April 25, 2021 Mission Awareness Sunday
Prelude: Larraine Kandal
Welcome: Sharing the congregational life
Call to worship
Hymn: Joyful, joyful we adore you #410
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Scripture readings: Psalm 23, Matthew 28: 16-20, Acts 7: 54-60
Message: Acts: Stephen – What is Mission? (The Rev. Thomas Kim)
Hymn: I, the Lord of sea and sky #592
Doxology: Give thanks
Prayers of dedication
Sharing: Refugee Sponsorship Presentation
Prayers of intercession: followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
Hymn: Send the light
Benediction: May the God of hope go with us every day #726
Postlude: Larraine Kandal
TODAY DEVOTIONALS: The May / June TODAY Devotional booklet is available in the Gathering Space in both regular and large print. Please stop by during office hours if you would like to pick up a copy. Thank you.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY: The Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study members are so thankful the church’s zoom account enables us to gather online for two hours weekly ‘face to face’. We rejoice at the privilege it is to pray and study and fellowship together, supporting one another, and lifting up praises and petitions in Jesus’ name. Thank you, Pastor Thomas, for making this ministry accessible in this way.
We are about to begin a new study and suggest now would be a great entry point for new members. We will be studying Joyce Meyer’s book, “Do It Afraid”, using the companion study guide. The book is about embracing courage in the face of fear. We believe it is a timely subject, and one in which God will have ample ground to enlarge our faith. We begin each week with fellowship and prayer, and then step into the study.
If you would like to join us, please email Pastor Thomas or Janet at the church office with your name, email address and a contact phone number. Thank you.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: The church office will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 9AM-1PM. Thank you.
ABBOTSFORD FOOD BANK: Carole Sookdeo will come to the church once a month to collect the food bank donations from the blue bins. The next pickup will be on Friday, May 28th, so please bring your donations in prior to this date. Thank you.
ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS :
Receiving Nominations: March 28th to April 18th.
Voting period: May 9th to May 23rd.
Ordination and Admission: May 30th
SENIORS MINISTRY INITIATIVE AT CALVIN: We are looking for members to pray and plan together for this new initiative. If you want to serve in this Seniors Ministry Steering Team, please contact Thomas Kim.