From Jack’s Desk and other places: This week has been a week of happenings from Saturday the 2nd and Frank Getman’s memorial service to the beginning of contractor happenings at the Chapel. God has shown himself in so many ways that He is in charge of all things great and small.
One of our Daily Bread readings this week pointed out why we have a responsibility to live the life that God wants us to and show his handiwork through us.
Ephesians 2: 8 -10
- For by grace we are saved through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God,
- not of works, lest anyone should boast.
- For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Let us not forget whose we are and to whom we belong and who is always in control.
Where: 7th Day Adventist Church 3441 Gibbons Rd, Duncan
When: Sunday Apr 9th , 2022
- 10:00 am Breaking of Bread
- 11:00 am Family Bible Hour
Speaker: Dale Stewart (see the calendar for upcoming speakers)
Prayer and Praise
- Anne Suaise: Praise for Anne’s trip to Victoria for the shot in her eye to help with macular degeneration not to mention her glaucoma problem. These problems are causing serious deterioration in her eye sight. Back pain is still an issue and requires quite a few strong pain pills to deal with it. Anne is getting home care and her daughter Carol is there many days to help as well. Pray for comfort.
- Don and Christiana: We were pleased to see both Don and Christiana at chapel last Sunday however, both are still suffering. Don with his hives and now Christiana with her bad knee giving her a real problem. Christiana has had one knee replaced but needs the other one done as well. Hopefully, soon but not scheduled as yet.
- Eleanor and Korky van Kreuningen: will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Lets praise the Lord and thank him for this long lasting relationship.
- Frank, Reeny and Carmen Timmermans: left for Vancouver Thursday in order for Frank to undergo the procedure on his esophagus. Pray for the doctor, Frank, and a good outcome. Update – “We just got the best possible news from the surgeon. He thinks he got all the cancer. We are rejoicing! Thank you all for the prayers. We should be home in a few days. Love from Reeny.”
John Stegeman: “John has some very good days and then some days when breathing is very difficult. We have no way of predicting one or the other. We thank the Lord for each day we can still be together. Blessings, Christa.”
Elinor Bell, John Stegeman, Korky van Kreuningen, Gwen Bastedo, Sonia Galbraith: these folks are still in the healing process or stable and continued prayers would be in order.
- Penny Watt, Sherilyn Vandine, Faye Mackie, Joan Tillotson: need healing for ongoing health issues.
- Ukraine: We must certainly pray for the situation in Ukraine as the Devil’s handiwork is manifest in human beings.
- There are others unnamed and you know who they are.
The contractor has been in attendance and things are beginning to move ahead. Sub trades are coming one at a time to personally see what their part of the job looks like. This will be followed by a group meeting between all the tradesmen and our chapel guys to ensure that things are done the way we would like them. We are now at the point of considering appliance purchases, floor covering type and colors as well as paint colors.
There were some issues that originally seemed to be a problem, to the point of difficulty to do. However the latest information has them less complicated, less expensive and much more doable. Praise the Lord!
One idea that was proposed that was considered undoable was getting into the sanctuary before the Fellowship Hall is completely finished. That now seems possible so pray for the contractors to be able to accommodate us on this.
JACK PEAKE 250-510-4299