July 4 Devotional

Welcome this morning as we begin our worship by reading Psalm 91.

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

10,0000 Reasons

Today we’re going to introduce a new scripture memory verse – Ephesians 2:8

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”

We’ll be working on the next few verses in this passage over the next few weeks.

You Are Good

Message July 4

Lord I Need You

Missions – nightlight

  • Continue to pray for the guests of nightlight. Cory (Kingston Director) continues to try and connect and reach out to those who would normally attend nightlight in more informal ways.
  • Pray for guidance as they consider reopening and how that would work.
  • Kingston continues to need a new location. Please pray that the heart of a landlord in the right area would be changed, and they would be willing to rent to nightlight.

Before we close, I just want to share a few announcements:

  1. Summer Service Schedule – a reminder that during the summer, our online service will start at 9:00 am, and our in-person service will begin at 10:30 am.
  2. Prayer Meeting – Tuesday at 7 pm via Zoom. Watch for the link.
  3. Office schedule – The Office is open but we still need to work on an appointment only basis. This is especially important as office hours may be a little different during the summer due to outside commitments and vacations. If you are looking to get in touch with us, email is still the best option. Katie can be reached at production@bayridgealliance.org, and Pastor Greg can be reached at groberts@bayridgealliance.org.Pastor Cam is on vacation this week. As many of you are aware, Pastor Dave is on sabbatical until December 31, 2021.

Offering:

I encourage you to do two things with your giving that may help a little.

  1. Do your giving each week as part of this devotional/worship time. I know it is not exactly the same thing, but it does help us view our giving as worship rather than simply a financial transaction
  2. Take time to pray as you give. Thank God for what he has given to you, acknowledge your trust in him for tomorrow, and tell him why you give to him and the work of his church.

 Offering Options

  • Best – E-Transfer (no fees)
    • finance@bayridgealliance.org is the email address you will need to make an e-transfer
    • Please include your first and last name in the memo box
    • If you know your envelope number please include it in the memo box (*Do not include the # sign as it will not accept that)
  • Still good, but with fees – Canada Helps

Thank you for honouring God by supporting the Church.

Benediction

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’