Families and Forgiveness

Generation to Generation Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
June 27th, 2021

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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

Candle Lighting


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

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Land Acknowledgment:

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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