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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.

Weekly Update – November 1, 2019

November 1st, 2019 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekly Update – November 1, 2019)

Hello Church Family,

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour this weekend.

New City Catechism Question 7
What does the law of God require?
Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

I was reminded this week that the Mosaic Law was given after God had redeemed Israel out of Egypt. So the Law wasn’t a way for Israel to earn their salvation through obedience, it was to show their obedience to their Saviour.
Similarly for us as believers. By obeying God we are showing our love for our Saviour, not earning our salvation. Conversely, what does it say about our hearts if we are not obeying God’s law?
Praise God that He has given believers in the New Covenant a new heart and new desires and the presence of the Holy Spirit to help us to keep God’s law. And praise God that Jesus is still our Saviour, even when we fail to keep this law.

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

Jesus Film is Saturday night at 7:30pm at the church. Invite a friend!

Operation Christmas Child boxes are available at the church. Deadline to bring them back is Sunday, November 17. Please remember a $10 donation to help get your box to its destination.

Prayer Meeting will be Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm at the church.

Women’s Isaiah Bible Study is on Thursday, November 7, 10:00am at the church.

Mission Focus for November is Haiti Children’s Home.