Christmas Choir coming!
As was mentioned on Sunday, Jamie is organizing a choir for the Christmas season. Here’s what he’d like shared about this and how to get involved:
It is SO exciting to be thinking and planning a choir at GBC! I have spoken with a number of you who are equally excited about the idea of gathering together for a more focused time of singing and praise. My thinking is that the choir would sing December 17th and essentially lead worship that Sunday morning with band members accompanying. There would be 5 songs: 3 would be sung with the congregation (essentially leading worship Dec. 17th) and 2 would be performance type pieces. The hope is that some would be 2-part harmony, some would be 4-part harmony.
Rehearsals would be Sunday afternoons from 12:15 - 1:45 in the main auditorium. Pack a lunch to eat in the side auditorium following the Sunday morning service. Rehearsal dates are Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 10, 15 (Fri night). Please fill out the form below as to whether you plan on being involved in choir this Christmas!
Communion this Sunday
This Sunday as part of our Sunday service we will again be participating in communion. This is a time to come before the Lord not just as an act of obedience (which is it!) but also to connect with him through the taking of the elements. What a great opportunity this is! So, I would encourage you to start preparing your hearts for this today.
Fall GBC property work day coming November 4
It’s that time of year again! Our annual fall cleanup led by the Property Team is going to be held on Saturday November 4. From 9-12, we will be preparing our property and building for winter and doing some general maintenance. No skill necessary, come for 1 hour or 3 hours.
‘The Dawn of Redemption’ A series on the book of Luke. Join us Sunday
We continue our fall series on the book of Luke. We are looking carefully at this key book in the months to come as we examine Doctor Luke’s gospel so we may have certainty in what we believe. In this particular series of passages we look at God’s plan to bring salvation to the world.
This Sunday I will be looking at Christmas in October! We look at the account of Jesus birth in chapter 2 and the implications of where it happened, how it happened and who witnessed it.
What does this mean and what does this mean for us? Join us Sunday and find out.
If you want to prepare, please read Luke 2:1-20.
If you can’t make it, you can connect through our website:
www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE
Thought for the day: God chose us before we chose him.
We are to be a people of hope as followers of Jesus. No matter what’s going on we should be the most hopeful of people. Not sure that you’re hopeful? Okay, fair question! Why else should we be hopeful despite everything going on around us?
How about this? Even with everything happening and even with all the mistakes we sometimes make, God chose us before we chose him. AND he even knew how we’d turn out!
Peter tells us, “You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by his blood.”. Long before you chose God, he chose you. Your salvation was his idea. God took the initiative. And you were chosen for his purpose—to make you holy and get you ready for heaven and what you’d do in his name until that time comes.
We all know what it’s like to feel chosen—whether you’re chosen for a team, a job, or as a spouse. But the highest honor you will ever receive is this: God has chosen you to spend eternity with him. That’s a big deal and that gives us hope on a cool, overcast day!
In His grip,