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.
Nov 22, 2020
We welcome Rev Don McLeod to lead us in worship. We turn to 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
Nov 20, 2020
Celebration of Life - Andy Batelaan
Nov 15, 2020
In our final message in the Crazy Love sermon series, we ask the question, “So What?”
We turn to Philippians 2:12-18.
During this service we will share the sacrament of Holy Communion. You are encouraged to prepare the “bread and cup” and participate with us.
Nov 8, 2020
How do we know whether or not we are using our God-given gifts properly? Take the test! We turn to I Corinthians 12:1-11.
Nov 1, 2020
Following Jesus is an “all or nothing” proposition. That’s what Jesus says in Luke 9:23. Are we all-in?
Oct 25, 2020
“The very fact that a holy, eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful, merciful, fair, and just God loves you and me is nothing short of astonishing,” writes Francis Chan (Crazy Love, p 61). We turn to Matthew 7:7-11 to hear more about this loving God, AND to experience that love.
Oct 18, 2020
This morning we begin a new sermon series called Crazy Love drawing from Francis Chan’s book of the same title. We turn to Psalm 19:1-4 and Isaiah 6:1-7 where we meet an amazing and holy God. Our Call to Worship this morning is a Creation Calls video highlighting the song by Brian Doerksen. Please pause the video and click here to watch the video after Pastor Rita indicates.
We share the communion meal during the service, those worshiping with us on line are
reminded to prepare their own bread and cup for the sacrament.
Oct 11, 2020
This morning we celebrate Thanksgiving Day and turn to one final passage from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians: “give thanks in all circumstances..” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). All circumstances?? Really? Look both ways, backward and forward, and we’ll see that we really can do this.
Oct 4, 2020
Pastor Rita leads us in worship this morning and continues her sermon series. Paul addresses one more issue in his first letter to the Thessalonians. We’ll find out what human sexuality and “s’mores” have in common. I Thessalonians 4:1-12.
Sept 27, 2020
We’ve been reading through a letter- a letter written to us. This morning we pick up the fourth issue that the letter addresses. (If you’ve been counting, you’ll know we missed one issue, which we’ll pick up next Sunday). This week we turn our attention to the end of the world. Does the end of the world as we know it scare you? We turn to I Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11 where we are reminded that the coming day of the Lord will be a “very pleasant” thing.
Sept 20, 2020
Today Pastor Rita will continue her sermon series. The second issue addressed in
Paul’s letter is about suffering. Paul has three things to say on this. We’ll read the
section of the letter that begins at chapter 2, verse 13, and goes into chapter 3, verse
Sept 13, 2020
Today Pastor Rita will continue her sermon series. The first issue we address in this letter is the credibility and integrity of the writer. Is he genuine or is he in it for his own gain? We’ll have a look at the picture he holds up and decide if it looks like him. We’ll be reading from 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-12.
Sept 6, 2020
Today Pastor Rita will continue a sermon series from 1 Thessalonians.
The first paragraphs of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians are like the coming attractions or the trailer of a movie. It’s a teaser of what’s to come. We turn to I Thessalonians 1:1-10 for our preview.
August 30, 2020
Today Pastor Rita will begin a new sermon series from I Thessalonians. “You’ve Got Mail!” We turn to Acts 17 where we first hear about a new church plant in Thessalonica.