Langton Baptist Church
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.