The Eyes of Faith – KCRC Online Service for August 9, 2020.

Clearly what set David apart from King Saul and every other Israelite soldier was not his size, strength, or military experience…it was his vision.  Where the Israelites saw nothing but the power of a taunting giant, David saw a God who exposed the lie of Goliath’s bravado.  It took David’s vision to rescue Israel from 40 days of unnecessary fear and intimidation.  Satan has so many tactics to try and convince us to live in fear–he does not want a bold and courageous church. The basis of Christian courage is being able to see our lives in light of Jesus’ victory over everything that makes us afraid.

We welcome Rev. Craig Hoekema as he takes us into the well known story of David and Goliath, and shares some not so known insights…..you are invited to grab your bibles and open them to 1 Samuel 17:19-49, we hope you will join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, you can find the link to the service video below. Also provided is a link to a service outline providing lyrics for songs and shared readings which can be printed and used if needed to follow with the video. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for the Service Video: The Eyes of Faith

And the link for the Service Outline: service outline

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Walking In Truth and Love: KCRC Online Service for August 2, 2020.

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again. It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out. Matthew 5:13
In our walk as apprentices of Jesus, its not always easy to be salt and light to our fragile hurting world. How do we walk in truth and love?

This week we welcome as our guest, Pastor Joe Groeneveld. Pastor Joe invites us into the small but relevant book of 2 John. In this book John encourages believers to commit to the truth with much love in their hearts. There is a sermon study guide available this week. You are invited to download it, grab your bibles and join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, this service now available for audio download only. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for the Service Audio Download: Walking In Truth and Love

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Blessed Are The Peacemakers: KCRC Online Service for July 26, 2020.

What is Shalom? Rev. Neil Plantinga gives this definition: “Shalom is much more than peace of mind or the ceasefire of enemies, it is described as universal wholeness and delight, and reigning over all is the earth’s Creator and Savior who opens doors and opens hearts and welcomes all of us as children of God.” Wow!

The theme of our service this week is Peace, what the prophets called Shalom. Rev. Bernie Bakker is sharing God’s word from the text of Matthew 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called Children of God.

As Christ followers we are called to be peacemakers and to work at reconciliation and restoration….which may be costly. Grab your bibles we also will be studying 2 Corinthians 5: 11-21, we hope you can join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, this service is now audio only, link for audio download below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for the Service Audio Download: Blessed Are The Peacemakers

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Avoiding Entropy: KCRC Online Service for July 19, 2020.

The law of Entropy is defined as the quantitative measure of disorder or randomness in a system.
Not sure what this has to do with living the life as a follower of Jesus?
Rev. Bernie Bakker is stepping up to our virtual pulpit this week and invites us to do some delving into the book of Proverbs for some answers.



Know yourself, recognize the condition of your heart…stuff will not provide a foundation for life….we hope you are able to join us as we ponder all this and what Pastor Bernie calls advice for soul richness. Proverbs 27:23-27, grab your bibles and just click the link below.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services. The service is now available for audio download only, see link below.Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for this weeks Service Audio Download: Avoiding Entropy

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

This Weeks: KCRC Online Service for July 12, 2020.

For our service today we welcome Wilf Wight to our pulpit at KCRC.

Scripture Readings:  Genesis 1:26-31;  Galatians 3:26-28;  Revelation 5:9
Through the three scripture texts Pastor Wilf will lead us from Creation, through Redemption and to Eternal Glory.

Grab a bible and we hope you are able to join us for worship.



During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, this service is now available for audio download. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service: Service Audio Download

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

All Things: KCRC Online Service for July 5, 2020.

The Heidelberg Catechism makes the audacious claim that all things (not just ‘good’ things) come to us from God’s Fatherly hand (Q&A 27)…which includes COVID-19.  The catechism’s confidence is grounded in the promises of scripture found in places like Romans 8:28.  Paul’s famous promise is not that everything that happens to us in life is good.  He writes these verses precisely because so much of what we experience in life can be downright heartbreaking and evil. Rather, what Paul promises is that God is so wise .and so sovereign that He will turn even the truly terrible things in our lives and in this world toward the good of making us into the likeness of his son Jesus Christ.



Please join us for today’s message as Pastor Craig Hoekema will reflect with us some of the ways God may be at work for our good in the midst of the pandemic. Grab your bibles as we study from Romans 8:28-30.

At this time our worship services continue online only as we discern the best way to again meet safely for in- person worship.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, this service is now available for audio download see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

ink for Audio Download: All Things

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Not The Way of Caesar: Proof of a Promise – KCRC Online Service for June 28, 2020.

Last week, Pastor Sid Ypma, left us on a bit of a cliffhanger … “The glory of God is something given to us in the creation, but we as humans tend to settle for something less than the fullness of the beauty of God.” Why?


We hope you can join us for this weeks message, the last of the four part series: Not the Way of Caesar – Reflections on Gospel in the Early Chapters of Romans. It’s been a great series, if you’ve missed any of the earlier messages, just scroll back to earlier posts for the audio downloads.

We delve into Romans 4 today, grab your bible and please join us.

At this time our worship services continue online only as we discern the best way to again meet safely for in- person worship.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, this service is now available for audio download. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Video: Proof of a Promise

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Not The Way of Caesar: Being Put In Our Place KCRC Online Service for June 21, 2020.

Sid Ypma, CRC Campus Minister in Ottawa returns and shares the third message of a four part series: Not the Way of Caesar – Reflections on Gospel in the Early Chapters of Romans.


We are looking at the early chapters of Paul’s letters to the Romans and considering what Paul has to say about God, the nature of Jesus and the church family. It’s been a great series, if you’ve missed any of the earlier messages, just scroll back to earlier posts for the audio downloads.

We also celebrate our Dad’s this Father’s Day, we are so thankful for them and wish them a blessed day. Grab your Bible, readings will be various verses from Romans 3. Please join us.

At this time our worship services continue online only as we discern the best way to again meet safely for in- person worship.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, this service is now available in audio download format, see link below. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Audio Download: Being Put In Our Place

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Not The Way of Caesar: ‘Looking Down Our Noses’ – KCRC Online Service for June 14, 2020.

We welcome you to online worship at KCRC.ca At this time our worship services continue online only as we discern the best way to again meet safely for in- person worship.


Rev Sid Ypma, CRC Campus Minister at UOttawa returns and shares the next installment of the series Not the Way of Caesar – Reflections on Gospel in the Early Chapters of Romans.

Grab your Bible, readings will be various verses from Romans 1:28 to the end of Romans 2. The service also includes the ordination of elders. Please join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below for what is now an audio download. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Video: Looking Down Our Noses

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Not The Way of Caesar: Imagine Celebrating Weakness – KCRC Online Service for June 7, 2020.

  Today we begin a new sermon series for the month of June. Rev Sid Ypma, Campus Chaplain at UOttawa will bring us four sermons based out of the early chapters of the book of Romans. We read from Romans 1:1-17 and from the Old Testament book of Habakkuk 2:2-5.

We will focus on verses 16 & 17 of Romans 1 and considering what Paul is not ashamed of. The gospel, as Paul is speaking of it here, is not just about Jesus dying for our sins, but the way in which God’s faithfulness is mediated through such a shameful and weak way…the cross.

Paul is not ashamed of this good news that it counter cultural in a  Roman empire. When he quotes from Habakkuk, we get a deeper hint at what he’s challenging. Pastor Sid will also lead us in Holy Communion together. Please join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below for what is now an audio download. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Video: Imagine Celebrating Weakness

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.