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.

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.

What I Am Discovering During The Pandemic – KCRC Online Service for May 17, 2020.

  A fingerprint is used to identify, DNA even more so. Other ways we are identified in this world may be by our family of origin, our culture, our appearance, or status. But if you were asked what is your identity in Christ? What would your answer be? A positive outcome of this pandemic is the opportunity to rediscover our attitudes and priorities and “who we are in Christ” and “what we have in Christ”. 

We welcome Pastor Shawn Ketcheson back as our guest preacher. Grab you bible we will be reading from Philippians 2:5-8. We hope you can join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below for the audio recording. 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 Audio: What I Am Discovering During The Pandemic

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.

What If Mothering Gets Hard? – KCRC Online Service for May 10, 2020.

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day. Would you agree with the saying: “What happens to your child, happens to you”? So true, isn’t it? So what do you do when your child is ill, or rebellious, or one day walks away from faith, never to return? Tough stuff!  In today’s message the women in the story whose child is ill had to pass numerous  tests (including the sense of divine silence, doubt and discouragement) prior to blessings. 

She ultimately experiences God, through Jesus Christ and we can too. We welcome Pastor Shawn Ketcheson as he shares the message from Matthew 15: 21-28, so grab your bible and please join us.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, 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 Service Audio: What if Mothering Gets Hard

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.

Finding Jesus… in the Old Testament: The Son of Man

For this the final message in our Epiphany Series “Finding Jesus …. ” we welcomed guest preacher, Rev. Joe Groeneveld who helped us find glimpses of Jesus…. in the Old Testament in a strange, yet powerful vision…

… given to the prophet Daniel about someone called “The Son of Man.” We find this story in Daniel 7: 1-14.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
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).

Here’s the podcast…… Finding Jesus…. in the Old Testament: “The Son of Man”

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We 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!