FANNING YOUR LIFE AND MISSION INTO FLAMES
2 Timothy 1:1-8
Greetings from Paul
1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I have been sent out to tell others about the life he has promised through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 I am writing to Timothy, my dear son.
May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.
Encouragement to Be Faithful
3 Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.
5 I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. 6 This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
8 So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.
The Church in Canada and many believers have lost their spiritual vitality.
God DOES NOT WANT US TO LOSE OUR HOPE nor to settle with the status quo, but rather to fan into flame the divine spark that is still alive within us.
But how will this happen in my life & yours?
It is time to.....
- Turn from attrition to nutrition – By being disciples, who make disciples
A disciple is someone who is growing to know, love and follow Jesus and then multiplies.
- Turn from self confidence to God confidence – By seeking renewal in the Holy Spirit
We can never do what the Spirit can do.
- Turn from being shy and ashamed of the Gospel to sacrifice for the Gospel – by reaching the Least Reached, everywhere God uses people like you.... and me!
Jesus, by your grace and for your glory.... WE WANT TO THRIVE!
MONDAY, September 30
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime
6:30 pm Book Club
7:00 pm Monday Night Men
TUESDAY, October 1
6:30 pm Thinking Series at Perk’s CoffeeHouse Stony Plain
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
7:00 pm Deep Dish
WEDNESDAY, October 2
9:45 am Keenager’s Study & Meal
4:00 pm & 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Corporate Prayer
6:40 pm Door to Door Training
6:40 pm The Truth Project
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
THURSDAY, October 3
7:00 pm Evening Edition
FRIDAY, October 4
6:30 pm Parkland Youth Rally
SATURDAY , October 5
SUNDAY, October 6
9:15 am & 11:15 am Worship Services
1:00 pm Safety & Risk Management
The Journey - Traditional Cambodian Dance Troupe Sunday night (Sept 29) at 6:00 pm Join us for this unique event. Traditional dances will be performed by young men and women from RESCUE CAMBODIA. You will also hear the stories of how God continues to work through this amazing ministry. Free Admission - free will offering will be taken.
Monday Night Men begins Monday, September 30 at 7:00 pm in the Oasis Room– 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.
Daybreak for women begins Tuesday October 1. Register online or at the church office. Pastor Steve Kim will be facilitating a series on Worldview Training. See The Journey for more details.
Women’s Deep Dish this Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Come to connect over coffee & dessert. Darlene Zelensky will be sharing and there will be a fall pumpkin craft.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
October 1 - Why is there evil?
October 8 - Is there life after death?
Door to Door Outreach Prayer training this Wednesday, October 2 at 6:40 pm in the Fireside Room, in preparation for going out into the community the following Wednesdays in October.
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.
A friendly reminder to please drop off your completed Future Development Phase 1 pledge forms in the foyer display before Thanksgiving.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Jon & Andrea Bauer, Jerry & Lois Dorn, Nakamun Staff.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Joel Marquez. Joel is our new Pastor of Outreach, Missions and Men. He is married to Lolet.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Kim Friesen. Kim is married to Paul and they have 3 children ages 21, 18 and 14.
Our Elders Team Member: Orv Perry. Orv is married to Peggi and they have three married children.
Save the Date:
Parents, Please supervise your children after services. The Gym is closed for play on Sunday mornings.
PRAISE THE LORD that we had 78 Youth and leaders total attending “The Gathering” Youth conference at Sherwood Park Alliance these past few days.
CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Ashley and family on the birth of Hailey Grace Emary born Sept. 24