Friday, 30 October 2015

Read the letter

In the movie, Remember, Christopher Plummer stars as a man suffering from dementia. He is reminded by his close friend, another resident of the nursing home, that the two of them have devised a plan, a plan which is carefully detailed in a handwritten letter.  As he sets out to accomplish the mission, Zev frequently becomes confused about whom he is and what his purpose is.  He writes three words on his wrist:  Read the letter.  
That same message can apply to us when we forget whom we are and what our purpose is in life:  Read the letter.  Read God's letter to us- the Bible.  In this way we can "remember those earlier days" (Hebrews 10:32) and discover that we can "persevere" and "receive what [God] has promised" (v 36).   

WilsonHub - Coming Soon!

WilsonHub will be the new office and ministry centre of Ancaster Christian Reformed Church.  Located in a storefront space at 33 Willson St W in the heart of Ancaster, WilsonHub will bring our church's presence into our community.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

From Phobias to Faith

Too many of us are fearful people.  We fear the dark, spiders, heights, flying.  We fear loss, failure, pain, death.  Fear can be a strong motivator for action.  But Jesus said, "Do not be afraid; just believe" (Mark 5:36).  Join us to discover a better way of moving forward.  Sunday, Oct 25, 10 a.m.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Love always protects. Always.

Tucked within that wonderful list of words describing "love," as found in I Corinthians 13, is this:  Love always protects. This may be the most important aspect of love in this entire chapter.  When God gave his Son Jesus, to stand in our place of judgement, it was an act of protection.  God protects us from punishment, from harm, from the evil one.  As followers of Jesus, we can demonstrate love in the same way- protecting those whom God has placed in our care.  This Sunday we will be focusing on this aspect of love as we recognize Safe Church Sunday.  Oct 18, 10 a.m.  (ps that's me with my youngest grandson)

Sunday, 11 October 2015

A shout out to Rob & Brad!

Rob and Brad dropped by the church to clean up the tree that was damaged in the recent wind storm.  Thanks, guy!  (Note - don't try this at home...!)

Friday, 9 October 2015

10,000 reasons to give thanks

On Thanksgiving Day we gather for a service of thanks.  An article in Macleans (August 24, 2015) says that "growing research boosts health, school grades, even brain function."  But that's not the reason we praise him.  We "give thanks to the Lord for he is good!" (I Chronicles 16:34)  Join us, Thanksgiving Monday, 10 a.m.

I can do all things...

One bit of advice for new drivers:  keep your eyes on where you want to go.  The same advice applies in lots of other situations, including our walk with God.  The church too, needs to keep in mind her purpose.  When we keep our eyes on where we are going, we will discover that the potential for ministry is great.  And as we read in Philippians 4:13, we have the strength and power to move forward. This Sunday, Oct 11, we will celebrate the opportunities which God is placing before us.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Amazing Grace

Leaving Rome...
worth another listen!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Leaving Rome

After spending a few weeks on this visit (in the first chapter of Romans), we are leaving Rome.  We learned some things about ourselves and we learned some things about people who don't see a need for God in their lives.  What do we do now?  Do we simply forget what we saw and heard, going home to our comfortable routines?  Or do we understand how vitally important the good news about Jesus is, and are we ready to explore ways to share this good news?  Romans 1:28 - 2:11, Sunday, Oct 4, 10 a.m.