Worship Liturgy
October 11, 2020

Below is the worship liturgy for October 11. 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.

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Here is the recording:


Liturgical Order

Call to Worship:  Psalm 100

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Confession

Assurance of Pardon

I Will Wait for You

Thanksgiving Litany


Offering Prayer

A Thanksgiving Sharing

Congregational Prayer

Scripture Reading:  Ephesians 1:1-14  ESV


Message:

A Thanksgiving Heart

by Pastor Mark Liu


Communion

There is a Redeemer

Announcements

Doxology

Benediction


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Call to Worship

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.



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Confession

Holy God, you have given us many
good gifts.

Today we thank you for all of them,
but we also confess that sometimes
we love those gifts more than we
love you.


We confess wanting more and
more: money, possessions,
security, comfort.

Forgive us for not being content
and grateful.


Forgive our selfishness, for not
doing justice and not acting with
righteousness when we see our
neighbour in need.

Help us to love you more than
everything else.

We pray in Jesus’ name.

Amen.



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Assurance of Pardon

Take comfort in knowing that the
God who challenges us is also the
God who encourages us.

The God who confronts us is also the
God who accepts us.


Be assured that God is with us
even now, accepting, guiding,
and forgiving.


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A Litany of Thanksgiving

Let us give thanks to God our Father for
all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us.

For the beauty and wonder of your
creation, in earth and sky and sea,

we thank you, Lord.


For all that is gracious in the lives of
men and women, revealing the image
of Christ,

we thank you, Lord.

For our daily food and drink, our homes
and families, and our friends,

we thank you, Lord.


For minds to think, and hearts to love,
and hands to serve,

we thank you, Lord.

For health and strength to work,
and leisure to rest and play,

we thank you, Lord.


For the brave and courageous,
who are patient in suffering and faithful
in adversity,

we thank you, Lord.


For all valiant seekers after truth,
liberty, and justice,

we thank you, Lord.

For the communion of saints,
in all times and places,

we thank you, Lord.


Above all, we give you thanks for the
great mercies and promises given to us in
Christ Jesus our Lord;

to him be praise and glory, with you,
O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now
and forever.

Amen.



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Ephesians 1:1-14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus:


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.


In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.



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Announcements


-  Praise God for the baptisms of thirteen sisters and brothers who will be baptized today, Sunday Oct 10. 

-  Next Prayer Meeting is Tuesday, October 20 on Zoom, 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  Click here to register.

-  Jesus & Justice Conference 2020: The Relentless Pursuit of Justice, hosted by IJM - October 15-17, 2020.  For more information, click here.

-  Read the October English Ministry Newsletter here.    To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click here.


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.