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Announcements

Sabbath School

Creation Care Genesis 2:15 The Church at Study 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Superintendent: Jack Polihronov Musician: Praise Leader: Next Week: Super: Pastor Alex Golovenko

Worship Hour Song and Praise…………………………………………………….Friendship Hymn of Praise…………….......No.1…...............Praise to the Lord Intercessory Prayer…………………………………………Clara Baptiste Praying for Birthdays and anniversaries, Youth and Parents Next Week Praying for Missing members Singles

Offering Appeal……Conference Advance……Stepan Golovenko Next Week………Church Budget

Children Story…………………………………………………………..Puppets Special Music………………………………….……………………..Friendship Scripture Reading…….…Mat. 28:18-20…….….Michelle & Rachael

“GO AND MAKE...FRIENDS” Pastor Rudy Alvir Song of Com.…………………..The They'll know we are Christians Benediction.........................................................Clara Baptiste Sunset this Sabbath 6:09 pm Next week 6:18 pm Please send all the bulletin related information to: bekorben@gmail.com

Today 1. TONIGHT! at 5:30 pm Pathfinders are presenting a special Vespers dedicated to the Black Adventist pioneers. Come to discover Black heritage in the Adventist Church.

2. General church potluck today. Come and enjoy a meal with us. Fellowship with the church family.

Tomorrow 3. Table Tennis at the church on Sunday February 26th 2-4 PM

(please note the time change) and meeting every two weeks. Players of all skill levels are welcomed and basic instruction will be provided. If you are interested, please talk to Ajit Gaikwad or Don Topper.

Later Events 4. Issues of Origins with Dr. Danilo

Boskovic. The St Thomas Church will be hosting an afternoon seminar on creation with Dr. Danilo Boskovic on Sabbath, March 3, 2012. Dr. Boskovic teaches in the Division of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University in California. There will be 2 one hour sessions beginning at 2:00 pm with a short break in between. Each session will also be followed by a time for questions and answers. Come and join us for these informative and faith building presentations.

5. The Int'l Woman's Day of Prayer provides us

with an opportunity for Women to learn about each other and Pray. On March 3rd, is set aside for such a day. Come for a light lunch and fellowship from 2:30 till 5. There will be blessings for all.

6. Small Groups Training, March 3

at 6:30 pm. For all interested in leading and participating in House Churches and Holistic Small groups, and for those leading ministry teams – come to be equipped with tools and understanding methods of Christian growth.

7. Mark your calendars! Due to a distinct lack of snow we will not be going tobogganing on March 4. Instead, we are planning a maple sugar bush tour. See how this famous Canadian syrup is made. Pancake breakfast and/or syrup available for sale at the sugar bush. More details to follow next week. For more information please see Don Topper or members of the Social Life Committee.

8. Ontario Conference School of Evangelism (OCSE) is

coming to our location! Started first in Toronto for church members training and attracting 240 students, it built further interest in the province, prompting launch of Eastern (in Ottawa) & South-Western (in Kitchener) schools. The Grand Launch for our district of church will take place on March 24 at 5 pm at Kitchener SDA Church. Cost of the 12 month long program is only $200, and attendance will be confirmed for the first 100 paid registrants. The registration deadline is April 15, 2012. Two tracks are available – Lay Evangelism and Credentialed lay Preacher. For more information speak to Personal Ministries director, elder Keim and/or to Pastor Alex. Flyers and brochures are available at our information desk.

9. As winter appears to be rapidly coming to a close (or never

really arrived) it will soon be time to start making plans for the summer. Remember what a great time we had sitting around a campfire last summer? Mark your calendars for a church family campout at Fanshawe Conservation Area for Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th and Wildwood Conservation Area Friday August 24th to Sunday August 26th. Hookups are available for water and hydro (15 and 30 amp). Please talk to Don Topper or any member of the Social Life Committee.


Notifications

Praying for India

10. Inviting ALL to our mid-week

church service. Starting in the new year we will have the second church service weekly on Wednesday nights at 7 pm. Pastor Alex Golovenko will conclude the series of sermons on “Fruit of the Spirit – the Love” in this coming Wednesday with final reflection on “self-control.” The mid-week service in March and April will be led by elders and give more opportunities to elders and deacons to develop their preaching gifts. A sign-up sheet for preaching opportunities is available at the front bulletin board.

11.We have some extra cases

of Oranges that MUST be sold and would like your help in selling them before February 26. They are the delicious California Navels at $34.00 for 4/5 bushel, or $17.00 for half case. Let me know in advance to avoid overselling the order. Contact Cameron at (519) 471-5695.

12.Doris Van

Leeuwen is looking to have VBS this year. Whoever is interested in volunteer ing should please speak to Doris you can contact her @ (519)-452-7073

Happy Birthdays Feb 25 Esther Stephen Feb 25 Heather Gay Mar 4 Clara Baptiste Mar 6 Steve Beckles

Mar 10 Tess Rooney Mar 10 Malcolm Beckles Mar 11 Adrian Carter Mar 11 Lee Topper

This week we continue and complete our two week long prayer for India. And today we lift in prayer Himachal Pradesh, a “snow” state, where many prestigious boarding schools are located. This week elder Anniehs sent a link of a talk by Bunker Roy on Barefoot College. Take your time and watch it! http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/bunker_roy.html A Hindu person who attended elite school in the region and dedicated life to helping villagers! Even though we pray for people in India to come to know Christ, this is our Father’s world! Even people who do not confess Christianity do hear from God of the Universe. God does not wait to do good for people only by Christians. Pray that people of this region would continue using their knowledge and skills for betterment of humanity. We also pray for Uttarakhand, known as the “land of gods” for its many places of worship. It borders Tibet and attracts many Hindu & Buddhist worshippers. Pray for light of the true knowledge of God to shine there. Sunday we will pray for Bihar, a state that has the largest proportion of youth. 58% are under 25. This is the place where Buddha attained Enlightenment and where Mahavira who started Jainism, was born. Formerly center of power, today this territory feel abandoned and ignored. Pray for empowerment of people in this region. Jharkhand state has 4% Christian presence, but along with Islam & Hinduism it also has a high an militant presence of Sarna animism – 13% embrace this way of life. Pray for Christian missionaries in this state. Monday we pray for West Bengal, with its main city Calcutta, where Mother Teresa served, and from where Indian Communists ruled for three decades. Today it is most known for its Bollywood movie industry (equivalent of North American Hollywood) with all its decadence. Adventism has old roots and number of schools in the region. Pray for Christian witness not to be compromised, and for opportunities to use advancements in media for communicating the Gospel. Sikkim is a state with Nepalese majority, bordering Bhutan. Together with Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur - states we will pray for on Tuesday – these territories are separated from the rest of India by Bengal and are more connected to Burma by culture and Buddhist religion. Even historically these kingdoms merged with India after 1949 and retain their unique culture and way of life. Pray for Christian missionaries to move their “frontiers” into these territories for witness. The last day of February, Wednesday we will conclude praying for India with focus on large cities of India. 45 cities have population over a million. Top ten are Mumbai (12.5 million), Delhi (11), Bangalore (8.5), Hyderabad (7), Ahmedabad (5.5), Chennai (5), Kolkata (4.5) Surat (4.5), Pune (3), Jaipur (3). However, these numbers do not include the growing urban slums, where only Mumbai and Kolkata are publicized to contain around 75 million people of underprivileged servant caste. In the cities the gap between wealth and poverty is extremely exaggerated and visible. Pray for social justice amidst the caste systems, to stop violence against Dalit communities (untouchables). 80% of Christians in India are Dalit, as they have nothing to lose and are more open to accept the Gospel. On Thursday we pray for the Vatican City State (known as the Holy See). I spoke with pastor Rudy during the week and a thought he shared made me think – what if the Three Angels Message would penetrate into Vatican, what if people from Pope’s office would rediscover the Truths of revelation we hold dear? Among 800 residents there are 20 evangelical believers who are not Catholic! Pray for people working in that system. Friday we will pray for Iceland. An island country north of Europe with about 300 thousand people has 6 churches with about 550 Adventists (that’s better saturation than in our city of London, Ontario!) predominantly Lutheran the people need revival as churches are aging and youth is not connected with the Biblical faith. Revival is much needed.


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