Sunday 17th February 2019 service was
by Rev Terry Price
A sermon on FAITH and what it means to have faith !
Presented by Aleida Van Der Flier
Reading by Deon Theron
Music by Alison Crammond
Sound by Marcus Crammond
Thanks for your commitment to our church !
10th February 2019 - Aleida
This upcoming Sunday we will have Aleida presenting the sermon.
And...we have some more questions for you to think about and find some answers to......
To start with, Aleida has challenged us to ask
"What is Faith ?"
And...we have another question for you to think about and find some answers to
What do Jairus a synagogue ruler and an unnamed sick woman have in common ?
Well, come along on Sunday at 10 o clock and find out the answers !
Img c/o Inspired Fountain
Our view out of the back windows at the church was really beautiful with snow on the mountains in the background.
Service was conducted by Rev David Bruce.
As a start he called up the "little people" to the front of the church, and went on to shake hands and introduce himself to each one individually. He asked them what their names were.
This was a lesson in how we get to meet others and learn more about them and appreciate their good qualities.
Also taught was to see and be grateful of the awesome natural beauty that is all around us, all created by God and given to us to enjoy every day.
The lesson was taken from Psalms 19: 1-14
and Romans 1: 18-24
In Romans 1, the apostle Paul referred to Psalm 19, when he explained that everyone knows about God because nature proclaims God’s existence and power. This does not cancel the need for missions because the message of God’s salvation found in The Holy Bible, must still be told to the ends of the earth.
While nature points to the existence of God, the Bible tells us about God’s plan of salvation. God’s people must explain to others how they can have a relationship with God. Although people everywhere should already believe in a Creator, by just looking at the evidence of nature around them, God still needs us to explain His love mercy and grace.
Service led by Terry Price started off with his famous "doggie bag" which has become something all the little folk wait patiently for when Terry arrives.
Not to let the side down Terry produced his famous "doggie bag" and produced a selection of items
First was a bottle of water
We need to be grateful for these basic items he told the little ones
He then reached into the bag and brought our a mini loaf of bread followed by a box of chocolates followed by a jumper. He pointed out how fortunate we were to have all of our daily needs and also some luxury ones too. He also said that we needed to say thank you for our daily needs.
Terry then proceeded to let the little folk move out to Sunday Schoiol and then went on to do his sermon that was from Hebrews 10 : 1 - 12
Terry pointed out how temporary the law of old was and how in order to get close to the top rulers, we would have had to qualify and go through multiple levels of authority to do so, while after Jesus came to earth in the flesh and then died for us on the cross we now have an everlasting and non "gated" or guarded Saviour who is right beside us whenever and wherever we need Him.
Aleida Van Der Flier presented the sermon and answered the questions we posed earlier in the week being "What is the Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God ?" and "Did you ever wonder why Jesus began his ministry in Galilee rather than in Jerusalem ?"
Aleida showed the children a video of how Jesus presented himself to the fisherman and told them to return to the water and try again for the catch that they so needed. He showed them that they could trust him and that he would provide for their every need.
They returned to the water and were soon pulling in their nets laden with so many fish that they had never before caught. They instantly knew that Jesus was more than just another man who appeared in their lives.
He told them to leave everything and go into the country and become "fishers of men" where they would be "fishing" for people to join the church and follow God.
This was the beginning of his recruitment of His 12 Apostles.
After the video Aleida called on a member of the congregation to do the weekly bible reading.
The reading given was from Matthew 4: 12-19
Service was opened by Emily who did the mornings announcements.
She then handed over to Rev Terry Price who led the sermon which was based on:
Hebrews 6: 13 - 20, Hebrews 11:8 and Genesis 22: 16-17
Terry showed how much in our lives is temporary and only the word of good is permanent and trust worthy because it was given as an oath from God himself.
Terry showed the lesson to the little children who had gathered in front of the church, using bottles of bubbles that he blew into the air. The first bottle of bubbles made small bubbles that popped also immediately after they were blown.
The second bottle of bubbles produced larger bubbles which lasted much longer but eventually they also popped.
Terry said that this was not like Gods word, and he then produced his Bible from his infamous "Doggie Bag". He said that the bible was something that lasted forever and was always there to reconfirm Gods oath to us - Hebrews 6:19 - 20 and Hebrews 7: 18-21
Today's sermon was presented by Gary McDowell
He called the little folk in the church to the front to show them what he had been given as gifts for Christmas.
He explained how the DVD of the Incredible's that he had received was about a group of characters, each one with their own unique powers and abilities, each one different and unique like all of us, all different and each with our own unique identities.
He went on to add that we had all received the most fantastic gift ever. One that would always be there and always keep its values in our lives. That gift was of course God's son Jesus and there was nothing we received that would be as INCREDIBLE and enduring as long as we remembered to keep him as part of our daily lives.
Gary then showed his fold out back scratcher pen and when he showed what it was, he said that it would be with him in his pocket whenever he needed it, like Jesus...always there when we need him.
Gary then showed a box of gold covered chocolates. These, he told us, were like the gifts that were brought to baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men.
Gary then invited a member of the congregation to do the reading. Matthew 2: v 1-12
He then carried on with the story of the Wise Men who traveled over 800 km from foreign lands to see the baby Jesus, even going via King Herod without fear to discover where the New King of the Jews was to be born.
Gary also raised some interesting and thought provoking ideas that he asked the congregation to think about in order to become more thoughtful and dedicated to our task of becoming everyday followers.
Rev. Barbara Wilson conducted the Christmas Service...with a brilliant message around how we disguise ourselves while Jesus was always as people saw him in an every day way. The children all dressed in various costumes and they were then asked what they were famous for.
We ended with this beautiful hymn sung by all in the congregation
Service was led by Aleida and also had the children doing their Nativity play for us, most enjoyable.