Order of Worship

10:30 a.m.         ORDER OF SERVICE     April 20, 2014
(Let us prepare our hearts for worship.)
We approach God
*Responsive Call to worship from Psalm 118
*Songs of Praise
“Christ is risen – Hallelujah”
“He is exalted”
Prayers of adoration and confession.  Lord’s Prayer
Song: “Purify my heart”
*Assurance of forgiveness and passing of the peace
Rite of Baptism
Lisa Husbands, Adriano Sowkey, Mai Sowkey
Song: “I know not why such wondrous grace” #683
We listen to God’s word
Children’s story – Nathan Cherry
*Song: “Lord I lift your name on high”
Scripture reading – Mark 15:42 – 16:8  page 54
- Louie Vassalos
Message: “Our mission”
We respond
*Song “In Christ alone”
Prayers of the people/Pastoral prayer
Offering, *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
God sends us out into the world
*Sending song “Jesus Christ is risen today” #243
*Charge and Benediction
*“The Lord bless you/Aaronic Blessing“ #832
* congregation standing

Welcome to everyone worshipping with us this morning.  Visitors are encouraged to sign the guest book in the vestibule, leaving a contact number or address.   All are invited to remain for coffee, tea and conversation following the service.

Rev. Dr. Gavino will be in the office or on pastoral visits Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you would like to meet with him call 514-626-2982514-626-2982 (church), 514-747-0016514-747-0016 (home) or 514-717-6400514-717-6400 (cell).
Mon.   no  Bible study this week.
Thurs. 1:30 p.m. Friendship Circle
Fri. 12:30 p.m. Card Party
Fri. 7:00 p.m.  Youth Group
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Praise and Prayer Worship Service
Sat. 9:30 a.m. Session meeting.

There will be a congregational meeting at 11:45 a.m. following the worship service next Sunday, April 27th.

Please remember in your prayers Marjorie MacKenzie, Aneta Judson and Molly West, all in hospital.

On Saturday, May 3 we will have a yard sale in the church parking lot.  If you would like to have a table, please sign the sheet on the bulletin board. Speak with Irene Harper, or call her at 514-349-7563514-349-7563 for details.

On Saturday, May 10 we will have a spring clean-up between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., including lunch.  Come and help us spruce up the building and grounds.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

The West Island Palliative Care has thanked us for the $430 raised at our recent Salvation Army Band Concert.

Mission Moment:  Confident, cheerful and filled with thanks.  At the age of five John Avoka suffered from meningitis and a stroke which left him paralyzed from the waist down.  Years later, feeling dejected, helpless and hopeless, John finally received the care and support he needed to realize his full potential.  Through the PWS&D-supported Garu Centre in Ghana, John received a tricycle so he could move independently.  The program also offered him agricultural training.  Today, John is no longer helpless or hopeless, but confident, cheerful and filled with thanks.  He is a successful farmer and grows more than enough food to feed his wife and children.  Recognizing his tremendous achievements, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has earmarked him for their “best farmer” award.

We ask that you do not wear perfume when you come to church, as there are people in the congregation who have an allergic reaction to the scent.  Thank you for your understanding.

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