October 18 Devotional

Good morning BAC family.

Let’s begin this morning by reading Psalm 29:

Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
Sirion[b] like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c]
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Prayer – Lord, your voice is strong, powerful and majestic. We give thanks for this! May your voice be the only one we focus on. Remove the clutter that so often seems to get in the way of us hearing you speak. Help us to remember that you hear us when we cry out to you and help us to listen to your voice and take action on whatever it is you tell us to do. In Jesus name, Amen.

Scripture Memory – We’re going to continue on with spending some time on memorizing scripture. I invite you to continue working on our verse from the last couple of weeks, (Proverbs 4:23, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”), but also work on a new verse this week. This week, we present you with the following scripture…

John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.

I would invite you to not just read it today, and then forget about it. Rather, spend some time each day this week going over it, imbedding it in your mind and heart. Some suggestions to help you in this include planning to read it several times each day, writing it out and posting it somewhere you’ll see it regularly, or practicing it in smaller parts until you can put them all together.

Be Thou My Vision

October 18 Message Part 1

 Prayer

  • What are you hanging on to that God might be asking you to move on from?
  • Ask God to show you what he might be calling you into as you move out of this time of grieving.

God’s Story: David and Saul

October 18 Message Part 2

Prayer

  • Lord, what would you have us do?
  • Lord, how would you have us serve?
  • Lord, help us to see things as you see them, even if they don’t immediately make sense to us. Help us to hear your voice, and to follow it.

Lord I Need You

Before we close, I just want to share a few announcements:

  1. Missions Prayer Meeting – Join us 7 pm to pray for our international workers and local missions partners, either here at the church or online via Zoom.
  2. Kids Zoom – a reminder that Zoom Kids Church is this Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 PM for those Preschool to Grade 3, and from 7-8 PM for those Grades 4-8. Keep an eye out for the link that will be sent out from the church office.
  3. Youth – be on the lookout for email that details what’s happening next (likely around the end of the month) – like a lot of things going on these days, plans are in progress, but also in flux at the same time.
  4. Be on the lookout for the link to RSVP for next Sunday’s In Person Gathering. A reminder to RSVP before 10 am on Thursday. This allows the team to ensure the setup is ready to accommodate everyone intending on attending in person.
  5. Office schedule – The Office is open Monday to Thursday most weeks. Visits continue to be by appointment only at this time, so be sure to call ahead or email. Katie can be reached at production@bayridgealliance.org, Pastor Greg can be reached at groberts@bayridgealliance.org, Pastor Cam can be reached at cgolberg@bayridgealliance.org, and Pastor Dave can be reached at dbrown@bayridgealliance.org.

Offering:

I encourage you to do two things with your giving that may help a little.

  1. Do your giving each week as part of this devotional/worship time. I know it is not exactly the same thing, but it does help us view our giving as worship rather than simply a financial transaction
  2. Take time to pray as you give. Thank God for what he has given to you, acknowledge your trust in him for tomorrow, and tell him why you give to him and the work of his church.

 Offering Options

  • Best – E-Transfer (no fees)
    • finance@bayridgealliance.org is the email address you will need to make an e-transfer
    • Please include your first and last name in the memo box
    • If you know your envelope number please include it in the memo box (*Do not include the # sign as it will not accept that)
  • Still good, but with fees – Canada Helps

Thank you for honouring God by supporting the Church.

King of My Heart

Benediction

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’