2022-09-11

September 11, 2022

Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am. This online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Our recent online Sunday services are here.

Prelude

Opening Worship Song(s)

1st Scripture

Psalm 100 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 100 (CUVS)

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
    Worship the Lord with gladness.
    Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
    He made us, and we are his.
    We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
    go into his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
    His unfailing love continues forever,
    and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

100 ( 称 谢 诗 。 ) 普 天 下 当 向 耶 和 华 欢 呼 !

你 们 当 乐 意 事 奉 耶 和 华 , 当 来 向 他 歌 唱 !

你 们 当 晓 得 耶 和 华 是 神 ! 我 们 是 他 造 的 , 也 是 属 他 的 ; 我 们 是 他 的 民 , 也 是 他 草 场 的 羊 。

当 称 谢 进 入 他 的 门 ; 当 赞 美 进 入 他 的 院 。 当 感 谢 他 , 称 颂 他 的 名 !

因 为 耶 和 华 本 为 善 。 他 的 慈 爱 存 到 永 远 ; 他 的 信 实 直 到 万 代 。

Song(s) of Worship

Time for Quiet and Reflection

This song was chosen to honour the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed into the arms of God on September 8, 2022 after 70 years on the throne.

2nd Scripture

John 15:1-5 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 15:1-5 (CUVS)

15 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

15 我 是 真 葡 萄 树 , 我 父 是 栽 培 的 人 。

凡 属 我 不 结 果 子 的 枝 子 , 他 就 剪 去 ; 凡 结 果 子 的 , 他 就 修 理 乾 净 , 使 枝 子 结 果 子 更 多 。

现 在 你 们 因 我 讲 给 你 们 的 道 , 已 经 乾 净 了 。

你 们 要 常 在 我 里 面 , 我 也 常 在 你 们 里 面 。 枝 子 若 不 常 在 葡 萄 树 上 , 自 己 就 不 能 结 果 子 ; 你 们 若 不 常 在 我 里 面 , 也 是 这 样 。

我 是 葡 萄 树 , 你 们 是 枝 子 。 常 在 我 里 面 的 , 我 也 常 在 他 里 面 , 这 人 就 多 结 果 子 ; 因 为 离 了 我 , 你 们 就 不 能 做 甚 麽 。

Responsive Prayer

3rd Scripture

John 1:35-41 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 1:35-41 (CUVS)

35 The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. 36 As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” 37 When John’s two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.

38 Jesus looked around and saw them following. “What do you want?” he asked them.

They replied, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

39 “Come and see,” he said. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon when they went with him to the place where he was staying, and they remained with him the rest of the day.

40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. 41 Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”).

35 再 次 日 , 约 翰 同 两 个 门 徒 站 在 那 里 。

36 他 见 耶 稣 行 走 , 就 说 : 「 看 哪 , 这 是 神 的 羔 羊 ! 」

37 两 个 门 徒 听 见 他 的 话 , 就 跟 从 了 耶 稣 。

38 耶 稣 转 过 身 来 , 看 见 他 们 跟 着 , 就 问 他 们 说 : 「 你 们 要 甚 麽 ? 」 他 们 说 : 「 拉 比 , 在 哪 里 住 ? 」 ( 拉 比 翻 出 来 就 是 夫 子 。 )

39 耶 稣 说 : 「 你 们 来 看 。 」 他 们 就 去 看 他 在 那 里 住 , 这 一 天 便 与 他 同 住 ; 那 时 约 有 申 正 了 。

40 听 见 约 翰 的 话 跟 从 耶 稣 的 那 两 个 人 , 一 个 是 西 门 彼 得 的 兄 弟 安 得 烈 。

41 他 先 找 着 自 己 的 哥 哥 西 门 , 对 他 说 : 「 我 们 遇 见 弥 赛 亚 了 。 」 ( 弥 赛 亚 ? 出 来 就 是 基 督 。 )

Sermon

Today, Pastor Ryan Emmons begins a new sermon series called “Examining Ourselves, Encountering Jesus”, which looks at some of the questions Jesus asked people. Part 1 is titled “What Do You Want? ”You can find past sermons on the Sermons page.

Prayer for the World

Today’s Canadian Baptist Ministries prayer is from Laura Muema, National Field Staff in Africa. On the CBM website, she requests prayer for Kenya, Rwanda, Congo, and South Sudan. Take time after visiting the site to send your own praises, thanks, and concerns to the Lord.

Prayer items and updates about Baptist relief work in and around Ukraine are also at the CBM website.

Closing Song(s)

Benediction

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. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
~ Ephesians 3:20-21

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.
  • 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!