835 Stone Church Rd. E.
Hamilton, ON L8W 1R8
GPS Coordinates - Latitude: 43.202413, Longitude: -79.852021
Sunday Services at 10:30 a.m. (See the Church Programs page for full details.)
Sunday sermons are now available for listening to on this website on the "Bulletins & Audio" page.
By checking the bulletin for the same date, you can see the entire Order of Service and determine who was speaking,
their sermon title and corresponding Scripture reading.
We hope you find this additional resource helpful if you are unable to attend Mountain Citadel on any given Sunday.
Theme: "Empty" - with emptying comes the possibility for a greater filling.
March 5: "Empty Vessels" (John 2:1-12)
Focus: This is the first Sunday of Lent. Significance of Lent…a journey of repentance…becoming empty vessels in order that we might be filled with God’s goodness and blessing. Jesus gives lavishly, extravagantly. Soon his life would be poured out so that we might be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Eph 3:19, 4:13)
March 12: "Empty Stomachs" (John 6:22-35)
Focus: Feeding of 5000 – Jesus the bread of life that satisfies the soul. The temporary things of life fail to bring true satisfaction. Jesus encourages us to invest in that which is lasting. If we exercise faith in Him, we will obtain a life that truly satisfies.
March 19: "Empty Religion" (Matthew 11:28-30 - The Message)
Focus: Jesus invites those burnt out on religion, and burdened with the weight of religious expectations to come to him…learn from him…cast off the empty way of life handed down from their forefathers (I Peter 1:18), and embrace His way of abundant and restful grace.
March 26: "Empty Chair" (John 11:17-26)
Focus: Jesus says, “I am the Resurrection and the Life.” These are the gifts of Easter. Lazarus becomes synonymous with the full, eternal life Jesus offers. Because of His sacrifice, we, too, have the promise of eternal life. The cross is the power of God for salvation…the power to bring life where once there was death.
April 2: "Empty Promises" (John 20:19-31)
Focus: Hopes dashed…the room filled with disappointed and disillusioned followers. (Luke 24:21) Yet, though it seemed all hope was lost, God was working out His perfect plan…far greater than they could have imagined. It’s what God does…creates beauty from ashes. Never give in…never give up…never lose hope, because you never know what God is up to next.
April 9: "Empty Words" (Matthew 26:20-35 & Luke 22:54-62)
Focus: Palm Sunday. Bold, enthusiastic Peter. His heart is in the right place when he makes his declaration to be faithful…however, there was no way of knowing what lay before him. His story is reflective of the crowds that gathered during Christ’s triumphal entry, shouting their Hosannas, yet days later calling for His crucifixion. Peter’s was not a cold-hearted rejection, but a rejection just the same. All is not lost…that’s the beauty of the Easter message - the possibility of restoration…for all those who rejected Him, and denied Him. Peter is the first to experience the life-changing power of the resurrected Christ. (John 21:15-19)
April 16: "Empty Tomb" (Luke 24:1-12)
Focus: Easter Sunday. Today the Christian Church celebrates the foundational truth of faith: He is risen! The tomb is empty and our hearts are full of praise! This is full validation over who Christ is as Messiah verses mere teacher, martyr, or role model. He is the Christ, the Son of the living God! He defeated the power of sin and death! And we share in His victory! Hallelujah!
Registration for VBS 2017 is now open! Please see Kassie in the office for registration forms.
VBS 2017 is on its way and we need your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are gathering up some gadgets, doo-dads and thing-a-ma-bobs for our FUN Factory.
Here's how to help:
1 - Check the board in the foyer for needed items. Yellow cards contain items we need donated. Green cards contain items we would like to borrow.
2 - Take a card (or two) and purchase (or find) the needed item(s) ** In most cases used items are fine.
3 - Bring the item(s) back to the church (with the card attached and filled out) by March 4th.
We also need manpower. We can't run VBS without volunteers. Here are some ways you can help:
Behind the Scenes
March 4 & 11: Decoration and Set Prep.
March 12: Set-up after the worship service.
Vacation Bible School - March 13 to 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Crew Leaders (oversee a small group of kids)
Activity Leaders (run a station: Bible, Craft, Games, Snack)
Registration Helpers (sign kids in a 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
Kitchen Helpers (prep snack)
If you can help in any way, please speak to Kassie in the office or email her.
"We are looking for Camp Staff for this summer.
Come to camp and change the course of a child's life for good while serving children and youth from all over Ontario who need to hear the life-changing good news of Jesus.
We hire camp staff who are 17 and older.
If you are 16 and graduated grade 10 by summer you can apply for our Timothy 2 program. (Leader in Training)
APPLY ONLINE TODAY: Click here
Practising Spiritual Disciplines is an exciting new resource designed to educate and inspire Salvationists
to explore 12 spiritual disciplines that can be used to guide Salvationists on their spiritual journey.
Take up the challenge of practising a different spiritual discipline each month for one year: prayer, evangelism,
Scripture, solitude, Sabbath, hospitality, tithing, service, worship, guidance, self-denial and confession.
Invite God to speak into your life, to show you his glory and to transform you into his image.
God will use these spiritual disciplines to strengthen your relationship with him.
He has promised: "Come near to God and he will come near to you". (James 4:8 NIV)
Click here for this month's spiritual discipline.
"To help individuals discover life in Christ, meaning through a living relationship with God, and purpose in Ministry."
- "Work at bringing others to Christ" 2 Timothy 4:5 NLT
- "My purpose is to give life in all its fullness" John 10:10 NLT
- "...that we may be mature and full grown in the Lord." Ephesians 4:13 NLT
- "Each one of us should use whatever gift he has received to serve others."1 Peter 4:10 NLT