Guest Preacher Rev Rebecca Simpson (Elder David Gulley))
Rebecca is the new Director of Denominational Formation at St. Andrew's hall, and Minister of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Mission, BC. Rebecca graduates Simon Fraser University where she earned a Bachelor of Education with a focus on educational psychology and a major in biology. Her early teaching years were spent in secondary science labs in Maple Ridge, BC, and an adult education program in Swan River, Manitoba. Rebecca continued her studies at Vancouver School of Theology and subsequently served as Camp Douglas Director for the Presbytery of Westminster and Minister at St. Paul's. She lives in Mission with her husband and three nearly-grown children. With a wide variety of experiences within the Presbyterian Church in Canada, she is poised to share in the spiritual formation of future Ministers of Word and Sacrament.
Order of Service
Call to Worship (Proverbs 8, John 1, Romans 5)
In the beginning, when God drew a circle on the face of the deep,
Wisdom was there rejoicing, delighting in the human race.
In the beginning was the Word, with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, full of grace and truth.
In every time and place, God’s love is poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
Blessed are you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
Hymn: #645 "Follow me, the Master said"
Choruses: "Amazing Grace (My chains are gone)" (Tomlin)
Scripture Lesson: Luke 15:4-32
Sermon: "Who is Missing?"
Offering & Doxology
Prayers of the People (can be shared in comments of live feed)
Hymn: #640 "Softly and tenderly"
BC Covid Update:
Birthdays & Anniversaries: Hannah de Vries (July 18), Elias Wiest (July 19), Jenny Broersma (July 21), Ann Gerrits (July 24)
Spiritual Biographies: We have a growing library of over 20 spiritual biographies from church members now in one place here. You can also find them by looking under 'messages' on our website.
Thought for the Day