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 September 21, 2014
We approach God
Responsive Call to Worship:
L: The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
C: The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
L: One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:
C: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
L: to behold the beauty of the Lord,
C: and to inquire in his temple.
(Psalm 27:1,4 NRS)
*Hymn #376 “Lord, the light of your love”
Prayers of adoration and confession.
*Assurance of forgiveness and passing of the peace
We listen to God’s word
Children’s time – Nathan Cherry
*Hymn #639 “We are marching” (English and French)
Scripture reading: John 3: 16-21 page 94
Sermon: “People loved darkness rather than light”
*Hymn #496 “Thy word is a lamp”
Offering, *Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
God sends us out into the world
*Hymn #29 “Oh send thy light forth” (metricized Ps. 43)
*Charge and Benediction
*“Threefold Choral Amen”
* 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 tea, coffee and conversation following the service.
Rev. Dr. Dan Shute, our Interim Moderator, is leading us in worship this morning.
The two plants in the sanctuary are the gift of Daud Basry and his wife, who visited with us last Sunday. Daud attended this church several years ago when he arrived in Montreal as a refugee. He and his family now live in Edmonton.
Monday afternoon Bible Study 1 p.m.
Harvest Thanksgiving Pot Luck Supper on Saturday, October 11th. Sign the sheet on the bulletin board to indicate what you will bring.
WMS Fall meeting Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. See bulletin board for details.
Presbyterian Church 2015 Calendars are available from Mary Lou De Silva for $5. As you go through the year, you will learn about the Presbyterian church’s missions in Nicaragua, India, Kenya, Taiwan, Malawi, Romania/Ukraine and Palestine/India.
Mission Update: Treating leprosy with love and care in Nepal. Karna Bahadur suffered from leprosy for over seven years without diagnosis or treatment – a time he describes as the most painful of his life. Desperate for a cure, Karna visited several traditional healers, but the herbal supplements brought only numbness and worsened the severe pain. “I became depressed and considered my life worthless,” he recalls. But all hope was not lost. At the recommendation of his neighbour, Karna came to the Presbyterian World Service & Development supported Jumla Clinic. Right away he was diagnosed with leprosy and started a multi-drug therapy for a year. Glad to have his life back, Karna says, “I came to the right place. Not only was I diagnosed and cured, but I was also treated with love and care.”
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 scent. Thank you for your understanding.