Volume 7, Issue 9

April 4, 2010

THE GOD WHO KNOWS YOUR NAME—MAX LUCADO
ASSEMBLY TIMES Sunday Morning: 10:00am Bible Class 11:00am Worship Thursday Evening: 7:00pm Bible Study Behold a hero of the west: the cowboy. He rears his horse to a stop on the rim of the canyon. He shifts his weight in his saddle, weary from the cattle trail. One finger pushes his hat up on his head. One jerk of the kerchief reveals a sun-leathered face. A thousand head of cattle pass behind him. A thousand miles of trail lie before him. A thousand women would love to hold him. But none do. None will. He lives to drive cattle, and he drives cattle to live. He is honest in poker and quick with a gun. Hard riding. Slow talking. His best friend is his horse, and his strength is his grit. He needs no one. He is a cowboy. The American hero. Behold a hero in the Bible: the shepherd. On the surface he appears similar to the cowboy. He, too, is rugged. He sleeps where the jackals howl and works where the wolves prowl. Never off duty. Always alert. Like the cowboy, he makes his roof the stars and the pasture his home. But that is where the similarities end. The shepherd loves his sheep. It’s not that the cowboy doesn’t appreciate the cow; it’s just that he doesn’t know the animal. He doesn’t even want to. Have you ever seen a picture of a cowboy caressing a cow? Have you ever seen a shepherd caring for a sheep? Why the difference? Simple. The cowboy leads the cow to slaughter. The shepherd leads the sheep to be shorn. The cowboy wants the meat of the cow. The shepherd wants the wool of the sheep. And so they treat the animals differently. The cowboy drives the cattle. The shepherd leads the sheep. A herd has a dozen cowboys. A flock has one shepherd. The cowboy wrestles, brands, herds, and ropes. The shepherd leads, guides, feeds, and anoints. The cowboy knows the name of the trail hands. The shepherd knows the name of the sheep. The cowboy whoops and hollers at the cows. The shepherd calls each sheep by name. Aren’t we glad Christ didn’t call himself the Good Cowboy? But some do perceive God that way. A hard-faced, squarejawed ranch-hand from heaven who drives his church against its will to places it doesn’t want to go.

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Volume 7, Issue 9

April 4, 2010

THE LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
THRIFT STORE DAYS We will be working the thrift store April 20 & 22 May 18 & 20 More dates coming very soon.  HOMEMAKERS CIRCLE Here is a list of upcoming Homemakers Circle events. For more information talk to Judith. April - Public Speaker/ to be announced. May - Greenhouse. June - Tea house. The specific details will be announced as each activity comes up.  CHURCH SCRAP BOOK! If you have any photos that you would like to be put into a church scrapbook please talk to Ronda.  HAITI RELIEF The Strathmore Boulevard church of Christ will be continuing support efforts in Haiti by sending funds to the church there. They are also going to be sending relief workers and building supplies (construction materials, food, clothing, water, etc.) to begin the rebuilding process. They will be going down in April to help out. If you are interested in helping out financially or any other way please send cheques or inquiries to: Attention Haiti Mission Strathmore Boulevard Church of Christ 346 Strathmore Blvd Toronto, Ontario M4C 1N3  PATHWAYS THROUGH GRIEF Sam Hawkins will be here on April 17th and 18th to offer the community a seminar on coping with loss and grief. All are welcome to come to the full five sessions on the weekend. There will be three sessions on Saturday, and two on Sunday (Bible class and Sermon). A detailed schedule will be released soon. These sessions will be open to the public. Please feel free to invite your friends and neighbours. Also, watch for our advertisement in the Carlyle Observer and the Kipling Citizen.  BACKPACKS FOR MEXICO

Thank you all for your contributions to this project. We appreciate your overwhelming response. We are looking forward to hearing the stories surrounding each pack.

The Missions Committee
 THANK YOU FROM MEXICO Bernard and Alicia wish to thank you for the generous donation of backpacks that we are sending with the LST Team.  ALUMNI MEETING On Friday, April 9 there will be an alumni meeting. For anyone who will attend, it will be at 7:30pm at the church building. There will be a supper at 6:30pm at the Kenosee Inn for anyone who would like.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:3-7

PICTURES FOR MEXICO We are requesting that all of the children in our congregation have their picture taken and a bio written that we can send down to the Sunday school class in Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico where Bernard and Alicia are serving as missionaries. Please submit these pictures to Ronda as soon as possible. For more information talk to Ronda

ASSEMBLY, March 28, 2010

TODAY: NEW Team 3 NEXT WEEK: NEW Team 4 Welcome and Call to Worship Thomas’ Song None of Self and All of Thee Break Thou the Bread of Life Communion Sweet is the Song (I’m Redeemed) Restore My Soul Message Wonderful Merciful Saviour Caring and Sharing Offering

ejgierw (eg ee-e h -r h o )
1) To arouse, cause to rise 1a) to arouse from sleep, to awake 1b) to arouse from the sleep of death, to recall the dead to life 1c) to cause to rise from a seat or bed etc. 1d) to raise up, produce, cause to appear 1d1) to cause to appear, bring before the public 1d2) to raise up, stir up, against one 1d3) to raise up i.e. cause to be born

Matthew 28:7

THE FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER...

Marie McMillan—Continued Heal concerns Missionaries in Mexico

for Her well being

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 Bernard and Alicia Krogsgaard  Brent
recovery
www.petersonfamilyupdate.blogspot.com

Joe Fox—Surgery for His knee and subsequent unemployment. Our Shepherds—leadership and care Chris Cornforth—continued health concerns.

The Lawrence Family—as they mourn the loss of Bernice. Our small gatherings. That our hearts would take the time today to remember that Jesus lived, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended to defeat death for all of us!

FOR INFOMRATION ON HOW YOU CAN SPONSOR A CHILD THROUGH COMPASSION OR FOR A WAY TO SUPPORT THE RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI VISIT

www.compassion.ca
Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God. And here's why: God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding. He's a rich mine of Common Sense for those who live well, a personal bodyguard to the candid and sincere. Proverbs 2:5-7

Peterson—continued

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Pamela King—General prayers