New season 2020
Due to the current situation of Covid-19 Ohsweken Baptist Church is currently closed for Sunday services until further notice. We want to continue to pray for the community and the world, That the will of the Lord will be done.
As we welcome the new year! We look forward to Gods provision and wisdom through out the year 2020 through the ministry and pastoral care that is given. “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. so then as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. ~ Galatians 6: 9-10 ~
Are hope is to build relationships and community through the connection we build through the ministry and volunteers we have in practical ways by humbling serving the needs of the community.
A Short History of Ohsweken Baptist Church. During the period of 1799-1804, The New York Missionary Society, represented by Reverend Holmes, corresponded several times with Joseph Brant at Brant's Ford, now the city of Brantford. Holmes sent several sermons and the Aims of the Baptist faith. No reply ever came from the Haudenosaunee Chief, but, the Baptists never gave up. Approximately thirty years of persistence and hope took shape in the form of summertime tent revival meetings, and house gatherings in the winter. This, all under the devoted leadership of two Baptist missionaries, elder John Minor and William Landon. The historical setting puts us in the this time period, twenty years after the War of 1812, and twenty years before the American Civil War. At the same time Canada was fighting her own internal war over the untamed northwest frontier, The Hudson's Bay Company versus The Northwest Fur Company. Back at the reserve, this same year also saw the faithful missionaries rewarded with permission from the Six Nations Council to build a church. Facing major opposition from The Church of England(Anglican), they broke ground in 1841, and The Tuscarora Baptist Church of The Six Nations became a reality. In 1964, the congregation moved to their new location on Fourth Line and changed the name to Ohsweken Baptist Church. Today the fellowship celebrates 180 years. (For more detailed information about the church and the history of the reserve, contact Ohsweken Baptist Church at 519-445-0589, or at Ohswekenbaptist@gmail.com).
I AM HE (A Study of Isaiah 41) Part one – A Message for our Times. During these times in which we find ourselves, I have heard often, “Why is God allowing these things to happen?” There was a cartoon I read recently that pictured a young man sitting on a park bench along side Read more about Sunday January 17 2021[…]
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Merry Christmas everyone! The following short video shows the lighting of the Christ Candle with accompanying readings first by Ellie Muir and Pastor Bob Muir, followed by readings by Lorelei Isaacs with help from Gary Isaacs. After a short musical interlude a closing prayer is given by Ellie Muir. Blessings to all. Click on the Read more about Christmas Eve Service December 24 2020[…]
Good morning everyone, and blessings on this the fourth Sunday of Advent. This is the Advent of love. May the love of the Lord be yours to shared with others this week and in the weeks to come. A short video featuring the lighting of this fourth candle of Advent with associated readings by Beverly Read more about Sunday December 20 2020 – Advent Four[…]
Good morning everyone on this the Sunday of the third Advent – the Advent of Joy. May the joy of the Lord be your strength! The following short video shows the lighting of the candle of Joy and associated readings by Ila Franklin and Betty Johnson with support from Pastor Bob Muir. Click on the Read more about Sunday December 13 – Advent 3 – Joy[…]
Good morning. By clicking on the following link a short video will play featuring the lighting of the second Advent candle- the candle of Peace. Readings are given by Carolyn Laforme and Marg Elliot with Pastor Bob Muir assisting. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1noKHV-84nyWNeTbx32sBtYFbEBY5cAb2/view?usp=drive_web Come to The Light, The Prince of Peace As We Light The Candle of Peace Read more about Sunday December 6 2020 – Advent 2 – Peace[…]
The following short video shows Pastor Bob Muir giving a brief introduction followed by the lighting of the first Advent candle with readings by Wanda Jamieson and Theresa Mount Pleasant. Click on the “candle of Hope” to play the video. Candle of Hope – – Sunday November 29.mp4 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29 OUR HOPE OF Read more about Sunday November 29 2020 – Advent 1 – Hope[…]
WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE? The title of today’s message is taken from Exodus chapter 32 verse 26. A partial account of the entire passage is given below beginning at the first verse of chapter 32 of Exodus. “Now, when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered Read more about Sunday November 22 2020[…]