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                                                                         May Newsletter


       God Wants to Use My Hands
 What if we had no hands?  How would we get dressed?  How would we eat?  How would we brush our teeth?  How would we live?
 God has made us wonderfully, giving us our hands.  We use them almost constantly - to work and to play.
 While we use our hands to serve ourselves, as the good Lord intended, He has another purpose for giving us hands.  He wants us to use them to serve others.  When we lend “helping hands” to a friend or neighbour, our hands become blessings to them.
 Jesus Himself is our example.  He used His hands to wash His disciples’ feet the night before He died. Then He offered His hands to be nailed to a cross for us.  The blood that flowed from those nail-pierced hands washed our sins away.  We will be eternally thankful for Jesus using His hands for us!
In response to His love for us, we’ll love Him and love others.  How do we show that love?  Often, it’s with the simplest of service.  When we use our hands to serve others, we also serve God. Hearts of faith and hands of service -- that is truly a blessed combination!
 
Youth Confirmation is Sunday, May 5th. Pray for the Rebecca, Anna, and Karina as they study God’s Word and prepare to declare their faith & receive the Lord’s Supper in our communing fellowship. Note: We will offer the Lord’s Supper in this special service Sunday as well as our regular communion Sundays, the 2nd & 4th of the month.
Mother’s Day Breakfast Thanking God for the gift of life through our mothers and honouring the role of mothers, the men will prepare a breakfast following our worship on May 12th. Men – please sign the list on the counter for menu items to bring.
Church Spring Cleaning Day is planned for Saturday, May 25, 9:00 a.m. - Noon with a lunch at noon.  Drop in anytime to help out. It’s fun to get together and pitch in to maintain our house of worship to the glory of our Saviour!  Please bring rags/buckets, rakes, etc.. There will be plenty to do inside & out!
Ministry Meetings in May
Elders’ Committee – Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. (at Carlile’s)
Council Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)
 
Mid-week Bible Study meets Wednesdays on our Zoom link, 7:00. We’ll meet May 1, 8, and 15, and then break for the summer.
Sunday Bible Study continues our Growing in Grace review of Christian teaching. Join us to confirm the foundation of faith the Lord has given us for our eternal life – and for our witness!
Vacation Bible School
Our VBS is July 8-12, 9:30 to Noon for our members and guests whom they invite.
We’ll have classes for the following levels:
Level 1 – Ages 3-4
Level 2 – Grades K – 1
Level 3 – Grades 2-3
Level 4 – Grades 4-6
Our Mountain View Grade 7-12 students can assist in the classroom, with music actions, with crafts, and with playground help.
(Grade level is for the 2024-25 school year.)
God bless our efforts to train our children in the Lord’s saving and guiding Word!
Women’s Bible Study meets Fridays, 9:30 a.m. We invite all our women & guests to join us on our zoom link as we grow in our faith and encourage one another!
Alberta Women’s Day is May 4 at Mighty Fortress, Red Deer. The theme of the day is: “Be Still & Know that I am God” Late registrations are welcome. Register with Nadine McDougall. Phone: 587-377- 4503  Email: nadine.mcdougall@gmail.com
There is no fee to attend, but a suggested donation of $20 would help offset costs.
There is no greater bless­ing we can share with our friends than our faith. Please join us as we grow in faith and encourage one another!
Christian Youth Fellowship meets the last Friday of the month, May 31. Our initial plans are to go to Nose Hill Park for Geocaching. This is a great team exercise and good for all ages. Please bring a charged cellular device and a few small prizes to leave inside the geocache for the next person. The Dollar Store is great to find small prizes. Please contact Tracy Leishman for more information.
 
 

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