This Week at TELC

This WeekEvery week starts a bit different. Yesterday morning, a small group of us gathered at the Ponoka Hospital Care Centre with about 15 residents. There we sang hymns, listened to God’s promises and prayed.

We then reviewed the ministry of our youth director. We thank God for what has been accomplished through Bethany’s presence among us. At the heart of this ministry are the two small groups who meet weekly and the “one-on-one’s Bethany has with young people who need to talk. We will truly miss Bethany when she leaves us later this year, but we trust that God will provide a new servant of the gospel.

Last night our Council met. Perhaps the biggest item on the agenda was the matter of  youth ministry and how we might proceed forward. Continue to pray for your leaders as they discern direction.

Our prayer warriors will gather Thursday afternoon to lift up the concerns of our congregation and world. Contact the office or use the prayer request form on our website to let us know of anything you need prayers for.

Planning for next fall’s Ponoka Worship Night is  starting this week. This is a joint ministry event involving Askur Lutheran, Sonrise Christian Reformed and Trinity ELC. Worship services are held once per month (Sunday evening) and involve participants from all three congregations. Pastors normally take turns preaching. If you have some great ideas for a theme please contact Pastor Tim.

Parents of young people already in confirmation or who may be interested in starting confirmation are invited to attend a parents’ meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm. It will provide you with an overview of this year’s program and opportunity to ask questions.

On Sunday we gather as God’s people for worship. We will continue to unwrap the theme of evangelism. the focus text this week is from Colossians 1:3-8. Read it over. What from our congregation’s life are you thankful for? Where is faith and love extending outward in your life?

After worship on Sunday you are invited to remain for a shared lunch (bring something to share) and presentation on the annual church survey. Where are we headed?

At 2:30 pm we are hosting a worship service over at Rimoka Lodge. Please join us for this very brief service and the opportunity to share the good news of God’s love with folks there. We’re always looking for people to assist Pastor Tim with communion at this service.

The other worship opportunity is at the Champion Centre at 6 pm. Join Trevor in coming alongside the guys in Word and song.

Go in peace and serve the Lord!