Pastors Garage

Pastor’s Garage- June 1/2023

So, it’s been a couple weeks since I pumped one of these bad boys out, sorry. It’s been a bit crazy round here! Two weeks ago, I just plain forgot! Last week I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get some farming done. I am happy to report that I finished getting the seed in the ground last night!

For this PG I thought I would just go over some of the things coming up in the body life of our church. This Sunday I will be sharing in church and Kelly will be leading worship. It will also be the last Sunday with an organized kid’s time for the summer. A special thank-you to Rachel and Waylon, and all of those that helped out in organizing this over the last year. It comes at a cost, with all the planning, and then they have to miss out on the service giving us a chance to enjoy.

The following Sunday, June 11 Greg Paulson(Leona Osiowy’s son-in-law) will be joining us to bring the word. He is the pastor at the church in Prince George, BC and offered to take a Sunday while they are down visiting Leona. I have known Greg for many years, he has a passionate heart for the Lord and for His Church. I am truly excited to have him with us!

The following weekend will be our church camping weekend at camp Monahan. It is located on Katepawa lake, take the highway north of Indian Head, turn off at the Lebret Grid. Go north and about 3/4’s of the way to Lebret (before you go down into the valley), there is a sign for the camp, and you turn right(east). This road will lead to the campentrance, turn left into the camp when you see the sign. There is plenty of room for campers in the ball field, which is pretty sweet cause it is surrounded by trees, but there are no serviced sites so bring a generator if you need power. There are also plenty of cabins available. You will have to bring your own bedding and toiletries. Danny Delong(who currently works with the Regina Apostolic Church, former missionary to Turkey, and long-time worker with Apostolic Youth Ministries International) and his family will be joining us to be our guest speaker. Shauna has been working on planning the meals(there will be a sign-up sheet at church the next couple Sundays to fill in some of the smaller needs), and Kelley has been planning the activities. The cost for the entire weekend is $50 per adult, $20 per child 12 and under. Could you let us know if you’re coming and what you will need for accommodation asap so we can plan accordingly. There will be no Sunday service here in Grenfell, and we will call the service down there our annual church picnic, so if you can’t make it for the weekend, please consider joining us for Sunday. Any other questions, just talk to Mike, Kelley, or Shauna.

The last Sunday of the Month there will be someone from the Regina Apostolic Church coming to speak. Danny Delong, who is in charge with ministry outreach for the church phoned me to ask of we were interested in having someone as they were already sending a team to Jacob Bear Community church that Sunday and driving right by.

A few weeks ago, Tatum asked me what my thoughts were about doing an outdoor community service or two this summer as an outreach. I think it’s a good idea and my initial thought would be to invite the ministerial to do a community service on the Canada Day weekend(June 2). We thought a service on the museum lawn followed by a BBQ would be a nice idea. We reached out to the ministerial, asked the town if there was anything else going on that morning(there isn’t), and got permission from the museum. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work for any of the other churches, but I still think it a good idea, so I think we’re gonna “send it”! It might be a way for those who have been interested in church for a while, but walking through those doors for the first time is a barrier, to come check it out!

Well, I think that’s enough info to get ur brain percolating for a few days! I will leave this verse with you. “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the mane of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:3-11

Pastor Mike