WE ARE TEMPORARILY MOVING TO
761 CARDERO ST. (cross street Robson)
on DECEMBER 6 ONLY
Please be advised that, when we move, our time of worship will be 6:30 pm
Worship Service begins at 6:30 :Sunday evening
1155 Thurlow St. (1 block north of Davie St.)
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 604 739 7959 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: Come, let us celebrate the goodness of God.
ALL: God has blessed us with God’s great love.
ONE: Let us come to this time, letting go of our worries.
ALL: Let us come to this time praising God.
ONE: Come, now is the time to worship.
ALL: We come rejoicing, for God is so good to us. AMEN.
Creator of all beings, we come to this place of worship to reconnect with your Spirit after a week of working, studying, praying and rejoicing. We come with an open heart wishing to be at peace in this Spirit that you offer. We come celebrating that you are greater than any situation we could encounter and so know that we are on Holy Ground because you are with us in the name of Jesus. AMEN
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Greatest God, we are in this place seeking reconciliation with you. We acknowledge that we do not lead perfect lives but also acknowledge that you forgive all sin and misgivings we could ever be bound by. And so we lift our lives to you praying that you may bless and forgive us and send us forth from this place, a new people in the precious name of Jesus. AMEN
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Being people of our divine Parent let us be at a place of total blessing and forgiveness. We have been called children of the Almighty God and so deserve to live a life of serenity and contentment. Be so in the name of Jesus. AMEN
OPENING HYMN: WE GIVE THEE BUT THINE OWN
OUR FIRST LESSON IS TAKEN FROM 2 SAMUEL 23: 1 – 7
23Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, son of Jesse, the oracle of the man whom God exalted, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the favorite of the Strong One of Israel: 2The spirit of the Lord speaks through me, his word is upon my tongue. 3The God of Israel has spoken, the Rock of Israel has said to me: One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, 4is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land. 5Is not my house like this with God? For he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. Will he not cause to prosper all my help and my desire? 6But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away; for they cannot be picked up with the hand; 7to touch them one uses an iron bar or the shaft of a spear. And they are entirely consumed in fire on the spot.
OUR SECOND LESSON IS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION 1: 4b – 8
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
OUR GOSPEL IS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK OF JOHN 18: 33 – 37
33Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” 36Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 37Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
HYMN OF RESPONSE: WHEN WE ARE LIVING
COMMUNION HYMN: ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
OFFERING OF THE PEOPLE
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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: SIMPLY TRUSTING EVERY DAY
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 share your experience please call us at 604 739 7959 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .