May 26th 2024 – “How is your ‘I’ Care”

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. 

OUR GOSPEL LESSON is John 3: 1-17, “You Must Be Born Again”.  This passage describes Jesus telling Nicodemus, a Pharisee and “ruler of the Jews”, that one must be “born again” or “born from above” to enter God’s kingdom.  This answer puzzled Nicodemus, and Jesus goes on to respond in verse 8, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Christina Rossetti, a poet from the 19th century, wrote the poem “Who Has Seen the Wind?” (1872) about this passage;

“Who has seen the wind? 

Neither I nor you. 

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind? 

Neither you nor I. 

But when the trees bow their heads,

The wind is passing by.”

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 299: “Holy, holy, holy”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 399: “Spirit, spirit of gentleness” (vs 2 & 3 en français)
Responsive Reading: Psalm 29
Gloria Patri
Isaiah 6: 1-8 (en français – English on the screen)
Romans 8: 12-17
John 3: 1-17
Sermon: “How is your ‘I’ care?”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 293: “Come thou all mighty King”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 769: “Lord of light, whose name and splendour”
Go now in peace