Sunday Worship Service — March 29, 2015

In the next few months, Central Church, our host Church, will be moving to a temporary  location while a new church and apartment complex is constructed.  Be assured that we will not be left behind.  Central Church has assured us that wherever they go, we will be brought with them.  As soon as we know we will post a message here.  Keep praying that we may all find a temporary location soon.

  Worship Service begins at 7:15 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

 

CALL US AT 604 739 7959 or email at info@christalive.ca

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.
PRELUDE
Welcome and Announcements
CALL TO WORSHIP
ONE: Let all creation shout!
ALL: Let us wave the palm branches high. Jesus is coming!
ONE: He comes in humility to claim God’s own.
ALL: May he claim us this day and heal our hearts!
ONE: Hosanna to the Son of David.
ALL: Hosanna to the blessed Son of God. AMEN.
OPENING PRAYER
God, be with us this day as we commit ourselves to being your disciples. Help us to face the future unafraid, trusting in your loving care and presence with us. We pray this in Jesus’ name. AMEN.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious God, all the days of our lives we seek your peace, we seek your grace. We have forgotten the gift of these to all who would believe. We tarry day and night, and only find loneliness and lack of faith. Remind our hearts today of the joy you bring when we let go of ourselves and surrender our lives to you. Teach us again to be humble and sit and await the touch of your forgiving hand. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, instill in our hearts a newness of consecrating our lives to your service. In the name of Christ our Saviour. AMEN
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Through Christ Jesus, you receive the gifts promised in God’s word. Let it be known that through Christ Jesus your redemption has brought new spirit in your life today and always. AMEN
OPENNING HYMN: COME, CHILDREN, JOIN TO SING
Our first lesson is taken from the Prophet ISAIAH 50: 4 – 9
4The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 5The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. 6I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. 7The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; 8he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. 9It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty? All of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.
Our second lesson is taken from Paul’s letter to thePHILIPPIANS 2: 5 – 11
5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross. 9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Our Gospel is taken from the book of MARK 11: 1 – 11
11When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. 3If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, 5some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. 7Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. 8Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. 9Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,
“Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
11Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
HYMN OF RESPONSE: HOUSANNA, LOUD HOUSANNA
MESSAGE
OFFERTORY HYMN: RIDE ON, RIDE ON IN MAJETY
OFFERING OF THE PEOPLE
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
LORD’S PRAYER
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
DISTRIBUTION
PRAYER AFTER DISTRIBUTION
CLOSING HYMN: FOLLOW ME THE MASTER SAID
BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE

  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 info@christalive.ca .

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Monthly Community Breakfast

ON HOLD UNTIL THE CHURCH IS REBUILT

 

Each month we participate in a community food distribution program.
On the Sunday preceding the issue of welfare cheques, we participate in a community breakfast with Central Presbyterian Church at 1155 Thurlow Street. Serving begins at 8:00 am and continues till 9:30.  If you would like to participate, you can come on Saturday and peel potatoes and set up beginning 8:30 am or Sunday at 7:15 am

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Weekly Worship/Communion Service

7:15 pm – Sundays

 

1155 Thurlow Street, (One block north of Davie St.)

Vancouver, BC  V6E 1X2

Telephone:

604 – 739 – 7959

 

 

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