WESTMINSER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
13,140 Monk Blvd., Pierrefonds QC H8Z 1T6
Phone 514-626-2982 website: www.wpcmtl.ca
Interim Moderator: Rev. Dr. Dan Shute
Music Director: Mr. Chris Tauchner cell 514-791-5397
Children &Youth Ministries Coordinator:
Mr. Nathan Cherry tel. 450-424-8313
10:30 a.m. ORDER OF SERVICE January 25, 2015
We approach God
Responsive Call to Worship (Psalm 46: 1-3 NRSV)
L: God is our refuge and strength,
C: a very present help in trouble.
L: Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
C: though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
L: though its waters roar and foam,
C: though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
* Hymn #325 “Eternal Father, strong to save”
Prayers of adoration and confession. Lord’s Prayer.
*Assurance of forgiveness and passing of the peace
We listen to God’s word
Children’s time – Nathan Cherry
Children’s song #339 “He’s got the whole world” (vv.1-3)
Scripture: John 6: 15-25 page 97
Sermon: “They saw Jesus walking on the sea”
Meditative song #268 “All hail king Jesus”
Offering, *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
God sends us out into the world
* Hymn #647 “Lead us, heavenly Father”
*Charge and Benediction
*”Go now in peace” (inside cover of hymnbook)
* congregation standing
Welcome to everyone worshipping with us this morning. Visitors are encouraged to make themselves known to those around them and to sign the guest book in the vestibule. All are invited to remain for tea, coffee and conversation following the service.
Our Interim Moderator, Rev. Dr. Dan Shute, is leading us in worship. Chad Linsley is filling in for Chris Tauchner as our musician. Next Sunday Mr. Bart Alexander will lead our worship.
A reminder to please bring an item of canned or packaged food for the On-Rock food bank when you come to church each Sunday. Kim Reid, On-Rock’s director, reports that they now provide food baskets to 200 families a week – an increase of 17% over last year – and there are another 30 families on the waiting list. There is a basket in the lower foyer.
Mission Update: Serving in Ukraine. Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support David and Anna Pandy as they serve with the Reformed Church of Sub-Carpathian Ukraine, a church of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. Anne is a teacher and is principal and founder of Nagybereg Reformed Church secondary school. David coordinates four Christian secondary schools and helps supervise RCCU missionaries. Making personal connections is an important aspect of this work. David shares, “We exchange news within our immediate family and within our larger church family on both sides of the Atlantic by means of internet communication. In the mission field, in our endeavours to build God’s family, we communicate mostly in person, which takes more time and more energy but decidedly is also more rewarding.”