June 20, 2021: “On the Role of Fathers…”

We Gather Together to Worship God

Call to Worship  

Songs of Praise

Let’s sing praises to God with STJ 3 Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him, accompanied by Dianne H. and Michael P. You can use the songbook or follow the lyrics below.

Jesus calls us here to meet him as
through word and song and prayer,
we affirm God’s promised presence
where God’s people live and care.

Praise the God who keeps their promise;
praise the Son who calls us friends;

praise the Spirit who, among us,
to our hopes and fears attends.

Jesus calls us to confess him
Word of Life and Lord of all,

sharer of our flesh and frailness
saving all who fail or fall.

Tell his holy human story;
tell his tales that all may hear;

tell the world that Christ in glory
came to earth to meet us here.

Jesus calls us to each other:
vastly diff’rent though we are;

race and colour, class and gender
neither limit nor debar.

Join the hand of friend and stranger;
join the hands of age and youth;

join the faithful and the doubter
in their common search for truth.

Jesus calls us to his table
rooted firm in time and space,

where the church in earth and heaven
finds a common meeting place.

Share the bread and wine, his body;
share the love of which we sing;

share the feast for saints and sinners
hosted by our Lord and King.

For our second song of praise, let’s join together in singing HWB 12 “Come, Let Us All Unite to Sing,” accompanied by Irene S. and Michael P.

Come, let us all unite to sing, God is love.
Let heav’n and earth their praises bring, God is love.
Let ev’ry soul from sin awake,
let ev’ry heart sweet music make,
and sing with us for Jesus’ sake, for God is love.

God is love! (God is love!) God is love! (God is love!)
Come, let us all unite to sing that God is love!

O tell to earth’s remotest bound, God is love.
In Christ we have redemption found, God is love.
Jesus has cast our sins away,
his Spirit turned our night to day,
and now we can rejoice to say that God is love.
God is love! (God is love!) God is love! (God is love!)
Come, let us all unite to sing that God is love!

How happy is our portion here, God is love.
His promises our spirits cheer, God is love.
He is our sun and shield by day,
our help, our hope, our strength and stay;
he will be with us all the way, our God is love.
God is love! (God is love!) God is love! (God is love!)
Come, let us all unite to sing that God is love!

We Offer Our Lives to God

Offering

Thank you for your faithful giving! Please continue this act of worship in support of the church’s ongoing ministries. You can send a cheque to the church office by mail, or you can give through an Access Credit Union branch or their online banking services (see the information here).

Community Life

For announcements related to our church community, please see the eBulletin emailed to those on the weekly email list. You can also stay updated by checking the church Facebook page and this website.

A Tribute to My Father… by Margie H.

Heinz
1970s

Congregational Prayer
This week in our prayers we especially remember:

  • To thank God that numbers of new Covid infections and deaths  are declining in most parts of our country. Pray that people will continue to follow health recommendations, even as restrictions are gradually eased.
  • To thank God for fathers, father figures and positive male role models among us.
  • To be mindful of the many “ordinary” blessings we enjoy daily, things and people we may sometimes take for granted.
  • To rest in the knowledge that we don’t need to face our struggles  in life alone, for “. . . the battle is the Lord’s . . .“ (1 Samuel 17: 47)

Prayer Song

We Listen to God’s Word

Children’s Feature

Scripture Reading

Meditation

Song of Response       

We Are Sent with God’s Blessing

Benediction

Sending Song

In the Week Ahead

Check the church website and church Facebook page regularly for staying connected.

Songs: Jesus Calls us Here to Meet Him (John L. Bell and Graham Maule ©WGRG The Iona Community/GIA Publications); Come, Let Us All Unite to Sing (Howard Kingsbury, Edmund Lorenz; Public); This Is God’s Wondrous World (Maltbie D. Babcodk; Franklin L. Sheppard; Public); Halle, Halle, Hallelujah! (John Bell; ©1990 WGRG Iona Community/GIA Publications Inc.)
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