Lang­ton Bap­tist Church

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al­lan wilson opened the septem­ber 24 church ser­vice at 11 a.m. his mes­sage was on ‘look to the ant.’ “you need to look to the ant. ants have no form of gov­ern­ment. they know what to do. who would you have to rule over you - the gov­ern­ment or god? ants take on a health care sys­tem. they are ex­tremely strong. they act like a liv­ing bomb. they can make a ramp when there is a flood. an ant will tackle any­thing that is in its way. ants plan ahead. god wants us to plan ahead too. you look at na­ture and it speaks. Praise god for his hand­i­work. god is am­bi­tious and ex­pects his peo­ple to be am­bi­tious too. he does not ap­pre­ci­ate peo­ple who are lazy.

“as a be­liever we must be born agin. has given each of us a spe­cial gift. we need to cul­ti­vate it and tell peo­ple about Je­sus christ.” Fol­lowed by prayer.

scrip­ture read­ing was ro­mans 1: 20; and Proverbs 30: 24-25.

hymns sung were “Peace like a river;” “this is the day;” and “stand­ing on the prom­ises;” with Mandy tay­lor as or­gan­ist.

Prayers of sup­pli­ca­tion and praise were given by al­lan wilson.

Of­fer­ing was re­ceived by bar­bra sin­nesael and Kim Fasseel.

Bayham United Church

bayham united church met in straf­fordville on sun­day, Oct. 1 with rev. cordell Par­sons lead­ing the ser­vice. Mu­sic was supplied by court­ney Porch.

rev. Par­sons opened the ser­vice of world com­mu­nion sun­day with a vi­sion state­ment fol­lowed by the call to wor­ship led by rev. Par­sons and re­sponded to by the con­gre­ga­tion. the first hymn was Peace is Flow­ing like a river, fol­lowed by the light­ing of the christ can­dle. the next hymn was spirit Of the liv­ing god. rev. Par­sons led the con­gre­ga­tion in the open­ing prayer fol­lowed by the hymn Praise the lord.

rev. Par­sons spoke about the con­gre­ga­tional life and work of our church fol­lowed by the hymn Oh lord My god. the bayham united church choir pro­vided the next hymn. the scrip­ture read­ing was taken from luke chap­ter 17, verse 5 and 6 in which the dis­ci­ples asked Je­sus to make their faith greater and Je­sus said that if they had faith as big as a mus­tard seed you could say to this mul­berry tree, pull your self up by the roots and plant your self in the sea and it would obey you the next hymn was Faith Of Our Fa­thers. rev Par­sons in his ser­mon spoke about faith and the mes­sage of Je­sus to the dis­ci­ples and Je­sus telling the dis­ci­ples that they have enough faith and to con­tinue on with their work as faith is a gift from god to con­tinue work­ing with the peo­ple.

the next hymn was here Oh My god i see you Face to Face fol­lowed by the con­gre­ga­tion be­ing served com­mu­nion. the fi­nal hymn was will you come and Fol­low Me fol­lowed by the mes­sage of send­ing forth and the ves­per you shall go Out with Joy.

next sun­day ser­vice will be at 10 a.m. and all are in­vited to at­tend and wor­ship with us.

Avon­dale United Church

the con­gre­ga­tion at avon­dale met for wor­ship last sun­day at 10:30 a.m. with ge­orge beard as reader and donna Man­ning run­ning the pro­jec­tor. bruce Fleming gave the call to wor­ship and river and when Je­sus comes to be bap­tized were sung.

in the time with chil­dren Pas­tor Kevin tay­lor used a step lad­der, ar­row and weights to il­lus­trate how temp­ta­tions can weigh us down. we need to walk to Je­sus in a straight line and not be lured away by wrong­do­ing. the scrip­ture read was taken from Mark 1 the bap­tism and temp­ta­tion of Je­sus.

Forty days and Forty nights was sung and the mes­sage for adults was on temp­ta­tion. there are three ways we are tempted - by stuff in­side us, stuff out­side us or the devil around us. Our own evil de­sire leads to sin. un­for­tu­nately our lives can fall apart and other peo­ple are hurt which leads to dev­as­ta­tion. god will help you. he will not let you be tempted more than you can stand and of­fers a way out. god pro­vides for­give­ness. the choir’s an­them was be­neath the wa­ters i will rise.

Our wor­ship closed with a bene­dic­tion and the singing of Je­sus tempted in the desert and i can Feel you near Me god.

why not join us thanks­giv­ing sun­day at 10:30 a.m. come a bit early for a cof­fee and visit. don’t for­get our coun­try Jam this satur­day evening. ad­mis­sion is just $4 with mu­sic start­ing at 6 p.m. (doors are open at 4 p.m.) Or you can join oth­ers in unity hall for a Fire­side chat, din­ner and games from 4-9 p.m. din­ner for both th­ese events will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

up­com­ing events to re­mem­ber are a Movie night Farm town canada on hu­man traf­fick­ing - canada’s se­cret shame at 7 p.m. on Fr­day, Oc­to­ber 27 (ma­ture au­di­ence please) and avon­dale’s roast beef sup­per on sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. adults pay $17, ages 6-12 pay $8 and 5 and un­der are free.

want to help the up­per deck pre­pare lunches for a high school bible study on Fri­day from 11 a.m. to 12 noon? Just con­tact Julie Kennedy at 688-2266.

Cel­e­brat­ing Val­ley Heights’ win in the boys tug of war at the Nor­folk County Fair.

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