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.

‘Clean Clothes’ – KCRC Online Service for May 31, 2020.

  I don’t believe in God, but if there was a God would He love me? 
A very honest question right?
We welcome Rev. Joe Groeneveld, Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Williamsburg CRC to KCRC. This morning he introduces us to Maria who asked this very question.
Perhaps it is a question you have asked in the past or you can raise your hand right here, right now and stand with Maria….. and if we look hard enough Satan the accuser is right behind us reminding us of our unworthiness, our filth.


But there is good news, because the Lord is a just and gracious judge, His people can have true hope despite their sin, that is the theme of today’s message.  We hope you can join us, grab your bible as Pastor Joe takes us verse by verse through Zechariah 3.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below which is now audio. 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 Download: Clean Clothes

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.

The Good Shepherd, Always – KCRC Online Service for May 3, 2020.

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you. Psalm 84:10-12

God’s desire is for us to have an abundant life; to have life and live it in spite of….The Good Shepherd who is both the gate and the gatekeeper shows us the way. We welcome guest preacher Rev Bernie Bakker who will share God’s word as we read from John 10:1-10 and lead us in Holy Communion. Grab your bible, 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: The Good Shepherd, Always

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.

Easter Aftershocks: “Seeing And Believing” KCRC Online Service for April 26, 2020.

I’d like to introduce you to someone that, I think has gotten a bad rap in the church. Everyone thinks of him as a quivering, unsure, back-of-the-bus follower of Jesus; the guy with wee-tiny faith, full of doubt disciple(ish)… Thomas.

Reality is-the guy was one of the most courageous and upfront friends of Jesus (check out how he responds to the challenging and uncertain situations in John 11 and 14).

But then there’s the time that he wasn’t around. And of course, THAT’s the moment when the most unbelievable event in history occurs. Guess what Thomas does -he doesn’t believe it. Because it is unbelievable. In that way I think he’s a lot like you and me. There is more of Thomas in us than perhaps we first care to admit. So join us as we come alongside this disciple, and in doing so reexamine our own attitudes while following the risen Jesus. We will be reading from John 20:24-31

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: Easter Aftershocks: Seeing And Believing

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.

Easter Aftershocks: “At The End of Our Line” KCRC Online Worship Service for April 19, 2020.

It’s a crazy story – true, but sort of crazy.  We get to watch Jesus messin’ with his disciples in the days following his resurrection.    The boys had gone fishing on a lake that normally was teeming with fish.  Nobody EVER got skunked out there….. except them, this time. And Jesus meets these frustrated fishers at the end of their futile night.  GRRRR! Wonder what they really muttered under their breath.

Anyway, it all turned out WAY different than any of them could have expected in their wildest dreams.  Totally wonderful.  Empowering.  Freeing. And completely amazing for us who get to watch from the sidelines! Grab a bible and join us in John 21:1-14.

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: Easter Aftershocks: At The End of Our Line

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.

Secure In The Storm: “Overcoming Fear” KCRC Easter Sunday Online Worship Service for April 12, 2020.

So WHAT could make an elderly women grin from ear to ear, knowing she was hours away from death?WHY on earth would she chatter then like she hadn’t chattered in months?y celebrated? And do we really want to be found behaving like that someday?

Thoughts to wonder about as you join us for a reflection on the core message of 1 Corinthians 15 this Easter weekend during our online worship.

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).

Easter Sunday: Secure In The Storm-“Overcoming Fear”

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.