>> Sunday Service Schedule and Themes
Worship is a heart to heart time with God. It is most wonderfully experienced when it is shared with others. We strive to make our worship services accessible and expressive of both the seeker and the seasoned of faith. In our worship we enter deeper into the mysterious and into the presence of God and our relationship to him.
Our services are a blend of contemporary and traditional music, prayer, relevant and practical teaching and prayer. The atmosphere is informal yet energetic.
Children are welcome and represent about 25% of our congregation. The congregation as a whole shares in the first half of the service. The children then come to the front for a children’s lesson and then leave for a time of supervised Children’s Church. Our Children’s Church provides quality age appropriate worship, instruction, crafts, activities and snack. Nursery service is provided.
At Mimico Baptist Church we have found a people and a place that helps us in our spiritual journey. It is a truly exciting and fulfilling journey to follow Jesus. Wherever you are in your journey, even if you have not yet begun, please come travel with us. Our confidence is in the tried and true guides of the Word and Spirit.
Shout for joy to the LORD , all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
-- Psalm 100
Sunday Service Schedule & Themes
WORSHIP SERVICE: Sundays 11:00 am
We are pleased to welcome new people to our services quite frequently. Come on in through our new glass doors.
Children are welcome and represent a healthy percentage of our congregation. The congregation as a whole shares in the first part of the service. The children then come to the front for a children’s lesson and then leave for a time of supervised Children’s Church. Our Children’s Church provides quality age appropriate worship, instruction, crafts, activities and snack. Nursery space is provided.
A challenge for to curious and brave of heart…
You are invited to participate in a NEW Community Book Club
A book will be recommended for us all to read and then we will meet to discuss what we have learned, appreciated or questioned about the content.
Some unique features of this book club are that the recommended readings will be from the Bible – there are 66 books to choose from and they cover both a huge span of time and a broad range of genre. Contents range from history to poetry, wisdom literature to correspondence and songs to stories. Our meeting times will be Sunday mornings at 11:00. We are interested in your questions and comments – whether given in person or sent in by email or phone.
Isn’t it about time you found out for yourself some of what is written in that big book that has been around so long. Please come and participate. If you need a bible we can give or loan you one. You can also find the Bible on-line in a multitude of languages and translations – eg. biblegateway.com youversion.com
2013 Reading & Service Schedule
Sunday January 27th 11:00 am - Not by Bread Alone: Matthew 4:1-4 - Jesus said, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” The implication is that a bread only diet has life threatening consequences. Most of us have a very good supply of bread but how much of God’s Word are we getting? We are being challenged this year to a life giving reading tour that will give us a taste sample of the various genres of scripture as well as to expose us to many key passages. We are anxious to see everyone participate. The benefits to you and us will be most significant. Grab a Bible and take the challenge! We’ll start at the beginning – Genesis 1 - 11. Welcome.
Sunday February 3rd 11:00 am: Genesis 1-11 – The Beginning – The first verse of the Bible speaks a volume. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The first 11 chapters took us through a number of epic stories including Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood and the Tower of Babel so let’s walk through them together and share our impressions. What have these ancient stories to say to us today? Next week we’ll look at Abraham – Genesis 12-25:11. All three of the world’s great religions trace their origins to this man of faith.
Sunday February 10th 11:00 am: Genesis 12 – 25:11 Abraham – Father of Faith – It was to Abraham that the great promise was made. This promise is woven through all the scriptures. Enduring patience required. The elderly Abraham and Sarah would have to wait on God’s timing for the gift of a son. We thousands of years later see the fulfillment of the promise as we look back on history and when we look around today. Read and learn of the promise. This week read about Abraham’s descendants in Genesis 25:12 – chapter 36
Sunday February 17th 11:00 am: Genesis 25:22 – 36 Children of Abraham – You’ll come across some significant names and events in these chapters. There are some surprising family dynamics and bursts of grace in these chapters. Yes there is some pretty wild and woolly stuff in the bible. Next we read about Joseph the dreamer famous for his many coloured coat. Genesis 37 – 50.
Sunday February 24th 11:00 am: Genesis 37-50 Joseph – Joseph was the Daddy’s boy and drew the jealousy of his many brothers when they saw how his dreams and his father’s great love set him above them. They were ready to remove their brother from their lives. It is an incredible story as we watch the hand of God at work in strange circumstances. We now find ourselves in Egypt. For next week read the great deliverance story of the Old Testament as the Israelites are freed from their slavery in Egypt. We learn of the Passover – most appropriate on this day when we partake of the Lord’s Table.
Sunday March 3rd 11:00 am: Exodus 1-20 The Exodus – We see God respond to the cries of his people who are suffering as oppressed slaves in Egypt. God calls Moses to take the good news to them and to lead them out. Pharaoh needs some convincing to let the Israelites go. Ten Plagues move him to agree. Learn the origins and significance of the Passover meal. Today we will come to the Lord’s Table with a fuller understanding of its history.
Sunday March 10 1 Samuel 16-18; 2 Samuel 7 - King David – A significant figure in Israelite history, King David was promised a son who would reign forever. From humble beginnings as a shepherd boy David would grow spend much of his life in battle – personal and national. For one so flawed he did have a heart for God.
Sunday March 17 Psalms (1, 2, 8, 19, 22-24, 32, 84,103) The Book of Worship – At the centre of our bibles is the book of Psalms – the prayer and praise book of God’s people in use for thousands of years. The Psalms both give voice to God’s words to us and also help to give voice to our words to God. It is a most valuable resource to learn the language of worship.
Sunday March 24th Palm Sunday - Zechariah 9:9-10, Matthew 21:1-11 Rejoice!
On this Sunday the week before Easter we remember Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Here we see one of the great connections between the Old and New Testaments. Jesus is bringing to fruition a saving announcement pictured hundreds of years before. Let us join the festive crowd and shout hosanna to the King. Welcome all.
Friday March 29th 10:30 am – Community Good Friday Service – 10:30 Joint service at Mimico Presbyterian Church with ours and Wesley Mimico United Church. Service followed by refreshments. This day we come to the death of Christ on the cross and enter into the significance of this event. Together we come to the suffering and death of our Lord for us. By his wounds we are healed.
Sunday March 31st 11:00 am Easter Sunday: Presentation of the Cantata, Wondrous Love by our choir. And a celebration message from Ephesians 2:4-10 – Raised Up With Christ. Come rejoice with us in the hope of the world – the victory of Christ over sin and death and the beginning of the new creation. Hallelujah!
Sunday April 7th Proverbs (1 – 9, 31) – Wisdom Literature. We live in an information age. We can learn just about anything at the click of a mouse. Lots of know how but what we need more of is the best application of this knowledge. What we need is wisdom. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Today we look at some of the wisdom literature of scripture.
Sunday April 14th Jonah The not so Great Escape – This short but riveting story is as deep as a big fish’s belly with great truths about God and what it means to listen to him. This reluctant prophet gets some unique and special transportation to his assigned mission. Jonah is a grumpy prophet who gets depressed by the success of his ministry and needs a lesson in grace.
Sunday April 21st Isaiah (6,40,42,49,52,-53, 55,58,60-61) – The Suffering Servant – Isaiah is one of the Major Prophets and in his significant writings are some of our best Old Testament teachings on the life and ministry of Christ. These chapters are an engaging read with tremendous relevance to your faith and life.
Sunday April 28th Mark (1-8) Immediately - Mark’s gospel is considered to be one of the earliest and was likely written for a Roman audience. It is written as a fast moving story that keeps you moving through the pages and the gospel moving through you. The first 8 chapters take us from the beginning of the gospel into the midst of Jesus ministry and teaching.
Sunday May 5th Mark (9-16) Passion The second half of Mark’s Gospel carries us to the cross and then to the empty tomb. In this gospel journey we become acquainted with the one who came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Sunday May 12th Mother’s Day Acts (1-8) The Mission - Luke’s second book gives us the story of the Holy Spirit coming upon the early followers of Jesus and the formation and growth of the church. Read and watch how the gospel spread out in concentric rings of grace from Jerusalem to the surrounding regions. We continue to both watch and participate in this wonderful grace movement.
Sunday May 19th Pentecost Sunday Acts (9-17) Partners - Pentecost Sunday celebrates the coming of the promised Holy Spirit upon the Church. Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The great mission of Christ continues through the book of Acts and through his Church today.
Sunday May 26th Acts (18-28) And sow on - The last chapters of Acts are fascinating as the gospel reaches Rome, Paul makes the most of his arrest and we see both movement from and to Jerusalem. We are inspired to be sensitive to the leading of the Spirit in the midst of great opportunities to be Christ’s witnesses.
Sunday June 2nd Philippians Deep Joy - The letter to the Philippians will put you in a good mood. It is known as the Epistle of joy. The letter addresses the extremities of life – both good and bad, and brings all before Christ. In Christ we find the peace we so need and want.
Sunday June 9th The Revelation (1-7, 19, 21-22) Hallelujah! – This oft misunderstood book is one that promises blessing when read. Sometime using graphic Old Testament imagery and language John writes to comfort and embolden the persecuted church. We are brought into the throne room of the victorious Christ to join the festive crowd of worshippers. We are also given a glimpse of the future uniting of Heaven and Earth under Christ. Hallelujah!!
Sunday June 16th Father’s Day
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