Call to Worship: Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
Opening Prayer Music – Heart of Worship
Prayer of Adoration
-Take a moment to praise God for his love and faithfulness (Psalm 117).
Prayer for Children and Youth: (Take a moment to pray for the children and youth who are connected with our church. Pray for the children/youth and their parents during this new school year. Pray for Pastor Andrew and the Sunday School teachers and youth leaders who lead Berwick Baptist Church’s ministries to children and youth in our community.)
Scripture – Proverbs 22:1–2, 8–9, 22–23
Call to Confession:
In spite of God's love for us and gift of love to us, we often act in destructive and hateful ways. We close our hearts to God and disobey God's law. Together let us confess our sin.
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Music – Lord I Need You
Scripture – James 2:1–17
Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer: Prayer Requests: -Buchanan Family -The Cudmore Family -Burlington Baptist -The Homeless -Those mourning the news and experiencing the aftermath of the continued discovery of unmarked residential school graves -Church and Community -EVBA: Newport Baptist Church -Afghanistan
We pray all these things through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who taught us to pray… “Our Father…”
Our Father who 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. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
(ACNA Book of Common Prayer, 2019)
Sermon Scripture – Mark 7:24–37
Message: Crumbs that Satisfy
Music – Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Closing Prayer Gracious God, thank you for this day and for this time of worship. Bless us throughout this coming week and bring us back here safely, we pray, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, your only Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever praised, Amen.
Go out into the world living for Jesus.
Where there is darkness, take his light. Where there is despair, take his love. Where there is death, take his life.
And know this, the Lord is with you as you live for him. Amen.
(Canadian Baptists Manual for Worship and Service)