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    ReadNewsletter for February 3rd, 2023
    Sunday's Message Presented by Alex Mitton: "Walk With God" Psalm 1:1-5

    Safe Haven Community Church News

    Safe Haven Community Church Members:

    These past few years have been extremely difficult for many Christian Churches throughout Canada, and more specifically our own Safe Haven. Our attendance has declined significantly and our costs have increased substantially, resulting in Safe Haven being very close to making major decisions which will impact our church negatively.


    The members of the Finance Committee and the Elders are in the process of reducing costs, or eliminating expenses which can be delayed or removed. The Finance Committee has done a deep cut to our proposed operating budget for 2023 with the following results: Budget for 2022 was $377K, a preliminary budget for 2023 is $274K with a reduction of $103K. To show you what this means on a monthly basis, it represents an over $8,000.00 reduction per month. More critical thinking and actions could result in more savings for Safe Haven.


    We are asking, with God's help, if there is any possibility you can do more to offset our current financial situation and make the future of Safe Haven more secure.



    Donation Tax Receipts


    Your donation tax receipts for 2022 will be available for pick up after this Sunday's service, or at our office @ 82 Church St.


    Also, offering envelopes are available at all Sunday services and also at 82 Church St.



    God's Word:


    Psalms 79:9


    "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake."


    The world is full of sin and darkness. Thankfully, we have a God who loves us enough to send his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to purge us of our sins and give us eternal life with him in Heaven. How glorious! How marvelous! But God did not come to help us only one time. He hears us when we cry out to him. He longs to deliver us and save us from our sins and iniquities. Let us strive to live a life worthy of his sacrifice and his forgiveness.


    Let us Pray:


    Dear God, help me! Hear my cries and hear my pleas! I need your salvation and your forgiveness from my sins. I know I am a sinner, but I know you are my Savior. Your name has Power, O Lord. Lead me from the wickedness and into your glory. Take my brokenness and use it to bring you glory. Thank you for loving me enough to send your son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for my salvation. Help me to live a life that honors your name. In Jesus precious and holy name, Amen.


    From King James app January 26, 2023 night prayer.


    A Thank You From Elizabeth Mattson's Family:


    Fiona, Elizabeth's sister in Scotland sent this message;

    "My sister Helen, brother Cameron and I wish to thank everyone sincerely for all their love, support and prayers for Elizabeth and our family throughout a very challenging time in past months. Also a grateful thank you to all those friends who attended Elizabeth's Service. In particular, thanks to Pastor Sam Martin, Elsa Downie, Alan Downie, Lisa Hettich and Roy Smyth for their special participation during the Service. It must have been so hard to speak in such a personal way, and for Roy to sing a special song so wonderfully heartfelt. Our family appreciated the cherished memories of devotion, friendship, fun and laughter that Elizabeth always portrayed, expressed in her Service. Thank you to everyone."


    Care Groups and Bible Studies beginning this Month:


    Bible Studies


    The Tuesday Morning Ladies' & Men's Bible Studies will begin next Tuesday, February 7th @ 9:30am.


    Ladies will be studying the book of Esther.

    The men's group will continue to study, "Unshakable Hope".


    Care Groups


    Doug Hill's Care Group will commence on Sunday, February 12th with a study on the book of Philippians.


    Roy Smyth's Care Group will commence on Monday, February 13th with a study on the book of John.


    Further information on joining these Care Groups is outlined below under its own title.



    Birthdays:


    It was brought to my attention recently, that the time frame that was being used for showing birthdays was more after-the-fact than in advance. This week, I plan to show birthdays one week before they occur and correct this past week.


    Birthdays for January 30th thru February 5th, 2023


    January 30th - David Powley

    February 4th - Huntley Cowie

    February 4th - Peter Gran


    Birthdays for February 6th thru February 12th, 2023


    February 11th - Nancy Ford

    February 14th - Lisa Hettich


    I apologize for the previous system in reporting birthdays, and look forward to the dates being more relevant now.


    If you would like to have your name included in our birthday announcements or if you do not want your name shown, please contact Sid at sid.snider@outlook.com. We do not need the year you were born.



    Wednesday Night Services:


    Alex explained last Sunday, our Wednesday Night Services will continue with a slightly different format. These evenings will focus on Prayer & Praise, hosted by Alex and his girlfriend Cami. The startup date for this ministry is next Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!



    Reflection


    IF you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table NOT a higher fence.


    Noah was a brave and faithful servant to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.


    God bless you all!!


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      Sunday Jan. 29th 2023 Praise & Sermon
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        ReadNewsletter for January 27th, 2023
        Sunday Sermon by Pastor Chris Platteel: "Faithful One" - God's Character / Exodus 33:17-19; 34:5-10; John 1:10-14; John 15:8-12

        From Pastor Chris Platteel:

        Dear Safe Haven Family,


        I thank God for his Faithfulness reflected in your prayers for me. I wanted to pick up some central threads of God revealing His character. I introduced these scriptures from Exodus and John that I have used in the past messages, but this Sunday I want to uncover the depth and power of these for our lives. Forgive me for listing a few Hebrew and Greek words in the sermon notes. It's hard to capture the full meaning of the scriptures using only the English words. Perhaps you can explore them further on your own. In my message, I would like to share some personal experiences as well as the recorded Word in scripture, trusting that God will speak not only through my words but also through our adventures in serving the Lord.


        Anticipating God's blessing as we celebrate Communion on January 29th, I look forward to worshipping with you in full health and strength.


        Pastor Chris Platteel

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        God's Word:


        1 Timothy 5:3


        Honour Widows that are Widows Indeed



        Sometimes, we forget about people late in their years. When we are young, we are often not interested in their wisdom. We ought to honour them - especially older women who are widows. Indeed, we should honour young widows too. Both have so much wisdom to offer us. They are strong women who have endured much and lived through a lot. Is there a widow in your life? Perhaps you could ask her to coffee, ask about her faith and listen to wisdom she can share with you. Often, honouring someone is done by simple acts like seeking wisdom, sharing a meal, or complimenting her.


        Prayer


        Heavenly Father, I pray for the widows in my church. Help our church to honour them and care for them. Give them strength to live for you each and every day. Let our widows feel Your love more strongly and real than any love they've felt before. Help them to find community with You and in our church. Thank you for being a God who sees and cares for the widow. In Jesus precious and holy name. AMEN




        Birthdays:


        Week of January 23rd - January 29th, 2023


        We do not have any record of Birthdays for this week.


        If you would like to have your name included in our birthday announcements or if you do not want your name shown, please contact Sid at sid.snider@outlook.com. We do not need the year you were born.



        Fundraising:


        The coin collection fundraising has resulted in an additional $45.95 with a total of $480.20 to date. Every amount is used to offset the expenses of our church. THANK YOU!



        Wednesday Night Services:


        Alex explained last Sunday, our Wednesday Night Services will continue with a slightly different format. These evenings will focus on Prayer & Praise, hosted by Alex and his partner Cami. The starting date will be soon, so stay tuned for further announcements.



        Reflection


        Only Jesus can turn:


        A mess into a MESSAGE

        A test into a TESTIMONY

        A trial into a TRIUMPH

        A victim into a VICTORY


        God bless you all!!


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