LONDON PARENTAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL and the Roses In
Winter Committee are pleased to present Trevor Dick, Pop Violinist
in concert. It promises to be an evening of fine music and decadent & Mike & Jean Talsma -
desserts. Join us at Royal View Church on Saturday, April 1, 2006
beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $10 each and available at the
LPCS office (455-0360). To learn more about Trevor Dick and listen
to music clips, visit his web site www.flyingbow.com
First Christian Reformed Church
Spring Day of Encouragement Services 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
"Lord, Let Your Light Shine Through Us" is the theme for the Spring Sunday, Mar. 12, 2006
Day of Encouragement to be held, d.v. on Saturday, April 8th in the
Strathroy Community Christian School. Much work has been done
to prepare for this wonderful day of praising the Lord and learning
together. Everyone, including the youth, are encouraged to attend.
Please remember that there is no registration fee and your only cost
will be a small fee for the lunch.
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Your coffee, treats and your friends will
be waiting for you. For registration and information contact your
church council or MaryAnn Kingma, 245-0139 or e-mail:
SUNDAY 10:00 am Worship Service
Mar. 12 6:00 pm Common Ground Forum
MONDAY 7:00 pm Choir Practice
TUESDAY 7:30 pm Worship Practice
WEDNESDAY 9:30 am No Coffee Break
Mar. 15 2:30 pm Extendicare Learning to Love to Pray
6:30 pm No Alpha
THURSDAY 12:00 pm Senior Fellowship
Thanksgiving: Gratitude for Love’s Gifts
Mar. 16 7:00pm No Cadets or GEMS this week
7:00pm No Inquirer’s Class
7:00 pm Pieter Pereboom – Lead Pastor – email@example.com
Common Ground Practice
8:00 pm Willemina Zwart – Pastor of Congregational Life – firstname.lastname@example.org
No Pre-Marriage class Anita Plat-Kuiken – Youth Director – email@example.com
FRIDAY Collective Kitchen Barbara Morrison – Office Administrator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone Number 432-7997
SATURDAY Sewing the Seeds of Friendship Web: WWW.FIRSTCRC.ON.CA
Mar. 18 Campus Ministries:
GREETERS: Mar. 12: Fred & Trish Wassink Michael Wagenman – UWO Chaplain - email@example.com
Cheryl Clydesdale & Bill Mennill Grace Miedema-Fanshawe College Chaplain- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar. 19: Carl & Joyce Banninga
Harvey & Ciska Beizhuizen
Worship: Mar. 12, 2006 NNOUNCEMENTS
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR YOUTH
Be joyful always; YOUTH GROUP:
pray continually; Happy March Break! Next meeting Sunday, March 26, 7-9 PM in
the youth centre.
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Senior Youth:
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 Movie Night: March 14 at Anita's. 7 - 10 PM. Bring a snack.
A most hearty welcome to worship at First CRC London! CD's:
Our next event will be March 25, 2 - 4 PM, fun and games in the
This morning we continue our series Learning to Love to Pray. So youth centre.
far we have learned that prayer is all about loving God. Prayer is
the way we communicate in that love relationship. Last week we
learned that praise is the way we give expression to the love for
Your forms and payments are in! Plan to host our chili and soup
God that is inside us.
fundraiser the evening of April 7. Let me know if you'd also like a
Thankfulness, gratitude is an indispensable part of a relationship Silent/Live Auction that night!
with someone else. If you are not grateful for the friendship of a
No Catechism Classes are meeting this week due to Spring
good friend, if you are to begin to take all the benefits of a good
and loving relationship for granted, the relationship soon dies.
This is why thankfulness is so important in our prayer relationship GEMS - Will not meet this week
to God. Thanksgiving means responding to what God gives. If Cadets - Will not meet this week
we lack gratitude, our relationship grows cold.
CHURCH SCHOOL TEACHERS:
ALL are welcome to the Common Ground Forum at 6 p.m. What Teaching materials for Units 7,8,9 are available for pick-up in the
does it mean to be a discerning Christian in a media-saturated upstairs resource room. You can also pick up your very own
culture? We’ll be discussing this in the Fellowship Hall, where we’ll newsletter -- it's short but important! -- on the table there. Thanks!
be watching movie clips with our very own panel of Pastor Pieter
Pereboom, Dan Flaherty and Gayle Harrison. NOTE—some movie
clips will be appropriate only for mature viewers. OFFERING
March 12: London First CRC Deacons.
WORSHIP SCHEDULE March 19: Project SERVE
The offering will be for the 13 youth and 3 leaders who will be
Mar. 19: 10:00 A.M. - Pastor Willemina going on Project SERVE this summer. They will be traveling to
Communion- Rev. J. DeVries Niagara Falls and Barrie to serve and witness to these
6:00 P.M. – Common Ground communities in the name of Christ.
Chaplain Grace Miedema
Mar. 26 10:00 A.M. – Pastor Pieter
6:00 P.M. - Prayer Day Service
SMALL GROUPS WELCOME
Have you just graduated from high school? Are you a student Welcome to our guests and newcomers. We hope that you
at Western or Fanshawe? Are you a “twenty-something” will feel at home among us. We invite you to fill out a Welcome
looking for a place to connect? Then, Common Ground is for you! Card, located in the pews, so that we can get to know you and
Tonight we’ll have a discussion and a panel—Pieter Pereboom, Dan meet your needs. And, please join us for refreshments in the
Flaherty and Gayle Harrison—as we wrestle with how to be basement Fellowship Hall following the worship service. Our
discerning Christians in a media age. nursery, open to newborns through 2 year olds, is located at the
Upcoming Events: March 19—Common Ground Service far west end of the church basement. Children, ages 3 - Grade 5,
March 26—Through the Roof @ UWO are invited forward for a Children’s Message prior to the
April 2— Ordination Celebration sermon, and then dismissed to Church School classes held in
April 9—Common Ground Finale Service the upper and lower west section of the church. (Children
younger than Grade 2 need to be picked up at their classroom.)
ATTENTION LADIES......COFFEE BREAK Please browse our Information Desk downstairs for info on our
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be meeting on Wednesday, March 15th church, parking, Alpha, Small Groups and other ministries and
due to March Break. classes available to you. May you be blessed here today.
For more information, please call Kerri Talsma at 455-5155 or email
at email@example.com. CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
“Entering an Alternative Reality—Learning how to read the The surgery that Pastor Pieter will undergo on March 27, is to
Bible in a way that changes the way we live.” All our lives we’re repair a partially torn tendon in his shoulder. We anticipate that he
taught how important it is to read and study the Bible. Every week, will be out of commission for two weeks, in a sling for six weeks and
we come to hear yet another sermon. But really, can the Bible full recovery will take a year to 18 months. Please pray that all will
transform the way we live? Come out 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, go well.
April 1to hear Darrell Johnson, Associate Professor of Pastoral
Theology at Regent College, to hear about the power of God’s living We celebrate with John and Alison Lise with the birth of their
Word for our lives. second daughter, Sarah Jane Grace. So, Anna has a new sister!
Raise Your Praise - Easter Choir Pray for both Jonathan and Christine Boer and their families.
One final invitation for anyone who would still like to join us for our Jonathan’s older brother, Rob, was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
musical journey to celebrate Easter. We will be practicing every Christine’s dad continues to struggle with cancer.
Monday evening 7-9 PM from March 13 to April 10 in the church
Pray for our London Christian High community—both students
and teachers. Two of their students lost their father, Wilf Kuipers,
Ordination Celebration: in a tragic explosion. And a fellow grade 12 student, Harmen
On April 2, D.V., Willemina Zwart will be ordained in our church. Schuurman, was diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing chemo
What a cause for celebration and that's just what we hope to do. treatment.
The entire church is invited to a potluck lunch at the Talbot Centre Birthdays:
after the service. We hope to make it a time of rejoicing in our Congratulations to Harry Cook on his birthday (Mar. 17).
blessings and want to celebrate the good work that God is doing at
First Church. Hope to see you there!!
CHURCH NEWS AND EVENTS
CHURCH OTHER EVENTS
500 ML Plastic Containers for Collective Kitchen
Collective Kitchens is in desperate need of 500ml. plastic containers.
Proportional Giving and Offerings: If you have any that you can donate, please leave them in the kitchen
Offering Needed Weekly: $ 8,500.00 labeled “Collective Kitchens.” Many thanks
Last Sunday’s Offering: 7,087.50
Budget Requirement Year to Date: 85,000.00
Apartment for Rent
Three one-bedroom suites are for rent at 101 Kent Street. These
Offering Received Year to Date: 63,759.22
units are available May 1st. at a cost of $520 per month. Heat is
We praise God that Rev. George Saylor accepted the position for included. This well-maintained building is directly to the north
our new Church Developer in Residence for the North London of the Church and is owned by First CRC. For further inquiries,
Church Plant. please contact the superintendent Sharyn Zieman at 652-6122.
Northwest District Pot Luck Dinner Cause of the Day
At times the counting committees and ourselves have difficulty
Mark Saturday, March 25th on your calendars for an evening of
determining which cause to send your donations to , unless the cause
food, fellowship, and fun! Whether you’re new to the district
is clearly specified on the contribution envelope e.g. Last Sunday’s
or a seasoned NW veteran, we’d love to see you!
cause of the day was Canadian Foodgrains Bank CRWRC , but we
Individuals with last names from A-M are asked to bring a hot dish
have three other CRWRC related causes (CRWRC, CRWRC
or salad and those with last names N-Z are asked to bring a desert
-Disaster Response, and CRWRC – World Hunger). Unless
donations are clearly designated we have difficulty determining
If you require a ride, please contact Jeff Cain at 473-9508 or Kurt
where they are to be sent. In last Sunday’s Foodgrains offering,
Dionne 438-6907. The evening begins at 4:30 in the fellowship hall.
we received quite a few envelopes designated CRWRC. We have
See You There!
credited them to that cause but we wondered if some of them were
meant for the Foodgrains Bank.
When making donations for the cause of the day, please check the box
You are invited to a dinner and Easter program on Thursday,
on the envelope, otherwise clearly write the name in full, of the cause
April 6 at 12:30 P.M. at Bethel CRC. Cost is $8.00 per person .
that the donation is intended for. Thanks for your help.
Please let Alice Pasma - 455-6624 or Trudy Ferwerda - 451-0878
Ed & Lennie, Envelope Administrators.
know by April 2 if you plan to attend.
Worship Service Tapes now available in Church Library
Bethel Copies of our recent AM worship services will be available on loan
Mary Lynn McConnell is continuing her laser therapy treatments for in the church library, for easy access. The library will shelf several
her back condition at a specialized clinic in Calgary. She plans to be month's worth of tapes (or equivalent appropriate series lengths).
back in London in about 2 weeks. Pray for long-term effectiveness for You will be able to copy the tapes at home should you choose to,
these treatments. Remember Jane Koopmans who is awaiting thus eliminating the need to purchase a copy through the church
further treatment with regard to her latest cancer diagnosis. office. Now you can easily fill in the blanks for the Sundays that
you miss worshipping with us.