Lord’s Day 40, October 7, 2018

 

If you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way or doing as you please…then you will find your joy in the LORD. (Isaiah 58:13b-14a) The Lord’s Day is a great gift from the Lord – to be used to His glory and for our renewal. As we set aside His holy day to remember Him, may our rest and strength in the Lord be renewed.

 

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  TPH 46A:1-3,5
*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  TPH 27B:1-4
God’s Law and Promise
Song of Confession  TPH 529/518
Congregational Prayer
Offerings  1)  Church  
                   2)  Word of Life (Rev. Brian Zegers)
*Song of Preparation  TPH 392
What We Believe  Lord’s Day 52, QA 127
Scripture Reading  Ephesians 6:10-20 (p. 1824)
Sermon  Protect Yourselves Through Prayer
                       1. facing a great peril
                       2. seeking a much greater protection
                       3. trusting the greatest promise
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response  TPH 540
*The Benediction
*Doxology  TPH 482

 

Afternoon Service – 3:00 p.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 558)
*Song of Approach  TPH 92A
*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  TPH 417
*Confession of Faith  Apostles’ Creed (TPH, p. 851)
*concluding doxology  TPH 571
Reading through the Psalms  Psalm 119:89-112
Congregational Prayer
Offering  Word of Life (Rev. Brian Zegers)
*Song of Preparation  TPH 72B
Scripture Reading  Psalm 67; Revelation 7:9-12
Sermon  A Heart for the Nations
                  1. desiring
                  2. describing
                  3. expecting
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response  TPH 405
*Benediction 
*Closing Song  TPH 67A

 

This afternoon our worship service will be led by Mr. Adam Harris, licensed exhorter in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is serving Covenant OPC in Komoka as an intern. May the Lord bless Adam’s ministry among us.

 

On Thanksgiving Day and next Sunday, Lord willing, we will gather to meet the Lord in His Word:

Thanksgiving Day: Genesis 1:31  Earth is Good

AM: Revelation 1:1-8  I am the Alpha and the Omega” 

PM: Proverbs 29:25  Freed from the Trap of the Fear of Man



October 7

October 8

Thanksgiving

October 14

GREETERS

a.m.              

 

Fam. E. Poort

 

Fam. H. Pastoor

 

Fam. C. Paas

p.m.

Fam. S. Pastoor

 

Fam. E. Posthumus

USHERS

Chris Prange

Steve Anjema

Mike Rooth

Phil Dekker

Josh Baker

Nathan Talsma

COFFEE HOSTS

Josh & Anne Marie Baker

Louis & Carolyn Haan

 

Louis & Carolyn Haan

Chris & Liz Timmermans

HOST

FAMILY

D & B VanderDeen

M & R VanderDeen

J & J Feddema

SECOND

OFFERING

-       Word of Life

-       Mission of Tears

-       (Karen Bultje)

-       Mission: Wycliffe

-       (Nancy Geertsma)

NURSERY

Infants

 

Crawlers

 

Toddlers

 

 

Frieda VanderWerf

Carrie Vogel

 

Evelyn Leistra

Jennifer Nyman

 

Evelyn Koistra

Trisha Bouma

Denise Clarke

Jessica Brunsveld

Arleen Veenendaal

Abby Dekker

Pam VanderMeyden

Kayla Dekker

Ashley Salomons

Nicole Prange

Hedda Hoogendoorn

Janine Bouma

Karen Poort

Anneliese Nyman

Floater

Lyn Zekveld

Ariya Vellinga

Johanna Westerhof

P.M.  

Infants

 

Crawlers/

Toddlers

Pat Bork

Alice (C) Salomons

 

Barb VanderDeen

Jo Anjema

Jennifer Pranger

Adria Baker

 

Christy VanderDeen

Avelina Pranger

Mother of the Month

Pamela VanderMeyden

 

 

      Dear Visitors, We invite you to stay with us over lunch. If you would like to do so,
our host family will look for you in the foyer.

 

 

This Sunday’s Second Offering is for Word of Life Ministry in the Ajax area with Rev. Brian Zegers.
Word of Life Ministry offers evening discussions and forums for Christians and Muslims to share the true,
life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ as found in the Word of God - Holy Bible. For more information visit: http://www.wordoflifeministry.ca/

 

           

Congregational Bible Study: On October 11 at 8:00 pm we will continue our study of I Kings, under the theme:
“Who will take the throne?” Solomon is dead and Christ’s kingdom is torn into two.
We will continue at the reigns of Rehoboam and Jeroboam at I Kings 13-14. Everyone (from all ages) is invited to attend.

 

Operation Christmas Child - Shoeboxes will be handed out after the services today.
A table will be setup in the front foyer and a deacon will be present to answer any question you may have. 

 

Seniors’ Bible Study: Seniors are invited to attend a Bible study this Tuesday morning at 10:00 in the Maple Room at Trillium Village.
We will continue our verse-by-verse study of I Peter, and ask that you bring your own Bible. Please join us the second Tuesday morning of every month.

 

Friday Night Fellowship Group: We hope to begin a new season of fellowship meetings on 
October 19 hosted by Adrian and Margaret VanRooyen. Our usual format is a 'pot-luck' supper beginning at 6:30 followed by a time of reflection and discussion.
For our first meeting, we hope to view the highly acclaimed video "Calvinist" (90 minutes).
If
you are interested in joining the group--new members are heartily welcome--please speak with the VanRooyen's or the Vellengas.

 

Evangelism Committee: On October 18, Rev. H. Bartsch, of the Trinity ARP, will be speaking on the topic of ‘Tools and Methods of Personal Evangelism’.
The evening will begin at 7:30 pm, at Providence URC, followed by refreshments and dessert. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.   

 

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

LCH: Join us for Grandparents & Seniors’ Appreciation Day at London Christian High. 
All seniors (friends, supporters, and grandparents) are invited to visit us from 9:30am – 1pm on Wednesday, October 10 so that we can celebrate you,
show you around and treat you to lunch. Registration begins at 9:30 am. For more information, please call the school office at 519-455-4360

 

PRC: Grandparents/Grandfriends Day: All Grandparents and Grandfriends are invited to join us on
Wednesday, October 17th at the school (93 Queen Street, Komoka). Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 am with the program beginning at 10:00 am. 
You will also have an opportunity to visit classrooms and spend time with students. A special luncheon will be provided. 
Please RSVP on our website 
www.providencerc.com under Events, or by contacting the school office: at office@providencerc.com or (519) 471-0661.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A little reminder (if you have already not done so) to sign the Pro-Life petition on the foyer table.
We must not tire to press home the claims of life. All those 14 and older are urged to sign. Thank-you from Strathroy and District Right to Life.

 

Aylmer URC Young Peoples are hosting a conference this coming Friday and Saturday, October 12-13. Pastor Richard Bout will be speaking on
"Youth in Missions - Your Place in Kingdom Work". If there are any questions concerning time, place, and things you need please contact Lyn Zekveld at 519-281-5148
or 
lynzekveld@gmail.com

 

The Salem URC Youth invite you all once again to our Conference on October 26-27, 200 King Ave E, Newcastle, ON. 
This year we are excited to welcome Rev. Greg Bylsma as our speaker. For our two seminars the focus will be on 1 Corinthians 13, the title being
"Learning to Live in Christian Love". Make sure to schedule this event into your calendars because this is one you do not want to miss!!! 
Look us up on facebook and let us know if you can attend. 

 

The London – Middlesex Area ARPA committee is looking for 2 representatives from each Reformed church in the
London - Middlesex area. We help communities to speak up against abortion, euthanasia, gender identity, etc. 
We plan events and seminars about the latest issues that need to be addressed as Christians. Get involved, make a difference!
Please contact
arpa.londonarea@gmail.com if you are interested or go to our Facebook page.

Adoration Christian Centre, Haiti - Work Team Opportunity
The Adoration Christian School, a Word & Deed project, celebrating its 10th year anniversary, continues to grow and therefore is in need of repairs,
upgrades and renovations.  We are looking for an enthusiastic team of up to eight people with construction skills including welding,
electrical, masonry and general construction.   The date of the trip is planned for January 3 – 12, 2019 DV.   If you are over 18 years old
and are interested in participating in this exciting project please contact Jim Kamstra at 
jjkamstra13@gmail.com.  Applications for the work team can be found at adoration.net/get-involved/short-term-missions and need to be submitted October 15th, 2018.

 

Reformation Rally 2018: Please keep Friday October 26 open for an edifying family evening to be hosted at Redeemer University College. 
Join us as Dr. Jason Van Vliet, Principal and Professor at CRTS, engages young and old alike
: “Loved by the Church, Hated by Satan: Celebrating 400 Years with Dort’s Doctrines of Grace”.

 

Christian-Muslim Forum: How Do You Know If God Approves of You?
When: Saturday, October 13 from 4:30 PM to approx. 8:00 PM
Where: Bridletowne Park Church, Scarborough
Main Speakers: Rev. Mitchell Persaud and Imam Dr. Abdul Hai Patel
Dinner: 6:30 PM (buffet with Pakistani food)
More Info: WordOfLifeMinistry.ca or info@WordOfLifeMinistry.ca or find us on Facebook

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

 Pro-China Rebels Target Christians

 

The Chinese-backed "United Wa State Army" (UWSA) rebels have been destroying churches and detaining pastors for interrogation in the
Wa area of Burma's Shan State in response to new directives. The ethnic rebel group has declared autonomy for the region of Wa, which borders
China where the Wa people originated before migrating into Burma.

 

In early September, the UWSA issued a Chinese-language statement instructing all members of the rebel army to "find out what the missionaries
are doing and what are their intentions." The statement also bans any construction of new churches and orders the destruction of any facility built after
1989 without explicit government permission. It further forbids any foreign church workers and prohibits any religious teaching in schools.

 

The order included the Chinese term jidujiao, which is usually used in reference to Protestant and evangelical Christians; not tianzhujiao,
which is used to denote Roman Catholics. The use of such terminology suggests that the order may intend to target specific Christian groups.
Following up on the decree, several church buildings have been destroyed; most of them Baptist churches. It is estimated that 30 percent of the Wa people are Christians.

 

Hardly coincidental, this announcement follows increased international pressure to release Chinese American pastor John Cao,
who has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in China for crossing the Burma/China border in his efforts to help the impoverished Wa people.

 

Pressure from China is also a factor in the neighbouring state of Kachin, where rebels also fighting for independence are blocking aid support
to the predominantly Christian area.

 

Remember the persecuted Christians of the Shan and Kachin states in your prayers. Pray for their protection, strength and encouragement in the face
of fierce opposition.

 

Our Church Family

-Next Sunday, the sacrament of baptism will be administered to Marieke Hermena Westerhof, infant daughter of Jon & Jocelyn. May the Spirit use the sacrament to direct us to Christ, the only Source of our salvation.

 

-Please pray that God will bless our Thanksgiving dinner with the migrant workers on Monday evening. As we share together in singing, meditating on God’s Word, and in a meal, may the Lord use our time together to advance the Gospel of the kingdom.

 

Pray for our Missionaries and Mission workers:  

 

 

United in Prayer:  Up-to-date Requests from our Missionaries.

Rev. Taylor Kern is planting a church among the Hispanic population in Ontario, CA.

1)       Give thanks for new families visiting on Sundays and those who have recently become members.

2)       Give thanks for new office bearers and their dedication to serve in the church.

Pray for the discipleship of two new men – that they would grow in knowledge and their love for Christ.

 

For Your Meditation

We are weak but He is strong. The Christian who does not know his weakness can neither pray this prayer nor experience God’s strength. The Christian who knows his weakness, and is a praying Christian, will be garrisoned by the Lord’s strength. “When I am weak, then I am strong.” (II Cor. 12:10) – Sinclair Ferguson

 

Calendar for Oct. 7-14, D.V.

 

Sunday, October 7

-Sunday School classes meet after the morning service

 

Monday, October 8

-Thanksgiving Day Service at 9:30 am

-Life Renewal at 7:30 pm

 

Tuesday, October 9

-Seniors’ Bible study at Trillium, 10 am

-Catechism Classes meet:

    -Grade 7-10 meet at 7:00

    -Grades 11-12 meet at 8:00

-Young Men’s Bible Study at 8:00 pm

 

Wednesday, October 10

-Teen Club 7:00 -9:00pm, Bethany to bring snack and game

-Consistory meeting at 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, October 11

-Ladies “Steadfast in the Faith” Bible study 9:30am, Lesson 2

-Congregational Bible Study at 8 pm

 

Saturday, October 13

-Saturday Kids’ Club at 10 am

 

Sunday, October 14

-Sunday School classes after am service

 

Song of the Month: TPH 392  Holy Ghost, Dispel our Sadness

 

Memory Verse:The fear of man brings a snare, but those who trust in the LORD will be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)

 

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

Council chairman: Henk Pastoor 519-882-4940     hspastoor@gmail.com

Clerk: George Wiegerspurc.council@gmail.com

Deacon chairman: Clarence Vander Deen  vanderdeenc@gmail.com

Pastor: Harry Zekveld – 226-238-9303, hzekveld@gmail.com

Bulletin Secretary: Anne Marie Baker 519-205-0264, bulletinpurc@gmail.com, Thursdays 5:00 pm.

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

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