Pastor Mark Verbruggen
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP OUR GOD
Prelude: Jesus, Be the Centre
Welcome and Call to Worship
God’s Greeting and Greeting One Another
Opening Song: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
Celebration of Communion
Song of Response: Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
Announcements and Prayer for the Offerings
Offertory Music: Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer
Prayers of the People and Prayer for Illumination
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: Matthew 8:1-4
Message: “Following Jesus”
Song of Response: In Christ Alone
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
Testimony of Faith: Our World Belongs to God #54
Followers of the Prince of Peace are called to be peacemakers, promoting harmony and order and restoring what is broken.
We call on our governments to work for peace and to restore just relationships.
We deplore the spread of weapons in our world and on our streets with the risks they bring and the horrors they threaten.
We call on all nations to reduce their arsenals to what is needed in the defense of justice and freedom.
We pledge to walk in ways of peace, confessing that our world belongs to God; he is our sure defense.
Closing Song: To God Be the Glory
God’s Blessing to His People