Order of Service – Sunday July 3, 2022 @ 10:30AM
We continue our live broadcast this morning and we welcome in-person worshipers into the Sanctuary (with socially distanced seating). Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.
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COVID update: Session agreed that effective immediately, masks will be optional for worship and church meetings. You are encouraged to continue to use self-screening, wear a mask if you are more comfortable doing so, and to stay home if you do not feel well.
Call to Worship
Hymn – #428 We Love Your House, O God (Quam Dilecta)
Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness
Scripture – Psalm 30 and Luke 10: 1 – 11
Sermon: “When all else fails, I follow the instructions”
Welcome, Rev. Mark Gaskin
Mark Bennett Gaskin was born in Regina, Saskatchewan; however, when he was 5 years old, his mom and dad moved to Georgetown, Ontario – and Mark followed along. He received his elementary and secondary education in Georgetown; and, his post-secondary studies were at Trinity College and Knox College, (U of T). He received his Master of Divinity degree in May of 1984 and was appointed to a pastoral charge, in Prince Edward Island. In 1986, Mark convinced Kathy to marry him. Kathy and Mark have three grown children – and three grandchildren. After PEI, Mark served pastorates in Exeter, Brantford, and Cambridge. He recently retired as the minister of Westside Church. Mark enjoys cooking chili, making jam and deviled eggs, visiting Kathy’s family in Louisiana, taking photographs, reading the Globe and Mail, and watching any movie that has Tom Hanks in it.
Hymn – #484 The Church is Wherever God’s People (Cornysh Carol)
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Prayers of the People
Hymn – #587 Called as Partners in Christ’s Service (Beecher)