PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE THIS WEEK.
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE will be at 12:00 noon, this week only.
This Sunday, May 19, we are having a joint service with the church that shares our facilities with us, Saviour Baptist Church (SBC). SBC is an Arab speaking church dedicated to evangelising Arabic speaking people in our community. We are honoured to share ministry with them. Currently we operate one AWANA program together and hope to do more and more together as time goes on. This will be our second joint service this year. SBC normally meets at 1:00 p.m and we normally meet at 10:45 a.m. For the joint service we are meeitng in the middle.
Pastor Sahir Hannah from SBC will be preaching in Arabic with English translation. We will be singing Arabic songs that SBC knows and English songs that we know and we will sing a couple of songs in both languages.
We consider this an important part of our life in this community. We are one body in Christ working together for the glory of God and the salvation of lost people. People from different parts of the world, who speak different languages, observe different customs but who serve the same great God and with whom we will one day stand together with before the throne of God and sing His praises. And I have my doubts of the language we sing in will be English.
You are more than welcome to join us.
There is no Sunday School this Sunday due to the change in time for the morning worship service.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SUNDAY SCHOOL
Beginning in September our Sunday School and Junior Church programmes are to be amalgamated into one children’s ministry. It will take place during the worship service in the normal time that Junior Church currently takes place. The adult and youth classes will still be held at 9:30 and there will be a programme for the children of adults who attend the adult classes. We will be giving more details as we develop them in the next few months.
Our morning worship service begins at 10:45.
The worship service consists of the following:
Singing – choruses and traditional and new hymns accompanied by piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, violin, and a few other percussion instruments. Our people love to sing.
Bible reading – usually from the portion that the preacher will be preaching from when the sermon time comes around. Bibles are provided so if you want to follow along you can.
Prayer – We pray several times during our service. Worship is about God and it would be a grave mistake not to talk to him in our worship. The pastoral prayer is when the pastor announces some prayer requests so that people in the church know what special needs there are for them to pray for during the week.
Offering - The only means of raising the funds we need is through the voluntary giving of our people. We are not out to get your money. If we invited you to our home we wouldn’t make you pay for dinner. There is no pressure to give money – none. Give if you want. Don’t give if you want.
Children’s story – Every week the pastor takes a few minutes to give a short Bible lesson to the children who are in the service. We believe that everyone needs the Gospel and that everyone can know the Gospel. Most Sundays, children from 4-8 and 9-11 years of age go to “Junior Church” where they can be taught the Bible at a level they can understand. Some Sundays they stay in church, because we want to prepare them for knowing how to worship when they get older.
Memory Verse – Many of our people memorize a verse a week. The church provides the verses and each week people are given an opportunity to recite it. You can find the verse on the main page of this web site as well, on the side bar entitled “Memory Verses – This Year Focusing on the Gospel”.
Sermon – There is a sermon, most often preached by our pastor or the Associate Pastor. Sometimes we have guest preachers. The sermon is always based on the Bible because it is God’s message to us and we need it.
The service usually ends around 12:30.
We have an informal fellowship time every Sunday evening at 6:30. A few hymns, prayer and a Bible Study.
Quite often we do something special in the evening. Just keep your eye on this page for any information about that.
Prayer Meeting: Wednesday night at 7:15 in the Fireside Room.