Worship Service: 3 January 2021

Defeating Disappointment

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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.

You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.

Amen

Psalm 119:65–68 (ESV)

2) Announcements

  • No worship services at the hall until it is allowed again and safe to do so.

    • PLEASE do not use this time to self-isolate. Stay safe by avoiding groups of people, but a good idea is to invite someone else to come and do online church with you on a Sunday morning.
  • BIRTHDAYS
    • 5th Greg Warner;
    • 7th Alwyn Vorster
  • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • None
  • 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 or need to quarantine, please let us know. Let us know what type of help you need. E.g. help with buying your groceries, deliver meals, 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
  • Our Theme for 2021 is: Being the Body of Christ. Journey with us as we take up the role God has called us to fulfil.

  • Being the Body of Christ - Logo

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:

 

  • If you haven’t watched this video yet, please watch to see what we as a church must be praying for.

    • I also want to add two more things to that list:
      • 8) People who work in public places so that they will be protected from getting infected.
      • 9) Pray for people who have lost their jobs during this time. Pray that God will open doors for them in 2021 to find work again. 
  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Sharn Brummer, Des and Cornelia Schoombie, Karin and Hendrik Coetzee
  • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Garness, Magriet, Lex, Gemma Sainsbury
  • Pray for everyone who is sick or recovering from COVID-19
    • Peet Hands has tested positive and is quite sick.
    • Martha’s granddaughters Anika and Kay has both tested positive for COVID-19. They are better.
    • Please continue praying for Yvonne as she also deals with healing from COVID-19  
    • Please pray for Johan and Maryna Oosthuizen in Ou Meule Retirement Home in Riversdal. Ou Meule registered their first positive COVID-19 case. They are currently under full lockdown again
    • Pray for Huis Stilbaai that is going into full lockdown from Monday. Please pray that COVID-19 will not infect anyone in Huis Stilbaai
  • Erna and Craig in China

8) Message AND Communion

Please get your bread and grape juice / wine ready; the communion is part of the sermon video.

 

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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