We Gather to Worship Welcome & Announcements Opening Prayer Call to Worship: Psalm 100 Gathering Song: PsH 253 "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" *God’s Greeting: 1 Peter 1: 2b *We Greet One Another *Praise & Worship: "How Great Is our God" "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" Sunday School Graduation Children’s Message *Children’s Song: "'God Is So Good" **Children ages 3 – gr. 4 leave for Sunday School** We Confess Our Faith *Song of Preparation: "Lord, I Need You" Call to Confession: Psalm 51: 3-5, 7, 10 Prayer of Confession Words of Assurance: Psalm 103: 8-13 *Song of Assurance: PSH 490 "Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine" Offering Prayer Offering: Church Ministries/ Deacon's Fund Offertory We Hear and Respond to God's Word Prayer for Illumination Scripture: Mark 5: 21-43 Message: Belief - Bothering the Teacher *Song of Response: "By Faith" **Children Grades 2-4 leave for Sunday School** Congregational Prayer We Go Out to Serve God *Closing Song: "10,000 Reasons" *God's Blessing: 1 Corinthians 16: 23-24 *Doxology: "We Receive Your Blessing" *Please stand, in body or in spirit
WELCOME We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our guests who have come to share in our worship service. May we be blessed as we worship our Lord together. Assistive hearing devices are available at the sound booth. Large print Bibles and songbooks are available at the back table (song lyrics are also projected on the screen). Everyone is invited for coffee, tea, and juice in the fellowship hall after the morning service.
OUR CHURCH FAMILY Prayer Requests: - for Teresa, Andrew K and Adrianna. - for Willemien, Marg D, Harry, Mary Jane, and Chris R as they serve as our elders. - for Justin, Johan, Robert W, and Andrew S as they serve as our deacons. - for our Play Group that meets weekly for parents/caregivers to share coffee and fellowship while their young children play. - The River Community Church, a church in Alberta planted with Resonate's support, is hosting a men’s retreat this coming weekend. Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare these men’s hearts. Pray for commitments of faith and growth in relationship with God. - Two individuals in Central Asia where Resonate missionaries serve recently heard the gospel but weren’t interested. Within the next few days, however, both of those individuals had a dream and received Jesus! Praise God! Pray for many more people to believe. Upcoming Special Collections: May 26: Church Ministries / Deacons Fund Today: The Deacons Fund is used by the deacons to carry out their calling "to serve the congregation and its needy, the community and its needy, the needy of the nation and the world, and to encourage the congregation to do likewise." Save the Date: Church Camping. The group site has been booked at Auburn Riverside Retreat for June 21-23. We have the Rec Hall this year for the entire weekend just in case it rains. So please mark it on your calendar and come out and join us for the weekend. If you don't camp we'd love to see you drop in, and our Sunday morning worship service will also be there.
OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Room2Grow: The Room2Grow is a not-for-profit ministry that is run by donations and volunteers, and we need your support! Our Baby Bottle Drive is our biggest fundraiser of the year and allows us to keep serving in our community through your donations and support. Please take a baby bottle and fill it with your coins and pocket change, or even write a cheque. Any donation of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt, so please fill out the included form with your information and put it back into the bottle. We will collect all the bottles and donations on Father’s Day. Thank you for being a major part of this ministry. Guelph Campus Ministry: The Spring 2019 newsletter is now posted in the hallway and on the Bridge App. Teen Challenge at Blyth CRC: Ontario women's Choir Team. Come and hear a dynamic choir presentation by Teen Challenge, featuring students sharing their amazing stories of freedom from addiction! Sunday, June 2nd 10:00 am at the Blyth CRC. All are welcome to join us. BBQ and fellowship with Teen Challenge visitors to follow. Solitary Refinement: Incredible stories from the persecuted church. An immersive live stage experience based on the best-selling books of Richard Wurmbrand, and on persecution around the world today, presented by The Voice of the Martyrs Canada. May 31 @ 7pm: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Chatham, ON; June 1 @ 7pm: Evangelical Mennonite Church, Leamington, ON; June 2 @ 7pm: Stoney Creek Baptist Church, London, ON. See poster and/or this LINK on the Bridge App. Enhancing Belonging: A workshop with John Lord, a recipient of the Order of Canada, on what can we do as a community to enhance belonging, on June 6th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Cowbell Brewing Co. in Blyth. The cost is $50.00. Lunch is included. A poster with registration form is posted in the hallway and on the Bridge App. Libertas Male Choir: Hands Across the Ocean 2019 Tour: In concert together with the Groot Mannenkoor Nederland forming a combined choir of 120 voices! Directed by Martin Mans and accompanied by Mark Brandwijk. Wednesday June 5, 2019 at Redeemer University College, Thursday June 6, 2019 at Port Hope United Church, Friday June 7, 2019 at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, Saturday June 8, 2019 at The Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto. ** All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. ** Reserve your tickets today! (Also available at the door.) www.libertasvoices.com, 905.522.001, firstname.lastname@example.org. See the poster in the hallway or on the Bridge app. Varna Pork BBQ: At the Varna Complex, hosted by the Brucefield Community United Church on June 19th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Adults $18, Children (5-12) $6. Take-out available. For tickets call: 519-482-9265, 519-233-9153, 519-263-6078, or 519-233-3198. Come be a difference-maker and help build a classroom at either El Shaddai Christian School in Nicaragua or Presbyterian Day School in Belize. EduDeo Ministries is sending HANDS Teams from February 17-27, 2020 to Nicaragua and Belize – and we want you to join one of them! For more information or to sign up, contact Carol Speelman (email@example.com) or John (289-527-0003, firstname.lastname@example.org).
SCHOOL NEWS Huron Christian School Tuition Bursary: This year, we are seeking to raise approximately $120,000 to cover tuition assistance for families that cannot afford to pay full tuition. We have been blessed in the past to receive donations to support this bursary and we remain committed as a school community to keeping Christian education financially accessible to families. We currently need approximately $42,000 by year end to meet this year's goal. Please prayerfully consider your ability to contribute to this fund. What a blessing it is to be surrounded by Christian community and to support one another in the provision of Christian education. On Thursday, May 30th the grade 9 Geography class from London Christian High will be holding an "pop-up" coffee shop. For one night only, we will be open from 4pm to 8:30pm at 138 Thompson Road, London, Ontario. We would love for you to come to our fair-trade LCH blend of coffee and locally sourced sweet treats! Bring your own mug for a discount! London Christian High invites the entire community, and your friends and families, to our Celebration of Learning & Choir Concert evening on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 beginning with a concert at 7pm. This open house event presents an opportunity to talk with students about their learning experiences this semester, see beautiful projects, hear about how students are developing a sense of God’s purpose in their lives. For more information, please see www.londonchristianhigh.ca or contact the school at 519-455-4360. Food & refreshments will be available. Registering for Fall 2019 @ London Christian High: Registration is open for the 2019-20 school year. We're very excited about welcoming new students to our school and growing in community together! For more information, explore our website: londonchristianhigh.ca or connect with Gabriella at 519-455-4360 ext. 231 or email@example.com to book a tour. We look forward to hearing from you!