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Weekly News for Sunday, January 6, 2019


Philippians 4:2-7

Be United, Joyful, and in Prayer

I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world.
Rev. Paul Chappell

  • Peace is a major theme of the Bible. What verses come to mind around the theme of peace?
  • How would you define peace? Why is peace so elusive in our day?
  • What are the greatest causes of tension in your life? What are some identifiers that you’re under stress? How do you manage these tensions in a healthy Biblical way?

Scriptures to Consider

1. Psalm 23:4

2. 2 Peter 1:2

3. Matthew 10


MONDAY,  January 7 
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime

TUESDAY, January 8
7:00 pm Youth Studies

WEDNESDAY, January 9
9:45 am  Keenager’s Study and Meal

THURSDAY, January 10
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey

FRIDAY,  January 11
7:30 pm Youth - Gorgon

SATURDAY , January 12
9:00 am Safety & Risk Management Training                                      

SUNDAY, January 13
9:15 and 11:15 am  Worship Services
1:00 pm   Safety & Risk   Management Training
1:00 pm    Youth Parents Meeting
6:00 pm     Hymn Sing


MONDAY NIGHT MEN Bible study starts January 7 at 7:00 pm  Our topic is “Goliath Must Fall - Winning the Battle Against Your Giants” by Louie Giglio. See the Journey for details.

Young Adults Study will re-ignite on WEDNESDAY January 9 at 7:30 pm.  Same location - Different day.  For more information call or text Bonny 780-916-3648 or Corissa 780-996-8687. 

Safety and Risk Management training is required for ALL volunteers working with children and youth once per year.  Saturday, January 12 at 9:30 am or Sunday, January 13 at 1:00 pm.  Please RSVP to Debbie by Wednesday, January 9. 

Youth Parents Meeting Sunday, January 13 at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  This is your time to hear what Pastor Josh has on his heart for your teens this season.

HYMN SING January13 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.

DIVORCECARE  You don’t have to go through it alone.  Join our support group on Thursday evenings from January 17 - April 18 at 7:00 pm  for more information call Duke at 780-907-1392 or Ceci at780-977-2255. 

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY January 17-19, 2019.   “Interpersonal Relationships and Personality Patterns”.  Learn how to identify peoples needs and enhance relationships at home and at work.  See Pastor Coreen to register.

Grandparents Night Out January 20 at  6:00 pm in the Oasis Room. We invite you to our 2nd Annual Grandparents Night Out. Come and enjoy live music, fun, coffee, tea and tasty desserts. Hear a grandmother’s testimony of rescue. Please register at the Welcome Centre or the Church Office. Cost is  $7.50 per person. 

Watch your email for an invitation from Right Now Media. Our church now has access to a this Bible Study video library and you can too. Invites will be sent out on Wednesday, January 9 in the afternoon.

Financial Update

Weekly Update Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2018

General Fund giving Dec. 30 $ 42,208
27 week average $ 24,435
-- Budget requirement $ 24,972

Future Dev. Fund giving Dec. 30 $ 8,307
- Balance as of Dec. 30 $1,309,548
Refugee Fund giving Dec. 1-30 $ 6,899

Monthly Update July1 to Nov. 30, 2018

General Fund
Budget Revenue
Amount to Date: $548,724
General Revenue to Date: $462,997
-Budget Shortfall $ 86,727
Global Advance Giving $ 48,547
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 11,684


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Tim & Julie Wiebe, Rae-Anna & Gordon Schutz, Kyle & Maggie Ibsen.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Women’s Ministries - Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children ages 18, 17, 14 and 12.

  • Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 children 21, 19 and 17.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.


Family Matters

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Jason and Rachel Ottenbreit in the birth of their third child. Amelia as born Dec. 31. She is a sister for Angela and Gavriel.

  • We Rejoice with Erik and Melanie Sharratt in the birth of their third child. Penny was born Dec. 31. She is a sister for Molly and Fergus.

  • 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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