January 16, 2022 

Pre-service Song: Your Love, O Lord 

God Calls Us to Worship 
Welcome
*Song of Approach: LUYH 538 vss 1-4, Holy, Holy, Holy
*Call to Worship and God’s Greeting
*Song: LUYH 553 vss 1-4, How Great Thou Art

We are Reconciled to God
We Confess Our Sins
God Assures Us of His Forgiveness
God Reminds Us How to Live
Song: LUYH 693 vss 1-5, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

God Comes to Us in His Word
Children’s Message
*Children’s Song: I’m Gonna Sing
We Pray for the Holy Spirit’s Presence and Help
Scripture Reading: Genesis 6: 1-8
(pg. 7 of the pew Bible)
Message: But By The Grace of God…

We Respond with Prayer and Thanks
*Song of Response: LUYH 770 vss 1-4, In Christ Alone
(Grades 4-6 leave for Compel!)
Congregational Prayer
Offering Introduction: Mission Support—the Bridge
Prayer for Mission Support—the Bridge

God Sends Us With a Blessing 
*Prayer of Blessing
*Parting Song: LUYH 946 vss 1,3, Go, My Children, With My Blessing

Postlude: Heavenly Hosts

Post Service Zoom Prayer:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82055378329

 

At WECRC we believe Christians are called to be generous with the resources God has entrusted to us. We are inspired to give freely of ourselves, our time, our talents and our treasures as the visible expression of our love for God and each other.  During this period of COVID-19 we encourage you to continue tithing and steady giving, recognizing that some of you will be hard hit financially in this difficult time. May God provide.

How to Give

TODAY: Mission Support – the Bridge. The call to ‘make disciples of all nations’ is not just about places further away, it begins where we are. A few years ago we were introduced to the Bridge Church, a church plant of our Classis in Fort Saskatchewan. Since then we have formed a partnership with them that goes both ways in terms of encouragement and support. Part of that includes financial support and next week we will have the first of three regular offering this year for our ‘outreach’ ministry with the Bridge. Find out more at: https://www.bridgechurch.ca/.

NEXT WEEKRefugee Support – Local. Mary Jal and her family are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Mary’s mom, her daughter and granddaughter sometime soon. Covid and the insecurity in Ethiopia have delayed their expected end of year arrival and things continue to move slowly. Our committee was able to secure some basic household furnishings, we will be purchasing new mattresses and linens and will be requesting kitchen supplies etc. What we need most is to secure the funds necessary to fully support the newcomers for a year. This will include rent, phone, public transportation, and more. We currently have $17,555.00 in our refugee funds and will need at least double that amount. Please prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the support of this family. 

We are grateful to God for the ongoing giving  to West End Ministries (Budget) over the years.  You can find a history of our giving in Directions.

World Renew: Thank you West End Church! For your support and prayers. Your generous gifts of $85,418.42 this past year helped World Renew Programs, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Peter Fish Program, Maternal and Child Health, Human Trafficking Awareness, Haiti Earthquake, Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis and the Honduras Partnership.  Because of your support, we are reaching more families in need and remote areas globally through our local partners. 

Thank you all for your end of year donation to the Ministry to Seafarers of $1,472.50. We so appreciate your thoughtfulness, and your partnership in this Ministry. As we enter this new year with reduced funding from the Classes, donations like yours will be all the more essential for our ongoing operations. Rev. Gary Roosma, Ministry to Seafarers Vancouver.