1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Shared with us by Linda Sked
We have all heard that saying, when it rains it pours. When one bad thing happens, it seems as if they keep happening one right after another. Sometimes we feel like we can’t catch our breath, because one bad thing, bad news, bad job loss, bad diagnosis, and bad event happen one right after the other. It doesn’t seem fair. Sometimes, it seems as if God doesn’t see our faithfulness or hear our prayers. Sometimes, it seems as if all the work we are doing in trusting Him and fervently praying to Him is all done for nothing. Sometimes we pray for specific things in our life and the complete opposite thing occurs. Even if one bad thing happens after another, we can rest assured: our labor is not in vain. So, whatever it is you are going through today, wherever you are standing in this very moment, keep laboring. Keep believing. Keep praying, keep trusting. Keep abiding in the Lord, for we are promised that our labor is not in vain. Building our faith on solid ground, one brick and step at a time, will give us security. We will become immovable as we build our faith on the faithfulness of our God.
When: Sunday Jan 30th , 2022
Where: 7th Day Adventist Church 3441 Gibbons Road, Duncan
- 10:00 am Breaking of Bread
- 11:00 am Family Bible Hour
- Speaker: Norm Nicholson
- Jan 30, 2022 Chet McArthur
- Feb 06, 2022 Mark Andrade
- Feb 13, 2022 Clayton Dougan
Update On Chapel Fire Situation
All the wooden pews are or will be gone within the week. Don’t forget if you would like some of the steel and cloth chairs (which will need airing) please let Doug or I know and they are yours for the taking. We have 2 pianos and the organ that need a destination. The wood in the pianos is good material suitable for other uses. The organ is a 1960s vintage, tubes etc., however the inside is coated with residue from the fire and to turn it on would result in a burnt, smoky smell. If anyone has any good ideas for it’s future please let me know. I have seen pianos turned into other pieces of furniture so that is one idea. They are filled with soot and smell and need to be gotten rid of. Ideas please.
We are in the process of seeking and receiving quotes for new chairs for the sanctuary and the fellowship hall which will likely need to be ordered soon as the timeline for delivery is lengthy.
We have received our cheque to cover contents and this will be deposited in the chapel’s bank account with this Sunday’s offering.
We are also working with the Architect on plans to repair the damaged part of the building and trying to build in some upgrades at the same time. Costs will determine how much we can afford to upgrade.
- Please Pray for Doug, Frank, Art, Terry and myself: that all decisions will be within the Lord’s will. We will make every effort to keep the chapel family informed on matters as they proceed.
Health and Prayers
- Anne Suais: Still in Hospital, will be transferred to Victoria on Feb 4th for more tests. Is suffering from COVID and her pain is almost constant. The pain makes it difficult to do physical therapy as it hurts too much. She enjoys a phone call. Her number is 250-710-7386. If you wished to visit you will have to gown up, double mask and wear rubber gloves. Anne’s daughter is keeping the “home fires burning” while looking after Anne’s dog Chloe. Anne is in room #208
- John Stegemann: John’s wife Christa reports “We need prayer” John suffered a heart attack on Dec. 24th. His aortic valve that was replaced 13 years ago is leaking. There appears to be nothing the Doctors are able or willing to do because of John’s age. Christa’s prayer is to heal John’s heart and she believes God’s intervention is all that will permit John to continue living. Christa is leaning on the verse I quoted in my last weeks email “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Shalom
- Continue to pray for the other members of our chapel: as they recover from illnesses or loss of loved ones and ongoing pain and physical problems.
- Elinor Bell, Terry and Lois Ryan, Barb Trowbridge, Mike Millard, Marg Burge and the Coastal Missions family along with any others you can think of: Your prayers for others are very important and help to strengthen our aging congregation.