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Weekly News for Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Acts 3:1-10

The Lame Beggar Healed

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

SERMON NOTES

“I am wired by nature to love the same toys that the world loves. I start to fit in. I start to love what others love. I start to call earth ‘home.’ Before you know it, I am calling luxuries ‘needs’ and using my money just the way unbelievers do. I begin to forget the war. I don’t think much about people perishing. Missions and unreached peoples drop out of my mind. I stop dreaming about the triumphs of grace. I sink into a secular mind-set that looks first to what man can do, not what God can do. It is a terrible sickness. And I thank God for those who have forced me again and again toward a wartime mind-set.”  - John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

  • Peter and John are heading to the Temple for the hour of prayer. As the disciples seek to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ they keep prayer and study at the center of life. How can we better keep our spiritual disciplines in place as we seek to reach lost people? What are your spiritual disciplines?
  • Peter and John maintained a posture of living with God in the moment. They were available to serve and represent Him. How can we better be open to serving God as we live life?
  • “Silver and Gold I do not have but in the Name of Jesus arise.” (Acts 3:6). Peter and John brought the message and ministry of Christ. Do our finances get in the way of our mission? How or how not?


Scriptures to Consider

  • Matthew 10
  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
  • Psalm 95

THIS WEEK

MONDAY,  October 23
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
1:30 pm Women's Prayertime
7:30 pm Monday Knight Men

TUESDAY, October 24
9:00 am Daybreak
6:45 pm Live Free
7:00 pm Youth Studies
7:30 pm A Biblical Response to Culture

WEDNESDAY, October 25
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
4:00 pm AWANA
5:30 pm TREK
6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Road to Emmaus
6:40 pm Men’s Study
6:40 pm Soul Care
6:40 pm Truth Project Study
6:40 pm Worship & Prayer

THURSDAY, October 26
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
7:00 pm Evening Edition

FRIDAY, October 27
7:30   YOUTH -  Jr High Only Terminal Velocity 7:30         

SATURDAY , October 28

SUNDAY, October 29
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services


JOURNEY UPDATE

USHERS, GREETERS & HOSTS plan to attend on Monday, October 23 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary for a meeting with Pastor Art. This meeting is for all involved and all who would like to be involved.

MEN’S FLOOR HOCKEY Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. Call Kyle for info (780) 719-9476.

A BIBLICAL RESPONSE TO CULTURE: Plan to attend this informative study. Topics discussed include life, death, suffering, truth, and sexuality. Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome.

YOUTH OCTOBER 27  from 7:30 - 10 pm Terminal Velocity for the Junior High students only – Grade 7-9.
There is no youth for Senior High students this Friday.

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL is coming Oct 31. We are looking for volunteers and candy for making bags to send home with all the kids. Please sign up at the Check-In Kiosk or bring in your candy ASAP.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes are now available and will be collected on Nov. 12. Brochure and shoeboxes can be picked up at the Welcome Centre. 

HOCKEY MINSTRIES INTERNATIONAL'S 9th annual dinner and silent auction takes place on Saturday, October 28 at 5:00 pm at Courtyard Marriott Hotel. Tickets $50.  For tickets, call (780) 970-4869.

GRANDPARENTS NIGHT OUT Dessert Night We welcome you to join us for a special evening of fellowship, fun, food and encouragement on Sunday, November 5 at 6:00 pm as we ‘travel the road’ on the journey of Grandparenting. Tickets $2. RSVP to the church office.

CHRISTMAS UNPLUGGED DESSERT NIGHT -come out on Monday, December 4 at 7:00 pm for a Christmas comedy and music surprise! Featuring comedy by Leland Klassen and music by Dan Macaulay, this is a night you don’t want to miss. Tickets are $20 and go on sale today. This event replaces the Dec. 1 one advertized in the Journey..

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING Nov. 5 at 1:00 pm. This training is required for anyone who works with youth or children. RSVP to Debbie.


Important FINANCIAL UPDATE

For the first three months of our fiscal year giving to the General Fund has fallen short of actual expenses by $31,720. Our giving needed to meet our monthly budget is $24,327. Last Sunday, October 15 we received $19,262. Please continue to consider the General Fund in your giving as we work towards reducing this shortfall.


PRAYER

Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Stephen & Marilyn Rigby, Ray & Cindy Perry, Roy & Joyce Hewko.
  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Andrew Bugiera. Andrew is SGAC’s Pastor of Worship, Arts & Prayer. He is married to Amy and they have three children ages 7, 3 years and 22 months.
  • Our AdministrativeTeam Staff Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children ages 14 and 12.
  • Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.
  • 25 Young Adults at Retreat at Camp Nakamun this weekend.

Family Matters

  • If you have a class 1 license, Camp Nakamun needs you! This a unique opportunity to use your vocation in ministry. We are looking to hire contract class 1 driver(s) to haul treated wastewater to the local receiving facility. Truck and trailer are provided. Remuneration will be on a per load basis. Please contact Larry Lindberg to apply or call 780-967-5585 for further details.
  • Check the Lost and Found table in the hallway near the Nursery. Pick up items that are yours. All unclaimed items will be taken to the local Thrift Store on Oct. 30.
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