Sunday, April 8, 2018

Welcome to church today! What a blessing from God to be granted to come together for Christian worship and instruction and fellowship.  In today’s morning’s service we have the privilege of both hearing the gospel word and seeing it visibly with the sacrament of baptism. We give thanks to God that on this special occasion both Danielle’s parents from Ontario as well as Neil and his dad and other family can be with us. May God bless Christian word and sacrament to us all, as the Lord by this audible and visible gospel would lead us and our children in the way everlasting, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Saviour of sinners.


Quotes to reflect on:

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.” Martin Luther

“What does the 10th commandment [‘You shall not covet….’] require of us?  Answer: That even the smallest inclination or thought contrary to any of God’s commandments never rise in our hearts; but that at all times we hate all sin with our whole heart, and delight in all righteousness.”  Heidelberg Catechism QA 113, Lord’s Day 44

“Listen well, and you will be pronounced a brilliant conversationalist!”  Kent Hughes

“I’m not afraid of failure; I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” William Carey


Welcome & Pre-Service Singing:  Psalter 228:3

* Silent Prayer

AM Service – Baptism 

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 187

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 322
  3. Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1-17

   Text: Luke 18:15-17 and Mark 10:13-16 and Mathew 19:13-15

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 366

  1. SERMON

     Theme: Jesus and children!

  1. His loving call concerning them;
  2. His loving lesson about them;
  3. His loving blessing upon them.
  4. Singing:  Psalter 402:2,4
  5. Baptism of Taylor Rupert

* 13. Singing:  Psalter 403:3

  1. Thanksgiving Prayer
  2. Singing: Psalter 309

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 315

* Indicates Standing


Welcome and Pre-Service Singing: Psalter 393:3

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 239

  1. Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:13-35

   Sermon Text: Exodus 20:17   

   (See also HCLD 44, QA 113, page, 80 in back of Psalter.)

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 383:1,5
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 97 [tune of 392]

  1. SERMON

     Theme:  Why the 10th commandment proves to be so loving?! It shows:

  1. The pain God would spare us;
  2. The aim God has for us; and,
  3. The gain God desires for us.
  4. Singing: Psalter 163
  5. Prayer
  6. Singing: Psalter 53

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 421:6 (twice)

* Indicates Standing