Worship Service: 13 December 2020

Lessons from Lockdown: Live empowered by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ

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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.

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Amen

Psalm 105:1-4

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

  • BIRTHDAYS
    • 15th Liesl Pieterse;
    • 16th Maryna Oosthuizen;
    • 17th Carol Malan
  • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • 19th Herman and Anne Jolink.
  • 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.
  • Creation Ministries evening at our church: 23 Dec
  • CMI Poster with booking
  • 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: Louis and Pauline Rowles, Johan and Maryna Oosthuizen
  • 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
  • Erna and Craig in China
  • Please pray for Miriam Matthysen whose son passed away on Friday.
  • Pray for God’s protection over Stilbaai during the summer holidays.

7)Lord’s Supper

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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