Fall Ministry: New Bible study launching
As we enter into fall, many ministries are starting up including our Precept Bible Studies. Here are some details on what’s being offered.
JOB - WHEN THE PAIN IS GREAT
Job explores pain, suffering, and God's sovereignty - and by the end of this study, you'll leave with a stronger knowledge of the God who walks with us through everything.
Available Classes for the Job study
Wednesday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. *IN PERSON* (first class is orientation)
Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. ON-LINE ON ZOOM (No orientation)
Thursday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. ON-LINE ON ZOOM (first class is orientation)
Leader: Ann Clark
Course Length - Orientation plus eight lessons
There are two workbooks to choose from the more in depth Precept Upon Precept – (cost $24) or the less rigorous In & Out (cost $20)
For more information or to register, contact Ann Clark- email@example.com
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we look at what it means to be at the Junction
This Sunday at 11am I will be finishing our summer series, Living at the Junction. I’ll be looking at Joshua 24, the end of the story, and when Joshua challenges Israel (and us!) with the statement: “Choose this day who you will serve, but as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” Choice can be trickier than it seems. How do we choose and how do we serve the Lord? We’ll find out 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: Live in community with others
This is the last of the summer thoughts I’m going to be sharing. Next week I’ll shift focus. The last thing I want to share is the importance of being in community as a church family. Whether you are attending services here in person or are part of the livestream congregation, there can be a pull in these increasingly polarized times to withdraw emotionally. Allow yourself, as best you can, to feel the loss of community, the sadness of either not meeting in person or the lament of the changes and restrictions that are in place for our physical gatherings. With these vulnerable feelings, communicate your longing and pain to those you miss or those who are on the journey with you. Whether by meeting together, sending a letter, making a phone call, sending a text, or having a video chat, let those close to you—or those you realize are closer than you thought—know that their connection is a significant part of your life. Perhaps you can send a card or note or simply send a text that expresses your heart for connection. That expression of relational need will itself be life-giving and will, hopefully, be received and returned. As Paul says, “For I long to see you…that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Rom 1:11–12). Paul expresses his longing for mutual connection and there is mutual encouragement even in his expression of that desire. Live in community with others no matter what that looks like!
Oh yes, and come out to Lunch on the Lawn next Sunday too!
In His grip,