Saturday Night Supper Service Opportunity
GBC's next opportunity to participate in the Saturday Night Supper at Royal City Mission is coming up quickly - January 15! If you are interested in preparing/dropping off a food item or making a donation to this important ministry, please reach out to Carroll Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-831-9184. We still need lots of volunteers to participate in this meal, so if this is a ministry you've been curious about it's a great time to get involved.
Care Ministry opportunity to serve: Meals on Wheel’s
Those who are on the prayer chain will be aware of some of the recent health difficulties faced by June Bartels and Nancy Momberger. Well, we have the opportunity to bless the Bartel and Momberger families with some meals this week and next as they each go through difficult times.. For more details and to sign up to bring a meal to one or both of these families please click the following:
For the Bartels:
For the Mombergers:
What a tangible way to show God’s love to members of our church family!
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we look at a church in motion
This Sunday at 11am we continue to wrap up our fall series: “A church in motion”: the book of Acts. Jacob will be continuing where he left of last week. In addition, we’ll also be having several baptisms which is always a highlight. It should be a great morning. I hope you’re part of it.
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.
Thought for the day: Remember
As I mentioned on Tuesday, I’m going to be looking at some ways to put more ‘resolution’ into our journey in 2022. Resolution only means to resolve, or be purposeful about what you do. Here is the first ‘tip’ or thought on how to do that.
We read in Ecclesiastes: “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, ‘I have no pleasure in them’” In January, the year is young and the opportunities seem fresh. So many productivity gurus preach a gospel of self-empowerment, but as gospel people, we know the fragility of human life. We know every breath is a miracle, a gift given to us by God, our Creator.
I love the words of the old hymn ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’:
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
In a broken and fallen world, creation itself reminds us of God’s great faithfulness. Every new season is a testimony, it’s a signpost, to grace. So the proper response to the past year, whether good or bad, is not “I made it through” or “Look what I achieved.” It is “Thank you, Lord.” Remember that and your whole attitude will change!
In His grip,