Worship Service: 5 July

Beholding the love of God – Tim Keller

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1) Preparation and Prayer

Good morning! Today I’m including another sermon that really meant a lot to me in my walk with the LORD.

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

Psalm 30:4–6 (ESV)
Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favour is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.”

Amen

2) Announcements

  • BACK FROM LEAVE  I (Carel-J) am back from leave this coming Tuesday. As a pastor,  I am allowed to visit people at their homes for things like counseling. (Obviously with precautions like both me and you having to wear masks during the visit). So if you need to see me for anything like that, please let me know on Tuesday!
  • BIRTHDAYS
    • 8th Eugene de Kock
  • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • 6th Clifton and Annalet Donald
  • Bible studies: 
    • The Wednesday morning Bible study will carry on with the book of Romans on Wednesday on Jitsi. Let Carel-J know if you want to join in.
    • The Monday evening group is also using Jitsi for online meetings.  Please contact Craig Boswell if you’d like to join.
    • The teenagers will meet again this Tuesday online.
  • 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.
  • NO SUNDAY SERVICES AT CHURCH HALL YET. We have decided NOT to start our Sunday large-group gatherings under the current regulations. Until we are able to meet again, we will continue with church-in-each-home (online church).
  • NO COMMUNION TODAY. We’ll do it next week. More information to follow

3) Testimonies

Please record yourself sharing a testimony and send it to me, so that we can include it in these services.

This can easily be done inside Whatsapp:
1) Open a chat window with me by clicking on my name. (If you don’t have me on Whatsapp, you’ll have to add me: Carel-J 0840717663)
2) Click on the camera icon at the bottom
3) Click on the reverse icon (🔄) to use front-facing camera
4) Hold in the big circle to record a video.

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: Paul, Janine and Hantie de Villiers; Anthony and Gillian Smith
  • People to pray for:
    • COVID-19. As you see from the news, South Africa is now experiencing an explosion in the number of COVID-19 cases. More and more of you now know friends or family who are sick with COVID-19 and sadly some also know some who passed away from it.
        • Pray for Gert and Elsa Kruger’s son and daughter-in-law in Gauteng who tested positive.
        • Pray for Welma (friend of Miriam Matthysen) who is sick with COVID-19 and really struggles with her breathing.
        • Pray for Mrs Dwaba (wife of Ps Dwaba Snr, a retired Baptist Pastor) She was admitted to Grootte Schuur Hospital with severe COVID-19 symptoms.
      • In Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Western Cape the hospitals have reached capacity so health workers are needing to make the decision who they need to help and who not. Please keep both the ones sick with COVID-19, their family and the health workers in your prayers
    • George and Lesley Blumrick are looking for more permanent accommodation in Stilbaai.
    • John Malan (Mark Symons’ brother in law; Helen’s brother) for a quick diagnosis, treatment and cure of mutated cancer.
    • Carel-J Rischmuller is doing much better with his hiatal hernia, due to prayer, medicine and small meals! 🙂
    • Martha, Godwin, Desiree (Yvonne Roth’s daughter), Garness, Sharn, Lex
    • The missionaries we support and others.
  • Praise God.
    • Those who have recovered from COVID-19
    • Basically, everyone is now allowed to return to work. Praise God for that. A few sectors are still not allowed to return or not return to capacity. Please keep them in your prayers.
    • All grades are able to return to school at Bertie Barnard from this week. Pray for other schools as well.
  • 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:
    • Pray for the passion to follow God’s Word and to love every person He brings into our lives

7) Message

Open your Bible to 1 John 3. 🙂

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.

Amen!

 

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