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Weekly Update – December 4, 2019

December 4th, 2019 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekly Update – December 4, 2019)

Hello Church Family,

   What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?
   Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.
The summary of the Law is to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself.Take a few moments to ponder how the prohibition to lie is loving towards your neighbour. What sorts of interactions really bring this truth out?

Women’s Isaiah Bible Study is tomorrow, 10:00am at the church.

Mini Youth Group: Friday, 6:00 – 7:30pm at the church.

General Church Meeting: Wednesday, December 11, 7:30pm. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to come.

Ladies’ Christmas Tea: Sunday, December 15, 3:00-4:30pm at the church.

Please let me know if you would to do some carolling on Saturday, December 14. Last year we went to the Community Hall and sang for the people there. Then we went to a couple other spots around town. I’m trying to gauge interest, and the date is approaching soon, so please let me know.

Also, mark your calendar for our December 24 Christmas Eve Service. 7:00pm.

Weekly Update – November 29, 2019

November 29th, 2019 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekly Update – November 29, 2019)

Hello Church Family,

New City Catechism Question 11
   What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?
   Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even our enemies with love. 
   Seventh, that we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and whatever might lead to them. 
   Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor withhold any good from someone we might benefit.
Love your neighbour as yourself. This sure sounds easy. Love, I can love my neighbour, right? But loving someone as I love myself?
This is where it gets hard.
The above statements are in harmony with Jesus’ explanation of the Law in the Sermon on the Mount. They remind us of what we should strive towards, and they show us just how desperately we need a Saviour!
Fleshing out the 10 Commandments, and their implications, reminds us to praise God that the Word became flesh and lived among us.

Welcome to Advent, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Mini Youth Group is tonight from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the church.

Our next Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday, December 4, 7:30pm at the church.

Women’s Isaiah Bible Study is on Thursday, December 5, 10:00am at the church.

General Church Meeting for everyone will be on December 11, 7:30pm at the church.

The Ladies’ Christmas Tea is on Sunday, December 15, 3:00 – 4:30 at the church.

Mission Focus for November: Haiti Children’s Home.