The other day I was listening to one of my favourite authors, Emily P Freeman. She has a podcast that I enjoy listening to, and at the end of the episode, she read Psalm 16. It was beautiful, hearing the Word spoken out loud. It ministered to my soul. If you have some time, read this Psalm slowly and out loud, and take notice of the following truths:
- we are safe
- we are provided for
- we have a beautiful inheritance, both now and in the future
- we have a Guide and a Teacher
- we have God’s presence with us, and we will never be alone
May the words and truth of Psalm 16 minister to your soul today.
Psalm 16 (NLT)
“Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods.
Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!
I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
My body rests in safety.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.”
The Canada Conference is hosting “An Evening at Home with Brian Doerksen”, TODAY at 6:00pm. Join Canadian singer, song-writer, playwright, worship leader and author Brian Doerksen for an on-line, cross-country concert in support of the Canada Covenant Relief Fund. There is no admission for this event, but a free-will offering will be taken in support of the Canada Covenant Relief Fund. CLICK HERE to go to the concert, being hosted on YouTube.
We’ve received a financial update from our Church Treasurer. He says, “We are in a relatively comfortable position still, with expenses exceeding income by $4000 for the year. Our General bank account balance is holding at around $20,000.” CLICK HERE if you’d like to see the graphs and more data. If you have any questions, please contact Corey N.
This Sunday is our ‘Kernels of Hope’ Giving Sunday. As part of our ‘Scattered but Worshipping Together’ service, we have included a very encouraging video, updating us on the impact of Kernels of Hope on people’s lives in Ethiopia. It’s making a difference and we are a part of that! Pretty exciting indeed.
Pastor Randall is recording another video sermon for us and it will be included in the service, along with the Children’s Storytime video, with guest hostess, Lauralea. As in previous weeks, Pastor Randall will be sending you an email tomorrow with all the service details, or you can always access the service directly via our website at: www.malmochurch.ca/scattered-but-worshiping-together/ .
We received pictures from TWO families this last week and have posted them in our Malmo Photo Gallery. I would love to see the rest of you too!! 😉 So please send me your pictures – of your activities or home life or even just of your family and the kids. It really is encouraging to see pictures of you all, as we your Church Staff, really miss you! Remember that you can send me photos ANYTIME via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or text them directly to me at 780-312-4620. Head on over to our Malmo Photo Gallery to see the latest additions!
Thank you for continuing to support the work and ministry here at Malmo. Online Giving continues to be available. We also accept donations via cheque, so if that is your preferred method, you can continue sending it through the mail, to: Malmo Mission Covenant Church, RR #2, Wetaskiwin AB, T9A 1W9.
Take care Folks,