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Weekly Update – January 15, 2020

January 15th, 2020 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekly Update – January 15, 2020)

Tonight’s Prayer Meetings for both the elders and the church are cancelled due to the weather. Stay warm!

New City Catechism Question 18
    Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?
    No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.
   Charles Spurgeon wrote that were God to not punish the wicked then the innocent would bear the offences of sin. There are two meanings here. First of all, we understand that it isn’t just for innocent people to be wronged and for the guilty to go unpunished. Secondly, when we consider our own sinful selves, we glory in the mystery of the cross whereby our innocent Saviour bore our offences and satisfied the justice of God.

Women’s Isaiah Bible Study – Tomorrow, Thursday, January 16, 10:00am at the church.

Mini Youth – Friday night from 6:00-7:30pm at the church. (Watch for a weather cancellation if things don’t get warmer!)

Sunday School – continues Sunday at 9:30am at the church.

Brief Congregational Meeting – This Sunday, January 19 after church. We need to elect people to the nominating committee who will nominate elders to serve the church for the next year. The committee will then set a time to meet. 

Congregational Meeting – Thursday, January 23, 7:30pm at the church. Representatives from the Alliance Office in Calgary will be present to discuss matters with you. This is a follow up to the December 11 meeting. 

Crafty Saturday – January 25 from 10:00-4:00pm at the church.

Prayer Meeting – Wednesday, February 5, 7:30pm at the church.

Weekly Update – January 9, 2020

January 9th, 2020 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekly Update – January 9, 2020)

Hello Church Family,

New City Catechism Question 17
   What is idolatry?
   Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.
   Tim Keller writes that idolatry is what happens when good things become ultimate things. The danger with idolatry is that it can grow unnoticed in our hearts before eventually erupting into visible sin. An example that he gave was the desire for financial success. A person could be tempted to neglect friends and family on their way to the top. Such unseen sins may eventually lead to someone cheating or lying to get their way. In this way the idolatrous sins of the heart are unnoticed until either God graciously reveals the sin to us, or if that doesn’t happen, something worse and visible comes to pass. Another example would be the Old Testament nation of Israel. Long before they visibly bowed down before idols, in their hearts they had stopped trusting in God. Lord help us to recognize and repent from our idolatrous ways!

Mini Youth: starts again this Friday night from 6:00-7:00pm at the church.

Sunday School: starts again Sunday at 9:30am at the church.

Prayer Meeting: Wednesday, January 15, 7:30pm at the church.

Brief Congregational Meeting: Sunday, January 19 after church. We need to elect people to the nominating committee who will nominate elders to serve the church for the next year. The committee will then set a time to meet. 

Congregational Meeting: Thursday, January. 23, 7:30pm at the church. Representatives from the Alliance Office in Calgary will be present to discuss matters with you. This is a follow up to the December 11 meeting. 

Crafty Saturday: January 25 from 10:00-4:00pm at the church.