First Sunday of Advent – The Lord’s Table
10:30 a.m. Order of Service December 1, 2013
(Let us prepare our hearts for worship.)
We approach God
*Lighting of the Advent candle of hope
*Songs of hope and praise
“Days of Elijah”
“They that wait upon the Lord “
“We are here to praise you“
Prayers of adoration and confession
Song “God forgave my sin” #774
*Assurance of forgiveness and passing of the peace
We listen to God’s word
Children’s story – Nathan Cherry
Song “Praise ye the Lord” #108, vs. 1,2,4
(Children may go to classes)
Scripture reading: Romans 13: 11-14 page 162
- Louie Vassalos
Message: “The time is near”
*Song: “Lift up your hearts/sing Hallelujah” #526
The Lord’s Table
Offering, Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving and Lord’s prayer #564
Breaking of the bread
God sends us out into the world
*Sending song “Come, thou long-expected Jesus” #110
*Charge and Benediction
* 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 for coffee, tea and conversation following the service.
Rev. Gavino will be in the office or on pastoral calls Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you would like to meet with him call 514-626-2982 (church), 514-747-0016 (home) or 514-717-6400 (cell).
Mon. 1 p.m. Bible study
Tues. 12:30 p.m. “Young at Heart” luncheon. Sign the list!
Thurs. 12 noon Friendship Circle Christmas lunch
Fri. 7 to 9 p.m. Teens Club
Fri. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Evening of Praise and Prayer.
Sat. 10 a.m. Session
Sat. 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Club
Sat. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Family ministry
Christmas Pot Luck Supper Saturday, December 14 at 6 p.m. Sign the sheet to say what you will bring!
Time for the dime savers to turn the money in to Mary Lou De Silva so it can be included in this year’s Mission Fund.
The Friendship Circle is going out for a Christmas lunch on Thursday, December 5th 12 noon at La Serenata, 53 Brunswick (just east of Sources behind the TD bank in Centennial Plaza, tel. 514-684-1321). If you would like to go along, please sign the sheet on the bulletin board. We will meet in the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. to car pool.
There will be an Ecumenical Advent Service at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, corner of Anselme Lavigne and Westpark in Dollard des Ormeaux, on Sunday, December 8th at 4:30 p.m.
Preaching workshop part 2 “Exegesis of selected New Testament texts in English translation” January – February 2014, four 2-hour sessions, dates to be announced.
MISSION MOMENT: World AIDS day. The Presbyterian Church in Canada, through Presbyterian World Service & Development, continues to support HIV and AIDS programs that work against stigma and discrimination, teach and equip people to prevent the spread, and provide home based care and medications to help those living with the disease cope. PWS&D works with partners to prevent the transmission between mother and child, provide counselling and testing, and support and care for orphans and vulnerable children. Take the lead, inspire others to learn more, and raise funds for PWS&D’s AIDS programs. To learn more about our church’s work in the fight against HIV and AIDS, visit WeRespond.ca.