Lord’s Day 47, November 19, 2017

 

Do this in remembrance of Me. (Luke 22:19)  As we worship our Triune God today, may the Holy Spirit use the means of grace to strengthen our fellowship with Christ and one another.  Let us eat and drink Christ by faith!

 

A hearty welcome to our visitors today! We pray that God will bless you in our midst as we worship Him together. Please join us after the worship services for refreshments and fellowship.

 

 

Morning Service – 9:30 a.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 292:2)
*Song of Approach  PH 320
*Call to Worship   
*Confession of Dependence
     M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?
      C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,
           the Maker of heaven and earth.
*God’s Greeting
*Song of Adoration  PH 233:1,2,5
God’s Law and Promise
Song of Salvation  PH 361
Congregational Prayer
Offerings  1) Church  2) Redemption Prison Ministry
*Song of Preparation  PH 111
Scripture Reading  Mark 15:33-16:8
Text  Mark 15:42-16:8
Sermon  A Faith that does not Disappoint
                 1. Friday’s gloomy ending
                 2. Sunday’s new beginning
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response  HP 152
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
*Song of Thanksgiving  PH 58
Thank Offering  Word and Deed 
*The Benediction
* Doxology  PH 233:6

Afternoon Service – 3:00 p.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 489)
*Song of Approach  PH 228:1-3
*Call to Worship
*Confession of Dependence
    M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?
     C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,
          the Maker of heaven and earth.
*God’s Greeting
*Song of Adoration  PH 204:1-4
*Confession of Faith  Catechism, QA 1 (p. 8)
*concluding doxology  PH 204:5
Reading through the Psalms  Psalm 78:40-72
Congregational Prayer
Offering  Redemption Prison Ministries
*Song of Preparation  PH 422
What We Believe  Lord’s Days 29-30, QA 78-80
Scripture Reading  I Corinthians 10:14-22
Sermon  Recovering the Importance of the
                                Lord’s Supper (II)
                      1. an ordinary sign
                      2. a powerful pledge
                      3. a genuine participation
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response  HP 45
*Benediction
*Doxology  PH 228:10

 

 

This morning we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Jesus Christ who died and rose to take away our sins and give us eternal life. If you are visiting with us and would like to join us, please speak with the greeting elder. May Christ be glorified as we proclaim His death until He comes again!

 

Next Sunday, Lord willing, Pastor Zekveld will exchange pulpits with Rev. Jeremy Veldman from Bethel URC in Aylmer.  May the Lord bless Rev. Veldman as he leads our services next week.

  

 

 

 

November 19

November 26

December 3

GREETERS

a.m.              

 

Fam. J. Benjamins

 

Fam. Johnny Feddema

 

Fam. Fam. W. Feddema

p.m.

Fam. P. Dekker

Fam. John Feddema

Fam. R. Haklander

USHERS

Mike Rooth

Wiebren DeBoer

Adrian Van Rooyen

Owen Veenendaal

Steve Anjema

Chris Prange

COFFEE HOSTS

Dave & Katherine Vanoostveen

Jeff & Christy VanderDeen

 

Jeff & Christy VanderDeen

Henk & Els DeJong

 

Henk & Els DeJong

Aarchie & Marianne Nugteren

HOST

FAMILY

Henk & Sjoukje Pastoor

Alvin & Hermena Brunsveld

Dave & Bethany VanderDeen

SECOND

OFFERING

Redemption Prison Ministries

Christian Counselling Centre

Hispanic Ministries

(Eric Pennings)

NURSERY Rm.1:    

 

 

Rm. 2:

 

Elishia Cowell

Gea Posthumus

Lyn Zekveld

Debbie Bork

Christy VanderDeen

Josina Pranger

Jocelyn Westerhof

Irene VanderDeen

Mary-Beth Anjema

Hedda Hoogendoorn

Janelle Brunsveld

Celine Clarke

Esther Vanderdeen

Judith Vellenga

Miranda Pennings

Nicole Talsma

Kaleena Poort

Janine Bouma

 P.M.   Rm. 1:

   

 Rm.  2:     

Karen Poort

Kezia Haklander

Jennifer Pranger

Allison Anjema

Pam VanderMeyden

Emma Westerhof

Marya Haklander

Jessica Brunsveld

Joanne Huizinga

Faith Anjema

Krista VanderWal

Kayla Dekker

Mother of the Month

                                                   

                                  Cheri Kooistra

 

     

     This Sunday’s Second Offering is for Redemption Prison Ministries which seeks to     work with incarcerated Canadians by bringing God’s word through a bible correspondence      program. They started off with one location in southern Ontario and now have many across Canada. Their prayer is that the Lord will continue to use them    for the temporal      and eternal blessing of incarcerated Canadians.


Collection Boxes:

Through the months of August and September, the collection boxes at the rear of the church were being used for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (www.endthekilling.ca).  We are thankful to say that during that time, Thank-you for your support towards this cause.  The Deacons 

 

Congregational Meeting: Lord willing, our Fall Congregational Meeting
will be held on Monday, December 4, at 8:00 pm. Agendas will be distributed in your mailboxes this Sunday.

 

All Seniors are invited to our meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m., D.V., in Maple Court Lounge at Trillium Village. 
Ralph Bos will introduce the topic “Some of the Kings of Israel”.  Hope to see you all there.  The Coffee will be  ready at 10 a.m. 

 

Our Christmas Fellowship Supper and program is Saturday, Dec. 9, DV.   Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. sharp!  There are sign-up sheets on the literature table in the foyer as well slips for  what food you wish to bring.  If you have any questions, talk to Chris & Antoinette Prange, or Jeremy & Sarah Mulder.  If you would like to contribute something to the program, please contact Dave or Bethany VanderDeen, Dbvanderdeen@gmail.com  

 

Sunday School Children will be practicing their singing for the Christmas program, after the morning service today.  We will have 3 weeks of practice.

 

PRC New Student Day: Grade 8 students and their parents
are invited to attend New Student Day at Providence Reformed Collegiate on Wednesday, December 6
beginning at 10:00 a.m. with our monthly assembly.
Rev. Veldman will be continuing our Reformation theme and will be speaking on "The Christian in the Pew."  An informative presentation about Providence will follow the assembly. Lunch will be provided for visiting students and parents. In the afternoon students are invited to participate in P.E. activities planned for them at the YMCA for which clean indoor shoes are required. Register at providencerc.com (under events tab), or contact the school, (519) 471-0661 or emailing
office@providencerc.com.

 

CCS Winterfest and stamppot dinner: Come join us at Covenant Christian School on Friday, November 24 from 4:30 to 7:30pm for our annual Winterfest and Stampot dinner. There’s a little something for everyone! Come and stay for a delicious meal, stock up on Dutch baked goods, candies and cheese, and enjoy some fellowship!   There is no cost for the dinner but donations to the school are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you there! We are located at 7 Howard Avenue in London.

 

 

CHRISTMAS THEME BENEFIT CONCERT - Two men’s choirs, Crescendo and Men of Note, are performing together and hosting a benefit concert for The Lighthouse, at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 735 Frontenac Cresc., Woodstock, on Saturday, November 25, at 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy an evening of music with us! There will be a free will offering to support the work of The Lighthouse.

  

Praying for Persecuted Churches

Families Again Forced to Flee Hometown (Voice of the Martyrs website)

     Hundreds of Iraqi Christian families had recently returned to their hometown of Teleskuf, after being displaced for years due to attacks perpetrated by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, only to be forced to flee their northern Iraq community all over again. These families have since relocated to
Alqosh and other Christian villages in the Nineveh Plains where they are now seeking refuge from the internal conflict that's presently taking place -- this time, between two of the country's governmental factions.

     The town of Teleskuf, which is located about 30 kilometres north of Mosul, initially fell into the hands of ISIS terrorists in 2014. Yet, since its liberation last year, the town
was rebuilt with the help of the international community; in particular, the Hungarian government. The collaborative rebuilding efforts made it possible for many Christian families to return to their homes.

     However, now that rising tensions are taking place between the Central Government in Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government, there is a deepened level of sectarian strife in the rest of Iraq. Many civilians have been wounded in the conflict, resulting in the mutually shared security concerns of leaders representing various religious, political and civil society groups -- along with numerous internally displaced persons -- over the country's troubling situation.

     In light of the chaos that has ensued in Iraq, we join in the urgent prayers of His people for the need of peace in this country, especially in areas where the conflict is prevalent. Intercede for Iraq's political leaders, asking the Lord to grant them wisdom, diplomacy and direction as they seek to govern the country justly and for the overall betterment of the people.

Matters for Prayer

 

-Let us pray for one another as God commanded us to do. Remember those who are in an especially difficult struggle with sin, those who are going astray, those who battle the darkness of depression. May the Lord Jesus, who constantly prays for us, use your prayers to help His people in their time of need.

 

-We remember those who are expecting children. May the Lord give strength to the mothers as they carry the children, and the fathers as they support their wives throughout their pregnancy. 

 

Birthday Greetings go out to Eli Kok and Henry Smit who celebrate their birthdays today.

 

Pray for our Missionaries: Rev. Ferrari is a church-planter in Milan, Italy.  Please pray for:

1) our coming move to Perugia to start a church-plant there and for a smooth and peaceful transition in the months ahead.

2) the organization of the work in Perugia (since things in Milan are quite settled).

3) my Mother having to depart from her son & our sons having to depart from their father & mother as Cristiana and I move. 

4) the members of Filadelfia as they face this huge change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar for Nov. 12-19, D.V.

 

Sunday, Nov. 19

-Sunday School Choir practice

-Service at Sprucedale at 1:30

-Choir Practice after pm service

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21

-Grade 7 Catechism at 7 pm

-Grade 8 Catechism at 7 pm

-Grades 9/10 Catechism at 7 pm. QA 88-91

-Grade 11-12 Catechism at 8 pm

 Doctrines of Grace, ch. 6; Ephesians 2:1-7

 

Wednesday, Nov. 22

-Council meeting at 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, Nov. 23

- Ladies Bible Study “Mark” meets 9:30 am to study lesson 11.

-Congregational Bible Study at 8 pm. We will study I Kings 5-6.

 

Sunday, November 26

-Sunday School meets after am service

-Choir Practice at 11:00 am

-Young Peoples’ Bible Study at 5 pm

Song of the Month: Thy Mercy and Thy Truth, O Lord (PH 62)

 

Memory Verse:  :  The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble. (Psalm 37:39)

 

Christian Counselling Center: 1-866-833-2741  info@christiancounsellingcenter.ca

Council chairman: Rik Haklander 519-666-3886  rikhak3886@gmail.com

Clerk: George Wiegers –purc.council@gmail.com

Deacon chairman: Martin Vandermeyden – 519-289-5838, firemanmarty@xplornet.ca

Pastor: Harry Zekveld – 519-246-1261, hzekveld@gmail.com

Bulletin Secretary: Liz Looper – 519-247-3702, lizlooper@hotmail.ca    bulletin deadline: Thursdays, 4:00pm.

Church Rental: Janice Kleefman, 519-245-3034, wjkleefman@hotmail.com

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