Please check the Worship Service page to view our worship service. The service will start streaming live just before 10 am on Sunday morning.
Welcome Opening Song: "Come Now is the Time to Worship" Song of Praise: "10,000 Reasons" Song of Thanksgiving: "In Christ Alone" Scripture Reading: John 10:1-18,John 10:27-29 Sermon: My Sheep Hear My Voice Song of Response: "Good, Good Father" Parting Blessing Closing Song: "We Receive Your Blessing"
OUR CHURCH FAMILY Prayer Requests: - For Teresa W, and Adrianna B. - For Brian, Alida , Paul R. and Jason as they serve as our elders; for Jake, Rob, Robert, and Jeff G. as they serve as our deacons. -For Janet & Henry B.
Upcoming Special Collections: Although we are unable to meet together for regular Sunday worship gatherings, there is still opportunity to share of our gifts, talents and resources. First, be creative in thinking of the ways that you can be a blessing to those nearby to you (offering to buy or pick up groceries, offering child care for those who need to work, offering to cook a meal, etc.) Second, for our church members (we do not expect our guests to contribute financially) there are ways to continue to support our church and the other ministries/agencies that we would normally support on Sunday mornings. Our church is set up to receive e-transfers; they may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add in your note where the donations are to be directed (i.e. Church Budget, World Renew, etc.) If you are not set up for e-transfer or do not feel comfortable with it, then cheques may be mailed to the church at 50 Fifth Ave. Vanastra, ON N0M 1L0. Please consider giving as if we were gathering together regularly on those Sundays. Upcoming Collections October 17: Church Ministries & Diaconal Ministries October 24: Church Ministries October 31: Church Ministries & Beginning Family Services Counselling: CAP counselling ministry through Shalem Mental Health Network continues to make anonymous professional counselling support available to congregants of our church at no charge. To book a CAP appointment, call Shalem directly at 1-866-347-0041. For more resource information check their website at https://shalemnetwork.org/. CATECHISM: Grades 6 – 12, Sunday mornings 9:15 am – 9:45 am. We look forward to gathering with our youth beginning on October 17th. This course will be led by Marg D. and Karen before the service. This lively 30 minute session will work through the Faith Alive What We Believe student workbook written by Lew Vander Meer and features a light snack and time with friends. As an added bonus, parents can fellowship together before AND after the service. Awesome, right?! Pastor Paul is away on holidays from October 11-24 2021. If a need arises please contact an Elder. Kids Church/Sunday School has started! Please drop off JK - Gr. 2 children in the gym for kids church before the service starts. JK/SK masks are optional. Gr. 1/2 masks are mandatory. Please pick up your child(ren) up after the service. JK/SK will be in the classroom across from the mailboxes and Gr. 1/2 will be in the fellowship hall. It is great to be back! The Nursery Committee is looking for a new member. There is also a need for more volunteers Sunday mornings. If you are interested please contact Jason or JJ. Council Clippings: Council is happy to see programs up and running again this fall. Council went over pavement quotes for the parking lot. Catechism teachers will be Marg D. and Karen. Due to the ongoing finding of needles in the parking lot council has approved adding additional security alarms and cameras.
OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 40 Days of Prayer to End Abortion will take place Oct 3 - Nov 11 2021. Please join other pro-lifers in prayers for 40 days. How do you Pray? Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. When you pray to God, what do you say to him? In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus said to his disciples, “You should pray like this…” At-home Faith Practice Reflection Tip: Reflection and Discussion Starter—Practice of Gratitude: Read Luke 7:36-38 and ponder or discuss the following questions. If you can’t remember a time when you didn’t believe in God, it might be difficult to feel deeply what Jesus has done for you. How might you and other Christians recover a sense of wonder and gratitude for the sacrifice of Jesus’ life? Stoking the Spirit in Your Marriage: Family Fire is proud to share a series of videos on improving your marriage, titled, “Stoking the Spirit in Your Marriage.” Based on their long-running series of in-person marriage seminars, Pastors Deb & Steven Koster discuss skills and fundamentals everyone can use in their marriages. Get the series in 13 installments right in your inbox with your free subscription to Family Fire. Visit familyfire.com/stokingmarriage Israel & Jordan Study Tour (March 31 - April 12, 2022): Travel to NT sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more. This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra. Contact Dr. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, at email@example.com or 616-328-3110. Resonate: Pray for God's will to be done "on Earth as it is in heaven" in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Resonate missionary Sam Kamminga serves. He's working with the Trellis Collective and neighbors to seek the peace of the city. A Heartfelt Thank You from World Renew: Thank you for your Thanksgiving gifts! World Renew believes strong families help build strong communities and through your gifts to the Free a Family® program you are helping families to discover their God-given strengths and resources so they can journey to food security and income stability and break cycles of poverty for generations to come.
OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY Huron Christian School’s 34th Annual Auction. Don’t Forget! Donation forms for the HCS Dinner & Auction are due by October 18, 2021. Go together with your family or friends and put together an item for the auction! What about supporting a local business and purchasing something from them to donate to the auction? Need ideas? Look online under fundraisers at www.huronchristianschool.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on how to sign up for the online auction will be available in the next few weeks.