7 Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me. 8 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that [a]he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts, 9 with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.
10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.
12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and [b]complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness that he has a great [c]zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. 14 Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you. 15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and [d]Nymphas and the church that is in [e]his house.
Closing Exhortations and Blessing
16 Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
18 This salutation by my own hand—Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.
Dear Friend, My heart is full of admiration as I write this letter to you today. You have been such an encouragement to me over the last number of months knowing full the challenges and joys I have been experiencing.............
Most sincerely, Your abiding friend, (Your signature)
The art form of letter writing by one’s hand on a piece of stationery, signed and sealed in a postal envelope and mailed to the recipient has all but faded away from existence in the society in which we live.
Oh yes, we send emails, text messages, Facebook and Twitter communication, but don’t use pen and ink as did our forbears.
The Apostle Paul wrote much in the several letters he wrote to the church – relevant both then and now. He wrote encouragement, correction and admonition. He wrote doctrine of God and His Word. He wrote directions for practical application of the truth of scripture. He extends God’s peace and grace to every reader.
He suffered persecution, imprisonment and ultimately death.
Scriptures to Consider
- 2 Timothy 3:16
- 2 Timothy 2:15
- Psalm 119:130
- Psalm 119:105
MONDAY, July 1
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED - Happy Canada Day!
TUESDAY, July 2
WEDNESDAY, July 3
9:00 am Park Play Days at Lion's Playground in Stony Plain
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
7:30 pm Young Adults at the Piskas
THURSDAY, July 4
FRIDAY, July 5
SATURDAY , July 6
SUNDAY, July 7
9:15 and 11:15 am Worship Services
Please note: There will be no Discovery Island during building maintenance June 30, July 7, and July 14. Please join us for family friendly services on those three weekends. Nursery and 2 year olds will commence on July 7 at 9:15 am and 11:15 am. Age 3 to grade 6 Children’s Ministry will return with reduced Summer Sunday programming on July 21 at 9:15 am and 11:15 am.
The church office will be closed for the Canada Day Holiday, Monday, July 1.
PARK PLAY DAYS Join us on Wednesday, July 03 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Meet at Lion’s Playground in Stony Plain. Bring your kids to play at the playground while you have a chance to connect with others from SGAC.
Don’t miss it! VBS Registration is now open for children ages 4-grade 6. Join us as we go To Mars and Beyond August 12 to 16 from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm. Volunteers are needed to help minister to our Voyagers during this adventure. Volunteers sign up at the Check In kiosk this weekend.
Children’s Ministries is looking for volunteers to help out in our reduced summer programming this summer. We would like to give our volunteers sometime off this summer. Please sign up today at the Check-In Kiosk or by filling out the Summer Serve card in the chair pocket in front of you.
Singin’ the Gospel July 14 at 6:00 pm. A dynamic evening of music and worship with Angela Prim from Nashville (a recent Gaither artist) and The Amundruds. You do not want to miss this concert. Freewill offering will be taken.
New/Renewed 3-year pledges:
We have received a total of 47 pledges with an amount of $592,290.00. Eight of the received pledges are first time pledgers towards Future Development – Yay! We are asking that if you haven’t already, please prayerfully consider how you can partner with the Future Development of SGAC through a commitment over the next three years and drop off your pledge form in the Future Development display. Thank you to those who have returned your pledge forms. It is appreciated.
Time to go underground. Utility upgrade work has begun and you will start to see more action in and around our parking lot for the next few months. Visit the Future Development displays in the foyer to get updates on the utility work already started. Pray for the weather to cooperate and work to go smoothly and safely.
If you have any questions, contact the Future Development team
Be sure to pick up a copy of the Board of Elders’ newsletter. Available HERE or at the Welcome Centre.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Shaun & Iris Kelly, Charles & Angela Ibsen, Daryl & Birgit Sam.Our International Workers: Shaun & Iris Kelly, Charles & Angela Ibsen, Daryl & Birgit Sam.
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 11 months.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert Kari is married to Lorne and they have 5 children.
Our Elders Team Member: Tim Wiebe. Tim is married to Julie. They have 3 children ages 17,14 & 13.
PLEASE NOTE: The gym is not open for play on Sunday mornings. Parents - please supervise your children. Thanks for your attention to this matter.