Friday, 18 August 2017

Deceptively simple

Remember these people?  They looked so perfect on TV, but their real life stories were a mess.  They would rival the family of Isaac and Rebekah-- lies, deceptions.  We go to great lengths to hurry along God's blessings, when all the while he is ready to be our God. It's really very simple - it's all grace.  We continue our series of the Genesis toledoths - this is the account of Isaac's family (Gen 25:19). During the service we will SEE God's grace as we celebrate both sacraments- the Lord's Supper and the baptism of Charlotte Faith Boonstra.  August 20, 10 a.m.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Seeing and hearing

We are doing a sermon series this summer from the first book of the bible, Genesis.  Genesis is structured around 10 "toledoths," 10 "this-is-the-account-of"s.  This Sunday we turn to the 6th toledoth - the stories of Abraham.  We will be reading the story of Hagar. Here, in Genesis 16 and Genesis 21:8-20, we discover a God who hears and sees.  This is such an important concept, for "we all just want to be seen and heard."  Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 10 a.m.

Ezra James Taekema

Congratulations to Jason and Krista with the baptism of their son, Ezra James.  May God bless your son and your whole family!  The baptism took place on July 31 - grandpa Pastor Peter Tuininga did the baptism and lots of family was present to witness the sacrament.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Baptism Sunday

This Sunday, July 30, we celebrate the baptism of Ezra Taekema. His grandpa, Rev Peter Tuininga, will do the baptism and preach the message.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The least of these

Jesus said, "whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" (Matthew 25:40).  He was serious about this; mistreat one of the least of these and Jesus won't want anything to do with you.  This Sunday's message will deal with depression and our responsibility for those who are hurting. We share the communion meal during this service. July 23, 10 a.m.

Friday, 14 July 2017

VBS Wrap up

This Sunday we will hear one of the Bible stories from last week's vacation bible school.  I Samuel 25 tells the story of Abigail.  God had a purpose for her - that she would do something that would save lives.  God had a purpose in sending Jesus to this earth - he saved many lives.  And now God has a purpose for each one of us.  Hope you can join us, this Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

This Sunday we worship at MEADOWLANDS Community Church

This Sunday, July 9, at 10 a.m. we worship together with the Meadowlands Community Church, at their church building, 211 Stonehenge Dr, Ancaster.  This is a combined service of our two churches where we will give special attention to the commissioning of about 60 young people from Canada and the US who will be working in our community during this coming week.  "SERVE," we call it.  I will be bringing the message, from Mark 3:20-35.  Jesus looked around the circle and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers."  "This is my circle."  This Sunday, ask yourself, "Who is in my circle?"