Swift Current Community Baptist Church
Please bring generous salads and desserts, as we have invited all our neighbours!
We have a few people interested in baptism and membership. We will schedule a "Baptism & Belonging Class" soon. If you are interested, please let us know.
Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
June 6th, 2013 - "Road Rage" Edition
Our CBWC Heartland Area Minister is sitting at home...and has been now for many months after he was assaulted by a man who was having an episode of road rage at a gas station. He was about to assault a woman when Devin Seghers attempted to diffuse the situation by putting himself in the middle. The woman was safe but Devin was not, and he has been unable to work since the event with a brain injury. (Read about it here).
Flying off the handle is a special form of anger...in which we actually lose self-control. We do and say things that are out of character and that can impact ourselves and others for a lifetime. You could end up in the dog house or the big house with one outburst.
This is not the anger that the Bible talks about when it tells us that God is angry. God's anger is most like the anger you would see in a judge as he hands down his verdict and sentence on a criminal. He won't be ranting and raving, but he will mete out justice (hopefully) in a way that shows that he/she (and the state) hate the act he/she committed. It's called "righteous indignation". And, in a world that often sees injustice seemingly winning way too often, we can take comfort that our God is angry at sin and will not let it be forgotten. It can be forgiven...yes, but justice will be done.
Jake G., our Building & Maintenance Team Leader, would like to organize a Church Wide Work Bee - possibly on Saturday, July 6th. Please let us know if you would be available to help.
The projects included would be:
1. PRIORITY - We need a crew to work downstairs, scraping the floors and partway up the walls, to get rid of the alkali problem. (Does anyone know how to best treat this? Apply a treatment and then paint?)
2. PRIORITY - The basement needs a major decluttering so the floors can be washed and waxed this summer.
3. The garage could use some tidying/organizing.
4. Other areas in the church could be tidied/organized.
When we did a Work Bee a few years ago, we had a great turnout and got lots accomplished. We would love to do that again!
In the meantime, if you have any stuff at the church that isn't being used on a very regular basis, would you please take it home? That will help us out immensely on cleanup day!