Saturday, 6 January 2018

Friday, December 1st, 2017

God is good all the time.  Being a part of the local church is an awesome thing.  As we join together we are called the body of Christ, the family of God, even a holy nation.  1 Peter 2:9 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."  I remember when I first came to church I was like a man reaching out and grabbing hold of something.  I was holding onto them but I didn't feel that there was anyone there reaching out to me.  What made me feel connected and welcome was when some people in the church started to reach out an held onto me.  Let me say it this way; picture a husband and wife walking together and one needs help so they grab a hold of the other person for support.  Then picture the husband and wife walking together, hand in hand lovingly supporting each other.  Which picture is the church?  I thank God for our growing church as I see you offering your hand of love and support to others.  It's then that we together can proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.     
There will be no breakfast served this Sunday but we will return to having Family Sunday on Jan. 7th 2018
This Sunday I will be sharing, 'We Are All Filled With Stuff.'  What's in you as a person is what you draw from to cope with life.  If you don't have the right stuff in you then you end up drawing from the wrong stuff and going in the wrong direction.
This Wednesday is the last mid week Bible Study until the New Year.  It will be part two of how to build loving relationships.
Next Saturday Dec. 9th @ 6pm is our annual Christmas Banquet.  It's a time of eating and fellowship but it's also a time when we as a church express our love towards different groups in our community that help to make our community a better place to live.
Aroma Worship plan to have their first CD ready for the Banquet and they will be singing Christmas music at the Mayflower Mall later in the month. 
Our children's Christmas Concert is Sunday the 17th of Dec.  There will be a rehearsal for the concert on Saturday Dec. 16.      
Starting on the 14th of Jan there will be a New Life class, from 9:30 till 10:15 (before the morning service).  These classes are for anyone who is new to the church and would like to learn more about some of the basic reasons for us placing our faith in Jesus.  Charlene Petrie will be the instructor, Charlene comes as a career teacher from our educational system and a great woman of faith.  She is looking forward to helping you reach higher heights in the Lord. 
Continue to pray for all those in need.  We're looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice 

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