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~FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER~

Valentine’s Day ads that if you want that certain someone in your life know you care, buy them things: diamonds, cards, or flowers.  
When you feel unloved, do you really want things – when you can remember how much Jesus, God’s Son loves you:
The Bible explains, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us” (1 John 3:16).  Jesus loved us so much that he sacrificed his perfect life so that we can live with God and experience his wonderful love forever. 
            Jesus’ great love for you is not symbolized by a large diamond, but by a wooden cross where he gave his life to give you eternal life. 
            Do you need more love? Come and experience the love of Jesus for you as He comes through His Gospel we share in Sunday worship & Bible study. Join us for our mid-week Lent worship, Wednesdays, February 14 – March 21 to view the greatest demonstration of Jesus’ love for you! Please note our new time – 6:15 p.m. 
Lent Worship begins Ash Wednesday, February 14th, 6:15 p.m.  Plan now to set aside the 6 Wednesdays of Lent to meditate on Jesus’ eternal love for you! These services focus on the real meaning of our lives & lead to a spiritual renewal through the Holy Week and Easter messages! This year we’ll follow our Lord as the hours are marked by the light – Moonlight, Torchlight, Firelight, Early light, Morning light, Sunlight – and Noonday darkness.
Soup Supper for Lent To enable you to attend Lent worship with your family, we’ll offer soup supper from 5:30 – 6:00 on the Wednesdays in Lent. Please sign up to prepare and serve the supper on the list on the counter.
Lord’s Supper in February will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month rather than the 1st and 3rd. Thank you for noting this change.
 
Ministry Meeting Dates:
Elders/Outreach: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9:00 a.m.
Council:  Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday School Staff Sun., Feb. 25, Noon.
 
Annual Pastor’s and Treasurer’s report:  The reports were presented at our annual meeting January 14th. If you missed the meeting and want to see how the Lord has blessed us in our ministry & mission, you may pick up a copy from the entrance counter.
 
Sunday Bible Study We conclude our series, “Reformation – Grace, Faith, Scripture” on February 4th with the theme, “My Bible – the Bible into the Peoples’ Hands.”
February 11th is Transfiguration Sunday. We remember before going to suffer and die Jesus revealed His glory to his disciples when His face shined like the sun. That Sunday we’ll have a “Personal Witnessing” Bible study – how we can reflect Christ’s glory with our lips and our lives. 
New Bible Study begins Feb. 1ith. During Lent we’ll study the book of Galatians – and important letter Paul wrote to keep Christians focused on Jesus, faith, and freedom. 
We encourage you to join us to keep growing in God’s grace and knowledge – and encouraging others with your Christ-centred discussion.
 
Christ Revealed: More than ever Christians need to be ready for the challenges of our culture. Christ Revealed is a video-led seminar with discussion guides we’ll develop to learn how to respond to the questions our culture is asking and to defend the message of the Bible and witness the truth of life in Christ. Initial plans are to use a Saturday in late February or early March. Watch for details.