"“Come, and see the victories of the cross. Christ’s wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.” wrote Bible commentator Matthew Henry.
Jesus primary role in coming to earth in obedience to His Father was to take the penalty for the sins of mankind. This was played out in His being the substitutionary sacrifice for yours and my sins.
But was this the ONLY reason He came? The answer to that is obviously ‘No!’
Jesus said in John 10:10 in conclusion to His discourse on the Good Shepherd, “The thief does not come except to steal, kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Jesus commission to His disciples, as recorded by Matthew, was, “...go... and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you...”
Discipleship involves time, energy, commitment of resources (money plus others) on the part of both the teacher and the student.
Jesus exemplary life and teaching tells us much of what is expected of us, His followers, His agents of hope in a broken and sad world.
Scriptures to Consider
- John 16:28
- John 6:14
- John 17:18
- John 3:17
MONDAY, August 28
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
1:30 pm Women's Prayertime
TUESDAY, August 29
WEDNESDAY, August 30
9:45 am Keenagers (55+) Study
THURSDAY, August 31
FRIDAY, September 1
SATURDAY , September 2
SUNDAY, September 3
10:00 am Worship Service Love the Grove Family Festival
LOVE THE GROVE Sept. 03 This is a free community event. Worship service at 10:00 am followed by lunch and activities. Open to all ages.
Donations of a case of water, pop, juice boxes or chips will be accepted and placed on stage. The Door Knockers will be available to hand out today. Please be sure to sign up on the map in the foyer before you leave today.
KEENAGERS (55+) KORN 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. Sign up at the Welcome Centre today.
MISSIONS: Pastor Coreen will be taking a team to Antigua again this January 2018. To be a part of this team, contact Pastor Coreen by Sept. 17.
DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY Sept 21-23 Introduction to Christian Evidences. Contact Pastor Coreen for more details.
WOMEN YOUTH LEADERS WANTED - If you have a desire to mentor or work with teens, please get in touch with Pastor Josh.
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.
Sept. 6 AWANA registration SGAC foyer
Sept. 8 Men’s Kick off at Shark’s Billiards
Sept. 9 Keenager’s Corn Roast
Sept. 10 Youth Parents Meeting
Sept. 12 Youth Small Groups begins
Sept. 13 AWANA Clubs begins
Sept. 13 Care for the Soul Study
Sept. 13 Men’s Study of the Book of James
Sept. 13 Road to Emmaus Study begins
Sept 15 Youth Friday Nights Kick Off
Sept. 19 Women’s Dessert Night Kick Off
Sept. 24 Annual General Meeting
Sept. 27 Truth Project Study begins
Sept. 30 Work Bee
Giving Week of Aug. 20: $ 16,329
Budget Requirement: $24,327
Future Development Fund:
Giving Aug. 20: $1,952
Balance as of Aug. 6: $468,596
Monthly Update (July 1 - July 31, 2017):
Budget Shortfall: $43,659
Year to date Surplus: $17,295
Global Advance Giving:
Canadian Ministries Giving:
Please pray for:
- Our International Workers: Rae-Anna & Gordon Schutz, Larry & Trixie Nanninga, Matthew & Charity Quick.
- Our Pastoral Staff: Pastor Coreen Frey. Pastor Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.
- Our Administrative Staff: Joanna Halliday. Joanna is married to Joel and they have 2 children ages 10 & 7.
- Our Elders: Graham Jespersen. Graham is married to Laresa and they have three children, ages 10, 9 & 6.
Children’s Ministries would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped with VBS. Your contributions made this amazing week possible to minister to over 300 children.
Thank you to everyone who contributed salads and desserts for the VBS hot dog roast on Sunday Aug 20.
We have mail boxes for everyone who attends here. Please go down the hallway from the Prayer Room and check your Last Name Alphabetic letter to see if someone has sent you mail. You might be surprised.
The church office will be closed Sept. 4 for the Labor Day holiday.
Fall Service Times change to 9:15 and 11:15 am on Sept 10