Sunday Service – May 17, 2020

Join us to worship together, though apart, now that our Sunday services have moved online because of the COVID-19 virus.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Meditation:

Psalm 66:8-20 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 66:8-20 (CUVS)

8 Let the whole world bless our God
and loudly sing his praises.
9 Our lives are in his hands,
and he keeps our feet from stumbling.

10 You have tested us, O God;
you have purified us like silver.
11 You captured us in your net
and laid the burden of slavery on our backs.
12 Then you put a leader over us.
We went through fire and flood,
but you brought us to a place of great abundance.

13 Now I come to your Temple with burnt offerings
to fulfill the vows I made to you—
14 yes, the sacred vows that I made
when I was in deep trouble.
15 That is why I am sacrificing burnt offerings to you—
the best of my rams as a pleasing aroma,
and a sacrifice of bulls and male goats.

16 Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell you what he did for me.
17 For I cried out to him for help,
praising him as I spoke.
18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
19 But God did listen!
He paid attention to my prayer.

20 Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer
or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

8 万 民 哪 , 你 们 当 称 颂 我 们 的 神 , 使 人 得 听 赞 美 他 的 声 音 。

9 他 使 我 们 的 性 命 存 活 , 也 不 叫 我 们 的 脚 摇 动 。

10 神 啊 , 你 曾 试 验 我 们 , 熬 炼 我 们 , 如 熬 炼 银 子 一 样 。

11 你 使 我 们 进 入 网 罗 , 把 重 担 放 在 我 们 的 身 上 。

12 你 使 人 坐 车 轧 我 们 的 头 ; 我 们 经 过 水 火 , 你 却 使 我 们 到 丰 富 之 地 。

13 我 要 用 燔 祭 进 你 的 殿 , 向 你 还 我 的 愿 ,

14 就 是 在 急 难 时 我 嘴 唇 所 发 的 、 口 中 所 许 的 。

15 我 要 把 肥 牛 作 燔 祭 , 将 公 羊 的 香 祭 献 给 你 , 又 把 公 牛 和 山 羊 献 上 。

16 凡 敬 畏 神 的 人 , 你 们 都 来 听 ! 我 要 述 说 他 为 我 所 行 的 事 。

17 我 曾 用 口 求 告 他 ; 我 的 舌 头 也 称 他 为 高 。

18 我 若 心 里 注 重 罪 孽 , 主 必 不 听 。

19 但 神 实 在 听 见 了 ; 他 侧 耳 听 了 我 祷 告 的 声 音 。

20 神 是 应 当 称 颂 的 ! 他 并 没 有 推 却 我 的 祷 告 , 也 没 有 叫 他 的 慈 爱 离 开 我 。

 

 

Worship and Communion Songs:

Shout for Joy (Psalm 66) – by Hans Raubenheimer

Across the Lands –  by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty (sung by Kristyn Getty)

Hymn of the Holy Spirit – by Pat Barrett

Children’s Time: Letter O – The “Our Father” (The Lord’s Prayer):

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
~ Matthew 6:9-12

你 们 祷 告 要 这 样 说 : 我 们 在 天 上 的 父 : 愿 人 都 尊 你 的 名 为 圣 。
愿 你 的 国 降 临 ; 愿 你 的 旨 意 行 在 地 上 , 如 同 行 在 天 上 。
我 们 日 用 的 饮 食 , 今 日 赐 给 我 们 。
免 我 们 的 债 , 如 同 我 们 免 了 人 的 债 。

~ 馬 太 福 音 6:9-12

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Today’s verse talks about trespasses. What is a trespass? Sometimes we see a sign on a fence that says “No trespassing.” That means that the person who owns the land on the other side of the fence does not want anyone to cross the fence. We put invisible “no trespassing” signs around ourselves and our things too. For example, I don’t want anyone to cross my invisible fence to hit me, or take my phone. If someone did, I could say they have trespassed against me. If I do mean things to someone else, they can say I have trespassed against them.

In this prayer, Jesus teaches us to ask God to forgive us if we trespass against someone. When he was hanging on the cross, he asked God to forgive the people who nailed him there. That was a very big trespass!

It can be hard to admit that we have done something wrong. But when God or someone else forgives us, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted away. In the picture, I imagine that the boy’s mother has just forgiven him for one of his trespasses. He looks so relieved to know that she still loves him! How wonderful to know that God loves us, and if we ask him, he will forgive us.

The second part of this prayer line tells us that God wants us to forgive people who trespass against us. God forgives us, and we forgive others. That is one big way God’s kingdom can come to us and our world.

Our Father, thank you that you love us and that you will forgive us if we tell you we are sorry. Help us to admit when we have trespassed and to remember to come to you to ask for forgiveness. Help us to forgive people who trespass against us too. Amen.

Here is the video we have been using to sing our prayer to God. The song only contains part of today’s memory verse. Which part is it?

Prayer for our World:

Here is the weekly prayer from CBM (Canadian Baptist Ministries), the Missions branch of our denomination. This week it comes from Canadian Indigenous Relations Specialist Cheryl Bear: www.cbmin.org/prayerline/.

Scripture:

John 14:15-21 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 14:15-21 (CUVS)

15 “If you love me, obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. 18 No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. 19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live. 20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”

15 你 们 若 爱 我 , 就 必 遵 守 我 的 命 令 。

16 我 要 求 父 , 父 就 另 外 赐 给 你 们 一 位 保 惠 师 ( 或 作 : 训 慰 师 ; 下 同 ) , 叫 他 永 远 与 你 们 同 在 ,

17 就 是 真 理 的 圣 灵 , 乃 世 人 不 能 接 受 的 ; 因 为 不 见 他 , 也 不 认 识 他 。 你 们 却 认 识 他 , 因 他 常 与 你 们 同 在 , 也 要 在 你 们 里 面 。

18 我 不 撇 下 你 们 为 孤 儿 , 我 必 到 你 们 这 里 来 。

19 还 有 不 多 的 时 候 , 世 人 不 再 看 见 我 , 你 们 却 看 见 我 ; 因 为 我 活 着 , 你 们 也 要 活 着 。

20 到 那 日 , 你 们 就 知 道 我 在 父 里 面 , 你 们 在 我 里 面 , 我 也 在 你 们 里 面 。

21 有 了 我 的 命 令 又 遵 守 的 , 这 人 就 是 爱 我 的 ; 爱 我 的 必 蒙 我 父 爱 他 , 我 也 要 爱 他 , 并 且 要 向 他 显 现 。

Spiritual Disciplines:

Pastor Ryan’s videos are available for viewing throughout the week on our Youtube Channel. But if you would like to watch them now, here are his new videos on the Spiritual Discipline of Solitude. They are also available on our Sermon page.

Closing Song:

It is Well with My Soul – by Hillsong Chorus

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 (NLT)

 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 。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 !                                                                 ~ 以 弗 所 書 3:20-21 (CUVS)

Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time   https://saddleback.com/watch
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: any time  https://northpoint.org/live
Pastor Jeremy Peters at St. Albert Alliance Church: 11 am https://staalliance.org/livestream/

News, Notes, and Needs

  • All of Pastor Ryan’s videos on the Spiritual Disciplines can be found on our church’s YouTube channel.
    • To find these videos, check the Sermon page on this website, our public Facebook page, or our private ARBC Community Group on Facebook. If you are on our email list, you will be emailed a when a new video is available. Or subscribe to the channel (click “Subscribe” under any of the videos) to be notified as soon as they are ready.
  • Our Facebook ARBC Community group is a wonderful place to share stories, prayer requests, links to encouraging content, and more. If you haven’t joined yet, you still can! Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArgyleRoad/ and click “Join”.
  • Church updates are being shared via email, on our website, and on our Facebook Page and Group. Sharon is working from home now. You can contact her at the office email or at home. Pastor Ryan and the deacons are also available.
  • A number of church groups are now meeting via Zoom. Check our COVID-19 page for a list and contact the office if you would like to join a group.
  • 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 in that group will pray with you.
  • If you need other help, such as getting groceries while isolated, some people have volunteered to help. Let the church office know and we will find someone to help. If you can help, please also let the office know. Thank you!

Worship songs chosen by Flora
Header photo by Sharon of a display by Val
Children’s Verse Photo by Bruno Naskiment on Unsplash