Worship Service: 7 February 2021

When We Don’t Understand Why – Charles Stanley 

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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.

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.


Psalm 42:11 (ESV)

2) Announcements

  1. We are back to meeting in the hall! 

    • We will continue creating online services for those who (for good reasons) cannot attend the services yet. The message in the online service will be the one recorded the previous Sunday at the hall. So the message preached today will be online next week.
  2. Next week in the online worship service: Communion. So please remember to have your elements (bread and grape juice/wine) ready

  3. Bible studies: Check with your Bible study leader if your meetings are starting in person. 

    1. Check the front of the bulletin if you want to join a group
    2. NB: Craig and Erna’s group who used to meet on a Monday will now meet on a Tuesday
      • Craig and Erna Boswell
        Tuesdays 6pm
        5 Rossouw steeg.

        Will be doing some biblical perspective on finances, government, hospitality and other gifts….for now.

    • 7th Sharn Brummer  (TODAY!)
    • 7th Charmaine de Ponte; (TODAY!)
    • 8th Karien Rischmuller;
    • 9th Vicky Jonker.
    • 7th Andries and Amanda Horn;
    • 11th Jeff and Denise Sanders
  6. 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. 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

  8. 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.
  9. 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: :Vicky Jonker, Maureen Marud, Brenda and Michael Swift

    • Praise the LORD that the COVID-19 numbers in Stilbaai, Melkhoutfontein and Riversdale are decreasing
    • Praise God that we are (legally and safely) allowed to meet together at the Sunday worship service and in Bible studies.
    • Michael Margerison and his girlfriend Georgia both have COVID-19, but their chests and breathing are not affected.

    • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Garness, Magriet, Lex, Gemma Sainsbury, Yvonne and her daughter Desiree, Amanda’s dad, Penny’s brother
      • Ned and Zaritha Herman have both tested positive for COVID-19. They are both doing well, but the doctors are keeping an eye on Ned’s diabetes. They thank the church for their prayers.
      • Pray for Michael Margerison (Ian and Sonja’s son living in the UK). Both him and his girlfriend, Georgia, have tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep on praying for their continued healing.
      • Please pray for MARK who has cancer. Mark ‘s mother lives with Miriam in the same house and both Mark and his mom need your prayers.
      • 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 businesses who have / are being affected by the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that God will provide for them.
      • Pray for those who have lost their jobs due to the results of COVID-19 and the lockdown.

6) Praise Singing

Last week Grace said this is one of the best songs ever, so we’re singing it 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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