Prayer Gathering Sunday: GBC Pizza & Prayer for the City of Guelph
- 12:15 pm to 1:30pm (After the service on October 24th)
Join us to eat pizza and connect after the service; and then pray for only 30 minutes outside on Chapel property (weather permitting) for the City of Guelph.
(We will provide you items of prayer relevant to the City of Guelph (e.g., human trafficking, gospel outreach, etc.)
Please RSVP with Patrick Thornton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating so that we know how much pizza is necessary.
Congratulations to Jeremy Muehlbacher and Andrea Brown who were married on Friday at Violet Hills. It was a beautiful day and such a joy to be part of it. What a joy to see these two amazing people launch into their new adventure as ‘one flesh’. God bless and keep you in the days ahead.
Thought for the day: Fear creeps back in
I’ve noticed there’s still a residual fear going around the Christian community. I’ve not talked about this for a while so I want to revisit the issue of fear for a bit. It seems like the relief from Covid concerns over the summer and reopening have given way to a renewed, continued and persistent fear of wave after wave, that this will never end.
What do we do?
Let’s look at this from a biblical perspective.
Here’s the reality- the things we fear grab our attention. It gets us ready to fight—or flee. Whether we mask our fear with macho bravado or slink away to seek refuge, it can have a powerful effect on our thinking, decisions and actions.
A healthy fear can keep us from harm. But too often fear keeps us from doing what we want—or need—to do. Sometimes it provokes us into wrong or dangerous responses. Biblically speaking, fear can contribute to obeying—or disobeying—God’s law. Do we fear God or do we fear the things around us? God reminds us in Isaiah 41: “do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
What does this mean?
When fear creeps in, like it will do, remember, God is with you, He’s here to strengthen you and help you. You’re in His hands. In times of fear, keep your eyes fixed on Him.
In His grip,