Order of Service for August 15, 2021
Guest Preacher Natika Bock (Elder Marion Hannaford)
Natika Bock is a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kamloops, BC and is enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at the Vancouver School of Theology. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Bachelor of Education, and she is currently employed as the Community Services Coordinator with Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc. Natika enjoys hiking, her cats, morning coffees, and missiology. She lives, loves, and learns with her daughter Eden and her partner Mike, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Tk‘emlúpsemc, ‘the people of the confluence.’
Call to Worship
I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house
I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
Make your way straight before me
Let us worship God, for the Lord is good
We will offer God our steadfast love and faithfulness, now and always.
Hymn: #275 "Jesus shall reign" tune: Dukestreet
Choruses: "Jesus" (Tomlin/Cash) & "Mighty to save" (Fielding/Morgan)
Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 9:1-6 and Ephesians 5:15-20
Sermon: "We Have Always Been Here"
Offering & Doxology
Prayers of the People (can be shared in comments of live feed)
Hymn: #587 "Called as partners in Christ's service"
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: Emma Kiss (August 15), Floris Visser (August 16), Terry Jowsey (August 21)
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 I know if I’m being called? Discerning God’s call always involves asking God for guidance; sometimes it is helpful to read Bible passages, particularly about call or discipleship. It also involves: learning about the role and responsibilities of an elder, examining your own gifts and congregational needs, discussing the responsibilities of being an elder with close family members and friends.
Thought for the Day