SERVING AT EBENEZER EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH Sunday July 5 Greeters: Jim & Beth Labrie Nursery: Dana Vandermarel & Frieda Schurer Deacons: Josh Keus & Magda Byker Elders: Jerry Keunen Pianist: Karen Heeringa Audio/Video: Jake Balt Sunday July 12 Greeters: Henry & Marie Heikoop Nursery: Ed Keus & Fran Balt Deacons: Jannie Balt & Chris Piersma Elders: Ed Keus Organist: Ed Zwart Audio/Video: Josh Labrie Sunday July 19 Greeters: Theo & Betty Posthumus Nursery: Willie Kruizinga & Mary Keus Deacons: Josh Keus & Magda Byker Elders: Harry Keus Organist: Jeannette Buursma Audio/Video: Richard Balt Sunday July 26 Greeters: Joe & Chris Rijgersberg Nursery: Beth Labrie & Joanne Huisman Deacons: Jannie Balt & Chris Piersma Elders: Corinne Sprong Organist: Ed Zwart Audio/Video: Hahhah Vandervelde Bulletin announcements are due by Wednesday evening. Call 905-664-6786 or email [email protected] 621 Highway 8 Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5G2 905-643-2041 www.ebenezerreformed.ca Minister: Rev. David Vandervelde [email protected] July 5, 2015 Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to worship with us. Pastor Frank DeVries will us in worship. May God bless him as he seeks to teach us from God’s word. If anyone would like a CD recording of today's service, please contact Gerry Spekkers at 905-662-3045. PRAYER CONCERNS Elderly & Shut ins: Mrs. Balt, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Piersma Mrs. Tuk, Mrs. Woldhuis. Healing: *Henny Amama continues to suffer with her health. *Lynn Korbyn is suffering with health concerns. *Rene Smid is struggling with Parkinson’s. *Henry Steenkist is suffering from painful tendinitis. ORDER OF SERVICE * Please Stand If Able WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD * Opening Prayer & God’s Blessing * Congregational Greeting * Call to Worship * Hymn # 8 - Praise to the Lord, the Almighty * Hymn # 29 – Glorify Thy Name GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon Summer Childcare for children 10 and under (Children leave for Sunday School) Hymn # 383 - Open our eyes, Lord Scripture Habakkuk 3:17-19 (page 1432) 2 Timothy 4:1-8 (page 1813) John 16:29-33 (page 1645) Message IN SPITE OF FAITH Prayer WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD * Hymn # 414 - I heard the voice of Jesus say Congregational Prayer The Lord’s Tithe and Our Offerings * Offertory Prayer * Hymn # 620 We Give Thee But Thine Own WE GO OUT TO LIVE OUR FAITH * The Benediction * Closing Hymn #355 - Simply trusting every day ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join us for coffee and fellowship after this morning’s service. BULLETIN NOTES: Today we welcome Rev. Frank DeVries to our pulpit. Pastor DeVries will also be with us next Sunday. Next week’s deacon collection for The Good Shepherd Pastor David and his family are on vacation for the first three weeks of July. Pastor David will be back to lead the service on July 26th. In case of emergency, contact Jerry Keunen (905-957-7476) or your district elder. THANK YOU – THANK YOU A big thank you to Agnes Hyma in organizing Ebenezer’s part of the strawberry & ice cream social at Fruitland CRC last Sunday. Thank you also the whole Labrie family who volunteered their services. Gerald and Audrey Pieters thank everyone for their best wishes, cards and gifts received on their 50th wedding anniversary. It was very much appreciated. WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT Anne Meinen has offered to organize a dinner on July 26th for a SPECIAL NEEDS SERVE GROUP. This Special Needs Mission project is hosted by Fruitland CRC and Ebenezer consistory has committed to serve the dinner for one (1) evening. We are planning a lasagna dinner and would appreciate some help. Anyone interested in supporting this mission by either donating lasagna or a monetary gift toward this meal please talk to Anne Meinen (905-563-3215). We will also need some help with serving and clean up. Bulletin announcements for July 26 to be sent to Pastor Dave. Call 905-643-2041 or email [email protected] Intercessory Prayer “If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:26) HOLY LAND: Tensions between Muslims and Christians have risen since 2014, with some blaming the rise of Islamic State and extremist ideologies. Palestinian Christians are now feeling unsafe. In Feb, those residing in Nazareth were alarmed by the appearance of a billboard ordering them not to spread their faith or talk about Jesus in a way that contradicts the Quran. In East Jerusalem, an imam posted an online video urging Muslims to be in a constant state of war against the "polytheist enemy," namely Christians, and against Jews. Let us pray for God's peace and protection to reign over all the inhabitants of the Holy Land. Ask the Lord for believers to be strengthened and encouraged so that they may continue to fulfill His call. IRAQ: When IS captured the Mosul area about a year ago, Christians were given 3 choices: 1) convert to Islam, 2) abandon their property and leave the city, or 3) be killed. Many were forced to flee their communities, seeking refuge and safety in Kurdish controlled areas and neighbouring countries. These displaced believers have lost their homes, belongings and any hope for a future in Iraq. The majority are now living under difficult conditions within temporary settlements and refugee camps. Some refugees, whose family members have been abducted by ISIS, are suffering in the uncertainty of their missing loved ones' outcome. The remnant of believers remaining in Iraq are in pending life-threatening danger. May God's mercy and grace be with these people as they trust Him to meet their daily needs. PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi, a Christian mother and the only woman, is on death row for blasphemy. June 19 marked the tragic 6 year anniversary of her arrest. It began when Asia was working alongside a Muslim extremist who refused to touch the "unclean" water source from which the Christian mother drank. This led to a verbal quarrel between the 2 women and subsequent allegations that blasphemous remarks were made by Asia against the Muslim prophet. Her current health situation needs our urgent prayer. She is reportedly suffering from severe physical problems. Let us pray for her physical and spiritual healing, along with immediate safe release. UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES July 5 Lynn Korbyn July 11 Daxton Rijgersberg July 14 Kim Van Geel July25 John Amama July 28 Bill Kruizinga July 29 Anna VanGeel July 31 Hester Westenberg July 31 Harry & Betty Keus August 5 Henry Heikoop August 5 Willie Kruizinga August 5 Henry Heeringa August 5 Frances VanMarrum August 5 Ed Zwart August 8 Rolanda Bowman August 10 Rob VanGeel August 15 Henny Amama August 17 Sjanie Tuk August 17 Betty Steenkist August 18 Joost & Jenny VanBuuren Congratulations! May the Lord bless you on your special day. Free Classical Concert! Come out and enjoy a free concert of classical piano played by local musician and worship leader, Harmony Ponsen. The concert will be held at Fruitland Christian Reformed Church on Sunday, July 19 at 3:00 pm. Some pieces include Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C Major (commonly recognized as 'Ave Maria'), Debussy's La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral), Schumann's Papillons, and more! Come on out and savour the sounds of some beautiful music.
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