October 18, 2020 – SCATTERED BUT WORSHIPPING TOGETHER

October 18, 2020 – SCATTERED BUT WORSHIPPING TOGETHER


As you make your way through today’s worship service, instructions and suggestions will be included in italics. Get a cup of coffee and settle in for this time of worship with your community.


Welcome to Worship

Gather in a common area in your home or on your deck or front steps.
In your midst, place a lit candle to remind you of God’s presence with you.

 

Gathering Prayer

Our call to worship comes from Luke 1:78-79

By the tender mercy of our God,
   the dawn from on high will break upon us,
 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
   to guide our feet into the way of peace.’   [NRSV]

Let’s pray:

Merciful God:
We come together to worship longing for tenderness
because this world can be hard.
We come longing for light
because our lives are crowded with shadows.
We come desperately needing direction.
Fill us this morning with your peace:
your spirit is our peace and our path.

Amen.


 
Song words:

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown Him with many crowns
The Lamb upon His throne
Hark how the heav’nly anthem drowns
All music but its own

Awake my soul and sing
Of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Thro’ all eternity

Crown Him the Lord of life
Who triumphed o’er the grave
Who rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save

His glories now we sing
Who died and reigns on high
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die

Crown Him the Lord of love
Behold His hands and side
Rich wounds yet visible above
In beauty glorified

No angels in the sky
Can fully bear that sight
But downward bend their wondring eyes
At mysteries so bright

Crown him the Lord of years
The potentate of time
Creator of the rolling spheres
Ineffably sublime

All hail, Redeemer hail
For thou hast died for me
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
Through all eternity


Scripture Reading for the Day:
 

James 1:22-27 (NIV)

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

 

Praise & Prayers of the People:
  • Jarret Forth – waiting for test results.  Continue to pray for his health.
  • PRAISE!  Thankful for the beautiful weather that we have be having this Autumn!
  • Roger – continue to pray for strengthening of his arms.
  • Roger – business expansion possibilities.  Prayers for wisdom needed.
  • Roger’s brother, Don – health issues.
  • Audrey – experiencing eye issues.  Pray for her vision and her spirits. 
  • Edie – Larry experiencing heart related problems.  Has appointment to see cardiologist.  Pray for his peace and health.
  • Continue to pray for our students and staff in the school system.
  • Pray for our Seniors and shut-ins
  • Pray for our Pastors and Church Leaders
  • Stonehouse Covenant Church, Steinbach, MB
  • Any other items you may have…
Neighbour Outreach Wetaskiwin Giving Sunday:

Today is our Giving Sunday to support our local community ministry, Neighbour Outreach Wetaskiwin. 

Even during this Covid-19 pandemic, they continue with the good work that they are doing in our community.  Here’s the latest information that they posted on their Facebook page:

Hello everyone out there, praying that you are well despite the circumstances!

We at Neighbours Outreach Wetaskiwin want to give you all an update as to how we are doing!  First of all we are still open!  Our hours of operation are as follows:  Office hours are 8:30 a.m to 1:30 pm and we are open for lunch from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m Monday to Friday.

Despite everything that has taken place lately, we are going to continue to stay open as long as supplies and Health regulations dictate. We are doing everything we can to ensure that the Volunteers and our “Guests” are as safe as possible by continuing mandatory hand washing as well as following guidelines given by Alberta Health.  Please feel free to donate any extra food supplies that you might have so we can insure others have food and supplies for their families.

Just as important everyone, WE serve a great GOD!! Please join us in one voice and pray that HE the creator of the universe stop this crisis in its tracks!

If you would like to financially support this important ministry, please make your cheques out to “Neighbour Outreach Wetaskiwin” and send it to:

Neighbour Outreach Wetaskiwin,  5009 48 Ave,  Wetaskiwin, AB   T9A 0N1


Giving our Offerings:

An Act of Worship

If you would like to make a donation to Malmo, Click on this link which will lead you to instructions on how you may do that.

Thank you.

 


Message: 

 


Closing Song:
Song words:

All The People Said Amen

You are not alone if you are lonely
When you feel afraid you’re not the only
We are all the same in need of mercy
To be forgiven and be free
It’s all you got to lean on
But thank God it’s all you need

And all the people said amen whoa
And all the people said amen
Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends
And all the people said amen

If you’re rich or poor well it don’t matter
Weak or strong you know love is what we’re after
We’re all broken but we’re all in this together
God knows we stumble and fall
And He so loved the world
He sent His son to save us all

And all the people said amen whoa
And all the people said amen
Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends
And all the people said amen

Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart
Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart
Blessed are the people hungry for another start
For theirs is the kingdom the kingdom of God

And all the people said amen whoa
And all the people said amen
Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends
And all the people said amen

 


Closing Prayer:

As our worship concludes, our time of service begins.
We return to our living and working amidst a world of need
As we go from this place,
we carry with us the knowledge that we are recipients of God’s gifts.
As we go, we want to share those gifts with the world around us.
And may God walk with us as we travel life’s road.

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.