SERVING AT EBENEZER EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH

SERVING AT EBENEZER
EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH
621 Highway 8
Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5G2
905-643-2041
www.ebenezerreformed.ca
Minister: Rev. David Vandervelde
pastor@ebenezerreformed.ca
Sunday November 23
Greeters:
Jerry & Agnes Keunen
Nursery:
Willie Kruizinga & Agnes Keunen
Deacons:
Anne Meinen & Magda Byker
Elders:
Jerry Keunen
Organist:
Ed Zwart
Audio/Video: Jake Balt
Sunday November 30
Greeters:
Elleke VanHeumen & Anne Meinen
Nursery:
Beth Labrie & Joanne Huisman
Deacons:
Jannie Balt & Josh Keus
Elders:
Peter Balt
Organist:
Jeannette Buursma
Audio/Video: Hannah Vandervelde
Sunday December 7
Greeters:
Gerry & Ina Spekkers
Nursery:
Audrey Pieters & Dana Van Der Marel
Deacons:
Anne Meinen & Magda Byker
Elders:
Harry Keus
Pianist:
Karen Heeringa
Audio/Video: Jake Balt
Sunday December 14
Greeters:
Martin & Jeannette Buursma
Nursery:
Mark Heeringa & Fran Balt
Deacons:
Jannie Balt & Josh Keus
Elders:
Corinne Sprong
Organist:
Ed Zwart
Audio/Video: Josh Labrie
Bulletin announcements are due by Wednesday
evening. Call 905-664-6786 or email csprong@cogeco.ca
November 23, 2014
Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to worship with us.
Rev. John Kapteyn will lead 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,
Gerry & Toni Piersma,
Mrs. Peterson,
Mrs. Tuk,
Mrs. Woldhuis.
Healing:
* Theo Posthumus is in the hospital, undergoing tests.
*Simon Heeringa is recuperating from surgery to remove a cyst
from his head.
*Henny Amama continues to suffer with her health.
*Rene Smid is struggling with Parkinson’s.
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 # 584 – It is Good to Sing Thy Praises
* Hymn # 10 – O Worship the King
* Hymn # 249 – Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD
Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon
Special Music – Bill Schurer “By The Sea Of Crystal”
Hymn # 201 – Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Song - led by children and Mrs. Buursma
(Children leave for Sunday School)
Scripture 1 Kings 19:1-18
Message WHO IS IN CONTROL?
Prayer
WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD
*Hymn # 369 – O Jesus I Have Promised
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 # 271 Standing on the Promises
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Intercessory Prayer
“If one member suffers,
all the members suffer with it. . . .” (1 Cor. 12:26)
Attack on Jerusalem: There is much grief right now in our
Biblical Homeland, JERUSALEM. On Nov 18, 2 Palestinian
terrorists walked into a Jerusalem synagogue and brutally
murdered 4 rabbis who were praying. 1 officer died of severe
injury. Media showed the blood of victims mingled with a
tallit (prayer shawl) and a siddur (Jewish prayer book) lying
on the floor of the synagogue. 7 others were also wounded
and are now fighting for their lives. The whole country is in
shock.
The murder of Jews is a cause for celebration in the
Palestinian society. They are gathering everywhere to rejoice
over Israelis' grief, passing out candies and cakes, treats to
one another. Some are rallying holding axes. The photos of
the murders are being held up as heroes
There is unending, constant incitement against the very
existence of the State of Israel. Pray for the Lord's comforting
those who mourn the loss of loved ones; for a speedy
recovery for the injured, as well as for the peace of
Jerusalem; especially for the salvation of the Jewish people.
Pakistan:A young Christian couple, Masih and his wife
Shama, were brutally murdered on Nov 4th over an
unfortunate misunderstanding. Pray for their 4 young
children, left orphaned: Solomon, Zeeshan, Sonia and
Poonam. May the Lord's peace and comfort surround these
precious children and extended family members.
Lord, help me to love with both words and deeds,
To reach out to sinners and meet their needs;
Lord, burden my heart for those lost in sin,
With mercy and love that flows from within.
Shalom Manor & Gardens – November Sale
On Saturday, November 29 from 10am-2pm.
You are invited to join us for our Annual November Sale!
Come out to purchase some croquettes, plants and flowers,
farm-fresh items and more.
While you’re here, be sure to take part in our lucky draw,
vendor marketplace, boerenkool lunch, pictures with
Sinterklaas and our Honour Tree.
(Additional parking at Mountainview CRC with shuttle bus
service will be provided.)
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Elisha House is hiring a new part-time Crisis Pregnancy
Options Support Worker.
If you, or someone you know has a heart for the crisis
pregnancy ministry and would be interested in this position,
please email nikki@elishahouse.on.ca
or call 905-735-9934
for more information.
Shalom Manor Long Term Care Home
a Christian long-term care home
has urgent openings for PSW’s
Please submit your resume to the
Director of Care
12 Bartlett Ave.
Grimsby, ON L3M 4N5
Fax: 905-945-1211
email: info@shalommanor.ca
Saturday November 29 at 6 pm
Have you signed up yet?
Lasagna dinner in support of Harry & Betty Keus’ and
Mark Heeringa’s mission trip to Latin America.
BULLETIN NOTES
Operation Christmas Child
Our congregation collected
68 shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse.
Thanks for filling them up.
NO Bible Study tonight
Next Sunday is the 1st Sunday of Advent.
We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper that morning
Tuesday, November 25
Prayer meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Willie Kruizinga.
RCW meeting from 2-4 pm at the church.
Christmas Choir from 7-9 pm
Please join the “Christmas Choir” under the direction of
Jeannette Buursma. Let her know if you are planning to attend
so she will have enough music ready.
Wednesday November 26
Elders meeting at 7 pm
Consistory meeting at 7:30 pm
Hymn Sing next Sunday, November 30th at 6:30pm
We will be hosting our last hymn-sing for the year.
Please join us and invite your friends!
Condolences
Ina Spekkers, Toni Piersma and John Amama and family.
Their sister in Holland passed away last week.
Bill & Frieda Schurer and Frances VanMarrum.
Their tante Wikje VanMarrum passed away Wednesday.
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES
Feed Your Body & Your Spirit
Saturday, November 29th at 6pm at Ebenezer
We’ll do the cooking, while you help
others help themselves. We’re hosting a
delicious lasagna dinner in support of
two mission trips to Latin America.
Betty and Harry Keus will be travelling
in January to Nicaragua with EDU-DEO to help construct a
school. Education along with faith can help to stop the cycle of
poverty.
Hank de Jong, the Executive Director of EDU-DEO, will be on
hand to share the work of their mission.
Mark Heeringa will be travelling in February to Comayagua,
Honduras with Hands in Service to continue work on a school
and church in the Barrio of Suyapa. While in Honduras, he will
also be passing out food and clothing at various community
nutrition centres.
Please come and enjoy this great evening of food, fellowship,
and learning about how you can help pour out blessings on
God's children in these often neglected parts of the world.
There will be a free will offering to help offset the cost of
project fees and supplies.
Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot soon. There is a
sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer.
For more information please Call Betty/Harry (289.567.0226)
or Mark (905.957.5880).Childcare will be available.
Nov. 26
Braden Keus
Dec. 1
Kaylee Rijgersberg
Dec. 3
Ed & Mary Keus
Dec. 6
Richard & Sally Blomberg
Dec. 7
Samuel Nawrocki
Dec. 8
John & Henny Amama
Dec. 10
Klaas Salverda
Dec. 10
Jeffrey Bowman
Dec. 13
Dana Van Der Marel
Dec. 14
Jost VanBuuren
Dec. 16
Maggie Heeringa
Dec. 16
Paul & Joanne Huisman
Dec. 20
Joe Rijgersberg
Dec. 23
Philip Balt
Dec. 28
Jerry Keunen
Dec. 28
Harry Keus
Congratulations!
May the Lord bless you on your special day
Christmas at Ebenezer
Mark your calendars for this year’s Christmas services.
It’s not too early to invite your friends and family.
November 30 at 10am - Advent Celebration
of the Lord’s Supper
Christmas Eve at 6pm - Candlelight Service
Christmas Day at 10am - Christmas Day Service
New Year’s Eve at 6pm - Prayer & Praise Service
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