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May 11, 2023

News from Isabel Acheson for issue of May 11, 2023

Somerset Bible Chapel

Sunday May 6 was a full program. The Sunday School hour had all classes exploring Exodus 20 - The giving of the Ten Commandments. The Worship Service included the celebration of Communion, and two special presentations. A pot luck lunch and a wedding shower completed the agenda.

The Worship Service led off with Abe Klassen giving the first announcements. Rejean and Carol Picard were the music team.

Rejean began with a reading “Did God Really Say” (2 Peter 1:19-21 and prayer. “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”, “In Christ Alone”, “O Lord, You’re Beautiful”, “My Jesus I Love Thee” and “More Precious Than Silver” were the opening set of hymns and choruses.

During the offering “Count Your Blessings” was a piano solo. Pastor Jeff Peacock opened the Communion ceremony with reflections on the recent Easter season and the appearance of the risen Christ to the disciples in Galilee as told in John 21:9-17.

Jamie Small gave a brief report on his work with YFC. He began part time as a counselor within the last year with the Morden and Pilot Mound centres. He spoke of the need for foster homes willing to take teens in crisis and needing a place of safety closer than city group homes.

Pastor Jeff led the Prayer Focus. Matthew 21:18-22 was the sermon text. A barren fig tree becomes an object lesson for His disciples as they walk from Bethany to Jerusalem for a day of teaching in the temple. Prayer has power.

But one’s requests are not always answered as one might like. Jesus in Gethsemane in Matthew 26:36 asks to be spared the pain ahead, but submits to the will of God the Father.

A church devoted to prayer may see God work in ways that they never expected. The closing hymn was “Refiners Fire” and the benediction Jude 1:24-25.

A wedding shower for Parker Friesen and Addison Webster followed lunch at the church. After the gifts were opened three couples participated in a round of “The Newlywed Game”.

The May bulletin and previous news reports are available on the website

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