2022-03-13

March 13, 2022

Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and our Sunday morning Connections Café 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.

Prelude

1st Scripture

Psalm 130 (NIV) ; 詩 篇 130 (CUVS)

130 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
    Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
    to my cry for mercy.

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
    Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
    so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
    more than watchmen wait for the morning,
    more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
    for with the Lord is unfailing love
    and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
    from all their sins.

130 ( 上 行 之 诗 。 ) 耶 和 华 啊 , 我 从 深 处 向 你 求 告 !

主 啊 , 求 你 听 我 的 声 音 ! 愿 你 侧 耳 听 我 恳 求 的 声 音 !

主 ─ 耶 和 华 啊 , 你 若 究 察 罪 孽 , 谁 能 站 得 住 呢 ?

但 在 你 有 赦 免 之 恩 , 要 叫 人 敬 畏 你 。

我 等 候 耶 和 华 , 我 的 心 等 候 ; 我 也 仰 望 他 的 话 。

我 的 心 等 候 主 , 胜 於 守 夜 的 , 等 候 天 亮 , 胜 於 守 夜 的 , 等 候 天 亮 。

以 色 列 啊 , 你 当 仰 望 耶 和 华 ! 因 他 有 慈 爱 , 有 丰 盛 的 救 恩 。

他 必 救 赎 以 色 列 脱 离 一 切 的 罪 孽 。

Opening Worship Songs

Time for Quiet and Reflection

2nd Scripture

Isaiah 40:28-31 (NLT) ; 以 賽 亞 書 40:28-31 (CUVS)

28 Have you never heard?
    Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

28 你 岂 不 曾 知 道 麽 ? 你 岂 不 曾 听 见 麽 ? 永 在 的 神 耶 和 华 , 创 造 地 极 的 主 , 并 不 疲 乏 , 也 不 困 倦 ; 他 的 智 慧 无 法 测 度 。

29 疲 乏 的 , 他 赐 能 力 ; 软 弱 的 , 他 加 力 量 。

30 就 是 少 年 人 也 要 疲 乏 困 倦 ; 强 壮 的 也 必 全 然 跌 倒 。

31 但 那 等 候 耶 和 华 的 必 从 新 得 力 。 他 们 必 如 鹰 展 翅 上 腾 ; 他 们 奔 跑 却 不 困 倦 , 行 走 却 不 疲 乏 。

Responsive Prayer

Lord, we hear your words and we understand from Scripture and from nature that you are the Everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. We stand in awe at the endless complexity and intricacy of your creation. The more we learn about your world, the more we find that there is to know. Your wisdom and strength go beyond what we can possibly understand. <pause to reflect>

But we, Lord, are weak and we become weary, even the young among us. We often do not have the strength we need. You give power and strength to those who trust in you. Help us to trust you in our weakness. Give us the strength we need to do what you would have us do. <pause to reflect>

Lord, give us new strength to soar, to run, and to walk. Help us not to grow weary of doing your will. Keep us upright when life is difficult. We place our trust in you, through the mercy and grace of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

3rd Scripture

John 17:1-8 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 17:1-8 (CUVS)

17 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.

“I have revealed you to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.

17 耶 稣 说 了 这 话 , 就 举 目 望 天 , 说 : 父 阿 , 时 候 到 了 , 愿 你 荣 耀 你 的 儿 子 , 使 儿 子 也 荣 耀 你 ;

正 如 你 曾 赐 给 他 权 柄 管 理 凡 有 血 气 的 , 叫 他 将 永 生 赐 给 你 所 赐 给 他 的 人 。

认 识 你 ─ 独 一 的 真 神 , 并 且 认 识 你 所 差 来 的 耶 稣 基 督 , 这 就 是 永 生 。

我 在 地 上 已 经 荣 耀 你 , 你 所 托 付 我 的 事 , 我 已 成 全 了 。

父 阿 , 现 在 求 你 使 我 同 你 享 荣 耀 , 就 是 未 有 世 界 以 先 , 我 同 你 所 有 的 荣 耀 。

你 从 世 上 赐 给 我 的 人 , 我 已 将 你 的 名 显 明 与 他 们 。 他 们 本 是 你 的 , 你 将 他 们 赐 给 我 , 他 们 也 遵 守 了 你 的 道 。

如 今 他 们 知 道 , 凡 你 所 赐 给 我 的 , 都 是 从 你 那 里 来 的 ;

因 为 你 所 赐 给 我 的 道 , 我 已 经 赐 给 他 们 , 他 们 也 领 受 了 , 又 确 实 知 道 , 我 是 从 你 出 来 的 , 并 且 信 你 差 了 我 来 。

Sermon

“Jesus’ Prayer Before the Passion – Part 1” by Pastor Ryan Emmons

This is the first in a new sermon series for the season of Lent. You can find past sermons on the Sermons page and in our Sunday Service archive.

Corporate Prayer and Response

Our CBM prayer this week is introduced by Byron Velasquez, Integral Mission and Global Discipleship Coordinator in Central America. A list of prayer items can be found on the CBM Prayerline. There are also prayer items and updates about CBM’s relief work in Ukraine at the CBM website.

Take time now to send your own praises, thanks and concerns to the Lord.

Closing Song

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 Alberta time (same in summer, 1 hour ahead in winter)
Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: 9 and 11 am EST (2 hours ahead in summer, 1 in summer)
Westlife Church in Calgary: 9 and 11 am Alberta time (same in summer, 1 hour ahead in winter)

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.
  • We are currently testing the live streaming of our worship services. If you would like to be on the list to receive the private link and provide feedback on what you see and hear, let the office know.
  • 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!