Order of Service – Sunday May 1, 2022 @ 10:30AM
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Prelude – “O Worship the King” (arr. H. DeCou)
Call to Worship (Responsive) – Psalm 145:10-18 (CEB)
10 All that you have made gives thanks to you, Lord;
all your faithful ones bless you!
11 They speak of the glory of your kingdom;
they talk all about your power,
12 to inform all human beings about God’s power
and the majestic glory of God’s kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is a kingship that lasts forever;
your rule endures for all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all that he says,
faithful in all that he does.[a]
14 The Lord supports all who fall down,
straightens up all who are bent low.
15 All eyes look to you, hoping,
and you give them their food right on time,
16 opening your hand
and satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
faithful in all his deeds.
18 The Lord is close to everyone who calls out to him,
to all who call out to him sincerely.
Hymn – #429 “Your Strong Word Once Cleaved the Darkness”
Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness
Scripture – Luke 10:25-37
Message: Mission Awareness Sunday – Gail Hoekstra, Executive Director of the Stepping Stone
Gail graduated from University of Guelph in 1993. She started a student placement at the current CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association which was previously the Community Mental Health Clinic and then Trellis) in 1992.
Gail worked in mental health from 1992 until 2012 in all front-line positions mainly focusing on Outreach, Crisis and Court Support Roles. During that time frame she completed her Masters of Social Work in 2001. Once completing her MSW Gail worked in supervisory and then management roles within the now CMHA. In 2012 she was invited to work alongside Sister Christine as the Executive Director with her as the Founder of the then Drop In Centre. Sister Christine left the Drop in Centre in 2016.
Gail met Sister Chrisitne in 1993 and worked at the Drop In Centre as a Mental Health Outreach Worker until 1997 when she changed positions. This started a longstanding relationship with Sister Christine that stretched over the years until today.
Gail have always been passionate about work involving mental health, addiction and homelessness and supporting individuals in our community that are struggling with complex issues and need supports that reach out in order to create a circle of care that moves people towards stability in their health and housing and eventually towards creating a life with meaning, purpose and happiness.
Hymn – #758 “Christ’s is the World”
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Offertory – “He Leadeth Me” (Arr. H. DeCou)
Prayers of the People
Hymn – #769 “Lord of Light, Whose Name and Splendour”
Postlude – “Send Forth O God Thy Light and Truth” (Arr. H. DeCou)