Worship Service for Sunday, June 26, 2022 in-person, on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday June 26, 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:  At its meeting last Tuesday, the 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.

Prelude – Hymn Prelude on St. Peter (Arr. R. Brunner)

Territorial Acknowledgement

Call to Worship

Hymn – #337 Ete333 I Sing the Almighty Power of God (Forest Green)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture –  2 Samuel 15: 17 – 22 and Luke 9: 57 to 10: 2

Sermon: “When the going gets rough …”

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 – #570 I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (Asson)


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Offertory – Improvisation on Comfort (Arr. R. Brunner)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #699 All the Way My Saviour Leads Me (All The Way)


Postlude – Recessional on “Lancashire” (Arr. R. Brunner)