2022 -05-01

May 1, 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

Opening Song

1st Scripture

1 Thessalonians 5:12-23 (NIV) ; 帖 撒 羅 尼 迦 前 書 5:12-23 (CUVS)

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

12 弟 兄 们 , 我 们 劝 你 们 敬 重 那 在 你 们 中 间 劳 苦 的 人 , 就 是 在 主 里 面 治 理 你 们 、 劝 戒 你 们 的 。

13 又 因 他 们 所 做 的 工 , 用 爱 心 格 外 尊 重 他 们 。 你 们 也 要 彼 此 和 睦 。

14 我 们 又 劝 弟 兄 们 , 要 警 戒 不 守 规 矩 的 人 , 勉 励 灰 心 的 人 , 扶 助 软 弱 的 人 , 也 要 向 众 人 忍 耐 。

15 你 们 要 谨 慎 , 无 论 是 谁 都 不 可 以 恶 报 恶 ; 或 是 彼 此 相 待 , 或 是 待 众 人 , 常 要 追 求 良 善 。

16 要 常 常 喜 乐 ,

17 不 住 的 祷 告 ,

18 凡 事 谢 恩 ; 因 为 这 是 神 在 基 督 耶 稣 里 向 你 们 所 定 的 旨 意 。

19 不 要 销 灭 圣 灵 的 感 动 ;

20 不 要 藐 视 先 知 的 讲 论 。

21 但 要 凡 事 察 验 , 善 美 的 要 持 守 ,

22 各 样 的 恶 事 要 禁 戒 不 做 。

23 愿 赐 平 安 的 神 亲 自 使 你 们 全 然 成 圣 ! 又 愿 你 们 的 灵 与 魂 与 身 子 得 蒙 保 守 , 在 我 主 耶 稣 基 督 降 临 的 时 候 , 完 全 无 可 指 摘 !

Songs of Worship

Time for Quiet and Reflection

2nd Scripture

Ephesians 3:14-21 (NLT) ; 以 弗 所 書 3:14-21 (CUVS)

14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And 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.

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

14 因 此 , 我 在 父 面 前 屈 膝 ,

15 ( 天 上 地 上 的 各 ( 或 作 : 全 ) 家 , 都 是 从 他 得 名 。 )

16 求 他 按 着 他 丰 盛 的 荣 耀 , 藉 着 他 的 灵 , 叫 你 们 心 里 的 力 量 刚 强 起 来 ,

17 使 基 督 因 你 们 的 信 , 住 在 你 们 心 里 , 叫 你 们 的 爱 心 有 根 有 基 ,

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 。

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 !

Prayer of Response

Heavenly Father, You are gracious and wise beyond all our understanding. When we think of the riches you give us as your children, and that we can come boldly and confidently before You, the Creator of everything in Heaven and on Earth, what can we do but bow before you in praise and thanksgiving?
We place our whole trust in Jesus, our Saviour. How wonderful that he makes his home in our hearts along with your Holy Spirit.

Your glorious strength never runs out like ours does. From your abundance, give us the inner strength we need to live in a way that pleases you. We want our roots to grow down deep into your love, the source of all our strength. Help us understand how deeply you love each one of us: how wide, how long, how high, and how deep your love is. The love of Jesus is too enormous for us to understand, but help us experience as much of his love in our lives as we are able to hold.

We give You all the glory, Almighty God. For with your power, strength and love in us, we will be able to do amazing and wonderful things that we can’t even imagine now. May it be so. All glory to God in our church and in all churches and all generations, in Jesus our Saviour, forever and ever! Amen.

3rd Scripture

1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 (NLT) ; 帖 撒 羅 尼 迦 前 書 5:9-11 (CUVS)

For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. 10 Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. 11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

因 为 神 不 是 预 定 我 们 受 刑 , 乃 是 预 定 我 们 藉 着 我 们 主 耶 稣 基 督 得 救 。

10 他 替 我 们 死 , 叫 我 们 无 论 醒 着 、 睡 着 , 都 与 他 同 活 。

11 所 以 , 你 们 该 彼 此 劝 慰 , 互 相 建 立 , 正 如 你 们 素 常 所 行 的 。

Sermon

Pastor Ryan’s sermon “Encourage One Another” is the second in the “One Another” series. You can find past sermons on the Sermons page and in our Sunday Service archive.

The Lord’s Supper

This is Pastor Ryan’s Communion video for those worshiping at home. Please have your bread and wine/juice ready before you begin watching.

Prayer for the World

Our CBM prayer this week is introduced by Andre Sibomana, Team Leader for Africa, based in Rwanda. You can read his introduction, praise items and items for further prayer in Africa on the CBM Prayerline.

Prayer items and updates about Baptist relief work in and around Ukraine are at the CBM website. Take time now to send your own praises, thanks and concerns to the Lord.

Closing Song

Benediction

Now may the God of peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
~ Hebrews 13:20-21

20 但 愿 赐 平 安 的 神 , 就 是 那 凭 永 约 之 血 、 使 群 羊 的 大 牧 人 ─ 我 主 耶 稣 从 死 里 复 活 的 神 ,

21 在 各 样 善 事 上 成 全 你 们 , 叫 你 们 遵 行 他 的 旨 意 ; 又 藉 着 耶 稣 基 督 在 你 们 心 里 行 他 所 喜 悦 的 事 。 愿 荣 耀 归 给 他 , 直 到 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 

~ 希 伯 來 書 13:20-21 (CUVS)

Exit Music

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.
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  • 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!