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This is the recording for the October 4, 2020 service.
World Commuion Sunday
Announcement and Offering
Prayer and dedication
Call to worship (based on ten commandments)
All: Put God first.
Give worth to the one who gives worth to you.
Use God’s name with respect and love.
All Spend time thinking about God/
Honour and love your whole family.
Live towards other people with love and generosity.
Find the richness in faithfulness towards others.
All Celebrate what you have rather than dwell on what you don’t.
Speak well of others and truthfully to yourself.
Why get down about what others have
when you can share what you have with others?
Family of God, from whom does our help come?
All Our help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8
Opening prayer and confession
we find ourselves awake to your having been with us from the beginning.
We find ourselves awakening to who we are and who we are becoming
We know we were created in Your image,
that You have a history of bringing us out of slavery and into freedom
and we long to find that freedom today.
We know that seek to restore things that have gone awry;
You transform what has been made ugly into true beauty,
And we pray to become a part of Your future that is coming
And so, out of a desire to be made free of past mistakes
and to start again with you and with one another,
we join our voices in confession:
God of mercy,
we confess that we have often failed to speak and act with kindness.
We have not always cared for others as you care for us.
We have not welcomed others as we have been welcomed to your table,
nor have we forgiven others as we have been forgiven.
We remember the good not done,
kind words not spoken, and things we regret.
If only we could make these things right!
Hear our silent confession:
(Keep silence for 15 seconds.)
Assurance of pardon
Scripture: Philippians 3: 4b-14
If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: Circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. 1 want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
Prayer for understanding
Ministry of music
Prayers of the people