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Order of Service for August 8, 2021

Stream the service live HERE on Facebook or HERE on our website.  

Guest Preacher Dr. Marion Hannaford (Elder Klaas Broersma)

Marion Hannaford has been a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kamloops since moving back to British Columbia in 2005 and is currently an Elder, alternate Clerk of Session, and the Sunday School Supervisor. After growing up in the United Church, she joined the Presbyterian Church while living in the residence at Vancouver School of Theology during her studies at UBC. Since then, Marion has completed a couple of graduate degrees and an Ewart Lay Education Certificate Program. She is retired from an administrative role at Thompson Rivers University. Currently, Marion is retired and is enjoying the exploration of the world near and far as well as photography, painting, reading and dabbling in music and language acquisition.

Call to Worship (Psalm 100)

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Hymn: #490 "God of grace and God of glory" (1/3/4/5)

Opening Prayers  

Children's Story 

Choruses: "Cry of my heart" (Mercy/Vineyard) & "Seek ye first" (Karen Lafferty)

Scripture Lesson: Ephesians 4:25-5:2, Galatians 5:13-26

Sermon: "Freedom! What is it really?"

Offering & Doxology

Prayers of the People (can be shared in comments of live feed)

Closing Hymn: "Will you come and follow me" (Maule/Bell)

Announcements

BC Covid Update: Restrictions have been removed. Masks are recommended in indoor public settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. 
Bible Studies & Sunday School: Our Bible Studies and Sunday School classes are on summer break.
Birthdays & Anniversaries: Katie Filyk (August 10), Erin & Jordan Krog (August 13)
Pastoral Care: Pastor Steve will be taking a month of holidays followed by two weeks of study leave. He will be back in the office on August 31. Please speak to your elder if you have any pastoral concerns. 
Election of Elders: How do churches choose elders? The book of forms lays out a couple of different methods for choosing elders. Our Session has chosen to use a ballot of members in electing elders this fall. The session will prepare a ballot that consists of the names of all professing members of the congregation. Members of the church will be invited to vote for those on the list, who they believe should be called to the eldership. Following this poll, the session will determine which candidates to approach about their willingness to serve as an elder based on their suitability for the eldership and the number of votes each one receives. 

Thought for the Day

Benediction  

Amen

Postlude