Weekly News-Nov. 27th

Weekly News-Nov. 27th

Advent begins this weekend.  The first candle that we will light is the ‘Hope’ candle.   Hope is needed every day, but when the days become especially challenging, we realize our need for Hope even more.  Pastor Randall asked us at our staff meeting this week, what brings us hope.  Honestly, I had a hard time answering that question, due to some struggles that I was experiencing.  But as I reflected on this later, I realized what an important question that is to consider, and if I can’t answer it, it’s time to dig a little deeper to find out what’s going on inside.  

This week, we have been faced with a number of challenges and restrictions here in Alberta, due to the ongoing battle against Covid-19.  These things can make us feel heavy and discouraged, to the point where our ‘hope’ is challenged and we lose sight of God.  We forget the truth of His presence  with us, no matter what the circumstances are around us.  God is with us.  In the darkness and in the unknown. He is our Hope.  In the days to come, take some time to consider again what is your hope? 

“Hope is called the anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:19) because it gives stability to the Christian life. But hope is not simply a ‘wish’ (I wish that such-and-such would take place); rather, it is that which latches on to the certainty of the promises of the future that God has made.”
-RC Sproul

Each weekend during the Advent season, we will be gathering for a short Advent Prayer & Worship service.  We have two times available for you to join us in-person:
  • on Saturday at 7:00pm 
  • or on Sunday at 10:30am.  
If needed, we will add an additional time on Sunday afternoon.  (You may also join us online on Sunday for the same service.)  We have a limit of 30 people at each service, so if you would like to attend, we need you to RSVP to office@malmochurch.ca by Friday evening at 10:00pm.   Masks are also mandatory for the in-person services.  

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 encourage you to join us online instead!  On Sunday, you can access this week’s Advent service HERE.

Take care,

Delora


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