Sunday Worship – 06/13/2021

Beginning of Human Community: Genesis 2

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Call to Worship – Psalm 8

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Song of Praise – Reckless Love

Cody – FCC

Message – Beginning of Human Community

Julia – HCCC

Benediction – Hebrews 2:8-13

When God put them in charge of everything, nothing was excluded. But we don’t see it yet, don’t see everything under human jurisdiction. What we do see is Jesus, made “not quite as high as angels,” and then, through the experience of death, crowned so much higher than any angel, with a glory “bright with Eden’s dawn light.” In that death, by God’s grace, he fully experienced death in every person’s place.

It makes good sense that the God who got everything started and keeps everything going now completes the work by making the Salvation Pioneer perfect through suffering as he leads all these people to glory. Since the One who saves and those who are saved have a common origin, Jesus doesn’t hesitate to treat them as family, saying,

I’ll tell my good friends, my brothers and sisters, all I know
    about you;
I’ll join them in worship and praise to you.

Again, he puts himself in the same family circle when he says,

Even I live by placing my trust in God.

And yet again,

I’m here with the children God gave me.

Again, if you are able to leave a like, comment or reach out to one of our pastors or churches it will be helpful in our ongoing evaluation.

Bible Convo (Genesis 18-23) – 6/9/21

In this conversation Erik, Cody, and Gavin pick up our discussion on the book of Genesis picking up with chapters 18-23! Read that BANANAS section of Scripture and listen to the audio of the convo. Then, chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and responses to these three questions:

  1. What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
  2. What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
  3. If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?

Next week we pick up the conversation with chapters 24-26! Read those chapters and join the conversation!

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Sunday Worship – 06/06/2021

God of Beginnings – Genesis 1

This week we begin a new 8 week journey through the first 12 chapters of the book of Genesis. These are bedrock chapters for understanding so much of the Biblical story. We invite you to read along. This is incredibly provocative literature, but even more than that, this is God’s Word and carries the possibility of shaping us for God’s glory and neighbour’s good. It carries the possibility of a real hearing and encounter with our Creator.

Call to Worship – Psalm 16

Keep me safe, O God,
    for I have come to you for refuge.

I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
    Every good thing I have comes from you.”
The godly people in the land
    are my true heroes!
    I take pleasure in them!
Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
    I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
    or even speak the names of their gods.

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
    You guard all that is mine.
The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
    What a wonderful inheritance!

I will bless the Lord who guides me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.
I know the Lord is always with me.
    I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
    My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead
    or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
11 You will show me the way of life,
    granting me the joy of your presence
    and the pleasures of living with you forever.

Song of Praise – How Great Thou Art / How Great is Our God

Jerry – HCCC

Message – The God of Beginnings

Erik – FCC

Reflection and Prayer

“In the beginning God…”

How do you recognize this reality and live it? Where do you not and need a shift?

The message points out 4 realities about who we are which are implicit in the creation story:

  • We are made in community (communion) for community (communion)
  • We are blessed to be a blessing
  • We are made by work for work
  • God rests, we rest

If you were to do a little self-evaluation, how are you doing in these areas 1-10? What is a next step or two you could take to live more fully into your created reality?

Spend a few minutes going to God in prayer. Talk with Jesus as you would to a caring friend about what you see and what you would like to see in your life.

Benediction – Psalm 30:10-12

10 Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me.
    Help me, O Lord.”

11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
    You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
12 that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!

Feedback

We remain hopeful that sooner than later we will have the opportunity to return to in-person worship. We also know the many in our community participate in the Zoom services. We also know Zoom isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and/or doesn’t always work as it is time specific.

As we continue to evaluate and plan we would welcome your feedback. If you still use this site and find it valuable please like the posts and/or leave some comments during the month of June. If there are things you find most helpful (or not helpful) be bold and make comments. We are committed to run the Winnipegcovenant.ca services through the end of July which is the end of the Genesis series and longer if useful and needed but we need to make plans beyond this and need your feedback. Thanks!

Bible Convo (Genesis 15-17) – 6/2/21

In this conversation Erik, Cody, and Gavin pick up our discussion on the book of Genesis – today with chapters 15-17! Read that section of Scripture and listen to the audio of the convo. Then, chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and responses to these three questions:

  1. What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
  2. What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
  3. If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?

Next week we pick up the conversation with chapters 18-23! Read those chapters and join the conversation!

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Sunday Worship – 05/30/2021

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We are in this series called, underline”  Our hope is we can encourage one another through encouragement from the Scriptures. If you have a verse of encouragement and a story about how it came to you we would love you to share it with us (do so in the comments). God’s Word is indeed a lamp to our feet and a light to the path!

We also invite you to join one of our church Zoom services. Holy Community meets online at 10:30am and Faith Covenant meets at 10am each Sunday. We have individuals sharing their stories each week in this series so contact one of the offices for login information, join, and be encouraged!

Psalm 19:11-14

11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

12 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.

13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Invitation to Pray

What are the words in your mouth these days? What are you chewing on and praying? What are you chewing on and not praying?

Take a couple minutes to talk to Jesus as you would to a friends and be honest. Take a minute to be silent and see if there isn’t a whisper, word, or feeling that returns.

Message – Psalm 19 (Part 3)

Song of Response – King of my Heart

Jerry – HCCC

Benediction – 2 Corinthians 13:14

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Bible Convo (Genesis 11-14) – 5/26/21

In this conversation Erik, Jeff, and Gavin pick up our discussion on the book of Genesis – today with chapters 11-14! Read that section of Scripture and listen to the audio of the convo. Then, chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and responses to these three questions:

  1. What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
  2. What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
  3. If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?

Next week we pick up the conversation with chapters 15-17! A bite sized piece. Read those chapters and join the conversation!

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Sunday Worship – 05/23/2021

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We are in this series called, underline”  Our hope is we can encourage one another through encouragement from the Scriptures. If you have a verse of encouragement and a story about how it came to you we would love you to share it with us (do so in the comments). God’s Word is indeed a lamp to our feet and a light to the path!

We also invite you to join one of our church Zoom services. Holy Community meets online at 10:30am and Faith Covenant meets at 10am each Sunday. We have individuals sharing their stories each week in this series so contact one of the offices for login information, join, and be encouraged!

Psalm 19:7-10

The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
    reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
The commandments of the Lord are right,
    bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
    giving insight for living.
Reverence for the Lord is pure,
    lasting forever.
The laws of the Lord are true;
    each one is fair.
10 They are more desirable than gold,
    even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
    even honey dripping from the comb.

Song of Praise – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Gavin – HCCC

Message – Psalm 19:7-10

Prayer

“Lord, I need you. Please open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions” (Based on Psalm 119:18).

Response Song

Jerry – HCCC

Benediction – Ephesians 3:17-19

(May) Christ dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Bible Convo (Genesis 4-10) – 5/19/21

In this conversation Pastors Julia, Cody, and Gavin pick up our discussion on the book of Genesis – today with chapters 4-10! Read that section of Scripture and listen to the audio of the convo. Then, chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and responses to these three questions:

  1. What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
  2. What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
  3. If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?

Next week we pick up the conversation with chapters 11-14! Read those chapters and join the conversation!

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Sunday Worship – 05/16/2021


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We are in this series called, underline”  Our hope is we can encourage one another through encouragement from the Scriptures. If you have a verse of encouragement and a story about how it came to you we would love you to share it with us (do so in the comments). God’s Word is indeed a lamp to our feet and a light to the path!

We also invite you to join one of our church Zoom services. Holy Community meets online at 10:30am and Faith Covenant meets at 10am each Sunday. We have individuals sharing their stories each week in this series so contact one of the offices for login information, join, and be encouraged!

All of Creation

Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
    night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
    their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
    and their words to all the world.

God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
    It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
    and follows its course to the other end.
    Nothing can hide from its heat.

Light to My Feet

Jerry – HCCC

Psalm 19 – part 1

Prayer

Take a few moments for silence, and then pray:

Teach me, Lord Jesus, to look and listen in faith so that I might see your glory all around me. Amen.

Holy, Holy, Holy

Cody – FCC

Invitation

All of creation does indeed declare the splendor of God’s glory. This upcoming weekend is the May long weekend and we recognize many consider it the kickoff of summer. We know we can’t do all things as “normal” but we invite you to get a small taste of God’s goodness and Word in creation. Go for a walk or a bikeride or a hike. If you are out camping make sure to catch a glimpse of the stars. May God find you as you seek him!

Benediction

Let the redeemed of the Lord share their story! Amen.

Bible Convo (Genesis 1-3) – 5/12/21

In (take 2 of) this conversation Pastors Erik, Cody, and Gavin begin a long look at the first book of the Bible – Genesis! Today we chat on the very beginning: chapters 1-3. Read that section of Scripture and listen to the audio of the convo. Then, chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and responses to these three questions:

  1. What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
  2. What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
  3. If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?

Next week we pick up the conversation with chapters 4-10! Read those chapters and join the conversation!

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