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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.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

How the Grinch tried to steal Christmas

He couldn't do it, of course.  The Grinch could never steal Christmas. That's because nothing and no one could thwart God's plan to save his people.  The Grinch's heart eventually grew 3 sizes.  But it's the heart of God that goes out to us (Luke 7: 11-17), and that changes everything. Sunday, Dec 4, 8:30 a.m. (at WilsonHub) and 10:00 a.m. at the church.

Friday, 4 November 2016


They'll serve anyone, at any time, day or night.  Jesus wants us to be a bit more like Tim Hortons.  His command to us to love our enemies requires total commitment- total commitment to Jesus because there is no way we can pull this one off without God's help. Sunday, Nov 6, 8:30 at WilsonHub, 10 a.m. at the church on Garner Road.

Friday, 28 October 2016


Ashley Wilkes. Prissy. Sue Ellen. Rhett Butler.  Scarlet slaps a lot of people in the movie, Gone with the Wind.  None of them hit her back. To hit back is our most immediate reaction when someone has hurt us.  But Jesus has another strategy in mind.  Join us on Sunday, Oct 30 as we continue our sermon series from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.  8:30 at Wilson Hub, 10:00 at the church.

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!