Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - January 1, 2017

I hope everyone will join me this Sunday morning as we kick off 2017 with a study of the beautiful and poetic Psalm 19.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork…The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple… 

Psalm 19 can be broken down into three distinct sections. The first details the wonder of God’s revelation of Himself in the wordless majesty of creation, and the second His clear and perfect disclosure in the awesome written words of holy scripture. 

Please join me as we follow the psalmist to the only reasonable conclusions to be made in light of these wonderful truths.

Pastor Dan

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - December 25, 2016

It happened twice during the years that my sons were growing up - Christmas Day falling on the Sunday - and both times I wrestled with the decision whether or not to cancel church services. In those days we were following a more “seeker sensitive” style of ministry and the idea was that cancelling would be more popular with the unchurched masses that were beating a path to our gatherings.  (You all remember that right?)

Both times; as with this year, the decision was made to hold Sunday service as usual despite the possible stigma of upsetting anxious gift recipients. 
Those two Christmases stand out in my memory as absolute favourites, and it is my hope that many of you will have a similar experience this year. 

Please join me this Sunday morning at 10:30 as we celebrate Christ the newborn King!

Pastor Dan

Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 18, 2016 at Dakota Community Church

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

The morning begins at 9:45 with pre-service prayer and then coffee time.
NOTE: Adult Sunday School resumes January 15, 2017!

The service will begin at 10:30 with our usual time of worship and fellowship, followed by Pastor Dan Van De Laar with the continuing sermon series which he has entitled; A Study Through the Epistle of Hebrews

If you’ve missed any of the earlier messages in the series they are available on our website at
Hope to see you all there! 

- Pastor Dan 

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - December 11, 2016

Over the last 10 years or so this coming Sunday morning has become a favourite for many of us at DCC; I am speaking of course of our annual  Children’s Christmas Pageant and Pot-Luck Breakfast.

The day will begin with Pastor Dan Van de Laar  teaching the next lesson in the “Heresy Series” in Adult Sunday School at 9:00 followed by pre-service prayer and then breakfast, coffee, eggnog, and fellowship until the service gets underway. (Please have contributions there by 10)

While we are sharing breakfast the children will be practicing for the concert, which we will enjoy along with a time of worship and Christmas carols, and the morning will conclude with a message from the Word of God brought by Pastor Joel.

I hope to see you all there.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Sunday Morning Preview - December 4, 2016

I hope everyone will be able to join me this Sunday morning at DCC as we share communion and wrap up our study in the Book of Judges.

So far we have seen the faithfulness of God as He remains with His people even in the midst of their rebellion against Him. We took note of the dreadfully sinful condition of the Israelites and their desperate need of salvation and we connected the obvious dots to our own condition and need — taking time to remember that God’s desire is that His people be holy and separated unto Him in response to his glorious grace.

This week the plan is to end our time with Samson by recognizing who the active agent is in all of his mighty feats of strength and by examining how the life of Samson demonstrates the self-sacrificing act of God in the providing of salvation.

Pastor Dan