May 12th 2024 – “A sense of belonging”

Dear friends,

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

PLEASE  NOTE there is ongoing construction on Green Street keeping Green from Oak to Mercille closed until the end of summer, Birch is now a two-way street accessible from Desaulniers. 

COMMUNICANTS CLASS  Please join us for two special Saturdays on June 8th and June 15th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, as we host a Communicants Class led by the Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries, who serves as the Principal at the Presbyterian College in Montreal and is also our Interim Moderator as we continue our search for a new minister.  This class offers a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a member of our church and delving deeper into the teachings of the Reformed faith.  All are welcome to attend, even if you are already a member!  If you’re interested in joining the class, please reach out to one of our elders: Peter, Fouad, Clifford, or Jonathan.  We look forward to journeying together in faith and fellowship.

OUR GOSPEL LESSON isLuke 24: 44-53.  Within this passage, Jesus reveals to his disciples the fulfillment of Scripture in his life, death, and resurrection, emphasizing the necessity of these events for salvation.  The 17th-century English theologian, John Owen, sheds light on this passage, “This is what the resurrection is to us.  It is God’s declaration that the account of our moral indebtedness has been paid, that God is satisfied.  This just God will never demand anything else for our salvation.  If Christ’s atoning work is really a finished work and if God has accepted it as the sole grounds of salvation, let us proclaim it as such.  If we have entered into it, having come to God on the basis of Christ’s sacrifice, then we have an obligation to make this gospel widely known.  They need to hear that all that is necessary for our salvation has been done by Christ.”

EVERYONE IS INVITED to join us downstairs after the service on Sunday to enjoy coffee, cookies and conversation.  We thank Candy and Jonathan for hosting coffee hour this week. 

Order Of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 267: “Rejoice the Lord is King” (vs 2&4 en français)
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 268: “All hail King Jesus” (vs 2 en français)
Psalm 47
Gloria Patri
First Lesson: Acts 1: 1-11 (en français BFC – English on the screen)
Second Lesson: Ephesians 1: 15-23
The Gospel – Luke 24: 44-53
Sermon: “A sense of belonging”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 273: “Jesus, our mighty Lord”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 274: “Crown him with many crowns” (vs 3&4 en français)
Go now in peace