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WELCOME TO MY BLOG. I use my blog mostly, to let you know what's coming up on Sunday at Ancaster CRC. Occasionally I'll talk about other stuff- maybe someday I'll do more of that! You are most welcome to hear me preach at ANCASTER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 70 Garner Road E. Services are held at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Aria Klazina Steenbeek

On Sunday, October 23, 2016, we celebrated the baptism of Aria Klazina Steenbeek, baby daughter of Jenn.  The sacrament reminds us again, that it's all grace!  Congratulations, Jenn!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Is there a difference?

Remember those ABC detergent commercials?  "Is there a difference?  I can't see a difference."  (Ya, I'm dating myself here.) We can ask the same question about us Christians.  Do we look any different from people who do not follow Jesus?  When Jesus forbids oath taking in his sermon on the mount, he is giving us permission to be different.  Matthew 5:33-37, Sunday, October 23.  We gather at 8:30 for our First Light service at Wilson Hub, and then at 10:00 a.m.  During the 10 a.m. service, we will witness that sacrament of baptism.

Friday, 14 October 2016


Adam Veenstra leads worship this Sunday, Oct 16.  His message, "Stay-cation," is from Mark 1:32-45.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Maya Elizabeth Veltkamp

On Sunday, October 9, we celebrated the baptism of Maya Elizabeth Veltkamp, baby daughter of Sara and Brandon.  This little one is part of God's family, not because of anything she has done, but but totally because of what Jesus has done for her, and for us.  Congratulations Sara & Brandon!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Blessed to be a blessing

It's Thanksgiving weekend.  Many of us have so many blessings, we almost feel guilty.  Sometimes we do feel guilty.  But our abundant blessings aren't simply handed out to us for our pleasure and enjoyment.  God blesses us so that....______. You fill in the blank.  That's what we discover in the passage of Scripture that we'll be reading this Monday at our Thanksgiving Day service. "God is able to bless you abundantly, SO THAT (emphasis added!) in all things at all times, ... you will abound in every good work" (II Corinthians 9:8).  So this weekend, add a "so that" to the list of things for which you are giving thanks.  We gather for worship on Monday, at 10 a.m.

This Might Hurt

Jesus tells us that we might have to take drastic measures to save our lives - things like gouging out an eye, or cutting off a hand.  He couldn't have been serious, could he?  Aron Ralson knows what it means to cut off your arm to save our life.  Jesus' commands about adultery and lust and divorce are to be taken seriously.  It might hurt, but it really is for our own good - including our eternal good.  Join us this Sunday, 8:30 am at Wilson Hub, or 10 am at the church on Garner Road.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Baby Leah

Last Sunday, October 2, we celebrated the baptism of Leah Kimberley Zorn, new daughter of Ryan and Lauryn. This little one is part of God's covenant family.  She even looks like her fathers - her earthly father, but also her heavenly Father, being made in his image.  Congratulations Lauryn & Ryan!