This Week – November 28

Morning prayer meetings beginning at 8:00 AM

Monday: Sunday School Fun Night @ 6:30 PM
Wednesday: Bible Study @ 7:30 PM
Friday: Usher’s Banquet @ 5:30 PM (St. Hubert’s)
Saturday: Choir Practice & Choir Banquet @ 7 PM

Sunday:
Sunday School @ 10 AM
Sunday Morning @ 10:30 AM
Sunday Evening @ 6 PM

NO Usher’s Meeting Sunday.

Tonight’s Session Time…

Tonight’s Session with the Married Couples will be at 7:30 PM. We anticipate that we will spend about one hour in session.

This is different from the Announcement Monday that stated it at 7 PM. We are instead going to do it at the time when Ladies’ Meeting normally would take place.

Thanks, and sorry if this change has caused any inconvenience.

How Many Times Do You Knock?

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock..." (Rev. 3:20)

The title question was posed online and received, as you can imagine, a variety of answers. They ran the gamut from “twice, softly” to “knock once…if nobody answers then knock twice… and it keeps ascending until I lose my patience!” However, the one voted by readers as “Best Answer” was “I kick the door until someone answers!”

My mind immediately went to Scripture where we read of several door knockers. We have the man who came and knocked at midnight, insistently banging until he rousted the householder and “the children” out of bed to receive bread for his guest. We have Peter, knocking anxiously at the door after having been rescued from prison, only to have the young lady who came to check return to the prayer meeting, leaving him standing outside!

But most of all, I can’t help but think of Jesus. He tells us, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20) This is not the exclusive domain of the sinner. I, for one, believe that He continues to knock on the heart-doors of all his children.

I don’t know how long he knocks, or how many times… but when He does, I want to be quick to answer. He probably won’t “kick the door until you answer.” Excuse me… I gotta get the door…

~jrh~

Prayer Request – Sis. Tasha Corcoran’s Grandfather

Sis. Tasha has just received word from her mom that her grandfather has been taken back to Fredericton hospital.

A couple of weeks ago, they amputated his leg up to the knee and now he has a bad infection. His liver is also shutting down and to make it worse, he has congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

Tonight, we ask that each of you would hold them up in your prayers.

Crib notes: Want successful kids? Read to them

By Dana Macario

Do you read to your child: regularly, often, or not at all? Some say that your answer to that question may have more to do with predicting your kid’s academic success than anything else. When it comes to scholastic achievement, we often look to the quality of teachers and improving schools in hopes of raising America’s academic standing in the world. However, recent studies show that parental involvement is the greatest determinant of kids’ success in school. Reading to young children has been shown to give kids a significant performance advantage. Some even say that parents who simply ask kids about their school day, have as much impact as hours of private tutoring (and hey, it’s a lot cheaper, too). While we all knew that reading to kids is important, it’s incredible to realize just how important it actually is. What is your favorite children’s book?

It’s a Boy!

It's a Boy!

We are happy to announce the arrival of Samuel Jacques Robitaille!!

He arrived at the Moncton Hospital at approximately 10:30 AM,

weighing 7 lbs, 5 ozs. He has dark, curly hair and “long eyelashes”!

That’s Daddy’s description anyway…

Congratulations to Bro. & Sis. Robitaille!!

PS – We will try to get a ‘real’ picture of him up here soon!