Lord’s Day 43, October 22, 2017


You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (I Peter 2:5) Let us bring our worship to God through Jesus Christ. Only Jesus makes our worship acceptable to God, through His blood which covers all our sins and imperfections. In Christ alone we worship God on this Lord’s Day.


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 323

*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 180

God’s Law and Promise

Song of Salvation  PH 152

Congregational Prayer

Offerings  1)  Church

                   2)  Hope Centre

*Song of Preparation  PH 235:1,5,6

Scripture Reading  Hebrews 10:1-19  (p. 1872)

Text  I Timothy 2:5-6 (p.

Sermon  Solus Christus: In Christ Alone

                 1. One Mediator for sinners

                 2. One Sacrifice for sin

                 3. One Way to God

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response  HP 93

*The Benediction

* Doxology  PH 384


Afternoon Service – 3:00 p.m.


Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 489)

*Song of Approach  PH 427

*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 44

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

*concluding doxology  PH 457

Reading through the Psalms  Psalm 75

Congregational Prayer

Offering  Hope Centre

*Song of Preparation  PH 455

Scripture Reading  Mark 14:26-31, 53-72

Scripture Text  Mark 14:66-72

Sermon  The Total Collapse of Self-Confidence

                      1. The other Trial

                      2. Peter’s Denial

                      3. Godly Sorrow

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response  PH 70


*Closing Song  PH 85




Next Sunday, Lord willing, we will gather to meet our Triune God in His Word:

AM service:  I Corinthians 1:31  The Reformation Today: (V) Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone)

PM service:  Mark 15:1-15  Suffered Under Pontius Pilate



October 22

October 29

November 5




Fam. G. Bork


Fam. A. Brand


Fam. J. Cowell


Fam. R. Bos

Fam. B. Clarke

Fam. W. DeBoer


Adrian Van Rooyen

Wiebren DeBoer

Phil Dekker

Owen Veenendaal

Nathan Talsma

Dave Vanoostveen


Hans & Sue VanBerkel

John & Sandra Benjamins

John & Sandra Benjamins

Mike & Rachel VanderDeen

Mike & Rachel VanderDeen

Hank & Marg VanderSleen



Rick & Anje Boer

Walt & Effie Feddema

Steve & Jo Anjema



-       Hope Centre

-       Word & Deed –

-       Hurricane Harvey Relief


NURSERY Rm.1:    



Rm. 2:


Els DeJong

Frieda VanderWerf

Emma Westerhof

Laura Huizinga

Terry Wiegers

Maaike DeJong

Antoinette Prange

Amanda Rooth

Aria Vellenga

Denise Clarke

Emily Mclachlan

Leah Pennings

Sarah Mulder

Adrianna Westerhof

Amy Hoogendoorn

Alice (C) Salomons

Deanna Zylstra

Abby Dekker

 P.M.   Rm. 1:


 Rm.  2:     

Barb VanderDeen

MaryBeth Anjema

Kate Pastoor

Kaitlyn Anjema

Evelyn Kooistra

Lianna Leistra

Hermena Brunsveld

Faith Anjema

Bethany VanderDeen

Kayla Dekker

Evelyn Leistra

Bethany Bouma

Mother of the Month


               Anne Marie Baker


Cheri Kooistra


            Our offering today is for Hope Centre Toronto. 

This is a Mission church in Toronto reaching out to     

the diverse culture, but mainly for those of South Asian descent. 

They are now a congregation        called Hope congregation who come together on Sundays for teaching and fellowship. 

This is led  by Rev Tony Zekveld and Peter Nathaniel, under the Supervision of Wyoming URC.


All Seniors are invited to our general meeting where we will review our activities over the spring and summer season and make plans for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.   

We also have a presentation by Mr. Bill Bruinink about some of the aspects of the Native history of Southwest Ontario.  The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at Trillium Village, in the auditorium.    Hope to see you there. 


Young People are invited for pumpkin pie on porcelain at the Poorts on October 22 as they are pretty polite and peachy. Please have Chapter 6 read and be prepared to politely discuss it.


Ladies, please save the date! 

On Nov. 10 & 11, 2017, Providence URC will be hosting its

annual Ladies’ Conference. 

The guest speaker is Pastor Robert VanManen from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Coopersville, Michigan.  The theme of this year’s conference is taken from Psalm 119:133a “Direct my footsteps according to Your Word.” 

Registration begins Friday at 6:45 and the program begins at 7:15. 

Saturday breakfast at 8 and the conference is from 9 – noon. 

For early registration, please call 519-289-0835
or email
hemar@xplornet.com. or use the sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer.

We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to bring a friend


Teen Club is planning on walking in front of Victoria Hospital for the “40 Days for Life”, on Thursday, Oct. 26.  We will begin walking at 6:00 p.m.  We will go to Pizza Hut afterwards, so bring money.


Men's Bible Study plans to meet again on Saturday October 28 at 7 AM.  John Benjamins hopes to lead our study of Ezekiel 29 to 32, using

study guides 20 + 21  from "Search the Scriptures".


Ladies Bible Study 'Mark' will be meeting Wednesday October 25 at 9:30am (note the day change) because of the upcoming PD days. We will be studying lesson 9. 


Remembering the Reformation: On October 31, 2017, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, beginning a freedom movement called the Reformation.

You are invited to a Reformation Day service on Oct. 31, at 7:30 pm, at Providence URC in Strathroy. Dr. Jeff Temple will present the story of Martin Luther: 

Luther's Journey to Freedom. Please join us for an evening of remembering, singing, and fellowship. 


The Christian Counselling Centre invites you to attend Encouragement Café, an evening of desserts, music and a story of hope and recovery. This event will take place at Crossroads Communication Centre, Burlington, on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 pm. Guest speaker is Judy Tomzcak, who reminds us that alcoholism and drug addictions are a family disease…they affect not only the addict. This is a donation based event. Book your spot or reserve a table for 8 by calling 1-866-833-2741 or emailing ccclambeth@bellnet.ca


Directory Pictures  will be taken this week on Friday and Saturday. 

If you have any questions about your appointment time, please call Anje Boer or Liz Looper.


A Benefit Concert will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 at Bethel CRC, 716 Classic Dr., London, starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring Andre Knevel (organ) and Lisa Rokyta (pan flute).  Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students and $25/family with children up to 17 yrs.


Reservations are open for SCCS 28th Annual Goods & Services Auction and Dinner to be held at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mt. Brydges on Saturday, Nov. 18 to support Christ-centred education. The silent auction will start at 4:00 p.m. followed by the dinner at 5:30 p.m. and live auction. We need your donations - please contact the Auction Committee at auction@sccs.ca. Anything of value can be auctioned - have some fun with it! To print our auction booklet on time, please let us know by Monday, October 23.
Seats for the dinner are only $25 each and must be booked in advance. 

Call Strathroy Community Christian School at 519-245-1934 or emailing office@sccs.ca.


SCCS asks for your prayers as the principal search committee  have reached a critical stage in the search process. The application process ends in two weeks. Would you please pray that God will inspire the person of His choosing to apply for the position? As a committee we know He has this in hand and we are thankful for that and for your prayers on the school's behalf.


Sheffield​ URC's Annual Conference! November 3-4. ​ ​The​ theme for the weekend is​ "Everyday evangelism”. Pastor Richard Bultje will speak on the role of a church member in the spread of the Gospel. Cost is $20 for Friday and Saturday or $15 for just Saturday. ​ Billeting will be provided. ​​The weekend promises to be an amazing time of fun, friendship, and spiritual growth. You won't want to miss out!    


You are invited to a Word & Deed fundraising dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4 D.V. at L'arche London (4448 Colonel Talbot Rd, Lambeth). We are pleased to have Pastor Anup Hiwale of India as our keynote speaker. More details to follow. Please contact the Word & Deed office at 519-633-2333 if you have any questions. Please plan to join us for good food, fellowship, and a presentation highlighting what the Lord is doing in India!


Grade 8 day at London Christian High - Current Grade 8 students are invited to be students at London Christian High for the day on Wednesday, November 1th, 9:30 am – 2 pm.  Parents are also invited for a separate tour and information session.  Lunch is provided.  For more information or to register, email Gabriella at ghoogstra@ldcss.ca. 

For Your Meditation

“Christ is both the centre and the circumference of Scripture.” (Martin Luther)

Our Church Family

-Congratulations to Alex & Samantha Leistra who were united in marriage yesterday! May the Lord go with them and strengthen them for a lifetime of faithfulness to Him and to one another.


-Michael Jaatinen received a call to Mount Zion Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moncton, New Brunswick and has accepted that call to serve this congregation. His ordination examination will be held next April, Lord willing. Until then Michael and Karen will continue living here. May the Lord bless them as they prepare to take up the Lord’s work in Moncton.


-Please remember Henny Winters, Dien Van Kampen, Harry Linker and Shirley Stol who are residing at Strathmere Lodge, and Fred Wielinga at Sprucedale. May the Lord remember these saints in their needs and draw near to them continually.


Birthday Greetings go out to Steve Beintema (Oct.28)

Pray for our Missionaries: Rev. Paul Ipema is a professor for Divine Hope Seminary.  Please pray that:

1. the Lord would use Divine Hope Seminary to instill greater faith, unfailing hope, and sacrificial love in the hearts of prisoners who receive our gospel instruction.

2. the Lord would provide the necessary funds to continue our prison ministry as Divine Hope Seminary faces a significant financial shortfall.

3. our students would be equipped to present a compassionate, bold, winsome and thoroughly Christ-glorifying witness to others within the prison community.

Calendar for Oct. 22 - 29, D.V.


Sunday, October 22

-Sunday School for Grades JK-6, 10:50 am

-Choir Practice at 11:00 am

-Young People’s Bible Study at 5 pm



Tuesday, October 24

-Grade 7 Catechism at 7 pm

-Grade 8 Catechism at 7 pm

-Grades 9/10 Catechism at 7 pm. QA 85

-Grade 11-12 Catechism at 8 pm

 Doctrines of Grace, ch. 5; Ephesians 2:1-3


Wednesday, October 25

-Ladies Bible Study “Mark , 9:30 a.m.

-Council meeting at 7:30 pm


Thursday, October 26

-Teen Club “walk”, 6:00 pm.

-Congregational Bible Study at 8 pm. We will study I Kings 2.

Friday, October 27

-Directory pictures taken


Saturday, October 28

-Men’s Bible Study at 7 am

-Directory pictures taken


Sunday, October 29

-Sunday School for Grades JK-6, 10:50 am



Memory Verse:  But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved. (Eph. 2:4-5)

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.

Church Rental: Janice Kleefman, 519-245-3034, wjkleefman@hotmail.com