Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 98

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by James Sylvester
Hillsong Worship - You’ll Come
All Sons & Daughters - Almighty God
Melody Green - There Is A Redeemer
Gungor - Beautiful Things

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Bethel Music - You Make Me Brave
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord
Elevation Worship - Give Me Faith
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name It Is

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 9

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Bethel Music - You Make Me Brave
Hillsong Worship - It Is Well With My Soul
Hillsong Worship - Thank You Jesus
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - Love So Great
Bethel Music - God I Look To You
Hillsong United - Came To My Rescue
Bethel Music - Reckless Love

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EUCHARIST INVITATION
Written by Scott Wall

As part of our worship today, we gather around the table. The practice of the Eucharist is important to our community because it puts the person of Jesus, the work of Jesus, and the presence of Jesus at the centre of our gathering.

It is fitting that we gather around this practice today because, on this Thanksgiving weekend where some of us get together and consider life's bright moments, we too join around the table in thanksgiving. The word Eucharist, after all, roughly means 'thanksgiving'. By coming to the table, we offer our lives...in whatever state they are, to our gracious God. And at the table we receive bread and wine as sacraments of God's great goodness and generosity. Whether we come with joy today...or loneliness, or pain...we offer thanks for Christ's real and transforming presence here with us.

You are welcome at the Eucharist table; come forward to eat together.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 130

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Phil Wickham - This is Amazing Grace
Elevation Worship - Give Me Faith
Brenton Brown - All Who Are Thirsty
Elevation Worship - Do It Again

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Jesus Culture - Your Love Never Fails
Jesus Culture - I Exalt Thee
Bethel Music - Heaven Come
John Mark McMillan - King of My Heart

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PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Written by Bobbi Salkeld
*Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith

There was once a boy who wrote a poem.*

The poem is called “The Monster Who Was Sorry.” In it, the boy admits that he hates it when his father yells at him. The boy’s response is to push his sister down, and then to wreck his room, and finally to wreck the whole town.

The poem ends like this: “Then I sit in my messy house and say to myself, ‘I shouldn’t have done all that.’”

Of course, we know the boy is not a monster; he’s human. And our Christian tradition gives us a place for our messy humanity – moments where we are truly sorry for our actions. It’s called confession. But even before we confess our sins to one another, we have to sort them in our own hearts.

So, please join me in this reflective prayer of confession. A moment when you say honestly to yourself, “I shouldn’t have done all that.”

Please pray with me:

Loving God, Jesus our friend, Spirit of life –

You know every action, intention, and misstep
You know betrayal, abandonment, and the cost of our violent defensiveness
We pause to reflect on the spaces in our lives where we have not been our best selves Places in the past; places in the present
We confess what we have done
And what we have failed to do

Maybe our confession today is about fear, mistakes, or selfishness
Maybe our reflection today is about forgiving ourselves, moving forward in liberation, or longing for peace

If we are aware of a place of sin and error within, we take a moment to acknowledge those and to pray the Jesus Prayer. I will repeat it three times.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner

And now as you hear this assurance, may it inspire your bravery, your integrity, and your love:

The Creator’s love for you is loyal
Jesus’ renewal in your life is imminent
The Spirit’s approval of you is without end
AMEN

THE LORD’S PRAYER (A PARAPHRASE)

In the sermon in Kensington Jeremy ended with a paraphrase of the major petitions that Jesus offers in the Lord’s Prayer.
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Our Father in the heavens that surround us, help me to live as if you are the source of all that good is the universe.

May your will be born in me so that I might help close the gap between heaven and earth with my choices today.

Remind me of my daily dependence on you and help me to want for just enough.

Teach me where I need to let go of old hurts and wounds so that I can experience forgiveness fully for myself.

And show me where I need to say no so that I can truly follow the path that leads me back to life and to you.

For thine is the kingdom the power and glory forever and ever, Amen.

Worship Night: Sunday, September 25, 2018

Worship Night: Sunday, September 25, 2018

MUSIC
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am
John Mark McMillan - King of My Heart
Bethel Music - The Goodness of God
Jesus Culture - Revelation Song
Phil Wickham - Great Are You Lord
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name
HIllsong Worship - Came To My Rescue

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
Amen.

REFLECTIVE PRAYER
Written by Bobbi Salkeld

Sometimes new seasons and beginnings require new ways of speaking.

In fact, when I started seminary, I was startled by my language. I realized I needed bigger ways of speaking to and about God. I reached for books with words I could hardly pronounce, I mumbled ancient prayers from prayer collections, I read poems to name the beauty of the human experience.

Nothing was off limits in my quest for new language to speak to and about God.

For our time of prayer tonight, I invite you to explore new ways of speaking about and to God.

Let’s trust that God welcomes our play with language and that God can meet us as we fumble with words in our mouths and phrases in our hearts. Listen for what sticks out to you and to let go of what doesn’t connect.

Let us pray.

God we come to you, and some of us need to be reminded of your
Power, praise-worthiness, authority
We need to trust that you are in control
That you are above all
That you know all

But some of us come to you and we need to be reminded of your
Vulnerability, gentleness, meekness
We need to trust that you will not bully us
That you will be patient with us
That you put trust in us

God our father, God our mother
God our strength, God our softness
God our lord, God our love

We pause now to listen for a creative word from you.
A word to calm the chaos or disturb the numbness.
A holy word to carry us or a creaky word to leave behind.

[pause]

Jesus as we sit with you, some of us need to hear you speak a word of
Correction, challenge, strength
We need to be shocked by the truth of our lives
That you have made us for more
That love is hard at work in our story

But many of us come to you and need to be reminded of your
Friendship, humour, playfulness
We need to be soothed by the truth of your life
That you have always been with us
That you will never leave us

Jesus our teacher, Jesus the listener
Jesus our healer, Jesus the broken one
Jesus our life, Jesus our death

We pause now to remember your story of life, death, and resurrection.
Is there a part of your life we need to zoom in on tonight?
How does your story cross paths with our own?

[pause]

Holy Spirit, as we wait for you, some of us need an experience of your
Persistence, passion, newness
We need to be blown over by your call in our lives
To take a road less travelled
To welcome wild transformation in our lives

But many of us need something more like
Comfort, reassurance, kindness
We need to be held in the calm of the Spirit’s care
Hoping that our fears will not overtake us
Hoping that the best in our imagination will be just the very beginning

Spirit our source, Spirit our breath
Spirit our disturbance, Spirit our comfort
Spirit the stranger, Spirit our friend

We pause now to listen to our feelings with you as our guide.
Show us our desolation, loneliness, anxiety
Show us our consolation, relief, support

[pause]

We close with this grace:
The grace of Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the bond of the Holy Spirit, be with us all forever and ever. AMEN.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 20

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - Cornerstone
Bethel Music - God I Look To You
Phil Wickham - Living Hope
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Hillsong Worship - Love So Great
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord
Elevation Worship - Do It Again
Hillsong Worship - Cornerstone

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RESPONSIVE READING
Written by Bobbi Salkeld
In just a moment we will join our voices together for a responsive reading. For this reading, we borrow the prayers of the past to shape our prayers for today. So, I’ll read a portion of a prayer and then I’ll invite you to echo parts of that prayer with me. Let us pray.

A prayer by Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Almighty God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you have made us for yourself,

so that our hearts are restless till they rest in you. And together we pray:

Our hearts are restless till they rest in you.

A prayer by Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179)

Jesus Christ, the love that gives love, You are higher than the highest star; You are deeper than the deepest sea; Let all the world worship you. And together we pray:

Let all the world worship you.

A prayer by Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889 - 1929)

My Lord God, my all in all, Life of my life, and Spirit of my spirit, look in mercy on me and so fill me with your Holy Spirit. From you I ask not for the world or its treasures, neither do I beg for heaven. I desire and long for you alone, and where you are, there is heaven. And together we pray:

Where you are, there is heaven.

And finally, a community prayer from Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

Holy and compassionate God: so direct our strength and inspire our weakness that we may enter with power into the movement of your whole creation towards wholeness, justice and peace. And together we pray:

Direct our strength towards wholeness, justice and peace. Amen.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
John 1

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by James Sylvester
All Sons & Daughters - Almighty God
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name
Bryan & Katie Torwalt - Holy Spirit
Robin Mark - Jesus All For Jesus

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
Hillsong Worship - Cornerstone
Bethel Music - The Goodness of God
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

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COMMUNITY PRAYER
Written by Yelena Pakhomova
Living God, the one who makes us, loves us, and sustains us,
as we come out of another busy week at work,
out of our struggles to be meaningful in our world,
out of all that competes for our attention,

we want to know you as the centre of our being.
We come with our faith and our doubts and we ask you to meet us, Lord,
and to hear the longings of our hearts, those we can put into words

and those we can only feel deep inside.

Loving God, we thank you that we are not alone and that we can carry each other’s burdens. Lord, we ask you now to bring your healing and peace 
to those who suffer from illness and physical pain, those who are wounded in soul and spirit, 


those who experience brokenness in relationships, and those who feel distant from you and unloved by you. 
We also pray for those who experienced loss or whose loved ones are in hospital or in care. May your Spirit comfort them and fill them with love and compassion. Lord Jesus, would you also give rest and assurance to those going through the times of transition, 
who are worried and do not know what the future might hold.

Gracious God, we give you thanks for all the blessings we share this day too, 
 for our families, friends, and the church, 
for the gift of new babies and new relationships. 
We thank you for strong bodies and minds, 


for the avenues to express ourselves, 
for the good work we get to do 
and for all the opportunities that encourage us to grow and become more like you. For many of us, Lord, September marks a fresh start, 
the beginning of new routines at school and work, with their joys and their stresses. 

And we ask you to be close to us and give us wisdom in how to embrace all the complexity of life and yet be present to you and others. We pray all these things in the strong name of Jesus, Amen.

Launch Sunday: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Launch Sunday: Sunday, September 9, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 27

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Bethel Music - The Goodness of God
Hillsong Worship - Cornerstone

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am
Audrey Assad - Be Thou My Vision
Bethel Music - The Goodness of God
John Mark McMillan - How He Loves

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PRAYER
Written by Kevin Borst
God we are thankful for your goodness.
In a moment like this we can see your goodness running after us.
But for those moments Lord where we feel you are distant, Lord draw near.
For those moments where we are uncertain of life, Lord draw near.
For those moments where we feel no hope, Lord draw near.
Draw your community near Lord and make your goodness shine bright.
We love you Lord.
Amen.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 48

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Bethel Music - The Goodness of God
Hillsong Worship - Thank You Jesus

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APOSTLE'S CREED
In a moment we are going to speak together the words of the Apostle’s creed. When we join together in speaking this creed on a Sunday we are joining in to something significant - something much larger and much more historical than our small but important piece of God’s grand story… 

We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 111

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Hillsong Worship - It Is Well With My Soul
Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father
Bethel Music - Heaven Come

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Jesus Culture - God With Us
Austin Stone Worship - How Deep The Father's Love For Us
Joshua Leventhal - Steadfast
Elevation Worship - Do It Again

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EUCHARIST INVITATION
by Bobbi Salkeld
Here at Commons we practice an open table, which means all are welcome to participate.
The elements of the Lord’s Supper are tangible elements. As we eat the bread and crush the grape, we are reminded of how our brokenness is transformed into new life in Christ.
In Jesus, we see body and spirit united and whole. And so, we prepare our hearts and bodies to eat together. We remember the last meal Jesus ate with his friends, how he blessed them by serving them, and how he calls us to do the same for each other.

Hear this invitation.
Come to this table, not because you must but because you may,
not because you are strong, but because you are weak.
Come, not because any goodness of your own gives you a right to come,
but because you need mercy and help.
Come, because you love the Lord a little and would like to love God more.
Come, because God loves you and Christ died for you.
Come and meet the risen Christ, for we are Jesus’ body.

Let us pray.
Loving God,
We give you thanks.
You are our maker, our home, our safe place.
You are our comfort, our hope, and our justice.
For the life we have in you
And the life you call us to live
We ask for your help, your healing, your purpose.
We need your love, your forgiveness, your grace. God of power and might,
The whole earth is full of your glory.
At this table, we come together with our differences And we need not be afraid.
AMEN.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 130

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Hillsong Worship - Forever Reign
Jesus Culture - I Exalt Thee
All Sons & Daughters - You Will Remain
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father
Bethel Music - Heaven Come
Bethel Music - Reckless Love

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PRAYER OF CONFESSION
by Bobbi Salkeld
To work at being a healthy community, we have to work at being healthy people. Health involves a level of awareness, reflection, and ruthless honesty. In just a moment, I will guide you through a prayer of confession. Prayers of confession are honest prayers. Prayers that acknowledge our part in division, in painful places, in disappointment. Thankfully, after confession, we are given words of assurance. We don’t have to be stuck; we can move on and grow with God’s help. So, I invite you to bow your head or close your eyes - do whatever it takes to pray inwardly.

Loving God, to whom all hearts are open –
We pause to reflect on the places in our lives where we are on shaky ground.
Maybe we believe that there is not enough to go around - enough love, enough attention, enough money.
Maybe we’re stuck in old stories that are holding us back - thinking that we are not good enough, that we are invisible, that we are incomplete.
Maybe we are adding something unhealthy to the life of another person - it could be negativity, insecurity, and the pain we pass off to protect our own vulnerability.
If we are aware of a place of sin and brokenness within, we take a moment to hear and to pray the ancient Jesus Prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Merciful One, to whom all desires are known –
You forgive us so that we can forgive one another.
You heal us so that we can work to heal one another and to heal creation. You renew us so that we can be makers of peace.
We hear these words of assurance spoken by Jesus in the gospel of John:
If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.
May we walk in this assurance.
AMEN.

Sunday, August 3, 2018

Sunday, August 3, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 51

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Bethel Music - This is Amazing Grace
Audrey Assad - Be Thou My Vision
Hillsong Worship - Thank You Jesus
Jesus Culture - God With Us

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Hillsong Worship - You'll Come
Audrey Assad - Be Thou My Vision
Hillsong Worship - The Passion

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THE LORD'S PRAYER
Introduction by Bobbi Salkeld
In just a moment we will put our voices together to pray the Lord’s Prayer. This is the prayer Jesus teaches us to pray when we ask, “How do we pray?” You can find this prayer in Matthew chapter 6. Matthew 6 is also where we are told that God hears the prayers we pray in secret and God will respond. We are told that we do not need to babble on and on, because God knows what we need before we even ask. But still, Jesus tells us to use our mouths and our hearts to pray, and something profound will happen in our relationship with God.
And so, as Jesus taught us to pray, we are bold to pray together:

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 23

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Bethel Music - You Make Me Brave
Be Thou My Vision
Bethel Music - Heaven Come
Bethel Music - Shepherd

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Bethel Music - God I Look To You
Robin Mark - Jesus All For Jesus
Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

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EUCHARIST INVITATION
By Bobbi Salkeld
Jesus calls us to meet with God in the elements of this meal –
The earth has given us the bread and grapes
Kneaded and broken for the feast that shapes our imagination of God’s work in the world.

Jesus calls us to confess our failings and missteps at this table –
We are not turned away
We are welcomed, forgiven, and sent out to live our lives in love and compassion.

Jesus calls us to honour each other in this sacramental supper –
In Christ, there are no divisions. All are brother, sister, and friend of the Savior. The faithful and the doubter are on equal ground on the path to know God.

Hear the invitation:
Come to this table, not because you must but because you may,
Not because you are strong, but because you are weak.
Come, not because any goodness of your own gives you a right to come, But because you need mercy and help.
Come, because you love the Lord a little and would like to love God more. Come, because God loves you and Christ died for you.
Come and meet the risen Christ, for we are Jesus’ body.

Loving God,
Through your goodness
We enjoy the meal of your presence
We celebrate the life that Jesus shares
As your church, we are not alone
Your Spirit brings heaven and earth together And your beauty stretches on forever.
AMEN.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 36

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - Forever Reign
John Mark McMillan - King of My Heart
Bethel Music - Reckless Love
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

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RESPONSIVE READING
By Bobbi Salkeld
From Iona Abbey Worship Book, The Iona Community, p. 74-75

In just a moment, we’ll join our voices together to affirm our faith through a responsive reading. The beauty of this responsive reading is found in the tensions. Together we name the places of hurt and longing, and together we name the joy of celebration and provision.

As we read together, we lift up our hearts. 

In the midst of hunger and war
WE CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF PLENTY AND PEACE. 

In the midst of oppression and tyranny
WE CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF SERVICE AND FREEDOM.

In the midst of doubt and despair
WE CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF FAITH AND HOPE.

In the midst of fear and betrayal
WE CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF JOY AND LOYALTY.

In the midst of hatred and death
WE CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF LOVE AND LIFE.

In the midst of sin and decay
WE CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF SALVATION AND RENEWAL.

In the midst of death on every side
WE CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF THE LIVING CHRIST. 
AMEN.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 130

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Bethel Music - He is Faithful
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Matt Maher - Lord I Need You
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am

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CANADA DAY PRAYER
Paraphrase Prayer by Carol Penner
God, thank you for our country. This weekend, while we celebrate 150 years, we recognize the people who have lived in this land much longer than that. Thank you for the beauty that lies in oceans and mountains and prairies, all created by you, all giving glory to you.

We thank you for the leadership of this country, 
we pray for continued wisdom and guidance as they lead.
Help us to be a people of vision, and courage, and commitment, offering hope and comfort to all who find themselves here as well as those that choose to live here.
Help us to live faithfully as your people while we live and work and share this land.
We pray all this in the name of Jesus, 
Amen.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 10

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Hillsong Worship - Love So Great
Austin Stone Worship - How Deep The Father's Love For Us
Bethel Music - God I Look To You
Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father

MUSIC: KENSNGTON PARISH
Curated by James Sylvester
Bethel Music - He is Faithful
Robin Mark - Jesus All For Jesus
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am

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FATHER'S DAY PRAYER
Written by Scott Wall
As part of our liturgy on this Father’s Day, we are invited to consider the ways in which our stories have been shaped by fathers, dads, mentors, and friends. In this community we acknowledge that, for some gathered here the sentimentally that swirls around us all and the use of this word ‘father’ bring reminders of pain, loss, or longing in our lives. We acknowledge too that, for others the celebration of fathers is a welcome opportunity to offer thanks and appreciation to those we cherish. From each of these places, we are invited to receive the revelation that Christ brought to us. That God as Father is fiercely loyal to the lowly and broken…that he searches for and welcomes home those who find themselves lost…that his great force of Love is actually for us. Holding these things, I invite you to pray with me before we continue…first in statements of thanksgiving, and then in a series of petitions. As I pray I invite you to be present to these simple words and to find joy and solace in God’s embrace.

Oh God, Creator and Father from all eternity. Our lives proceed from you and we confess that we are your children. For fathers everywhere, who have given us their time and affection…for those who balance their work, relationships, and personal weakness with integrity…we give you thanks.

For fathers who have adopted children…For those that have shaped lives without claim of family or kinship…For those who have taught us, guided us, and molded us…we give you thanks.

For new fathers, full of hope.  For long-time fathers, full of wisdom. 
For the fathers yet to be, and fathers soon to be. 
God, we give you thanks.

And with grateful hearts we pray…
For fathers who parent alone…God grant them strength and wisdom.
For fathers who struggle with temptation, darkness, or addiction. We ask, gracious God, be near.
For fathers who grieve their absent children, those who have lost a child…or those who long for a child…Gracious God, be their comfort. 

For those who grieve the loss of a father…who care for an ailing parent…and those who long for reconciliation or restoration with their father…God, bring them your lasting peace.

And finally, we remember fathers who helplessly watch their children suffer and die because of famine, drought, disaster and war. Oh great God…let your kingdom come, and may your mercy be great.

These things we pray in the name of Christ, God the Son, who reflects your goodness and teaches us to trust your fathering heart.
Amen.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 10

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Jesus Culture I Exalt Thee
Hillsong Worship - Thank You Jesus
HiIlsong Worship - Cornerstone

MUSIC: KENSNGTON PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Bethel Music - This is Amazing Grace
Brenton Brown - All Who Are Thirsty
All Sons & Daughters - God With Us
Bethel Music - Shepherd

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EUCHARIST INTRODUCTION
Written by Bobbi Salkeld
Let’s take a moment to consider the everyday elements before us. 
With the bread we remember the body of Christ - one that was broken so that we can be made whole. With the grape we remember the blood of Christ - poured out to transform violence and alienation into forgiveness and grace. In the bread and the grape we see the death-to-life cycle of faith and life in tangible ways. The wheat was harvested for our nourishment; the grapes are crushed for our joy. These are the gifts of God for the people of God - the sacrament of communion is for all. 

Hear the invitation:
Come to this table, not because you must but because you may, 
Not because you are strong, but because you are weak. 
Come, not because you have done the work to be here and you deserve these gifts, 
But because you need mercy and help always. 
Come, because you love God a little and would like to love God more.
Come, because God loves you and gives you life, always.
Come and meet the risen Jesus, for we are Christ’s body.

Let’s pray together: 
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open,
All desires known, 
And from whom no secrets are hidden:
Renew the thoughts of our hearts by the care of your Holy Spirit,
That we may love you and genuinely love each other,
And stand before you with reverence and awe,
Through Christ our Saviour,

AMEN. 
All are welcome at God’s table

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 139

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by James Sylevster
Bethel Music - This is Amazing Grace
All Who Are Thirsty
John Mark McMillan - King of My Heart
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

MUSIC: KENSNGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - Love So Great
I Exault Thee
Bethel Music - God I Look To You
Hillsong Worship - Thank You Jesus

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APOSTLE'S CREED
When we join together in speaking these creeds on a Sunday we are joining in to something significant - something much larger and much more historical than our small but important piece of God’s grand story… 

We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Amen.