There is no worship service in Vanastra CCRC today.
WELCOME We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our guests who have come to share in our worship service. May we be blessed as we worship our Lord together. Assistive hearing devices are available at the sound booth. Songbooks and large print Bibles are available at the back table (song lyrics are also projected on the screen). Everyone is invited for coffee, tea, and juice in the fellowship hall after the morning service.
OUR CHURCH FAMILY Prayer Requests: - for Teresa, Andrew K and Adrianna. - for Willemien, Brian, Harry, Mary Jane, and Chris R as they serve as our elders. - for Jake, Johan, Robert W, and Andrew S as they serve as our deacons. - for our Nursery where nursery attendants watch over young children while their parents participate in the worship service. - a Resonate missionary in Sierra Leone says that political tensions in the country have resulted in some violence. He asks you to pray for the peace of God to reign. - Give thanks for God’s protection during recent heavy rains in Nicaragua that caused flooding near Resonate partner Nicaragua Christian Academy’s campuses. “We give thanks to God for his protection by sparing the lives of our students and transportation staff … this could have had a very different ending,” said Resonate missionaries. - for the new cities who are joining Resonate’s Urban Training Collaborative, which develops international leaders for the social and spiritual transformation of cities. Pray for people from these cities who are committed to see their cities transformed by the gospel! Upcoming Special Collections Oct 27: Church Ministries / Huron County Food Distribution Centre Next Week: Huron County Food Distribution Centre provides food security for all people by supporting the food banks and aid agencies in Huron County and area. It channels large food donations in a free-flowing fashion to the local community food banks, and helps with the extras such as fresh produce, dairy and meat as well as dry goods. For more information, please visit: http://www.huroncountyfoodbank.org/. Dramatic Readings: Worship Committee is looking for 9 people to participate in dramatic readings over the Christmas Season. If you are interested please talk to one of the members: Ed, Brian, Christine, Lorraine or Pastor Paul. Council Clippings: We approved upgrading the flooring in the hallway from the fellowship hall to the gym and from the main office toward the sanctuary. The upgraded flooring will be more durable and requires less maintenance and care. We have continued in conversations about our church’s support of missions/missionaries. We are moving forward with World Renew and are looking at partnering with World Renew as a global engagement partner. We hope to have representatives from World Renew at our next Council meeting. We have narrowed in on our functional set of bylaws. The bylaw review committee will be meeting soon to discuss potential revisions and changes. We have acquired the services of Teresa Douma, the lawyer who helped Classis Huron become incorporated, to help guide us in our bylaw revision process. We set a draft agenda for the fall congregational meeting. The tentative date and time of the meeting is Monday November 25, 2019 at 7:30PM. Committees and ministries are reminded that their proposed budgets for 2020 are to be submitted to Kelly by Nov. 1. We approved a recommendation from consistory to expand our Council by adding another elder who will be specialized in focus as a youth elder. They will function fully as an elder (i.e. be serving elder on Sundays, help with administration of Lord’s Supper, attend Council & Elder meetings, etc.). They will offer pastoral care specifically to our youth and young peoples. We hope to install a youth elder early in 2020, and then will transition one existing general elder role into a second youth elder role in the spring elections of 2020. This will give us a council of 4 deacons, 4 general elders and 2 youth elders. Pastor Paul and his family will be away on vacation from November 18 – 24. We dealt with a number of other correspondence items. If you would like to learn more or if you have any questions or concerns, then please contact a member of Council and we will gladly come for a visit and chat. GEMS Fundraiser: You may have noticed a bright yellow paper in your church mailbox. Please consider supporting our GEMS Girls' Club by ordering some poultry products. Orders and payments are due to Kelly by Thursday October 24th, and delivery is expected to be Thursday, November 14th. Please contact Kelly if you have any questions. No Church Service In Vanastra On October 20!!! You may or may not have heard the announcement last week that there will be no church service in Vanastra on October 20. Instead, our congregation will be storming the steeple of Clinton CRC. As you may be aware, Clinton is currently vacant (without a pastor) and they were hoping to celebrate a couple of baptisms on October 20. Pastor Paul was asked if he could go to Clinton to preach and lead the baptisms. When our elders discussed the possibility, we decided that this is a great opportunity to be the body of Christ that reaches beyond the walls of a building. So rather than sending Pastor Paul on his lonesome, we wanted to seize this opportunity to gather together in worship and celebration with our brothers and sisters at Clinton CRC. For our members who may not have a form of transportation from Vanastra, we are looking for a few volunteers to meet at our church at 9:45 a.m. to offer a ride. For any of our members who were listed on the Sunday duties list (Sunday School, Musicians, Nursery, etc.) you get the week "off." If you have any questions or concerns please call your elder or Pastor Paul. Let us come together in this opportunity to worship and celebrate together. In Christ, the Consistory of Vanastra Community CRC. Reformation Day Service at Exeter CRC: You are welcome to join together as area Christian Reformed Churches (Blyth, Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Lucknow, and Vanastra) at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2019 gathering together at Exeter CRC (332 Huron St. W., Exeter) for a Reformation Day service. There will be songs, scripture, dramatic readings and the celebration of Lord’s Supper. We look forward to joining together in unity and praising our God for his faithfulness to his people. Refreshments will be served following the service. Property Committee is looking for one other person to join. We welcome all interested persons, but are especially seeking a female as our current members are all male. Please talk to Justin for more information. Seafarers: The Seafarers Newsletter for October, 2019 has been posted in the hallway and on the Bridge App.
OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY The Wingham & District Right to Life: We will begin 40 Days of Prayer at the end of the Life Chain. Copies of the prayers are available at the Life Chain, from board members, or online at winghamright2life.com. A Community Prayer Service will be held to close the 40 Days of Prayer at Sacred Heart Parish, Wingham on Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m. Please join other pro-lifers in prayers for 40 days and at our prayer service. Gather Rise 2019: Come join us at our 4th National Gather Women event! As a leader, we invite women to gather from coast to coast, for an evening of amazing worship and teaching plus an inspirational day of Bible teaching, worship, panels, and real conversations about things that matter to you. Learn from speakers from across the nation including Danielle Strickland, Bruxy Cavey, Cheryl Nembhard, Cathie Ostapchuk and others. This year's theme is Recapture the Wonder, held in Oakville, ON, October 25-26, Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-4:00. Register at gatherwomen.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. A Reason to Celebrate: October 26, 2019 As the Ambassadors Christian Male Choir begin their 51st season of Music Ministry, we invite you to celebrate with us God's amazing blessings as we continue to faithfully bring a message of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love in song. The Ambassadors are based in Hamilton and invite new choristers from neighbouring communities to join us for weekly rehearsals and several concerts each year. The Ambassadors have been singing since 1969 under the direction of our founding director Harold de Haan with Laura Pin and Jessica Norg as our accompanists. Please join us for an evening of celebrating 50 years of God’s faithfulness on October 26, 2019 at the Calvin Christian School auditorium on West 5th Street, Hamilton. Doors open at 5 pm with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, dinner and a variety of entertainment. Tickets at $39.50 each are available from your favourite Ambassador or by reservation by replying to this E-mail invite at email@example.com or call 1(905)-689-6350. Administrative Secretary Maternity Leave: Clinton Christian Reformed Church is seeking a personable individual to fill the position of Administrative Secretary to cover a maternity leave. The Administrative Secretary is an integral member of the church staff team. The Administrative Secretary will have primary responsibility in several areas: receiving people during office hours (visitors and telephone contact), producing the bulletin, website updating, coordinating the bookings for church facilities, providing assistance to ministry staff, teams (Congregational Life, Hospitality, Outreach and Worship) and the Council (Full and Administrative). The Administrative Secretary hours are 30 hours/week plus meetings. The position would start in November to allow for training. For a full job description please email Kimberly Van Wyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by October 28, 2019. The movie, Unplanned, will be playing at Sacred Heart Parish Hall (220 Carling Terrace, Wingham) on Nov. 3rd. Show time is 2:00 p.m. This movie is based upon the memoir of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director. It provides information about abortions provided by Planned Parenthood, both surgical abortions performed in their clinic and non-surgical abortions using the 2-pill method using the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. It shows how dramatically a person’s opinion about abortion can change when they are educated about abortion. It also emphasizes the power of prayer and support in helping women who decide not to be involved in the abortion industry. Plan to view this movie, and bring a friend (or friends) with you! And even better still: there is no admission charge to see this move. (Suitable for mature teenagers and adults) Come Celebrate 100 Years In Missions: Johanna Veenstra took a giant leap of faith. In 1919 she became the first Christian Reformed missionary to serve outside North America. Please join Resonate Global Mission to celebrate what God has done over the past 100 years with a vision that carries Resonate into the future. Special guest speakers, Rev. Istifanus Bahago (Sierra Leone) and Sara DeMoor, (Guelph). There will be two fundraising events on November 15th. Cost is free. Luncheon at Holland Christian Homes, Horizon Hall at 12:00 and dinner at Redeemer University College at 6:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-730-3490. Generations of Faith Conference 2019: Hosted by Huron Chapel in Auburn November 22-23. Speakers this year include Brett Ullman, Scott Stein, and David Payne. Activities include main speakers, Q&A sessions, workshops, and hangout times. There is a provided lunch and child care on Saturday. Cost for the entire conference is $10 per person, $20 per family, and $25 at the door. Find more details and register at https://www.huronchapelyouth.com/generation-of-faith-2019. Save the Date: "A Journey to Christmas" with the Libertas Male Choir. Mark your calendars for this very special concert series as we welcome back from the Netherlands, our director, Martin Mans with Martin Zonnenberg on organ/piano and Marjolein de Wit on flute. November 27-30, 2019. Tickets and info including locations: https://www.libertasvoices.com/ or call 905.522.0001. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2:00 p.m. in Toronto only.
SCHOOL NEWS HCS: Looking for an opportunity to do something fun, that also blesses others in your community? Then think about volunteering with “of Rack and Room”. We are currently looking for volunteers for one morning/afternoon a month (or more would be fantastic). No prior retail experience or knowledge is necessary as we are happy to train. Meet people from the community….fill a necessary void…. and do a little “thrift” shopping as well. It doesn’t get much better than that!! If retail isn’t your thing then consider assisting us in sorting on Monday mornings. Join our enthusiastic group of ladies that meet on Mondays to get everything store ready for the rest of the week. If you’re interested in either of these positions please call/text Brenda (manager) at 519-440-2744 or Kirsten (our calendar coordinator) at 519-807-5728. Thank you, we look forward to hearing from YOU! Job Opening: Huron Christian School (HCS) has a 60% position (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) for someone who has EA or ECE qualifications, or someone who loves spending time with young children. We are looking for someone who can spend time in our JK class, supporting these young learners as they begin to explore God’s world in a school setting. A profound love for God and His children, a nurturing, caring, patient personality would all be necessities. Experience working with, or raising children would be very helpful. Please forward your cover letter, resume, along with three references (professional, personal and pastoral) by email or other methods to the attention of the principal, Mr. Nick Geleynse at email@example.com. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 23. HCS: Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, October 18. Doors will open at 6:30 so that you can tour through the new school. At 7:30 we’ll gather in the gym for a time of Praise and Worship. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Thank you, Lord, for your goodness to us! Don’t Forget! This is the last week to get your donation forms in for the HCS Dinner & Auction; they are due by October 15, 2019. Go together with your family or friends and put together an item for the auction! Need ideas? Contact your area representative (Karen) or online at www.huronchristianschool.ca or send your requests directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the dinner are also available through your area representative or the school office. Tickets are $45 per person, or purchase a table of 10 for $450 for a delicious dinner catered by High Creek Farms Catering on November 17, 2018. New this year is a seating arrangement, so be sure to specify who’s name your table is booked under! This is a great opportunity to invite people from the community to learn more about HCS! Thank you for supporting Huron Christian School.