Midweek Message – May 5, 2018

Riverview

 Scripture – 1 Corinthians 12:4-131 Corinthians 12:14-211 Corinthians 12:22-27

The service this Sunday is different from our usual format, we are exploring spiritual gifts. We will be worshiping in the round for the next number of weeks.

The service will be followed by a ‘Congregational Conversation’ where we will name and explore joys and challenges.

It’s also Birthday Sunday! Right now, we don’t have anyone signed up to do fellowship time, or to bring cake. We will have our coffee and conversation time in the sanctuary.

Nine Mile River

 Scripture – Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 & John 17: 6-19

Reflection – Named – Not Named, a monologue as the disciple chosen to replace Judas.

Thanks once again to the elders who will lead worship to enable me to stay behind at Riverview.

Celebrations! Much to celebrate in the two churches!

Allison Gallant was baptized last Sunday, and many were on hand to help her celebrate.

allison

Murray Wellwood was recently honoured an a East Hants Voluneer Appreciation night. Congratulations! It’s no surprise to us.

Volunteers

London and Quinn Kew recently donated their hair to the Canadian Cancer Society to help make wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Maggie Healy, a grade 10 student at HERH, is a Flight Sergeant at 652 Milford RCACS. She is a member of 652’s range team, drill team, and biathlon team. After zones and provincial competitions, Maggie is ranked the 3rd highest cadet marksman in Nova Scotia and holds the highest standing shot of the season in the Atlantic provinces. 652’s drill team ranked first in regional competitions and placed second in last week’s provincial competition. Maggie also plays snare with two pipe bands and this summer will be staffing band at Argonaut CTC in Gagetown, N.B.

maggie

Pentecost Project! Talim Island – We decided to support Talim Island, you can make your donations through your offering envelopes and note that it is for Talim Island. Our support enables children to have the necessary supplies and food to attend school as well as programs to train teachers.

 Some of What I Have Been Reading:

The ongoing costs of getting rid of a minister. Read more here. 

When bad things happen in the world, and more recently in Canada, we often wonder where God is in the midst of all the suffering. Here is an article which I found helpful for our Canadian context. Yonge Street and the Weekness of God. 

Things to Keep in Mind  If Your Church Is Anxious.  

Other Things That Are Going On.

As Chair of the Pinehill Board of Governors, I will preside over the annual meeting on Friday, attend the Atlantic School of Theology Gala Dinner that evening and then take part in graduation on Saturday. Another very full weekend! I step down as chair effective July 1st.

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