God Doesn’t Call Us To Go It Alone (6)

2 Kings 2:1-12

This Lent, we will be drawing from A Sanctified Art’s Lenten Series, “Wandering Heart: Figuring out Faith with Peter.”  We are calling our series, “Not All Who Wander are Lost.” 

Here are a few quotes from A Sanctified Art’s series summary to whet your appetite: 

“Like many of us, Peter has a wandering heart. His journey is not polished, or linear, or perfect, but he is always tethered to the love of God. When you look closely at Peter’s story, you find Jesus at each step along the way—offering him abundance, catching him when he begins to sink, challenging him when he stands in the way, washing his feet, predicting his betrayal, and offering him agap? love. This Lent, we’re joining Peter in figuring out faith.”

“… We want to affirm that wandering is exploration, [and] not necessarily distance from God. We want to affirm the ways Peter keeps going: he drops his nets, he walks on water, he runs to the empty tomb, he swims to the shore to meet the risen Christ. He keeps searching and yearning and loving, even after missteps or mistakes.”

“This Lent, we will look for ourselves in the stepping stones of Peter’s story. We will reflect on the stages of our own faith journeys as well as who and what has shaped us along the way.”

Things to anticipate
One of the inspirations for A Sanctified Art’s series is the hymn,“Come Thou Fount”. There is a line in this song that goes, “Tune our Hearts to sing your praise.” Have a listen here to Audrey Assad’s version.

We will have a sung liturgy for our candle lighting. As we sing it, we will tune our hearts to Christ.

Our visual theme is wandering the labyrinth. When you arrive, there will be a table with a small labyrinth on it. You are invited to choose a small stone that represents you. Place that stone on the Lenten labyrinth, choosing a place on the labyrinth that mirrors where you feel you are today. Maybe, as you leave the sanctuary, you will feel you want to move your stone to a different place? We are a wandering people, on the move, and in the midst of ongoing change and transformation.

Our Lenten journey will culminate at Kingfisher Farm on Good Friday, where we will walk the labyrinth together as part of our Stations of the Cross.

Deep peace and blessing, 


Rev. Anne Baxter Smith
Pastor, The Church at Southpoint 

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Sun May 12   Mother’s Day
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Sun May 19 Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21

Sun May 26 
No service at the Sunnyside building
Brunches Together!

Sun Jun 2
Rev Rusty Edwards (CABF)
2 Cor 4:5-12

Sun Jun 9
2 Cor 4:13-5:1

Sun Jun 16
2 Cor 5:6-11, 14-17

Sun Jun 23
Baptisms, at A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre No service at the Sunnyside building

Sun Jun 30 
Fifth Sunday Brunches Together No service at the Sunnyside building

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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.

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