Worship Service for October 31, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday October 31, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning AND we are excited to welcome in-person worshipers back to the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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Rev. John is on Study Leave this week and will be unavailable. In a pastoral emergency, please contact The Rev. Diane Boyd, our Pastoral Visitor at (519) 835-4323.

Welcome to our Pulpit Guest, The Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand.

Soprano: Muriel Clemmer
Alto: Barb Bennett
Tenor: Lenny Muth
Bass: Henry Muth

Prelude – ” Invocation”  ( Triptych) D. Bedard

Introit – Psalm 146: 1 – 2 (Refrain: Mit)
Freuden Zart
Tone: R.

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #315 “A mighty fortress is our God”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Judges 11: 29 – 40 (CEB) 

Sermon: “Alien Encounter in Mission”

The Reverend Doctor Blair D. Bertrand is a mission liaison between The Presbyterian Church in Canada and the Church of Central Africa (Presbyterian) in Malawi. Since 2017, he has been a Lecturer and the Director of Research and Educational Quality Assurance at Zomba Theological College. As well, he serves as an Educational Consultant to Theological Education by Extension Malawi. These two institutions train future ministers and lay leaders. Presently Blair serves from his home in Barrhaven with trips to Malawi expected soon. 


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Offertory – “Dialogue”  (Suite du premier ton) D. Bedard

Hymn – #698 “Saviour, teach me day by day”

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #472 “We are God’s people” 


Postlude – “Grand Jeu”  (Suite du premier ton) D. Bedard