Join us this Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 for worship at 10:00 am.  

Mr. John Zwart will be leading us in the 10am service .    We are celebrating GEMS Sunday this morning.  The GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) ministry provides grade school girls an opportunity to worship, learn about God's way in Bible study and be mentored by counsellors who know and love the Lord. 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ~ 10:00 AM

GATHERING

      Welcome and Announcements 

*    Opening Song by GEMS: Nobody

*    Call to Worship: Psalm 95: 1-7 (Read by Soryah & Cassidy)

*    God’s Greeting

*    Prayer

*    Song: The River is Here

 

CELEBRATING GEMS

      Theme Introduction (Led by Kirsten)

      Club Update

               Gr. 4: Mia

               Gr. 5: Macy

               Gr. 6: Briony

               Gr. 8: Hailynn & Holly

      GEMS Theme Song: Rise Up

      GEMS Litany: (Led by Briony)

Leader: There is nothing easy about being a girl or living in our world today. We face unique challenges and unsustainable pressures in a culture about who God is and what is Truth. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming and hopeless. But we gather on this GEMS Sunday in the hope of Jesus Christ.

               Girls: Placing our hope in God changes everything!

All: Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31).

Leader: To put our hope in God, we need to know Him. At GEMS the girls learned these five Truths about who God is and what He has Promised.

               Girls: God is King.

               All: For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth (Psalm 47: 2)

               Girls: God is our Deliverer.

All: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold (Psalm 18:2).

               Girls: God is trustworthy. He is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do.

               All: The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does (Psalm 145: 18)

               Girls: God is always at work. He is near!

               All: The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth (Psalm 145: 18)

               Girls: God is with you wherever you go.

All: Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9).

Leader: Thanks be to the God of Hope who renews our strength so that we can rise up in every circumstance, stand secure in our faith, and have the confidence that when we put our hope in Him, we will be okay, no matter what.

*    Song: I Will Rise

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

      Childrens Time (Led by GEMS Counselor)

      Prayer of Illumination

      Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-46

      Message: For One of the Least of These

      Prayer 

*    Song of Response: Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

 

RESPONDING WITH THANKSGIVING

      Offertory Prayer (Led by Kirsten)

      Offering: (1)  Church     (2)  GEMS

      Offering Song by GEMS: My Lighthouse

      Prayer for God’s People & World

*    Song: Mighty to Save

 

GOING WITH GOD’S BLESSING

*    Benediction

*    Closing Song: The Blessing