Order of Worship

At Your Service: Giving Our Time

 

Welcome & Announcements

Music for Meditation

Call to Worship

Prayer for Truth and Reconciliation

Hymn

You’ve got a place // StJ 4

Spotlight on Service

Hymn

How can I say // StS 117

Children’s StoryDon Epp

Scripture

Inclusive Bible // Isaiah 58:6-14

Sermon

“The Time Relativity Paradox” // Joe Heikman

Offering

Jesus Christ is waiting // StJ 30

Sharing and Prayer

Sending Hymn

The Lord lift you up // StJ 73

Benediction

January 19, 2020

Isaiah 58:6-14

On the contrary!

This is the sort of fast that pleases me:

Remove the chains of injustice!

Undo the ropes of the yoke!

Let those who are oppressed go free,

and break every yoke you encounter!

Share your bread with those who are hungry,

and shelter homeless poor people!

Clothe those who are naked,

and don’t hide from the needs of your own flesh and blood! 

 

Do this, and your light will shine like the dawn—

and your healing will break forth like lightning!

Your integrity will go before you,

and the glory of YHWH will be your rearguard.

Cry, and YHWH will answer;

call, and God will say, ‘I am here’—

provided you remove from your midst

all oppression, finger pointing, and malicious talk!

If you give yourself to the hungry

and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,

then your light will rise in the darkness,

and your shadows will become like noon. 

 

YHWH will always guide you,

giving relief in desert places.

God will give strength to your bones

and you will be like a watered garden,

like a spring of water

whose waters never run dry.

You will rebuild the ancient ruins,

and build upon age-old foundations.

You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,

and Restorer of Ruined Neighbourhoods.

 

If you refrain from trampling the Sabbath

and doing business on the holy day,

if you call the Sabbath delightful

and the day sacred to YHWH honourable,

if you honour it by not pursuing your own ways,

seeking your own pleasure,

or speaking your own words, 

then will you find your happiness in YHWH,

and I will lead you triumphant

over the heights of the land.

I will feed you on the heritage

of Leah and Rachel and Jacob, your ancestors!”

The mouth of YHWH has spoken.