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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: What do you bring before God this day?
ALL: We bring our hopes and our dreams to God
ONE: What do you seek?
ALL: We seek peace for our weary souls.
ONE: You will find it in this place, for this is the house of the Lord.
ALL: Open our hearts and our spirits, O Lord, to hear your words of comfort and peace. AMEN.
God, we have come to you this day bringing all that we have, our lives, our hopes and dreams, our fears and sorrows. We place these before you in faith and hope, knowing that no matter what has happened you are with us and blessing us. Open our hearts to receive your words and your spirit, that we may find healing and comfort. Open our lives to the wondrous possibilities for service and joy that you offer to us. Ease our minds and spirits that we may hear the words of encouragement and peace this day. AMEN.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious God, so often we look at ourselves, our gifts and our talents, and wonder what you would do with these offerings. We don’t think that we have much to give. So, far too many times, we belittle the gifts and turn our backs on the needs and opportunities present to serve, believing that our gifts cannot possibly make a difference. We think that we must possess the greatest of talents and wealth in order to truly please and serve you. How foolish we are! Forgive us when we stop listening to your healing and comforting words and focus on our anxieties. Heal us, Lord. Help us know that you have given to us such blessings and that these blessings are truly wonderful and meant to be used to joy and service to others. Help us to bring our lives, just as they are, to you and to receive your gentle touch and healing grace. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
God has given to each one of us such blessings and talents. With joy we bring these gifts to God. You are blessed by God’s absolute love for you. Rejoice in that love and find healing and hope. AMEN.
OPENING HYMN: HEAVENLY SUNLIGHT
RUTH 3: 1-5, 4: 13 – 17
Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. When he lies down, observe the place where he lies; then, go and uncover his feet and lie down; and he will tell you what to do. ”She said to her, “All that you tell me I will do.”
So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When they came together, the Lord made her conceive, and she bore a son. Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without next-of-kin; and may his name be renowned in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has borne him. ”Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom, and became his nurse. The women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed; he became the father of Jesse, the father of David.
HEBREWS 9: 24 – 28
For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Nor was it to offer himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Holy Place year after year with blood that is not his own; for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
MARK 12: 38 – 44
As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
HYMN OF RESPONSE: LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARM
COMMUNION HYMN: HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD
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: GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU
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 email@example.com