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Weekly News for Sunday, September 2, 2018

Heart of a Rebel, the Sequel

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?


SERMON NOTES

Sometimes when we read a good book or watch an emotional charged movie, we wish we could experience a sequel. The story shouldn’t just end.

So we leave Jonah with God asking the selfish, rebellious prophet, “Should I not pity Nineveh, that great city?”

Jonah, Micah, Isaiah and Amos all served as prophets of God in approximately the same time period.

Over and over God’s beloved people had sinned and fallen short of God’s standards. God sent messengers to them and pleaded with them for repentance.

Repentance means turning around. It means forsaking an old sinful lifestyle and turning toward the God of love and care who gave His only Son to redeem us from the curse of sin and death.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 3:23: “..for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

He also wrote (Romans 6:23) “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Micah spells out simply how we should then live – Justly, Mercifully and in Humility before our God and man.


THIS WEEK

MONDAY,  September 3
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED for Labour Day Holiday

TUESDAY, September 4
8:30 am Back to School Prayer

WEDNESDAY, September 5
9:45 am Keenagers Study
7:00 pm AWANA Leaders Meeting

THURSDAY, September 6

FRIDAY,  September 7

SATURDAY , September 8

SUNDAY, September9
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
Ministry Fair to follow both Services


JOURNEY UPDATES

On Tuesday, September 4 we are hosting a BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRAYER-time from 8:30 am – 11:00 am in the Prayer Room. Drop in for one on one prayer for the students in your life as the new school year begins. We would love to pray with you for your children, grandchildren, their schools & teachers and for homeschooling families too.

WOMEN’S DAYBREAK  & EVENING EDITION studies will start September 27. Online registration will open on September 4.

KEENAGERS Bible Study September 5 at 9:45am will be followed by a meal ($5).

MINISTRY FAIR: September  9 following both services. Discover what mid-week studies will be offered. Wednesday evening studies include, Small Group Leadership, Old Testament Word of God, Spiritual Gifts,; 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.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS during both services on September 9.  Contact Pastor Art for details.

BAPTISM CLASSES September 23 during both services. Contact Pastor Art for details.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED September 3 for Labour Day Holiday.

LOVE THE GROVE Free Family Festival, Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 am. Door hangers are available Sunday. We are accepting donations of bottled water and boxes of chips.

DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY – Next course September 20 -22 The Believer’s Authority –Study the origin of Satan, his motivation for attacking God’s creation and Jesus victory over him. Find out the authority we have in Jesus name. Contact Pastor Coreen for more information.

YOUTH UPDATE:

  • Parents Meeting September 9 at 1:00 pm Come and hear Pastor Josh’s plan for this year in Youth Ministry.
  • Youth Bible Study is on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm – come to hear from God through study, prayer and small group connections.
  • Youth Friday Night Events start on September 14, at 7:30 pm all grades 7-12 Both Jr and Sr high. Looking forward to another awesome year.
  • THE GATHERING” Youth Conference in Sherwood Park. Join us September 28/29. Cost is $120 per student. Details to follow on SGAC Youth Facebook page or contact Pastor Josh.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is Sunday September 23 at 2:00 pm. Please plan to attend. Please stop by the Welcome Centre to pick up  a copy of the Annual Report and the Elder’s Nomination pamphlet.


Financial Update

Weekly Update Aug. 26, 2018

General Fund giving Aug. 26 $ 15,501
9 week average $ 19,239
-- Budget requirement $ 24,942

Future Dev. Fund giving Aug. 26 $ 4,699
--Balance as of Aug. 26, 2018 $1,177,560                

 Monthly Update July1 to July 31, 2018 
General Fund  Budget Revenue amount to Date: $124,710
General Revnue to Date:     $  99,177        
  -Budget Shortfall                 $  25,533
Expenses to Date                  $  96,272       
-Year to date Surplus           $ 2,905
Global Advance Giving        $ 10,341
Canadian Ministries Giving  $  2,482                          


PRAYER

Please pray for:

  • Our International Workers: Tracey Flynn, Roy & Miriam Taylor, Trtavis & Sharon Thiessen.

  • Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Women’s Ministries - Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children ages 18, 16, 14 and 12.

  • Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children ages 15 and 13.

  • Our Elders Team Member: Graham Jespersen. Graham is married to Laresa and they have three children ages 11, 10 and 7.


Family Matters

  • ANTIGUA MISSIONS will travel to many schools in Antigua January 2019. If you would like to be a part of this week long trip, please contact Catarina VanNeck or Ryan Nixon by September  9.

  • Penny Goodwin (nee King) Farewell Come and drop in and say goodbye before she moves to England to start her new life with her husband. Sunday September 9 anytime between 1:30-4:00 at Mike & Bonny Piska’s ( 13 Linksview Close, SG)
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