Southpoint News April 28, 2018
Good Seed Sunday
What a magical day:more than seventy-five people; warmth and sunshine after a month of clouds and rain; trays of onions trimmed with scissors; little sprouts of green, separated, tucked into soil, and blessed by hands, big and small. Potatoes, baking away in the cob oven, taken out, passed round, and smothered with toppings. Children climbing trees, adults chatting on blankets, laughter and deep sharing flowing with the breeze. Let us not forget that we worship God with our delight, that we practice resurrection with our joy, that we experience Jesus as our winter skin warms and darkens under the spring sun. Let us not forget that we worship a God of Delight, Joy, and Light. Spring has come. “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come…The fig tree ripens its fig, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song of Solomon 2:10-13
Pastor Anne Smith
It is both our delight and duty to pray for each other. When we hold another under the healing stream of Divine Love, we are affirming our love for one another, our faith in Christ, and our dependency on him for life. Both the affirmation and the practice of prayer in turn heals and restores u. We are all made whole through our prayers for one another. If you have a prayer need, please allow us to serve you in this way.
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Southpoint for Newcomers
Conkers: If you are new to Southpoint, you might be puzzled by the little brown nuts in the offering basket? In this age of electronic interactions, how do we symbolize the act of giving to our children? The nuts are visible expression of the online giving happening behind the scenes. Feel free to take one and put one in the basket if you give on-line. POP tithe forms, which allow you to support Southpoint electronically on a pre-arranged monthly basis, are available.
Sat. May 26, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Kingfisher Farm, 512 172 Street, Surrey.
Labyrinth Prayer is a contemplative Christian spiritual discipline based on the ancient practice of pilgrimage. Join us, as pilgrims, for a facilitated day retreat offering worship, instruction, periods of silent prayer on the Labyrinth as well as on nature trails, reflection through the creative arts and small group sharing. Facilitators: SoulStream Community Partners Brent Unrau, Roland Balzer and Janet Scott. Proceeds will go to SoulStream Initiatives, a non-profit organization that seeks to support the contemplative lifestyle and encourage others to live authentically with Jesus. Please bring a bag lunch. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.
Cost: $50. To register, please go to the SoulStream website. soulstream.org Limited to 30 people – register early to avoid disappointment.