Worship Service: 17 May 2020

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1) Preparation and Prayer

Good morning! I pray that you will be blessed as you join us in doing online church this morning. Even though we long for the day that we can meet in person again, we are thankful that we still have other methods to spend time together.

Read the following Psalm as a prayer in preparing your heart for meeting with God.

Psalm 143:5–6 (ESV)
143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
143:6 I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Amen

2) Announcements

  • BIRTHDAYS
    • 18th Estelle Vorster
  • IN NEED. If you experience any need at the moment, whether it is financial or for essential goods please let Carel-J know.   I’m also available for Whatsapp video chats, if you are struggling emotionally/spiritually. Let me know!
  • FAITH FOR DAILY LIVINGS. There are still many Faith For Daily Living devotionals available from Delene. Please contact her if you want a copy.
  • Bible studies:
    • The Wednesday morning Bible study has started with online meetings with Jitsi. Please contact Carel-J if you’d like to join in.
    • The Sunday evening Bible study has moved to Monday and is also using Jitsi for online meetings.  Please contact Craig Boswell if you’d like to join.
    • The teenagers meet on Tuesday afternoons for an online Bible study. If you know any teenagers who would like to join, please let Carel-J know
  • HELP BADISA BY MAKING SOUP. Badisa hands out soup 6 days a week in Melkhoutfontein. If you are able to make and donate soup to them, please contact their offices 0839735772. They still hand out parcels to needy families in Stilbaai and Melkhoutfontein; if you’d like to donate to this place items in the trolleys designated for this at Spar and OK.
  • Church camp POSTPONED. We will reschedule once the COVID-19 pandemic is over
  • King’s Kids Week CANCELLED.
  • “MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU” outreach. 
    • It’s been great to see how many of you have taken up this challenge to personally reach out to others to show them love by means of practical acts of love. Below are some ideas of things you can do:
      • Deliver food at their home.
      • Pick some flowers and drop at their home
      • Drop a bag of groceries at their home.
      • Buy them vouchers that they can use after the lockdown. (Some companies that are not allowed to do business now, are selling vouchers that you can redeem after the lockdown)
      • Offer to help them in a practical, legal way: e.g. take their dog for a walk.
      • If you know they have bills / debt, help to pay off their debt.
      • Regularly phoning and keeping contact with someone.
    • As far as possible it is best to stay anonymous when you help them (which is not possible for many of the examples above). But if you want you can print out the card below and give it to them with your act of love.

May the LORD bless you

3) Testimonies

You are welcome to record yourself sharing a testimony and send it to me, so that we can include it in these services. (You can record yourself on your phone and then whatsapp the video to me)

4) Offering

If God leads you to support our ministry, you can either EFT the money into our account (details below) or if you do not have access to EFT, please contact Bruce Waldek to assist you. (Bruce Waldek 076 595 9325)

Still Bay Baptist
ABSA Acc no. 40-8681-9877
Branch code 632005
Acc Type : Business Cheque

5) Praise Singing

Let us fill our homes with praise singing to our almighty God!

6) Prayer

Spend time in prayer.

  • People on the bulletin to pray for: Shane, Kealla and Kai Pratt; Daniela de Jager
  • Sick people to pray for:
    • Martha is still in Bayview
    • Godwin, Gemma, Sue,  Desiree (Yvonne Roth’s daughter), Magriet
    • Garness values your prayer for her to be able to walk again without her walker.
    • Miriam Matthysen managed to get her medicine.
  • Pray for
    • Daniela de Jager who needs a new place to stay
  • Pray for the 3 things we want to pray for every day
    1) Spiritual health. Pray for God to strengthen, encourage and grow his church. Pray for people to turn to God.
    2) Physical health Pray for God to have mercy on Stilbaai, SA, Africa and the world. For healing and protection from infection.
    3) Emotional health. Pray against anxiety, loneliness, fear and depression.
  • Prayer for today:
    • THANKS Make a list of the good things God has been doing in your and your families lives during the lockdown and thank God for it.

7) Message

You can open your Bible to Philippians 1 before clicking on the video below. 🙂

 

8) Final Hymn

9) Blessing

Read this out loud as a blessing over yourself and your family

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

 

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