9 Hewitt Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1Y4

Order of Service: May 9, 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)

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CALL TO WORSHIP

Psalm 93 (ESV)

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
    you are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
    the floods have lifted up their voice;
    the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
    mightier than the waves of the sea,
    the Lord on high is mighty!

Your decrees are very trustworthy;
       holiness befits your house,
       O Lord, forevermore.

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

OPENING HYMN

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Text: Joachim Neander (1680); Trans. Catherine Winkworth (1863); Tune: lobe den herren

1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
The King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him,
For He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, Now to His temple draw near;
Join me in glad adoration!

2. Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things
So wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings,
Yes, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen How all thy longings have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

3. Praise to the Lord, Who doth prosper
Thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

4. Praise to the Lord!
O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath,
Come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again:
Gladly for all we adore Him.

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, theGiver 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

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Text: Charles Wesley (1739); Music: Carl G. Glaser

1. O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace.

2. Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease,
'Tis music in the sinner's ears,
'Tis life and health and peace.

3. He breaks the pow'r of canceled sin,
He sets the pris'ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood availed for me.

4. Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come;
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

5. My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread thro’ all the earth abroad,
The honors of Thy name.

Amazing Grace
Text & Music: John Newton, Edwin O. Excell, John P. Rees (1779); Tune: new britain

1. Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see

2. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

3. The Lord has promised good to me
His Word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

4. Through many dangers toils and snares
I have already come
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

5. Yea when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace

6. When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun

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 10:22-42

SERMON

“Trusting the Good Shepherd”

Pastor David

CLOSING HYMN

In Christ Alone  
Text & Music: Keith Getty, StuartTownend; © 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

o   Ongoing Reading: Jeremiah 22-28 and Acts 22-28.

o   Recite and memorize Psalm 67.

o   Sing “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” and let Psalm 93 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 second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 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.