Holy Week: Poured Out for Us

Planting Onions at A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre

An excerpt from A Sanctified Art

In a room full to the brim with emotion, Jesus offers a tender, loving, and humble goodbye, stooping low to wash and caress his disciples’ feet. Like the water splashing within the washbasin, his actions ripple out: “Go, and do likewise. Just as I have loved you, love one another.” This scene offers us a poignant and powerful image of discipleship.

Peter… initially resists Jesus’ offer. How many of us resist vulnerability? How often do we resist receiving love, support, and nurturing from others?

Jesus’ command to go and do likewise is only possible for us if we, too, learn how to receive. We cannot fully give without receiving also; love is designed to be shared. As was the case for Peter, receiving selfless, poured-out love fundamentally changes us. It is a profound act that shows us who we are. It is a practice of surrender and letting go. It reminds us of how God loves us. 

This Maundy Thursday, take off your shoes. Remove the walls and protective layers you have built up. Allow yourself to be loved fully by God. Allow yourself to be filled to the brim so you can go out and fill others, too.

—A Sanctified Art

Good Friday Prayer Walk

Guided by art, Scripture, nature, and poetry, you are invited into the ancient story of Holy Week. We journey with Jesus to the cross and into death so that we can also glimpse and celebrate the mystery of the resurrection.

Come walk the perimeter trail at Kingfisher Farm between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accessible to all ages. Rain or shine. 512 172 Street, Surrey.

Worship Calendar

If you’re planning to join us for an in-person service, please read our Covid policy. It’s kept up to date, here.

Location & Zoom. We meet on Sundays at 15639 24 Avenue, Surrey. Zoom is offered if you cannot attend in person. If you have trouble with the zoom link, use: meeting ID: 831 1690 9977 with password: 753319

Sermons Are Podcasted
Catch up on Southpoint sermons by finding the podcast “Meditations from the Church at Southpoint” on Spotify, Apple and Google. They’re also available on our website: www.southpoint.ca.

Sun. Apr 17 Easter Sunday
Speaker: Anne Smith
An Expansive Life
Luke 24: 1-12

Sun. Apr 24, All OUT 
Good Seed Sunday!
Gather at A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre rain or shine to plant this year’s onions! Have we ever missed a year? Please do RSVP here so we can tell Hannah how many people to expect.

Sun. May 1 
Speaker: Jen Hubbard
Kinship I

Sun. May 8 
Speaker: Nadia VanderKuip
Kinship II

Sun. May 15 
Speaker: Nadia VanderKuip
Kinship III

Sun. May 22 All In
Speaker: Anne Baxter Smith
Kinship IV

Sun. May 29 
Fifth Sunday Fun—Stay tuned!

New to Southpoint?

At Southpoint, it all begins with God’s love. Just as a plant grows, it receives sunshine, so we grow as we receive God’s love. At Southpoint, we are growing in our capacity to love God, ourselves, one another, and creation.

We seek to be a community of grace that is intentional yet organic, spacious yet authentic, grace-filled yet accountable. * We are fully welcoming. *

We encourage relationships rather than run programs, yet we recognize the importance of intentionality and structure as we nurture life together.

As a community, we seek to put our love in action. We value helping out on Sunday mornings, sharing food, and showing up in hard times. We keep our church life simple so folk have time to build relationships with family, friends, and neighbours. We encourage folk to serve in tangible ways within the wider community. We rent space rather than own a building, allowing us to do more with less, supporting missions at home and abroad.

Curious to know more?

These six slides express what motivates our ministry (best viewed on a monitor). Read Pastor Anne Baxter Smith’s bio here. Our website is southpoint.ca.

If you’d like to really peek inside, sign up for our weekly Southpoint News, a MailChimp distributed email—you can unsubscribe anytime and will not be added to our contacts list.

To reach out by email please write to office@southpoint.ca.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *