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Thursday May 26, 2016
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I trust you had a great weekend and Labour Day.  Last week Thursday, it was our joy to baptize 3 persons at our Believers Meeting. On Labour Day, nuff work was done by Swallows at Number 5.  We say a BIG THANK YOU to our hardworking team.

Our weekend ahead, promises to be exciting!

Swallow Olympics
Tomorrow (Friday) our Swallow Olympics rivaling Beijing and London begins with an Opening Ceremony and Dress Parade. Competition will be held in Taboo and Dominoes.  We start at 6:30p.m. Teams please remember to wear your colours (based on your birth month: RED for Jan-Mar,  BLUE for Apr-Jun, YELLOW for Jul-Sep and GREEN for Oct-Dec).

Communion – Receiving of New Members
On Sunday, we look forward to celebrating communion and to receiving into our Fellowship 26 new members.  We give the Lord thanks!


We invite you to continue worshipping God in song during the week with our Song of the Week,


This past Sunday, as part of our Missions focus, Brother Henry Janowski, delivered a challenging, thought-provoking message in which he spoke about “Keys to Make Faith-Filled Decisions” from our main scripture passage, Matthew 14:22-33

We were asked to make note of the occurrence of the word, immediately in verses 22, 27 and 31.  All three verses referred both to a point of need and also to Jesus’ prompt (immediate) response. There was a need for respite from the tiring crowd (v13-22), for release from fear (v23-27) and for rescue from doubt (v28-31).  For all these, Jesus immediately guided, encouraged and delivered.  How comforting it is, that in every type and instance of daunting need, Jesus “immediately” is present.  How strange too, that our faith falters after the demonstration of God’s miracle-working power. In their moments of feeling overwhelmed, afraid or uncertain, the disciples had just previously witnessed Jesus’ miracles - feeding thousands with a handful of food and taking absolute control over nature and the “laws” of physical science. Why would the disciples’ faith fail them?


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  This Week

Monday - Friday Sunday
Prayer at #5  -  7:00am - 8:00am Worship Services & Communion - 7:30am & 10:45am
    Speaker: Pastor David Henry
Soup Distribution in community - 12:30pm      Adult Christian Education (A.C.E) Classes - 9:30am
Thursday Sunday School (Teen Time) - 9:30am
Mid-day prayer at #5 - 12:30pm     13-18 year-olds at #5
Believers' Meeting at #5 - 6:00pm Sunday School - 10:45am
  Join us for Prayer, Worship, Fellowship & God's Word     3-6 year-olds at #9
    7-12 year-olds at #5
Boys' Club at #5 - 4:30pm
SwOlympics at #5 - 6:30pm
Cross Road (Teen Ministry) at #5 - 5:30pm

Coming Up

TENT - All young adults 18-30ish are invited to ASCEND, a one day retreat at Hollywell on Saturday May 28, 2016. We will be departing from #5 at 8a.m. sharp. Cost is $2,500/person which includes food and transportation. Bring your sweaters, as it will be chilly

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (A.C.E.) – The new ACE semester begins Sunday, May 29, 2016. Check the ACE Bulletin here, then call the Church Office for information on how to register for the class that will help you take that next step in your spiritual journey.

BAPTISM CLASSES –God commands all believers in Jesus to be baptized. If you are a believer and not yet baptized, do join our Baptism Classes which are held at 9:30a.m. each Sunday at # 9.

MORE – Please note that MORE has postponed The Entrée/Main Course, our 2nd event in the 3-part series Oh Baby Light My Fire, in order to enable our members to attend the SwOlympics Opening Ceremony and participate in the Domino and Taboo competition.

CUBA MISSION TRIP – Places are still available. Trip dates are July 27 - August 3 and your investment is US$1,200. No Spanish-speaking skills necessary! Interested? Call the Church Office.

USED REFRIGERATOR NEEDED - Our Care department is seeking a small used refrigerator to assist someone in need. Please call the Church Office if you are able to help

BIBLE TEACHING SEMINAR – Our Daily Bread invites everyone to an exciting time in God’s Word with presenter Jennie Afman Dimkoff at 6pm, Thursday June 2 at #5.


I travel God’s willing, to Curacao on Monday, for a week, to share in a series of meetings in a Men’s Conference. I would appreciate your prayers.

I leave us with the opening lines of Frances Havergal’s hymn penned in 1874

“Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to thee”

May this be our prayer and commitment!

In Christ’s love,