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Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
April 26, 2016 - "Hi Ho" Edition
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to sabbatical I go. OK. That doesn't quite fit in there, but you get the point. Yes, I'm off duty for a few months. During my sabbatical time, I will be doing a bit of Church Planting work first (so, yes, technically that's not a sabbatical just yet) but will then change gears and drop straight into reading, maintenance, and construction mode. I've got a slough of books to get through (most will be the audio book variety while I'm driving), and I've got house projects on the go at our house and at Matt and Kirstie's in Waldeck. I'll be swapping a commentary for a hammer and am quite OK with that!
I'll be back in the saddle in September and eager to hear how the congregation pulled together and took up the mantle of ministry! Special thanks to Penny for holding down the office fort, to Eva and Bill for arranging all the preaching and music, and to all of you who will be involved in visitation, service preparation, hospitality, and the rest! Thanks also for the wonderful T-shirt which I'll wear proudly every day and never wash. ;)
"Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped." - Rick Moranis
"Saying something is NOT okay is not being any more judgmental than the person who says it is. Permissiveness doesn't negate judgment." - Norm Funk
Proverb of the Week:
19:6 - "Many seek favors from a ruler; everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts."
Roses may be red, but violets are, indeed, violet.
Reden S. & Pastor Joell
Never thought my butcher would turn a sea bird into sausage: but then he took a tern for the wurst.
An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me, and I gave him a few pats on his head. Then he followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner, and fell asleep.
An hour later, he went to the door and I let him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside, resumed his spot in the hall, and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.
Curious, I pinned this note to his collar: "I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful, sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."
The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3. He's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"
May 11 - DEADLINE for SERVE registrations
May 14 - Sausage & Noodle Supper
Rose-Marie B., Baby B., Brenda B-W., Art B., Harold C., Kathy E., Kaye G., Connie G., Orville G., Kelly L., Ken M., Eldon S., Wanda S.
Needed: People to sing or play an instrument on worship teams over the next few months
*** Needed: Someone to deliver our sausage & noodle supper posters around town ***
I am going to be healthy if it kills me.
An Amazing Love (Our Daily Bread)
The final major historic acts of the Old Testament are described in Ezra and Nehemiah as God allowed the people of Israel to return from exile and resettle in Jerusalem. The City of David was repopulated with Hebrew families, a new temple was built, and the wall was repaired.
And that brings us to Malachi. This prophet, who was most likely a contemporary of Nehemiah, brings the written portion of the Old Testament to a close. Notice the first thing he said to the people of Israel: “ ‘I have loved you,’ says the Lord.” And look at their response: “How have you loved us?” (1:2).
Those who put their trust in Jesus will have eternal life.
Amazing, isn’t it? Their history had proven God’s faithfulness, yet after hundreds of years in which God continually provided for His chosen people in both miraculous and mundane ways, they wondered how He had shown His love. As the book continues, Malachi reminds the people of their unfaithfulness (see vv. 6-8). They had a long historical pattern of God’s provision for them, followed by their disobedience, followed by God’s discipline.
It was time, soon, for a new way. The prophet hints at it in Malachi 4:5-6. The Messiah would be coming. There was hope ahead for a Savior who would show us His love and pay the penalty once and for all for our sin.
That Messiah indeed has come! Malachi’s hope is now a reality in Jesus.
Thank You, Father, for the story You told in Your Word of the people of Israel. It reminds us to be grateful for what You have done for us. Thank You for loving us so much You sent us Jesus.
Those who put their trust in Jesus will have eternal life.
After 23 years in pastoral ministry, Pastor Joell is taking a well deserved sabbatical leave from May through August 2016.
Ladies, bring your lunch this Wednesday, and join us for a visit at noon!
You won't want to miss this!!! SATURDAY, APRIL 30 at 7:00 p.m.
There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be received.
Please contact the church office to let us know which ComBap students will be graduating from Grade 12 this year.
Tickets are now available for our Sausage & Noodle (Wurst & Kielke) Supper, to be held on Saturday, May 14 (5:00 to 6:30 p.m.)
Adults & Teens - $13
Children aged 6 to 12 - $8
Children 5 & under - Free
800-2nd Ave NW