WESTMINSER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
13,140 Monk Blvd., Pierrefonds QC H8Z 1T6
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 November 23, 2014
We approach God
Responsive Call to Worship (Psalm 40: 8-9 NRSV)
L: I delight to do your will, O my God;
C: Your law is within my heart.
L: I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;
C: See, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.
L: I have not hidden your saving help within my heart,
C: I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation.
*Metrical Psalm #23 “I waited for the Lord my God”
Prayers of adoration and confession. The 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 #571 “Lord, I want to be a Christian”
Scripture: John 5: 16-30 NRSV page 96
Sermon: “Not my will”
*Meditative song #625 “Seek ye first”
Offering, *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
God sends us out into the world
*Hymn #626 “Lord of all power”
*Charge and Benediction
*“Threefold Choral Amen”
* 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.
The Rev. Dr. Dan Shute, our Interim Moderator, is leading our worship service this morning.
Monday 1 p.m. Bible Study
Thursday 1:30 p.m. Friendship Circle.
There will be a congregational meeting as part of the worship service next Sunday. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the congregation of our financial and leadership difficulties and the ways these might be addressed.
Our Christmas pot luck supper will be on Saturday, December 13th. Sign the sheet on the bulletin board to indicate what you will bring. There is also a sheet for volunteers to help set up and take down.
Mission Update: One year after Typhoon Haiyan. “Typhoon Haiyan destroyed our house and my boat. We were left with nothing,” says Alan Padilla, a fisherman from Embarcadero, Philippines. “When we heard the warning, my wife and children evacuated to the village school. I stayed to guard the house and boat. But later my brother came to tell me that I should evacuate.” This warning saved Alan’s life. On November 8, 2013, fierce winds and high waves hit the Philippines, affecting nearly 14 million people. One year later, work is ongoing to rebuild and construct more typhoon resistant homes and help families like Alan’s recover lost livelihoods. Presbyterian World Service & Development responded through the ACT Alliance, which provided 115,000 people with food in the immediate aftermath. PWS&D continues to support rehabilitation and disaster preparedness work.