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Weekly News for Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sabbath & Leisure


"The spiritual rest, which God particularly intends in this Commandment, is this: that we not only cease from our labor and trade, but much more, that we let God alone work in us and that we do nothing of our own with all our powers."
—Martin Luther

"I believe that the Sabbath question today is a vital one for the whole country. It is the burning question of the present time. If you give up the Sabbath the church goes; if you give up the church the home goes; and if the home goes the nation goes. That is the direction in which we are traveling."
—Dwight L. Moody

  • Do you try and practice a day of rest each week? What does that look like?
  • Why do you think that the Sabbath moved from Saturday to Sunday in the New Testament? (Acts 20:7; Revelation 1:10;1 Corinthians 16:2)
  • In a fast paced culture that never seems to stop, what does a day of rest look like for you and your family?
  • What is the difference between leisure and Sabbath?

    Scriptures to Consider
  • Genesis 2:1,2
  • Exodus 20:8-11
  • Deuteronomy 5:12-153
  • Hebrews 4:9
  • Mark 2:27,28
  • Colossians 2:16-17
  • Romans 14:5,6


MONDAY,  August 14
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

TUESDAY, August 15
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

WEDNESDAY, August 16
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

THURSDAY, August 17
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

FRIDAY, August 18
9:15 am - 12:15 pm VBS

SATURDAY , August 19

SUNDAY, August 20
10:00 am Worship Service with Discovery Island Sunday School for ages 0-3
12:15 Family Picnic and games


NO HYMN SING THIS WEEK due to the transformation of our building this afternoon gearing up for VBS on Monday. Next Hymn Sing is Sept. 10.

The Future Development Team is committed to regular, transparent communication with the congregation, and is looking for assistance. If you have experience (or are interested in building skills) in social media, graphic design or writing, or have other ideas that would help the team, please contact Nicole at

Aug 20 - Family BBQ to follow the 10am service. If your last name starts with A - M please bring a large salad to share and if your last name starts with N - Z please bring a large dessert to share. This event is for the whole church family. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors. 

MISSIONS: Pastor Coreen will be taking a team to Antigua again this January 2018 to provide Discipleship Curriculum in the public schools and present the Gospel in a creative way. If you would like to join our team, please contact Pastor Coreen by email

LOVE THE GROVE FAMILY FESTIVAL, September 3. This is a free community event. Worship service at 10:00 am followed by lunch and activities. Open to all ages.To help the committee organizing this we are asking if attendees are willing to bring in a case of water, pop, juice boxes or chips - it would help out tremendously. The Door Knocker information will be available to hand out on August.27.

KEENAGERS (55+) CORN ROAST Sept. 9 at 12 noon Cost is $2 per person. Bring along a salad or dessert to share. Message through song is by Mercy River. Free will offering will be taken for the musical group. Sign up  can be done at the Welcome Centre on Sunday or by calling the Church Office (780) 962-4700. 


General Fund:
Giving Week of Aug. 6: $16,668
Budget Requirement: $24,327

Future Development Fund:
Giving Aug. 6: $4,015
Balance as of Aug. 6: $466,001

Monthly Update (July 1 - July 31, 2017):
General Fund:
Budget Shortfall: $43,659
Year to date Surplus: $17,295
Global Advance Giving: 
Canadian Ministries Giving:


Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Travis & Sharon Thiessen, K.I., Jon & Andrea Bauer
  • Our Pastoral Staff: Josh Palsky - Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth.
  • Our Administrative Staff: Joanne Fehr. Joanne is married to Bruce and they have 2 adult children.
  • Our Elders: John de Steiger. John is married to Melanie and they have one son age 17.


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