Preaching Series: Being There for Others

The God of the burning bush sees the plight of Israel as slaves in Egypt. He liberates and saves them. The burning bush signifies the ever-present and empowering saving God. This God of the burning bush is ever-present in our lives too, saving us and empowering us. He also calls us to bless others just as Israel is called to bless the families of the world (Genesis 12:3). He calls us to be “missional”; to be there for others.

During the summer months, the children & youth will be worshipping alongside the adults in our main service. (Our Kidz Church & CHAOS Ministries will be kicking off again in the fall). To help involve the kids, we’ll be providing worship bags full of activities. You can pick one up from the Greeters’ Centre when you arrive at church. We also encourage parents to engage with their kids during worship time.

July 1: Your Faith Has Healed You (Mark 5:21-43); Canada Day Weekend

July 8: Jesus Calls Us (Mark 6:1-13)

July 15: Cost of Commitment (Mark 6:14-29)

July 22: Noel Ramsey, Guest Speaker/Worship Leader *** See below for more on our Summer Guest Preacher Series

July 29: Lisa Dolson, Guest Speaker/Worship Leader

Aug. 5: Calvin Brown, Guest Speaker/Worship Leader; Civic Holiday Weekend

Aug. 12: Wayne Baswick, Guest Speaker/Worship Leader

Aug. 19: Mike Murdoch, My Story (John 6:25-33)

Aug. 26: The Bread from Heaven (John 6:41-59)

Sept. 2: Out of the Heart (Mark 7:5-23); Labour Day Weekend

Summer Guest Preacher Series

This summer we will have opportunities to hear different voices who will lead us in worship and proclaim God’s Word to us.

July 22           Noel Ramsey
“Broken and Blessed” (Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 84, Matthew 14:13-21)

Noel teaches at a private Christian school and is a recent M.Div. graduate of Knox College. He and his wife Doris have just been blessed with daughter Tess in December and they are part of the worshipping community at University Presbyterian Church.

July 29           Lisa Dolson
“Expectations” (Psalm 145:10-18, John 6:1-14)

Lisa has enjoyed the opportunity to serve in pulpit supply since graduating with her Masters of Divinity from Knox College. Her studies continue with the Master of Pastoral Studies, to train in spiritual psychotherapy. She is excited about starting her first call at Knox Presbyterian – Bayfield in September. Lisa lives with her youngest son and their dog in Kitchener.

August 5        Rev. Calvin Brown
“What We Need Is Jesus” (Acts 8:26-40) (Civic Holiday Weekend)

Calvin was ordained to pastoral ministry in the PCC after he graduated from WLU (BA) and then Knox College (M. Div). He served in parish ministry in the West Kootenay district in BC for twenty years and then for 15 years as Executive Director of the Renewal Fellowship within the PCC. He has three grown sons and lives with his wife Phyllis and bulldog Ferguson.

August 12      Rev. Wayne Baswick
“Things Could Always Be Worse” (Philippians 4:10-13)

Wayne was born and raised in Hamilton. He worked in the steel industry and taught before becoming a minister of the PCC. He was minister at Erindale P.C., 1st P.C. Port Colborne (Niagara Region) and St. Paul’s P.C. Bramalea, before retiring in 2008.  Wayne is married to Cathy and they have two married sons and 3 grandchildren. Wayne and Cathy reside in Brampton.