WORSHIP ONLINE – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

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

SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 AT 11:00 – 11:45 AM

Dear friends, 

 We invite you to join us Sunday morning for our worship service online. You can join in as early as 10:30am to ensure you are properly logged in and for a time of fellowship, 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

PRAYER REQUESTS
Eterna and Arthur Delos-Reyes; Shelia Diwa (Susan Dizon’s niece); Millie Neish and family Dorothy Van Slyke and David Neish and families, Patty Gail Peaker; Jerry Himaya (Amor Himaya’s brother); Wayne Robinson; Benjamin and Amelia Samonte, parents of Mariebel Santiago; Voltaire Veneracion; Ditty Young; Concordia Santiago & family on the passing of Virgilio.

THOSE IN MOURNING
Norma Morris & her family and Ditty and Joseph Young & family on the passing of Carl Morris.
You are encouraged to prepare a piece of bread and juice and we will partake in Communion together.

17th Sunday after Pentecost A
September 27, 2020
 
Hymn Sing: Shema Dizon
 
Welcome and Announcements:  Naomi Dizon

Gathering Music: Shema Dizon

Call to Worship: Naomi Dizon

Invocation

Scripture Reading: Vivar Puhawan
Exodus 17:1-7; Philippians 2:1-13
Response to the Word
Vivar: The Word of God for the People of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Rev. Fred Dizon
Text: Matthew 21:23-32
Meditation: “When the Old Ways Go Dark, Change Out the Bulb”

Special Music: Shema Dizon

Pastoral Prayer: Rev. Fred Dizon

Lord’s Prayer: (recited)

The Offering: 
Invitation to Stewardship: Naomi Dizon
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.

Online through our page on Canada Helps
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. Fred Dizon

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

Closing Prayer

Dismissal: 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
CONGRATULATION!
Congratulations to Larissa Osias and Scott Moncrief on the birth of their son on Thursday, September 24.
SPECIAL OFFERING
TODAY, we will be receiving a special offering for Reconciliation.
DAILY BREAD
Vivienne Robinson has the Daily Bread booklets and anyone wanting to have a copy should phone her and leave a message. Vivienne will mail a copy to you. Her phone number is: 416-781-6848
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
After the worship service on Sunday, October 11, there will be a congregational meeting to provide you final updates of our historic three (3) year Capital Campaign. And also, discuss the next steps toward the completion of our church renovation project.
2021 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANCELLATION
The General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada voted to cancel the 2021 General Assembly originally scheduled for July 31-Aug. 4, 2021, in Louisville, KY. This was not a decision that was made lightly. After many weeks of prayer, investigation and long discussion, it became obvious to us that we needed to act in the best interests of the Church going forward. The COVID-19 pandemic has made travel and large gatherings ill-advised until the situation becomes more stable.
INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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.
CALL TO ACTION
As a response to the Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada has 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. 
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
Today – Board meeting at 1 p.m. Note the change in time and date.
October 4 – Rev. Dr. Nancy Hardy preaching
October 6 – Capital Campaign meeting at 7:30 p.m.
October 11 – Rev. Fred Dizon preaching – Thanksgiving Sunday
October 11 – Congregational meeting after the worship service
October 18 – Rev. Ben Kidd 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