Welcome to Church on the Hill, Glenavon, Sask, Canada

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Upcoming Christmas Service and Live Nativity

Pastor Lorne Bonk welcoming everyone to the 2012 Christmas Service

This Sunday is our special Christmas Service where you have a chance to showcase your talent by presenting a Christmas song, poem, story, or whatever talent you've been blessed with.

Since we'll be presenting our Live Nativity on the day following our Christmas Service, we've worked out a schedule for these 2 special days.

Please feel free to join in wherever you can - wherever your heart leads you - and pray that hearts will be reached through our efforts. 

Sunday, Dec 22:

10 am - Special Christmas Service

11:30-12:00 - Bring a Lunch because we'll grab a quick bite of nourishment for the work ahead

1 pm approx - Head over to the Candiac Auction Mart for the Live Nativity set up (Dress warm!)

? - Live Nativity rehearsal

Monday, Dec 23:

Time TBA - Live Nativity Dress Rehearsal

7:30 pm - Live performance, What's Happening in the Barn?

The best way to confirm timings is to text Anita or Noelle, or email the church using the Contact Us page. 

Everyone welcome. Feel free to join us in whatever way you can. And please, share these events and invite someone. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Men's Breakfast: Ritchie Hall

Unlike last year when horrid weather stopped Ritchie Hall from speaking at Church on the Hill's Men's Breakfast, nothing stopped the Grey Cup Champion from making an appearance this year, on Dec 7th, a mere week after the Saskatchewan Roughriders won Grey Cup 2013 right here in their home province. Go Riders!

Thank you to Nelson for emailing in the following photos of the Men's Breakfast...

Ritchie Hall speaking at COTH's Men's Breakfast, Dec 7, 2013

Some of the two dozen men who appreciated Ritchie Hall, Dec 7, 2013

The Grey Cup rings of Ritchie Hall

Thank you to Ritchie Hall for making the trip out to Glenavon on a cold, December day to share blessings, experiences and knowledge with the two dozen men and boys who took in this special event. 

And thank you to the men who shared their time and energy preparing the food to feed the guys who made time in their day to attend.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Rev. John Drisner Visits COTH

Sunday, November 17 was a special day as we enjoyed the visit of the Pentecostal Assembly of Canada Saskatchewan office (PAOC SK) Superintendent, Reverend John Drisner and his wife, Donna.

PAOC SK Superintendent Rev. John Drisner and wife, Donna

This was Rev Drisner's first visit to Church on the Hill (COTH) in Glenavon and he started his message by saying he had read of our origin and how Rose longed for a church after listening to Pastor John Harbarenko minister in his Sunday morning "Living Word Broadcast".  He also congratulated Pastor Lorne, a local farmer, for being a "pulpit minister" after only one year of Bible College. And he mentioned our reputation for being a church where several ministers have "cut their teeth" such as Jim Guskjolen who, along with his wife, Colleen, is the current Director of Missions to Latin America and the Caribbean.

For Rev Drisner's message, he pointed to our overhead screen where the New International Version (NIV) of his requested scripture was displayed, and explained that where the NIV uses the word "worshipped" in Acts 13:1-3, both the King James Version (KJV) and the American Standard Version (ASV) use the word "ministered"...

Acts 13:1-3 (ASV)  Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

He said the original Greek version used "serving" the Lord. 

Other scripture used was 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.

Rev Drisner's message was enlightening, although many of our members were unable to make it to church that day. I taped a good portion of his sermon, but he didn't use a microphone and it's hard to hear him at times when he speaks low for effect, or when he speaks while he's turned to one side, or while looking at the screen behind him.

That being said, I've turned a 4 1/2 minute portion of his message into a video to share with you. Although Rev Drisner's voice is low at the start of this video, it builds in volume and overall is very good, is as the message he is effectively imparting.

If the following video doesn't show on your browser, you can find it at http://youtu.be/QD3IG5KOrZg.

It's always a pleasure to receive guests at Church on the Hill, especially those who have traveled a fair distance to join us, such as Rev John and Donna Drisner of Saskatoon, Sask. Please pray for Rev Drisner as he ministers to the people of Saskatchewan through his job as Superintendent of PAOC SK.