Monday, October 17, 2016

Bible Study and New Elder

by Ruth Rockliff

I was so thankful to be able to attend the last two sessions of the Wednesday morning Bible study in the spring. Having just moved to the Island from Chilliwack I have been wondering how The Lord would be leading me to find Christian Fellowship and spiritual support. 
The Bible study was beyond my expectations!
 The topic "How We Got the Bible" could have been very dry indeed if it weren't for the passion and extensive knowledge ‎of Reverend Cunningham. I learned so much from his excellent and very inspiring presentation style. SPPC are truly blessed to have such an amazing teacher.
I also loved the discussion groups and the warm and welcoming reception I received. All in all I can't wait until September for the start of a new topic. 

With that recommendation fresh in your mind, all are invited to come to the new Bible Study "How to Pray in Your Own Way," by Kathy Cawsey.  We're talking about personal prayer, not public prayer.  Don't be afraid you'll be asked to pray aloud in front of the class.  Instead, the course explores techniques to help individuals reach deeper into their own psyche and personality so that personal prayer is more meaningful.

And speaking of prayer, the entire congregation joined in thanksgiving and commitment on Thanksgiving Sunday as we ordained Joan Adamcsak as an elder.  She has accepted a role of great responsibility within the congregation and we offer her our thanks, our assistance and our prayers as she undertakes her ministry. 

 Lord, pour Thy Spirit from on high,
And Thine ordainèd servants bless;
Graces and gifts to each supply,
And clothe Thy priests with righteousness.

Wisdom, and zeal, and faith impart,
Firmness with meekness, from above,
To hear Thy people in their heart,
And love the souls whom Thou dost love.

                                    --James Montgomery

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