The Following is The Call to Worship I used 26th January 2020. This is the farewell service for Ps Sonny Pillay who retired after 27 years as Pastor at Living Waters Christian Community. You are very welcome to use all or part of this Call to Worship in any way.
We Welcome you here today.
Especially to the many people who have traveled far and wide to be with us here today. Welcome
Today marks the retirement of Pastor Sonny and we say farewell and thank you to Pastor Sonny and Wendy after 27 years of ministry here at Living Waters.
Ps Sonny and Wendy, we pray that this continues to be a special day for you.
This service marks but a closing of one chapter and the starting of another.
And as the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi “we are sure of this – that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus.”
Let us Pray
Father, all Glory belongs to you!
Although we recognise that we cannot boast in ourselves but only in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour, we do thank you for Ps Sonny and Wendy.
We thank you for Ps Sonny’s faithful service to you as a shepherd.
And we thank you also for Wendy’s service to your church.
We thank you that both Ps Sonny and Wendy have been people of the Word! Uncompromising when it comes to the truth of the Gospel.
We pray that as one chapter ends and another begins that you fill Pastor Sonny and Wendy with your love, your joy and your peace which surpasses all understanding.
We pray this in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the precious name of Jesus.
Jude 24-25 (ESV)
24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,
25 to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever.