November 8, 2020 – SCATTERED BUT WORSHIPPING TOGETHER

November 8, 2020 – SCATTERED BUT WORSHIPPING TOGETHER

Live Stream Worship Service

We are hoping to be streaming live from 10:30am until it’s completion, at approximately 11:45am.  (Please have grace for us, as we strive to get this all working.)

If you watch the live stream, would you please let us know your thoughts about it?  We are testing this format and would love your input.  You can email your thoughts and comments to us at: office@malmochurch.ca .  


Pre-service Announcements:

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.

 

Call to Worship & Gathering PRayer

God has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

Let’s pray:

It is good to be together, God,
on these screens, with these people,
together listening for your voice,
united by your Spirit.
In this time of worship
tell us about your kingdom of kindness
so that we can seek it.
Show us your justice.
We want to walk with you,
humbly, closely, daily.


 
Song words:

Build My Life

Worthy of ev’ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

Jesus the name above ev’ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

Jesus the name above ev’ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me


 

Scripture Reading:

Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 (NIV)

Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He summoned the elders, leaders, judges and officials of Israel, and they presented themselves before God.

2 Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods. 3 But I took your father Abraham from the land beyond the Euphrates and led him throughout Canaan and gave him many descendants.

“Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

16 Then the people answered, “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods! 17 It was the Lord our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled. 18 And the Lord drove out before us all the nations, including the Amorites, who lived in the land. We too will serve the Lord, because he is our God.”

19 Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. 20 If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, he will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has been good to you.”

21 But the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve the Lord.”

22 Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the Lord.”

“Yes, we are witnesses,” they replied.

23 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.”

24 And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.”

25 On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he reaffirmed for them decrees and laws.


 

Praise & Prayers of the People:
  • Dave A – pulled muscle in his side, which is affecting his mobility.  Pray for his health.
  • Carol A. – hurt her wrists.  Going for cortisone injection.  Pray for healing & strength of her wrists.
  • Dave A’s Aid, Diane, had a heart attack while she was with them.  In U of A hospital.  Pray for her health and recovery.
  • U.S. – pray for that nation’s leaders and her people
  • Sarah’s friend, Laura – pray for continued healing & peace for her & her family.
  • Monika – in her last month of pregnancy.  Pray for safety & health for her & the baby.
  • Heather – appointment with the Cardiologist on Thursday.  Pray for wisdom 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
  • Fort Frances Covenant Church, Fort Frances, ON
  • Any other items you may have…

 


Message: 

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.

 


Closing Song:
Song words:

Benediction Song

Verse 1
May the Lord bless you
(May the Lord bless you)
And may he keep you
(And may he keep you)
And make his face to
(And make his face to)
Shine upon
(Shine upon)

Chorus
To God be the glory
Forever and ever
To God be the praise of all men
To God be the glory
Forever and ever
To God be the glory
Amen

Verse 2
And when we part ways
(And when we part ways)
May you know his grace
(May you know his grace)
May hope everlasting
(May hope everlasting)
Keep you strong
(Keep you strong)


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.