With summer here I’m going to shift the focus on my ‘Thought for the Day’ to reflect this. I’ll be sharing some summer thoughts to help you on the journey. It’s really just the ‘thoughts’ but more one-off than in series form like I’ve done this fall. Hope they give you pause for thought, reflection and prayer.
As we just passed the half way mark of the year I thought I’d give you an update of the state of our budget. First off, a big thank you to those who have been faithfully giving. Your provision allows us to support ministry in Guelph and around the world, fund our youth ministry which has continued to run and also provides for our livestream which has been vital during the lockdown.
Unfortunately, year-to-date we are over $12,000 below our budget in terms of giving.
So, if you haven’t given yet this year, or haven’t given in a while, I would appreciate a lot if you would chip in and help. Also, if you are in the position to give more that would be great too. We want to be able to continue to share the good news of the gospel so we need your financial help to do this.
You can give through electronic fund transfer to email@example.com you can drop off or mail a check to the office, drop off in the box at the back of the auditorium on Sundays or I’ll even come and pick an offering up from you.
Together we can ensure we’re able to have the resources to carry on.
Summer Staff Update
Most of our summer staff have been on the job now for a month, which is hard to believe. Time does seem to fly, even in summer.
In terms of an update, Hunter is doing great in his maintenance roll completing many projects already and is also preparing for his ministry portion and leadership at Oasis Camp.
Natalie has been learning and growing in the role of media ministry. She has been creating content which you’ll be starting to see soon.
As for Matthew, unfortunately he has had some things come out and found it not possible to continue in the leadership intern role and so has stepped away from his position.
Please continue to pray for our staff as they serve us in their roles this summer.
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we conclude Faith that Works!
This Sunday at 11am I will be finishing our series: “Faith that Works”, a look at the book of James. As we conclude I will be looking at the last part of ch.5 and the power and importance of prayer. What a great way to finish!
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: Trust God!
I’ve been speaking to a number of people who are struggling with trusting God lately. With everything going on in our country, the continued slow pace of reopening in Ontario and with the world changing, things have been turned upside down. So, this is a fair question.
How, then, do we trust God? Solomon, one of the wisest men to ever walk the earth told us to do it like this: “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” (Prov.3:5-6) Notice what he doesn’t say here? He doesn’t say it’ll be easy, we’ll get our own way or even that we’ll have all our questions answered but rather IF we trust him, take the leap of faith, He’ll be with us every step of the way. As the saying goes, He never promised us a smooth flight, just a safe landing.
God will catch us when we fall, and He’ll help us soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31) when we take the leap of faith. It may not look in the end the way you envision, hope for or even need, but he will. So, the question then is: are you ready to leap into your Heavenly Father’s outstretched arms? He’s waiting and He WILL catch you. Trust God.
In His grip,