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Weekly Update – November 20, 2019

November 21st, 2019 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekly Update – November 20, 2019)

Hello Church Family,

New City Catechism Question 10 
What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?
Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest from routine employment, serve the Lord and others, and so anticipate the eternal Sabbath.   Fifth, that we love and honor our father and our mother, submitting to their godly discipline and direction.
Should we worship God on a Saturday or a Sunday? Technically speaking, the Jewish Sabbath is observed on Saturdays. Christians began to gather together to worship on Sundays as a response to Jesus’ resurrection on the first day of the week (Luke 24:1). Clearly then, Christians throughout the ages have determined that it is not so much the day of the week that matters, but instead what we do, or do not do, on a day during the week.
Ultimately the Sabbath command is fulfilled in Jesus. The Sabbath was all about rest and worship. Jesus said, “Come unto Me and I will give you rest.” 
When we believe in Jesus we participate in the eternal Sabbath. 
There is great value in observing a day of rest and worship. Just as tithing releases any hold that money might have on us, so to by observing a Sabbath and worship do we release the hold of business on our lives.

Women’s Isaiah Bible Study: Thursday, November 21, 10:00am at the church.

Mini Youth Group: Friday, November 22, 6:00 – 7:30pm at the church

Crafty Saturday: November 23, 10:00 – 4:00pm at the church

Lord’s Table and Potluck Sunday: November 24

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

Benevolent Offering: This Sunday will be the last Sunday whereby offerings designated towards Benevolence will go to help out with the trailer fire in Mirror. 

Please remember to pray for the Haiti Children’s Home this month.

Weekly Update – November 14, 2019

November 14th, 2019 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekly Update – November 14, 2019)

Hello Church Family,

New City Catechism Q#9
What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?
First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works.
“You shall have no other gods before me.” 
I was reminded this week that all the commands in the 10 Commandments are given in the second person singular. You – singular; not you – plural. The 10 Commandments are intensely personal – a foretaste of the New Covenant where the Holy Spirit now indwells the Christian and writes God’s law on our hearts. Also, the preposition “before” in this commandment is a preposition of place, not of position, preference, or time. You shall have no other gods in my (God’s) presence. And since we believe that God is omnipresent, there is no place where He is absent, we are reminded of God’s patience with sinners as He graciously calls them into His presence.

Shoeboxes are due back to the church this Sunday. Thank you for participating in this wonderful ministry.

Mini Youth Group continues this Friday, 6:00 -7:30pm at the church. (Ages 4 – 11)

Our next church Prayer Meeting will be on November 20, from 7:30 – 8:30pm.

Ladies’ Isaiah Bible Study – November 21 at 10:00am at the church.

Crafty Saturday: November 23, 10:00 – 4:00pm at the church.

Our Mission Focus this month is the Haiti Children’s Home.