9 Hewitt Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1Y4

Order of Service: July 25, 2021

These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. (Psalm 42:4)

CALL TO WORSHIP

Isaiah 55:1-7 (ESV)

1 “Come, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
    and delight yourselves in rich food.
3 Incline your ear, and come to me;
    hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
    my steadfast, sure love for David.
4 Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,
    a leader and commander for the peoples.
5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know,
    and a nation that did not know you shall run to you,
because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel,
    for he has glorified you.

6 “Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call upon him while he is near;
7 let the wicked forsake his way,
    and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
    and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles

OPENING HYMN

All Creatures of Our God and King
Text: St. Francis of Assisi (1225); Tune: lasst uns erfreuen

1. All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

2. Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in Heav'n along
O praise Him alleluia
Thou rising moon in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

3. Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him alleluia
Praise praise the Father praise the Son
And praise the Spirit three in One
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

CONFESSION OF SIN

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our fellow men, in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry, and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past, and grant that we may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your name.

CONFESSION OF FAITH

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, eternally begotten from the Father, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of the same substance as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

PASS THE PEACE

SONGS & HYMNS

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Text: Henry Van Dyke (1907); Tune: hymn to joy

1. Joyful joyful we adore Thee
God of glory Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee
Opening to the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day

2. All Thy works with joy surround Thee
Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays
Stars and angels sing around Thee
Center of unbroken praise
Field and forest vale and mountain
Flowery meadow flashing sea
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in Thee

3. Thou art giving and forgiving
Ever blessing ever blest
Wellspring of the joy of living
Ocean depth of happy rest
Thou our Father Christ our Brother
All who live in love are Thine
Teach us how to love each other
Lift us to the joy divine

4. Mortals join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began
Father love is reigning o'er us
Brother love binds man to man
Ever singing march we onward
Victors in the midst of strife
Joyful music lifts us sunward
In the triumph song of life

Holy is the Lord
Text & Music: Chris Tomlin & Louie Giglio; ©2003; CCLI #4158039

1. We stand and lift up our hands
For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship Him now
How great how awesome is He

(Pre-Chorus)
And together we sing
Ev'ryone sing

(Chorus)
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
The earth is filled with His glory

2. We stand and lift up our hands
For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship Him now
How great how awesome is He

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
It is rising up all around
It's the anthem of the Lord's renown
It's rising up all around
It's the anthem of the Lord's renown

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus x2)

PRAYER

OFFERING

“Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrews 13:14-16)

Offerings can be given electronically by sending an e-transfer to admin@westminsterchapel.ca (with a memo, “tithes & offerings” or “benevolence”) or through Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/15609). If you are new to the church, please include your email address so that we can get in touch with you for tax receipt information. Cheques can be mailed to Westminster Chapel, 9 Hewitt Ave, Toronto ON M6R 1Y4.  

Doxology
Text: Thomas Ken (1674); Tune: old hundredth

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

SCRIPTURE

John 16:5-33

SERMON

“When the Spirit of Truth Comes”

Pastor David

CLOSING HYMN

In Christ Alone
Text & Music: Keith Getty, Stuart Townend; © 2001; CCLI #3350395

1. In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love what depths of peace
When fears are stilled when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

2. In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

3. There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

4. No guilt in life no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

BENEDICTION

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

PERSONAL & FAMILY WORSHIP

Ø Focused Reading: In preparation for next Sunday’s sermon, as you read and reread John 17, identify and meditate upon the petitions of the Jesus's prayer.

o   Ongoing Reading: Ezekiel 36-42 and 1 Thessalonians 1-5.

o   Recite and memorize John 15:1-17.

o  Sing "In Christ Alone" and let Isaiah 55 guide your prayers.

COVENANT GROUPS

As a local church, we’re personally committed to being together and to loving and caring for one another. Our covenant groups are small groups which gather throughout the city to pray, read and discuss Scripture, and support and encourage one another. If you would like to join a covenant group, please contact the church office.

Jaan & Barb Medri (High Park)
Time: meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

James & Mary Glover (West Toronto)
Time: meets the first, third, and fifth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Joshua & Tricia Martin (Eglinton/Dufferin)
Time: meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Mike & Helen Boot (Westminster Chapel)
Time: meets every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with a focus on prayer.

Russ & Suzie Hiebert (Etobicoke)
Time: meets the first and thirdTuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Markus & Jeannie Schafer (Downtown)
Time: meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Kevin& Margery Topalian (Scarborough)
Time: meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Joe & Jenny Boot (Burlington)
Time: meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Spanish Covenant Group
Tiempo: Los Jueves por la noche (en linea por Zoom)