If you are driving, please be parked by 6:25 PM as the garage will be locked after this, for security reasons. Ring the intercom at the top of the driveway.
The same goes with entering the worship area. The side door at 1102 Pendrell St. will be unlocked until 6:25 PM and locked because of security.
PHONE NUMBER 778 228 7956
OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Service begins at 6:30 pm — Sunday evening
Click the following link: http://www.centralpc.ca:8000/worship.mp3 – for live feed
Note: if you are using Windows Media Player, and it asks you about downloading the file “listen.pls”, then we suggest you download and run this AWESOME Workaround from Jon Galloway!, or alternatively switch to WinAmp player.
CALL US AT 778 228 7956 or email at email@example.com
YOU MAY LISTEN TO PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WORSHIP SERVICE BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK http://www.christalive.ca/podcasts/?C=M;O=D.
Rev. Michel Amyotte — Pastor
We believe in inclusiveness and so if there are gender words which make you uncomfortable change them so that you may worship untroubled.
Welcome and Announcements
CALL TO WORSHIP
ONE: The heavens shout of God’s glory!
ALL: There is so much beauty in this earth and in the heavens!
ONE: Day by day we are reminded of God’s creative love.
ALL: Day by day we are blessed with large and small visions of God’s glory.
ONE: Come, let us praise the God of creation.
ALL: Let us sing and shout our praises of thanksgiving and joy to God. AMEN.
Lord, we have come this day to hear your words of healing love and hope. Enter our hearts and our spirits and teach us to follow you. Give us courage and strength to be your faithful disciples. AMEN.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord, it is easy for us to say that we will follow you; and then turn our backs and act as though our commitment to you does not mean anything to us. Jesus challenges us to take up our crosses, and when we don’t understand what that means, we just shrug and turn away. Forgive us for our lack of commitment and faith. Heal us of our greed and fears. Give us courage to be disciples and enable us to joyfully proclaim your healing mercies and your transformational love. In Jesus’ Name, we pray.. AMEN.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Receive the healing love of Jesus. Give your lives to his service by serving and caring for others. Be at peace. AMEN
OPENING HYMN: YOU MUST OPEN THE DOOR
OUR FIRST LESSON IS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK OF PROVERBS 1: 20 -33
20Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice.
21At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? 23Give heed to my reproof; I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you. 24Because I have called and you refused, have stretched out my hand and no one heeded, 25and because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, 26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic strikes you, 27when panic strikes you like a storm, and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. 28Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but will not find me. 29Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, 30would have none of my counsel, and despised all my reproof, 31therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way and be sated with their own devices. 32For waywardness kills the simple, and the complacency of fools destroys them;
33but those who listen to me will be secure and will live at ease, without dread of disaster.”
OUR SECOND LESSON IS TAKEN FROM THE LETTER OF JAMES 3: 1 – 12
3Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.2For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle.3If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. 4Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! 6And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. 7For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, 8but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God.10From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. 11Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? 12Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.
OUR GOSPEL IS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK OF MARK 8: 27 – 38
27Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” 30And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
HYMN OF RESPONSE: AMAZING GRACE
COMMUNION HYMN: JESUS SAVES
OFFERING OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
Our Father/Mother (Creator) who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION
PRAYER AFTER DISTRIBUTION
CLOSING HYMN: THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD
We praise God that you were able to join us for worship this evening. Our prayer always is that some part of this experience touched your heart and soul in some way. If you would like to be part of our ministry you may send a tax receipt donation to the address listed above.
If you would like to share your experience please call us at 778 228 7956 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org