Sheepology Part 1 - June 13, 2021
“The Lord is my Shepherd...” How do we understand Psalm 23 when we know so little about sheep? We begin a new sermon series on this beloved psalm.
The Epilogue - June 6, 2021
This Morning: We will be hearing the epilogue of two stories – that of Paul and also Doug’s story. Doug, whose letters from prison we read during our series on Philippians, will be our guest at this service and he will be sharing his testimony.
Not Your Average Hallmark Card - May 30, 2021
This morning we finish reading Paul’s letter from prison, Philippians 4: 10-23. It’s a thank you note, but it isn’t Hallmark.
Finally! - May 23, 2021
On this Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. We are getting close to the end of Paul’s Letter from Prison. We turn to Philippians 4:1-9 for his “finally…” section. During this service we will be sharing the communion meal; please prepare bread and cup in order to participate from home.
Ascension: The Forgotten Sermon - May 16, 2021
John Molenaar from Port Perry leads us in worship, preaching from Acts 1:1-11 – “Ascension: The Forgotten Sermon.” Pastor Rita is filling a classical appointment in Courtice.
A Letter from Prison – Check your passport - May 9, 2021
In the next section of Paul’s letter from prison (Philippians 3:17-21), he talks about citizenship. It’s a good time to check your passport. We will also be remembering our mothers and celebrating Ascension Day.
A Letter from Prison – Straining Forward - May 2, 2021
Paul tends to repeat himself in his letter writing. But that’s ok, because what he has to say is worth repeating. We’ll read a bit further into his letter from prison: Philippians 3:1-16.
A Letter from Prison - Stars on the Red Carpet - April 25, 2021
Letters from prison are pretty special. We are reading through one of the letters than Paul wrote from prison. In the section we read today, Paul, the prisoner, is celebrating the amazing people in his life; he says they “shine like stars.”
A Letter from Prison - April 18, 2021
We continue our reading of the letter that Paul wrote to the Philippians – God’s letter to us. “Whatever happens…” We’ll read Philippians 1: 27 – 2: 11.
A Letter from Prison - April 11, 2021
We begin a new sermon series: Letters from Prison. This will be a careful reading of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. And it’s a letter to YOU!
Easter Sunday - April 4, 2021
His is Risen! It’s Easter morning!
We will hear the resurrection story in the words of Mary when she found the tomb empty that first Easter morning. We celebrate communion, proclaiming that the risen Lord will come again! If you are worshiping from home, prepare your bread and cup with whatever is at hand.
Good Friday - April 2, 2021
We follw the events on the day Jesus was crucified by visiting the Stations of the Cross.
March 28, 2021
This is our final stop on the journey to Good Friday. Jesus dies on the cross. We turn to Luke 23:44-46.
March 21, 2021
On that One Day, Jesus is nailed to a cross. The Gospel accounts make that statement with very few words: “There they crucified him” (John 19:18.) Nails – they are meant to be permanent.
March 14, 2021
We pause for a fifth time on the One Day, and watch as Jesus is stripped of His garments. He is left vulnerable and exposed, for all the world to see. He approaches His death with nothing standing between Him and the wrath of God. We turn to Luke 23: 32-35.
March 7, 2021
This morning, we visit a forth "Station of the Cross": Jesus meets the Women of Jerusalem. They pity Him -- a "dead man walking" -- but He invites them to see the face of love. We read from Luke 23:26-31.
Feb 28, 2021
We continue our sermon series, “One Day.” This is our third stop as we travel along the Stations of the Cross. At this station, Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross. We turn in Scripture to Matthew 27:27-32.
Feb 21, 2021
This morning: we welcome Pastor Ken DeBoer to bring us the message. On the first Sunday of Lent, we turn to Mark 1: 9-15. The journey begins. After the message we will share the communion meal. Please prepare bread and cup so that you can participate from home.
Feb 14, 2021
This morning: Jesus carried his cross. That happened at about 10 a.m. on that day. We continue our sermons series, “One Day,” visiting the Stations of the Cross. We read from Matthew 16:24-27 and John 19:17. Come to Jesus, all you who are weary and burdened; he will give you rest.
Feb 7, 2021
“One Day.” That’s the title of our next sermon series. We’ll be visiting the Stations of the Cross on our way to Good Friday. We begin with the first scene of the events that all happened on “one day.” Jesus stands trial and is condemned to death (Matthew 27:11-26.)
Jan 31, 2021
This is our final message in the “Love Story” series, where we explore the imagery of Christ as bridegroom. The culmination of the love story will happen in the last days. We’ll look at Revelation 21 for the happy ending – which is really a new beginning – we will live happily ever after!
Jan 24, 2021
What do a wedding celebration and the Last Supper have in common? A lot! When we recognize Jesus as the bridegroom, Holy Communion, which we celebrate on the third Sunday of every month, takes on a richer and deeper meaning. We continue our “Love Story” series.
Jan 17, 2021
With all the hurting and hungry people in the world, why would John record Jesus’ first miracle as being a water-into-wine event? The story of John 2:1-11 is part of God’s “love story.” After the message we will share the communion meal. Please prepare bread and cup using whatever you have handy at home.
Jan 10, 2021
John the Baptist would have been an odd choice for a best man at a wedding. But that’s how he describes himself in John 3:29. And he describes Jesus as a bridegroom. We continue our “Love Story” series.
Jan 3, 2021
We begin a new sermon series, and it’s a love story. We will explore how the biblical imagery of Christ as bridegroom and the church as the bride is foundational to our faith. God establishes his covenant at Sinai, but it’s more than handing down a set of rules!
New Years Eve
Does only good happen to good people and vice versa? Pastor Rita speaks to us from Job 8:1-9. Job was a good person yet bad happened to him.
Dec 27, 2020
We return to on-line only worship this morning. Over and over, in the Bible, God tells us not to be afraid. As we prepare to step into a new year, we do so boldly and confidently, knowing that God goes with us.
Dec 25, 2020
Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Risen Saviour!
At the end of the service we gathered outside to sing Ere Zij God / Glory to God.
Christmas Blessings to all.
Dec 20, 2020
Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds—all were living ordinary lives that were upended when God sent his messengers to them. They saw angels. Each of these people had their fears as they were told that they had been chosen for a greater purpose. Tonight we hear from Zechariah and Mary and Joseph and a shepherd. Each of them received the Angels’ message and then acted upon it. How will you respond when God has a message for you?
Enjoy this evening’s presentation of “Do Not Be Afraid.”
Dec 20, 2020
On this final Sunday of Advent we continue our theme: “They Saw Angels.” This time it’s the shepherds. We turn to Luke 2: 8-20. Shannon McCracken will sing "O Holy Night". During this service we will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
Dec 13, 2020
Week 3 of Advent and the angel Gabriel is back. This time he speaks to Mary. The account is in Luke 1:26-45. Yvonne will sing, “Breath of Heaven.”
Dec 6, 2020
On this second Sunday of Advent we turn to Matthew 1:18-25. Joseph sees an angel. The Heideman family lights the second candle of the advent wreath: the candle of peace. Devin DeJong sings “Joseph’s Song,” after the message.
Dec 3, 2020
Celebration of Life - John Major
Nov 29, 2020
This is the first Sunday of Advent. We begin a sermon series where we spend time with four people who saw angels. We begin with Zechariah, turning to Luke 1. The Kapteyn family lights the first candle of the advent wreath: the candle of hope.