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Weekly News for Sunday, November 19, 2017

Open Handed
Acts 4:32-37

32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

SERMON NOTES

“When Jesus warns us not to store up treasures on earth, it’s not just because wealth might be lost; it’s because wealth will always be lost. Either it leaves us while we live, or we leave it when we die. No exceptions....Realizing its value is temporary should radically affect our investment strategy.... According to Jesus, storing up earthly treasures isn’t simply wrong. It’s just plain stupid.”- Randy Alcorn 

  • How do you view wealth? Luke tell us that the early Church had “everything in common”. What would that look like in our day? Do you think we, as Christians, should follow their example? Why or why not?

  • How can we get a better handle on our wealth?

  • What is God saying to you through this text?


Scriptures to Consider

  • Ecclesiastes 5:8-17
  • Luke 10:25-37
  • Luke 16:1-13

THIS WEEK

MONDAY,  November 20
9:30 am Outreach Men’s Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
7:30 pm Monday Knight Men

TUESDAY, November 21
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Studies
7:30 pm  Biblical Response to Culture

WEDNESDAY, November 22
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 23
6:00 pm Design or Chance? Q & A Forum (at the Holiday Inn Express, Spruce Grove)
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey

FRIDAY, November 24
 7:00 pm  Youth - Missing Persons
   
SATURDAY , November 25
9:00 am Children's Musical Rehearsal

SUNDAY, November 26
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm  Singin' the Gospel - The Freedom Singers


JOURNEY UPDATE

CHILI CHALLENGE  cook off Six Pastors One Winner. Come to the gym Sunday, November 19 between services and after the 11:15 service to taste test the options of chili made by each of the pastors.  $1/vote. Proceeds go towards the Antigua Missions Team.

SGAC HOUSE OF PRAYER Join us Sunday, November 19 at 6:00 pm for a night of unbroken modern worship, praise and prayer.

DESIGN OR CHANCE? November 23 at 6:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express. Thomas Bailey from Creation MInistries will give a presentation on scientific evidence that supports creation and challenges preconceived notions on our beginnings. This event is free of charge and open to the whole community.

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT November 26 at 1:00 pm. This training is required for anyone working with youth or children. RSVP to Debbie.

SINGIN' THE GOSPEL November 26 at 6:00 pm – Freedom Singers. Their story is filled with hope about a God who provides during hard times.

ANTIGUA MISSIONS has fresh baked cookies, frozen cookie dough, frozen pizza and coupon books for sale today in the kitchen.

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 each at the Welcome Centre or church office. This event replaces the Dec. 1 one advertised in the Journey.

CELEBRATING GOD THROUGH ART Join in creating a piece of corporate art celebrating God’s grace and love. Using paper provided create a piece of art to testify to how God has blessed our church family. The individual pieces will form an art installation that will be unveiled as funds are raised for Phase 1.
Paper and directions are available at the welcome centre. Questions? Email us!

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT If you have not already, please submit your pledge form. This will allow us to plan for the future with a full understanding of the ability and willingness of the congregation to support Phase 1. Pledge forms are available online  or at the Welcome Centre.

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY Old Testament course November 23-25. Contact Pastor Coreen for details.


FINANCIAL UPDATE

Weekly Update - Nov 12, 2017
General Fund giving Nov. 12 $ 24,292
20 Week Average $21,765
Budget requirement $ 24,327 

Future Dev. Fund giving Nov. 12 $ 12,520
Balance as of Nov. 12, 2017 $548,542

Monthly Update July1 to Oct 31, 2017
General Fund:
Budget Shortfall $63,267
Year to date Shortfall $ 9,652

Global Advance giving $ 34,046
Canadian Ministries giving $ 9,290


PRAYER

Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Matthew & Charity Quick, Shaun & Iris Kelly, Charles & Angela Ibsen.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Josh Palsky - Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth and they have a newborn.

  • Our AdministrativeTeam Staff Member: Joyce is married to Reuben and they have two adult children.

  • Our Elders Team Member: John de Steiger. John is married to Melanie and they have one son age 18.

Family Matters

  • IT’S A BOY!! Ocean Wesley Bruce was born Nov. 10. Proud Parents are Pastor Josh and Beth Palsky.

  • On behalf of your generous support and attendance of our dinner and silent auction, we were able to raise just over $17,000 towards the work of Hockey Ministries International in our city and Alberta. Thank you so much!! Tim Wiebe and family.

  • Thank you for giving to Samaritan’s Purse. We collected 286 shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child project.

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