2022-10-16

October 16, 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

Micah 4:1-4 (NLT) ; 彌 迦 書 4:1-4 (CUVS)

4 In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house
    will be the highest of all—
    the most important place on earth.
It will be raised above the other hills,
    and people from all over the world will stream there to worship.
People from many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of Jacob’s God.
There he will teach us his ways,
    and we will walk in his paths.”
For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion;
    his word will go out from Jerusalem.
The Lord will mediate between peoples
    and will settle disputes between strong nations far away.
They will hammer their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will no longer fight against nation,
    nor train for war anymore.
Everyone will live in peace and prosperity,
    enjoying their own grapevines and fig trees,
    for there will be nothing to fear.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    has made this promise!

末 後 的 日 子 , 耶 和 华 殿 的 山 必 坚 立 , 超 乎 诸 山 , 高 举 过 於 万 岭 ; 万 民 都 要 流 归 这 山 。

必 有 许 多 国 的 民 前 往 , 说 : 来 吧 , 我 们 登 耶 和 华 的 山 , 奔 雅 各 神 的 殿 。 主 必 将 他 的 道 教 训 我 们 ; 我 们 也 要 行 他 的 路 。 因 为 训 诲 必 出 於 锡 安 ; 耶 和 华 的 言 语 必 出 於 耶 路 撒 冷 。

他 必 在 多 国 的 民 中 施 行 审 判 , 为 远 方 强 盛 的 国 断 定 是 非 。 他 们 要 将 刀 打 成 犁 头 , 把 枪 打 成 镰 刀 。 这 国 不 举 刀 攻 击 那 国 ; 他 们 也 不 再 学 习 战 事 。

人 人 都 要 坐 在 自 己 葡 萄 树 下 和 无 花 果 树 下 , 无 人 惊 吓 。 这 是 万 军 之 耶 和 华 亲 口 说 的 。

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

Mark 8:11-13 (NLT) ; 馬 可 福 音 8:11-13 (CUVS)

11 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came and started to argue with him. Testing him, they demanded that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.

12 When he heard this, he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why do these people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, I will not give this generation any such sign.” 13 So he got back into the boat and left them, and he crossed to the other side of the lake.

11 法 利 赛 人 出 来 盘 问 耶 稣 , 求 他 从 天 上 显 个 神 迹 给 他 们 看 , 想 要 试 探 他 。

12 耶 稣 心 里 深 深 的 叹 息 , 说 : 这 世 代 为 甚 麽 求 神 迹 呢 ? 我 实 在 告 诉 你 们 , 没 有 神 迹 给 这 世 代 看 。

13 他 就 离 开 他 们 , 又 上 船 往 海 那 边 去 了 。

Sermon

Pastor Ryan’s sermon “Why Do You Need a Miracle?” is the fifth in the series “Examining Ourselves, Encountering Jesus”. Unfortunately there is no recording. All of our recorded sermons are on our Sermons page, or search by category or date in the sidebar or footer.

Prayer for the World

Today’s Canadian Baptist Ministries prayer is from Andre Sibomana, Team Leader for Africa and working in Kenya, Rwanda, Congo, Liberia and Togo. He is grateful that churches are recovering from COVID and are starting to collaborate again, but the war in Ukraine is causing food shortages and price increases. 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)

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)

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!