What's On the GO!
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Today is a “Leap Day,” the extra day added to the calendar once every four years to keep the calendar in sync with the seasons. I hope everyone enjoys the extra day today!
It was such an exciting service last Sunday as we welcomed five new members into our church family. We were blessed that one of our students professed their faith publicly through Believer’s Baptism. We will be welcoming more members this week as well. If God has been speaking to you about taking that next step in your faith journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to have Rev. Leanne Friesen here at our St. John's Site on Saturday, March 9th at 10:00am to lead a grief support workshop called "Giving Grief Room. - Making Space for Grief in a World that Wants to Crowd it Out." You can pre-register by contacting email@example.com. I’m going to attach the poster this time!
Our parents/guardians/grandparents can pick up “Faith at Home” Easter/Lenten resources which includes daily family devotions and colouring pages. They are in the lobby as you come into the church.
Here’s what’s on the go in the life of our church:
Our Thursday Night Prayer Gathering is happening this evening at 7:00pm via Zoom. Come and be part of an uplifting hour of prayer, devotion and sharing. Prayer is the cornerstone discipline in our relationship with God. Ephes. 3:20 “ God is able to do more than we can think or imagine according to His power that is at work in us.” Here is the link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9617245634?omn=87232259292 Contact Mary Rowe - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Launch group will be meeting Friday March 1st, 7-8:30 pm, Students from Graces 2-5 are invited to Come out for a high energy night of fun and friendship and learning about God. Contact Adam House - email@example.com.
Our Youth will be meeting on Saturday, March 2nd at the church at 3:40 pm for a devotional led by Nathan Barbour, and heading to Cornerstone Ministry Centre to serve meals in their SupperBowl Program. If you are joining us at Supperbowl please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange rides.
The “English Club” is a program offered on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:45 pm. This ministry will help newcomers learn English in the context of conversation and community. Contact Sheila McKelvie for more information. email@example.com.
All ladies are invited to join our Ladies Bible study on Tuesday morning, March 5th at 10:30am via Zoom. We are studying the book of Ephesians. The link is posted below. Contact Lin Osmond - firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, March 16th at 7:00pm, we are holding our Annual General Meeting and Dessert celebration. If you’re able to bring a dessert, please contact Kathy Dawe at email@example.com. The Board is finalizing the agenda and it will be sent out along with the 2023 Annual Report Booklet in the next day or two. We are asking everyone to sign up in the lobby or contact the office so we know how many to plan for.
Hello from Gander!
It has been a bustling week here with many athletes from around our large province participating in the NL Winter games being hosted here in Gander. It’s neat to connect with families that you don’t see often for us too.
This week don’t forget the World Day of Prayer happening tomorrow, March 1 at 7 pm at St. Martin’s Anglican Cathedral. Also, this Sunday is the first Sunday of March so we will celebrate communion during our worship service that begins at 10:30 am.
Next week, we will have Conversation Café at 7 pm on Tuesday where we will continue in our Faith Foundations series.
On a personal note, thank you for your prayers for our family and especially my grandmother who will reside in hospital for a while. My parents are near her now and they will support her through this transition time.
See you soon! - Pastor Kim
Sunday, we will continue our message series leading to Easter called “Living Life - 1 Peter.” This week we’ll look at 1 Peter 1:13-3:2. In light of the living hope that the exiled Christians have in the death and resurrection of Jesus, how are they to live? I’m calling my message “Holy Living.”
We will remember Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross as we celebrate the Lord's Supper on Sunday as well. Looking forward to see you all on Sunday!
We are reminded in Psalm 130:5 where our hope is found:
"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope."