Generation to Generation Series
Rev Dr Richard Chung
June 27th, 2021
Families and Forgiveness
Based on Genesis 37:1-11, 45:1-15 – The Story of Joseph
Joseph was favoured by his parents but hated by his brothers. They sold him to travelling merchants and he eventually ended up in a foreign country as a slave. But the resentment and the hardship did not change his character and faith in God. Joseph forgave his brothers when they met years later. All families have the good, the bad, and the ugly stories. Families need to offer forgiveness and practice reconciliation continuously.
Order of Worship Service | June 27, 2021
Prelude: “Steal Away to Jesus”, Simon Clark
Call to Worship (Psalm 33:1-5, 22 NRSV)
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright.
Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to God with the harp of ten strings.
Sing to God a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
For the word of the Lord is upright, and all God’s work is done in faithfulness.
God loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
Come, let us worship God!
Hymn: VU 265 “Creating God, Your Fingers Trace”
Time for All Ages
Scripture Reading: Genesis 37:1-11, 45:1-15, The Story of Joseph
Reflective Music: “Poco Allegretto”, Cesar Franck
Sermon: Families and Forgiveness
Solo: “If I Have Been the Source of Pain” Words: Sara M. de Hall; Music: Pablo Sosa
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: MV 89 “Love Is the Touch” (Tune: OLDHAM)
Blessing Song: “Be” Psalm 46: 10a; Townend; Oberholtzer
Postlude: “Festival Finale”, Malcolm Archer
Click –>Zoom Fellowship to join each other for virtual coffee at 11:30 am
Worship with us
Next Sunday at 10:30 am when we start 10 Sundays of shared services with eight Vancouver United Churches for Summer Spirit 2021.
We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.
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