Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25/11

The older I get, the harder it is to remember what day of the week it is.  Sunday and Monday are the only ones I can remember.  Sunday because of church and Monday is my quilt group day.
Sunday has become 'just another day' to the majority of people in our culture but I can remember when if you didn't go to church, you were the odd person.  Now, of course, church goers are considered strange.
This week at Chetwynd we will have our regular service at 10.45.  Everyone is enjoying our new pastor's messages.  They are challenging but not given in a manner where a person feels they are being chastized.  We are also enjoying the addition of Aaron's wife, Jennifer, to our music ministry. 
If you don't have a home church, come and receive a blessing.

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.  Eph. 1:4

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mar. 11/11

We are well into the month of March and, although spring officially arrives a week tomorrow, it still looks very much like winter outside.
Chetwynd officially welcomed Aaron as the new pastor last week.  The congregation has been praying, faithfully, for over a year and God has heard and answered.  Aaron plans to visit each individual and family member.

This morning there has been continuing news of an earthquake and the resulting tsanamis in the eastern part of the world.  The west coast of British Columbia is expected to be affected.  The Bible predicts that there will be continued weather and man made disasters and it is easy to become afraid.  However, if we remember that God is in control of everything, it is He who created the world and all that is in it, we can be at peace.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God; in him will I trust.  Ps. 91: 2

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mar. 4, 2011

Today is the World Day of Prayer and people all over the world are getting together to pray for the country of Chile.  It is only one day of the year but still good that this event does focus people on the need to pray.
This Sunday, Aaron officially starts as our new pastor.  This too is an answer to prayer.
The members of Chetwynd have been faithful in prayer and trusting God to answer.  And He has.
 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Phil. 4:6