July 18, 2021 “Mess and Order: Mess”

We Gather Together to Worship God

Call to Worship

Songs of Praise

Our second song of praise is STJ 3 Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him, accompanied by Irene S. 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.

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.

Congregational Prayer

This week in our prayers we especially remember:

  • All who are adversely affected by the severe heat and drought that is gripping so much of our continent and beyond, with the accompanying loss of income, property, and life.
  • To thank God for our Administrative Assistant, Robyn, who, among many other duties, takes all the various recordings that are sent her way each week, and blends them into a meaningful on-line worship service.
  • Those among us who are vacationing, that they may have safety, and experience true “re-creation.”
  • To ask that each of us, despite all the uncertainty around us, may feel “. . . the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding . . .“ (Phil. 4:7)

Prayer Song

We Listen to God’s Word

Children’s Feature

Some days are just like that I guess (so says Alexander’s mom at the end of the book). Grateful we have light enough for each next step…and the next day:)

Pastor Kristy

Scripture Reading: Genesis 50:15–21; Philippians 4:4–9

Meditation

Bibliography
Epp, Brenda. “All will be well!”  Canadian Mennonite, Vol.25 No. 12. 
Gladwell, Malcom. David and Goliath.
Goldingay, John. Genesis for Everyone Part One.
Harford, Tim. Messy. The Power of Disorder to Transform our Lives. 
Kay, John. Obliquity. Why our Goals are Best Achieved Indirectly.

Song of Response

Let’s respond to the meditation with HWB 377 Healer of Our Every Ill, accompanied by Loretta & Al T.

Healer of our ev’ry ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.

You who know our fears and sadness,
grace us with your peace and gladness.
Spirit of all comfort, fill our hearts.

Healer of our ev’ry ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.

In the pain and joy beholding
how your grace is still unfolding,
give us all your vision, God of love.

Healer of our ev’ry ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.

Give us strength to love each other,
ev’ry sister, ev’ry brother.
Spirit of all kindness, be our guide.

Healer of our ev’ry ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.

You who know each thought and feeling,
teach us all your way of healing.
Spirit of compassion, fill each heart.

Healer of our ev’ry ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.

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: All Creatures, Worship God Most High (Text: Saint Francis of Assisi (present-day Italy), “Laudato sia Dio mio Signore,” 1225; trans. William H. Draper (England), Hymns of the Spirit, 1926, alt. Music: Geistliche Kirchengesang (present-day Germany), 1623; adapt. and harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (England), The English Hymnal, 1906, simplified); Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him (Text: John L. Bell and Graham Maule; Music: Lewis folk melody; arranged by John L. Bell; Text and Music copyright © WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland); Used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive agent); Thy Word Is a Lamp (Text: Amy Grant (USA) and Michael W. Smith (USA); refrain based on Psalm 119:105; Music: Amy Grand and Michael W. Smith; © 1984 Meadowgreen Music Company, Word Music, LLC); Healer of Our Every Ill (Text: Marty Haugen, 1986, Gather, 1988; Music: Marty Haugen, 1986, Gather, 1988; Text and music copyright © 1987 G.I.A. Publications, Inc.); Go, My Friends, in Grace (Text: David Wright (USA), 2004, A Field of Voices, 2007, © 2004 David Wright; Music: James E. Clemens (USA), 2004, A Field of Voices, 2007, © 2004 James E. Clemens)
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