Worship Service: 29 November

Lessons from Lockdown: Learn Contentment

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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.

O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Amen

Psalm 131:1–2 (ESV)

2) Announcements

  • We’re having ANOTHER baptismal service today after the morning service. 🙂

  •  COVID-19 update:

    • just a request for prayer and precaution. The COVID-19 numbers in the Garden Route are rising drastically. I received a message from one of the doctors at the George provincial hospital that they are currently at maximum oxygen usage. There is no more space for anyone to be put onto oxygen. And yet the number and rate of patients are increasing

      So two requests:
      1) PRAY
      2) Please minimise your risks of being infected and infecting others

      Remember, the crisis of a pandemic is not measured by what percentage of the population gets sick, but whether the medical systems can cope with the number of people who are sick. And we are beyond crisis mode now. Be safe. Be praying. Be trusting.

  • BIRTHDAYS
    • 3rd Karlien van Zyl
    • 5th Cornelia Schoombie
  • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • 1st Carel-J and Renee Rischmuller
  • 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.
  • King’s Kids Online! If you have primary school children visiting you for December, it might be a good idea to have the King’s Kids video ready for them to watch.
    • Please let Carel-J know if you want a DVD. The DVDs are free, but if you’d like to contribute to the cost, you can just add your donation in with your offering.
  • 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.
  • 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!

6) Prayer

Spend time in prayer praying for the following:

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Missionaries : Bonthuys’s, Mouhsines and Du Toits
  • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Sue (Delene’s sister), Garness, Magriet, Lex, Yvonne, Desiree ( Yvonne Roth’s daughter), Sharn, Jeanette Kent, Gemma Sainsbury
    • Please pray for Jeanette who will be going for an operation on Monday to deal with a nerve trapped in her neck
  • Erna and Craig are heading off to China this week, please cover them in your prayers!
  • * Please pray for George and other hospitals
    * Please pray for the medical staff who are overworked and exhausted.
    * Pray for the people in the Garden Route to take the precautions to spread COVID-19 seriously.
    * Pray for those who are sick with COVID-19

7) Message

10) Final Hymn

11) 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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