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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.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Emerson Shane Huisman's baptism

Yesterday we celebrated the baptism of Jake and Michelle's baby, Emerson Shane.  What a wonderful worship service! The church was packed, the praise team joyfully led us in worship, and one little guy, watching Emerson being baptized, said out loud, "that was amazing!"  And it was.  It was amazing to see this picture of grace.  God's grace. Congratulations, Michelle & Jake!

Friday, 13 January 2017

XDon'tX Rock the Boat

It's one of those sayings that is NOT in the bible:  "Don't Rock the Boat."  Jesus had a way of rocking the boat everywhere he went. This Sunday we begin a series from Acts 16. We begin with verses 6-10 where we find Paul struggling to figure out what it is that God wants him to do. God has plans for him alright.  No status quo stuff- God expects Paul to rock the boat.  He expects the same of us.  We gather for worship at 8:30 am at WilsonHub and at 10:00 am at the church.  Both services will include the sacrament of holy communion.  Our 10:00 o'clock service will also include the sacrament of baptism:  Emerson Shane Huisman, baby boy of Jake & Michelle, will be baptized.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The year in pictures

To see part of the year end slide show that was featured at our New Year's Eve service, click on this link.

It's not in the Bible!

This Sunday, January 8, Pastor Adam leads worship. The following Sunday we begin a sermon series called, "It's Not in the Bible."  We'll look at some un-truths to which people too often subscribe.  The sermon series will be based on Acts 16.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Actions AND Words

As we begin the new year, it is a good idea to remember who we are, where we stand, and what we believe.  We can do lots of good things - great things, even, but unless we remember that we serve a living God, our actions will be confusing at best, misleading at worst.  I Timothy 3:16 is a statement of what we believe - a creed. We'll profess this creed on January 1, and take it with us into 2017.  Worship with us, New Year's Day at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

The best of times, the worst of times

What was 2016 like for you, was it the best of times or the worst of times?  As we look back on the past year, we also look forward.  Endings and beginnings. At the end of the bible we find an epilogue (Revelation 22: 12-21).  That epilogue shows us what happens in the story after the final chapter of the bible has been written.  Those who have been washed by Jesus "live happily ever after." Come out for our church service at 7pm on Dec 31 as part of your New Year's Eve activities.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Day

On Christmas Day we celebrate the birth of Jesus.  What if Jesus had never been born?  How different would things look?  In the Christmas special, It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey wishes that he had never existed.  Sometimes we need to see the bigger picture to understand that all of us need a Savior.  Jesus is that Savior.  Join us for a beautiful morning, 10 am, Christmas Day.