Order of Service – Sunday September 26, 2021 @ 10:30AM
We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, and our Tech Team are present this morning, along with the family of the Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand, and the family of Rev. Dr. Bob Spencer (see special announcement following the offering).
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Chorale Prelude – “Old 100th” (arr. G. Merkel)
Introit – Psalm 103: 1 &22 (Refrain: F. Gingrich, Tone: J. Derkson)
Call to Worship
Hymn – #410 “Joyful, joyful we adore you”
Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness
Time for Wonder and Curiosity
Scripture Reading: Job 38: 1 – 11 (CEB)
Sermon: “ZOOMerview with Stephen Jackson, Executive Director of Anishnabeg Outreach”
Stephen Jackson, Executive Director of Anishnabeg Outreach
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The Confessions of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.
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Truth and Reconciliation Confessions of Canada: Calls to Action
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Hymn – #723 “Lord in this broken world”
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This Fall we are encouraging our members to join the VIRTUAL Run for the Cure. Similar to last year, we are inviting interested individuals to sign up on their own and participate. Let Rev. John know if you have signed up and we will encourage the congregation to sponsor you too.
Turning Over of The Dr. Bob Spencer’s Vestments to Our Mission Partners in Malawi
The Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand will be with us to accept the generous donation from the Spencer family (who will be present in-person for this occasion) of Dr. Bob’s vestments for our mission partners in Malawi. Blair is a Malawi Liaison with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in the Synod of Blantyre.
Anthem – ” The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases” (E. McNeill)
Prayers of the People
Hymn – # 714 : Wordless, ancient earth’s foundation”
Postlude – “Trumpet Tune in C” (D. Lasky)