Friday, 27 June 2014

Happy Canada Day!

We're away for the Canada Day long weekend.  Pastor John Veenstra will be preaching in Ancaster Christian Reformed Church this Sunday, June 29.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Lost and found

If you find yourself feeling lost, if you are questioning your sense of worth, if you wonder if God may have forgotten you, then you need to hear the message that Jesus has for the church in Philadelphia.  The Christians there had been driven out of the synagogue by their own people - the city of brotherly love wasn't so loving after all.  Jesus assures them that HE is the one who holds the key that keeps people in or out of his kingdom. And then he reminds them that he has written his name on them.  If Jesus has written his name on us, we will never be lost. He loves us, and the whole world is going to know that. June 22, 10 a.m.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Froggy Soup

The boiling frog experiment is about complacency, about being so comfortable that we fail to see the dangers in which we find ourselves.  That's the complaint Jesus has against the church in Sardis - it's a warning every church, every Christian, must heed (Rev 3:1-6).  If you would like to see the entire frog experiment go to
Warning:  not for the faint of heart!  But then, neither is Christ's warning.
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

We also gather Sunday evening, at 6 p.m., to discover what we are saying when we profess that we believe in "God, the Father almighty" -- a fitting topic for Father's Day!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

June 8 message - Thyatira, Revelation 2:18-29

Since his ascension, God has entrusted his ministry to us - average, normal people.  You can hear last Sunday's message by following this link:

Friday, 6 June 2014

Who, me?

This Sunday we listen to the message Jesus sent to the church in Thyatira.  Thyatira is a blue-collar town. They have a great work ethic, and Jesus commends them for it. But somehow, they start thinking that they have to bend the rules in order to survive.  Jesus reminds them, and us, that we are to live by a higher standard.  With the power of the Holy Spirit, you - yes you! can expect to do great things in the name of Jesus. This is a great message for our new office bearers who will be installed during the service.  June 8, 10 a.m.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Last week's grade 7 & 8 retreat

Last weekend 16 students gathered at Crieff Hills for our "Thinking About your Faith" retreat.  We had some great discussions, excellent meals, amazing weather... and very little sleep!  These students are at the point in their lives when they will decide if the faith of their parents and teachers and leaders and pastor is their faith. May God bless them on this journey as they open themselves to hearing and seeing God at work in their lives.  For more pics of the weekend, see the slide show to the right.