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?"

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Arie William Mantel

On Sunday, July 2, we celebrated the sacrament of baptism.  Arie William Mantel, baby boy of William and Megan, with lots of grandparents and greats present, was baptized into God's family.  Congratulations and blessings, William and Megan!

Gerry & Shonna's wedding

 Congratulations to Gerry and Shonna Kikkert who were married on Saturday, July 1.  Congrats too, to Owen and Shawn.  May God bless you in amazing ways (knowing He already has!!!)

Friday, 30 June 2017

God remembers

"This is the account of Noah and his family..."  Genesis 6:9 is the next toledoth we look at, the next "this is the account of..."  We know the story of Noah and the flood, we know how it ends.  But Noah was in that story.  It rained for 40 days, and then he waited another 150 for the flood waters to recede.  He may have been about to give up hope.  And then we read this: "But God remembered Noah" (Gen 8:1).  This Sunday we are reminded in the sacrament of baptism that God remembers us.  May that knowledge be a comfort to all those who are dealing with difficult things this week.  Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10 a.m. at Ancaster Christian Reformed Church.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Public profession of faith, and then a baptism

Yesterday Noah deHaan and Gavin Street publicly professed their faith in Jesus and their desire to follow him. In doing this, Noah and Gavin accepted the promised that God had made to them in their baptism.

And then, Gavin and Natasha Street presented their baby, Madelyn Julie Street, for baptism. It's all grace!  It was a wonderful celebration.  Congrats to all of you!