October 9, 2022 – Thanksgiving

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.


Opening Worship Song(s)

1st Scripture

Psalm 136:1-6, 23, 26 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 136:1-6, 23, 26 (CUVS)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters.
His faithful love endures forever.

23 He remembered us in our weakness.
His faithful love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His faithful love endures forever.

136 你 们 要 称 谢 耶 和 华 , 因 他 本 为 善 ; 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

你 们 要 称 谢 万 神 之 神 , 因 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

你 们 要 称 谢 万 主 之 主 , 因 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

称 谢 那 独 行 大 奇 事 的 , 因 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

称 谢 那 用 智 慧 造 天 的 , 因 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

称 谢 那 铺 地 在 水 以 上 的 , 因 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

23 他 顾 念 我 们 在 卑 微 的 地 步 , 因 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

26 你 们 要 称 谢 天 上 的 神 , 因 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 。

Song(s) of Worship

Time for Quiet and Reflection

Reflective Scripture

Philippians 4:8-9 (NLT) ; 腓 立 比 書 4:8-9 (CUVS)

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

弟 兄 们 , 我 还 有 未 尽 的 话 : 凡 是 真 实 的 、 可 敬 的 、 公 义 的 、 清 洁 的 、 可 爱 的 、 有 美 名 的 , 若 有 甚 麽 德 行 , 若 有 甚 麽 称 赞 , 这 些 事 你 们 都 要 思 念 。

你 们 在 我 身 上 所 学 习 的 , 所 领 受 的 , 所 听 见 的 , 所 看 见 的 , 这 些 事 你 们 都 要 去 行 , 赐 平 安 的 神 就 必 与 你 们 同 在 。

Responsive Prayer

3rd Scripture

Philippians 1:1-6 (NLT) ; 腓 立 比 書 1:1-6 (CUVS)

This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus.

I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the church leaders and deacons.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

基 督 耶 稣 的 仆 人 保 罗 和 提 摩 太 写 信 给 凡 住 腓 立 比 、 在 基 督 耶 稣 里 的 众 圣 徒 , 和 诸 位 监 督 , 诸 位 执 事 。

愿 恩 惠 、 平 安 从 神 我 们 的 父 并 主 耶 稣 基 督 归 与 你 们 !

我 每 逢 想 念 你 们 , 就 感 谢 我 的 神 ;

每 逢 为 你 们 众 人 祈 求 的 时 候 , 常 是 欢 欢 喜 喜 的 祈 求 。

因 为 从 头 一 天 直 到 如 今 , 你 们 是 同 心 合 意 的 兴 旺 福 音 。

我 深 信 那 在 你 们 心 里 动 了 善 工 的 , 必 成 全 这 工 , 直 到 耶 稣 基 督 的 日 子 。


Pastor Ryan’s Thanksgiving sermon is called “Being Thankful for People”. Next week he will resume the series “Examining Ourselves, Encountering Jesus”.

Prayer for the World

Today’s Canadian Baptist Ministries prayer is from Gato Munyamasoko, Peace and Reconciliation Specialist for Rwanda and DR Congo, also working in South Sudan. He asks us to pray for all of those in the region involved in making and keeping peace. He summarizes his prayer items on the CBM website. Take time after listening 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)


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)


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.
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  • 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.
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