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 December 14, 2014
We approach God
Lighting of the Advent candle of joy (insert)
* Hymn #159 “Oh come all ye faithful”
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 #150 “Jesus our brother, kind and good”
Scripture: Luke 1: 26-45 page 56
Sermon: “The child in my womb leapt for joy”
Meditative song #114 (seated) “Emmanuel, Emmanuel”
Offering, *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
God sends us out into the world
*Hymn #118 “Hark the glad sound”
*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. Our Interim Moderator, Rev. Dr. Dan Shute, is leading us in worship.
Monday Bible Study will resume on January 5.
Thursday 1:30 p.m. Friendship Circle.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon, there will be a Christmas party led by Trenton and Lori-Ann Walker of Child Evangelism, for our Sunday School children and the children who attended our summer camp.
Next Sunday we will celebrate Holy Communion.
Our Christmas Eve Service this year will be led by our Children and Youth Ministries Youth Coordinator, Nathan Cherry. It will be a one hour service commencing at 7:30 p.m. We encourage everyone to make it part of your Christmas celebrations.
Please save postage stamps from your Christmas mail, leaving a ¼ inch border of paper, and place them in the receptacle on the table at the back of the sanctuary. They are sold in bulk and the proceeds used for our mission work.
Mission Update: Male motivators help lead on maternal health. Patrick and his wife Caroline live with their newborn baby in northern Malawi. While Caroline was pregnant, the couple received visits from their village safe motherhood committee. “This was the first time I realized it was risky for my wife to deliver at home,” remembers Patrick. After that visit, Patrick began to act as a male motivator. Through PWS&D’s maternal health program, male motivators are equipped with the knowledge and skills to help other men understand the effects of pregnancy and delivery for their partners and to take an active role in the welfare of their families. Patrick recalls travelling to the health facility early to ensure they were ready when Caroline went into labour. Patrick’s experience of a happy and healthy delivery just reinforces for him “why men should always be with their wives during pregnancy!”