Worship Service for Sunday, July 31, 2022 in-person, on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday July 31, 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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Territorial Acknowledgement

Call to Worship

Hymn – #314 God is Love: Come Heaven Adoring (Abbot’s Leigh)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

ScriptureGenesis 21:1-21

Sermon: “What Is the Story About?”

Welcome, Rev. Herb Gale

Herb is originally from North Carolina, where he served a Presbyterian congregation for four years before coming to Canada for further study at the Toronto School of Theology.  After twenty years in congregational ministry in Ontario, Herb served as Associate Secretary for Planned Giving for The Presbyterian Church in Canada from 2004 until his retirement in 2015.  From April 2016 through March 2018, Herb served part-time as the Minister of Generosity and Stewardship at Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph where his wife, Rev. Dr. Shirley Gale, is currently on staff providing pastoral care for seniors and shut-ins.  He recently completed a 2.5-year appointment as Interim Moderator in an expanded role at St. Andrew’s Church in Kitchener.  In 2010, he was elected Moderator of the 136th General Assembly. Herb remains active in the church doing consulting work and supply preaching.

Hymn – #637 Take My Life (Lubeck)


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Prayers of the People

Hymn – #592 I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I am Lord)