2022-09-25

September 25, 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 86:1-7 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 86:1-7 (CUVS)

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
    answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
    Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
    You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
    for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
    for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
    so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
    hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
    and you will answer me.

86 ( 大 卫 的 祈 祷 。 ) 耶 和 华 啊 , 求 你 侧 耳 应 允 我 , 因 我 是 困 苦 穷 乏 的 。

求 你 保 存 我 的 性 命 , 因 我 是 虔 诚 人 。 我 的 神 啊 , 求 你 拯 救 这 倚 靠 你 的 仆 人 !

主 啊 , 求 你 怜 悯 我 , 因 我 终 日 求 告 你 。

主 啊 , 求 你 使 仆 人 心 里 欢 喜 , 因 为 我 的 心 仰 望 你 。

主 啊 , 你 本 为 良 善 , 乐 意 饶 恕 人 , 有 丰 盛 的 慈 爱 赐 给 凡 求 告 你 的 人 。

耶 和 华 啊 , 求 你 留 心 听 我 的 祷 告 , 垂 听 我 恳 求 的 声 音 。

我 在 患 难 之 日 要 求 告 你 , 因 为 你 必 应 允 我 。

Song(s) of Worship

Time for Quiet and Reflection

Reflective 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

Mark 10:46-52 (NLT) ; 馬 可 福 音 10:46-52 (CUVS)

46 Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples left town, a large crowd followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. 47 When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

48 “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him.

But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49 When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.”

So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!” 50 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.

51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked.

“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”

52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.

46 到 了 耶 利 哥 ; 耶 稣 同 门 徒 并 许 多 人 出 耶 利 哥 的 时 候 , 有 一 个 讨 饭 的 瞎 子 , 是 底 买 的 儿 子 巴 底 买 , 坐 在 路 旁 。

47 他 听 见 是 拿 撒 勒 的 耶 稣 , 就 喊 着 说 : 大 卫 的 子 孙 耶 稣 阿 ! 可 怜 我 罢 !

48 有 许 多 人 责 备 他 , 不 许 他 作 声 。 他 却 越 发 大 声 喊 着 说 : 大 卫 的 子 孙 哪 , 可 怜 我 罢 !

49 耶 稣 就 站 住 , 说 : 叫 过 他 来 。 他 们 就 叫 那 瞎 子 , 对 他 说 : 放 心 , 起 来 ! 他 叫 你 啦 。

50 瞎 子 就 丢 下 衣 服 , 跳 起 来 , 走 到 耶 稣 那 里 。

51 耶 稣 说 : 要 我 为 你 作 甚 麽 ? 瞎 子 说 : 拉 波 尼 ( 就 是 夫 子 ) , 我 要 能 看 见 。

52 耶 稣 说 : 你 去 罢 ! 你 的 信 救 了 你 了 。 瞎 子 立 刻 看 见 了 , 就 在 路 上 跟 随 耶 稣 。

Sermon

“For You, Personally” is the third sermon in Pastor Ryan’s sermon series “Examining Ourselves, Encountering Jesus”, which looks at some of the questions Jesus asked people and invites us to answer them for ourselves. You can find the rest of this series here and all of our past sermons on the Sermons page.

Prayer for the World

Today’s Canadian Baptist Ministries prayer is from Joe Bridi, Ministry Development Coordinator for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. He updates us on the situation in Lebanon and tells us how the church there is thriving despite the dire political and economic situation. He gives specific items for thanksgiving and prayer on the CBM website. Take time after visiting the site to send your own praises, thanks, and concerns to the Lord.

CBM is also doing relief work in and around Ukraine and several other parts of the world.

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!