Friday, 25 October 2013

Taking a risk for God

This Sunday, October 27, 10:00 a.m., we welcome to Ancaster Christian Reformed Church Rev. Moses Chung.  Rev Chung is the Director of Christian Reformed Home Missions.  He will be preaching from Matthew 14:22-33 - Jesus walks on water.  After the worship service you will have opportunity to interact with Rev Chung and hear more about CRHM.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Lots of questions

If someone has something you really want, the logical thing to do is to ask them where they got it.  You will want to know what you have to do or know to get the same thing.  That’s the logical next question of the Heidelberg Catechism (Q&A 2). If others see in us a faith and comfort that looks like something they might want, they will ask us how to get it.  Let's be ready to answer those questions.  Sunday, Oct 20, 6pm.

Why are you sleeping?

A lot of things happen while we are sleeping, things we are oblivious to, things over which we have no control.  In Luke 22:39-46, Jesus has another “why” question for his disciples.  He asks them, “Why are you sleeping?”  His disciples slept while Jesus endured unbearable torment.  Jesus acted on their behalf, even as they slept, and he does the same for us.  Sunday, Oct 10, 10 a.m. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Lauren Joy Klein-Geltink

Last Sunday I had the privilege of baptizing our granddaughter.  Sister Katelyn assisted!  Lauren is born into our family, but also into God's covenant family.  Thanks be to God!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Have a seat in the Thanksgiving Chair

Thanksgiving is a "spectator sport."  But those who participate will never be casual observers.  On Monday (Oct 14) we will hear God's word from I Thessalonians 5:18, "Give thanks in all circumstances..." We will watch the little video, The Thanksgiving Chair, and then we will spend some time saying "thank-you." As you prepare for Thanksgiving Day, add two more things to your list:  watch the video now, and read I Thessalonians 5:12-28.
On Sunday we welcome Rev Paul Vanden Brink to our pulpit.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Liam's baptism

Yesterday we celebrated the baptism of Liam Nicholas Boonstra.  He was a good baby!  Better yet, he is good because he is God's child.  Congratulations to Hilary and Josh and to Jocelyn too!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Good people

There are a lot of "good" people out there - people who are nice to one another, who give to charity, who pick up trash.  But even those good people, upon some serious self examination, know they are not good at all.  There is only one who is good - God himself.  A certain ruler called Jesus, "Good teacher."  And Jesus asked him, "Why do you call me good?" If Jesus is good, and only God is good, that must mean that Jesus is God.  Jesus can make the impossible possible. He can make us into good people - in every sense of the word. Luke 18:18-29. Sunday, Oct 6, 10 a.m.