Each morning when I wake, one of the first things I do is grab my iPad and load up my news app to see what’s happening in the world. I end my day pretty much the same way, only this time I turn on my TV and listen to what the CTV news crew tells me.
Lately, it seems like no matter where I look or turn for my news, the top stories are always about people arguing or making nasty comments about someone who isn’t even in the room. Sometimes it is just ordinary folk like you and me making rude comments, but lately its leaders, people we are supposed to look up to are dragging each other through the dirt. Have you noticed the growing amount of incivility and disrespect in the world today?
Incivility and disrespect aren’t just on the news. It’s happening all around us. There is disrespect in the workplace, incivility in restaurants (my daughter who works at Moxie’s could tell you stories), it’s in the stories, it’s even in our church and homes at times. There’s an epidemic of incivility in our world today. If we are honest with ourselves sometimes we may even be uncivil. What can we do? How should a follower of Jesus respond to the incivility in the world today?
This weekend as we are continue our “Becoming” series we are going to look at James 3:1-12 and discover the cure to incivility and disrespect. I hope you’ll join us as we explore how guarding our tongues could change the world and us!
See you Sunday,
Did you miss last week? The Becoming series is available online at mylivinghope.ca
Would you like to be baptized?
Are you ready to take your next step with Jesus by being baptized? Our next baptism opportunity is during the October 29th worship service. If you’d like to find out more about baptism or want to take your next step please contact Pastor Kirk.
New to Living Hope?
Are you new to Living Hope? Join us for lunch after the service on Sunday October 15. This will be a great opportunity to hear more about Living Hope, meet some of the people of Living Hope as well as the pastors. Please let us know you’ll be coming by filling out a green ‘Next Steps’ card, by calling the church office, or by emailing: email@example.com
Global Leadership Summit
Join us October 19 and 20 for The Global Leadership Summit, a world class Christ-centered leadership conference, featuring Sheryl Sandberg, Angela Duckworth, Laszlo Bock, Marcus Buckingham, Bill Hybels, Andy Stanley and many more. Tickets are available for purchase online at mylivinghope.ca/gls.
Tim and the Glory Boys
Join us November 11th for The HOOTENANNY! Tour, a worship hoedown featuring Tim Neufeld and the Glory Boys. What is a “worship hoedown” you ask? It’s a bluegrass-inspired night of music and joy… beards, banjos, and blessings for the whole family! It is a night of corporate worship with hymns, choruses, original songs, and comedy, geared towards all ages. Tickets are available online at timmytour.com.
|Oct 19-20||Global Leadership Summit|
|Oct 22||Plan to Protect Training|
|Oct 26||Board of Elders Meeting|
|Oct 27||Youth Event – Get Real|
|Oct 29||Prayer Summit|
|Oct 31||Staff Team Retreat Day|
|Nov 3||‘Going Beyond’ Launch event|
|Nov 11||‘Tim and the Glory Boys’ concert|
|Nov 24||50+ Christmas Supper|