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Weekly New for Sunday, December 23, 2018

Good News of Great Joy

Luke 2:10

10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people


SERMON NOTES

“Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of   happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. He had joy, singing its music within, even under the shadow of the cross.”   “Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of   happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. He had joy, singing its music within, even under the shadow of the cross.”  – S.D. Gordon (Best known for his ‘Quiet Talks’ books) 

  • The Psalmist David wrote, (Psalm 16:11)“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
  • The question is, “Do I experience joy in my life or do I go from one ‘happy    experience’ to another in an effort to move along through life?
  • More than 190 times (NKJV) we find the word ‘joy’ throughout scripture.    Matthew 7:11 reminds us that our Heavenly Father gives good things to those who ask Him.

Scriptures to Consider

  •  Psalm 5:11
  • Psalm 35:9
  • Romans 14:17
  • Romans 15:13

THIS WEEK

MONDAY,  December 24
Christmas Eve Services 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, & 6:30 pm

TUESDAY, December 25
Christmas Day - Office Closed

WEDNESDAY, December 26
Boxing Day - Office Closed

THURSDAY, December 27

FRIDAY,  December 28

SATURDAY , December 29
                            

SUNDAY, December 30
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services


JOURNEY UPDATES

For those hard to buy for people on your list, consider getting them a BUY-A-BACKPACK ORNAMENT.  Each ornament purchase provides $30 towards the backpacks and Christian curriculum for grade four children in Antigua.

Please join us with your children for services on Dec 23 and 30. There will still be programming for nursery and 2 year olds. Full programming will resume Jan 6, 2019.

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 Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9:00 am or Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1:00 pm. Please RSVP to Debbie by Jan. 9 so we can adequately prepare for you. Continental breakfast will be served on Saturday and hot dogs will be served on Sunday.

Christmas Eve Services are Dec. 24 at 3:30, 5:00 and 6:30 pm

 

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand what you are feeling. It’s a place where you can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. DivorceCare groups meet on Thursday Evenings January 17- April 18, 2019 from 7 pm - 9 pm, in the Prayer Room. Call Duke at 780-907-1392 or Ceci at 780-977-2225 for more information or to register. Registration Fee $25.

 

The office will be open Dec. 31, closed Jan 1 and re-opens January 2.
For giving online anytime you can use the gift option on our website. 


Future Development Update

Future Development Team is going underground!

The Future Development Team is aiming to raise $750,000 – and we need your help!This groundwork will include:

• Storm System install ($100,000)
• Water line ($100,000)
• Sewer line and tie in ($125,000)
• Parking lot ground work and dirt removal ($250,000)
• Foundation ground work ($50,000)
• Power upgrade tie-in ($75,000)
• Telecommunications and internet upgrade ($50,000)

This work is part of the original Phase 1 work and the $750,000 is part of the original $6 million budget.

We are looking to raise $750,000 to fully fund this preliminary stage of the project – site service upgrades.


PRAYER

Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Tracey Flynn, Roy & Miriam Taylor, Travis & Sharon Thiessen.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Andrew Bugiera. Andrew is our Pastor of Worship, & Prayer. He is married to Amy and they have three children ages 8, 4 & 3.

  • Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Karen Lapp. Karen is married to Jon and they have 2 children ages 19 & 16.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have 3 married children.


Family Matters

  • Thank You We are overwhelmed with the love and support of our wonderful SGAC Family. Thank you so much for everything, but especially your prayers which we covet as we still have a long road ahead of us. We love and Thank God for you all.    - Fred and Darlene Z

  • Please check your mail box located by the Nursery hallway. If you have been coming here for awhile there is a chance someone has put a Christmas greeting card in your mail box. They are alphabetical according to you last name.

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