Southpoint News January 12, 2018
In the Spirit of Epiphany, we celebrate during January the varied ways God manifests Grace in bodily form. We celebrate the biggest epiphany of all – the coming of Jesus, who is the fullness of Grace in bodily form, our light and our life. But we also celebrate the myriad of small ways God’s grace manifests itself in bodily form. If you watch closely, you will see that there is indeed a star, brilliantly burning in your night. Perhaps it is as simple as the sanctuary of a warm bed at the end of a long, exhausting day. Perhaps it is as ordinary as the sudden flash of laughter you exchange with a stranger. Perhaps it is as unassuming as the provision of strength to meet the challenges you are facing. Perhaps it is a little voice inside your head that says, “It is going to be OK.” Follow that little epiphany, and see where it will lead you. Come and share what you find with me. Then your epiphany will become mine, a star shining in my night sky.
Pastor Anne Smith
Loonie Drive a Wonderful Success!
All told, we raised over $1,026.00 for Lifewater Canada. That’s 1026 children who will be drinking clear, sweet water this year! Thank you so much for your generosity!! http://www.lifewater.ca.
Welcome, New Members!
On January 28th, our service will be shortened to make room for a brief congregational meeting after the service to welcome new memberw. Following the service we’ll have a celebratory pot-luck lunch downstairs. Please bring generous helpings of food to share in our celebration!
Life at the End of Us vs Them
Starting January 28, gather Sunday mornings 8:30-9:45 with Paul Neufeld and Andrew Sawatsky at Sunnyside church for coffee and conversation. The book aims to “shine some light on the confusing, surprising moment we all find ourselves in, where an outcast beckons as host, to a banquet where we are sat down with the ones we thought were our enemies.” To learn more about the book, visit: http://www.marcuspeterrempel.com. You can purchase it from Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday the 21st: Speaker: Anne Smith at Sunnyside church building, 10:00 am
Sunday the 28th: ALL IN Service and Potluck Lunch at nnyside church building, 10:00 am