Worship Service – Sunday, October 16th at 10:30 a.m.

Order of Service

We continue our live broadcast this morning and 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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Announcements

Words of Welcome & Territorial Acknowledgement

Prelude – Choral Prelude on “Blesses Jesu, we are here” J.S. Bach

Call to Worship

Hymn – #30 “God is our re

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Lighting Candles of Remembrance and Hope

Music for Remembrance

Psalm 46 (Responsively) 

God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,    though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;

though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy habitation of the Most High.

God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
    God will help it when the morning dawns.

6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;    he utters his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord;    see what desolations he has brought on the earth.

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
    he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.

10 ‘Be still, and know that I am God!
    I am exalted among the nations,
    I am exalted in the earth.’


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The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our refuge.
This is the Word of the LORD.

Thanks be to God.
AMEN.

Sermon: “For the Love of Creation” – Muslim Perspective with imam Mubeen Butt and Rev. John Borthwick.

About Imam Mubeen Butt
Imam Mubeen Butt was born and raised just down the street from MSOG in Cambridge, ON and hails from a family of Hafiz ul Quran. He became Hafiz at a young age. While Imam Mubeen started down an entirely different career path, he found his calling and passion in Islamic and Quranic Studies, returning to school to complete a degree in Islamic Sciences.

Imam Mubeen joined the MSOG and Meezan School in 2015. Imam Mubeen’s forte is connecting with and engaging the youth especially while challenging them to a game of basketball or running summer camp or telling hunting and fishing stories in the classroom.

Another strength that Imam Mubeen has brought to the MSOG and Guelph community is his ability to build bridges and make interfaith connections throughout the city, regularly engaging with and speaking to congregations around the city, attending multi faith events and hosting school groups at the MSOG.

Imam Mubeen Butt also serves as a Chaplain with the Guelph Police Services and the Guelph General Hospital.

Hymn – #749 “Be still my soul”

Offering


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Offertory – Prelude on “Let us ever walk with Jesus”

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #641 “One more step along the world I go”

Blessing

Postlude – Gigue J.S. Bach