Saturday Night Supper coming up!
The next Saturday night supper is scheduled for September 10. There are still lots of opportunities to volunteer either by way of prepping/purchasing a food item, or through a monetary donation. The team at Royal City Mission has communicated that if some of the GBC volunteers wish to stay and help serve the meal they would welcome that. Those interested in participating can reach out to me via email or phone (firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-831-9184).
One of the suggestions that came out of our discussion from our spring general meeting was we should share some form of financial update. Of late I’ve mentioned here, or we’ve done on a Sunday morning, when we’ve been running behind. Going forward, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, I’ll be sharing an update with actual numbers to help you see where we are at. Here’s the report for this month:
General Fund offerings: month-to-date August 21
Budget: $12,831 Actual: $11,260
General Fund Offerings: year to date
Budget: $125,980 Actual: 118,322
You’ll see that while we’re doing well month-to-date we’re still behind for the full year. So, a big thanks to those who’ve supported us financially and an encouragement to those who haven’t yet, or haven’t in a while, we need your support to do what God has called us to do.
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we continue our summer series “Hear my prayer, Lord”: Great prayers of the Bible
Sunday we continue our summer series “Hear my prayer, Lord”: Great prayers of the Bible. This Sunday Patrick will be looking at a different element of prayer than Jacob or I have so far. What’s he looking at? Find out on Sunday!
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus!
The author of Hebrews writes, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who…has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Heb 12:1–2). The Apostle Paul urges the same orientation of mind, “seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” (Col 3:1). We are encouraged to fix our mind’s eye on King Jesus, who is seated in a position of rest, power, and all authority. Jesus is not pacing back and forth, wringing his hands, and wondering what to do. Our Lord, savior and friend is paying attention to us, the human situation, our needs, and the needs of those around the world. We need to pay attention to him—fixing our eyes, setting our minds, waiting—while we attend to the news, our needs and the needs of those around us. Take this perspective and when you get it, watch things change!
In His grip,