Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church January 11, 2015 Ministry Contacts Church Office: Phone: 780-986-4119 Fax: 780-986-9797 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm Bulletin Deadline: Thurs 12pm Email: [email protected] Website: www.ebenezercrc.com Restoring all people to God’s living truth and equipping them to passionately live it out! This morning, we welcome Pastor Cecil Van Niejenhuis to our service. Pastor Cecil will bring us God’s Word this morning as Pastor Peter is at Red Deer New Life CRC fulfilling a Classical Appointment. We are glad you are here and invite you to stay for coffee and fellowship after the service! Wilbur H had surgery on his hip last Friday. We pray that all went well and that Wilbur may heal quickly. LORD’S SUPPER - Next week, January 18, 2015, Lord willing, we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper together. Welcome and Prayer Song: Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet God’s Greeting and We Greet Each Other Song: This is the Day Reading Song: I Love You, Lord Confession and Assurance Song: To the River Children’s Message (Children ages 3 – Grade 6 leave for Children’s Church) Song: Thy Word Announcements Congregational Prayer Thank Offering: Ebenezer Ministries Youth Unlimited Scripture: Deuteronomy 8 Message: A Graceful Entry Song: Seek Ye First Parting Blessing Song: The River is Here OFFICE HOURS - Jenny will be on holidays for the next few weeks so the church office will be open in the mornings only Monday-Friday, 9am – noon, January 5 – 20, 2015. We will go back to regular office hours, on January 21. Thank you! Please note: the office will be closed Monday, January 12 due to prior commitments. COFFEEBREAK - Invite a friend and join us Wednesdays @9:30am CRAFT EVENINGS - starting up again on Tuesday, January 13, @ 7 - 9 pm at the church library. Bring a favourite project to work on and visit with other crafters. VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST - Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 7-10am. Once again your Council is serving…..this time breakfast! All those who volunteer within and outside the church on Christ’s behalf, are invited to this free breakfast as our way of saying THANK-YOU! Thank you for using your gifts and serving the way you do. We recognize that we couldn’t run our ministries and be effective in our community without your willingness to serve. So come out, and enjoy a great breakfast and social time. 2nd ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF - Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off! Sunday, January 25 after the service. Who will take home the coveted Golden Spoon award for Best Tasting Chili this year? Bring your favourite chili in a crock pot-- Families with last names A-M, please bring your favourite chili and a salad to share. Families with last names N-Z, please bring your favourite chili and some buns to share! (You do not have to enter your chili in the contest! Just come and enjoy fun, food and fellowship!) BABY SHOWER - Ladies, you are invited to our annual first-baby shower happening Thursday, January 29 at 7:30. Our guests of honour are Sterling Gallant, son of Shane and Angelica, and Ashton Debbink, son of Mike and Jenna. Please bring a plate of goodies to share during our fellowship time. If you wish to participate in our group gift place your donation in the marked box on the Children’s Church sign-in table (left of the sanctuary doors). Suggested donation $3-$5 per baby. EVOLUTION, SIN AND REDEMPTION - CRC Campus Ministry, FOOD SECURITY & JUSTICE VOLUNTEER - Are you interested along with the King's University and Inglewood CRC, invites you to a presentation by Calvin College Physics professor, Dr. Loren Haarsma at the King's University Thursday, January 15 at 7:30 pm. As modern science sheds more light on human origins, the questions of the historicity of Adam and Eve and original sin are generating much discussion in our denomination. In his presentation, Dr. Haarsma will summarize both the scientific evidence and the main points of Christian tradition around humans as God's image-bearers, the human soul, and original sin. He will also discuss several competing scenarios for harmonizing long-standing Christian doctrines with recent scientific discoveries. This is a free public event. For more information contact Rick VanManen at [email protected] or visit the CRC Campus ministry Facebook page. WORLD MISSIONS - Is God calling you to serve God’s global mis- GROUNDWORK - Simplicity: Is the point of simplicity just to not have stuff? Today on Groundwork we study passages from Philippians and Matthew to understand the spiritual discipline of simplicity. Join the weekly conversation: subscribe for free weekly email notifications at ListenToGroundwork.com; visit GroundworkOnline.com to find a local radio station or listen in agriculture, food security and justice, health and nutrition? Parlez vous francais aussi? Come alongside WORLD RENEW staff for 18 months in Niger and see your BA degree come alive with hands-on experience as you bless others. Details on this substantially funded volunteer position can be found at www.worldrenew.net or contact [email protected] sion field? CRWM has four opportunities available for long-term mission work in Uganda, Mexico, Haiti, and West Africa. Go to crwm.org/ serve to see if these opportunities fit with the gifts that God has given you. BE A SWAP TRIPPER - Serve With A Purpose in Uganda or Honduras for 4 weeks this summer. SWAP is more than just a mission trip! It’s a program for youth and young adults (age 14 – 24) who are looking to plan, learn, grow and serve both globally and locally. Do More, Be More with SWAP! See details at www.worldrenew.net or contact [email protected] FAMILY FIRE - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook. YOUNG ADULTS MISSION TRIP - Join a cross-cultural team of young adults this summer for a unique experience. American and Canadian young adults will join with college students from universities in Mexico City to learn and serve together in Mexico. Additional details can be found at www.crwm.org or contact [email protected] EMMANUEL HOME - is seeking a casual kitchen aide/housekeeper for all shifts including weekends. Please email your resume to [email protected] or fax to 780-473-0970. PART TIME POSITION - The Prairie Centre for Christian Education (PCCE) is seeking the services of a part-time Administrative Assistant with the potential to move to full-time. The Prairie Centre for Christian Education is an association of 23 Christian schools in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan with offices at The King’s University in Edmonton. In this job, you will have the opportunity to support the Executive Director and Director of Learning in shaping and supporting the future of Christian education in the Canadian Prairies. For more information, go to: http://goo.gl/8j5yZH or contact the PCCE office at [email protected] or 780-465-8384. Thank You to Our Volunteers Ushers: Andrew Visser, Dennis Prins, Ruby Prins Next Week: John Taekema, Andy Lukas, Frank Vande Kraats Greeters: Gerard & Wendy Benckhuysen Next Week: Cor & Joyce Hofstra Coffee Duties: Ted & Joanne Koopmans, Jan & Marischa Kriel, Brett & Kelly LaBelle Next Week: Brent & Lisa Kugyelka, Arlene Lien, Andy & Shirley Lukas Worship Team: Grace & Team Next Week: Marianne & Team Projection & Audio: Jamie & Matt Next Week: Nicole & Mike Serving Elder: Harold Hofstra Next Week: Clarence Muizelaar Nursery: Supervisor– Laura Abma Infants: Jay Abma, Charlene Van de Kraats, Kaija Meetsma Toddlers: Michelle Tolsma, Bea Martens, Levi Meetsma Next Week: Supervisor– Kelly LaBelle Infant: Kelly LaBelle, Al DeBoer, Susan Van’t Hoff Toddlers: Bryan Tolsma, Marianne DeBoer, Edson Van’t Hoff MARRIAGE VIDEO SEMINARS - Keep this date open and join Church Office Closed Monday 7:00 pm Tuesday Wednesday 10 am-12 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 9:30 am 7:00 pm 7:30 pm Sunday (Jan 18) 10:00 am 7:00 pm Friendship Drop-In @ Pastor’s Office Craft Evening Council Meeting GEMS Leader’s Meeting CoffeeBreak Cadets Quest for Faith Worship Service with Communion “Laugh your Way to a Better Marriage” Video Series #1 Tale of Two Brains DEACON’S CORNER 1st Offering - EBENEZER MINISTRIES - This offering is used to cover the day-to-day expenses of the church, fund the various ministries at Ebenezer, cover the salaries of staff, and contributes to the ministry shares that we are committed to as members of Classis Alberta North and the CRC Denomination. 2nd Offering - YOUTH UNLIMITED - is a non-denominational, nonprofit ministry organization with the focus of assisting the Church and its many local congregations with their ministry to our youth. We are blessed by encouraging, supporting, equipping and partnering with congregations across North America to reach this generation for Jesus Christ! Youth Unlimited is one of three ministries incorporated in an organization called Dynamic Youth Ministries. GEMS Girls’ Club is a ministry for young girls and Cadets is the companion ministry for boys. Youth Unlimited is the co-ed ministry for high school youth. For more info see www.youthunlimited.org. Next Week - KING’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - TKUC’s mission explains that they are here to exist to provide university education that inspires and equips learners to bring renewal and reconciliation to every walk of life as followers of Jesus Christ, the Servant-King. They aspire to flourish and grow as a university community faithful to the biblical vision of the restoration of all things in Jesus Christ, characterized by creative teaching, passionate learning, rigorous scholarship, compassionate care, and joyful service. For more info see kingsu.ca our 4 part Marriage video series “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” First evening Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:00pm. Other dates to be announced soon. The seminar features 4 sessions: “Tale of Two Brains” - In this comical and informative session Mark shows couples how many of their problems are the result of how Men and Women THINK about life. He shows how most struggles in marriage are not the result of a HEART problem, but a HEAD problem. “The #1 Key to Incredible Sex” - In this session, Mark shows the importance of sex in marriage while incredibly funny, Mark shows how the sexual messages of our culture are fundamentally flawed at best and destructive at worst. He then shows steps they can take to achieving a great and healthy sex life, ending with the #1 Key to Incredible Sex. “Why Does He/She Do That!?” - Mark Shows how to discover the true reason why their spouse does what he or she does. A great “stress reducer.” “How to Stay Married and NOT Kill Anybody” - In this final session, Mark shows how to avoid building resentment in your marriage and the key to staying married for a life time. Is the program appropriate for my teen/college age child? “People always tell me ‘I wish I would have learned this stuff BEFORE I got married.’ It is time we start preventing relationship problems – not just fixing them.” Many parents have expressed a desire for their young adults to hear the information that Mark teaches about relationships and sex, and Laugh Your Way is happy to welcome them. For more information contact Pastor Peter. -2 Corinthians 4:6 CADET CALENDARS - the 2015 Birthday & Anniversary Calendars were distributed a few weeks ago. The suggested donation per calendar is the same as last year, $15.00. Thank you to all those who have already donated! If you would still like to make a donation, please put it in a marked envelope in the Administration Mailbox. Thank you!
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