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If we missed you it was not intentional, but something we are working on, so bear with us.
Mona Bowlan – Aug 7 Thayne Campbell – Aug 17 Abby Macdonald – Aug 24
Donna Young – Sept 5 (the big 6-0) Rhonda MacKay – Sept 7 Cheryl Young – Sept 12
Donald Hickox – Sept 16 Mary Hickox – Sept 19 Jean Bevins – Sept 21
Zachary MacDonald – Sept 24 Jacob Young – Sept 25 Blair LaPierre – Sept 28
Stanley Mosher – Sept 28 Courtney Andrews – Sept28
Happy Anniversary goes out to:
Blair & Shirley Myers-Aug 1 Kathleen & Austin MacDonald-Aug 4 George & Sandra Rashed-Aug 6
Jason & Connie Macdonald-Aug 7 Geoff Conway & Sherri MacWilliams-Aug 10 Callum & Lorraine Beck-Aug 11
Craig & Sara Townsend-Aug 14 Norman & Shirley MacKay-Aug 28 Blake & Jennifer Parkin-Sept 5
Brion & Wendy VanDuinkerken-Sept 12 Bill & Joan Macdonald-September 25 (48th year, which Joan will spend alone as
Bill is going on an extended sailing trip)
this fall. May our hearts be open to what God has to teach us in our Bible Studies and Sunday School classes.
In addition to being involved with the camp ministry I also had the chance to experience another very special ministry.About a week after my camps were over my family went on a two week vacation. We spent the first week at my grandparent’s cottage on the island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy. The next week though, my grandparents, my parents and I all piled into a mini-van and headed down to the city of Lancaster, situated in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country. It was interesting seeing how the Amish live, and visiting the Hershey chocolate factory, but the real reason we went down to Lancaster was to see the Sight & Sound Theatre!
The Sight & Sound Theatre is a colossal 2000-seat theatre which writes, orchestrates and designs its own musicals based on popular Bible stories, which are then performed by a fleet of Christian actors, singers and dancers on their gargantuan stage which surrounds the audience on three sides! Using top of the line lighting, animation, audio and sets that stand up to forty feet high, Sight & Sound Theatre creates one of the most amazing theatrical experiences ever. They even use live animals to help enhance the experience. It’s no wonder why Sight & Sound Theatre is the most widely attended Christian theatres in the U.S.A. and is one of the most highly attended theatres on the East Coast and in the Mid-West.
Sight & Sound Theatre has made musicals about such biblical classics as Joseph, Daniel, Noah Abraham and Sarah and many more. This year however, Sight & Sound Theatre decided to retell the story of Jonah and the whale. They did a fantastic job of this story! They had a ship that could rock, shake, and spin, a monstrous re-creation of the city of Nineveh with burning torches and armored guards, and a giant whale blimp that soared over the heads of the audience and literally gobbled Jonah up! It was just as good as I expected.
What I wasn’t expecting though, but was happily surprised by, was how genuinely spiritual the whole production was! They weren’t just telling a story they were sharing God’s word! From the Lion and Lamb statue at the theatre entrance, to the moment during the play where Jesus actually comes and comforts sorrowful Jonah, everything was perfect! They even had prayer teams greet you on the way out! I was wowed by this experience and I strongly suggest that if you ever have the chance to, go see and experience this amazing ministry for yourself.
I had an amazing summer. It was so encouraging to see God working both here on P.E.I. and also as far away as Lancaster, Pennsylvania!
It doesn’t take much to see that the whole world has gone crazy. With all this insanity going on, what keeps our faith engaged? Exhorting us to endurance, the apostle Peter urged us to prepare our “minds for action, and being sober-minded, set [our] hope fully on the grace that will be brought to [us] at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13).The energy to live the Christian life is found in one place—in our focused, conscious choice to put our hope in Jesus. Hope is the confident expectation that something better is coming tomorrow. As you look to the future:
Don’t set your hope on your physical health—set your hope on Jesus. “Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16).
Don’t set your hope on stuff—set your hope on Jesus. “For one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions “(Luke 12:15).
Don’t set your hope on people—set your hope on Jesus. “Put not your trust in . . . man, in whom there is no salvation . . . Blessed is he whose . . . hope is in the LORD” (Psalm 146:3-5).
No leader, pastor, family, or spouse can be everything that we hope and dream they will be. People, places, and positions always let us down. Only Jesus is worthy of all our hopes and all our confidence. Maybe you find yourself a little down today. Like Peter standing on the water, the moment you take your eyes off the Lord you start to sink (Matthew 14:22-33). Lift up your eyes, set your hope fully on Jesus.
Our confident expectation is in God, who sees, knows, and will ultimately turn an upside-down world right-side up at the appearing of our Lord. Every righteous decision will be rewarded. Every wrong choice will be judged. Every motive will be revealed. Do you need energy to keep your faith engaged? Do you need to get refocused on the real solution? Do you need hope that will endure? Set your hope fully on Jesus.
Sept 9 – Sunday School Opening Sept 18 – Thrive Youth Group Begins
Sept 29 – 12 Hour Day of Prayer Sept 30 – Block Party and Lunch on Prince
We are planning a 12 Hour Day of Prayer at the church on September 29 from 7am to 7pm. The doors will be open all day so that people can come and go as they are able. There will be one person up front, as a resource person, as and when required. That person will change on the hour, every hour. It will be a quiet time, prayer requests will be received before that day, or on that day. Of course, we will take time for Praise for the many ways that we have been blessed. We will pray for our church, the youth, those in schools / university, missionaries, the sick, our political leaders, families, etc. We expect this to be a very powerful day in the life of our church, and beyond. Please be in prayer for this time as we advance toward that day.