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November 2, 2023

News from Isabel Acheson for issue of Nov. 2, 2023

Somerset Bible Chapel

Winter has arrived with snow on the ground and on the roads. However, though many of the congregation live where the heavier snowfall occurred, a good number still were present Sunday morning October 29th.

Jamie Grenier led off with the announcements, including how church events correspond with hunting season dates! Kevin Friesen and family filled in on short notice for the scheduled music team.

Connor Grenier represented the youth class for Memory verse recitation. (Several in adult class earned treats for saying the verse in Sunday School!).

“Bless the Lord, O My Soul” (10,000 Reason), “Yes, I Will” and “It Is Well” opened the music worship. Al Dyck was the usher for collection. Brianna Small offered a vocal solo “What He’s Done”.

A guest from Winnipeg introduced as ‘Greeta’ gave a first person account of receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift while a child in a refugee camp in Thailand. Now living in Canada, married and working full time with YFC Winnipeg, Greeta came to Canada as a government sponsored family with her mother and four siblings after spending childhood years age 2-11 in a refugee camp. The OCC gift box was the only gift received in a year. The school supplies, toy, T-shirt, etc. were just what she needed at the time. She commented how different it is to see how Canadians celebrate.

Kevin Friesen led Prayer Focus, then “The Love of God” and “Living Hope”, then introduced the guest speaker, Lorne Meisner of Winnipeg, AGC West Associate Regional Director. Mr. Meisner shared news of other AGC churches in Manitoba in opening his address.

Lorne spoke from Psalm 2: Good News in a Troubled World. He outlined 4 scenes as in a drama: The nations plot to rebel against God. God is not troubled because His One is more than sufficient to overcome all of them. All nations will become the heritage of The One who is to come. The wise will accept the warning and seek refuge. The foolish will be subdued and forced to accept God’s authority in due time.

The closing song was “All in All”.

Monthly bulletins and previous reports are available on the website .


Prayer family of the week: Byron and Tammy Timmerman, Titus, Isaac, Hope of Swan Lake.

Mission of the month: Youth Group, STRIVE (spring youth retreat), plans to hold a local youth retreat (less travel).


Personal update: Thank you to everyone that offered anniversary greetings and participated in 50th Anniversary celebration for Bill and I. Thank you for the beautiful card, souvenir plate and Food Bar gift certificate from the church.

Right away Monday morning we were loading up for the week in Brandon with cattle for AG EX. They were also celebrating 50 years and hosting National Shows for most breeds.

The snow came while we were away, so after getting home at sunset Saturday, the next order of business was to get the rest of the herd home from pasture which happened Sunday. Bill was hoping to get several semi loads of hay loaded today (Monday) but it is snowing and I hear the roads are terrible, the visibility nil. The trucker won’t do a second load and someone is going to get Bill from the field (12 miles away).

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