WORSHIP ONLINE – SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020

TIME: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
VIA VIDEO OR PHONE CONFERENCE


SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: JUNE 21, 2020 AT 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Dear friends, 

As a response to the Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada shared the Call to Action to “reaffirm the Disciples’ commitment to be an Anti-Racist, Pro-Reconciling Church.” Click here to read the full letter. As a community of faith, let us continue to take action to be the church we say we are, in faith, love and peace. 
 
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 11:00am. 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.

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.

Father’s Day
Canada National Indigenous Month
Third Sunday after Pentecost A

June 21, 2020


Welcome and Announcements: Naomi Dizon

Canada National Indigenous History Month
We acknowledge the land we are standing on today is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

Gathering Music: Shema Dizon

Call to Worship

Invocation
 
Scripture Reading: Marilyn Ramkissoon
Matthew 10: 24-32; Psalm 86
Response to the Word
Marilyn: The Word of God for the People of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Rev. Dr. Nancy Hardy
Text: Genesis 21: 8-21 
Meditation: “Stories We’d Rather Not Tell”

Special Music: Erika Steffer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer (recited)

The Offering: Naomi Dizon

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

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper: Rev. Dr. Nancy Hardy

Invitation to the Table
Consecration and Participation
Prayer for the Bread: Carolyn Carruthers
Prayer for the Cup: Rev. Ann Stainton

Closing Prayer  

Dismissal: Erika Steffer                                   

“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

PRAYER REQUESTS

Michelle Alphonso (Hubert Reece’s niece); Victoria Cortez (Nita Delos-Reyes’ mother); Eterna and Arthur Delos-Reyes; Shelia Diwa (Susan Dizon’s niece); Carl Morris; Patty Gail Peaker; Voltaire Veneracion; Ditty Young. Baudon, Veneracion, Resella families on the passing of Carrie Santoyo.
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 27 – Board meeting at 1:00 p.m.
June 28 
Rev. Fred Dizon preaching
July 5 
Rev. Ben Kidd preaching
July 12 
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