SERVING AT EBENEZER Sunday October 19 Greeters: Agnes Hyma & Lena Huisman Nursery: Dana Van Der Marel & Mark Heeringa Deacons: Jannie Balt & Josh Keus Elders: Corinne Sprong Organist: Jeannette Buursma Audio/Video: Richard Balt Sunday October 26 Greeters: Ken & Margaret Klunder Nursery: Jerry Keunen & Fran Balt Deacons: Anne Meinen & Magda Byker Elders: Jerry Keunen Organist: Ed Zwart Audio/Video: Hannah Vandervelde Sunday November 2 – end of daylight savings time Greeters: Paul & Joanne Huisman Nursery: Kim Van Geel & Ed Keus Deacons: Jannie Balt & Josh Keus Elders: Peter Balt Pianist: Karen Heeringa Audio/Video: Jake Balt Sunday November 9 Greeters: Josh & Brandy Keus Nursery: Betty Keus & Anne Meinen Deacons: Anne Meinen & Magda Byker Elders: Harry Keus Organist: Ed Zwart Audio/Video: Josh Labrie Bulletin announcements are due by Wednesday evening. Call 905-664-6786 or email [email protected] Announcements for October 26 to be sent to Pastor Dave. [email protected] or call 905-643-2041 EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 621 Highway 8 Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5G2 905-643-2041 www.ebenezerreformed.ca Minister: Rev. David Vandervelde [email protected] October 19, 2014 Welcome! We are glad you have chosen to worship with us. Pastor David Vandervelde 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. *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 # 12 - Holy God, We Praise Thy Name * Hymn Lord I Lift Your Name on High * Hymn Bless the Lord (10 000 Reasons) GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon Hymn # 436 - Whiter Than Snow Children’s Message (Children leave for Sunday School) Scripture James 2:1-13 Message ABOUT FAVOURITISM Prayer WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD *Hymn # 275 - How Firm a Foundation Congregational Prayer The Lord’s Tithe and Our Offerings * Offertory - Special Music - Bill Schurer * Hymn # 620 We Give Thee But Thine Own WE GO OUT TO LIVE OUR FAITH *The Benediction *Closing Hymn # Praise the Lord ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please join us for refreshments and fellowship after the service BULLETIN NOTES: Bible Study begins tonight at 6:30pm at the church. This fall we’re going to study the life of Elijah. Everyone is welcome. The Sunday night Bible Studies are low key and are geared to people of all ages. It’s for people who would like to learn a bit more from Scripture and talk about it together. Please bring your Bibles and read 1 Kings 17. RCW will meet Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the church. Please read 1 Kings 21 The Ontario Classis will hold its fall meeting on Saturday at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Mississauga. Pastor David and Jerry Keunen are our church’s delegates. Please pray for safe travel and a blessed meeting. Hymn-Sing On Sunday, November 2 at 6:30pm, we will be hosting another hymn-sing. Please join us! We’ll start with a prayer and then sing some of our favourite hymns together. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments together. Thank You We want to express our sincere thanks to all of you for the cards we received, visits and food, but most of all we thank you for upholding us in your prayers during this very difficult time. Jerry and Agnes Keunen Mission Trip Harry & Betty Keus will be joining a construction team to go to Nicaragua with EduDeo in January. Monetary donations for construction materials and school supplies are appreciated. Please designate donations to Ebenezer Reformed Church, and mark “Keus mission trip”. Another Nicaragua Fact 46.2% of population at or below poverty line ($2/day) Currency: Cordoba Life Expectancy: 73 years Please Save the Date – November 15th On Saturday November 15th there will be a Dinner and presentation in support of Edu-Deo and Hands in Service. Betty an Harry Keus will be travelling to Nicaragua in January with Edu-Deo to help build a school. Child education is a critical component to help stop the cycle of Poverty in that Country. In February Mark Heeringa will be travelling to Honduras to continue the construction on a School and Church In Comayagua. Please come out and enjoy a wonderful meal and find out more about these inspirational Ministries. Please talk to Betty and Harry or Mark for more details. Intercessory Prayer “If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. . . .” (1 Cor. 12:26) The Plight of Iraq & Syria: The world seems to stand helpless as resistance across Iraq and Syria was crushed with extreme violence, as people who refused to convert to Islam were killed or brutally beheaded. More than 160,000 people have fled the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobane in the face of the IS advance. May the Lord intervene in the plight of these people! JUBA, South Sudan: The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Oct. 10). “The bombs have completely destroyed our church compound in Tabolo,” the Rev. Youhana of the ECS told Morning Star News. Iran: Three converts to Christianity, Shahram, Heshmat and Emad were seized on Sep 27th. Security officials also raided the home of Shahram and confiscated his books and computer. Shahram was in the process of creating a film about Jesus. However, the project was disrupted after authorities arrested several of the cast members. Some of the members were even forced to leave the country due to ongoing pressure. According to sources, it is very likely that the recent arrest of these three men is related to their involvement in the production of this film. May our Father grant them peace and strength; they soon be released; the film will be produced without any hindrance. COMING UP AT EBENEZER Sunday, October 19 at 6:30pm Bible Study Begins Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm RCW meeting Sunday, October 26 at 10am Baptism of Jorie Westenberg Wednesday October 29 at 7:30 pm Consistory meeting Sunday, November 2 at 6:30pm Hymn-Sing Wednesday, November 12 at 1:30pm 70+ Club UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES Oct. 24 Josh Keus Oct. 25 Chris & Laura Nawrocki Nov. 1 Jim & Beth Labrie Nov. 1 Aiden Keus Nov. 3 Brent Keus Nov. 4 Elleke VanHeumen Nov. 9 Jacqueline Bowman Nov. 9 Rachel Bowman Nov. 9 Martin Buursma Nov. 10 Margaret Klunder Nov. 13 Gerry Spekkers Nov. 17 Chris Rijgersberg Congratulations! May the Lord bless you on your special day.
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