Welcome to our family! We are a welcoming bunch of Jesus followers who don't take ourselves too seriously! We are the church all week long... but we try to get together at least once a week at our celebration service at 10:45. ) You can even check us out in advance by listening to our services, watching the video, or reading the bulletins. Just click the menus above.
We will be hosting a Safe Food Handling Course at our church on Wednesday, September 14. Cost per participant is $50.
To register, contact Penny by August 31.
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Pastor Joell will be back Sunday, September 11. After the service, join us for a celebration Potluck Dinner - and then at 2:30 our annual ComBap Golf Tournament!
Sign up (by September 4th) for our Annual ComBap Golf Tournament - to be held Sunday, September 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Chinook Golf Course.
Juniors (ages 12 to 18) - $14
Adults (age 19 and up) - $29
Chinook Members - Free
Golf Cart - $14
You may pay at the Golf Course - BUT we need to know who plans to participate so we can set up teams. We would appreciate a $2.00 donation from each golfer. We will donate this cash to Rock Solid Refuge.
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August 22, 2016 - "Clay Pot" Edition
When Terry and I were at the Umbrella conference this summer, Brian Doerksen and the Shiyr Poets sang a song based on Psalm 4 called "We Can Be Sure Of This". The music and lyrics are beautiful, and I have listened to the cd over and over.
"We can be sure of this. Our God will set apart His own. We can be sure of this. Our God will answer when we call." Take a listen here.
There are so many times we need to remember those words ... when we have a tough week ... when we lose a loved one ... when we get an ugly diagnosis from the doctor ... when we are discouraged ... when we are struggling financially ... when we have a prodigal child ... when we are feeling misunderstood, drained, or lonely ... the list goes on and on.
Adam Driscoll's message yesterday was a great encouragement. If you weren't here for the sermon, "Momentary Troubles - Eternal Glory", I encourage you to watch it here. Adam closed with an object lesson originally shared by Francis Chan, illustrating with a long rope how SHORT our life on earth is, compared to eternity. Truly, our troubles are "momentary" within the context of the big picture.
I also loved Adam's gold-inside-the-Lego-box illustration. Our "clay pot" (and sometimes "cracked pot"!) bodies indeed can lose their luster, wear down, and break down ... but the treasure inside (God's spirit) never loses its value or beauty.
"If you only look at US, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that! (Ha!) You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized. We're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do. We've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side. We've been thrown down, but we haven't broken." (2 Corinthians 4:7-9)
We have eternal glory ahead! Let's focus on the treasure inside our clay pots.
"Clay Pot Penny"
You are welcome to join us any Sunday for coffee fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and the morning service at 10:45.
800-2nd Ave NW