Looking Forward to Sunday
Wednesday November 2nd, 2011 By Brent Russett
I must live on the wrong street. We only had two groups of trick or treaters Monday night. So now the dilemma is, what do we do with the left over candy? I don’t know if you have noticed or not but Halloween is not diet friendly.
I was excited to welcome Matthew Laker to staff meeting yesterday. He is officially on board today. For that we give thanks. It has been a long process – but I am excited about what can happen on the downtown site. (I am excited about what can happen at the Grosvenor site as well)
We had a great potluck on Sunday evening. I love international potlucks. There was lots of people and lots of food. The award for the most creative dish goes to the person who brought Swedish Berries, with the Swedish flag implanted into them with a toothpick. (You know who you are – Joel) It was a milestone in the Russett household this potluck, because my daughter cooked for it. She made Sushi.
This week we are going to be handing our Operation Child Shoe boxes. They are need to be back no later than November 20th. (That is two weeks from this Sunday) So if you want to give a Christmas gift to someone far less fortunate, this is a wonderful way to do it. Some of you may like to give the gift, but you don’t like to shop. Operation Christmas Child has made it easy for you. http://www.samaritanspurse.ca/Operation-Christmas-Child/Virtual-Shoe-Box-Introduction.aspx Follow this link and you can give online and someone will pack your shoe box for you.
Fun fact of the day – The clocks go back this Saturday night/Sunday morning. You can get an extra hours sleep, if you remember. If you forget- well you can sing along as the worship team practices.
It is a strange time to be alive. Europe is in damage control mode, over the debt of some of its member States. The U.S. is struggling to cut its deficit while adding to its debt. The Muslim world seems to be fermenting. Western Christianity is declining. South American, African and Asian Christianity is making such remarkable progress that they outnumber Christians in the west by a vast majority. There are now probably more Christians in atheist China than there is in “Christian” North America. There are tragic earthquakes and floods. There is technological advancement. Disruptive change and upheaval are now the norm. Basing one’s security on that which is inherently insecure, like money and possessions, has a way of making one feel insecure in times like these. Basing our security on the One who does not fail and walking in His ways allows us to live well in spite of disruptive change.
Looking Forward To Sunday
This Sunday, Matthew Laker will be speaking at the downtown site. This is his inaugural sermon. I will be speaking at the Grosvenor Site. I will be looking at things to come. 1 Thessalonians 4
Sunnyside Wesleyan Church is located at two sites:
The Grosvenor site is at 58 Grosvenor Ave, Ottawa, ON. The service times at the Grosvenor site are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Map)
The Downtown site is at Alumni Theatre in the Jock Turcot building on the University of Ottawa Campus. (Map) The service time at this site is 10 a.m. Services in both locations usually last about 75 minutes.
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Best Years! Thursday November 3rd @ 10:30am in the church basement
Daylight Savings Ends @ 12am Sunday November 6th
Love & Respect: please sign up before November 7th for Early Bird pricing
Faith at Home: Sunday November 6th
Board Meeting: Tuesday November 8th
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