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                                                                       February Newsletter
What a Wonderful Lord and Saviour!

 
 You’ve probably seen those pictures from the space telescopes – gorgeous photos of a gigantic, accelerating universe.  When Einstein applied his Theory of General Relativity to outer space, he realized it confirmed creation.  His immediate response was, “I want to know how God created this world…I want to know His thought...” (Quantum Reality-Beyond the New Physics, Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1985, p. 177).  Einstein knew that the universe wasn’t an accident. It had to be designed and built by a Maker with fantastic power!
     Marveling at the universe, however, without meeting the Creator, will never give you lasting life. How tragic to experience only the wonders of life in this world, but to miss out on eternal joys in heaven.
     More amazing than the vast beauty of the universe is that the Creator wants us to know Him. He wants to tell us about Himself.  He wants us to know He cares for us so much that He even entered into the human race.  He came in the person of His Son Jesus in order to give us eternal life!  He wants us to experience the full joy of knowing and believing in Him!
     That’s what makes worship and Bible study such a blessing!  We love to share the news about how God moves into our hearts and lives. We love to be encouraged by the Holy Spirit. We love to encourage one another as brothers and sisters in God’s family.  We love to worship our Saviour and sing His praises. Don’t miss the wonders of God’s love revealed in Christ.
 
Mountain View Ministry
Lent Worship  Our Theme this year is “God on Trial.” The unbelieving world has always insisted on putting God on trial. As our society becomes more secular, we Christians are increasingly aware of the many ways in which God—and his people—are judged. Temptations are many in this environment: treating unbelievers as enemies, retreating from the world, even questioning God ourselves. How do we live as people of God in this hostile world? We find our model—and our motivation—in Jesus. This series takes us back to the moments when God was literally on trial before men in the person of Christ. In these inspired episodes, we find forgiveness for us and all people, love for our enemies, strength for our faith, and courage to testify to the truth.
 

 
Mid-week Lent Worship begins Ash Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 p.m. (with Lord’s Supper). Plan now to set aside the 6 Wednesdays of Lent to meditate on Jesus’ eternal love for you, displayed in His suffering and death!  These services really help us focus on the real meaning of our lives & lead to a spiritual renewal through the Holy Week and Easter messages!
 
Lord’s Supper in February:  We’ll offer Lord’s Supper on Sundays, February 4 & 25 and Ash Wednesday, February 14 (7:00 p.m.) Note this schedule is different than our normal schedule of communion on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month.
 
Grow in God’s Grace through Bible Study!
Sunday Bible Study:  We continue our “ Growing in Grace” review of Christian teaching.
Mid-Week Bible Study is paused for Lent. We resume after Easter. Watch the April Newsletter for details!
Women’s Bible Study meets Fridays, Feb. 2, 16, and 23, 9:30 a.m. (Zoom).
Shouldice Bible Study meets at the Silvera retirement community Thursdays, February 1, 15, and 29, 2:30 p.m.
 
 
Youth Catechism meets Fridays, February 2, 16, and 23, 3:45 p.m.
 
Ministry Meeting Dates:
Council:  Tuesday, February 20 (Zoom) 7:00 p.m.
February Potluck Dinner is February 25th, after worship. Join us to grow in our Christian friendship & love. 
 
Christian Youth Fellowship meets Sunday, February 18th. We’ll stay after Bible study for a chili lunch & then go to the Shouldice Retirement Community to play board games with the residents. Please bring any games you’d like to play with you to church. The address – “Silvera for Seniors” 4730 19th Ave. NW, Calgary.
 
Community Outreach Coordinator We received information from St. Paul, (WELS, Calgary), that Nile CAPD, the charity we supported with our December winter clothing donations, is seeking a community outreach coordinator to maintain community outreach activities, including homeless youth awareness. Primary responsibility is to connect homeless youth by creating visitation programs. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in
social sciences, communications, marketing, business, or related fields. Preferred experience of 2-5 years conducting outreach, community engagement, and case management. Strong experience preparing financial reports & tracking spending. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@nilecapd.org.
 
 
  
Know – and be ready to confess the hope that you have in Christ!
Two special books are available for you to grow in understanding of how to defend the truth of Scripture and witness our Lord Jesus to others.
 
 
  1. “More than a Carpenter” – We have 30 of this paperback book on hand, written by Josh and Sean McDowell. Josh was a Skeptic and ridiculed Christians until he did thorough research to “disprove” the claims of Christianity. To his surprise, he discovered  the evidence suggested exactly the opposite – that Jesus, instead of being simply a 1st century Hebrew carpenter, was truly the God and Saviour He claimed to be!
 

 
 
  1. No God – No Way! This book, (written by Nate Kolterjahn’s cousin!), is about how science and the Bible are not at odds, but rather complement each other. It’s on presale and will be officially released February 22. You’ll find it on Amazon and all major book (and eBook) retailers.

Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." ~ Matthew 11:28