March 4, 2015
It’s good to be back after a week of vacation. During my time away I visited with our aging parents in Golden, reconnected with a friend in Cranbrook, spent an afternoon in Spokane, had a lovely drive across Washington State, and had a good couple of days with my friend and mentor in Seattle.
Although I can’t say it was physically restful, my time away was renewing for both my spiritual and emotional health, and I was able to recognize God’s presence daily. Part of that experience was making a missions connection that I feel was one of those “divine encounters” only God could orchestrate. As a result, we as a church, have been given the opportunity for a direct partnership with a couple who are doing mission work in Mexico, teaching and helping orphans to grow sustainable organic gardens & orchards, along with the sharing of God’s Word.
You’ll hear more about this opportunity on Sunday, or you can check it out online at growinggardensforlife.org
I’ve also been following Marj Giesbrecht and May MacAulay’s pilgrimage to Israel as they travel with my friend, Pastor Jeff and the group he’s leading from from Campbell River. They arrived safely on Monday and so far have they’ve visited Petra in Jordan. Today they were at Bethany by the Jordan near the Israeli border. If you want to follow their journey check out Jeff’s blog at http://www.crbaptist.bc.ca/blog
News & Events
Thursday March 5, 7 PM: Baby shower for Oksana Mohr @ Darlene Konrad’s
Tuesdays 7:00 PM: Ladies Lifegroup @ the church.
Wednesdays: Men’s coffee time 9:30 AM @ the Leaf & Bean
Wednesday evening Lifegroup @ Don & Edith Reimer’s cancelled until after Easter
Friday March 6: World Day of Prayer, hosted by St. Andrews Presbyterian church @ 2:PM
Friday April 3: Community Good Friday Service held at ABC
Sunday mornings we’ll be continuing our series in the Gospel of John. This week the message will be “Loving to Be Hated” John 15:17-16:4.
If you have any prayer requests, announcements or other needs to share with the church family please call or email myself or Barb at the church office.
Armstrong Bible Chapel
2145 Rosedale Ave.
Armstrong BC V0E1B1