Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

Last week, we were blessed with a message from John Kelsall as Chetwynd celebrated it anniversary.  the pot luck that followed was delicious as always. 
This weekend is the first long weekend of the spring/summer.  We are looking forward to seeing some of our church members returning from their winter homes.
There has been a lot of talk in the media today about a prediction that tomorrow will be the day that Christ comes to take the Christians home.  It could, of course, happen but the Bible says that we don't know the time or day and that it will all happen in the twinkling of an eye.  That means there won't be any predictions, or preparations (other than the ones Christians make every day). One that day all those who have been smirking will fall on their knees in horror at how foolish they have been.  We who worship our Lord shouldn't look on that day as when we will be justified.  It is only because of God's Grace that we will escape the punishment of the unsaved.  We need to do everything we can to ensure that the Rapture consists of everyone we meet.
Keep yourself in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.  Jude 1:21

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

This Sunday we are celebrating Chetwynd's anniversary and our guest speaker is John Kelsall.  We will be having a pot luck lunch following.
In July, we are organizing a boat tour.  If you are interested, speak to Ralph, Cathy or anyone on the board.  There is a sign up sheet at the church.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of Manitoba and others who are losing their homes to the devastating floods.  In times like this, we are often tempted to offer platitudes but the best thing we can do is pray.  Our Heavenly Father is able to comfort and provide the courage that is needed.

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, surely I will help you.  Isaiah 41:10

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011

This Sunday is Mother's Day so why not join your mother at church before taking her out for lunch.  The service starts at 10.45 and mother's will be honoured for their contribution to the family.

One of God's greatest gifts is our mother.  They love us unconditionally, kiss our hearts, laugh at our jokes, treasure a gift of a dandilion from a small child's hands and guides with the wisdom she has gained through experience.
She speaks with wisdome and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  Proverbs 31: 26