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Weekly News for Sunday, March 17, 2019

Heaven

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”


Sermon Notes

Everyone wants to go to heaven someday. After all, doesn’t eternal life with God sound like a pretty good idea?


But where is heaven?  Where is this eternal place where God dwells? What does it look like? What do people there look like?  Will people eat?  Will people know each other?  Will we be joined together with family members who have gone on before us?  Will we have homes?  What will heaven be like?  Can we even know anything about heaven?  Do we become angels when we arrive in heaven?  Are the streets there really made of gold?  Do people actually sit on clouds playing harps?  Will we have perfect bodies?  Will we be free from all struggles, strife and sickness forever?  Will we just be singing all this time?

 Some 600 verses in the Bible speak, either directly or indirectly, about heaven.  Jesus himself spoke much about heaven.  He knew what He was talking about.  After all, heaven was His home.  His tenure on earth was just a short approximately three years.  He came to earth to live among men, to die and be resurrected to life forever making the way, providing the way, for us to have eternal life with Him.

Scriptures to Consider

  1. Matthew 5:3
  2. Matthew 6:20
  3.  Matthew 5:10
  4. Matthew 10:7
  5.  Matthew 5:12
  6. Matthew 18:3 – 4  
  7. Matthew 5:19 
  8. Matthew 19:23 

Be sure to study verses about heaven by looking up the word ‘heaven’ in  a concordance or by visiting www.biblegateway.com and enter heaven in the search bar.


THIS WEEK

MONDAY,  March 18
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime

TUESDAY, March 19
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Studies
7:00 pm Elder's Meeting

WEDNESDAY, March 20
9:45 am  Keenager’s Study 
4:00 & 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Corporate Prayer
6:40 pm Understanding OT
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska's

THURSDAY, March 21
6:30 pm Deeper Life School of Theology
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Understanding NT
7:00 pm Soul Care
7:00 pm DivorceCare
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey

FRIDAY, March 22
6:30 pm Deeper Life School of Theology
7:30 pm YOUTH - grades 7-12. Phobias & Will It?

SATURDAY , March 23
8:30 am Deeper Life School of Theology
8:30 am Men's Breakfast 

SUNDAY, March 24
9:15 and 11:15 am  Worship Services


JOURNEY UPDATES

HOUSE OF PRAYER Sunday at 6:00 pm Join us for a time of unbroken worship and prayer.

2 Little 4 Me Children’s Toy & Clothing Sale Table Reservations for the Spring sale will open on March 21 at 9:30 am in person at the Church. (If there are still tables available at 1:00 pm, telephone reservations will be taken). The spring sale takes place on April 27.

The Bible Lab! Kids grade 1-6 – Come and discover God through sports, games, crafts, science and stories. March 25 - 29 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Register online or at the children’s kiosk.

FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH March 22 All youth come to the church at 7:30 - 10:00 pm.

MEN’S BREAKFAST March 23 at 8:30 am Come and hear the testimony of Noah Welch, a US Olympian Hockey player. Cost is $10. RSVP to Pastor Art.

Monday Night Men will start on March 25 at 7:00 pm for a 4 week study “All In” by Mark Batterson.

Parenting Sexuality Thursday evenings April 4, 11, & 18 at 7:00 pm. An event that helps bring awareness, tools & strategies, to enable parents to speak Godly principles and lessons on sexuality and addictions to their kids. Our Pastor Josh Palsky & Pastor Paul Eikland from Spruce Grove Community Church partner together to help walk parents through this course.

Deeper Life School of Theology Feasts of the Old Testament March 21-23. Contact Pastor Coreen for info or to register.

For an update on the Future Development of our building visit our website or you can email questions to the team.

Women’s Retreat April 12-14 Women are encouraged to join us at Camp Nakamun for Women’s Retreat. Retreat is a fantastic time to come together as women for a weekend filled with refreshing, renewal and rest! This year, we will bring together women who will share their powerful testimonies of the work that God has done in their lives. In addition, we will enjoy times of worship, prayer, discussion, and teaching - including teaching from Beth Moore.
Earlybird rate is $160/person, until March 31. After that, the regular cost will be $170/person.
If cost is an issue, please contact the Church Office, some subsidy is available. Register Sunday after service at the Welcome Centre or Register online.

Holy Spirit Encounter (HSE)
Friday May 3-Sunday May 5. $50/ person
The Holy Spirit Encounter is a weekend designed to give focused time in going deeper with God and to access the power that He has promised.
With every HSE, each individual can anticipate having an encounter with His love and power.
The weekend’s content has teaching and practical ministry that addresses the following issues:

  • Removing roadblocks to the Holy Spirit
  • Hearing God’s voice
  • Learning to forgive
  • Dealing with lies

To view a more detailed schedule or to register, visit us online:

DemoCrew - is a five day, four night inner-city street experience available through The Mustard Seed. It is a life-changing opportunity for youth age 13-17 to explore issues surrounding homelessness, poverty and social justice through service, workshops and education. We plan to take a group of our youth to Calgary from July 14-18. There are a limited number of spots for this trip so we will be interviewing all the youth who are interested and forming a team based on those interviews. Please talk to Pastor Josh for details.


PRAYER

Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Dan & Melodie Ibsen, A & J, Tim & Brenda Tjosvold

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Coreen Frey. Pastor Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.

  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Janet Sawatzky. Janet is married to Richard and they have 3 grown children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Jim Bouchie. Jim is married to Rae and they have two adult children.


Family Matters

  • Elder’s Update newsletter is now available at the Welcome Centre or online.

  • The 40 Days for Life Spring campaign runs till April 14. Please consider taking part in the peaceful vigil. More details at their website.

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