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MAY 25, 2014
MORNING WORSHIP – MAY 25, 2014
The service of worship begins with the music of the organ
Preludes Two Old American Songs arr. Aaron Copland
Freedom Trilogy Paul Halley
New York City Children’s Chorus
Mary Wannamaker Huff, conductor; Dr. Andrew E. Henderson, accompanist
Processional Hymn 37 – Ye servants of God (Laudate Dominum)
Call to Worship The Rev. Deborah Ban Introit (congregation seated) – Zion's walls arr. Aaron Copland Come fathers and mothers, Come sisters and brothers, Come join us in singing the praises of Zion.
O fathers, don't you feel determined To meet within the walls of Zion?
We'll shout and go round The walls of Zion.
New York City Children’s Chorus Invocation and The Lord’s Prayer (sung Amen) The Rev. Deborah Ban (Please see inside front cover of the hymn book) Responsive Psalm 66:8-20 The Rev. Sam Lee Leader: Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, People: Who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.
Leader: For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
People: You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs;
Leader: You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.
People: I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will pay you my vows, Leader: Those that my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
People: I will offer to you burnt offerings of fatlings, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; will make an offering of bulls and goats.
Leader: Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.
People: I cried aloud to him, and he was extolled with my tongue.
Leader: If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
People: But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer.
Leader: Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me.
Gloria Patri - Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Hymn *SHB 31 – God sees the little sparrow (Providence) Prayer with the Children The Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes Dedication of Kids Care Mission Project
The Memorial Bells will peal for five minutes following the Postlude.
*SHB – Supplementary Hymn Book ‘Sing to God’s Glory’
SPRING BUSINESS MEETINGNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Spring Business Meeting will be held in the Heritage Room TODAY immediately following the morning worship service. Copies of the minutes of the March 2, 2014 Annual Business Meeting are available in the Narthex and Centre Hall. Please bring a lunch and a beverage.
Take notice that at the Spring Business Meeting a motion will be made to authorize the Trustees to disburse from the Building Contingency Fund an amount not to exceed $180,000 for the repairs, maintenance and improvements set out in the Capital Repairs Budget for 2014 of the Board of Finance and Administration.
David Wilson, Church Clerk
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRYSam – email@example.com/416-922-1519 10:00 am – Bible Study in Youth Zone 11:15am – Doxa in Cameron Hall (The 3rd Sunday of the month is Serve Sunday where youth are encouraged to use their gifts to serve the church. Youth are encouraged to remain and participate in the morning worship service.) College and Career Bible Study on “The Sermon on the Mount” by John Stott, Janet Kim leading; Sunday 12:30pm-2pm for 12 weeks in room 504. Please see Sam to pick up a book - $5.
Prayer Meeting and Life Group Please join our newly formed Prayer Meeting and Life Group for a time to pray for each other, read the Bible and share and support our life's experiences. We meet Fridays after work at 6:30 pm at 736 Bay Street, Unit 310 in downtown Toronto. Light dinner provided. Email Nikhil or Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11 2014 ONTARIO PRAYER BREAKFAST Please join us for the Ontario Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, May 27th from 7:15 - 8:45 am at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Our guest speaker is Lorna Dueck, Executive Producer of “Context with Lorna Dueck”. Our musical guest is Trevor Dick. Tables $500.00/Tickets $50.00. Register for the event via www.ontarioprayerbreakfast.ca. Please contact Alana Walker Carpenter at email@example.com for additional information on the event (if required).
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY- May 28 – The Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes
BOARD OF MISSIONMatthew House Spring Event!
Matthew House Toronto invites members of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church to a screening of the documentary Everybody’s Children. The film documents the story of two refugee teens arriving alone in Canada, including a former resident of Matthew House. The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by CBC radio host Anna Maria Tremonti of The Current. Come learn about refugees and support our vital work.
The date is June 11, at 7pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. It’s a great opportunity to bring your friends or small group. Tickets are $25.35 each. For more information please visit our website www.matthewhouse.ca or call 416-364-8287.
BUS TRIP June 12 – Stratford Bus Trip “Crazy for You” + Lunch at Keystone Alley. Cost: $160.
Still room available. Contact Judy MacDonald at 416-225-8295.
YP BOWLS on June 17 at 7pm A fun evening of lawn bowling and croquet with Peter Holmes, Frank Gardiner and Margaret Barclay at the Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club (adjacent to Alexander Muir Gardens on Yonge south of St. Edmonds). Come for an evening of friendship and fun designed for those who have never played. Cost: $10 per person.
Please call the office to reserve your space.
YP at the Sharon Temple - William Maddox and the choir have been invited to offer the music at the annual Festival of Illumination at the Sharon Temple National Historic Site (on Leslie north of Davis Drive near Newmarket), on the evening of Friday, September 5 at 7pm. Corey Keeble will also be speaking about the Temple. Tickets can be purchased through the Temple website on or after June 1. Cost is $25 per person. (Choir members get in free).
14 PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND May 11 to 23, 2015 - 13 Days This special journey will be led by Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes and Corey Keeble, Curator Emeritus of the Royal Ontario Museum, and will include time in Galilee, Nazareth, Mount Hermon, Golan, Nimrod, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Tiberias, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Masada, and other Biblical sites. We will have an overnight by the sea outside Tel Aviv, four nights in Tiberias, in the heart of the Galilee region and six nights in Jerusalem. Visiting these sites with a pilgrim's heart can bring the Biblical stories to life and transform one's faith. Travel arrangements will be made through Craig Travel of Toronto. Full details will be available in a couple of months. To have your name on the list of those interested in receiving more information, please speak with Mary Stevens.
July 6 – Rev. Dale Rose July 13 – Rev. John Torrance Rev. John Torrance is the former minister of Pastoral Care at YPBC. He has served churches throughout Ontario before joining ministry at YPBC, the position for which he retired. He is the former president of CBOQ, beloved pastor and friend.
July 20 – Rev. Dr. Gary Nelson Rev. Dr. Gary Nelson is the President of Tyndale University College and Seminary. Prior to working at Tyndale, he served as General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries. His most recent book, “Going Global: A Congregation’s Introduction to Mission Beyond Our Borders”, is in the YPBC John Gladstone Library. Nelson has lectured and taught courses at seminaries throughout Canada for more than two decades. He taught Church Ministry at the Edmonton Baptist Seminary, Edmonton and was also on the Doctoral Committee of St. Stephen's College, Edmonton. He oversaw programs at Carey Theological College, Vancouver.
July 27 – Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson Dr. Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, where he has taught for over twenty years. Dr. Wilson is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada, has written several books on preaching, and travels and lectures widely in the United States and Canada.
For a number of years Dr. Wilson assisted his wife, the Rev. Deanna Wilson, in her ministry at St.
Stephen’s on-the-Hill United Church in Mississauga. Dr. Wilson also served as Peter Holmes’ doctoral thesis supervisor. “The New Interpreter’s Handbook”, of which Dr. Wilson served as the general editor, was selected by Preaching Magazine as the 2010 Preaching Book of the Year.
August 3 – The Rev. Canon Dr. George Sumner George Sumner is the Principal of Wycliffe College, Toronto, and Professor of World Missions. He was ordained a priest in Tanzania in 1981 where he served as a missionary teacher at an evangelical Anglican theological college. He has a doctorate in Theology from Yale and is the author of “The First and the Last: the Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious Traditions, Unwearied Praises” (co-author), and “Being Salt: A Theology of an Ordered Church”. He is an enthusiastic fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Dr. Sumner and his wife Stephanie have two children, Marta and Sam.
August 10 & 17 – Rev. Dr. David Bartlett David L. Bartlett is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, USA, author, the J.
Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor Emeritus of Christian Communication at Yale Divinity School, and the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. As an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, USA he has served as the Senior Minister for congregations in Minnesota, Illinois, and California. His passion for the intersection of biblical studies and the life of the Church, specifically the church’s preaching ministry has fuelled his most recent project as co-editor of the preaching commentary series entitled Feasting on the Word. Dr. Bartlett served as our lecturer and preacher at the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship weekend in 2007.
August 24 & September 1 – Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes
WELCOME TO YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCHWhatever your religious background, and however you have come to be with us, we hope that you will feel comforted and fulfilled, and that you will be strengthened to meet the challenges of your daily lives. Please fill out the Welcome card you find in the pew, place the card in the offering plate or hand it to an usher or minister.
Parking is FREE on Sunday mornings until 12:45 pm. at City Parking at Alvin Ave.
(one street east of Yonge & St. Clair).
Don’t forget to have your ticket stamped in the Narthex.
A limited number of large-print Bibles and calendars are available for use in worship on the Narthex information table. If you would like one, please ask an usher.
Hearing assistance available. Please speak with our volunteer at the Narthex Information table.
Nursery is available for newborn to 2 years old from 10:50 am and classes for toddlers to grade 5 after the Children’s Prayer.
Following each morning worship service, we serve coffee and refreshments in the Narthex, reached through the Sanctuary. We invite you to participate with us.
The morning service is webcast live and archived on our website and all morning and evening worship services are recorded on CDs, which may be obtained from the Audio Desk in the Narthex.
Please find our quarterly newsletter on the Centre Hall, Narthex and South tables.
To be included on our mailing list, please fill out the card you will find in the pew and give it to an usher or mail it to us.
If you wish to know more about Yorkminster Park or if you have questions about baptisms, weddings, membership, or any other need we can respond to, please contact the Church Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-922-1167.
Community Information Downstairs in the lower level, there are bulletin boards where we post some church-related and community-related events. Next time you are in the lower level, take a moment to browse all of the events that are happening in our community.