SUNDAY AUGUST 25- 6:30 pm

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 christalivecommunitychurch@gmail.com

  Worship Service begins at 6:30 pmSunday 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.

To listen to previously record worship service click the following 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: Reach out your hand and touch our mouth, O God,
ALL:  that authentic praise may flow freely from our lips. 
ONE: Put your words in our mouths, O Lord,
ALL:  That we might exalt you with reverence and awe. 
ONE: Empower us to speak truth to the nations and to build your kingdom here on earth.
ALL:  Let it be so today. Amen. Alleluia.

OPENING PRAYER
Lord God, whose power and mercy have extended to all ends of creation, pour your love on us this day that we might be healed and be made ready to serve you by serving others in this world that you have created. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. AMEN.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord God, we are so bound by rules and regulations that we fail to see the human need that goes beyond the bounds of structures. We easily relegate compassionate service to those agencies in our society that have that as their mandate, forgetting that you have given us the supreme mandate to care for one another, even as you have cared for us. We turn our backs on those in need, giving the responsibility to someone else. “Let someone else do the work,” we proclaim. And in that proclamation we have revealed our selfishness and our inability to be your disciples. Stop us from our selfish ways, and heal our hardened hearts. Forgive us, again, as you have so often before when we have failed to be your witnesses and workers. Help us become involved in ministries of peace and justice right where we are, for there is no where in creation where your love is not needed. Let us bring messages of love and hope to all people. Bring us to an understanding of the partnership of healing and hope that abides in your service. For we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Though we have failed time and time again to be God’s people, yet God heals and forgives us. God is with us always, ready to lift and guide our lives. Place your life and your cares in God’s loving presence. AMEN.

OPENING HYMN:   BLESSED ASSURANCE

OUR FIRST LESSON IS TAKEN FROM THE PROPHET JEREMIAH 1: 4 – 10

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’  Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not now how to speak, for I am only a boy.’ But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.’
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me, ‘Now I have put my words in your mouth.  See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.’

OUR SECOND LESSON IS TAKEN FROM HEBREWS 12: 18 – 29

You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. (For they could not endure the order that was given, ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.’ Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, ‘I tremble with fear.’)But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking; for if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject the one who warns from heaven! At that time his voice shook the earth; but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.’ This phrase ‘Yet once more’ indicates the removal of what is shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming fire.

OUR GOSPEL IS TAKEN FROM LUKE 13: 10 – 17

Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, ‘There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.’ But the Lord answered him and said, ‘You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?’ When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

HYMN OF RESPONSE: WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN

MESSAGE

COMMUNION HYMN: TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE

OFFERING OF THE PEOPLE

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: TRUST AND OBEY

BENEDICTION

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  christalivecommunitychurch@gmail.com

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