Living The Call
Isaiah's Vision of the Lord
6 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”
4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”
Isaiah's Commission from the Lord
8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people:
“‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10 Make the heart of this people dull,
and their ears heavy,
and blind their eyes;
lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”
11 Then I said, “How long, O Lord?”
And he said:
“Until cities lie waste
and houses without people,
and the land is a desolate waste,
12 and the Lord removes people far away,
and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 And though a tenth remain in it,
it will be burned again,
like a terebinth or an oak,
whose stump remains
when it is felled.”
The holy seed is its stump.
From Isaiah’s example we discover three elements involved in living out God’s calling in our lives. From Isaiah’s example we discover three elements involved in living out God’s calling in our lives.
I Calling involves encountering God in a significant way (vs 1-4)
1. God in His holiness
2. God in His sovereignty
3. God in His love
Questions for reflection:
- What in Isaiah’s vision impressed you personally?
- In what ways has God made Himself known to you?
- How have these special encounters with God significantly impacted your life?
II Calling involves being transformed by God (vs 5-7) (Heb 12:1) 1. We see ourselves as God does 2. We experience His cleansing and deliverance
Questions for reflection:
- In what ways has God transformed and freed you?
- What may still be hindering your ability to live for God?
III Calling involves being available to God (vs 8-13)
- Available to be, do and go
- May be difficult and challenging
- Living out calling where we are (Matthew 28:19,20)
Questions for reflection:
- To what extent are you available to be, do and go?
- To what extent are you living out your calling where you are now?
MONDAY, May 14
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
7:00 pm Family Badminton
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
7:30 pm Monday Knight Men
TUESDAY, May 15
6:00 pm Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
WEDNESDAY, May 16
9:45 am Keenagers Study
THURSDAY, May 17
7:00 pm A & J Dessert Night
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
FRIDAY, May 18
SATURDAY , May 19
SUNDAY, May 20
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
THERE WILL BE NO HYMN SING this month. Have a Happy Mother’s Day!
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER May 15 at 6:00 pm. If you have volunteered with a ministry group in the 2017/2018 year, you are invited. Contact the Church Office to sign up. Deadline is Monday May 14. Please note there is no childcare provided.
A & J DESSERT NIGHT You are invited to a Dessert Night Thursday, May 17, from 7-8:30 pm. Come to hear what Andy & Janet have been and will be doing on SOLI island. Ask any questions - they are ready to answer anything! All ages are welcome. Please RSVP by email or call Janet at 587-590-9185 by Tuesday, May 15.
SGAC HOUSE OF PRAYER Sunday, May 20 at 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening of unbroken worship, praise and prayer.
CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, May 21 for the Victoria Day Holiday.
GRADE 12 GRAD Attention all Grade 12 Youth! We plan to celebrate you with a Grad Banquet May 25. Cost is $25. per person and the grad is free. Call Pastor Josh or Janet by May 18. Grade XII Mystery Road Trip begins May 26-27. Pastor Josh needs to know if you are coming. Please let him know by May 18.
DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY is offering the course by Dr. Fuchsia Pickett, Holy Spirit I on May 24-26. Learn about the seven personalities, seven powers and seven offices of the Holy Spirit. To register contact Pastor Coreen today.
BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS 9:15 and 11:15 am May 27. Please contact Pastor Art if you are interested in attending.
GRANDPARENTING MATTERS CONFERENCE June 22-23. Visit our website for details or to register.
- We are seeking someone to care for the lawns at the church this summer. Full details available from Pastor Art. Please submit your application to Pastor Art by email or in person.
- We are seeking to hire two individuals for our Custodial Team. These are both part time positions starting July 1. Experience preferred. Contact Pastor Art for more information. Please submit your application to Pastor Art by email or in person.
Weekly Update May 6, 2018
General Fund giving May 6 $ 33,914
45 week average $ 24,123
-- Budget requirement $ 24,327
Future Dev. Fund giving May 6 $ 10,730
--Balance as of May 6, 2018 $915,748
Monthly Update July1 to Apr. 30, 2018
Global Advance Giving $121,259
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 37,761
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Ric & Kareen Strangway, Stephen & Marilyn Rigby, Ray & Cindy Perry.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Andrew Bugiera. Andrew is our Pastor of Worship, Arts & Prayer. He is married to Amy and they have three children ages 7, 4 & 2.
Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Karen Lapp. Karen is married to Jon and they have 2 children ages 18 & 16.
Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.
Future Development Updates