Worship Service: 6 December 2020

Lessons from Lockdown: Be Generous

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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.

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives; I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.

Amen

Psalm 37:21,25-26

2) Announcements

  • VERY NB UPDATE/CHANGE:In planning the December events we’ve learnt that there are many restrictions and challenges in organising outdoor events. So we (as the elders) have been discussing it among ourselves and with the police and have come to the conclusion that it’s just not worth pursuing outdoor events this December.

    So the updated plans are:
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    1) NO Carols-By-Candlelight. Sadly this event will be cancelled this year.
    2) 2 Christmas services in our hall. The Afrikaans service will be at 7:30am and the English service at 9:30am.

    All services will be limited to 100 people, so you will have to book your seats for all services from the 20th of December to the 10th of January

  • The Lord’s supper Next week we’ll have the Lord’s supper on the online service. Please have your bread and juice/wine ready for next week. 
  • BIRTHDAYS
    • 8th Bea Badenhorst
    • 10th Anthony Smith
  • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    •  7th Bryan and Penny Symons
  • 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: Tony and Magriet Dearman, Ned and Zarita Herman and Brian and Rose Fraser.
  • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Sue (Delene’s sister), Garness, Magriet, Lex, Desiree ( Yvonne Roth’s daughter), Sharn, Jeanette Kent, Gemma Sainsbury
    • Update from Yvonne Roth. Please praise God for his goodness!
      On the 8th Nov l came with my grandchildren to Uitenhage for a visit. On the 18th l started not feeling well. By the weekend running high temperature and feeling very tired. Monday evening 23rd a Covid test was done through the nose which was Negative. Tuesday l went to see a dr, still not well and temperature. All tests were done, but the bloodtest showed l am positive. I was hospitalised on Wednesday 25th Nov and by God’s Grace and Mercy, l was allowed to come home to my grandchildren yesterday, after 9 days in hospital. We still puzzled how this happened as we stuck to the rules and continue to do so that l back with them. The hospital staff said it is the first 90year old who walked out of the hospital. I thank Father God for His blessing bringing me through it all. I still need alot of prayer please
  • Erna and Craig in China
  • * Please pray for George and other hospitals, especially for the Port Elizabeth area.
    * 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 that God’s protection against COViD-19 will rest on Stilbaai during the summer holidays.
    * Pray for those who are sick with COVID-19

7) Video van Dirk Bosman se Doop verlede week

8) Message

9) 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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