We Gather in Humility Prelude: "He Will Hold Me Fast" Welcome & Announcements Opening Prayer *God’s Greeting *We Greet One Another Invitation to the Table *We Celebrate Communion *Communion Song: "All in All" We Praise Our God **Attendants, Toddlers and Infants leave for Nursery** *Praise & Worship: "O Praise the Lord for It Is Good" "Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty" Children’s Blessing *Children’s Song: "Rescue Me" (Youtube) **Children ages 3 – gr. 1 leave for Sunday School** We Give Thanks *Song of Thanksgiving: "It Is Good to Sing Your Praises" Offering Prayer: Offering: Church Ministries Offertory: "He Will Hold Me Fast" We Hear and Respond to God's Word Prayer for Illumination Scripture: Luke 20:45-47 Message: Distractions - Me, Myself & I **Children grades 2-4 leave for Sunday school** *Song of Response: "Lift High the Cross" Congregational Prayer We Go Out to Serve God *Closing Song: "He Will Hold Me Fast" *God's Blessing *Doxology: "To God Be the Glory" *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. Large print Bibles and songbooks 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, Marg D, Harry, Mary Jane, and Chris R as they serve as our elders. - for Justin, Johan, Robert W, and Andrew S as they serve as our deacons. - for our Play Group that meets weekly; may the parents enjoy fellowship while their young children play together - Johan and Janna's close friend Nancy has passed away; please pray for her friends and family - particularly her daughter Trina - as they mourn the loss of a loved one - pray for William (new son of Jason and Rachel) as he has remained in the hospital for several days since his birth due to some health concerns - continue to pray for those who have recently lost a loved one; pray for comfort as they continue to mourn; pray for strength and support as they adjust to life without their loved one. Recent losses include: Bruce (husband of Marie), Albert (father of Tim and Sonya), Minnie, Herman (husband of Janet) - during this season of Lent, may we anchor our worship on our need for Christ in our lives and our desire to daily put to death our old, sinful ways and to put on Christ, living new lives in him - a Resonate missionary in Sierra Leone asks you to give thanks for the many people from a Muslim background who have accepted Christ as their Savior. Pray they will remain faithful in serving God despite provocations and mockery that they may receive from family members. - Alive in Grandville, a Resonate church plant in Michigan, recently held their first worship service together! They ask you to pray that all the people who come through their doors will feel welcomed and that the gospel will be proclaimed. Upcoming Special Collections: Mar 17: Church Ministries Mar 24: Church Ministries / Room2Grow Mar 31: Church Ministries / Deacons Thank You: The family of Albert W. would like to thank everyone in our church family for your prayers and support during our time of loss. Thank you especially to the deacons and to Pastor Paul for preparing the luncheon and the funeral service. Cadet Meat Fundraiser: Orders were due in by Thursday March 7th cadet night. We will confirm with all those who order, but we hope to have the pick-up night on Thursday March 21st. Any questions contact Paul V. Easter Service led by Soul Purpose: Come and enjoy an evening of praise and fellowship on April 7 @ 7:00 at St. Joseph's Kingsbridge Community Center. Psalm 23 is one of the best-known and beloved portions of the entire Bible. The pictures presented in Psalm 23 are precious, Jesus is the Lamb of God, we often highlight this part of his identity during Lent, Jesus is also our Shepherd as we walk with him through life. Join us as we use Psalm 23 as a guide to journey through Lent and Holy Week with scripture and song. Free will offering at the door. Food, Fellowship and Information: We have been given the opportunity to host, meet with and learn from Kohima Daring during the next week. Kohima serves as a field staff member of World Renew in Bangladesh and India. She works to promote health, literacy, justice education, small business development and income generation in an area of the world that is home 27% of the world's poorest people. World Renew in Bangladesh is on the front line of the fight to end poverty in one of the word's most impoverished places. This Thursday, March 21, 2019, Kohima will be joining us for our Transitions Potluck Dinner at 5:30 at the Church. Following the potluck, at 7:00 p.m., she will be giving a presentation and taking questions on the work of World Renew in Bangladesh and India. Please consider coming to the potluck and presentation as we learn together about the ways that we can continue to partner with World Renew to fight hunger and poverty. Flourishing Congregations: There has been a good response to the Flourishing Congregations survey so far, but Council would like to encourage all those who have not yet completed the survey to do so. The information gathered will be used in a study of how the Church in Canada is doing. We can also receive a report on how our church in particular is doing. In order to receive this personalized report, however, we must have at least half of our adult regular attenders fill out the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday March 31, 2019 at 5:00PM (EST). The survey has been sent to you via email. If you did not receive the survey please contact a member of Council.
OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Orangeville Christian Reformed Church will be hosting a Youth Dinner and Worship Service. The Orangeville CRC youth have been busy planning a time of worship, fellowship & fun for all youth in Classis Toronto and Huron. The worship service will begin at 4:30 followed by dinner & games. Pastor Andrew will speak on our identity - we can rejoice that being a Child of God frees us from fear and insecurity! Make it a road trip for your entire youth group or just come with a friend or 2. Families are also welcome! Aging: the Final Frontier is a one day conference held on Saturday, March 30 at the Gibson Center in Toronto, 5 minutes east of HWY 404 and Steeles Ave. Co-sponsored by CRC Faith Formation Ministries and CRC Disability Concerns, the workshops will address issues faced by the elderly, those who ministry to and with the elderly in our churches, those who have elderly parents, and those who are pondering what life may be like as one ages. There is a 25% discount for those who come with 5 or more from one church. For more information and to register, Google search: "Aging Final Frontier." (A longer version of this announcement is available on the Bridge App.) Inspirational Women's Conference: Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Meeting House in Oakville, ON. All women are invited for a day on inspiration, worship and fellowship, with the theme of "In You. I Am. Enough. My grace is sufficient." 2 Cor. 12:9. Speaker: Megan Fate Marshman, Worship Leader: Brooke Nicholls, Storyteller: Sara Weber. Come and be refreshed and renewed; bring your friends! For more information, and to register on-line go to: www.inspirationalwomen.ca. (There are also some posters and registration forms available in the hallway and on the Bridge App). Calling All Graduates! If you are graduating from high school, are pursuing post-secondary education, and have made a contribution to the pro-life movement, we would love to hear from YOU. You may be eligible to WIN the Wingham and District Right to Life Bursary. Please contact Brenda Sjaarda at 519-440-2744 or email email@example.com to obtain an application for this award. If you know of someone who may be eligible, please encourage them to apply. We would love to hear all of the wonderful ways youth are making a difference in support of life. Deadline for applications is June 3, 2019.
SCHOOL NEWS Grandparents/Seniors Day: Huron Christian School would like to invite all our senior friends to our annual Grandparents/Seniors Day to be held on Friday, April 5. We have planned a day full of activities beginning at 10:00 a.m. and running until 2:00 p.m. Classroom visits will take place at our temporary location (Vanastra CCRC) and the lunch and program will take place in Clinton at the Libro Community Hall. If you would like to attend or would like more information, please call the school at 519-482-7851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. We look forward to seeing you there! Job Opening: Huron Christian School (HCS) invites applications for definite teaching positions for the 2019/20 school year. If you are an OCT qualified, Christian educator who is passionate about sharing your love for God and discovering the wonder of His creation with children, and have qualifications in the primary, junior, or intermediate divisions, we would like to hear from you. If you have leadership aspirations and are interested in joining our leadership team, we encourage you to apply. HCS is a school that is growing in numbers and in September we hope to move into a facility that has undergone major renovations and additions. If you would like to become part of this dynamic community please submit your cover letter, resume, statement of faith, philosophy of Christian education, along with three references (professional, personal and pastoral) electronically to the attention of the principal, Mr. Nick Geleynse at email@example.com. Application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Job Opening: Huron Christian School (HCS) invites applications for a definite opening for a Director of Student Services. This is an 80% position with possible additional teaching time to create a full time job. The Director of Student Services is responsible to oversee the learning of students with exceptionalities, provide support for staff as they teach these students in the classroom, connect with outside agencies to provide support for these students, and supervise the team of paraeducators. For a detailed job description, please contact the school. If you are an OCT qualified, Christian educator who is passionate about sharing your love for God and discovering the wonder of His creation with children, and have qualifications in Special Education, we would like to hear from you. HCS is a school that is growing in numbers and in September we hope to move into a facility that has undergone major renovations and additions, including a Student Services Centre and sensory room. If you would like to become part of this dynamic community please submit your cover letter, resume, statement of faith, philosophy of Christian education, along with three references (professional, personal and pastoral) electronically to the attention of the principal, Mr. Nick Geleynse at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. London Christian High presents…. Seussical: This year's drama production, Seussical, is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! This production brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. This show is fun for the whole family! Tickets can be purchased at londonchristianhigh.ca beginning on February 28th. Evening show dates are March 28, 29, 30 and the Seniors’ Matinee is on March 26 at 1pm. For more information, call the school at 519-455-4360 or email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful production! ‘Dinner & A Show’ Fundraising Evening: On the evening of Saturday, March 30, we invite you, our community, to a special Dinner & a Show Fundraiser for London Christian High. For just $50 per ticket, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and take in our school’s drama production, Seussical. This is a wonderful way to support our students’ learning while enjoying a night out! Tickets will be available through our website at londonchrisitianhigh.ca beginning February 28. Please connect with Gabriella at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-455-4360 ext. 231 with any questions. Registering for Fall 2019 @ London Christian High: Registration is now open for the 2019-20 school year and applications are starting to come in! We're very excited about welcoming new students to our school and growing in community together! For more information, explore our website londonchristianhigh.ca or connect with Gabriella at 519-455-4360 ext. 231 or email@example.com to book a tour. We look forward to hearing from you!