Foundation of God's Word
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
13 And now we look back on all this and thank God, an artesian well of thanks! When you got the Message of God we preached, you didn’t pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God’s true word to you, which it is, God himself at work in you believers!
14-16 Friends, do you realize that you followed in the exact footsteps of the churches of God in Judea, those who were the first to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ? You got the same bad treatment from your countrymen as they did from theirs, the Jews who killed the Master Jesus (to say nothing of the prophets) and followed it up by running us out of town. They make themselves offensive to God and everyone else by trying to keep us from telling people who’ve never heard of our God how to be saved. They’ve made a career of opposing God, and have gotten mighty good at it. But God is fed up, ready to put an end to it.
We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.
- What effect does the Word of God have on us if we believe it to be true and not just from humans? (yes it was written by humans with their particular style, but was inspired by God).
• How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 when it comes to studying God’s word?
• Application of God’s Word is critical. Why? How have you applied it in your own life?
• Who are the people in your life right now that need some care and attention from you?
Scriptures to Consider
- Hebrews 4:12
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- James 1:22
SGAC General Fund Giving Update
As of September 30, our actual giving $263,000 has fallen short of actual expenditures $289,000 resulting in a shortfall of $26,000. Giving for this year is on track with the prior year however our budget was increased to meet increasing ministry needs. As God enables we would ask that you consider assisting in meeting this immediate need We trust this information will help you as you consider your giving. May God richly bless you as you continue to be faithful to Him.
Monday, October 21
Election Day Polling Station
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 22
9:00 am Daybreak
4:00 pm Kids Rehearsal
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
Wednesday, October 23
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 24
7:00 pm Evening Edition
Friday, October 25
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm YOUTH (Grades 7-12) - KGB Night
Saturday, October 26
Sunday, October 27
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services
11:40 am Youth Sunday Series
3:00 pm The W.E.L.L.
SGAC House Of Prayer Sunday (October 20) at 6:00 pm. A night of unbroken modern worship, praise and prayer. Come and spend time in an atmosphere of scripture-based worship and prayer over our church and community.
HYMN SING Join us Sunday October 20 at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room for a sing-along of the traditional hymns. Bring finger-food to share after the event.
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.
Fall Family Festival, Oct 31 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Invite your family and friends for Wagon Rides, Bouncy Castles, Games, Escape Room, Candy Bags and more! Pick up invites at the Welcome Centre or the Check In Kiosk.
Candy donations are needed to make bags for all the children that will attend Fall Family Festival. 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.
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! 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 27 and all household items to the church by Dec. 1.
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: Daryl & Birgit Sam, Cori Ibsen, Dan & Melodie Ibsen.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Scott Buck. Pastor Scott is married to Lyn and they have 7 children, ages 12, 10, 9, 7, 4, 3, and 1.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Joanne Fehr. Joanne is married to Bruce and they have 2 adult children.
Our Elders Team Member: Steve Medieros. Steve is married to Angele and they have 4 children ages 10, 8. 5 and 3.
Our Students: Robin Jespersen at YWAM New Zealand.
Parents, Please supervise your children after services. The Gym is closed for play on Sunday mornings.
The fall 40 Days for Life campaign runs till Nov. 3. Please consider praying outside the abortion facility (12409-109 A Ave., Edmonton). Visit 40daysforlife.com/edmonton or call 780-425-1637 for access zone map and more info.
OPPORTUNITIES: We are looking for two people to serve on our Maintenance Team. Please contact Pastor Art for more details.