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Clean Feet and a Pure Heart
Encountering Jesus
- Sermon Series

March 23/24, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

Scripture: John 13:1-17

Servanthood. Not too difficult to spell but much more complicated to live out.

Our journey through John’s gospels and the encounters with Jesus that follow brings us to what we call “The Upper Room Discourse.” It’s a teaching time between Jesus and his disciples: his final words to them and prayer for them. As significant and impactful as the words must have been (and still are for us) – I’m prepared to guess it was the encounter with the towel and basin that made the greatest immediate impact upon the disciples. 

This is one of the most powerful and poignant moment between Saviour and disciple that both instructs and inspires us in the life Jesus is calling us to embrace today. It will be such a special time in God’s word, along with worship and child dedications. Looking forward to being together!

Grace and peace to you!

My Story with Reconciliation

 Speaker: Conrad and Shelagh Buhler 

July 14/15

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, Matthew 18:15-35

Our names are Conrad and Shelagh, and this is our story.

On Sunday June 19th, 2016, Father’s Day, I (Shelagh) and our two girls went into Conrad’s phone and discovered evidence of an affair. Over the course of the next few days, the rest of the unfathomable truth about Conrad’s horrific sexual addiction was revealed and we separated on June 22nd, the day before our 26th wedding anniversary.

Conrad, who had always feared being caught, was now fearful that this was the end of our marriage and family. Me and my girls were devastated. There seemed to be no way back for us as a family, given the depth and scope of Conrad’s sin.

But, as we know now, God had other plans. We hope you can join us this weekend to hear the story of what God did in our lives.

Shelagh is an elementary school teacher who works with special needs children. Conrad, who worked with a Christian parachurch organization for 26 years, gave up his job because it had ties to his past behaviour. His focus and priority is now maintaining an environment of healing for his family and developing a ministry where they can share their story of reconciliation and hope with others. They are good friends of Foothills family members, and shared parts of their story earlier this year at a ManUp Breakfast.

 

NOTE: We recognize that this weekend’s topic can be painful and difficult. We know that not everyone’s journey of reconciliation has reached a happy conclusion, and we want you to know that we’re here for you no matter where you are on the journey. At the end of each service we will be providing resources for anyone struggling in their marriage or with sexual addictions/struggles of any kind.