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Weekly News for Sunday, March 24, 2019


Luke 16:19-31

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

Sermon Notes

"A lot of people say, well how can a loving God send anyone to hell? First of all God doesn't send anyone to hell. If we go to hell, it's by our own choice. But when somebody says to me, how can a loving God allow anyone to go to hell, I'll turn around and say, "Well how can a holy, just, righteous God allow sin into His presence?""

Josh McDowell

  • Do you believe in Heaven or Hell? When you die where will you go? Why?
  • Hell is one of the toughest topics to discuss. To what extent have you considered the reality of Hell from the Scriptures? What did Jesus teach about Hell?
  • How can we become more effective in declaring the Gospel?

Scriptures to Consider

  •  Matthew 25:30, 41

  • Revelations 20:13-15

  • Matthew 13:40-42


MONDAY,  March 25
9:00 am Kid's Spring Break DayCamp
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime

TUESDAY, March 26
9:00 am Kid's Spring Break DayCamp

9:00 am Kid's Spring Break DayCamp
9:45 am  Keenager’s Study 
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska's

THURSDAY, March 28
9:00 am Kid's Spring Break DayCamp
7:00 pm Soul Care
7:00 pm Understanding the New Testament
7:00 pm DivorceCare
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey

FRIDAY, March 29
9:00 am Kid's Spring Break DayCamp

SATURDAY , March 30

SUNDAY, March 31
9:15 and 11:15 am  Worship Services


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 at online or at the children’s kiosk. We will take kids at the door on Monday morning.

Daybreak and Youth are canceled for the next week due to Spring Break. Keenagers will be meeting Wednesday morning between 9:00 - 10:30 am only.

Monday Night Men will start on March 25 at 7:00 pm.

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.

New Women’s 6 Week Study April 3 - May 8 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm What went wrong? Why did God let this happen? Reality often ends up so very far from the life we long for. Bible teacher Lysa Terkeurst deeply understands daily disappointment and life-altering loss. Join a confidential group of women for Lysa’s book / dvd series: It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way – Finding unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered. Come for encouragement, spiritual renewal & prayer. Register online or at the Welcome Centre – cost is $20.

Action Bibles and more for all ages will be for sale on April 14 at the Children’s Ministry check in kiosk. Prices will range from $5 to $25.

The Power of Community Join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:40 pm OR Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 pm while Gail Rodgers shares about living in community and finding a spiritual home.

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 online or  after service at the Welcome Centre. 

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 - 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.


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Jon & Angie Coutts, Ric & Kareen Strangway, Stephen & Marilyn Rigby.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Scott Buck. Pastor Scott is married to Lyn and they have 7 children, ages 11, 10, 8, 7, 4, 3, and 8 months.

  • Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children ages 15 and 13.

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

Family Matters

  • Save the Date
    August 2 – 5
    Church Family Campout
    More details to come

  • For an update on the Future Development of our building go to visit us online. Or you can ask questions by email and the team will be happy to give you answers.

  • Would you be willing to billet children this September for 1 night? If you can provide a space or want more information, please contact Pastor Art or Karen Lapp in the church office.

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