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Prayer expresses our desire for all that God desires

Prayer expresses our desire for all that God desires1. The glory of his name 2. The fullness of his kingdom 3. The dominion of his willTime:AfternoonMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 47Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 48Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 49Jeremiah 32:16–25Jeremiah 32:36–44Acts 4:23–31

28m
Aug 14
Ahijah tore his garment because of God’s plan to save us in Christ

Ahijah tore his garment because of God’s plan to save us in Christ God keeps his promise, 1. To punish king David’s unfaithful sons 2. To bring light through king David’s faithful SonTime:MorningMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:1 Kings 11:26–401 Kings 11:1–25

30m
Aug 14
Prayer flows from our restored relationship with God

Prayer flows from our restored relationship with God1. Our Speaking Creator2. Our Loving FatherTime:AfternoonMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 45Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 46Jeremiah 31:31–37Galatians 3:21—4:7

33m
Aug 07
A believer's heart is brought from sorrow to song before the Lord

A believers heart is brought from sorrow to song before the Lord1. A heartfelt despair before the Lord2. A heartfelt plea before the Lord3. A heartfelt joy before the LordTime:MorningMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Psalm 13Isaiah 53:1–6

30m
Aug 07
A member of Christ Serves Others for Christ

A member of Christ Serves Others for ChristTime:AfternoonMinister:Rev. M. ten HaafTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 21Romans 121 Corinthians 12:12–26Ephesians 4:11–16

33m
Jul 31
The appointed High Priest stands alone between the living and the dead

The appointed High Priest stands alone between the living and the dead1. The LORD defends the office of His only High Priest2. The LORD accepts the atonement of His only High Priest3. The LORD calls us to pray through the intercession of His only High PriestTime:MorningMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Numbers 16:46–48Numbers 16Hebrews 7:23–28

34m
Jul 31
We The Blessed of God Determine To Trust In Him

Display text: Habakkuk 3:19 God, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deer’s; He makes me tread on my high places.Pre-service song: Hymn 55Votum and salutation Psalm 25:1,4,6Profession of faith: Apostle’s Creed Hymn 1Prayer Scripture reading: Habakkuk 3:17-19 Psalm 73:1,2,3Sermon: same Sermon: We The Blessed of God Determine To Trust In Him 1. Through Intense Trials 2. With Immense JubilationPsalm 73:7,8,9Prayer Thanksgiving Offering Hymn 8 BenedictionTime:AfternoonMinister:Rev. M. RamkissoonTexts:Habakkuk 3:17–19

33m
Jul 24
The Lord tests His people with two reports before entering the Promised Land.

Display Text: “Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called mayreceive the promised eternal inheritance” Hebrews 9:15Preservice Song: Psalm 111:1,5Votum & SalutationSinging: Psalm 48:1,4Reading: The Ten Words of the CovenantSinging: Psalm 130: 1-4Prayer of Confession, Forgiveness, Renewal, and IlluminationReading in Preparation for Sermon: Numbers 13-14:12Singing: Psalm 105:3,4,13,14,15Reading of the Sermon’s Text: Numbers 13:25-33Theme: The Lord tests His people with two reports before entering the Promised Land.They are confronted with two options:Points: 1. A faithless report2. A faithful reportSong of Response: Hymn 71Prayer of Thanksgiving (Congregational Prayer)OffertoryClosing Song: Hymn 55BenedictionTime:MorningMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Numbers 13:25–33Numbers 13:1—14:12

31m
Jul 24
The Lord Jesus teaches us that our heavenly Father is the only fountain of all good

The Lord Jesus teaches us that our heavenly Father is the only fountain of all good.1. Ask, for our Father is good2. Receive, for our Father is good3. Trust, for our Father is goodTime:AfternoonMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 50Matthew 6:5–15Matthew 6:25–34Matthew 7:7–11

29m
Jul 17
The gospel shapes the respective roles of men and women in the church.

The gospel shapes the respective roles of men and women in the church. 1. A clear command. 2. A right understanding.Time:MorningMinister:Rev. S. t HartRead by:Bill van BeekTexts:1 Timothy 2:11–151 Timothy 2

29m
Jul 17
The church is a community chosen by God for everlasting life with him.

The church is a community chosen by God for everlasting life with him. 1. Claimed for eternal life 2. United for eternal life 3. Sealed for eternal lifeTime:AfternoonMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 21John 10:1–30Ephesians 1:1–14

29m
Jul 10
Christ’s sincere obedience gives meaning to the outward forms of our worship.

Christ’s sincere obedience gives meaning to the outward forms of our worship. 1. He came with a delight to do God’s will 2. He rescued us from the miry bog of destruction 3. He reveals the steadfast love of the LORDTime:MorningMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Psalm 40Hebrews 10:1–18Hebrews 10:19–25

33m
Jul 10
Citizens of God’s kingdom have a one-track heart focused on perfection.

Display text: Philippians 3:12 Pre-service song: Hymn 81 Votum and Salutation Psalm 16:1 Profession of faith: Apostle’s Creed (recited together) Prayer Scripture reading: Matthew 5:43-48; 7:21-27 Hymn 11:1, 2, 8, 9 Sermon: Lord’s Day 44 (Exodus 20:17, 10th commandment) Citizens of God’s kingdom have a one-track heart focused on perfection. 1. Perfect in love 2. Perfect in dependence 3. Perfect in gloryPsalm 27:1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving PrayerThanksgiving offering via e-transfer offerings@edmontonimmanuel.ca Psalm 62:1, 7 Benediction *Singing of Stanzas 1, 4 of the national anthemTime:AfternoonMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 44Exodus 20:17Matthew 5:43–48Matthew 7:21–27

31m
Jul 03
Accountable to God, responsible for one another

Display text: Psalm 55:22 Preservice song: Psalm 47:1, 2, 3 Votum and salutationPsalm 24:1, 2, 3, 4, 5 10 words of the covenant Psalm 106:3, 21 Prayer Scripture reading: Galatians 5:13 - 6:18 Psalm 55:1, 10 Sermon: Galatians 6:1-10 Accountable to God, responsible for one another The Spirit leads us to, 1. Bear one another’s burdens 2.Sow for the good of everyone Hymn 61:1, 2 Thanksgiving Prayer Thanksgiving offering via e-transfer offerings@edmontonimmanuel.ca Hymn 76:1, 2, 3, 4 BenedictionTime:MorningMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Galatians 6:1–10Galatians 5:13—6:18

30m
Jul 03
YAHWEH uses persecution to bless the Church in Egypt

YAHWEH uses persecution to bless the Church in Egypt1. The origin of the persecution2. The intensity of the persecution3. Gods blessing in the persecutionTime:AfternoonMinister:Seminarian Faustin EmadjeuTexts:Exodus 1:8–14Revelation 12

32m
Jun 26
Stand firm in the freedom of Christ

Stand firm in the freedom of Christ1. Christ freed us from the yoke of the law2. Christ freed us by faith alone3. Christ freed us to serve one anotherTime:MorningMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Galatians 5:1–15Acts 15:1–15

33m
Jun 26
Citizens of God’s kingdom use words to defend their neighbour’s honour

Citizens of God’s kingdom use words to defend their neighbour’s honourThe Holy Spirit leads us to,1. See the log in our eye 2. See the devil in the lie 3. See the Judge on highTime:AfternoonMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 43Exodus 20:16Matthew 7:1–6Luke 6:36–45

34m
Jun 19
The Christ has come, there is blessing in no other.

The Christ has come, there is blessing in no other.1. Waiting for the Christ2. Seeing the Christ 3. Trusting in the ChristTime:MorningMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Luke 7:18–23Luke 3:1–22Luke 4:16–30Luke 7:24–35

33m
Jun 19
Citizens of God’s kingdom serve him with their possessions

Citizens of God’s kingdom serve him with their possessions. The Holy Spirit leads us to 1. Deliver God’s provision for the needy 2. Trust in God’s provision for our needsTime:AfternoonMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 42Matthew 6:1–4Matthew 6:25–34

29m
Jun 12
Visiting Nain, our Lord grants us hope when faced with death.

Visiting Nain, our Lord grants us hope when faced with death. 1. Our Lord sees the grieving mother 2. Our Lord restores life to the dead 3. Our Lord be glorified!Time:MorningMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:Luke 7:11–171 Kings 17:17–24Luke 7:1–10

30m
Jun 12
Peter urges the Beloved to live as God’s people.

Peter urges the Beloved to live as God’s people.1. For their own salvation2. For the salvation of othersTime:AfternoonMinister:Seminarian Josh PetersTexts:1 Peter 2:11–12Ephesians 6:10–201 Peter 2:1–10

29m
Jun 05
In Jethro’s visit God gives a preview of the Pentecost blessings we enjoy.

In Jethro’s visit God gives a preview of the Pentecost blessings we enjoy.1. Foreigners calling on the name of God2. One mediator bringing God’s truth to his church3. Able men to share the burden of guidingTime:MorningMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Exodus 18Acts 2:1–21Acts 6:1–7Acts 20:28–35

30m
Jun 05
The miracle of faith

Display text: Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Pre-service song: Psalm 25:1 Votum and Salutation Psalm 25:2 Profession of faith: Hymn 1 Prayer Scripture reading: Romans 11:16-24 Psalm 33:1,6 Sermon: Lord’s Day 25 The miracle of faith Psalm 40:1,2,3,4 Thanksgiving Prayer Thanksgiving Offering Hymn 61:1,2 BenedictionTime:EveningMinister:Rev. K. WieskeTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 25Romans 11:16–24

35m
May 30
Living with our Head in the clouds

Display text: Acts 1:9 “As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” Preservice song: Ps 47:1,2,3 Votum and salutation Ps 24:1,2,3 10 words of the covenant Prayer Psalm 24:4,5 Scripture reading: Acts 1:1-11 Hymn 40:1,2,4 Sermon: Acts 1:9 Living with our Head in the clouds Hymn 41:1,2,3 Thanksgiving Prayer Thanksgiving Offering Hymn 44:1-5Time:MorningMinister:Rev. K. WieskeTexts:Acts 1:9Acts 1:1–11

27m
May 29
Seek those things which are above, where Christ is seated.

Seek those things which are above, where Christ is seated: 1. You are living in Christ, 2. so, you should not seek what is on earth, 3. but set your mind on things aboveMinister:Rev. R. BredenhofRead by:Elder J. JagersmaTexts:Colossians 3:1–4Colossians 2:11—3:17

22m
May 26
Join in the wedding song for the King!

Call to Worship: “For as a young man marries a young women, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you." - Isaiah 62: 5Pre-Service Song: Hymn 56: 1, 2, 3, 4Psalm 118: 1, 7, 8Psalm 45: 1, 2, 3Reading: Psalm 45Psalm 45: 4, 5, 6Text: Psalm 45Hymn 52: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Hymn 67: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 Join in the wedding song for the King! Because The Bridegroom is unbelievably great - vs. 2 - 9The bride is unbelievably beautiful - vs. 10 - 15The future of this marriage is unbelievably rosy - vs. 16 - 17 Sermon prepared by: Rev. H.H. Van Alten minister of the Free Reformed Church of Pretoria, South Africa.Time:AfternoonMinister:H.H. Van Alten Van AltenRead by:Tom VanOrizandeTexts:Psalm 45

23m
May 22
PAUL BOASTS IN HIS WEAKNESS AS A SERVANT OF THE LORD

Display text: Matthew 5:16 “ In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”Preservice song: Psalm 145: 1,4 Votum and salutationPsalm 134: 1,2,3 10 words of the covenant Psalm 119: 17,18PrayerScripture reading: Jeremiah 9:17-26, 2 Corinthians 12 Psalm 20: 1,2,3,4 Sermon: 2 Corinthians 11:22-33PAUL BOASTS IN HIS WEAKNESS AS A SERVANT OF THE LORDThe extent of his sufferingThe depth of his concernThe shame of his position Hymn 23: 1,2,5,6Thanksgiving prayer Thanksgiving offering via e-transfer offerings@edmontonimmanuel.ca Hymn 84: 1,2,3,4 BenedictionTime:MorningMinister:Rev. R. BredenhofRead by:Elder Shane DukerTexts:2 Corinthians 11:22–23Jeremiah 9:17–262 Corinthians 12

27m
May 22
HOW THEN SHALL WE WORSHIP?

HOW THEN SHALL WE WORSHIP? 1. In Wisdom because He is Jealous 2. In Obedience because He is Just 3. In Joy because He is LovingTime:AfternoonRead by:Dwayne LeffersTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 35John 4:1–42

33m
May 15
THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT

THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT a) Our source b) Our calling c) Our relianceTime:MorningRead by:Elder R. VanlaarTexts:2 Corinthians 1:3–11Acts 18:1–18

23m
May 15
Citizens of the kingdom of heaven live chaste and disciplined lives.

Citizens of the kingdom of heaven live chaste and disciplined lives.The Holy Spirit leads us to,1. Remove the root of adultery2. Respect the bond of marriageTime:MorningMinister:Rev. J. VanSpronsenTexts:Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 41Deuteronomy 24:1–4Matthew 5:27–32Matthew 19:1–12

32m
May 08