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We Come to Worship our God

Gathering Song: Love Come Down


*Call to Worship: All Creation

*God Greets Us & We Greet Each Other

*Song of Praise: My Lighthouse

God Reconciles Us to Himself

We come, Confessing our Sins: Acts 9:1-4

God Assures Us of Forgiveness: Acts 13:38-39

God Reminds Us How to Live: Acts 15:24-29

Song of Response: We Will Feast
Preschool children are dismissed for Sunday school

God Comes to Us in His Word

We Pray for the Holy Spirit’s Presence & Help

Scripture: Nehemiah 2

Text: Nehemiah 2:17

Message: The Importance of Leadership

God’s People Respond with Gratitude

*Song of Response: By Faith

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Christian Reformed

Home Missions

Offertory: Diamonds Out of Dust

*We Offer our Lives: God of the Impossible

We Leave to Serve

*God’s Blessing

*Parting Song: Lift High the Name of Jesus

Choral Postlude: All the People Said Amen

Children and Worship and Treasure Seekers will not meet today

during the service so the children will be able to enjoy the Soul Patrol Choir's participation in the church service.

The Meaning of Marriage:

A vision for Married & Single Peoplewith Pastor Tim and Kathy Keller meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the church. The third session is entitled “Roles: Loving through Mutual Submission.” The next meetings are: November 13 - Singleness: Strengthening the Spiritual Family, November 27 - Sex: The Act of Covenant Renewal and December 11 - Hope: Seeing the Great Horizon.

Next Sunday, November 6th

We read from Acts 15:5-35 where we see a healthy church, living by grace and permission. Pastor Mike will lead our service.


Today’s offering is for the ministry of Christian Reformed Home Missions. Here’s a local story about CRHM. Victor Ko reports that 98 people came to the Ottewell church plant’s first worship service held on October 16th in the building formerly owned by the Edmonton Ottewell CRC. Victor had issued a challenge to his core team of 19 people to each invite 7 people to the service. Usually 7 invitations will yield 1 accepted invitation so he anticipated that around 40 people would come. God exceeded their expectations when nearly 100 showed up! The largest identifiable group consisted of King’s University students and some former Ottewell CRC members. Starting a new church is always challenging work and the new church is celebrating while embracing a realistic outlook. There is usually a predictable decline in attendance after the first week. The greatest fruit will come after continual, consistent, faithful work in the harvest. Keep this church plant in your prayers and learn more at crhm.org/reformation.

Next week our church will take an offering to support World Renew – World Hunger Sunday. Our individual stories are only a small part of God’s great story. Please continue to join with your families and churches across North America in “Changing the Story” this week as you read about God’s work in Bible times and around the world today.