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Weekly News for Sunday, October 7, 2018

Believe and Repent

Romans 1:16
The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

2 Corinthians 7:5-13

For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn—fighting without and fear within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more. For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it—though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while. As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. 11 For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter. 12 So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the one who did the wrong, nor for the sake of the one who suffered the wrong, but in order that your earnestness for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God. 13 Therefore we are comforted.

And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.


“Can true repentance exist without faith? By no means. But although they
cannot be separated, they ought to be distinguished.” -John Calvin

  • What is the difference between intellectual accent and belief?
  •  What is the difference between sorrow and repentance?

Scriptures to Consider

  • Luke 24:46-48 
  • Romans 2:1-5
  • Luke 16


MONDAY,  October 8

TUESDAY, October 9
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups

WEDNESDAY, October 10
9:45 am Keenagers Study
4:00 & 6:30 pm AWANA 
6:40 pm Corporate Prayer
6:40 pm  Understanding the Old Testament
6:40 pm  Leading Life Changing Small Groups
6:40 pm  Spiritual Gifts

THURSDAY, Ocrtober 11
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm  Understanding the Old Testament
7:00 pm  The Truth Project
7:00 pm  Soul Care
7:00 pm The Case for Christ
7:00 pm Men's Floor Hockey

FRIDAY,  October 12
YOUTH : Clue Night (grades 7-12) 

SATURDAY , October 13

SUNDAY, October 14
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm Hymn Sing


Attention all Grade 1- 6 students who would like to act, sing or dance in this year’s Christmas Musical; Auditions are Tuesday, October 9 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Sign up for your audition spot at the Check in kiosk. Walk ins on that day are welcome. Please check the Journey and website for rehearsal dates.

Safety and Risk Management training is required for ALL volunteers working with children and youth once per year. Please join us for this hour to an hour and a half training on Thursday October 11 at 6:30 pm in Portable 2. Please RSVP
to Debbie so we can adequately prepare for you. 

HYMN SING October 14 at 6:00 pm Join us for a sing-along of the traditional hymns of the faith. Open to all ages. Please bring finger food to share after the event.

Young Adults Retreat October 19-21 at Camp Nakamun Cost $150 register on-line . Deadline to register is Sunday October 14 at 1:00 pm. For more info contact Corisa 780-996-8687 or Bonny 780-916-3648.

MONDAY NIGHT MEN’S Starting Monday October 15 at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. The Daniel dilemma will teach us how to stand firm and love well in a culture of compromise. Cost: $10/ person (includes book) Please contact Pastor Art for more information.

Hands and Feet of Christ - Partner with us as we feed the homeless in downtown Edmonton. Second Sunday of every month. We will happily accept donations of food, socks, mitts, toques, shoes or hygiene products. Contact Natalie Boldt
or the church office for more details.

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL will take place on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. We are currently recruiting volunteers and collecting candy for the event. Candy can be dropped off at the church between now and October 21. There are many fun volunteer positions for that evening! If you can give of your time, please contact a member of the Children’s Ministry staff.

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE November 2 & 3 Early Bird deadline is October 18. Tickets and registration now at the Welcome Centre or online . 

Youth Sunday Message Series: Grades 7-12 students, please join us on October 14 during the 11:15 am service for “Questions through Genesis”. Youth will be dismissed to the Fireside Room after Worship in the Sanctuary.

Deeper Life School of Theology’s next course is October 18 – 20. Survey of the New Testament taught by Ron Cottle. Register today with Pastor Coreen.

Financial Update

Weekly Update Sept. 30, 2018

General Fund giving Sept. 30 $ 23,298
14 week average $ 19,968
-- Budget requirement $ 24,942
Future Dev. Fund giving Sept. 30 $ 7,778

Monthly Update July1 to Sept. 30 2018

General Fund Budget Revenue
Amount to Date: $349,188
General Revenue to Date: $279,550
-Budget Shortfall $ 69,638
Expenses to Date $282,155
-Year to date Shortfall $ 2,605
Global Advance Giving $ 32,500
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 7,617       


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Cori Ibsen, Dan & Melodie Ibsen, A & J

  •  Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Scott Buck. Pastor Scott is married to Lyn and they have 7 children,
    ages 10, 9, 7, 6, 3, 2, and 2 months.

  •  Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Kim Friesen. Kim is married to Paul and they have 3 children ages 19,
    17 and 13.

  •  Our Elders Team Member: John Olsen. John is married to Arlene and they have 4 children ages 15, 13, 7 and 6.

Family Matters

  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes now available and will be collected November 11. This may be
    the only gift a child receives this Christmas. Brochures and boxes are at the Welcome Centre 

  • Deepest Condolences to John and Lucas deSteiger in the passing of Melanie. 

  • Children’s Ministry is looking to hire an admin/ministry Assistant for 10 hours a week. Computer skills would be an
    asset as well as organization. Days required to work are Tuesdays and Sundays. Please give resume to Pastor Coreen or the office.

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