How did you become a member? How do you become part of Jesus' body? Today, Terese lead the worship and pastor Dwayne shared the Word. Again it wasn't a typical meeting. We came away with a fresh experience of being the family of God. PS There is feedback on facebook of the youth trip to the Regen Conference in Chilliwack.
There is power where God is, and it is real for us to experience. We celebrated communion thinking of Jesus' amazing love for us and offering ourselves as sacrifices to God. Mike taught about the Holy Spirit who is real for us and shared a LOT of scriptures (see below). In the ministry time afterwards a few persons did experience that God's power is real. See also Eleanor gripping poem here below.
What a joyful celebration we had! Looking back at all the happenings of the year (both good and sad) was impressive. Aarno & Helga and Gord & Deb shared what the church has meant to them in their lives. Pastor Dwayne shared a short message on thankfulness. George and his team blessed us with a scrumptious turkey and ham feast. Georgina honored serving people we are thankful for. David entertained us with the bagpipes. The love and excitement in the atmosphere was amazing; and even all the people who helped cleaning up afterwards! Thanks be to God!
A refreshing message and challenge via Gord Sonnichsen brought the heart of God close to us. This is something to listen to if you think you are not God's most loved child. Gord did not beat around the bush - he even gave us some "bad" examples from his own life. Deb read a poem at the conclusion of this message. The worship service and prophetic words before the sermon just confirmed this powerful message.