Works of Faith, Labour of Love and Steadfast Hope
1 Thessalonians 1:2-5
The Thessalonians' Faith and Example
2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
Paul gives thanks for the new believers of Thessalonica. How do we make sure that we do not take each other for granted? How do we maintain a thankful heart for the body of Christ?
How can we foster in our fellowship “work(s) of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” vs 3 ?
What does election (being chosen) vs 4 mean to you? How does it give you confidence in our day?
Scriptures to Consider
- Colossians 1:3-14
- Acts 17
- 2 Peter 1:9-16
MONDAY, September 16
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime
6:30 pm SGAC Reads Book Club
TUESDAY, September 17
6:30 pm Thinking Series at Perk’s CoffeeHouse Stony Plain
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
WEDNESDAY, September 18
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
4:00 pm & 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 am Corporate Prayer
7:30 pm Young Adults Fall at The Piska's
THURSDAY, September 19
6:00 pm Future Development Q & A
7:00 pm Annual General Meeting
FRIDAY, September 20
7:30 pm Youth - Aceage Hangout (for grades 7-12)
SATURDAY , September 21
9:00 am 2 Little 4 Me Toy & Clothing Sale
SUNDAY, September 22
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm Singin' the Gospel
MEMBERSHIP CLASS takes place this morning at 9:30 am and Baptism Class will be held at 11:30 am this morning in the Prayer Room. See Pastor Art for details.
HOUSE OF PRAYER Join us Sunday, September 15 at 6:00 pm for a time of worship and praise.
SGAC READS BOOK CLUB will meet twice a month Monday evenings at 6:30 pm. Join us Sept 16 in Portable 3 as we discuss Andy Bannister’s “The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist”. Check out page 11 of the Fall Journey for more details.
Future Development Q & A takes place 6:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday September 19 before the
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 7:00 pm. All members and attendees are encouraged to attend.
The 2 LITTLE 4 ME CHILDREN'S TOY & CLOTHING SALE is an event for the whole community. The Fall sale will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tables to rent for vendors are still available. Check out the 2 Little 4 Me Children’s Clothing & Toy Sale Facebook page.
THE THINKING SERIES is back! Join us for a time of discussions, teaching, and Q&A as we explore life’s five big questions. Tuesdays until October 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Perks Coffee House, Stony Plain. Enjoy a free medium coffee OR 50% of your first latte. Feel free to bring a friend or family. For more information contact Pastor Steve Kim.
September 17 - Does God exist?
September 24 - Do all religions lead to God?
October 1 - Why is there evil?
October 8 - Is there life after death?
Men’s Fall Kick-off – come to connect with other SGAC men and meet Pastor Joel and the Men’s Lead Team this Saturday – September 21 at 5:00 pm at the Terney’s. Bring your own lawn chair - Supper provided. Stop by the Welcome Centre on Sunday to sign up and pick up directions.
The Journey - Traditional Cambodian Dance Troupe September 29 at 6:00 pm Join us for this unique event. Traditional dances will be performed by young men and women from RESCUE CAMBODIA. You will also hear the stories of how God continues to work through this amazing ministry. Free Admission - free will offering will be taken.
Please note that we are looking for people to billet the dancers for 1 night during this event. Please contact the church office if this is something you are able to do.
WOMEN New to being involved at SGAC? Pastor Karen would love to meet you and answer any questions that you might have about what is available for you to get involved in. Meet after either the 9:15 or the 11:15 service on September 22 in the Prayer Room for a few minutes.
SINGIN’ THE GOSPEL September 22 at 6:00 pm
The Fehr Family comes from our local area. They are great musicians and present the gospel well. If you want to inspire your young musicians make sure to bring them to this concert. Free will offering will be taken.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Ray & Cindy Perry, Roy & Joyce Hewko, Tracey Flynn.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Josh Palsky - Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth and they have one child who is 22 months old.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Josiah Sawatzky.
Our Elders Team Member: Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have 3 married children.
I would like to express my gratitude to all the Elders for their time and commitment this year. They have served with courage and faith and their sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for all you have done. –Pastor Scott.
Save the Date:
Annual General Meeting is here Thursday September 19 at 7:00 pm.
Mid Week Studies The Blessing, Truth Project and Evening Edition will begin on September 25 & 26