Jonah Goes to Nineveh
3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
Life is not full of second chances. When we fail or do the wrong thing, Usually it is too late to take it back. When God’s grace provides a second chance, how do we respond?
- In true repentance? ( a desire to turn from sin)- Nineveh
- “I guess I have to” repentance? (following God out of a sense of trapped duty)- Jonah
If God told you that you had 40 days until you were overturned. What would YOU DO?
- Accept your consequences and live life to the full
- Or turn yourself to God, repent, renew your heart, and give your life completely to him regardless of your consequences
Nineveh was an evil city that only threatened God’s people. God still chose to forgive and spare them.
Scriptures to Consider
1. Hosea 11:8-9--- God’s Compassion
2. Joel 2:12-14--- God’s steadfast love
MONDAY, July 30
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
TUESDAY, July 31
WEDNESDAY, August 1
THURSDAY, August 2
FRIDAY, August 3
SATURDAY , August 4
SUNDAY, August 5
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED sign up today to help out during our Summer Sunday School programming or at Vacation Bible School (VBS).
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
August 13-17 Deadline to register is August 9. Register Today!
Praise God, there are 260 kids registered, however, we still need 35 volunteers to run VBS this year. What do we need?
Minimum of 1 adult in preschool
Minimum of 4 teens in preschool
Minimum of 14 adults in elementary
Minimum of 15 teens in elementary
Minimum of 3 adults in Nursery
Please contact the office to sign up.
CELEBRATION SUNDAY Aug 19 - Family BBQ to follow the 10am service. If your last name starts with A - M please bring a large salad to share and if your last name starts with N - Z please bring a large dessert to share. This event is for the whole church family. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors.
LOVE THE GROVE Free Family Festival, Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 am. Start thinking about who you can invite. Stay tuned for more details.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Friday, August 24 (6:30 pm) when SGAC will transform into a movie theatre for a special showing of “I Can Only Imagine”, the inspiring true story behind the best selling Christian single of all time. Funds raised will support the Future Development of SGAC so bring friends and neighbours, and enjoy a theatre-style concession! Admission is by donation.
MINISTRY FAIR: coming Sept 9, 2018 following both services. Join us and discover what Bible Study opportunities we have for you. Wednesday evening studies include, Small Group Leadership, Old Testament Word of God, Spiritual Gifts, Parenting Class. Thursday evening studies include, Old Testament Word of God, Case for Christ, Truth Project. Coming in January 2019, Alpha. Come see where you can grow and be involved for the fall season.
Weekly Update July 22, 2018
General Fund giving July 22 $ 15,853
4 week average $ 21,481
-- Budget requirement $ 24,942
Future Dev. Fund giving July 22 $ 1,095
--Balance as of July 22, 2018 $1,152,281
Monthly Update July1 to June 30, 2018
Budget Revenue amount to Date: $1,265,000
General Revnue to Date: $1,225,019
-Budget Shortfall $39,981
Expenses to Date $1,165,918
-Year to date Surplus $59,101
Global Advance Giving $138,081
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 41,615
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Tim & Julie Wiebe, Rae-Anna & Gord Schutz, Kyle & Maggie Ibsen.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Josh Palsky - Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. Josh is married to Beth and they have one child.
Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Joanne Fehr. Joanne is married to Bruce and they have 2 adult children.
Our Elders Team Member: Dante Vinuya. Dante is married to Joyce and they have 2 children ages 18 & 15.
We’re looking for a good used standard size kitchen range to be installed in our church kitchen. Please contact Peter at 587-990-6694.
CONGRATULATIONS to Penny King and Dan Goodwin who were married on July 21.
We Rejoice with Sarah Ashley as she dedicates her sons Jordan Kai and Liam James to the Lord.