Thursday, 28 January 2016

The repentance tree

Zacchaeus climbed a tree.  But it wasn't just any tree. It was a tree of repentance.  When salvation comes to our houses, it calls for a response.  The first response is to come out of our tree and then to acknowledge how much we need Jesus.  In other words, we need to repent.  This is our third message that connects the dots between some of the trees mentioned in the Bible.  Luke 19:1-10, Sunday, January 31, at 8:30 a.m. (First Light Service) and at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, 22 January 2016

On your own front porch

There's something special about sitting on your front porch.  It conjures up images of quiet days, of relaxing in total peace and security with all the troubles of life safely at bay.  It's the image of I King 4:25:  they all "lived in safety, everyone under their own vine and fig tree."  This is our second message in a series on Trees in the Bible.  Sunday, Jan 24 at 8:30 a.m. (First Light service) and 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

"Made" of Honour

Ministerial candidate, Adam Veenstra, leads us in worship tomorrow morning.  John 3:22-30. Sunday, January 17, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. We share the communion meal in both services.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Baptism Sunday

This Sunday, January 10, we celebrate the sacrament of baptism. Pastor Peter Tuininga will be baptizing his grandson and he will lead us in worship at both the 8:30 a.m. service and at 10:00 a.m., when the baptism takes place.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Trees, everywhere!

Trees - there are some 180 references to trees in the Bible.  Trees are an important part of the narrative in Genesis and right through to Revelation.  This Sunday we begin a series about trees in the Bible. We begin by looking at two trees which are given names in the fist chapters of the Genesis:  the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Sunday, Jan 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.