Order of Worship

WESTMINSER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

13,140 Monk Blvd., Pierrefonds QC H8Z 1T6

Phone 514-626-2982

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

                        

Prelude

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

Announcements

We listen to Gods 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”

We respond

*Meditative song #625 “Seek ye first”

Offering, *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication

Pastoral Prayer

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.

 

THIS WEEK:

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.