Time of Refreshing
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Portico
11 While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's. 12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you. 23 And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.’ 24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’26 God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”
“Many may boast in the depth of their Bible knowledge and in the excellency of their theological tenets, but those with spiritual discernment are aware that it is dead.” - Watchman Nee“Many may boast in the depth of their Bible knowledge and in the excellency of their theological tenets, but those with spiritual discernment are aware that it is dead.” - Watchman Nee
“If you show off do not get upset when God doesn’t show up.” - Matshona Dhliwayo
“There is no need to boast of your accomplishments and what you can do. A great man is known, he needs no introduction.” - CherLisa Biles
Peter and John have every reason to boast about the lame man walking. Yet, when they preached to the crowd, they were Christ centered. How can we stay Christ centred?
When the crowd gathered in amazement, Peter took the opportunity to preach again. How can we better look for opportunities to share the love of Christ with other people?
Scriptures to Consider
- Jeremiah 9:23
- James 4:16-17
- Psalm 10:2-44
- Psalm 75:4-5
MONDAY, October 30
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
1:30 pm Women's Prayertime
7:30 pm Monday Knight Men
TUESDAY, October 31
5:30 pm Fall Family Festival
WEDNESDAY, November 1
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, November 2
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
7:00 pm Evening Edition
FRIDAY, November 3
7:30 YOUTH - Sr. High Only Cafe Night
SATURDAY , November 4
SUNDAY, October 29
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
1:00 pm Safety & Risk Management Training
6:00 pm Grandparenting Dessert Night
Fall Family Festival
- Tuesday, October 31. Bring your neighbors and friends for a fun night out. There will be Bouncy Castles, a Horse Drawn Wagon Ride, Games, an Escape Room, a Candy Bag for each child and a Concession to purchase food. Proceeds go to the Antigua Missions Team.
- VOLUNTEERS: Please arrive at 5:00 pm and meet in the Sanctuary. Once you receive your instructions, you may purchase food from the concession before heading to your station.
- Youth: The Fall Family Festival will take the place of small groups. Please plan to help during the event and stay to help clean up afterwards.
- Please Note: There will be no Daybreak or Biblical Response to Culture study on October 31.
- Please consider staying at the end of the second service on Sunday to help clear the Sanctuary in preparation for Tuesday night.
YOUTH - Sr. High Cafe Night- This Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm. This is a Senior High only event. If you want to participate in the talent portion of the evening please contact Pastor Josh by Tuesday. Please note: there will be no Junior High event this week
ACTORS Wanted for SGAC’s Drama Ministry. Contact Pastor Andrew for more information.
TIME CHANGE November 4 FALL BACK Daylight Saving Time ends. Please remember to change your clocks on Saturday.
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.
SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING November 5 at 1:00 pm. This training is required for anyone who works with youth or children. RSVP to Debbie in the office.
DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY Want to earn your Theology degree or grow in your faith? Join us for our next Bible School Course: Survey of the Old Testament I with Dr. Charles H. Gaulden on November 23 – 25. This will coverThe Pentateuch and 17 Old Testament Books describing their impact of the Scriptures. Contact Pastor Coreen to register by November 5.
Weekly Update - Oct. 22,2017
General Fund giving Oct. 22 $ 22,125
Budget requirement $ 24,327
Future Dev. Fund giving Oct. 22 $ 1,690
Balance as of Oct. 22, 2017 $521,655
Monthly Update July1 to Sept. 30, 2017
Budget Shortfall $ 71,577
Year to date Shortfall $ 31,720
Global Advance giving $ 24,466
Canadian Ministries giving $ 7,142
Please pray for:
- Our International Workers: Tracey Flynn, Roy & MIriam Taylor, Travis & Sharon Thiessen
- Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Scott Buck - Scott is married to Lyn and they have 6 boys ages 9, 8, 7, 5, 2 and 1.
- Our AdministrativeTeam Staff Member: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 children 20, 18 and 15.
- Our Elders Team Member: Dante Vinuya. Dante is married to Joyce and they have 2 children ages 18 & 14.
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.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoe boxes will be collected on Nov. 12. Please read the Samaritan’s Purse brochure to see what is acceptable as gifts. Brochure and shoe boxes can be picked up at the Welcome Centre.