Exhort, Encourage & Charge
1 Thessalonians 2:7-12
7 But we were gentle[a] among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10 You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. 11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
“In all of my years of service to my Lord, I have discovered a truth that has never failed and has never been compromised. That truth is that it is beyond the realm of possibilities that one has the ability to out give God. Even if I give the whole of my worth to Him, He will find a way to give back to me much more than I gave."
In verses 7-12 Paul uses the analogy of a Mother and Father.
- What are characteristics of a good Mother and Father?
- How do those characteristics play into caring for people in the right way?
- Have you ever experienced this with people in a Christian ministry?
Scriptures to Consider
- Acts 2:45
- Exodus 36:5
- 1 Kings 17:3
Monday, October 14
Happy Thanksgiving - Church Office Is Closed
Tuesday, October 15
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
7:00 pm Elder’s Meeting
Wednesday, October 16
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
4:00 pm & 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Corporate Prayer & Door to Door Prayer
6:40 pm Midweek Adult Studies
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s 13 Linksview Close SG
Thursday, October 17
6:30 pm DLST
7:00 pm Evening Edition
Friday, October 18
6:30 pm DLST
7:00 pm Young Adults Retreat
Saturday, October 19
8:30 am DLST
9:00 am Boot Camp
Sunday, October 20
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm House of Prayer
6:00 pm Hymn Sing
Sunday, October 13 is PASTOR APPRECIATION DAY We are so thankful for the ways our pastors lead and guide us. You make a difference in our church and community. We appreciate all the hard work! - SGAC Admin Team
DOOR TO DOOR PRAYER: Join us every Wednesday in October as we go out into the community for door to door prayer. Meet in the Fireside Room at 6:30 for instructions before heading out. If you can’t join us, please pray for many open doors and opportunities to pray with people in our community. For more information contact Pastor Joel or Pastor Andrew.
DEEPER LIFE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY October 17 – 19. Spiritual Warfare with Dr. Milford Gamble. Register at the Children’s Kiosk with Andrew Friesen or Pastor Coreen.
SGAC HOUSE OF PRAYER, October 20 at 6:00 pm. Worship & Prayer for our church and community.
HYMN SING Sunday October 20. Join us at 6:00 pm for a sing-along of the traditional hymns. Bring finger-food to share after the event.
FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL is coming October 31 and we need your help. Candy donations are needed to make bags for all the children that will attend the event. Please bring in your candy donations by October 22. Volunteers are also needed to run our stations and games. Please sign up at the Check In Kiosk today.
APOLOGETICS BOOT CAMP October 19 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Bring your own lunch). We delve into various worldview issues together such as the nature of truth, arguments for God’s existence, how to communicate apologetic insights and much more. To register or ask questions contact Pastor Steve.
Refugee Cup Campaign and Giving Tree
Thank you so much to everyone who took a cup and an item off the Thanksgiving Tree for the Ranjbar family. Our team was overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity! We still have a few tags left that are mainly winter clothing items. If you are able to help with any outerwear for a 1 year old girl, an 8 year old girl or size S/M, or M/L for Shafiq and Frozan, please talk to Natalie Boldt, Pastor Joel or someone else from the team. Please have all cups returned to the office by Sunday, October 27th and all household items to the church by Dec. 1.
As we anticipate the arrival of our refugee family – The Ranjbars – in the next few months, the board is considering a transfer of $10,000 out of the Benevolent Fund and into the Refugee Fund. The Benevolent Fund as of September 30th is at $21,488.60. We are confident that after this transfer there remains sufficient funds to help with benevolent needs of our church and community. And we believe that helping this new refugee family is in fact an act of benevolence. Thank you for your continued generous giving to the Benevolent Fund. It is through your giving that we are able to help those in need.
Future Development Faith Promise Pledge Forms are now located in the chair pockets for your convenience. Please drop off your completed forms in the foyer display. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can financially support our new Education Building. For more information visit us online or email us!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes are now available at the Welcome Centre. Please consider participating in this program that gives children in third world countries a gift that shows them that Jesus Loves Them. Deadline for drop off is November 17. For more information contact the church office.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Matthew & Charity Quick, Shaun & Iris Kelly, Charles & Angela Ibsen.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Coreen Frey. Pastor Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children ages 16 and 14.
Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.
Our Students: Isabelle Wiebe at YWAM Australia
Parents, Please supervise your children after services. The Gym is closed for play on Sunday mornings.
The fall 40 Days for Life campaign runs until Nov. 3. Please consider praying outside the abortion facility (12409-109 A Ave., Edmonton). Visit their website or call 780-425-1637 for access zone map and more info.
Children’s Ministry is looking for a TV and DVD player for the 2 year old room. Please contact Pastor Coreen or the church office for details.
OPPORTUNITIES: We are looking for two people to serve on our Maintenance Team. Please contact Pastor Art for more details.