Thursday, 13 December 2018

Act 3

In Act 3 of THE Christmas Pageant, we meet a young girl named Mary. She finds herself to be pregnant.  If teen pregnancy has a stigma today, it was much worse in first century Israel.  Jesus' birth was shrouded in shame.  Jesus came to earth to take away our shame.  He brings salvation:  healing and new life.  Join us this Sunday, Dec 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Final lap

Yesterday Maurice and Maisey Muller reaffirmed their faith and became member of Ancaster Christian Reformed Church.  They call this step their "final lap" in a faith journey where God has led them to churches around the world, and now in Ancaster.  It was a beautiful testimony.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Profession of Faith and a Baptism

 It was a Sunday of celebrations! We heard the public profession of faith of Emma Kerssies and Jacinda Dam, and then we witnessed the sacrament of baptism - Zander Flynn Kerssies.  God is good!

Friday, 30 November 2018

THE Christmas Pageant

This Sunday, Dec 2, is the first Sunday of Advent. Over the next few weeks, we will be witnessing THE Christmas Pageant.  Each Sunday, the message will turn the spotlight onto the various characters who have a role to play in celebrating the birth of Jesus.  We begin with an elderly couple, praying, hoping, for a baby.  Elizabeth and Zechariah discover that God truly does "remember." During the service, we will celebrate the sacrament of baptism - Zander Flynn Kerssies; and we'll hear the public profession of faith of two young women - Jacinda Dam and Emma Kerssies. 10 a.m. 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Stars on the Red Carpet

When we start to look more like Jesus, we will "shine... like stars..."  (Philippians 2: 15).  Paul will boast about his friends, when that happens, as though he's having them wall the red carpet.  God too, is pleased, when we "work out our salvation" according to his good purposes.  We share the communion meal during this service; November 18, 2018, 10:00  a.m.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Running on empty?

Do you sometimes feel like you are running on empty?  Paul must have felt that way.  In his letters from prison we catch glimpses of his discouragement.  But then he looks to Jesus, the one who emptied himself completely, for us, and who is now exalted to the highest place.  In this part of his letter to the Philippians (and to us!) Paul speaks of Harmony and Humility, and finishes with a Hymn. At the conclusion of the message we will rise for 2 minutes of silence as we remember those who served in war to ensure our freedom.  Join us-- Sunday, November 11, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Teen Challenge - here - Nov 4

This Sunday, we welcome Teen Challenge to share with us their stories of addiction and victories over addiction.  Join us for what will be an amazing demonstration of how God never leaves us.  10 a.m.