Worship Service: 16 August 2020

What Do We Pray When The World Is In Crisis? – Revelation 8:1-5img1.png

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1) Preparation and Prayer

Good morning! 

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

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!
Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. 

Amen
(Psalm 141:3-5)

2) Announcements

  • THE WAY FORWARD – We are busy praying and planning the way forward for our church. The things we are working on currently
    • Having a drive-in communion once a month. More information later.
    • If enough people are keen to have Bible study in person at the church hall on Wednesday afternoons, we will start doing this. (It will be a continuation of the Romans Bible study and we’ll do it as prescribed by government: masks, social distancing, etc)
  • NEEDING HELP?  If you are struggling emotionally and spiritually and you are needing counseling, please contact Carel-J.
    If you have any physical needs, please contact Carel-J or one of the elders.
  • PLAN TO HELP THOSE WHO GET SICK WITH COVID-19. We want to help those who need to self-quarantine due to being sick with COVID-19 or who have been in contact with someone who tested positive. This involves two things:
    a) If you do get sick, please let us know. Let us know what type of help you need. E.g. help with buying your groceries, deliver meals, take you to the hospital if you have no transport, etc.
    b) We’ll need volunteers who will be able to help with the above (buying / making and delivering food). If you are able to assist in this way, please let Carel-J know.
  • King’s Kids Online! King’s Kids Online Vraag 6! Kan ons die Bybel vertrou? Rede #4 Vandag kyk ons na profesie!      http://kingskids.org.za/vraag6
    Kyk, Geniet en Stuur Aan!
  • BIRTHDAYS
    • 19th Lex Schwartzel;
    • 20th Peet Hands.
  • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • None
  • Bible studies:
    • The Wednesday morning group A study in Romans via Jitsi online meetings. Speak to Carel-J or Mark if you’d like to join.
      • We are still planning an in-person Bible study for Wednesdays (The planned in-person meeting will be the same as this Bible study) If you would like to join this in-person Bible studies, let Carel-J know
    • The Monday evening Bible study is also using Jitsi for online meetings and is doing a great study into apologetics (i.e. answering tough questions about the Christian faith).  Please contact Craig Boswell if you’d like to join.
    • The Teenagers Online on Tuesdays via Jitsi. We start at 18:30. Speak to Carel-J if your age qualifies you and you want to join in!
  • BADISA FOOD PARCELS – Badisa knows of many vulnerable, poor families who are not able to provide for themselves during these times. They pack and deliver food parcels to these families. You can help by buying and placing non-perishable items in the containers provided at SPAR and OK.

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

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE FAITHFULLY GIVING!

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!

A new song to fit in with our theme today!

 

6) Prayer

Spend time in prayer praying for the following:

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Ian and Sonja Margerison; Mike and Gill Nel
  • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Godwin, Martha, Desiree (Yvonne Roth’s daughter), Garness, Lex, Sharn (back still very sore), Magriet, John Malan, Russell Alford, Lorna Truelove.
    • Jemma Sainsbury – The results of Jemma’s scan showed that the cancer had been halted except for one tumor on her sternum. She is scheduled for 4 day hospital chemo sessions in total isolation in the first week of Sept, Oct and November. If this is successful her bone marrow will be removed cleaned and put back. She and her family need much prayer
    • Dorien – Message from Maureen Marud “Please pray for Dorien, my cousin’s daughter, who has breast cancer, for which she has had chemotherapy and a mastectomy. Today (Friday) she hears the results of the final round of chemo (administered on July 3) after traces of cancer were detected following the mastectomy.”.
      UPDATE: Dorien says the doctor is satisfied with her progress and has given her an estrogen blocker to take, but she doesn’t give any details, like when she has to see the dr again. She sounds tired. Thanks for praying, dearest.
    • Greg Woods (son of Mark’s friend) – Greg Woods has been diagnosed with Birkett’s melanoma which is not too severe and treatable so there’s hope Please pray for him for salvation and healing.
    • Mike Nel – “The bite is healing. I just having a lot of trouble with the nerve endings in the foot. When the dog bit me it was really deep thus the damage to the nerves. I am on medication for the nerves and they are helping tremendously. God bless. Mike
  • PRAISE GOD
    • Marius (friend of Miriam Matthysen) had an op to his neck after a bad fall, but the operation went well. He is recovering at home, being booked off from work for a month.
    • For the Rain
  • 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 that the church will rise up to the challenge to become a praying church

7) Message

You can open your Bible to Revelation 8:1-5 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.

Amen!

 

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