This Sunday March 3rd

Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer

Eric Phinney Presiding and Preaching

The Lords ways and ours”

1 Corinthians 1:18-25New International Version

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[a]

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

John 2:13-22New International Version

Jesus Clears the Temple Courts

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”[a]

18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

Seniors Wellness Events April and May https://renforth.org/?page_id=784

See our announcement about our two upcoming Seniors Wellness events. We will be looking for some helpers to take some flyers and pass them along to their friends and neighbors as well has to help serve some tea and coffee and treats on the day. Contact Linda Stillwell, Jennifer Blackwood or Eric Phinney if you are willing to help.

Lent 1 The Covenant that matters

This weeks study led me into a study of a number of covenants that are described in the Bible. I found a great resource that is well worth looking at. The main point that I have arrived at is that the New Covenant is the one that really matters to us. It is certainly a good study to have a look at the ones that it grew out of. Have a look here

For a good look at the New covenant itself have a look here. It is a great short article that shows the four promises that God makes in the new Covenant.

Bible Study Meathods

This week at the 1:00 Thursday bible study Eric began to teach a short course on Bible study meathods. If you would like to join us in person or on line you can find the study notes at http://renforth.net Eric will be adding different elements to this course as we go along but all the notes are there now.

Seniors Wellness Services

We are begining again our ministry to seniors in the area so that they can live safe and predictable lives. Our first two afternoon seminars have been scheduled for Mid April and Mid May. Final dates have yet to be finalized but will be shortly. When they are available you will be able to see them on the church Calendar at the bottom of this page.

April: Death and Taxes!

This event is for seniors and their carers.   We will have as a panel a funeral director, a lawyer and an accountant.   There are many preparations that the prudent person should look after as they approach the end of this life.    Power of attorney (two), executors, tax filings, bank accounts, life insurance, preparation of wills, funeral pre planning, in home care or residential care.   By looking after these early rather than later we can remove a lot of stress and anxiety for ourselves and our loved ones.

Join us for an opportunity to hear expert presentations and a chance to ask questions and get referrals.

Tea and coffee and snacks will be provided

No cost to you.

May: Fraud proof your Life

How many times have your received a phone call, an email or a letter that you have thought suspicious?    How many times were your cautions not raised?

Fraudulent attempts to relieve us from our savings happen many, ways and very often.   Only by education and constant vigilance can we be truly secure.   Join us for an afternoon of presentations and a chance to ask question and to receive some valuable resources that will help you outwit the fraudsters.

We will provide tea and coffee and a snack.

No cost to you!

Coming up in February

We will be having our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 11th 
after our 10:00 AM Service and Coffee Time. Please bring a bag lunch as 
we will be starting the meeting around 12:30 -1:00.

Pancake supper will take place the following Tuesday Feb 13th 5:30

Eric will be here on the the 4th and the 18th for Communion services.

The Journey you are on

Have you ever been on a long journey? What was the most exciting part? Was it the destination or the journey itself? What did you do when it was over? Did you encounter difficulties along the way?

This Sunday is the Epiphany. We mark the journey of the wiseman as they visit Jesus when he is about two years old. We also celebrate the fact that the good news that comes with Jesus is to be available to all Nations!

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