Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - October 2, 2016

Please join me at DCC this Sunday morning for what is sure to be a wonderful time in fellowship and in the Word of God.

The day begins upstairs at 9:00 with Adult Sunday School - taught this week by Pastor Dan V. who is beginning a series entitled, “The Heretics” — followed at 9:45 with pre-service prayer and coffee.

The actual service begins at 10:30 with our usual time of worship, fellowship, and finally, Joel Cormie will be continuing his current sermon series with week five in the book of Colossians. 

If you missed any of the previous messages in the series they are available along with all our past messages on the church website at

Hope to see you all there! 

- Pastor Dan 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - September 18, 2016

I hope everyone will be able to join me this Sunday morning at Dakota for the first of two final messages on prayer to wrap up the Epistle of James Series. 
The sermons are entitled; “Effective Prayer” (Parts1&2)

The topic of prayer is one that can bring a host of reactions. For some this relational side of faith comes as naturally as breathing; while for others it is difficult and frustrating, fraught with questions, disillusionment and disappointment.

What is effective prayer and how could there be any such thing as an ineffective prayer?
I have prayed many times and not received anything I asked for so what is the point of bothering at all?
Is it possible that things went wrong for me because I didn’t call the elders… and what do the Mormons have to do with any of this anyway?
Anointing him with oil? Really?
Just a few of the things we will begin to explore this Sunday morning.

Pastor Dan

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - September 11, 2016

I hope everyone will be able to join me this Sunday morning at Dakota for our fall start up and a return to the final few messages from the Epistle of James Series. 
This week’s sermon is entitled; “Above All … Do Not Swear

You may recall that James is writing to mostly Jewish believers who find themselves scattered like the seeds of a dandelion into all the foreign nations around Israel as a result of persecution in Jerusalem. He is not instructing them on how to be saved, that is a settled issue for everyone who has come to know Jesus; he is teaching them how to live, what to do and what not to do, what is God honouring behaviour and what is sinful and of the flesh.

He has a lot to say about how Christians are to speak both to outsiders and to fellow members of the Body of Christ and this week’s text is a final instruction along these lines.

Would you be in attendance this week as we begin the final quarter of 2016? 
Do you promise? Do you swear?  ;-)

Pastor Dan

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - September 4, 2016

I hope everyone will be able to join me this Sunday morning at Dakota for a special long weekend sermon I have entitled; “Persecuted for the Gospel

Christians were hung upside down on ropes and beaten so severely that their bodies swung back and forth under the blows. Christians were put in ice-box "refrigerator cells" which were so cold, frost and ice covered the inside. I was thrown into one with very little clothing on. Prison doctors would watch through an opening until they saw symptoms of freezing to death, then they would give a warning and guards would rush in to take us out and make us warm. When we were finally warmed, we would immediately be put back in the ice-box cells to freeze—over and over again! Thawing out, then freezing to within just one minute or two of death, then being thawed out again. It continued endlessly. Even today sometimes I can't bear to open a refrigerator. 
Tortured for Christ” by Richard Wurmbrand (Page 37)

Christian brothers and sisters around the world have suffered horribly for the sake of the gospel and not just if far off places in some bygone era. Thankfully nothing like this could ever happen here. Right?

Pastor Dan