May 9, 2021 “Remaining in Love” (and Mother’s Day)

Our online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Pastor Ryan’s sermon is recorded during the service and added to this page the next week. Our past online Sunday services are here. Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and you can register here. (COVID restrictions and protocols in effect.) If the service is full (maximum of 30 people), our Sunday morning Connections Cafe (on zoom) has lots of room!

Opening Music

Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – Simon Khorolskiy (with Katie Gayduchik on violin)

1st Scripture Lesson

Psalm 98 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 98 (CUVS)

98 Sing a new song to the Lord,
    for he has done wonderful deeds.
His right hand has won a mighty victory;
    his holy arm has shown his saving power!
The Lord has announced his victory
    and has revealed his righteousness to every nation!
He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel.
    The ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
    break out in praise and sing for joy!
Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp,
    with the harp and melodious song,
with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn.
    Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!

Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
    Let the earth and all living things join in.
Let the rivers clap their hands in glee!
    Let the hills sing out their songs of joy
before the Lord,
    for he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice,
    and the nations with fairness.

98  你 们 要 向 耶 和 华 唱 新 歌 ! 因 为 他 行 过 奇 妙 的 事 ; 他 的 右 手 和 圣 臂 施 行 救 恩 。

耶 和 华 发 明 了 他 的 救 恩 , 在 列 邦 人 眼 前 显 出 公 义 ;

记 念 他 向 以 色 列 家 所 发 的 慈 爱 , 所 凭 的 信 实 。 地 的 四 极 都 看 见 我 们 神 的 救 恩 。

全 地 都 要 向 耶 和 华 欢 乐 ; 要 发 起 大 声 , 欢 呼 歌 颂 !

要 用 琴 歌 颂 耶 和 华 , 用 琴 和 诗 歌 的 声 音 歌 颂 他 !

用 号 和 角 声 , 在 大 君 王 耶 和 华 面 前 欢 呼 !

愿 海 和 其 中 所 充 满 的 澎 湃 ; 世 界 和 住 在 其 间 的 也 要 发 声 。

愿 大 水 拍 手 ; 愿 诸 山 在 耶 和 华 面 前 一 同 欢 呼 ;

因 为 他 来 要 审 判 遍 地 。 他 要 按 公 义 审 判 世 界 , 按 公 正 审 判 万 民 。

Songs of Worship:

Forever – Maranatha! Music
How Can I Keep from Singing – Chris Tomlin

2nd Scripture Lesson

Acts 10:44-48 (NLT) ; 使 徒 行 傳 10:44-48 (CUVS)

44 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. 45 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too. 46 For they heard them speaking in other tongues and praising God.

Then Peter asked, 47 “Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?” 48 So he gave orders for them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterward Cornelius asked him to stay with them for several days.

44 彼 得 还 说 这 话 的 时 候 , 圣 灵 降 在 一 切 听 道 的 人 身 上 。

45 那 些 奉 割 礼 、 和 彼 得 同 来 的 信 徒 , 见 圣 灵 的 恩 赐 也 浇 在 外 邦 人 身 上 , 就 都 希 奇 ;

46 因 听 见 他 们 说 方 言 , 称 赞 神 为 大 。

47 於 是 彼 得 说 : 这 些 人 既 受 了 圣 灵 , 与 我 们 一 样 , 谁 能 禁 止 用 水 给 他 们 施 洗 呢 ?

48 就 吩 咐 奉 耶 稣 基 督 的 名 给 他 们 施 洗 。 他 们 又 请 彼 得 住 了 几 天 。

Song of Worship

King of My Heart – Kutless

Prayer for our World

Our CBM prayer this Holy Week is from Fiona and Conrad Kwok, CBM Field Staff in Thailand.

Dear God, We praise You, You are the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, no matter how difficult the situation is around the world right now, we know you are still in control.

Today, we would like to pray for Myanmar, a country that is suffering right now. Since the coup in February, people have protested against the military regime and more than 700 lives were killed. The military has tried to suppress the protest by shooting and killing the people, burning down homes, killing young people and even children. Father God, we pray for your intervention so that the military will stop oppressing their own people.

Read the rest of their prayer or watch them praying it here.

3rd Scripture Reading:

1 John 5:1-6 (NLT) ; 約 翰 一 書 5:1-6 (CUVS)

5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.

凡 信 耶 稣 是 基 督 的 , 都 是 从 神 而 生 , 凡 爱 生 他 之 神 的 , 也 必 爱 从 神 生 的 。

我 们 若 爱 神 , 又 遵 守 他 的 诫 命 , 从 此 就 知 道 我 们 爱 神 的 儿 女 。

我 们 遵 守 神 的 诫 命 , 这 就 是 爱 他 了 , 并 且 他 的 诫 命 不 是 难 守 的 。

因 为 凡 从 神 生 的 , 就 胜 过 世 界 ; 使 我 们 胜 了 世 界 的 , 就 是 我 们 的 信 心 。

胜 过 世 界 的 是 谁 呢 ? 不 是 那 信 耶 稣 是 神 儿 子 的 麽 ?

这 藉 着 水 和 血 而 来 的 , 就 是 耶 稣 基 督 ; 不 是 单 用 水 , 乃 是 用 水 又 用 血 ,

Song of Worship

This I Know – Aaron Shust

4th Scripture Reading:

John 15:9-17 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 15:9-17 (CUVS)

9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

我 爱 你 们 , 正 如 父 爱 我 一 样 ; 你 们 要 常 在 我 的 爱 里 。

10 你 们 若 遵 守 我 的 命 令 , 就 常 在 我 的 爱 里 , 正 如 我 遵 守 了 我 父 的 命 令 , 常 在 他 的 爱 里 。

11 这 些 事 我 已 经 对 你 们 说 了 , 是 要 叫 我 的 喜 乐 存 在 你 们 心 里 , 并 叫 你 们 的 喜 乐 可 以 满 足 。

12 你 们 要 彼 此 相 爱 , 像 我 爱 你 们 一 样 ; 这 就 是 我 的 命 令 。

13 人 为 朋 友 舍 命 , 人 的 爱 心 没 有 比 这 个 大 的 。

14 你 们 若 遵 行 我 所 吩 咐 的 , 就 是 我 的 朋 友 了 。

15 以 後 我 不 再 称 你 们 为 仆 人 , 因 仆 人 不 知 道 主 人 所 做 的 事 。 我 乃 称 你 们 为 朋 友 ; 因 我 从 我 父 所 听 见 的 , 已 经 都 告 诉 你 们 了 。

16 不 是 你 们 拣 选 了 我 , 是 我 拣 选 了 你 们 , 并 且 分 派 你 们 去 结 果 子 , 叫 你 们 的 果 子 常 存 , 使 你 们 奉 我 的 名 , 无 论 向 父 求 甚 麽 , 他 就 赐 给 你 们 。

17 我 这 样 吩 咐 你 们 , 是 要 叫 你 们 彼 此 相 爱 。


“Remaining in Love” by Pastor Ryan Emmons

You can find all the past sermons on our Sermon Page. The recent ones are also included in the archived Sunday services.

Song of Response:

I Belong to Jesus – Selah


Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:20–21

20 神 能 照 着 运 行 在 我 们 心 里 的 大 力 充 充 足 足 的 成 就 一 切 , 超 过 我 们 所 求 所 想 的 。

21 但 愿 他 在 教 会 中 , 并 在 基 督 耶 稣 里 , 得 着 荣 耀 , 直 到 世 世 代 代 , 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 !

~ 以 弗 所 書 3:20-21

Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

Pastor Jeremy Peters at St. Albert Alliance Church: 11 am https://staalliance.org/livestream/
Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time   https://saddleback.com/watch
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: any time  https://northpoint.org/live
Westlife Church in Calgary: https://www.westlifechurch.ca/

News, Notes, and Needs

  • Weekly announcements are now on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • Our church holds in-person worship services in accordance with provincial guidelines. Because we can only have 30 people in at most 21 spots, you will need to register for Sunday worship. Masks are required and no food or drink is allowed in the church. You can register here: https://arbc.sk.ca/register-for-in-person-sunday-service/ . You can register for more than one Sunday at a time, but then please let the office know if you need to cancel.
  • For those worshiping at home, we provide this “self-serve” online Sunday worship service and Zoom groups on Sunday and through the week.
  • You can find our previous online worship services on our Sunday Service Online Archive.
  • You can find all of Pastor Ryan’s sermons and videos at the Sermon page on this website.
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