Thursday, 30 November 2017

A thrill of hope

Our sermon series this Advent is Songs of the Season. We begin with the beautiful classic, O Holy Night.  Along with our text from Micah 7:1-7, we celebrate the message of hope which comes to weary land.  Join us this Advent season, starting this Sunday, December 3 - 8:30 a.m. at WilsonHub and 10:00 a.m. at the church on Garner Road.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Baptism - in Cambridge

I'm back from vacation, but not back in Ancaster quite yet.  This Sunday I preach in Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Cambridge, AND baptize our newest grandbaby, Jadyn Charlene Klein-Geltink.  Nov 26, 10 a.m.

Friday, 10 November 2017

And yet....

On March 16, 2014, every parent’s nightmare phone call came to our home when a police officer informed us that our 25-year old daughter, Jenica, had been in a horrific car accident and flown to the hospital. She had sustained several life-threatening injuries including severe head trauma.  What followed was a mix of agonizing fear, raw lament, and confounding hope...
That's an excerpt from a publication called Breaking Barriers. Jenica Groot-Nibbelink will be preaching in our church on Sunday, Nov 12, 10:00 a.m.  Her message is from Lamentations 3.  Verse 24 says, "Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.  I will be reading her message at our 8:30 a.m. First Light service at WilsonHub.  Please join us for either service.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Hello Anson Daniel Gerry Visser!

On October 29, 2017 we celebrated the baptism of Anson Visser.  It was a wonderful day in which to thank God for his gift of grace, extended to this baby.  Congrats to Jordan and Jessica and to the grandparents - Gerry & Wilma in this pic!

Friday, 3 November 2017

More water

Our H2O series continues - this time the water is coming into the boat.  What happens when the storms of life threaten to pull you under?  Turn to the Saviour.  Sometimes he will calm the storm; sometimes he will calm his child. Matthew 8:18-27. Join us at 8:30 a.m. at WilsonHub or at 10:00 a.m. at the church on Garner Road. Sunday, Nov 5.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

A taste test

One small taste, and you'll know if the water is fresh or salty.  We can put our lives - actions, words, attitudes -- through the same test.  James says it will be very clear as to whether your spring is producing fresh water or salty water (James 3:12). 

And going with the H2O theme, we are going to celebrate a baptism - Jordan and Jessica Visser present their baby, Anson, to receive the sacrament.  Oct 29 at 10 a.m. and at 8:30 a.m. at WilsonHub.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Yes, Jesus is IT!

We keep looking, keep searching, for the answer to our troubles, the answer to our questions, someone or something to save us.  We are looking for a Saviour.  And Jesus says, "I who speak to you am he."  It doesn't get any clearer than that!  Come to Jesus - he's the one who can quench your thirst.  John 4:1-42. Sunday, Oct 22 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  (Stay for a slice of pie after the 10 a.m. service!)