Lord’s Day 51, December 17, 2017

 

Come and worship! Come and worship Christ the newborn King…and risen King…and reigning King! As we enter God’s presence to worship, let us offer our lives in love to His Son, Jesus Christ, the King of kings.

 

A hearty welcome to our visitors today! We pray that God will bless you in our midst as we worship Him together. Please join us after the worship services for refreshments and fellowship.

 

 

Morning Service – 9:30 a.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 292:2)

*Song of Approach  PH 340:1-4

*Call to Worship  

*Confession of Dependence

     M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?

      C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,

           the Maker of heaven and earth.

*God’s Greeting

*Song of Adoration  PH 307

God’s Law and Promise

Song of Salvation  PH 334

Congregational Prayer

Offerings  1)  Church       2)  Reformed International

        Theological education (Seminary in Ukraine)

Baptism of Benjamin and Mitchell

*Song of Thanksgiving  PH 150

Scripture Reading  Luke 1:26-38

Text  Luke 2:6-7

Sermon  King of kings (III): Mary’s Baby

                 1. a miracle birth

                 2. a manger bed

                 3. a marginalized baby

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response  PH 338:1-5

*The Benediction

* Doxology  PH 338:6

Afternoon Service – 3:00 p.m.

 

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 489)

*Song of Approach  PH 37

*Call to Worship

*Confession of Dependence

    M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?

     C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,

          the Maker of heaven and earth.

*God’s Greeting

*Song of Adoration  “Behold Our God”

*Confession of Faith  Apostles’ Creed (p. 3)

*concluding doxology  PH 125:4

Reading through the Psalms  Psalm 82

Congregational Prayer

Offering  Reformed International Theological

                    Education (seminary in Ukraine)

Public Profession of Faith

*Song of Thanksgiving  PH 387

What We Believe  Lord’s Day 32

Scripture Reading  Ephesians 2:1-10  Text: Eph. 2:10

Sermon  We are the Masterpiece of God

                      1.  our salvation is His work

                      2.  our works are His work

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response  PH 462

*Benediction

*Doxology  PH 233:6,8

 

The covenant of grace will be signified and sealed to Benjamin Vanoostveen and Mitchell Veenendaal by baptism this morning. 

 

The promises God made in baptism will be publicly accepted and confessed in the Profession of Faith of

Kaitlyn Anjema, Maaike de Jong, Kezia Haklander, and Josina Pranger in our afternoon service, D.V.

 

Next Sunday, Lord willing, we will meet the Lord in His Word:

  AM Service: Luke 2:8-12  King of kings (III): the Shepherd’s Saviour

  PM Service: Lord’s Day 33  The Heartbeat of Christian Service

 

 

 

 

December 17

December 24

December 25

GREETERS

a.m.              

 

Fam. L. Haan

 

Fam. H. Kleefrman

 

Family H. Zekveld

p.m.

Fam. Jack Huizinga

Fam. Kyle Huizinga

 

USHERS

Dave Vanoostveen

Johnny Feddema

Josh Baker

Mike Rooth

Wiebren DeBoer

Adrian Van Rooyen

COFFEE HOSTS

Kevin & Geraldine Pennings

Clarence & Irene VanderDeen

Clarence & Irene VanderDeen

John & Frieda VanderWerf

 

HOST

FAMILY

Hans & Sue VanBerkel

George & Terry Wiegers

 

SECOND

OFFERING

R.I.T.E

Tuition Assistance

Mission – Spanish Ministries (California)

NURSERY Rm.1:    

 

 

Rm. 2:

 

Els DeJong

Lysa Benjamins

Ariya Vellenga

Hermena Brunsveld

Emily McLaughlin

Lyn Zekveld

Antoinette Prange

Evelyn Kooistra

Kezia Haklander

Bethany Vanderdeen

Denise Clarke

Amy Hoogendoorn

Laura Huizinga

Sarah Mulder

Abby Dekker

Anne Marie Baker

Evelyn Leistra

Keira Baker

 P.M.   Rm. 1:

   

 Rm.  2:     

Suzanna Westerhof

Vera Hoogendoorn

Frieda VanderWerf

Johanna Westerhof

 

Barb VanderDeen

Bethany Bouma

Kate Pastoor

Bethany Zekveld

 

Mother of the Month

                                                   

                                  Berthiene Feddema

       

   This Sunday’s Second Offering is for RITE which supports reformed education in     

Donetsk, Ukraine. Their mission is to educate and equip nationals in the reformed   

theological education.  Some of the students have become pastors or youth     

workers within the local community. Please visit ritecanada.ca for more   information.


From the Mission Committee :

      Word and Deed and the OPC from Houston, Texas has contacted our committee asking for help to rebuild 19 homes that were affected by the recent hurricane.       At the present time 60-65 volunteers from across the US have been working on this project but more teams are needed to complete these homes. 

If we have some volunteers from our church interested in going to help out then we are anticipating on leaving February 5 and returning the

12th .  At this time flights are reasonable from Detroit to Houston but the sooner we know who is interested in going the better as flights tend to change every day.  Team size is flexible. Scott Koopman has mentioned that ladies are also welcome but at this point he does not have a list of tasks that the ladies will be working on there.        

      They are also interested in people who are interested in spending some time assisting in the outreach to affected

neighbourhoods and bringing the Gospel.  This will be done in conjunction with the OPC Pastor/Elders. 

      If you are interested in being a part of this Mission Team in February please contact either

Owen Veendendaal, 519-630-8097 or  Pat Bork or any of our committee members. 

We would like  to get a team organized as soon as possible so that flights and accommodations can be booked.  If you are interested,  

please let us know by December 24, 2017 .

 

  

Young People:

-There is a service at Sprucedale next Sunday on December 17.

-On December 22 the young peoples will be Christmas carolling throughout the Trillium Village hallways. 

Life Renewal Update

Step 4—We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Lamentations 3:40 “Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the Lord.” 

This is the longest and most challenging step of the whole program.  Participants must take an inventory of the way God has blessed them with strengths,  and how they use those to glorify God and to the benefit of others. This is challenging. Many of us have been beaten down by life, by loved ones, or by peers and no longer see the unique gifts God has given each one of us. Anxiety, pressure, insecurity, unworthiness, disobedience, pride, jealousy, abuse, addiction - these all are struggles that are commonly felt by ‘everyday’ Christians that hinder us from growing. 

Please pray for 1. patience as participants are feeling these emotions in their rawest and strongest form, 2.grace to be shown to the participants from God and from those near and dear to them, 3. strength as they walk faithfully with God while hurting at the deepest core of their heart. Hebrews 13:5 NIV “I will never fail you or forsake you.”

 

 

London Christian High invites you to our Celebration of Learning & Christmas concert evening on Tuesday, December 19.   

Our Christmas Concert, Noel: A Christmas Celebration begins at 7pm.

 

Strathroy Community Christian School Christmas Concert Monday, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Dec.  19 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Combined CCS and PRC Christmas Concerts: After poor weather and the cancellation of PRC's concert this past Friday, CCS and PRC have decided to combine their Christmas concerts on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at East CRC in Strathroy.  You are warmly invited to join us for one or both of the concerts.  CCS's concert will start at 7:00, with a brief intermission following, and PRC's concert will start at 8:15.  Soli Deo Gloria! 

 

Pray for the Persecuted Church (from Voice of the Martyrs Website)

Imprisoned Pastor Pens Worship Song (Source(s): Release International (07 December 2017)

      Pastor Andrew Brunson is still behind bars in Turkey -- a year after he was initially arrested -- yet his faith remains strong. The American pastor faces four life sentences, based on allegations that he was involved in a plot to overthrow the Turkish government, even though he strongly denies these charges. 

      Even still, in the midst of intense persecution and pressure, Pastor Andrew has been inspired to write a worship song to our Heavenly Father. The following stanza reflects his unrelenting faith:

"You are worthy, worthy of my all.
This is my declaration in the darkest hour.
Jesus, the Faithful One who loves me, always good and true, You made me Yours, You are worthy of my all.

I want to be found worthy to stand before You on that day,

With no regrets from cowardice, things left undone, To hear you say, 'Well done, My faithful friend, now enter your reward.'
Jesus, my joy, You are the prize I'm running for...."

      As Pastor Andrew continues to serve his sentence within the confinement of a prison cell, we pray that he will keep this song of worship in his heart while awaiting God's divine intervention. In the days ahead, may he and his wife Norine be constantly reminded that they are not forgotten by the Lord, nor by fellow believers who are rallying in prayer for his deliverance from imprisonment.

 

Job Opportunities at Campfire! Bible Camp:

Please see bulletin board for details.

 

Our Church Family

 

-Pray that He will work in Benjamin and Mitchell the miracle of an open heart to receive and embrace the message of Jesus Christ as they grow up.

 

-Pray that Kaitlyn, Maaike, Kezia and Josina will continue to have an open heart to the word of Christ and grow and make progress in their faith and godliness the rest of their lives.

 

Birthday Greetings go out to John VanderTil whose birthday is December 18. 

 

-Pray that those whose hearts are turning away from the promises and commandments of God’s covenant will be brought by God’s power and love to a living, assured faith.

 

Pray for our Missionaries: Rev. Matt Van Dyken is a church-planter in Tepic, Mexico.

1. Give thanks for the Lord's blessing with regard to unity and growth.

2. Please pray for the Zika epidemic in the city and church. 

3. Please pray for the new state government and for stability in the city.

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar for Dec. 17-24, D.V.

 

Sunday, Dec. 17

-Sunday School JK-Grade 6 meets after the morning service.

-service at Sprucedale at 1:30 pm

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19

-Grade 7 Catechism at 7 pm

-Grade 8 Catechism at 7 pm

-Grades 9/10 Catechism at 7 pm. QA 99,101

-Grade 11-12 Catechism at 8 pm

 Doctrines of Grace, ch. 8; Ephesians 2:1-10

 

Thursday, Dec. 21

-Teen Club at 7:00 pm.  Mark Vellenga to bring snack & game.

-Hope Academy Christmas Program at 7 pm

 

Sunday, December 24

-Sunday School classes, JK-Grade 6

 

Song of the Month: Thy Mercy and Thy Truth, O Lord (PH 62)

 

Memory Verse:  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord will give Him the throne of His father, David. (Luke 1:32) 

 

Christian Counselling Center: 1-866-833-2741  info@christiancounsellingcenter.ca

Council chairman: Rik Haklander 519-666-3886  rikhak3886@gmail.com

Clerk: George Wiegers –purc.council@gmail.com

Deacon chairman: Martin Vandermeyden – 519-289-5838, firemanmarty@xplornet.ca

Pastor: Harry Zekveld – 519-246-1261, hzekveld@gmail.com

Bulletin Secretary: Liz Looper – 519-247-3702, lizlooper@hotmail.ca    bulletin deadline: Thursdays, 4:00pm.

 

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