Thursday, September 29, 2011


Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall. Joseph Campbell

Sunday, September 25, 2011

87 Years of Blessing

Mom Reimer is 87! Healthy and living by herself. Time to party!

Risk IT! Community in a Timmy's World
Cheers- there is someone who knows you! Jesus calls you by name.

Praise is rising in Your presence all our fears are washed away. Hosanna we welcome you here Lord Jesus. In your kingdom broken lives are made new. 'Cause when we see you we find strength to face the day.

Wonderful intimate beautiful God of Love. Our God is good faithful strong able faithful in the way you father me
Tuesday The Prodigal God study starts.
Oct 2 fall festival at Eastview free lunch. Alpha Course starts in Rm108 at 9:15 am
Oct 21-23 Marriage Retreat
Dec 1,2,3 Dinner Theatre

Risk IT! Community in a Timmy's World
Pastor Delbert Enns Acts 2:42-47

I want a godly family where everyone is addicted to coffee. Tim's world - Not as good as Starbucks.
Coffee bars in some churches are real fancy.
Coffee was developed in China. Ethiopians loved coffee - the Queen of Sheba may have shared coffee with King Solomon.

The Jerusalem coffee shop shared everything with all believers. Jehovah Java Blend.
They praised God together. One heart one mind devoted to one purpose. Devoted mother. Devoted father. What do they look like?

Passion is an emotional response to an experience. Sports.

Requirements for replacement of Judas. Must be someone who was with Jesus during his ministry time. Peter spoke up because he had been forgiven. He spoke powerfully. This Jesus you crucified is the Lord and Messiah. Save yourselves from complacency. We need more passion. Passion & loyalty = devotion.

Manitobans are not loyal shoppers. They drive miles to save a penny. Marriage is not wonderful all the time. But 40 years of marriage faithfulness is well worth it.

Book- The Gospel According to Starbucks.
E - epic experience is unique. What surrounds the product? Entertainment is not what it's about. Study the Prodigal God Book
Roll up the rim to win. Roll up your sleeves to win people to Christ next Sunday. Get involved. Give invitations to your neighbours.
6:30 dialogue about last View future
Image Epic: The book of Acts church developed symbols. The Cross. Digging into the Word. The Cup and the Bread. Celebrate Jesus' death. There has never been an epic event like that. Jesus paid the price.

All to Jesus I surrender Lord I give myself to you. Fill me with your love and power.

Epic- c- Connection- Know each other by name
Invite someone for lunch today. Participate with each other.

You paint the night you count the stars by name - God you reign. Forever and ever

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Risk IT: Intimacy in a Facebook world

We survived another week! Barely.

Risk IT: Intimacy in a Facebook world
Pastor Dave Ens Acts 2:1-12

Songs: What's not to love about you? You are the light that frees us. We will sing and make music with the heavens. Grateful that you hear us. Lift high the name of Jesus.

I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene. My song shall ever be: How marvelous how wonderful is my Saviour's love for me.

Revelation Song the vision of the last surviving witness of Jesus life. Worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power. I will adore him.

Jesus Messiah name above all names. All our hope is in you.

Within one minute of the earthquake on Vancouver Island there were 40,000 messages about it. What good is that?

Real friends add social capital to our lives.

On the Save Darfur Fasebook page the average member donated $0.09. Were those people committed?

Encourage involvement without really doing anything.

The church provides high social capital. They made a difference on that 1st day of Pentecost.

Risk- Jesus is asking us to make a difference. The church spread rapidly. Persecution triggered growth

We want to be part of something. I remembered the day I asked Nicole's parents for permission to marry her. 1 still sweat about that time. I was so tongue tied.

Are we going to - be witnesses of Jesus or not? Will we make real sacrifices? This is a social place and sometimes we rub each other the wrong way. God's plan for you is bigger than what you can do on your own. We need a sense of humility. Be authentic. Be true to the message. Inauthenticity demotivates.
Authentic is to be known and to know.
Risk is not natural. ? We can't love others if we exist for ourselves.

Sacrifice. Risk. Big words. We need to live that together.

Oct 2 is our fall start up event. Make mac & cheese and bring your neighbours. Donate to MCC for east Africa.

We live in a world where easy participation means decreased commitment.

We ask for a power full movement of your spirit.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Maxime's for supper

Whatever you order don't order the Greek Salad unless you like wilted lettuce.

The barbeque ribs were Very good. Maybe a bit too sweet. They forgot to bring wetnaps

Home for coffee and Martha's peach pie!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Falcon Lake 9.11.11 Service

Pastor Ted Hull 21 years Grant Memorial church there till 2006. Then with Empower ministry. Now in a counseling ministry and church leadership development. New book coming out. Not a New York Times bestseller.

Went to Cuba in 2001 with Ron Pierce World Serve. Watched the 9/11 news on a small old color TV.

For $350 cash you could fly out of Veraderro. Enjoyed the beach for a few more days.

Parables. They did not make a lot of sense to the hearers. Would you leave 99 sheep to go find a lost one? Fold your arms and listen to the story.

We are not supposed to hate our family. We need to choose Jesus every time there is a choice.

The raw cost of raising children is $250,000. If we stop to calculate the cost we are already disqualified from parenthood. We give everything we have to raise our kids including every dollar for medical treatment in the U. S.

Me and Bobby McGee freedom is just another word for having nothing to lose.

When you build a tower you calculate the cost. The king will not back down even if he knows he will lose. There is no turning back.

Following Jesus means no turning back no matter what.

Are we overwhelmed when we recognize that he chose us? I don't care what the cost, I will follow Him.

Discipleship means not bailing out. Trust God let him figure out where it will land.

Be willing to take a chance. Parenting - your heart breaks for the lost children.

Discipleship is "Lord what would you have me do today?"

We need to consider what God is calling us to today but do not count the cost. Just follow. Find delight in Jesus.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

St Paul's Anglican

227 Bloor Street East
Sermon Rev Tim Haughton

Money Luke 12:13-21
When we rely on God, we can be delivered from the need for the security money can bring. Jesus re-told a well known parable when he told the story of the rich man and his barns.

Beautiful choral music

We pray for the church around the world. We pray for the leaders of our churches. We pray for all in our city We seek the welfare of our city. Let them see your mercy in us. We pray for the small groups that they will see Jesus better.
Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.
Gracious God we trust in your provision for the future. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord be with you and also with you.
Choir: Holy holy hosanna in the highest.
Communion: We do not presume to come to this table, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your abundant and great mercies.
All who are baptized in any Christian church and seek to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior may receive the bread and wine.

What an experience! To walk down the aisle of this monumental church to the soft music of the majestic pipe organ and then to kneel at the rail to partake of the bread and wine with the words "Jesus died for you!"

Closing hymn: For the beauty of the earth.

Mary Jane came to talk to me after.

9:30 is the relaxed service we were at the 11am

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Pray for Tim's son Josh(3). He has to have another heart operation this week