Virtual Church: Sunday, DECEMBER 20 – “LOVE”

December 20, 2020 Fourth Week of Advent

 

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The First Noel

The first Noel the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay,
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King of Israel.

(Words & Music: English Traditional Words & Music: Public Domain; Church CCLI # 2458953)

That Boy-Child of Mary

That boy-child of Mary was born in a stable,
a manger His cradle in Bethlehem.
What shall we call Him,
child of the manger?
What name is given in Bethlehem?

That boy-child of Mary was born in a stable,
a manger His cradle in Bethlehem.
His name is Jesus,
God ever with us,
God given for us in Bethlehem.

That boy-child of Mary was born in a stable,
a manger His cradle in Bethlehem.
One with the Father,
He is our Saviour,
heaven-sent helper of Bethlehem.

That boy-child of Mary was born in a stable,
a manger His cradle in Bethlehem.

(Words: Tom Colvin; Music: Malawi traditional. arranged by Tom Colvin. Words & Music: 1969 Hope Publishing Co. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Oh come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant;
Oh come ye, oh come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
born the King of angels:
Oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation;
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above:
“Glory to God
in the highest!”
Oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him;
oh come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

(Words: F. Oakeley, Music: Anonymous  Words & Music: Public Domain; Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

Candle of Love – Lester & Lois MacFadyen
L = Leader C = Congregation

L: In this season of Advent, we celebrate God’s love.

C: Soon we will welcome
the beautiful and radical love of God
as Jesus Christ comes to live among us.

L: We embrace our identity as God’s beloved children
and let this truth guide our decisions and relationships.

C: In our homes and in our church
we offer hospitality,
welcoming those we don’t know, those who are in need,
and those who are different from us.

L: We demonstrate our care for creation
in real and tangible ways through the products we buy,
the food we eat, and the way we live every day.

C: Together, we are a sign of God’s love for the world.

(The candle is lit)

L: Let us pray:

C: God of extravagant generosity,
in Jesus we discover
the depth of your care
and the lengths you will go to save us.
Forgive us when we ignore those in need,
trample your creation
and refuse to share
all that we receive from you.
Teach us to love our neighbours,
caring for each other
in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Sung Response: Love is a Flame

Love is a flame that burns in our hearts,
Jesus has come and will never depart.
When God is a child
there’s joy in our song.
The last shall be first
and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.

(Words: Brian Wren, Music: Joan Collier Fogg Words & Music: © 1989 by Hope Publishing Co. Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

By Heaven’s Light: A Christmas Cantata

(Words: Tom S. Long Music: Allen Pote © 2007 Hope Publishing Company)

Once in Royal David’s City

Once in royal David’s city
stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby
in manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.

Christ came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
sheltered by a humble stable,
cradled in a cattle stall:
with the poor, oppressed and lowly,
lived on earth, our Saviour holy.

(Words: Cecil Frances Alexander, Music: Henry John Gauntlett, harmony: A.H. Mann.
Words & Music: Public Domain, Harmony: © Novello & Co Ltd. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, DECEMBER 13 – “JOY”

December 13, 2020 - Third Week of Advent

 

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

God rest ye merry, gentlemen,
let nothing you dismay,
remember Christ our Savior
was born on Christmas day,
to save us all from Satan’s pow’r
when we were gone astray;
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our heav’nly Father,
a blessed angel came;
and unto certain shepherds
brought tidings of the same:
how that in Bethlehem was born
the son of God by name,
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

(C) 2002 Hal Leonard Corporation

Still, Still, Still

Still, still, still, He sleeps this night so chill!
The Virgin’s tender arms enfolding,
Warm and safe the Child are holding,
Still, still, still, He sleeps this night so chill!

Sleep, sleep, sleep, He lies in slumber deep
While angel hosts from heav’n come winging,
Sweetest songs of joy are singing,
Sleep, sleep, sleep, He lies in slumber deep.

Joy, joy, joy; Glad tidings of great joy!
The Holy One in manger lowly
Brings to us salvation wholly.
Joy, joy, joy; Glad tidings of great joy!

English Words: (C) George K. Evans, 1980; Music: Austrian Traditional, arrangement (C) Walter Ehret, 1980

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high,
sweetly singing o’er the plains,
and the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria,
in excelsis Deo.
Gloria,
in excelsis Deo.

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heavenly song?
Gloria,
in excelsis Deo.
Gloria,
in excelsis Deo.

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing;
come, adore on bended knee,
Christ, the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria,
in excelsis Deo.
Gloria,
in excelsis Deo.

(Words: Luke 2:6-20; Music: Traditional. Words & Music: Public Domain.  Church CCLI # 2458953)

ADVENT WREATH – Candle of Joy Helene Duranleau-Reid & Barclay Reid
L = Leader C = Congregation

L: In this season of Advent, we celebrate God’s joy.

C: Knowing that Christ is coming
to bring healing and wholeness to the world
is a source of delight!

L: When we gather for worship it is a celebration,
an opportunity to rejoice in all that God is doing
among us and beyond us.

C: We welcome our neighbours and celebrate God’s goodness.

L: Even when we face difficulty and trouble
we sing a song of faith,
confident that Jesus is able
to redeem our suffering world.

C: Together, we are a sign of God’s joy for the world.

(The candle is lit)

L: Let us pray:

C: God of transformation,
we rejoice that You lift up the lowly
and bind up the broken hearted.
We marvel at Your power to change hearts and lives.
Fill us with Your Spirit this season
so that our voices declare Your goodness
and our lives proclaim Your mercy
in Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sung Response: Joy is a Song 

Joy is a song that welcomes the dawn,
telling the world that the Saviour is born.
When God is a child
there’s joy in our song.
The last shall be first
and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.

(Words: Brian Wren, Music: Joan Collier Fogg  Words & Music: © 1989 by Hope Publishing Co. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Joy to the World

Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
let earth receive its King;
Let every heart, prepare Him room
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns:
let us our songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
far as the curse is found,
far as the curse is found,
far as, far as the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of
His righteousness
and wonders of His love,
and wonders of His love,
and wonders, wonders of His love.

(Words: Isaac Watts, Music: Lowell Mason; Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, DECEMBER 6 – “Being at Peace”

December 6, 2020 Second Week of Advent

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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold.
“Peace on the earth, goodwill toward men,
from heaven’s all gracious King”;
the world in solemn stillness lay
to hear the angels sing.

For lo! The days are hastening on,
by prophet bards foretold,
when with the ever circling years
comes round the age of gold,
when peace shall over all the earth
its ancient splendours fling,
and the whole world give back the song,
which now the angels sing.

(Words: Edmund H Sears, Music: Richard Storrs Willis.
Words & Music: Public Domain; Church CCLI # 2458953)

ADVENT WREATH – The Candle of Peace

L = Leader C = Congregation

L: In this season of Advent, we celebrate God’s peace.

C: Jesus Christ, born the Prince of Peace,
calls our community to justice
and leads us in the way of peace.

L: We call one another to honesty and humility
and respond to each other with abundant grace and forgiveness.

C: Our community values relationships.
We live in harmony with one another even when we disagree,
and strive to glorify God in everything we do.

L: Our community longs for unity.
We work together with other churches and organizations,
and live out God’s reconciling love for all the world to see.

C: Together, we are a sign of God’s peace in the world.

(The Candle of Peace is lit)

L: Let us pray:

C: God of all people and all nations,
you break through the cynicism
of our world
and lead us like a gentle shepherd.
Open our eyes to see the signs of
your coming kingdom
and inspire us to participate
in all you are doing
in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Sung Response: Peace is a Ribbon #119 verse 2

Peace is a ribbon that circles the earth,
giving a promise of safety and worth.
When God is a child
there’s joy in our song.
The last shall be first
and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.

(Words: Brian Wren, Music: Joan Collier Fogg
Words & Music: © 1989 by Hope Publishing Co. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! The herald angels sing,
glory to the newborn King,
peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful, all ye nations rise;
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Hark! The herald angels sing,
glory to the newborn King.

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold Him come,
offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the God-head see!
Hail the incarnate deity!
Pleased on earth with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! The herald angels sing,
glory to the newborn King.

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
risen with healing in His wings.
Mild, He lays His glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise the lost of earth,
born to give us second birth.
Hark! The herald angels sing,
glory to the newborn King.

(Words: Charles Wesley, Music: Felix Mendelssohn.
Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 29 – “HOPE”

November 29, 2020 First Week of Advent

 

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Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
born to set Thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us;
let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth Thou art,
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver;
born a child and yet a king;
born to reign in us forever;
now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by Thine all sufficient merit
raise us to Thy glorious throne.

(Words: Charles Wesley, Music: Rowland Hugh Pritchard, Harmony: Ralph Vaughn Williams. Words: Public Domain; Music: Harmony © Oxford University Press from The English Hymnal, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Hymn Book © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)

ADVENT WREATH – Candle of Hope

Leader: The season of Advent begins, and we celebrate the hope
we find in the good news of the Gospel.

Congregation: Through the birth
of a tiny and helpless child,
God comes to save the world.

Leader: While we watch and wait for Jesus,
we join God’s mission by bringing grace and mercy
to those who need it most.

Congregation: We engage the poor and the poor in spirit,
letting Christ’s light shine through us.

Leader: We speak words of comfort and love
to a world in need of hope and healing
as we share our stories of God’s transforming Spirit.

Congregation: Together, we are a sign of God’s hope for the world.

(The candle is lit)

Leader: Let us pray:

Congregation: God of surprising grace,
when we least expect it
You bring fresh new life;
and where we feel that all is lost,
You bring redemption.
Give us courage as we share
all You have done,
all You are doing,
and all You will accomplish
through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sung Response: Hope is a Star

Hope is a star that shines in the night,
leading us on till the morning is bright.
When God is a child
there’s joy in our song.
The last shall be first
and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.

(Words: Brian Wren, Music: Joan Collier Fogg
Words & Music: © 1989 by Hope Publishing Co. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Angels from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
ye who sang creation’s story,
now proclaim Messiah’s birth.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

Shepherds in your field abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
yonder shines the infant Light.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

Though an infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
gather all the nations to Him;
every knee shall then bow down.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

(Words: James Montgomery, Music: Henry T. Stewart,
Words & Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 22 – “Truth Be Told”

November 22, 2020 - Truth Be Told

 

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God of Mercy, God of Grace

God of mercy, God of grace,
show the brightness of Your face.
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine;
fill Your world with light divine,
and Your saving health extend
unto earth’s remotest end.

Let the people praise You, Lord;
be by all that live adored.
Let the nations shout and sing
glory to their gracious King;
at Your feet their tribute pay,
and Your holy will obey.

Let the people praise You, Lord;
earth shall then its fruits afford.
Unto us Your blessing give;
we to You devoted live,
all below and all above,
one in joy and light and love.

(Words: Henry Francis Lyte, paraphrase of Psalm 66. Music: Conrad Kocher.
Words and Music: Public Domain. Church CCLI # 2458953)

PSALM 100 – A Psalm of Thanksgiving

1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into His presence with singing.

3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is He that made us, and we are His;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

5 For the Lord is good;
His steadfast love endures forever,
and His faithfulness to all generations.

Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You

Brother, sister, let me serve you;
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

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

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh, I’ll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow,
till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we’ve known together
of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, sister, let me serve you;
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

(Words & Music: Richard Gillard © Scripture in Song, 1977
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI#2458953)

Go Now in Peace

Go now in peace.
Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.
God now in faith,
steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others
so all the world can see.
God will be there
watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.
Amen, Amen, Amen.

(Words: Don Besig & Nancy Price, Music: Don Besig © 1988 Harold Flammer Music,
A Division of Shawnee Press, Inc. Church CCLI#2458953)

 

 

 

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 15 – “Love”

November 15, 2020 - Love

 

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Teach Me, God, to Wonder

Teach me, God, to wonder;
teach me, God, to see;
let Your world of beauty capture me.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

Let me, God, be open;
let me loving be;
let Your world of people speak to me.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

Let me, God, be ready;
let me be awake,
in Your world of loving,
my place take.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

Teach me, God, to know You,
hear You when You speak,
see You in my neighbour when we meet.
Praise to You be given;
love for You be lived,
life be celebrated; joy You give.

(Words: Walter Henry Farquharson © WorshipArts, 1973;
Music: Ron Klusmeier © WorshipArts, 1974, as printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Hymn Book © 1996. Church CCLI # 2458953)

Psalm 33

The Greatness and Goodness of God

1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.
Praise befits the upright.
2 Praise the Lord with the lyre;
make melody to Him with the harp of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

4 For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all His work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and all their host by the breath of His mouth.
7 He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle;
He put the deeps in storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9 For He spoke, and it came to be;
He commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the thoughts of His heart to all generations.
12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom He has chosen as his heritage.

13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
He sees all humankind.
14 From where He sits enthroned He watches
all the inhabitants of the earth—
15 He who fashions the hearts of them all,
and observes all their deeds.
16 A king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a vain hope for victory,
and by its great might it cannot save.

18 Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love,
19 to deliver their soul from death,
and to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and shield.
21 Our heart is glad in Him,
because we trust in His holy name.
22 Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in You.

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 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 © 1969 Hope Publishing Co,
Music: Ghanian Folk Melody © This arrangement 1982 Hope Publishing Co.
As printed in the Presbyterian Church in Canada Book of Praise © 1996. Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 8 – “No Greater Love”

Remembrance Day Service - November 8, 2020

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O God of Love, True Source of Peace

O God of love, true source of peace,
make wars throughout the world to cease;
the wrath of sinful hearts restrain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

Remember, Lord, Your works of old,
the wonders that our forebears told;
remember not our sin’s deep stain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

Whom shall we trust but You, O God?
Where rest but on Your faithful word?
None ever called on You in vain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

Where saints and angels dwell above,
all hearts are knit in holy love;
oh bind us in that heavenly chain:
give peace, O God, give peace again.

(Words: Henry Williams Baker. Music: Samuel Webbe, the elder.  Words & Music:Public Domain. Church CCLI # 2458953)

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 46

1 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;
3 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.
5 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.
7 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.
9 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.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

 

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is Thine arm alone,
and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting Thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever -rolling stream,
bears all our years away.
They fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
still be our guard while troubles last,
and our eternal home.

(Words: Isaac Watts, Music: William Croft, Words & Music: Public Domain, Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, NOVEMBER 1 – “Saints and Sacrifice”

November 1, 2020 - Saints and Sacrifice

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Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet,
praise the Lord with the harp and lute,
praise the Lord with the gentle sounding flute.
Praise the Lord in the field and forest,
praise the Lord in the city square,
praise the Lord anytime and anywhere.

Praise the Lord in the wind and sunshine,
praise the Lord in the dark of night,
praise the Lord in the rain or snow
or in the morning light.
Praise the Lord in the deepest valley,
praise the Lord on the highest hill,
praise the Lord; never let your voice be still.

Praise the Lord with the crashing cymbal,
praise the Lord with the pipe and string,
praise the Lord with the joyful songs you sing.
Praise the Lord on a weekday morning,
praise the Lord on a Sunday noon,
praise the Lord by the light of sun or moon.

Praise the Lord in the time of sorrow,
praise the Lord in the time of joy,
praise the Lord every moment;
nothing let your praise destroy.
Praise the Lord in the peace and quiet,
praise the Lord in your work or play,
praise the Lord everywhere in every way.

(Words & Music: Natalie Sleeth, © Hinshaw Music, Inc. Church CCLI # 2458953)

 

RESPONSIVE PSALM: Psalm 150

(Praise for God’s Surpassing Greatness)

1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
praise Him according to His surpassing greatness!

3 Praise Him with trumpet sound;
praise Him with lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with tambourine and dance;
praise Him with strings and pipe!

5 Praise Him with clanging cymbals;
praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

 

They Did Not Build in Vain

They did not build in vain
who founded here a church
as witness to God’s love
amid a world of pain.
For still to those
who wish to see this place
proclaims God’s mystery.

They built upon the rock
that is the risen Lord,
the one foundation laid
which stands each earthly shock;
that, Spirit filled, we here might raise,
as living temples, prayer and praise.

Those who have loved this place,
a cloud of witnesses,
surround and urge us on
as we now run our race,
and so we lay
aside each sin in our desire
to strive and win.

Though the horizon’s bend
conceals the way ahead,
the footprints on the road
show Christ waits at the end;
in Him alone, our faith shall stand
who waits for us at God’s right hand.

Here is our meeting place
where doubt finds grounds of faith,
where hurt finds healing love,
our penitence Your grace;
where bridging time to eternity
is God the holy Trinity.

(Words: Alan Luff © 1990 Hope Publishing Co, Music: John Darwall, Harmony: William Henry Monk, Descant: Sydney H Nicholson.   Music: Public Domain, Descant © Hope Publishing Co.  Church CCLI#2458953)

Virtual Church: Sunday, OCTOBER 25 – “Selective Hearing”

October 25, 2020 - Selective Hearing

 

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Great is the Lord

Great is the Lord, He is holy and just,
by His power we trust in His love.
Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,
by His mercy He proves He is love.
Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory.
Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise.
Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,
now lift up your voice:
Great is the Lord!
Great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord, He is holy and just,
by His power we trust in His love.
Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,
by His mercy He proves He is love.
Great are You, Lord, and worthy of glory.
Great are You, Lord, and worthy of praise.
Great are You Lord, I lift up my voice,
I lift up my voice:
Great are You, Lord!
Great are You, Lord!

Great are You, Lord, and worthy of glory.
Great are You, Lord, and worthy of praise.
Great are You Lord, I lift up my voice,
I lift up my voice:
Great are You, Lord!
Great are You, Lord!

(Words & Music: Michael W. Smith © Meadowgreen Music, 1982, 1987. Church CCLI # 2458953)

PSALM 1

1 Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;
2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
3 They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast!”
I came to Jesus as I was,
weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place,
and He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down, and drink, and live!”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched,
my soul revived and now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s light;
look unto me, thy morn’ shall rise,
and all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in Him my star my sun,
and in that Light of life I’ll walk
’til travelling days are done.

(Words: Horatius Bonar, Public Domain; Music: English Traditional Arr. Ralph Vaughn Williams
© Oxford University Press Church CCLI#2458953)