Worship Service: 24 January 2021

My life, my choice?


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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.

Who is the man who fears the LORD? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.
The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He makes known to them his covenant.
My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.


Psalm 25:12–15 (ESV)

2) Announcements

  1. 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 completely. 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.
  2. 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.
    1. Daniela, as you know, has had terrible health troubles with her hands and feet in the past. She desperately needs a small washing machine so that she doesn’t have to wash her clothes by hand anymore. If you know of one that is available to buy / borrow, please let me know.

    2. Des and Cornelia have also asked if anyone knows of a small car they can hire or buy (and pay off). If you know of anyone who has such a car available, please let me know

    • Carel-J and family will be on leave for the following days:
      • Tuesday 26 Jan
      • Thursday 28 Jan
    • If you need help on these days, please contact one of the elders.
  5. 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.
  6. 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


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) Prayer

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Janet van Zyl, Garness Wilson and Annelize Meintjes

    • Praise God that Craig and Erna are safely back from China.
    • Update from Annemarie (via Mark) about Jemma and Paul
      • What a happy morning everyone.  Paul has done really well and was moved to an open ward today.  He is expected to be in hospital about another week.

        Thank you for your faithful and wonderful prayers.  May blessings rain down upon you, thank you for showing me trust and hope and love.

        Jemma had a check up on Monday and her bloods were all perfect so all her ports and tubes were removed.   She still gets tired and is battling to find her appetite but with her Mom being a chef of some standing we know that food will tempt her again.

        Please give our very genuine thanks to all your church, prayer and intercessory groups who have  been holding this family in prayer since October 2019.

        What on earth would we have done without your faithfulness and love for our Heavenly Father – love for Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Indispensable in our lives!!

        At last my heart is lighter. Much love. Annemarie

    • Praise the LORD that the COVID-19 numbers in Stilbaai, Melkhoutfontein and Riversdale have come down a lot.

    • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Garness, Magriet, Lex, Gemma Sainsbury, Yvonne and her daughter Desiree
      • Update about Geoff (Penny’s brother): He is “stable” but the same – i.e. ventilator and in ICU, so please keep praying urgently for him and his family. 
      • PRAY FOR OTHER SICK PEOPLE. Pray for those struggling with cancer. Pray for those who are in hospital at the moment who are not allowed visitors. Pray that they’ll experience God’s presence, comfort and healing.
    • COVID-19:  
      • Pray for everyone who is sick or recovering from COVID-19. Praise God for those who recovered
      • Pray for businesses affected by the lockdown. Pray for all the workers who need to interact with people all day long (tellers, assistants, cleaners, health workers, municipal workers): pray for their protection from the virus

6) Praise Singing

Because we have so many things to praise God for (see Prayers below), we’ll just be singing praise songs today, making much of God.

There was a request for us to sing this one again!


7) Message 


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.


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