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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.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

I believe...

Last Sunday three people stated that they believe that Jesus is their Lord and their Saviour and that they want to live for him.  Danial Glasbergen made public profession of his faith and Edie Stowe and Cindy Stowe reaffirmed their faith. The Sunday before, Elaine Brentall reaffirmed her faith.  We praise God for working in the lives of each of these, his children.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Less of me

This Sunday, August 21, three people will stand up before the congregation and say that they want to follow Jesus.  Matthew 5:11 says, "Blessed are you when people insult you... because of me." That's what we can look forward to when we follow Jesus! But there's more of course.  Join us as we listen to Jesus' teachings, some of which are rather hard to hear.  10:00 a.m.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

More than memory work

We can memorize Jesus' beatitudes, like I did in elementary school, or we can live them, as Jesus intended. "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy" (Matt 5:7). The test of one's relation with God is one's relation with other people (to quote Bruner). That's a pretty important test; we make the grade only by the grace of God.  Join us, Sunday, Aug 14, at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, 5 August 2016

A face in the crowd

Where's Waldo?  I was never very good at these things, and no, I haven't found him in this pic. Many of us aren't very good at seeing the faces in the crowd. Jesus saw the crowds, and when he saw them, he sat down to teach his disciples. That's what we read at the beginning of the sermon on the mount. Jesus saw the crowds, and he saw the people in the crowd.
This Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m., we begin a series from Matthew where we meet the Teaching Jesus.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Summer conferences

I'm not preaching this Sunday-- Pastor Adam is. I attending a conference this week and could take it in without having to think about preparing for Sunday.  What a gift!  The conference was a thoughtful and pastoral study of our times. The heaviness of recent events weighs on us and is felt even more deeply by our brothers and sisters in the US.  May God give wisdom, peace, discernment, healing--- may he teach us how to love our neighbour today.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Breakfast on the Beach

This Sunday, July 17, our worship service celebrates last week's Vacation Bible School. The message, Breakfast on the Beach, is from John 21 and is the story we heard on the final day of VBS.  Hope you can join us!  10 a.m.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

SERVE & VBS week

This Sunday, July 10, Ancaster CRC and Meadowlands CRC worship together at Meadowlands Church on Stonehenge Drive in Ancaster.  Our churches together sponsor a SERVE team that will be working in downtown Hamilton.  This service commissions them.  It will be a great week coming up - both SERVE and Vacation Bible School are happening.