I hope everyone reading this is safe and healthy! We want everyone to know that we are taking this situation very seriously, approaching it as a crisis to be managed, and not “business as usual.” Instead, more than ever, we must pray for wisdom and guidance, and adapt as a church in order to survive, and to learn and grow.
In addition to these weekly email updates, we are committed to staying connected over the phone.
We will continue to meet each Sunday at 10:45am using the Zoom video conferencing service. We will also be meeting this coming Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30pm for a short Passover service, and then on Friday, April 10th at 12:00pm for a special Good Friday virtual Communion service. Additionally, I’m excited to announce that after Resurrection Sunday, we will be launching two weekly mid-week Bible studies: one for families/kids and one for the whole congregation. Further details about all of these livestreams will be coming in a separate email soon.
Thank you so much for all those who have given over the past few weeks! Up to this point, we were encouraging you to give via several different options, including through cheque. For safety reasons, we are asking you to please no longer send cheques, and to instead send an Interac e-Transfer. I know this is new to some, but please know that we are here to help you in any way we can. We believe that as we show our faithfulness, God will richly bless us and continue to demonstrate His faithfulness to us.
As time goes on, I’m more and more grateful for all of you and for the privilege of being your pastor. This Sunday marks six years since I first formally introduced myself to the church, beginning this wonderful journey! I’m confident that we will get through this crisis together, and continue to be a church family for many more years to come.
In God’s strength,
On behalf of the Crisis Management Team (Gerry, Elaine, Bonnie, Sarah, and Paul)
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“… faith means putting our full confidence in the things we hope for…” (Hebrews 11:1, PHILLIPS)
“Consider it all joy… when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance… so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4)
“… [You] are intimately acquainted with all my ways.” (Psalm 139:3)
“… God has arranged all the parts in the one body according to his design.…” (1 Corinthians 12:18, PHILLIPS)
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in the Messiah Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT)
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.” (Psalm 139:23-24)
At Glad Tidings, we offer several small groups throughout the year. If you are looking to connect with others and to engage in activities of shared interest, small groups are for you!
We are located at 1 Pancake Lane in Fonthill.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.