Update from Pastor Ed
Since coming to work at the church here in Taber, I’ve been fascinated with the area’s agricultural industry and its unique farming methods. Of special interest has been the difference between wet and dry farming.
Last Sunday afternoon, I was blessed to be hosted by Lane and Jolene Lievaart for supper and to have a tour of their beautiful grand farm. Besides the good food, great visit, and farm scenes both large and small, I was impressed with this irrigation pivot at work on Lane’s sugar-beet field.
Since I grew up on a farm in Manitoba, I have a natural interest in farming. But, I can assure you, that my experience in farming compared to what I have been seeing these days in southern Alberta was truly a thing of the last century! The science and sophistication of the farming methods I am seeing these days is truly inspiring to a farm-kid like me from that former era – like this irrigation pivot, for example. I am impressed with the precision, technology, and organization behind it all!
Just as in farming, we know that church ministry is similarly dependent upon the application of the best possible sanctified knowledge about Scripture and theological matters as well as the mighty grace of God;. But, then too, for the church to be truly flourish, it needs a generous supply of the water of the Spirit.
This Sunday in the Worship Service at 10:30, former pastor, George Budd, of Okotoks, will be speaking on Grace. The title of his timely message (based on the parable in Matthew 18:21-35) is, God’s Grace Changes Your Church. Lyndon and Naomi will be leading in musical worship and Ben Matthews will represent us in the Congregational Prayer.
At the Membership meeting last Sunday, it was good to see the almost unanimous support for the propose Constitutional Amendment. Hopefully this means better governing structure for ministry and communication. The Elders have already begun planning for ministry development this fall as well as the pastoral search. Let’s trust God together for an abundant harvest of God’s blessing on our “spiritual farming” work this fall.
Please join others in prayer at 9:00 at the church on Sunday. Ken Reinke will be leading this Sunday’s prayer time.
Though occupied with other visits over the next couple of weeks, Carolyn and I will be watching the Service online. I trust you will be able to enjoy the many expressions there are of God’s grace, this weekend,
Sunday, July 30, 2023
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