April 28th 2024 – “Knowing the truth and living it”

Dear friends,

THIS SUNDAY the Rev. Linda Faith Chalk will be leading us in worship.

IMPORTANT ROAD CLOSURES Friendly reminder to everyone, major repair work involving sewer and water main replacements, repaving, and sidewalk reconstruction, has commenced on Green Street and will continue until the end of summer.  The street will be closed between Mercille and Oak Avenues, and on-street parking will be unavailable in this section.  In addition, the parking spaces reserved for the library on Mercille Avenue will be partly occupied by the construction trailer.  For those of you needing to drop someone off at the door, Birch will be a two-way street between Green and Desaulniers, accessible by Desaulniers.  Parking space on Birch is limited, we suggest driving on Boulevard Desaulniers and parking on Pine Avenue, then walking over to the church.  For more information on this project, please visit: https://www.saint-lambert.ca/en/green-rehabilitation

OUR GOSPEL READING is John 15: 1-8, “I Am the True Vine”.  In this passage Jesus compares himself to a vine and his followers to branches, emphasizing that staying connected to him is vital for bearing spiritual fruit and life.  Without this connection, believers cannot thrive.  But by remaining in him, they can produce abundant fruit, illustrating their close relationship with Jesus.  In the Old Testament, Israel was often referred to as God’s “vine” or “vineyard,” but faced judgment for failing to bear fruit.  Jesus, however, is portrayed as the ultimate and genuine “vine”, fulfilling the role that Israel could not.

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 333: “I sing the mighty power of God”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 746: “What a friend we have in Jesus” (vs 2 en français)
Psalm 22: 25-31
Gloria Patri
First Lesson – Acts 8: 26-40 (en français BFC – English on the screen)
Second Lesson – 1 John 4: 7-21
The Gospel Lesson – John 15: 1-8
Sermon: “Knowing the truth and living it”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 420: “Je louerai l’eternal” (vs 1 en français)
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 760: “We have a gospel to proclaim”
Go now in peace