SERVING AT EBENEZER Sunday March 15 Greeters: Pastor David & Heather Nursery: Joanne Huisman & Ed Keus Deacons: Jannie Balt & Josh Keus Elders: Corinne Sprong Pianist: Karen Heeringa Audio/Video: Richard Balt Sunday March 22 Greeters: Agnes Hyma & Lena Huisman Nursery: Mary Keus & Frieda Schurer Deacons: Anne Meinen & Magda Byker Elders: Jerry Keunen Organist: Ed Zwart Audio/Video: Hannah Vandervelde Sunday March 29 Greeters: Magda Byker & Corinne Sprong Nursery: Corinne Sprong & Fran Balt Deacons: Jannie Balt & Josh Keus Elders: Peter Balt Organist: Jeannette Buursma Audio/Video: Josh Labrie Good Friday April 3 Greeters: Paul & Joanne Huisman Nursery: Volunteers Deacons: Anne Meinen & Magda Byker Elders: Harry Keus Organist: Jeannette Buursma Audio/Video: Hannah Vandervelde Bulletin announcements are due by Wednesday evening. Call 905-664-6786 or email [email protected] EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 621 Highway 8 Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5G2 905-643-2041 www.ebenezerreformed.ca Minister: Rev. David Vandervelde [email protected] March 15, 2015 4th Sunday of Lent Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to worship with us. Rev. Frank De Vries 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: *Henny Amama continues to suffer with her health. *Marie Heikoop is recovering from hip-replacement surgery. *Lynn Korbyn is suffering with health concerns. *Rene Smid is struggling with Parkinson’s. * Henry Steenkist is suffering from painful tendinitis. BULLETIN NOTES 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 # 87 - When Morning Gilds the Skies * Hymn # 10 - O Worship the King GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon Hymn # 579 - Jesus Loves Me Children’s Message (Children leave for Sunday School) Scripture : 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 (page 1755) Luke 9:18-27 (page 1578) Message THE VICTORY PROCESSION Prayer WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD * Hymn # 483 - Lead on O King Eternal 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 # 1 - Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join us for coffee and fellowship after this morning’s service. Pastor David is on Classical Assignment to lead worship and preach at Countryside Reformed Church in Cambridge. We welcome Rev. Frank De Vries to lead our service today. GOD WINS! That's the message of Revelation. Join us this evening at 6:30pm as we continue our study of the Book of Revelation. Please read Revelation 8-11. Choir Time! We have only 3 practices to prepare 3 songs for Easter!!!! Come on out on Tues March 17, 24 and 31 from 7- 9 PM The songs are beautiful and easy to learn! Make sure you pass the word around so that all our choir members know about it! Let me know if you are able to come! Jeannette 905-945-0033 or [email protected] Wednesday RCW meeting at 7 pm. Consistory Elections Congratulations to Ed Keus (elder) and Chris Piersma (deacon) who were elected on Tuesday evening. The installation service is scheduled (DV) for Sunday, March 29. Consistory Members, please note that our next Consistory Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm. The elders will meet first at 7pm. 2015 Budget update Deacon collections January $ 8,127 Mission Services $183.00 February $ 8,658 Deacon Fund $175.00 March 1-8 $ 3,613 Bible League $130.15 Total $20,398 Budget todate $25,000 Shortfall $ 4,602 The 2015 proposed budget was accepted at the congregational meeting last Tuesday. 70+ Club Join us on Wednesday, March 25 for our Easter meeting. We’ll enjoy coffee and refreshments together, sing some songs and play some games. If you can bring some goodies, please let Heather know. Everyone is welcome. Don’t forget to invite a friend! Hymn Sing On Sunday, March 29 at 6:30pm, Ebenezer will be hosting a hymn-sing. We’ll start with a prayer and then sing some of our favourite hymns together. This month will be Easter themed. In addition to the usual Organ and Piano, we also have Horn accompaniment. After the hymn-sing, we’ll enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments together. Future Hymn-Sing dates - April 26 and May 31 Lenten Breakfast Wednesday April 1st at 8:30 am “Singing with Jackie” is our topic. Intercessory Prayer “If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:26) India: Vani (31 years old) was charged with kidnapping and forcing a child to convert to Christianity. She was jailed for 15 days. During her time in jail, she shared her faith with more than 70 women--14 of whom became believers. Even her jailer encouraged her to continue sharing her faith after witnessing a dramatic change in several other prisoners who accepted Jesus. She later died from a heart attack. Laos: 5 Christian leaders were charged with medical malpractice after praying for a sick woman who later died. The Christians were ordered to serve nine months in prison and pay a fine for causing her death. Middle East: The world has been terrified by the atrocities of the Islamic militants (ISIS). Hundreds of believers are still being held. UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES March 16 March 24 March 26 March 31 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 8 April 9 April 9 April 11 April 14 April 15 April 17 April 18 April 18 April 20 April 20 April 24 April 27 April 28 Norm & Jane Sakes Richard Balt Marie Heikoop Jake Balt Martin & Jeannette Buursma Emily Woldhuis Sarah Van Geel Benjamin Nawrocki Agnes Hyma Rebekah Vandervelde Cierra Keus Tina DeJong Hielke & Atie Zylstra (60 years) Jenny VanBuuren Hielke Zylstra Heather Vandervelde Simon Heeringa Jerry & Agnes Keunen Jody Keus Herman & Emily Woldhuis Anne Meinen Congratulations! May the Lord bless you on your special day.
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