12-30 ESV

Message:
Salvation's End
by an IW

Communion
Behold the Lamb
Announcements

Doxology
Benediction

Photo: Autumn Wonder by John

Call to Worship
Psalm 103:1-2, 20-22

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.

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Confession

Merciful God,

in your gracious presence we confess our sin and the sin of this world.

Although Christ is among us as our peace, we are a people divided against ourselves as we cling to the values of a broken world.

The profit and pleasures we pursue lay waste the land and pollute the seas.

The fears and jealousies that we harbour set neighbour against neighbour, and nation against nation.

We abuse your good gifts of imagination and freedom, of intellect and reason, and turn them into bonds of oppression.

Lord, have mercy upon us; heal and forgive us.

Set us free to serve you in the world as agents of your reconciling love in Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. 

Amen.

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Assurance
Isaiah 44:21-22

Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant;

I formed you; you are my servant;

O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me. I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.

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Philippians 2:12-30 ESV

Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing,
15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus

19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know Timothy's proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. 23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, 24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also.

25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, 26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. 29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.

Announcements

Alliance Womens' Ministries
This Christmas our Alliance Women’s Ministries group has prepared some lovely masks to thank brothers and sisters for their support of the Ministries. The masks are available for pick up at church Room 101 during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).  Due to the limited production, each family please only pick up what you need and no more than two for each family.  Should you are unable to come in person, you may ask other brothers and sisters to pick up on your behalf.  Please contact church office for any questions. Free-will offering is appreciated. All proceeds will go to the support of missionaries. Even if you do not receive the mask, please continue to pray for the ministries and support them financially.  Thank you !


Baptism Photos and Videos

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Staff Update

Karen on vacation: Oct 26 to Nov 8

Jeanie on vacation: Oct 29 to Nov 1

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.