November 5th 2023- “God Always Paints with a Broader Brush”

2023-11-05 “God always paints with a broader brush” 11 AM

Dear friends, 

This Sunday the Rev. Linda Faith Chalk will be leading us in worship.

Our Lord, “the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9: 6), says in John 16: 33, “In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  Only in Christ can we find true and everlasting peace.  Our first reading is taken from the book of Revelation 7: 9-17, describing a vision of a great multitude from every nation who are dressed in white robes, holding palm branches and worshipping the Lamb of God.  We look forward to that day, when He will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

This Sunday holds a special place in our hearts as we come together to observe Remembrance Sunday.  On this solemn occasion, we remember and honour the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom.  Join us in a spirit of reverence and gratitude as we pay our respects and offer prayers for peace.  

Order Of Service

Reading of the Honour Roll
“The Last Post”
Minute of Silence
“The Rouse”
“O Canada”
Video: “In Flanders Fields”
Call to Worship
Hymn 330: “O God our help in ages past” (vs 2&4 en français)
Prayer of Adoration
Unison Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Choir Anthem: “Be still and know that I am God”
Children’s Time
Hymn 606 “Ye holy angels bright” (vs 3 en français)
Responsive reading: Psalm 34: 1-10, 22
Gloria Patri
Revelation 7: 9-17
1 John 3: 1-3
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 5: 1-2
Sermon: “God always paints with a broader brush”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 611: “For all the saints” (vs 2&4 en français)
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 769: “Lord of light”
Go now in peace