Worship Service: 28 February 2021

Dealing with the unholy trinity!

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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.


We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.
As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.

Amen

Psalm 48:9–10 (ESV)

2) Announcements

  1. Pre-booking for morning worship meetings. If you’d like to attend the morning worship service at 10am, please pre-book your seat by Whatsapping Louis at 0825245920

    • 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. 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
  3. BIRTHDAYS:
    • 29th Elsa Kruger;
    • 1st Hendrik Coetzee:
    • 3rd Johan Oosthuizen;
    • 4th Des Schoombie
  4. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    •  4th Brian and Rose Fraser,
    • 4th Gert and Elsa Kruger
  5. 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.
  6. CAN YOU HELP?
    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

  7. 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.
  8. 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) Prayer

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Bruce and Delene Waldek, Dirk and Bettie Roussouw
  • PRAISE ITEMS!

    • Praise the LORD that the COVID-19 numbers in Stilbaai, Melkhoutfontein and Riversdale are very low at the moment
    • Praise God that we are (legally and safely) allowed to meet together at the Sunday worship service and in Bible studies.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • Pray for everyone returning to the universities at the moment.
    • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Garness, Magriet, Lex, Gemma Sainsbury, Yvonne and her daughter Desiree, Amanda’s dad, Denzil (Mervyn’s brother), Maryna Oosthuizen (COVID-19), Ned and Zarita (safely home, but still struggling to get fully healthy after COVID-19)
      • 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.
      • Pray for ROSE FRASER going for a shoulder procedure on Monday

7) Praise Singing

 

8) Message 

 

9) Final Hymn

 

10) 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!

Worship Service: 21 February 2021

Glorify God with/in your body

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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.

All the nations you have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.
For You are great and do wondrous things; You alone are God.
Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your steadfast love toward me; You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Amen

Psalm 86:9–13 (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. 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.

  3. BIRTHDAYS:
    • 23rd Marlene Alford
  4. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • 19th Bruce and Delene Waldek
  5. 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.
  6. CAN YOU HELP?
    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

  7. 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.
  8. 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) Prayer

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Jeff and Denise Sanders, Jacques de Kock, Amanda Rautenbach
  • PRAISE ITEMS!

    • 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.
    • Praise God for schools and universities reopening, but pray for the protection of the children and especially the staff
  • PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Garness, Magriet, Lex, Gemma Sainsbury, Yvonne and her daughter Desiree, Amanda’s dad, 
      • Please pray for Denzil (Mervyn’s brother) who has prostate cancer. He is going for radiation.
      • Please pray for Elva Sinclair. We prayed for her son, Mark, who had cancer. Sadly he passed away a couple of days ago. Please pray for Elva and the rest of the family. (Elva stays with Miriam in the shared home)
      • 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:  
      • Update from Ned and Zarita “Have just spoken to the nurse & she says they’re both doing well & could be discharged tomorrow or Monday.: Praise God!
      • Maryna Oosthuizen. Please pray for Maryna Oosthuizen who are also sick with COVID-19. She is on medication and she’s doing well at the moment.

7) Praise Singing

 

8) Message 

 

9) Final Hymn

 

10) 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!

Worship Service: 14 February 2021

You are not the boss – Is that a problem?

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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.

May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,
those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?”
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

Amen

Psalm 12:3–6 (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. 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.

  3. BIRTHDAYS:
    • 17th Ned Herman;
    • 18th Herman du Preez;
    • 19th Caitlyn Kent;
    • 20th Lorraine Kapp
  4. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • 19th Bruce and Delene Waldek
  5. 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.
  6. CAN YOU HELP?
    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

  7. 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.
  8. 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) Prayer

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Carol Malan, Andries and Amanda Horn and Salome Odendaal.
  • PRAISE ITEMS!

    • 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.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • 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
      • 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:  
      • Penny’s brother Geoff passed away Saturday morning after his long struggle with COVID-19. Please keep them and the extended family in your prayers.
      • Update from Ned and Zarita “We are both extremely tired and have no energy or appetite which is difficult as there are so many pills to swallow. Ned is also sleeping very badly. Thank the church for all their prayers. Much appreciated.”

6) Lord’s Supper

 

7) Praise Singing

 

8) Message 

 

9) Final Hymn

 

10) 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!

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.

Amen

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.

  4. BIRTHDAYS:
    • 7th Sharn Brummer  (TODAY!)
    • 7th Charmaine de Ponte; (TODAY!)
    • 8th Karien Rischmuller;
    • 9th Vicky Jonker.
  5. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • 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.
  7. CAN YOU HELP?
    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

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) Prayer

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: :Vicky Jonker, Maureen Marud, Brenda and Michael Swift
  • PRAISE ITEMS!

    • 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.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • 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.

Amen!

Worship Service: 31 January 2021

How am I a temple? 

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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.

One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
For He will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; He will conceal me under the cover of his tent; He will lift me high upon a rock.

Amen

Psalm 27:4–5 (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. Next week: Drive-In Communion Service at Brugmark parking lot at 9am (not 10am). Bring your communion elements (bread and grape juice/wine) and we’ll see you there!

  3. BIRTHDAYS:
    • 4th Gillian Lohr;
    • 5th Keith Grieve
    • 5th Elsa Pienaar.
  4. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • None
  5. 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.
  6. CAN YOU HELP?
    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

  7. 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.
  8. 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) Prayer

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Thanksgiving and prayer for God’s mercy and grace.
  • PRAISE ITEMS!

    • Praise God for Mark Symons and Alta Ferreira who got engaged. Pray for God’s blessing on them.
    • Praise God for Alta Ferreira who was baptised on Friday!
    • Praise the LORD that the COVID-19 numbers in Stilbaai, Melkhoutfontein and Riversdale are decreasing
  • PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • 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
      • 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 pray for God protection over their health and for quick healing for them.  
      • 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.

 

 

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.

Amen!

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.

Amen

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.
  3. CAN YOU HELP?
    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

  4. CAREL-J ON LEAVE
    • 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

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) Prayer

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

    • 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.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • 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.

Amen!

Worship Service:17 January 2021

Flourish through joyful obedience

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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.


“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.
Deliver me from all my transgressions.

Amen

Psalm 39:7–8 (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. 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. BIRTHDAYS
    • 23rd Willie van Staden
  3. WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • None
  4. 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.
  5. CAREL-J ON LEAVE
    • Carel-J and family will be on leave for the following days:
      • Tuesday 19 Jan
      • Wednesday 20 Jan
      • Tuesday 26 Jan
      • Thursday 28 Jan
    • If you need help on these days, please contact one of the elders.
  6. 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.
  7. 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) Prayer

We are placing prayer before the singing, because we want our singing to be a praiseful response to all the blessings that you’ll read about below!

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Shane, Kealla and Kai Pratt, Daniela de Jager, Neil and Elsa Pienaar
  • PRAISE ITEMS!

    • Update about Sue (Delene’s sister): “We are overwhelmed with praise and gratitude for how graciously our precious Saviour and God has answered our prayers! I do not have adequate words! She’s been given a clean bill of health! No cancer. THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!!!” 
      • From Sue: “thank everyone for their prayers , I am overwhelmed with gratitude to our Lord and for all the prayers🙌🙏”
    • Update about Louis and Adriaan (from Alwyn): They are both doing better, but still sick and on the road of healing. 
    • Update about Geoff (Penny’s brother): “Just wanted to thank you and everyone for praying for my brother. The Dr says his lungs are healing and he is making good progress. He has to stay a while still till he can breathe on his own, but it is good news, and I am very thankful to the Lord for bringing Geoff and his family through thus far.”
    • Update about Amanda Horn’s father’s cancer.: “I don’t even know how to start this message except to say thank you so much for the overwhelming amount of love, support and prayers you guys have shared with me and my family. As you know, they gave him six months to live with the type of cancer he had and the aggressive nature in which it had already moved from rectal cancer to his lymphnodes, liver and smaller area around the body. He had lost 30lbs and was declining fast. I could physically see his body starting to shut down that last week or two before he started chemo.


      They have him on two very strong chemos and an immunotherapy (which was denied by insurance because he has a six months life expectancy and it is presumably too valuable to “waste” on a dying man??). It has been 3 months since he started this regimen.

      Dad had his second PET scan on Monday and got his results from the Oncologist yesterday. The Dr says he can see NO EVIDENCE of cancer in my Dads body. …. WHAT?????????

      When he first came, the initial rectal tumor was about an inch big, we didn’t know it at the time but when he had his PET scan a month later it had grown to the size of a grapefruit and spread other “seeds” of cancer. I think the Dr. knew we were scared enough as it was and probably didn’t need the “grapefruit” knowledge at the time.

      When my parents heard the news yesterday they couldn’t believe it. They kept asking over and over… is this real? Is it possible?? The Dr says… well you are the proof it can happen! When asked what were the chances of this happening, the Dr said maybe 1%, it is a miracle.

      God has been so so so gracious to us. It should not be humanly possible for my Dad to have no visible evidence of cancer in his body. So… we are giving all the Glory to God and thanking Him for the great Drs and healthcare and wisdom that has been used in helping heal my Dad.

      That being said, he is not out of the woods yet. Although they can not “see” the cancer there, it does not mean there are not little minuscule seeds hanging about that can start the process all over again and 2 months from now we are right back where we started. So the Dr. has said he will keep Dad on immunotherapy and chemo but at a slightly reduced dosage as his body (especially his bone marrow) is taking a serious toll. After this they will do another scan and if clear, I believe he may be free to go. I guess that has not been discussed yet, but that is my assumption.

      Our family has been in shock. We have gone from… imagining life, marriages, kids, major events without a Dad, to imagining him back in all of those pictures. Dad says he is disappointed not to be going home to heaven, but very glad to have more time here with us. Our worlds have been rocked and it feels like life will not be the same again.

      I want to encourage you all to take some time to think about the truly important things in your lives and to make sure that you make them a priority. We hear this all the time… but when you imagine life without those around you… it changes your perspective immensely. We are beings that need connection and love and yet we so often turn on a TV show or “don’t have time”. Please make the conscious choice to make time for your people, hug them, and say I love you as often as you can, without shame or hesitation.

      The next three months are going to be critical. I want so badly to believe Dad is 100% healed but a part of me is scared to trust it. I feel guilty because God has shown us this miracle and who am I to question it when we have been praying for – if it is Gods will, please heal him. It is a miracle regardless… even if it is a 3 month, 1 year or 10 year miracle. Miracles happen all around us, we just need to be open to see how God is working in our lives… this particular one, can not be ignored though. Even our amazing Dr. says so! 😉


      Thank you all for your love for us and please continue to think and pray for my Dad over these next couple of critical months. Chemo is hard… but living is worth it. 😉

    • Update about Jemma and Paul (from Jenna’s gran):

      Some good news.  Jemma is home and looks wonderful and so happy to be home.  I had a lovely chat from the driveway with her in the upstairs window,  full of chat and so cheerful.  I find her a total inspiration.  She is still battling a bit to keep her food down so eats little by little.   The whole house was disinfected and she has to remain isolated for 3 months.  She is not allowed to touch the cats!

       

      I have just heard from Annalize and Paul [Jemma’s parents] is doing well “ Hi guys, just got an update from nurse!  Paul doing well.  He was on 90% oxygen is on 70% now and his oxygen levels are on 98% which is really good. We pray that it stays this way or better!!!!” “ The nurse says he is very positive and cooperates with all he has to do , exercise, etc”

       

      So good news and I don’t have to feel sick every time the phone goes.  This was all stressful and distressing beyond description and I pray none of you ever have to go through this.  My heart aches for all the families who have suffered loss and illness through this awful unpredictable disease.”

       

    • Update from Jan Pieterse: Thank you for the prayers for Dirk and Lydia. There son was born on Friday afternoon, weighing a healthy 3.7kg. Praise God for His goodness and new life.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Garness, Magriet, Lex, Gemma Sainsbury, Yvonne and her daughter Desiree
      • Please pray for Gert and Elsa’s grandchild, Willem Kruger, who has been struggling with high fever this past week.
    • 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
    • Erna and Craig in China. Pray that they’ll be able to return safely on Wednesday.

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.

 

 

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.

Amen!

Worship Service:10 January 2021

Flourishing through Prayer

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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
    • 10th Johan van Zyl
    • 10th Mark Symons;
    • 16th Craig Boswell
  • 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

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!

The next song was requested by Niël Pienaar. What a beautiful powerful song. Maybe listen through it once then try to sing with.

6) Prayer

Spend time in prayer praying for the following:

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Gert and Elsa Kruger, Clifton and Annalet Donald
  • HEALTH PROBLEMS Pray for people dealing with health issues: Martha, Godwin, Garness, Magriet, Lex, Gemma Sainsbury, Yvonne and her daughter Desiree (Update on Yvonne and Desiree below), Sue (Delene’s sister) is seeing the oncologist on Friday.
  • COVID-19:
  • Pray for everyone who is sick or recovering from COVID-19. Praise God for those who recovered
    • 1) Praise the LORD that Yvonne is completely healed from COVID-19
      2) Praise the LORD that Peet Hands is also completely healed from COVID-19
      3) Praise the LORD, Vian also says he is feeling much better today.
      4) Please pray for Penny’s brother, Geoff, who has been admitted to hospital with shortness of breath. They have placed him on oxygen and on a drip.
  • 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
  • Update from Yvonne Roth
    • We received the bad and sad news yesterday evening Desirée has cancer in both lungs. She has a bad cough for a long time now. Yesterday Jessica, her daughter, took her for a sonar and scan which showed the cancer. To-day she going for another sonar for her stomach, hasn’t been feeling well on the stomach. Middle December going on holiday to Vanderkloofdam, where they have a home, she suddenly became very weak and tired, lying down most of the day. Fortunately Jessica went to help and take care of her. They cut their holiday short and went back to CT on the 1st. Jessica helping her mom, says she is very weak and short of breath. Please pray for her and all our family🙏🙏🙏. I am in Oudtshoorn at present and l am back to normal health by God’s Grace, praise Him!!! Leaving for CT on Monday to see her, will be back in Stilbaai on Wednesday God willing. We need a lot of prayer please
  • Erna and Craig in China

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!

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!

Worship Service: 27 December 2020

Joseph: It’s Planned by God

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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.

Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD.
Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace,
that they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.

Amen

Psalm 83:16–18 (ESV)

2) Announcements

  • No worship services at the hall in January.

    • To support the medical services who are overwhelmed by the current load of COVID-19 in our area and because we don’t want to put anyone unnecessarily at risk, we won’t have meetings until the end of January
    • PLEASE do not use this time to self-isolate. Best idea is to invite someone else to come and do online church with you on a Sunday morning.
  • BIRTHDAYS
    • None
  • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
    • 28th Johan and Maryna Oosthuizen
  • 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.
  • Bulletin:

    • I have emailed and whatsapped the January bulletin  to everyone. If you did not receive it, please let me know. If you want a paper copy of the bulletin, please contact Penny so that you can fetch one from her home.
  • 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

 

  • Reminder about our Christmas Day offering if you still want to give towards that:
  • still-bay-baptist-christmas-offering-1
  • 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:

  • PEOPLE ON THE BULLETIN to pray for: Alwyn and Estelle Vorster, Pat and Lynda Tavener.
  • 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
  • Pray for everyone who is sick or recovering from COVID-19
    • Martha’s granddaughters Anika and Kay has bought tested positive for COVID-19
    • Jan and Liesl Pieterse are doing much better after their battle with COVID-19 but are still on the way to full healing. Jan says he still struggles with his chest.
    • 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.
  • Pray for the medical staff (especially Karlien van Zyl who attends our Afrikaanse Samekoms) and especially the hospital staff in the area battling with COVID-19
  • Erna and Craig in China
  • Please pray for Miriam Matthysen and family whose son passed away.

8) Message

Today you have two options for the sermon!
If you weren’t at our service in the hall last Sunday (20 Dec), then you’ll find the sermon Carel-J preached (“Joseph. It’s planned by God”) below

If you were at the hall, then scroll a bit down and listen to a great message by Mike Winger called “Encourage Yourself in the Lord” 

OPTION 1:

Option 2:

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!