We Gather to Worship Welcome & Announcements Opening Prayer *Call to Worship: Psalm 133 *Gathering Song: "Open the Eyes of My Heart" *God’s Greeting *We Greet One Another *Praise & Worship: "10,000 Reasons" "How Great Is Our God" Children’s Message: Jake *Children’s Song: "Our God Is So Big" **Children in JK-gr. 2 leave for Sunday School** We Profess Our Faith *Song of Preparation: "The Servant Song" Call to Confession: 1 John 1:5-2:2 Prayer of Confession Words of Assurance: Ephesians 2:19-22 *Song of Dedication: "Lord, I Need You" Offering Prayer: Deacon Offering: Church Ministries / Deacon's Fund Offertory We Hear and Respond to God's Word Prayer for Illumination Scripture: Romans 12:9-16; 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Message: One Another - Living in Harmony **Children in grades 3-4 leave for Sunday School *Song of Response: "Bind Us Together" Congregational Prayer We Go Out to Serve God *Closing Song: PsH 410 "Crown Him With Many Crowns" *God's Blessing *Doxology: "We Receive Your Blessing" *Please stand, in body or in spirit
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 attendants and children; give thanks for willing volunteers; pray for the children to play safe and to grow in faith. - for our council and congregation as we continue to pursue a partnership with missions in Guatemala through World Renew; pray for progress in the work toward food security, community health, financial stability and peace and justice. - for Pastor Paul and his family while he is on sabbatical until February 2. - from Winnie H.: My brother in law Doug H. has fallen. His left hip, pelvis bones, and head of femur are completely shattered. The hospital in Thunder Bay has informed him that it may be March before the 10 hour surgery can be performed. We are asking for prayer for healing for Doug, his wife Kate who is also just out for hospital due to kidney stones, and that the house in Dryden will sell very quickly. We are so grateful that they both are believers and can recognize Jesus' presence in all this. Thank you so very much. - for the YFC Mid-Huron Ministry as they continue to develop a new youth ministry in our area, seeking to hire a full-time staff member. - Please pray for a service and learning team from Bethel CRC in Ontario. They're working with Resonate missionary Adrianna Herrera and the Nehemiah Center this week. Pray for health and safety—and that God will be glorified through their service. Upcoming Special Collections Jan 26: Church Ministries/Deacons Fund Feb 2: Church Ministries / World Renew Global Initiative (Guatemala) Feb 9: Church Ministries Feb 16: Church Ministries / Cadets This Week: The Deacons Fund is used by the deacons to carry out their calling "to serve the congregation and its needy, the community and its needy, the needy of the nation and the world, and to encourage the congregation to do likewise." Next Week: Word Renew has been working in Guatemala since 1976. Current areas of focus include Food Security, Community Health, Financial Stability and Peace & Justice. World Renew helps indigenous peoples / communities as they are relocated to the mountain regions of the country. Together, they are learning about sanitation, how to farm in high altitudes, and how to build community in a new space. Pastor on Sabbatical in January: Pastor Paul will be on sabbatical until February 2nd. Please do not contact him at all regarding any church or pastoral care matters during this time (this includes calls, visits, text messages, emails, etc.). Please instead contact a member of council if you require any assistance. May God continue to bless Pastor Paul during his time of rest and rejuvenation. World Renew Guatemala: On February 2 during the morning service, a representative from World Renew Global Initiative will be doing a presentation about their work in Guatemala. This is a great opportunity to hear more about our new partnership with World Renew. Our first special collection supporting the work in Guatemala will also be held on that Sunday. Thank You: The church has received a thank you card from the YFC Mid-Huron Ministry (the new youth ministry being developed in our area). It is posted beside the mailboxes in the hallway.
OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Why should I be a pro-life member? When pro-life groups approach government, the greater the number of voters represented, the greater the government listens. Your membership dollars contribute to your local group’s advertising on Facebook, billboards, newspapers, radios, and websites. To offer emotional support to leaders in the pro-life movement who may be feeling drained at times. To protect the lives of the vulnerable: The preborn, the disabled, and the elderly. To make your voice heard. Wingham and District Right to Life is now selling memberships for 2020. You may pay any board member, or contact Kathy Waechter at 519-357-1558, Chris Bylsma at 519-523-4555, or Brenda Sjaarda at 519-440-2744. Membership money may also be dropped off at Of Rack and Room, Clinton or mailed to Wingham and District Right to Life, c/o Mrs. Lorraine Clugston, P. O. Box 1001, Wingham, N0G 2W0. Family memberships are $20 and single persons are $10. Thank you for supporting the pro-life movement in this area. IF:West Coast: Women of ALL ages (including teenagers) are invited to gather together to hear inspiring speakers and participate in praise and worship at IF:West Coast. This event will be held at Trinity Church in Goderich on Feb.7 (6-10pm) and Feb.8 (9:30-5:30). Cost is $30 (which covers all your snacks and lunch at the event). This year we will be turning off all the noise and distractions that run our lives and focus solely on the person of Jesus using Romans 8:2 as our focus point. The deadline to register is February 1. For more information check out IF:West Coast on Facebook, or email Heather and Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or this short video that introduces the vision for IF:Gathering 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cNprcigW80. Celebrate Easter in Zambia with EduDeo: Join an EduDeo HANDS Team going to Zambia from April 6–18, 2020. While sharing in some light duty school upgrading, we will also have the opportunity to celebrate our Lord’s death and resurrection with our Zambian brothers and sisters. Come and be a part of this unique cultural experience that will last a lifetime! For more information, contact John Huizinga 289.527.0003 ( email@example.com ).
SCHOOL NEWS “All-You-Can-Eat” Pancake and Sausage Supper held at the Huron Christian School on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meet friends and eat lots of pancakes and sausages. Test your skills in the games room to support students travelling to Ottawa and Montreal. Join us for an evening of good food and fellowship. Huron Christian School Fall Membership Meeting: The annual Fall Membership Meeting of HCS will be held on February 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM. At our meeting, we are excited to have Paul Robertson, Youth Culture Specialist from Youth Unlimited, join us to speak about technology and today's youth. Paul has extensive experience in leading seminars, speaking, and writing about youth culture. Feel free to invite family friends to hear about this timely topic. Following his presentation, we will have the balance of our meeting, including a financial and Capital Campaign/Build update. We hope to see you there! Volunteers Needed: Huron Christian School is excited to announce that this year’s spring musical will be “The Sailor’s Bible” where we will look at the stories of Noah, Jonah, and Paul and their experiences as sailors. In order for this musical to be successful we need your help. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with costumes, stage manager, prop coordinator, set building & design, make-up assistants and a technical director. If you are able to share your talents with us, please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or our musical director Ms. Shailene Norg at email@example.com.