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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.

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.