2022-01-09

January 9, 2022

Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and our Sunday morning Connections Cafe on zoom starts at 9:30 am. This online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Our past online Sunday services are here.

Opening Music

1st Scripture

Psalm 26:1-8 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 26:1-8 (CUVS)

Declare me innocent, O Lord,
    for I have acted with integrity;
    I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me.
    Test my motives and my heart.
For I am always aware of your unfailing love,
    and I have lived according to your truth.
I do not spend time with liars
    or go along with hypocrites.
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil,
    and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
I wash my hands to declare my innocence.
    I come to your altar, O Lord,
singing a song of thanksgiving
    and telling of all your wonders.
I love your sanctuary, Lord,
    the place where your glorious presence dwells.

26 ( 大 卫 的 诗 。 ) 耶 和 华 啊 , 求 你 为 我 伸 冤 , 因 我 向 来 行 事 纯 全 ; 我 又 倚 靠 耶 和 华 , 并 不 摇 动 。

耶 和 华 啊 , 求 你 察 看 我 , 试 验 我 , 熬 炼 我 的 肺 腑 心 肠 。

因 为 你 的 慈 爱 常 在 我 眼 前 , 我 也 按 你 的 真 理 而 行 。

我 没 有 和 虚 谎 人 同 坐 , 也 不 与 瞒 哄 人 的 同 群 。

我 恨 恶 恶 人 的 会 , 必 不 与 恶 人 同 坐 。

耶 和 华 啊 , 我 要 洗 手 表 明 无 辜 , 才 环 绕 你 的 祭 坛 ;

我 好 发 称 谢 的 声 音 , 也 要 述 说 你 一 切 奇 妙 的 作 为 。

耶 和 华 啊 , 我 喜 爱 你 所 住 的 殿 和 你 显 荣 耀 的 居 所 。

Worship Songs

2nd Scripture

Isaiah 6:1-8 (NLT) ; 以 賽 亞 書 6:1-8 (CUVS)

It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. They were calling out to each other,

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies!
    The whole earth is filled with his glory!”

Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke.

Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. He touched my lips with it and said, “See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.”

Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?”

I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

当 乌 西 雅 王 崩 的 那 年 , 我 见 主 坐 在 高 高 的 宝 座 上 。 他 的 衣 裳 垂 下 , 遮 满 圣 殿 。

其 上 有 撒 拉 弗 侍 立 , 各 有 六 个 翅 膀 : 用 两 个 翅 膀 遮 脸 , 两 个 翅 膀 遮 脚 , 两 个 翅 膀 飞 翔 ;

彼 此 呼 喊 说 : 圣 哉 ! 圣 哉 ! 圣 哉 ! 万 军 之 耶 和 华 ; 他 的 荣 光 充 满 全 地 !

因 呼 喊 者 的 声 音 , 门 槛 的 根 基 震 动 , 殿 充 满 了 烟 云 。

那 时 我 说 : 祸 哉 ! 我 灭 亡 了 ! 因 为 我 是 嘴 唇 不 洁 的 人 , 又 住 在 嘴 唇 不 洁 的 民 中 , 又 因 我 眼 见 大 君 王 ─ 万 军 之 耶 和 华 。

有 一 撒 拉 弗 飞 到 我 跟 前 , 手 里 拿 着 红 炭 , 是 用 火 剪 从 坛 上 取 下 来 的 ,

将 炭 沾 我 的 口 , 说 : 看 哪 , 这 炭 沾 了 你 的 嘴 , 你 的 罪 孽 便 除 掉 , 你 的 罪 恶 就 赦 免 了 。

我 又 听 见 主 的 声 音 说 : 我 可 以 差 遣 谁 呢 ? 谁 肯 为 我 们 去 呢 ? 我 说 : 我 在 这 里 , 请 差 遣 我 !

Song of Worship

Prayer for our World

From January 9 to February 20, our church is participating in the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada’s collective prayer initiative called “Orienting to God”. We will pray together to listen to God’s voice,
to discern, and to create space for His Spirit to lead us.

Each week we will read Scripture together, watch a short video, and pray one part of the Lord’s prayer. If you sense God speaking to you and wish to pass it on, please email the church office.

Use the side arrows to navigate through the two sets of slides below.

Find our regular CBM Prayerline here. If you like, take time now to send your own praises, thanks and concerns to the Lord.

Song of Worship

3rd Scripture

Luke 5:1-11 (NLT) ; 路 加 福 音 5:1-11 (CUVS)

One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”

“Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.

When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.” For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him. 10 His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed.

Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” 11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

耶 稣 站 在 革 尼 撒 勒 湖 边 , 众 人 拥 挤 他 , 要 听 神 的 道 。

他 见 有 两 只 船 湾 在 湖 边 ; 打 鱼 的 人 却 离 开 船 洗 网 去 了 。

有 一 只 船 是 西 门 的 , 耶 稣 就 上 去 , 请 他 把 船 撑 开 , 稍 微 离 岸 , 就 坐 下 , 从 船 上 教 训 众 人 。

讲 完 了 , 对 西 门 说 : 把 船 开 到 水 深 之 处 , 下 网 打 鱼 。

西 门 说 : 夫 子 , 我 们 整 夜 劳 力 , 并 没 有 打 着 甚 麽 。 但 依 从 你 的 话 , 我 就 下 网 。

他 们 下 了 网 , 就 圈 住 许 多 鱼 , 网 险 些 裂 开 ,

便 招 呼 那 只 船 上 的 同 伴 来 帮 助 。 他 们 就 来 , 把 鱼 装 满 了 两 只 船 , 甚 至 船 要 沉 下 去 。

西 门 彼 得 看 见 , 就 俯 伏 在 耶 稣 膝 前 , 说 : 主 阿 ! 离 开 我 , 我 是 个 罪 人 !

他 和 一 切 同 在 的 人 都 惊 讶 这 一 网 所 打 的 鱼 。

10 他 的 夥 伴 西 庇 太 的 儿 子 雅 各 、 约 翰 , 也 是 这 样 。 耶 稣 对 西 门 说 : 不 要 怕 ! 从 今 以 後 , 你 要 得 人 了 。

11 他 们 把 两 只 船 拢 了 岸 , 就 撇 下 所 有 的 , 跟 从 了 耶 稣 。

Sermon

“Because He Said So (Part 1)” by Pastor Ryan Emmons

This is the first in a new sermon series that will run through January. You can find all our past sermons on the Sermons page.

Song of Response

Benediction

May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
~ Ephesians 3:18-19

18 能 以 和 众 圣 徒 一 同 明 白 基 督 的 爱 是 何 等 长 阔 高 深 ,

19 并 知 道 这 爱 是 过 於 人 所 能 测 度 的 , 便 叫 神 一 切 所 充 满 的 , 充 满 了 你 们 。

~ 以 弗 所 書 3:17-19 (CUVS)

Postlude:


Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

St. Albert Alliance Church near Edmonton: 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 on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • 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.
  • We also have a YouTube channel and playlists of songs and Pastor Ryan’s videos. The song playlists are in the sidebar and footer of this website.
  • We are on Facebook!
  • If you have a prayer request, please let the church office know and we will pass it on to the prayer group. Or share it on the FB ARBC Community group and people will pray with you there.
  • If you need other help, such as getting groceries while isolated, let the church office know and we will find someone to help. If you can help, please also let the office know. Thank you!