Weekly Bulletin - Blyth Christian Reformed Church

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015
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We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,
so that you also may have fellowship with us.
And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:3
Welcome: May the Lord bless us as we worship and fellowship together. If you are visiting, we
extend a special welcome and please join us downstairs for coffee and a time of fellowship after
the morning worship service.
WORSHIP SERVICE ~ 10:00 AM
GATHERING
Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
* Opening Song #521(LUYH) Come,
Thou Fount of Every Blessing
* Call to Worship
* God’s Greeting
* Song 351(LUYH) Love Divine,
All Loves Excelling
CONFESSION/ASSURANCE
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
God’s Will for our Lives
Song of Response #674(LUYH) As Moses
Raised the Serpent Up
(during this song the children, Grade 1
and younger, come forward)
HEARING GOD’S WORD
Children’s Time
Prayer for Illumination
Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: I John 1:1-2:2
Text 1:1-4
Message: THE CHURCH;
AN INVITATION TO LOVE
Prayer
* Song of Response: 235 (GPH) Here
from All Nations
RESPONDING WITH THANKSGIVING
Prayers for God’s People and World
Offertory Prayer
Offering: (1) Church
(2) Listowel Christian School
* Song #738(LUYH) Jesus, All for Jesus
GOING WITH GOD’S BLESSING
* Benediction
* Doxology #965(LUYH) Praise God,
from Whom All Blessings Flow
The PreK – gr 1 age children will be leaving after the
children’s message for Sunday School. (exit at the FRONT of the sanctuary)
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Today: A special welcome goes to Pastor John Van Til who will be leading us in both services.
Next Sunday:
Pastor Gary Van Leeuwen will be leading us in both services.
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EVENING WORSHIP 7:30 P.M.
GATHERING
Welcome
* Call to Worship
* God’s Greeting
* Song #897(LUYH) What a Friend
We Have in Jesus
Prayer
Song #553(LUYH) How Great Thou Art
HEARING GOD’S WORD
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture Reading: Genesis 27:1-13
Message: BLEST TO BLESS
Prayer
* Song: 406 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”
Greeters
North
Greeters
South
Greeters
Back
Ushers
Scripture
Reading
Music- am
pm
PA
Projector
Camera
Nursery
AM
JK – gr 1
SS Helper
Coffee
Servers
RESPONDING WITH THANKSGIVING
Prayer Requests and Prayer
Offering: (1) Church (2) Listowel
Christian School
* Song #394(LUYH), 1,2,3 All Praise to
You, My God, This Night
GOING WITH GOD’S BLESSING
* Benediction
* Doxology #394(LUYH), 4
Today
Feb 15
Next Week
Feb 22
Two Weeks
March 1
Vanessa Wilts
Claire Reinink
Dan & Joanne
Baarda
Calvin & Cheryl
Bakelaar
Raymond Wilts
Calvin Bakelaar
Shannon Siertsema
Hans & Audrey
Boonstoppel
Art & Corrie
Bos
Conrad & Barb
Bos
Justin Baarda
Rick Steele
John Klasen
John & Gerrie
Bos
John & Tina
Bos
Luke & Shirley
Bouman
Eric Nonkes
Peter Uyl
Marg Steele
Hillie
Jannie
Douwe Top
Jamie Reinink
Justin Baarda
Becky Bosma
Casey VanDorp
Marielle Van Schaik
Linnea
Jamie / Jessica
Tracy
Richard Bergsma
Lauren Bos
Kyle Bos
Cheryl Bakelaar
John VanGent
Emily Wilts
Marissa
Praise Team
Hillie
Andrew Bos
Cheryl Bakelaar
David Passchier
Tina Bos
Ben Filiatreault
McKayla Nonkes
Shannon
Karl & Anita
Boven
Bert & Susan
Buffinga
Walter & Kathy
Eigenheer
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OFFERING SCHEDULE
Today:
(1) Church (2) Listowel Christian School
Next Week:
(1) Church (2) Huron Campus Ministry
Classis Huron supports two Campus Ministries: Jamie VanderBerg is the minister at the University
of Guelph, and Brian Bork is the minister of both the Universty of Waterloo and the Wilfrid Laurier
University.
Future offerings: March 1 – Local Foodgrains Bank growing project; March 8 – Caring for the
Heart Ministries (Bob Bramhill) in Wingham; March 15 – Larry and Tracey Luth and children in
Haiti.
KEEP IN PRAYER
❅ Congratulations to all those celebrating birthdays this week:
Cody Bos and Leanne Exel – Feb 15
Pearl Verstoep and Chas Bos – Feb 18
Mark Sjaarda and Jack Nonkes – Feb 19
Claire Reinink – Feb 20
❅ We thank God for people who enjoy numbers and find fulfilment in filling out income tax
forms. The tax season is upon us and many of us depend on those who prepare our income
tax returns. These people serve us well, and during the tax season they are very busy
putting in many hours on our behalf. Let us pray for health and strength and wisdom for
them.
❅ Keep in prayer those who are living in long term care facilities. From our congregation,
Femmy VanAmersfoort, Sally DeBoer and John and Derkje Wesselink all live in long term
care facilities. Let us pray not only for them but also for those who care for them.
❅ Please keep Gaye Datema in your prayers as she is in the Clinton hospital.
UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Profession of Faith: If you are thinking about professing your faith this year,
please talk to Pastor Gary. If you would like to join the class, we will be
meeting beginning about 10 minutes after the morning service in the council
room. If you haven’t talked to Pastor Gary, you may simply show up on that
day. We begin meeting on February 22, and we will meet for approximately 5 weeks.
Lift Up Your Hearts
We have begun using the new hymnal produced by our denomination as our primary hymnal for
worship. Several people can read music and would like to use a book during the service. To that
end, we have purchased a few copies and we have put them in the entry way of the church. They
are for your use during the service, if you prefer to use a book instead of reading off the
overhead. Please be sure to return them at the end of each service.
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Ladies Society Meeting: Tuesday, Feb 17th at 1:30pm. Study Lesson 2, Episode 2 & 3.
Matthew 4: 1- 25. Roll call word: Baptism or Baptized. After recess by Rita Verburg.
SERVE: It's that time! We are looking for 3 adult leaders for our SERVE trip to Washington, DC
from July 11-18 and some vehicles to transport fifteen youth and three adults. Can you help us
out? Please let Becky know as soon as you can, ideally before March 1st so that we can plan
accordingly. Thanks!
HCS Shop n’ Save: Due to an issue with the supplier the cheese has been delayed one week.
Thank you for your support with this important fundraising program to help keep the cost of
Christian education down.
Is your child ready for Junior Kindergarten in the fall? Ready, Set, Alphabet! is a 6-week
program for children turning 4 in 2015. Through engaging devotions, arts and crafts, worship,
games and stories, your child will be challenged to begin an exciting and life-long journey of
reading and writing. This program will take place at the Huron Christian School on Wednesday
mornings from 8:45-11:00 a.m. beginning April 1. For more information or to register, please
check the bulletin board or contact the school at 519-482-7851.
LDCSS invites you to enjoy ‘An evening in Paris’ at their Spring Fund Raising Banquet on
Saturday, March 7th. Featuring the musical talents of LDCSS students as well as special guest
artists, The Wiebes. We look forward to treating you to a gourmet dinner, great entertainment, and
a silent auction just for fun! RSVP by March 2, 2015 to [email protected]
London District Christian Secondary School is accepting applications for a full time Math
position for the 2015-2016 school year. For more information, please go to the LDCSS web page
at http://www.ldcss.ca/contact-jobs.aspx
The World Day of Prayer Ecumenical Service this year will be hosted by the Anglican Church on
Friday March 6th at 7:30 pm. The country featured this year is the Bahamas with Pastor Gary the
speaker. Everyone is invited to attend this community service followed by a time of fellowship
and refreshments.
Blyth CRC Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:30 pm.
YOUNG PEOPLE/ADULT’S NEWS
Next YOUTH GROUP: Thursday, February 19. "Circle of Grace"
discussion & Missions Sharing Night @ church (from Yris, Dawn &
Tiffany). Yris is on snacks and devotions.
Next FAITH INSTRUCTION: Tuesday, February 24. Eric is on snacks.
SERVE: Registration payment will be due March 1st. We are planning to have Youth
Bucks/Registration costs out shortly.
Young People Hockey:
Feb. 21st in Blyth at 8:00 with Palmerston
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OTHER NEWS
Position Opening - World Renew has a part-time opening for an Advocacy Manager, in
Burlington, Ontario. This position will assist with rolling out and encouraging involvement in the
Canadian Foodgrains Bank “Good Soil” agricultural funding advocacy campaign with World
Renew constituents, church members, and the Canadian government. Please visit our website at
www.crcna.org/jobs for information; to apply, submit your current resume and cover letter to
[email protected] by February 16.
CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK SUNDAY- CFGB is a crucial partner in World Renew’s
ministry. Through its CFGB account and partnerships, World Renew is able to access funding as
soon as disasters strike, without first having to solicit funds. Because of a generous annual
contribution from the Canadian government, this CFGB funding is often matched 4:1, enabling
World Renew to do even more ministry. Please give generously so that World Renew can
replenish its CFGB account and sow even more seeds of hope wherever there is need. For more
information and to donate, visit www.worldrenew.net/cfgb or call 1-800-730-3490.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR: - When Jesus said the greatest command was to love God, he made
it clear it’s also important to love our neighbour. Together, let’s study Luke 10:25-37 and discuss
what that really means. Join the conversation each week: subscribe for free weekly email
notifications at ListenToGroundwork.com or visit GroundworkOnline.com to find a local radio
station or listen now.
THE ORDER OF THE GATOR: - Can he do it? Will Liz unravel the clues and achieve the highest
reptile honor? Follow the Kids Corner adventures of Liz and his pals every week: subscribe for
free at getkidscorner.com. Find more great resources for kids and parents at kidscorner.net.
Special Today Devotional Lent Series - "So, what are you giving up for Lent?" Has anybody ever
asked you that question? Lent does involve self-denial, but it’s much more. It’s a season to focus
on the hope of Jesus Christ. The Today Devotional is offering a special devotion series to help
you refresh, refocus, and renew your faith during the season of Lent. Visit LentDevotionals.com.
ENJOY HELPING KIDS? - Offer classroom support at the Nicaragua Christian Academy, an
English-speaking school in Managua, along with opportunities to volunteer with local children in
their homes or at an orphanage. If you are interested in volunteering for 1 – 4 months in this
exciting opportunity, check for more information at www.crwm.org or contact
[email protected]
Lent Devotions Series - The ashen crosses on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday remind us of
our mortality, our limitations. The ashes that float from forest fires and smokestacks speak of the
limitations of this created world. But as we journey with the Anointed One toward the cross, we
know that we journey toward a New Creation as well. This Lent, join the Office of Social Justice in
pondering creation care with Lent devotions delivered to your inbox. Sign up at
dojustice.crcna.org/signup for Ash and Oil: Remembering we are Dust, Leaning toward a New
Creation.
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Community CRC in Kitchener is looking for a Pastor - Faith Formation. We are in search of
a candidate to facilitate spiritual development through education, leadership development, and
support of various church ministries. Visit http://ccrc.on.ca/careers for full job description.
Inspirational Women’s Conference on Sat, April 11th from 9:00am – 4:00 pm at The Meeting
House, 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ont. Registration: www.coffeebreakontario.com. Cost:
before March 28th $40 after March 28th $45.
THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR
Sunday
Sunday School (Pre K –gr 1) ...................................................................... after the children’s time
Sunday School / Faith Instruction Classes (gr 2 – gr. 8).........................................after am service
Sunday Services ................................................................................................... 10 am & 7:30 pm
Monday
Exercise group .................................................................................................................... 9:30 am
Tuesday
Ladies Society ‘Priscilla’........................................................................................... 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday
Coffee Break ............................................................................................................ 10 – 11:30 am
Evening Coffee Break ............................................................................................. 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Gems (girls gr. 4-8) .................................................................................................. 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Cadets (boys gr. 4-8) ............................................................................................... 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Thursday
Time of Prayer at Quartel’s .............................................................................................. 10:00 am
Bulletin Deadline ................................................................................................................. 5:00 pm
Youth Group............................................................................................................. 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Friday
Exercise group .................................................................................................................... 9:30 am
Saturday
Tykes Hockey at the Blyth Arena ........................................................................................ 7:00 pm
Young People Hockey in Blyth ............................................................................................ 8:00 pm
Church & Minister: 519-523-4743
Minister: Pastor Gary Van Leeuwen email: [email protected] .
Home: 226-523-5566 and cell: 519-441-7805
Clerk Mr. Rick Steele 519-526-7446 e-mail: [email protected]
Blyth CRC Web Site: www.blythcrc.ca
Bulletin Announcements: call Anita Boven: 519-523-9492 or e-mail
[email protected] before 5:00 pm on Thursday.