Happenings, May 2, 2022 – May 7, 2022

Scripture

Isaiah 41:10

  1. Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Psalm 24:1

  1. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Isaiah 43:2

  1. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Take heart my friends, whatever life throws at us, we can count on God’s presence. We are never alone, He is always at our side. Our faith also requires patience since God’s will may not strive with ours. We should consider our prayer requests and our circumstances as God’s will for our lives but never give up asking for the guidance and help we need. Whether for healing, comfort, direction or whatever comes our way. God’s ways are best. NEVER GIVE UP!

Services

Where: 7th Day Adventist Church 3441 Gibbons Rd, Duncan

When: Sunday May 8, 2022

  • 10:00 am Breaking of Bread
  • 11:00 am Family Bible Hour

Speaker: Mark Andrade

Homework: Remember Mark’s request for us to read the first 18 chapters of Matthew. Mark gave us an overview 2 weeks ago and will provide the details on this portion of scripture over the next 2 Sundays

Prayers and Praise

  • Shirley Magri: The following is a direct quote from Shirley’s sister Pam. “As you are aware I (Pam) have recently helped Shirley to move into long term care, Unfortunately Shirley’s Alzheimer’s is progressing and she needs a little more care. Shirley is in the same care home, but in the LTC buildings. Shirley is allowed visitors up to 7:30pm daily. At this point a rapid Covid test needs to be completed before entering the building. This can be completed at the entrance on Trunk road at the end of the building. It is free and takes about 20 minutes. They will call you on your cell phone, then you will go to the main doors on Bundock St. They will ask the name of the resident you are visiting and give you directions to her room. Shirley’s house is called Aster house and she is in room A-215. She is also able to go out anytime but whoever is taking her out has to take responsibility for her safe return. Shirley is doing very well, but it was a very tough week getting her settled in her new home. Shirley has a phone in her room 250-737-2185 but may not necessarily be in as she likes to visit.” This location is good for the family as Shirley and Pam’s mother is going into the section where Shirley was. So it makes it convenient for the family to be close together. If there are any further questions call me (Jack) and I can check with Pam.
  • Frank Timmermans: As you know the results of the procedure have not been as good as hoped for. Frank is expecting an appointment with the cancer clinic to ascertain what can be done now. His back pain is controlled by medication and Frank remains positive about his future. Frank contributes to our Board meeting with wisdom and grace.
  • Faye Mackie: Continuing to deal with a number of medical issues and the Mackie’s would appreciate your prayers for God’s will in their lives.
  • Penny Watt: Underwent surgery on her left hand, thumb. This is a delicate procedure to improve the use of the hand but the recuperation period is at least a year as the process to rehabilitate the thumb bone is a slow process.
  • Sherilyn Vandine: Sherilyn has had a stressful week. A lady that she has been looking after in our building went into medical stress, had to be transported to hospital and after a number of difficult days passed away early this morning. Sherilyn has been tasked with dealing with the matters concerning this situation. Sherilyn had gotten to know this lady very well, who had many health problems while living alone. It has been a sad event for Sherilyn to deal with and prayers for her peace of mind would be appreciated.
  • We need to continue to pray for many in our congregation suffering from the aches and pains and the debilitating effects of aging.
  • Our prayers should include the future of our chapel. With the aging membership it will mean that our group may diminish in number so our prayer should be for our future as a church and how we should proceed once the building is rehabilitated.

Chapel Update

A meeting was held last Wednesday with the contractor to discuss moving forward.

  • Building permits are issued.
  • The flooring company rep., attended and a group will be meeting at their place of business to discuss colors and types of flooring. This decision needs to be made fairly quickly as the contractor is going to concentrate on the sanctuary. The repairs begin with replacing drywall, painting, then flooring.
  • We will be addressing the sound system in the next couple of weeks to make it functional for the start of services. 
  • Chairs will need to be shipped to arrive in time for the services.
  • There are also some small projects that our fellows will tackle to improve our heating and look of the sanctuary.
  • The baby grand piano will arrive this coming Thursday. Both pianos will require tuning and delivery of the organ can be arranged for sometime in the next couple of months.
  • Trusses are ordered for the kitchen roof and will be available at the end of May.
  • The contractor hopes to be able to allow us access to the sanctuary, side room and entry foyer within 2-3 months. A temporary wall will be erected between the side sanctuary room and the library room to separate the two areas. 
  • As previously noted the new gates and driveway side fence are now in place, with 5 more 10 foot sections ready to go between us and the neighboring building. We have also had an offer of gravel and machine time to refurbish our driveway and rear yard.
  • Retained kitchen pots, pans and dinnerware will be going to Camp Imadene in the next couple of weeks for washing in their commercial dishwasher.
  • The board met and discussed upgrading the electrical panel and moving it from the ladies washroom (where it shouldn’t be) to the mirrored wall in the hall outside the ladies washroom. That will be paid for by the chapel out of our reserve funds. This will cost about $6500.00.
  • The sanctuary platform will be reconfigured and railings up the stairs to the platform will be installed to assist those folks who need a hand hold to go upstairs.
  • I would like to thank a number of the ladies who did research on the appliances, colors choices and carpet choices. While the appliances are ordered the final choices on paint and floor covering are still to be finalized.
  • A church meeting will be held after the end of May to present our financial report and bring everyone up to date on the financial situation pertaining to this project. The accountant’s ability to provide that 3/4 year statement will determine the date of the meeting.

God’s blessings on you all.

JACK PEAKE
250-510-4299
JBPEAKE174@GMAIL.COM

Happenings, May 2, 2022 – May 7, 2022

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