WORSHIP ONLINE – SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020

TIME: 11:00 – 11:30 AM
VIA VIDEO OR PHONE CONFERENCE



When times are tough, LEAN ON GOD. God is always there.
 
Dear Heavenly Father,
There are so many troubles to wear us down,
yet we know you are there to lean on.
Guide us as we tackle one issue after another
with the confidence that you are in charge.
Let us help one another, too, so we can lean on one another. Amen

SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: MAY 24, 2020 AT 11:00 – 11:30 AM
Dear friends, 

We feel blessed to be able to congregate with you all online each Sunday morning. As we continue to weather out COVID-19, may we be reminded that through this adversity, we are constantly being led, guided and protected by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. May we find strength and hope in being a blessing to others, as we continue to serve His purpose. 
We invite you to join us tomorrow for our Sunday morning worship service online. At 10:30am, you can join in for a short hymn sing and fellowship. We will also use this time to ensure you are properly connected, before we begin our service at 11:00 a.m. Please state your name at the beginning of logging in. We encourage you to forward this email to friends and family who may want to join our online service. The login information is updated each week.

We look forward to seeing you all online.

The Ministerial Team and the Board of Elders/Administrative Board
Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

JOIN US VIA VIDEO OR PHONE CONFERENCE

We will continue to provide the login information each week by e-mail/phone. If you, or someone you know, would like to join the distribution list, please click here or contact Rev. Ann Stainton at hillcrest@bellnet.ca or 416-433-7997.


ORDER OF WORSHIP

You are encouraged to prepare a piece of bread and juice and we will partake in Communion together.

Seventh Day of Easter
May 24, 2020

Welcome and Announcements: Dr. Ashley Danguecan

Gathering Music: Shema Dizon

Call to Worship: Dr. Ashley Danguecan

Invocation

Scripture Reading: Magelle delos Trinos
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11
Response to the Word
Magelle: The Word of God for the People of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Rev. Fred Dizon
Text: Acts 1:3-11
Meditation: “Wait. Stay. Be Patient.”

Special Music: “Lean On Me”
Soloist: Shema Dizon

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer 
(recited)

The Offering: Dr. Ashley Danguecan

Invitation to Stewardship

We invite you to continue with your tithes and offering through one of the options below. We know many of you are facing challenges due to COVID-19 and offer understanding for any decision you make.

  1. Online through our page on Canada Helps
  2. Mail a cheque to Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6G 2N1

For anyone using Canada Helps to donate to Hillcrest, Canada Helps will be issue tax receipts at the end of the calendar year.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper: Rev. Fred Dizon

Invitation to the Table
Consecration and Participation
Prayer for the Bread: Precy Mandac
Prayer for the Cup: Amando Osias

Closing Prayer

Dismissal
Soloist: Shema Dizon

“Go Now in Peace”

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there, watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE BEST PRACTICES

We would like to thank everyone for joining us each Sunday for our worship services online during these unprecedented times. Over the past few weeks, we have been in communication with other congregations to discuss best practices while conducting services virtually. We understand that there have been instances where online services have been taken over by unknown participants. To ensure our services continue to be a safe, open and inviting space for anyone who would like to participate, we conduct the following:

  • Have a moderator ensuring our services run smoothly 
  • Ask everyone to state their name upon logging in. If you have invited a guest, please introduce them at the beginning of the meeting.
  • Continue to provide the login information each week by e-mail/phone. If you, or someone you know, would like to join the distribution list, please click here or contact Rev. Ann Stainton at 416-433-7997. 

In the case where we have to promptly close the conference line, we appreciate your understanding and will follow up with a communication, which can be found in the News section of the Hillcrest website: https://hillcrestdisciples.ca/news/. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our Ministerial Team at hillcrest@bellnet.ca or 416-433-7997.

Thank you again for your support and we continue to be grateful for your dedication in congregating each Sunday online.

DISCIPLES CONFERENCE GROUNDS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

The Ontario Assembly of the Christian Church (OACC) (Disciples of Christ) Executive had made the difficult decision to close the camp for this camping season. The Ontario Government made an announcement that all overnight camps in Ontario are closed for this 2020 season also. The OACC Executive felt this was the right action to respect the local, provincial and federal government mandates for physical distancing to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Click here to read the full letter. 


UPCOMING EVENTS

May 31 – Rev. Fred Dizon preaching – Pentecost Sunday
June 6 – 
Board meeting at 1:00 p.m.
June 7 – 
Rev. Warren McDougall preaching
June 13 – 
Capital Campaign meeting at 10:30 a.m.
June 14 –
 Rev. Fred Dizon preaching
June 19 –
 Bible Study at 7:30 p.m.
June 21 –
 Rev. Dr. Nancy Hardy
June 27 – 
Board meeting at 1:00 p.m.
June 28 – 
Rev. Fred Dizon preaching


For tip sheets and the latest news on COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization’s website by clicking here. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public