Receiving the Word in Affliction
1 Thessalonians 1:6-10
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9 For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
It is somewhat hard to imagine that a man who was greatly feared is now serving as an amazing care-giver to new ‘baby’ churches and many wonderful people.Acts chapter 9 is a very interesting narrative of God’s dealings with Saul and those around him. Saul’s entourage, Ananias, the leaders of the synagogue, Barnabas and later the apostles of Christ were on a steep learning curve. Acts 9:31 tells us that the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee and Samaria had peace and were edified.Saul (later known as Paul) preached the Word of God.Psalm 119:130 tells us “The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”Thomas Paine, a British political activist in the early 1700's said,
Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.”
Scriptures to Consider
- 2 Timothy 2:15
- Matthew 4:4
- Luke 11:28
- Acts 6:7
- Romans 10:17
WOMEN New to being involved at SGAC? Pastor Karen would love to meet you and answer any questions that you might have about what is available for you to get involved in. Meet after either the 9:15 or the 11:15 service TODAY in the Prayer Room for a few minutes.
Future Development Q & A Drop into the Fireside Room after the services today to quiz the team and view the Architect’s Conceptual drawings.
SINGIN’ THE GOSPEL Tonight at 6:00 pm
The Fehr Family is amazingly talented and comes from our local area. Free will offering will be taken.
Have you been struggling to use Right Now Media? Come and learn step-by-step how to access and use the Right Now Media online library in your home or on the go. With take-home instructions and an easy set up walk-through on various technology we will help you get connected regardless of you familiarity with the internet. The next training is tomorrow, September 23 at 7:30 pm. Sign up at the Welcome Center.
The Thinking Series is back! Join us for a time of discussions, teaching, and Q&A as we explore life’s five big questions. Tuesdays until October 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Perks Coffee House, Stony Plain. For more information contact Pastor Steve Kim at email@example.com
September 24 - Do all religions lead to God?
October 1 - Why is there evil?
October 8 - Is there life after death?
“THE GATHERING” - YOUTH CONFERENCE - Youth between grade 7-12 are invited to join us for this exciting conference Sept. 27 - 28. Deadline to register is Sept. 24. www.sgac.net/eventregistration
ADULT MIDWEEK STUDIES begin Sept. 25. Sign up for The Blessing or Truth Project Part 2 at the Welcome Centre today. Details in The Journey.
Daybreak & Evening Edition – women, register online or at the Welcome Centre today. Pastor Steve Kim will be facilitating a series on Worldview Training. See The Journey for more details.
Monday Night Men – register online or at the Welcome Centre today. Pastor Joel Marquez will be facilitating the series Quest to Authentic Manhood – A Man & His Design. See The Journey for more details.
The Journey - Traditional Cambodian Dance Troupe September 29 at 6:00 pm Join us for this unique event. Traditional dances will be performed by young men and women from RESCUE CAMBODIA (http://songkrua.org/). You will also hear the stories of how God continues to work through this amazing ministry. Free Admission - free will offering will be taken.
Cup Campaign and Giving Tree We are gearing up to welcome the Ranjbar family in the next few months so we are hoping to continue raising funds by having each family take a cup and fill it with your change. We also have a Giving Tree set up with all the items needed to furnish the home for our family. Please find the refugee team in the foyer after the service to grab a cup and an item from the tree. We are also available to answer any questions and are so grateful to you all for your generosity.
Christmas Musical Auditions are coming! All Grade 2 to 6 children who would like a part acting, singing, or dancing in this year’s Christmas Musical are asked to join us on Tuesday, October 8 between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Sign up for a spot at the Kiosk today or drop in October 8. All elementary children will have a spot in the ensemble. Check your Journey for rehearsal times and performance date.
We care about our children and our volunteers. Safety and Risk Management Training is required annually by all of our volunteers working with children and youth. Please join us Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 pm in the Oasis. Hot dogs provided. RSVP to Debbie by October 2 if you plan to attend.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Roy & MIriam Taylor, Travis & Sharon Thiessen, K.I.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Steve Kim - Apologetics Pastor. Steve is married to Sharina and they have two children ages 5 & 3.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Candice Terney. Candice is married to Mike and they have 5 children.
Our Elders Team Member: Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have 3 married children.
Parents, Please supervise your children after services. The Gym is closed for play on Sunday mornings.
Congratulations to the Graduates of DLST:
Janet Sawatzky - Masters of Theology
Lori Buhiire - Bachelors of Theology
Andrew Friesen - Associates of Theology
Kathy Duncan - Associates of Theology
Helena White - Associates of Theology
Connie Buhr - Diploma of Theology
Cheryl Turpin - Diploma of Theology
Ryan Buller - Diploma of Theology