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    February 15, 2009 1

    Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church

    Rev. John Noordhof

    9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. (continued) God Calls Us to Worship

    Gathering Songs

    *Call to Worship God Sends Us into His World Pastor: The Lord be with you

     Congregation: And also with you *Song: “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Pastor: We lift up our hearts to the Lord. Your Love” (601) Congregation: We lift them up to the *God's Parting Blessing God of our salvation. *Doxology: “Hallelujah, Hallelujah” (117) *Silent Prayer followed by ~~~~~ *"Come, Now is the

     Time to Worship" (printed) 7:30 p.m. *God's Greeting God Calls Us to Worship *Song: “Lord, Whose

     Love in Humble Service” (603) *Call to Worship

    *Silent Prayer followed by We Renew our Relationship with God *”Spirit Divine, Inspire Our Prayer” (421) Call to Confession *God's Greeting Song of Confession: “Just as I Am, *Song: “Unto God Our Saviour” (175) Without One Plea” (263) We Continue to Worship God God's Will for our Lives

    Song of Response: “Take My Life In Confessing our Faith

     and Let It Be” (288) In Prayer Pastoral Prayer In our Offering Offering: Local & Denominational Ministries Local & Denominational Ministries

     High Impact Mission Trip High Impact Mission Trip Offertory Prayer Offertory Prayer *Song: "Lord, I Lift Your In Songs by Request

     Name on High" (printed) God Speaks to Us through His Word Children’s messagePrayer for Guidance

    Text: Daniel 3:18-30

    Sermon: The Fourth Man (Krystle DeJong) Prayer of Application (Children Ages 3-5 dismissed)

    God Sends Us into His World God Speaks to us through His Word

    Song of Response: “Lead On, Prayer for Guidance O King Eternal” (555) Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 God's Parting Blessing Sermon: Be a Neighbour Doxology: “Stand Up, Stand Up Prayer of Application for Jesus” (559)


Come, Now is the Time to Worship

    February 15, 2009Chorus: Come, now is the time to worship

     Come, now is the time to give your heart.

     Come, just as you are to worship,

     Come, just as you are before your God.


    One day every tongue will confess You are God,

    One day every knee will bow.

    Still the greatest treasure remains

    For those who gladly choose You now. (chorus)

    (Words and Music by Brian Doerksen . CCLI 968998

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

    Lord, I lift Your name on high, Lord I love to sing Your praises.

    I’m so glad You’re in my life, I’m so glad you came to save us.

    You came from heaven to earth to show the way.

    From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay.

    From the cross to the grave, From the grave to the sky.

    Lord, I lift Your name on high.

    (Words and Music by Rick Founds, ?1989 Maranatha! Music (ASCAP) CCLI 968998)

Collections for February 8: Sunday School Collections from the Children $ 49

     The DeRuiter's 1,207

     BUDGET-2009 4,971

Church Family: We continue to pray for Peter and Jean VanVeen and their

    work with DRS in Florida. Let's also remember the plans for the Youth

    Mission Trip, for March break.

     Congratulations to Mrs. Aafke VanderVeen, who will celebrate, D.V., her 85th ththtomorrow, Monday, February 16, to Mrs. Nel Don with her 80 on Monday, February rdstth23, and to Jenny Joldersma with her 51 on Thursday, February 26.

    To get a hold of the pastor: Home 535-1880, Office 535-1882 Generally, the pastor is

    in the office Tuesday - Friday mornings. Email: The

    pastor’s cell phone number is 613-808-9992 (this is where he has his voice mail).

    Ottawa Christian Counselling Service: Dundas County Divisional office. Please call

    the Ottawa office at 729-8454 to contact Elizabeth. All new clients must dial 0 for

    general inquiries.


    February 15, 2009Young People! Don't miss The Big Chill! This is the name we've given to our one day stwinter retreat that will take place on Saturday, February 21 at the farm of John & Cora Beking in Kemptville. The cost of this fun-filled day is only $5.00/person that includes both lunch and supper. Arrival time is 9:30 with the action starting up at 10:00.

    Lots of great activities and challenges in the great outdoors. The day will close with a

    fellowship and sharing time that will end around 7:00.

    Leaders! Please contact the Bekings at or Brian Barr at with your plans to attend and the how many are coming no

    later than Wednesday, Feb. 18th so that the organizers can know how much food to

    prepare. Don't miss this great day!

The Ladies Society Be a Blessing will have its next meeting D.V. on Tuesday, Feb.

    17, at 1:30 p.m. The first part of the lesson on MARY will be done by Coby Bouwman

    and the Free Contribution will be looked after by Grietje Joldersma.

     Happy Birthday This Week Next Week

    Feb16 Marge Norg Feb 22 Susan TerHorst

    Aafke VanderVeen Ashley VanderMeer

     17 Pam Westervelt 23 Nel Don

     18 Devin Geertsema Brittany VanderMeer

     19 Emma Brunsveld Sharon Vreman

    Cathy Cousins 24 Stephen Honders

    Kimberly Westervelt 25 Billy Tibben

     21 Jack Menkhorst 26 Jenny Joldersma

     Daniel Reitsma

     29 Trish DeJong

Dundas County Foodbank- We are in desperate need of personal size juice bottles

    as well as small glass jars up to 500 ml in size. Please remember to collect baby food

    jars too. Thank you

Donation Receipts: Today you are receiving your receipts for your gifts to the church

    and other causes during 2008. Abe Douma prepared them all very carefully. In case

    someone did not receive a receipt or if there is a mistake in the amount, please speak

    to Abe. We want to thank him for all the work he has put into this task. We are glad you

    are doing this for all of us.

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Summer is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about a summer missions

    experience. The CYMT has funds available to support any young person who decides

    to sign up for an Encounter mission project. If you are approved for one you can receive up to $900.00 in financial support. First, you must check out the Encounter

    choices at and choose one. Then complete the application process right there online with Youth Unlimited. When you are approved your youth

    leader or the classis youth coordinator can provide you with the funding application

    guidelines. Funding applications must be in no later than March 31st. Also, funding is

    only for Encounter projects, nothing else. If you are interested talk to your youth

    leaders, parents, and then go online. Don't wait. Check out the possibilities now!

    Redeemer Christian High School: Last chance to book your spot is tomorrow, for the 2009 RCHS Dinner & Auction! The event will be held Saturday, February 21, starting

    at 5:00pm, at the school. For dinner reservations, please call Ralph Norg at 613-448-

    3218 or email by Monday, Feb. 16! For a list of items to be sold, please visit

Missions to Peru invites everyone to an Italian Dinner Fundraiser on Tuesday,

    February 24, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. hosted at the Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church.

    Tickets are $10, children 6-10 are $5 and children under 6 are free. Come out with

    family and friends to enjoy an evening of delicious food and a presentation on what we

    will be doing while in Peru. For more information and tickets please call Justin

    Brunsveld at 613-984-2898 or email at

TCS Spring Membership meeting will be held on April 2

    nd, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the

    TCS gym. More details will follow, closer to the date.

     thTimothy Christian School's ever popular Bazaar is on Saturday March 7 10 a.m. -

    2:30 p.m. at Matilda Hall, Dixon's Corners. Everyone is invited and encouraged to

    come along and bring a friend for some good fellowship, coffee and pie, a full lunch

    with Boerenkool and Sausage and lots more on the menu. There will be games for the

    kids and a silent auction with many good things to bid on, a bake table, craft table and


     We do need your support as well for baked good, crafts, plants, $1 items for the fish

    pond, and donations for the silent auction. There is also a food list given to each of

    the supporting churches. Please check it out and sign up to donate something to help

    us all support Christian Education in our area. Contact Cindy Guthrie 543-3601 for

    more information or donations.

    Ottawa 67's Game: The cadets are selling tickets to the Ottawa 67's vs. the

    Peterborough Petes hockey game on March 13, 2009. The tickets are being sold for

    $11.00 each. They have a face value of $9.00 but two dollars from each ticket will go


    into a fundraising account. Everyone is welcome to attend. To order tickets, please thtalk to Ken Harbers before February 20. February 15, 2009

    VCARS Victim Services Volunteer Crisis Responders Needed!

     VCARS Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne is looking

    for volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. If you are 19 years of age or over, reside

    in S. D. & G., have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, have good listening

    skills and want to make a difference in your community, VCARS Victim Services would

    like to hear from you.

     VCARS Victim Services of S.D.G. & A. is a non-profit volunteer based organization

    dedicated to assist police and other emergency services to meet the immediate, short-

    term needs of victims of crime and tragic circumstances by providing emotional

    support, practical assistance and referrals to community based

    services/resources. Our service is based on the concept of “Neighbours Helping

    Neighbours”. Examples of situations Volunteer Crisis Responders may respond to

    include: domestic violence, robbery, assault, elder abuse, break & enter, fire, sexual

    assault, suicide, sudden death, etc.

     Individuals must undergo a 42 hour training program. The next training program will

    be starting in March (evening sessions). If you would like further information on

    becoming a Volunteer Crisis Responder, please contact the office at 613-938-8900/1-

    866-264-8900 or . We will be happy to provide you with an

    application package!

Prayer Request: One of the greatest needs in Latin America is for trained pastors.

    Many church leaders are unable to attend pastor training workshops because of

    finances or distance. Please pray that Back to God Ministries International Spanish

    language video resources being developed will help equip pastors to disciple people

    who are coming to faith in Christ.

    Positions Available: Remember to check the bulletin board near the kitchen in the hallway for new job opportunities / volunteer positions.

    The Ontario Youth Convention: Get ready for a life-changing weekend of worship, learning, friends, and fun. We have a great line up of speakers, bands, drama, activities

    and more - including Tom Tufts, Peder Eide, and the Skit Guys! Mark your calendars

    for May 15-18. It's an event you won't want to miss. Visit to find out

    more and to register for your place at the convention this year.

     Brief Report of Council Meeting, held on Feb.10, 2009

    1. Opening at 7:30 p.m.:Grant Cousins led in Opening Devotions, reading a

    meditation dealing with Leadership & Submission. We sang “He Leadeth

    Me…” and he led in prayer;

    2. Absent were: L. Dietrich, H.Douma, J. Geertsema, R. Johnston;

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    3. Minutes of the Jan.13, 2009 meeting were approved;

    4. Council has struck a com. to look into our relationship to and support of TCS;

    5. Council accepted Brent DeVries as a Professing Member from Barrhaven

    Fellowship CRC;

    6. Council accepted Jason & Jennifer Wagensveld as Professing Members and

    their 2 baptized children from Calvary CRC of Ottawa;

    7. The clerk reported on the correspondence received over the month of Jan.

    8. Our pastor will attend the banquet of the Wbg. BP Scouts, and that group will

    worship with us on Sunday, Feb. 22nd;

    9. We will obtain further info. Re: 2009-SERVE Project in Ottawa in July.

    10. The F.A.C. reported that Bill DeJong, P. VanVeen Sr., and D.Noort have

    become members of that com.;

    11. The F.A.C. presented a recommendation re: deficit of $ 5100.00 for 2008 and

    what to do with it. [see elsewhere in this bulletin what council decided] 12. Harold DeJong reported that the Cadets went skating and the Young People

    went skiing;

    13. The Mission Trip plans are in full swing but it’s not known yet where they will


    14. The pastor presented his report showing all his activities in Jan., 2009;

    15. The pastor shared with council some thoughts about the many, busy areas of

    his ministry in our congregation, and how he is trying to maintain emotionally,

    physically, and spiritually healthy while doing his work which is over 6 days

    each week;

    16. The clerk reported that copies of all the minutes of council up to Dec., 2008 are

    now stored in the Archives in Grand Rapids;

    17. The clerk reported that Abe Douma has completed the tax receipts;

    18. He has arranged pulpit supply for March 15 & 22 when the pastor is away on

    the Mission Trip;

    19. The pastor and Elder Cousins are our delegates to the Classis Meeting to be

    held D.V. in Calvin CRC in Ottawa on March 6&7,2009; 20. Council completed the Classical Cred. Form;

    21. The clerk will begin the paperwork for nominations by the congregation

     for Elders and Deacons;

    22. On March 8 we will join other area churches in an Ecumenical Service in St.

    James Anglican Church in Morrisburg. Pastor James Cantelon will give the

    sermon and other pastors will be involved in other parts; our 2

    nd service on that

    Sunday will not be held in our church; 23. Council will begin work on a Common-Law Policy for our congregation; 24. Closing at 9:55 p.m.: we sang “Lord Jesus, I Long to be Perfectly Whole” and

    Elder Cousins closed the meeting with prayer.


     Bulletin Deadline: Thursday at noon. Please call 774-2435, fax 774-3695 or email February 15, For church hall rental, please contact Sarah Geertsema.

     Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 1

    Elders Larry Dietrich Ype VanderVeen John Knier

     Harold DeJong Jack VanGilst Will Brunsveld

    Deacons Rick Johnston Tim VanGilst Josh Geertsema

    Greeters B&R Kooistra R&M Norg B&J Hoftyzer

    Coffee K&C Mulder H&L DeJong J&E Tibben

     B&T DeJong G&E Reitsma R Norg, L Jennings


    (Thielke) H&M Douma

    (DeRuiter) A&J Douma A Douma

    Ushers Anjo Norg Bea VanGilst John Menkhorst

     Harlem Norg Rip VanGilst Stan Tibben

     Pete VanVeen Pete VanVeen Tim VanGilst

Collections High Impact Education Assistance FoodGrains

     -Mission Trip Fund Bank


    (Leader) K&L Harbers P&W Oosterhof J&L Tibben

     J&N DeJong P&C VanVeen B&R Kooistra

     G&E Reitsma Mrs. J VanGilst B&J Fetterly


    a.m. Rm 1 Betty Ann VanVeen Mary Douma Bonnie Brunsveld

     Erin DeJong Amber Haayema Danielle Haayema

     Brandon Oosterhof Nathan TerHorst Christopher Tibben

     Rm 2 Laura Lee DeJong Cathy VanVeen Kelly Buter

Hall Monitor Bible Trivia Loriann Harbers Paul Oosterhof

    Woodland Villa: Feb 22: G,J,K Cousins, Mrs W Luimes, J,C VanBeilen, P Venema

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    Weekly Calendar Sun., Feb. 15: -Sunday School & Catechism

    Mon., Feb. 16:

    7:30 p.m. -Cadets

    Tues., Feb. 17:

    1:30 p.m. -Ladies Society “Be a Blessing” 7:00 p.m. -Friendship Group; Lesson 3; Refreshments: Margo VanGilst

    Wed., Feb. 18:

    7:30 p.m. -High Impact

     -Ladies Evening Bible Study

    Thurs., Feb. 19:

    10:00 a.m. -Coffee Break Ladies Bible Study

    Sat., Feb. 21:

    10:00 a.m. -Young People Winter Retreat in Kemptville

    5:00 p.m. -Redeemer Christian HS Dinner & Auction

    Coming Events

    Feb. 24: -Missions to Peru Italian Dinner fundraiser Feb. 27 Mar.1: -Coffeebreak Retreat 2009

    Feb. 28: -Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at the MacIntosh Inn at 7 a.m.

     -Awareness GEMS

    Mar. 7: -Timothy Christian School Bazaar

    Apr. 2: -TCS Membership meeting

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