For the summer we tentatively hope to hold worship services outdoors. In the event of inclement weather services will return inside with COVID restrictions in place. The service will only be livestreamed if we return inside for the service.
Please check the Worship Service page to view our worship service. The service will start streaming live just before 10 am on Sunday morning.
Pastor Paul is on holidays this Sunday and worship will be led by Albert H.
OUR CHURCH FAMILY Prayer Requests: - For Teresa W, and Adrianna B. - For Brian, John H., Alida , Paul R. and Jason as they serve as our elders; for Jake, Rob, Robert, and Jeff G. as they serve as our deacons. -please lift up Janet & Henry Boot in prayer as Janet was brought to the hospital earlier this week. Pray for a clear path to recovery. - Guatemala Monthly Prayer: COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the country, with April 2021 bringing the highest daily infection levels to date. Pray for health, clean water, and enough food for the people of Guatemala. 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 email@example.com. 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 August: Church Ministries 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. All services are provided through a secured video or telephone connection. To book a CAP appointment, call Shalem directly at 1-866-347-0041. For more resource information check their website at https://shalemnetwork.org/. Pastor Paul away: Pastor Paul will be away on vacation from July 29 to August 2. He will be back in the office on Tuesday August 3. If you have any needs or concerns before then, please contact an elder. GEMS Coordinator Needed: The social gatherings restrictions are slowly being lifted and before we know it September/October will be upon us. It is our hope that ministries will be able to start up again this fall. One major vacancy that we have currently is the role of GEMS coordinator. Council is looking for someone to pull together a group of leaders to lead our GEMS club. If you are interested or can think or someone who would be a great fit, please contact a Council member. Church Camping: Please note that church camping has been booked at Auburn's Riverside Retreat in Auburn for September 17-19 2021 on Site G2. A number of the young families requested moving church camping to the fall, like we did last year. Let's hope for slightly warmer nights than last year. If you're planning to attend please reserve your spot by contacting Riverside Retreat at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519.526.7238. Further details will be available closer to the date when we know what COVID restrictions will be in place. We hope to see you all there!
OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Teen Challenge: Two fundraisers to support Teen Challenge Ontario Men's Centre: Teen Challenge Golf Classic on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka and Freedom Ride on Saturday, September 18, 2021 beginning at Hully Gully in London. Resonate: “God has opened the doors for some incredible conversations lately,” said Resonate missionaries Ray and Angie De Lange, who minister with a people group from a Muslim background in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pray the Holy Spirit will continue to work through these conversations. CARE FOR GOD'S WORLD: Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at kidscorner.net. What jobs do you have that help others? This week, think of things you can do to take care of God’s world. Even simple things—like watering plants, feeding a pet, or helping your little brother learn how to tie his shoes—are ways you can worship God with your actions! GROUNDWORK: FIRM IN THE REALITY OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION. As Paul responds to false teachings in Corinth, he is adamant that it is necessary to believe in the truth of Christ’s bodily resurrection. Join Groundwork as we study 1 Corinthians 15 to discover why this truth is crucial to the gospel message. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.
OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY Job Opening: Huron Christian School (HCS) invites applications for definite part time (50%) Educational Assistant for the 2021/22 school year. If you have the necessary qualifications and are passionate about working with God’s children of all abilities, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your cover letter, resume, along with three references (professional, personal and pastoral) electronically to the attention of the principal, Mr. Michael Huizenga at email@example.com. Application deadline is Friday, August 13, 2021. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.