Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 130

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Bethel Music - This Is Amazing Grace
Kristian Stanfill - In Christ Alone
Hillsong Worship - O Praise The Name
Bethel Music - God I Look To You

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Austin Stone Worship - How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father
Bethel Music - God I Look To You

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APOSTLE’S CREED
We believe in God, the Father, the Almighty,
the 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;
Jesus descended to the dead.
and on the third day rose again;
Christ, our saviour, ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the loving God,
and will come again 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.

Worship Night: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Worship Night: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MUSIC
Curated by Kevin Borst
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Hillsong Worship - Forever Reign
Hillsong United - Whole Heart
Hillsong Worship - O Praise The Name
Bethel Music - King of My Heart
Hillsong United - Another In The Fire
Jesus Culture - Holy Spirit
Bethel Music - Goodness of God

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PRAYER MOMENT
Written by Scott Wall

We are all Lenten pilgrims here.
Invited, in this space, to consider our pathways through this season.

Some of you may be fasting during Lent - and you can feel your appetites now.
Your longings for food - attention - relief.
Some of you may be attempting to pray more intentionally - and you may feel like a failure in your efforts.
Some of you may be intentionally sharing and giving these days - perhaps you feel spent, or stretched - or maybe full, and satisfied.

Which is why I invite you to take up the opportunity this moment brings.
Where, together, we allow Jesus to come to us in this way-station in our travels.
Where the noise and confusion that cloud our senses can be suspended, 
And in reflective prayer we hear, and sense, and know the grace of God.

As we pray, I will offer some words - and then a series of three questions derived from St. Ignatius’ practice of daily examen - and give you time for contemplation

Where we are invited to detect and respond to the Divine present to us - where we are.
So, let us pray.

Creator God - 
Source of Beauty - Bearer of Light - 
Streaming force of Being that, like the universe, is ever expanding - ever searching - ever echoing.


In that vastness we centre ourselves now.
We zoom into the details of our lives - the pressure, the details, the difficulty -
And we let all the spinning slow - as we ask - 
God, where did I see and encounter you today?

Lord Jesus Christ - 
Source of Grace - Bearer of a body like our own -
Humble force of Being that, like we know so well - found sorrow, and rejection, and frailty along the way.

In your life we centre ourselves now.
We take up the good news of your story - the hope, the promise, and luminance -
And we let it centre us - as we ask -
Jesus, what do I have to be thankful for this night?

Gracious Spirit - 
Source of Love - Bearer of our breath -
Invigorating force of Being that, as we carry you, teaches us to change, to grow, and to create.

In your invitation we centre ourselves now.
We take up the work of imagination, taking risks, and choosing to be in awe.
And we let you move us forward - as we ask -
Spirit, what future are you inviting me into?  

Keep us now, as we journey toward Easter light.
Hold our searching and longing hearts - 
Teaching us to trust your renewal more than all our striving.
We ask, in the name of Christ, our Hope.
Amen.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 63

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Hillsong Worship - It Is Well With My Soul
Hillsong Worship - O Praise The Name
Bethel Music - King of My Heart

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
Commons Worship - Nothing But The Blood
Bethel Music - Goodness of God
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

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RESPONSIVE PRAYER
Written by Yelena Pakhomova
References to Psalm 62, 63, Isa 55:1-2., John 10:1-18, Ephesians 3:20.

On this third Sunday of Lent, we continue our worship by joining in responsive prayer. 
The alternating pattern of this liturgical practice encourages us to respond to God’s grace in our lives and to participate in the work God is doing in and through us.  

Leader:
Creator-God, you are the source of life.
All power belongs to you and with you is unfailing love. 
We confess that with our whole being we thirst for you 
And yet we spend ourselves on what does not satisfy. 
We need you, Lord more than we can imagine.

All:
Walk with us, Lord, the journey is long. 
Root us in your love and deliver us from fear. 

Leader:
Jesus, Good Shepherd, you show us that
True power always chooses the way of self-giving love. 
Your grace finds us when we are lost and catches us when we fall.
You want us to have life and have it to the full, 
And we trust you to form us into people you want us to be. 

All:
Walk with us, Lord, the journey is long. 
Root us in your love and deliver us from fear.

Leader:
Spirit of the Living God, deeply and gently at work within us. 
Sustain us as we journey to the cross in this season of Lent.
Teach us to seek justice and to work with you for the healing of the world. 
Enable us to live out of grace we have received.
And in everything we do, may we celebrate your goodness.

All:
Walk with us, Lord, the journey is long. 
Root us in your love and deliver us from fear.

In the strong name of the risen Christ we pray.
Amen.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 91

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Hillsong Worship - Cornerstone
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Phil Wickham - Living Hope
Passion - Build My Life

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Be Thou My Vision
Hillsong Worship - O Praise The Name
Bryan & Katie Torwalt - Holy Spirit

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PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Written by Bobbi Salkeld

Confession, repentance, and fasting are practices on the path of Lent. And confession can really clear the pathway to see what is already true in your life.

That you are forgiven.
That there is nothing you can do to shrink the grace of God for you.
That mercy is present even when you aren’t aware.

So please join your hearts with mine as we take a moment to clear Lent’s pathway with a prayer of confession. You’ll hear the ancient Jesus Prayer three times - you are welcome to pray it out loud if you’d like.

Let us pray together.

In the presence of a loving Creator, we confess…
All the ways we take for granted so much of what we have -
Our home, our health, the food on our tables
Money in our bank accounts, comfort in our relationships
The peace we enjoy, the privilege we have but seldom acknowledge.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on us, sinners.

In the presence of our dying Saviour, we confess…
All the ways our fear holds us back from the fullness of life -
We are afraid of what is different, we are afraid of what is next
We are afraid of what we do not know, we are afraid of what we do
We are afraid that what we have will be taken, we are afraid of death.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on us, sinners.

In the presence of the sustaining Spirit, we confess…
All of the ways we live like you are far away -
As if you are distant, as if our every breath does not depend on you
As if you aren’t guiding us, as if you aren’t making all things new
As if we are not known by you, as if the worst in us keeps you away.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on us, sinners.

Now, hear these words of assurance:
Your life is full of gifts to give,
You need not be afraid,
God is near to you.

AMEN.

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

MUSIC
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am
Be Thou My Vision
Bethel Music - Jesus We Love You
Bethel Music - Goodness of God
Bryan and Katie Torwalt - Praise Before My Breakthrough
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

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RESPONSIVE PRAYER
Written by Scott Wall

LEADER:
Good Creator, the One before and after us.
Your hands at work in the dirt.
Shaping and making all from your Life.
Holding and keeping all our days.

ALL:
As we begin our Lenten journey:
Help us to know your way.
Meet us on the path, we ask.

LEADER:
Jesus, the One with us.
Your hands stretched out to heal and comfort.
Beaten, broken, taking our worst.
Offering an end for all our pain and violence.

ALL:
As we begin our Lenten journey:
Help us to know your way.
Meet us on the path, we ask.

LEADER:
Holy Spirit - the One inside us.
Your hands extended in our love.
Your fire burning in our whispered prayers and daily work.
Making all things new.

ALL:
As we begin our Lenten journey:
Help us to know your way.
Meet us on the path, we ask.

Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Amen

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 100

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Be Thou My Vision
Bethel Music - King of My Heart
Phil Wickham - Living Hope

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Hillsong Worship - Love So Great
Come Thou Fount
Jesus Culture - Revelation Song
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name

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EUCHARIST INVITATION
Written by Jeremy Duncan

Today we come to the table of Christ
and this is— as always— an open table
all are welcome before Jesus

but today — I stand here wearing the green that symbolizes ordinary time that period after advent
and before Easter
the time when we remember that “God with us” is —ordinary

but today is actually the last Sunday of ordinary time
this Wednesday is Ash Wednesday
the beginning of lent
and we will gather that night to mark ourselves with ash
and next week I will wear purple as we begin the movement toward death and Resurrection
but all of this reminds me of the beauty of ritual

that we come and we gather and we share a meal that reminds us we are welcome always
that we choose colours to remind us of the seasons we move through together
that we participate in the rhythms of inhale and exhale that create life within us
because particularly in a world that moves fast—
slowing down to be reminded — becomes sacred

and so on the doorstep of lent
but still firmly present in the ordinary presence of the divine
I invite you to come to this sacred table, not because you must,
but because you may;
not because you are righteous,
but because you desire to love our Lord Christ Jesus

I invite you to come to this table not because you are strong,
but because you are weak;
not because you have any claim on the grace of God,
but because in your frailty you stand in constant need of mercy and help;

I invite you to come to this sacred table today - not to express an opinion,
but simply to accept the words of Christ envisioned by the theologian Kosuke Koyama—
“You’ve had a hard journey. You must be tired, and dirty. Let me wash your feet. The banquet is ready.”

may this simple meal
this ordinary ritual
and the end of this season in which we stand
welcome you today

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 37

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Bethel Music - This Is Amazing Grace
Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father
Bethel Music - God I Look To You
Bethel Music - King of My Heart

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Hillsong Worship - It Is Well With My Soul
Bethel Music - God I Look To You
Bethel Music - Reckless Love

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COMMUNITY PRAYER
Written by Bobbi Salkeld

Community prayers are prayed to hold the places of pain and confusion in our lives and the world.
Please join your hearts with me as we pray.

Loving God,
Sometimes when we pray
We say words or breath worries
But we don’t know what to hope for
Or how you are at work in our lives, in our hearts, in our world.

And still, we are invited to trust in the mysterious rhythms of prayer -
Ancient and spontaneous,
Fresh and poetic,
Stripped down and intricate.

You welcome our longing, our growth, our struggle.
As we pray for ourselves and for others, will you remind our hearts of your nearness:

For those in places of conflict in the world,
For those who have replaced peace for violence and generosity with scarcity,
For those we would frame as enemies, as other, as lost,
We turn to the Creator, who looks at the heart.

For those who are unwell - brought down by sickness in their bodies, minds, relationships, For those who are stuck in conflict, unsure of the future, scared of the next step,
For those who are lonely, tired, and so sad,
We turn to Christ, who knows what is in our hearts.

For those who are facing massive challenges,
For those whose faith is only hanging by a thread,
For those who need encouragement, strength, and companionship,
We turn to the Spirit, who moves in our hearts.
AMEN.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 9

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Hillsong Worship - It Is Well With My Soul
Bethel Music - Reckless Love
Bethel Music - Goodness of God

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am
I Exalt Thee
John Mark McMillan - How He Loves
Phil Wickham - Living Hope

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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.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 138

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Bethel Music - Jesus We Love You
Hillsong Worship - Forever Reign

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Kristian Stanfill - In Christ Alone
Bethel Music - Goodness of God
Hillsong Worship - What A Beautiful Name

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RESPONSIVE PRAYER
Written by Yelena Pakhomova
Based on Col 1: 15-23, John 15 and John 16.


Jesus, we look at you and see the invisible God of Love.
Who is at the center of the universe,
repairing every broken and dislocated piece of creation.
We trust that in your goodness You will make us whole, and we ask:
LORD, GROUND US IN YOUR LOVE AND FILL US WITH JOY.

Jesus, our true Friend and Giver of Life,
As we come to know the gift of your friendship,
We see that it was always meant to be shared.
We trust that as we draw close to you,
You will help us love one another, and we ask:
LORD, GROUND US IN YOUR LOVE AND FILL US WITH JOY.

Jesus, always with us through the Spirit of Truth,
Who helps us to make sense of the world,
Strengthens us and gives us hope.
We trust that in how we live and through what we do,
We join your work of peace-making, and we ask:
LORD, GROUND US IN YOUR LOVE AND FILL US WITH JOY.

In your strong name we pray, Amen.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 91

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Kevin Borst
Hillsong Worship - You Are Life
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Bethel Music - King of My Heart

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Robin Mark - Jesus All For Jesus
Hillsong Worship - Cornerstone
Bethel Music - Goodness of God

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EUCHARIST INVITATION
Written by Bobbi Salkeld

Here at Commons, we celebrate an open table for the Eucharist.
Which means everyone is welcome to participate.

At the root of our worship is a festival. Earliest Christ-followers gathered together every week to celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead.

They did this on sunny days and stormy days.
They did this when they felt great faith and when they faced real doubt.
They did this in trust and in betrayal.

The Eucharist meal isn’t so much about what’s going on for you, it’s about the self-giving love of the Divine to meet us in the dust of our lives and reconcile all things to God.

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 help and mercy.
Come, because you love God a little and would like to love more.
Come and meet the risen Christ, for we are Jesus’ body.

Let’s pray together.

The words of Athanasius in the 4th century:
Christ, risen from the dead,
makes the whole of human life a festival without end.*

Loving God,
You are the source of our lives
As we come forward for the Eucharist feast
A table without end
Will you remind us of our unity,
Will you speak a profound word to us about your love,
And will you remind us that we are not alone,
AMEN.

*Moltmann, Jürgen. The Living God and the Fullness of Life (p. 192). Westminster John Knox Press. Kindle Edition.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 19

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Clint Siebert
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
I Exalt Thee
Passion - Build My Life
Bethel Music - Goodness of God

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
Kristan Stanfill - In Christ Alone
Bethel Music - Stand In Your Love
Bethel Music - Goodness of God

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ANCIENT PRAYER
Saint Francis’s Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 98

MUSIC: INGLEWOOD PARISH
Curated by Justina Gendy
Jesus Culture - Your Love Never Fails
Robin Mark - Jesus All For Jesus
Bethel Music - Holy Spirit
All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

MUSIC: KENSINGTON PARISH
Curated by Kevin & Alyssa Borst
Hillsong Worship - The Passion
All Sons & Daughters - Come Thou Fount
Hillsong Worship - Forever Reign
Bethel Music - Reckless Love

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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.