For all you youth attending Youth Councils this weekend just remember that we are leaving from the church at 4:30pm!!!
DON'T FORGET. that this weekend is the 2nd annual golf tournament and potluck at Cotoye Canyon. It starts this Saturday at 1pm.
Also....have you checked out the St.Albert Gazette today? If you noticed around the middle of the paper there is a picture of some of the youth in the Big Banana... WE GOT AN AD IN THE PAPER ABOUT IT!! woo hoo!!!!
Finally.. don't forget to sign up for small groups this Sunday!! It is not something you want to miss out on!! We have some awesome leaders leading some awesome fun filled groups that are going to be amazing!! Tough Decision..thats for sure!
-Worship Team Practice took place at 9:00am
-The first "Toast Fellowship Club" started at 9:45am
-Sunday School occurred during the worship service
-Small groups sign up lists were distributed and everyone was encouraged to sign up and get involved in a group that interests them the most
During the Fall session there are five small groups that we can all choose from. They are...
1. Desperate Households - this group is aimed at parents looking for positive parenting support and direction based on God's Word.
2. Leave No Man Behind - based on this years Promise Keepers theme this group is for all men who desire to seek God's will for their own lives and how to make a difference.
3. Virtuous Women - this group focuses on issues that todays Women deal with such as stress and the balance of work and home.
4. The Gospel of Mark - this group for adults in general will work through the book of Mark and will see what it has to say and how it applies to living in todays world.
5. Does Your Life Mirror Your TV? - this group which is also for adults in general will look into TV shows such as Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover, CSI and the Apprentice to see what effect they have on our daily life and our perceptions.
Be sure to sign up before they commence on Oct 4th & 5th!
Todays Message - Capt Les then challenged us to keep the main thing the main thing. Using Haggai chapter 1:1-15 we were reminded that God must be our first priority in life, then our families and then our Jobs.
As we begin the fall program season and with all of the "worldly" pressures that seem to zap us of our time we must remain focused and keep our priorities in order.
Coffee Fellowship - following the service we enjoyed some fellowship over a cup of coffee and tea
Chateau Mission - at 3:00pm Jon & Tracy Savage led the service at our monthly visit to Chateau Mission Seniors Home. In spite of the fire alarm sounding off - the service was enjoyed by all.
That's it - the rest of the day is now family time where we will be spending some quality time with each other - may I suggest that you try the same thing at your home!
Pictures coming soon!!!!
For all you parents out there... Pioneer Clubs run from 6:30-8:00 so bring the kids while you participate in your small group. Finally, Band Practice starts again under our fearless leader... Stefan from 8:15-9:30!!!
Hope to see you all there!!!
12:00pm-5:00pm: Carnival Games (dunk tank, pony rides, candy machines, bouncy castle)
5:00pm-6:00pm : Corn Roast
7:00pm-8:30pm: Square Dancing
HOPE TO SEE Y'ALL THERE!
God commands Moses in Deuteronomy 3:27-29 to "commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see." (NIV)
- Isaiah 1:16-18 tells us to "learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." (NIV)
- Romans 12:7-9 reminds us that encouragement is one of the gifts of the Spirit - "if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully." (NIV)
- 1 Thessalonians 5:10-12 tells us to "encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." (NIV)
Since we can plainly see that we are commanded
Since we can plainly see that we are commanded to encourage one another, what is the best way to do that? I think that there are many ways:
1) Call them.
2) Take them out for lunch.
3) Send them a letter or card.
4) Throw them a surprise party.
5) Send them flowers or a gift.
6) Go on a walk with them.
My challenge to you for this week is to go out and encourage one another. Be a shining light of God and go out and E-N-C-O-U-R-A-G-E!!!
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus". Philippians 4:4-7 NIV
"He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. " -Colossians 1:17
"If You are pleased with me, teach me Your ways so I may know You and continue to find favor with You." - Exodus 33:13
"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are saf". - Proverbs 18:10
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." - James 4:7
"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ." - Phm. 1:6
"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong" - 1 Colossians 16:13
- Edmonton had a 16-0 lead against the Calgary Stampeders (9 of those came from Sean Fleming's feild goals) and then the other 6 came from a 20 yard fumble.
- Just past the halfway mark of the second, Calgary finally hit the scoreboard when Edmonton opted to concede a safety rather than give the Stamps good field possession on a punt out of the end zone.
- The Esks found themselves hemmed in their own end on their next possession and once again conceded a two-point safety as Calgary closed to 16-11 at the half.
- Fleming made his fourth field goal from 36 yards early in the third but the Stamps came back again, moving to within one after a 96-yard drive culminated in a four-yard pass from Burris to Nikolas Lewis to make it 19-18 after the third.
- A single off a booming kickoff by DeAngelis put the Stampeders ahead 26-19.
- The Eskimos scored two touchdowns in the final six seconds of the game to defeat the Calgary Stampeders 35-26
Sorry it has taken so long for a new post to come on, BUT ONE IS HERE NOW!! I was looking at our map( the icon just below) and it is showing that we are having some visitors from various places....around the world! That is really cool how people from everywhere are looking at our little st.albert blog! BUT i think people need to start leaving some comments on here! Not just the vistitors from around the globe but from alberta as well...we can keep in touch!
Countdown to Rally Day Weekend: 9 days!
Fact: That Children laugh on average 400 times/day yet Adults only laugh on average 15 times/day.
???Can you believe it???
Captain Les will continue his series on Holiness (Part 3) and learning how to live a holy life.
As well as the music that has been chosen for tomorrow, i guarantee you that it will be uplifting and has a beat that you can clap your hands, bob your head and stomp your feet to.
Take a close look at the bullentin tomorrow for the upcoming events
We hope to see you all there!
I'm sure you have all heard about "Comair Flight 5191" that crashed in Kentucky.
The Salvation Army responded to Blue Grass Airport yesterday after learning of the tragic crash of Comair flight 5191 that killed 49 people. The regional jet had left the gate before dawn with 50 people aboard. Somehow, the pilots mistakenly turned onto the wrong runway, a runway that was too short for the twin-engine plane, and tried to take off which failed. The plane crashed in a field just beyond Lexington's Blue Grass Airport.
Still today, The Salvation Army is continuing to provide assistance to the families of those who were lost in the worst U.S. plane disaster since 2001. Two Salvation Army emergency disaster services vehicles continue to be stationed near the airport and have already served 130 meals as well as snacks.There are trained Salvation Army volunteers and pastors on site who are providing emotional and spiritual care to the victims famillies.
The specific victims and their famillies need your continual prayers and support as they are going through this hard time.