In case you haven’t looked outside yet…it’s snowing out there. Creation is turning white all around us, entering its next season – a time of rest, a “resetting” of sorts. Is this my cue to do the same? As a farmer, I think perhaps my occupation allows for that more than other occupations do, and I am grateful for that. But yet I still sometimes find it hard to slow down and take the time to “reset” physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The world tells me to keep striving and to stay busy. But in the Bible, Jesus tells me to do life a different way. In Mark 6, the disciples had just finished a very busy time, going from town to town, proclaiming the good news about Jesus. When their work was completed, they returned to Jesus with excitement about all that they had done. (In a way, this was their time of ‘harvest’.) Read the account below:
“The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.”
So all of this causes me to pause and wonder…if God made creation with it’s seasons to have a time of rest and quiet, AND if Jesus, the Son of God, took intentional times of rest and quiet and taught His disciples to do the same…how is it that sometimes I think I don’t need to do the same? Hmmmm… 🤔.
Things to think about as the snow falls today. ♥️
We are looking for a volunteer who would be willing to head up and be responsible for this years Operation Christmas Child boxes. If you are interested in doing this, please call or email the church office.
This Sunday is our “Neighbour Outreach Wetaskiwin” Giving Sunday. As most of you already know, this organization does excellent work in our community! If you would like to financially support them, please make your cheques payable to “Neighbour Outreach Wetaskiwin”, and put them into the offering boxes that are in the Sanctuary. Andy will forward them onto NOW for you.
You are welcome to join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for our Worship Service. As always, we encourage you to wear a mask, if you aren’t able to maintain the 6′ physical distance requirement. (Masks are available at church, if you don’t have your own.)
As Covid-19 is still in our province, we need to remind you that you must not attend in person if you are experiencing the most common symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat).
We also understand that you might not be ready to come and worship with us in person – and that’s okay! We plan to have an online service prepared that we hope you will engage with. You can find it here on our website.