Worship Leader: Christina Reimer
Guest Speaker: Derek Suderman, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theological Studies at Conrad Grebel University College.
Music: Bob Loewen, Lori Unger
Technical Team: Jon Brandt/ Stephanie Hanna
Ushers: Ginny and Herb Buckwalter
Coffee Hour Hosts: Tobi and Harold Thiessen
Gathering music: 11:00 AM
Gathering Hymns: VT 1 Summoned by the God Who Made Us
VT 30 Jesus Calls Us
Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
Call to Worship and Opening Prayer
Hymn: VT 80 We Sing to You, O God
Scripture Reading: Psalm 1
Giving with Gratitude
Hymn of the Month: VT 111 10,000 Reasons/Bless the Lord
Hymn: VT 849 We, Your People, Sing Your Praises
Scripture Reading: Psalm 7
Sermon: Taking Refuge in the LORD through Prayer
Hymn: VT 619 In the Rifted Rock I’m Resting
1 The truly happy person doesn’t follow wicked advice,
doesn’t stand on the road of sinners, and doesn’t sit with the disrespectful.
2 Instead of doing those things, these persons love the Lord’s Instruction,
and they recite God’s Instruction day and night!
3 They are like a tree replanted by streams of water, which bears fruit at just the right time
and whose leaves don’t fade. Whatever they do succeeds.
4 That’s not true for the wicked! They are like dust that the wind blows away.
5 And that’s why the wicked will have no standing in the court of justice—
neither will sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 The Lord is intimately acquainted with the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked is destroyed.
7 I take refuge in you, Lord, my God. Save me from all who chase me!
2 Otherwise, they will rip me apart, dragging me off with no chance of rescue.
3 Lord, my God, if I have done this— if my hands have done anything wrong,
4 if I have repaid a friend with evil or oppressed a foe for no reason—
5 then let my enemy not only chase but catch me, trampling my life into the ground,
laying my reputation in the dirt. Selah
6 Get up, Lord; get angry! Stand up against the fury of my foes!
Wake up, my God; you command that justice be done!
7 Let the assembled peoples surround you. Rule them from on high!
8 The Lord will judge the peoples. Establish justice for me, Lord, according to my righteousness
and according to my integrity.
9 Please let the evil of the wicked be over, but set the righteous firmly in place because you, the righteous God, are the one who examines hearts and minds.
10 God is my shield; he saves those whose heart is right.
11 God is a righteous judge, a God who is angry at evil every single day.
12 If someone doesn’t change their ways, God will sharpen his sword, will bend his bow,
will string an arrow.
13 God has deadly weapons in store for those who won’t change; he gets his flaming arrows ready!
14 But look how the wicked hatch evil, conceive trouble, give birth to lies!
15 They make a pit, dig it all out, and then fall right into the hole that they’ve made!
16 The trouble they cause will come back on their own heads; the violence they commit
will come down on their own skulls.
17 But I will thank the Lord for his righteousness;
I will sing praises to the name of the Lord Most High.
Listen to the Adult Education with Dr Derek Suderman here.
Listen to the service here.
Listen to the sermon here.
Read the sermon here.