June 23rd 2024 -“Which Calling is Yours?”

Dear friends, 

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

THANK YOU for making last week’s Annual Church Barbecue such a success!  Your delicious salads and desserts added a special touch to the event.  We also appreciate everyone who helped with setup, grilling, and clean-up.  We also said our last farewells, and prayed over the Shin family as they travel back to Korea.  We will miss them dearly.

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

OUR NEW TESTAMENT LESSON is Mark 4: 35-41, “Jesus Calms a Storm”.  Jesus and his disciples are caught in a fierce storm while crossing the Sea of Galilee.  As the disciples panic, Jesus, who is asleep, is awakened and calms the storm with his command, “Quiet!  Be still!”  The wind and waves obey him, and the storm ceases.  Martin Luther, the 16th century Reformer adds:  “The sea and wind rage, and the waves dash over us and threaten to sink us, but let them rage; it is ordained that the wind and sea obey his will.  The persecutions will not continue longer than is his pleasure, and, although they overwhelm us, yet they must be subject to him.  He is Lord over all; therefore, nothing will harm us.”  The sermon title for this week is, “Which calling is yours?” 

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

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn “Holy God we praise your name”; Tune 776 (vs 3 en français)
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 420 “Je louerai l’eternal” (vs 2 en français)
Responsive Reading: Psalm 90: 9-20
Gloria Patri
1 Samuel 17: 32-49 (en français, English on the screen)
2 Corinthians 6: 1-13
Mark 4: 35-41
Sermon: “Which calling is yours?”
Confession of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 304: “We praise you, Creator” (vs 3 en français)
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn: “In Christ alone” (vs 2&3 en français)
Go now in peace