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June 22/23, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17

This weekend we get to visit the initial moment that launched Jesus’ public ministry – his baptism. The circumstances around it are incredibly interesting, and we'll take a little time to consider them, but the real impact of the account are connected to the words the Father spoke to Him: they are words of confirmation, words of consolation, and words that we all need to hear, know, understand and embrace.

We'll consider the Father’s amazing love for us as well this weekend; we'll seek to embrace his remarkable purpose for our lives; and we'll allow His truth to shape our identity.  We'll be blessed and challenged and encouraged! And there might even be a few of us that will want to be baptized ourselves!

I so looking forward to being together at church and again at Bowness Park Sunday afternoon for an old fashioned church picnic! I deeply hope you’ll be able to join us and pray that the weather might be willing to cooperate! 

Blessings of peace and joy to you! 

p.s. If you haven't already, will you help us to know how many to prepare food for by purchasing your Picnic tickets online?

No Turning Back

February 9/10, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

Scripture: John 6:60-69

I remember a conversation from years ago where a pilot friend of mine talked about the “point of no return.” Apparently, in the world of avionics, there is a point in a flight path where turning back to where you began the flight is no longer a feasible or viable option.  

The early followers of Jesus were not versed in this train of thought! At a critical juncture, many of them felt very comfortable turning back, away from Jesus. Jesus’ question to the remaining disciples (“Do you want to leave too?”) is very “to the point” and their response is so insightful and authentic. We’ll visit that question and response and evaluate the depth of our commitment to Jesus and His Kingdom this weekend. We’ll end with a reminder of what our commitment to Jesus ought to look like and how we express such a commitment in many ways, including water baptism.

Who knows? Something remarkably “spontaneous” might just happen! This might be my favorite weekend of the year after Easter! I so hope you’ll be able to join us!!