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).
SUNDAY MAY 24 2020 This morning I would like to comment on Hebrews chapter four. 4 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word Read more about Sunday May 24[…]
AWAKING WITH SATISFACTION Ps. 17 I choose to begin at the end of this Psalm. Verse fifteen states, “As for me I will behold Your face in righteousness: I will be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” [KJV] The complete Psalm is recorded on the last page of this message for your reference. Read more about Sunday May 17 2020[…]
KEY OF DAVID Last Sunday as we were wrapping up our overview of the seven churches of Revelation, we came upon the phrase in chapter 3 verses 7 and 8: “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; ‘These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the Read more about Happy Mothers’ Day to all our faithful mothers.[…]
SUNDAY MAY 3 2020 I would suggest the following songs to sing. For those with access they can be played from You Tube. How Great is our God – Chris Tomlin In Christ Alone – Celtic Worship – Steph Macleod Because He Lives – Linng Mission (or one of your favourite singers) Whom Shall I Read more about Sunday May 3 2020[…]
Salvation, Healing and Deliverance – Part II (By Ellie Muir) Last week we took a good look at what the bible says about Salvation and Healing. To Summarize, we learned that Biblical Healing is based on: The Word of God alone (which generates Hope) Faith in Jesus, our Saviour, Healer and Deliverer, which is birthed in Read more about Sunday April 26 2020[…]
Salvation, Healing and Deliverance – Part I As we have just come through the Beautiful Easter Season we have spent much time contemplating Jesus and God’s Amazing Plan of Salvation. We are so blessed to be able to worship God freely and to be able to gather together to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. It is so Read more about April 19 2020[…]
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With this being the first Sunday of the month I would like to encourage our congregation during this time of self quarantine, to participate in a home communion time. I would like to suggest that we all set aside a few moments beginning at 11:00 am Sunday morning to share a communion with our Read more about Palm Sunday April 5 2020[…]
SUNDAY MARCH 29 2020 INTRODUCTION We are in the midst of a series concerning the seven churches of Revelation chapters two and three. I was hoping that this message and the previous four messages on this topic could be up and running on our church website but this may take longer than anticipated. I am Read more about Pastor’s Weekly Message[…]
Ohsweken First Baptist church wants to create a space of Prayer and trust amongst the community. Our hope is that you will feel open to asking for prayer and trusting that we will pray for you as a community and Family. Please Contact Brian and Andrea Chiki through Email or Phone Ohswekenbaptist@gmail.com or (519) 445-0589