Virtual Church: Sunday, April 11 – Blind But Now I See

April 11, 2021 - Blind But Now I See

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Link to Andrea Bocelli’s Easter 2020 video. For “Amazing Grace” advance to 18:25 in the video.

Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope - Live From Duomo di Milano

 

Alleluia, Alleluia

Alleluia, alleluia,
Give thanks to the risen Lord;
Alleluia, alleluia,
Give praise to His name.

Jesus is Lord of all the earth;
He is the King of Creation:
Alleluia, alleluia,
Give thanks to the risen Lord;
Alleluia, alleluia,
Give praise to His name.

Spread the good news o’er all the earth;
Jesus has died and has risen:
Alleluia, alleluia,
Give thanks to the risen Lord;
Alleluia, alleluia,
Give praise to His name.

Come, let us praise the living God,
Joyfully sing to our Saviour:
Alleluia, alleluia,
Give thanks to the risen Lord;
Alleluia, alleluia,
Give praise to His name.

(Words & Music: Donald Fishel Words: © Word of God Music, 1973. Music: Donald Fishel © The Word of God, 1973; this arrangement Norman Warren, © The Word of God, 1982; descant: Angela Reith © 2001 Angela Reith. As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996.Church CCLI # 2 458953)

At the Dawning of Salvation

At the dawning of salvation,
in the morning of the world,
Christ is raised, a living banner
by the love of God unfurled.
Through the daylight, through the darkness,
Christ leads on His great array:
all the saints and all the sinners
He has gathered on His way.

He is risen in the morning;
He is risen from the dead;
He is laughter after sadness;
He is light when night has fled.
He has suffered; He has triumphed;
life is His alone to give:
as He gave it once, He gives it
evermore, that we may live.

For the glory of salvation
in the dawn of Easter day
we will praise You, loving Father;
we rejoice to sing and pray
with the Son and with the Spirit.
Lead us on, Your great array,
saints and sinners celebrating
Your triumphant love today.

(Words: Jock Curle, © Josef Weinberger Ltd. Music: American folk melody, Public Domain; Music Harmony: John Wilson, © 1983 Hope Publishing Co., Church CCLI # 2458953)

Responsive Reading: Psalm 19

1 The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.
2 Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.

3 There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens He has set a tent for the sun,

5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hid from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
enlightening the eyes;

9 the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is Your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can detect their errors?
Clear me from hidden faults.

13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;
do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to You, O Lord,
my Rock and my Redeemer.

Thy Word

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,
still You’re there right beside me,
and nothing will I fear,
as long as You are near.
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

(Words: Amy Grant, Music: Michael W. Smith © Meadowgreen Music/Word Music Church CCLI # 2458953)

Anthem: Walking By Faith

(Words & Music: Travis Boyd, ©2003 GlorySound, A Division of Shawnee Press. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Thine Be the Glory

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment
rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave clothes,
where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
lovingly He greets us,
scatters fear and gloom.
Let the church with gladness
hymns of triumph sing,
for the Lord now liveth;
death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee
glorious Prince of Life;
life is naught without Thee:
aid us in our strife.
Make us more than conquerors,
through Thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan
to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won.

(Words: R. Birch Hoyle, © World Student Christian Federation from Cantate Domino Music: Public Domain.
As printed in the PCC Hymnal, Church CCLI # 2458953)

BENEDICTION – May the Lord Bless You

May the Lord bless you,
May the Lord keep you;
may the Lord lift up
His face to shine on You.

May the Lord bless you,
May the Lord keep you;
may the Lord lift up
His face to shine on You.

(Words: Traditional, Public Domain. Music: Judy Hunnicutt © The Sacred Music Press, 1985 as printed in the PCC Hymnal © 1996, Church CCLI # 2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, April 4 – EASTER

Easter Service - April 4, 2021

 

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Risen One

(FROM: “One Sacrifice” by Joel Raney, John Parker, Audra Parker)

Jesus Christ is Risen Today!

Jesus Christ is risen today, hallelujah!
Our triumphant holy day, hallelujah!
Who did once upon the Cross, hallelujah!
Suffer to redeem our loss, hallelujah!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, hallelujah!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, hallelujah!
Who endured the Cross and grave, hallelujah!
Sinners to redeem and save, hallelujah!

But the pains which He endured, hallelujah!
Our salvation have procured, hallelujah!
Now above the sky, He’s King, hallelujah!
Where the angels ever sing, hallelujah!

Sing we to our God above, hallelujah!
Praise eternal as His love, hallelujah!
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, hallelujah!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, hallelujah!

(Words: Translation: Tate and Brandy’s New Version 1698; Music: Lyra Davidica. Descant: Derek Holman. Words & Music: Public Domain; Descant: © Derek Holman. Church CCLI # 2458953)

SUNG RESPONSE: HE IS LORD

He is Lord, He is Lord;
He is risen from the dead
and He is Lord!
Every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord.

He’s our Lord, He’s our Lord;
He is risen from the dead
and He’s our Lord!
Every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord.

(Words: Philippians 2:10-11 Music: Traditional; Harmony: Norman Warren. Words & Music: Public Domain; Harmony: © Hope Publishing Co. 1972 Church CCLI # 2458953)

The Day of Resurrection

The day of resurrection — earth tell it out abroad,
the Passover of gladness, the Passover of God!
From death to life eternal, from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil, that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal of resurrection light,
and, listening to his accents, may hear, so calm and plain,
His own “All Hail!” and, hearing, may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful; let earth its song begin;
let the round world keep triumph, and all that is therein;
invisible and visible, their notes together blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen, our joy that hath no end!

(Words: John Mason Neale; Music: Mainz Song Book, Descant: Cyril Winn.
Words & Music: Public Domain; Descant: © Oxford University Press. Church CCLI # 2458953)

HALLELUJAH CHORUS

(Words: Charles Jennens, Music: George Frideric Handel. Words & Music: Public Domain Church CCLI # 2458953)

Virtual Church: Friday, April 2 – GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

Good Friday - April 2, 2021

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God;
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

(Words: Isaac Watts, Public Domain. Music: Psalmody in Miniature, Public Domain.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Praise © 1996.
Church CCLI #2458953)

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God;
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

(Words: Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane, Public Domain.
Music: Frederick Charles Maker, Public Domain.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Praise © 1996.
Church CCLI #2458953)

Were You There?

(Words: African American Traditional, Public Domain. Music: African American Spiritual, Public Domain. This arrangement: Melva Wilson Costen, © Melva Wilson Costen, 1990.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Praise © 1996.
Church CCLI #2458953)

Virtual Church: Thursday, April 1 – MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

Maundy Thursday Service - April 1, 2021

 

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Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights

Throughout these Lenten days and nights
we turn to walk the inward way,
where, meeting Christ, our guided light,
we live in hope til Easter day.

The pilgrim Christ, the Lamb of God,
who found in weakness greater power,
embraces us, though lost and flawed,
and leads us to His rising hour.

And though the road is hard and steep,
the Spirit ever calls us on
through Calvary’s dying, dark and deep,
until we see the coming dawn.

(Words: James Gertmenian, © Hope Publishing Co., Music: Psalmody in Miniature, Public Domain. As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Praise © 1996.
Church CCLI #2458953)

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.
Kneels at the feet of His friends,
silently washes their feet,
master who acts as a slave to them.

Jesu, Jesu,fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.
Neighbours are rich and poor,
varied in colour and race;
neighbours are near and far away.

Jesu, Jesu,fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.
These are the ones we should serve;
these are the ones we should love;
all these are neighbours to us and You.

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.
Kneel at the feet of our friends,
silently washing their feet;
this is the way we should live with You.

Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from You.

(Words: Tom Colvin. Music: Ghanan Folk Melody, arrangement Jane Marshall, adaptation Tom Colvin. Words: © Hope Publishing Co., Music: Adaptation © 1969, this arrangement © 1982 by Hope Publishing Co. As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI #2458953)

My Song is Love Unknown

My song is love unknown,
my Saviour’s love to me,
love to the loveless shown,
that they might lovely be.
Oh who am I that for my sake
my Lord should take frail flesh and die?

He came from his blest throne
salvation to bestow,
but we made strange, and none
the longed-for Christ would know.
But oh, my Friend, my Friend indeed,
who at my need His life did spend.

Here might I stay and sing,
no story so divine;
never was love, dear King,
never was grief like thine.
This is my friend in whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

(Words: Samuel Crossman, Public Domain; Music: John Ireland, ©The John Ireland Trust. As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI #2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, MARCH 28 – PALM SUNDAY CANTATA “One Sacrifice”

 

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All Glory, Laud, and Honour

All glory, laud, and honour
to Thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring!

Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David’s royal son,
who in the Lord’s name comest,
the King and blessed one.

All glory, laud, and honour
to Thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring!

The people of the Hebrews
with palms before Thee went,
our praise and prayer and anthems
before Thee we present.

All glory, laud, and honour
to Thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring!

To Thee before Thy passion
they sang their hymns of praise;
to Thee, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.

(Words: John Mason Neale Music: Melchior Teschner, Harmony: J.S. Bach, Descant: Randall De Bruyn. Words: Public Domain, Music: © OCP Publications 1990 as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI #2458953)

RESPONSIVE READING: PALM SUNDAY

SUNG RESPONSE:  From Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You verse 2

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

(Words & Music: Richard Gillard © Scripture in Song, 1977, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise, 1986. Church CCLI #2458953)

CANTATA – One Sacrifice – Joel Raney, John Parker, Audra Parker

(C) 2006 Hope Publishing Company

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. AMEN.

Ride On, Ride On in Majesty

Ride on, ride on in majesty;
Hark, all the tribes “Hosanna!” cry.
O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road
with palms and scattered garments strewed.

Ride on, ride on in majesty;
the angel hosts beyond the sky
look down with sad and wondering eyes
to see the approaching Sacrifice.

Ride on, ride on in majesty;
in lowly pomp, ride on to die.
O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin
o’er captive death and conquered sin.

(Words & Music: Carl Tuttle © Mercy/Vineyard, 1985, Church CCLI #2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, MARCH 21 – “The Days Are Surely Coming”

March 21, 2021 The Days Are Surely Coming

 

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Here I Am to Worship

Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness,
Opened my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You,
Hope of a life spent with You.

So here I am to worship;
Here I am to bow down;
Here I am to say that You’re my God.
And You’re altogether lovely,
Altogether worthy,
Altogether wonderful to me.

King of all days, oh, so highly exalted,
Glorious in heaven above,
Humbly You came
To the earth You created,
All for love’s sake became poor.

So here I am to worship;
Here I am to bow down;
Here I am to say that You’re my God.
And You’re altogether lovely,
Altogether worthy,
Altogether wonderful to me.

And I’ll never know how much it cost
to see my sin upon that cross.
I’ll never know how much it cost
to see my sin upon that cross.
I’ll never know how much it cost
to see my sin upon that cross.

So here I am to worship;
Here I am to bow down;
Here I am to say that
You’re my God.
And You’re altogether lovely,
Altogether worthy,
Altogether wonderful to me.

(Words & Music: Tim Hughes © 2001 Thank You Music. Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

God’s Name Forever Shall Endure

God’s name forever shall endure,
and like the sun shall last:
all shall be blest in You, O God,
and nations call You blest.

Blest be the God of Israel,
our God, the Mighty Lord,
for You alone do wondrous works,
that sound Your name abroad.

Now bless-ed be Your glorious name
to all eternity:
the whole earth let Your glory fill.
Amen, so let it be.

(Words: Psalm 72 paraphrase © the Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1997. Music: Scottish Psalter 1615, Public Domain. Church CCLI #2458953)

 

RESPONSIVE READING: LENT 5
SUNG RESPONSE:
(From Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You, verse 2)

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

(Words & Music: Richard Gillard © Scripture in Song, 1977, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise, 1986. Church CCLI #2458953)

 

SOLO: To Every Thing There is a Season

 

In the Bulb There is a Flower

In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree,
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing,
in our life, eternity;
in our death, a resurrection,
at the last, a victory;
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

(Words & Music: Natalie Sleeth © Hope Publishing Co. as in the PCC Hymnal, Church CCLI #2458953)

 

BENEDICTION:

May the Lord Bless You

May the Lord bless you,
May the Lord keep you;
may the Lord lift up
His face to shine on You.

May the Lord bless you,
May the Lord keep you;
may the Lord lift up
His face to shine on You.

(Words: Traditional, Public Domain. Music: Judy Hunnicutt © The Sacred Music Press, 1985 as printed in the PCC Hymnal © 1996, Church CCLI #2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, MARCH 14 – “Saving the World”

March 14, 2021 - Saving the World

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Lift Up Your Hearts/Sing Hallelujah

Lift up your hearts unto the Lord.
Lift up your hearts unto the Lord.
Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah;
Lift up your hearts unto the Lord!

In Christ the world has been redeemed.
In Christ the world has been redeemed.
Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah;
In Christ the world has been redeemed.

His resurrection sets us free.
His resurrection sets us free.
Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah;
His resurrection sets us free.

Sing hallelujah to the Lord.
Sing hallelujah to the Lord.
Sing hallelujah, sing hallelujah;
Sing hallelujah to the Lord.

(Words: Early Christian Liturgy, Music: Linda Stassen, Harmony: Dale Grotenhuis,
as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)
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Wherever I May Wander

Wherever I may wander,
wherever I may be,
I’m certain of my Maker’s love;
God’s care is over me.
God made the great high mountains,
and made the wide blue sea;
God made the sky where airplanes fly;
God made the world, and me.

Throughout the whole creation,
I see God’s loving care
for everyone in every land,
God’s children everywhere.
Wherever I may wander,
wherever I may be,
I’m certain of my Maker’s love;
God’s care if over me.

(Words: Ann B. Snow, Music: New England Folk Melody.
Words: © W.L. Jenkins, 1963. Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI #2458953)

RESPONSIVE READING – Fourth Sunday in Lent

SUNG RESPONSE:

(From Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You #635, verse 2)

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

(Words & Music: Richard Gillard © Scripture in Song, 1977, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise, 1986. Church CCLI #2458953)

SOLO: People Need the Lord

To God Be the Glory

To God be the glory! Great things He had done!
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear His voice;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice.
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son
and give Him the glory; great things He hath done!

Oh perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear His voice;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice.
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son
and give Him the glory; great things He hath done!

Great things He hath taught us,
great things He hath done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear His voice;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice.
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son
and give Him the glory; great things He hath done!

(Words: Fanny J. Crosby, Music: William H. Doane. Words & Music: Public Domain, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996 Church CCLI # 2458953)

BENEDICTION:  Go Now in Peace