Calling all parents. . . we are making a big shift in our Child Dedications @ KGF.
As we are now at 3 Sunday morning services, we are moving Child Dedications to their own special family time Sunday afternoons at 3:30 - 4:30pm. These will take place in the HUB, and be a more focused, relaxed, extended opportunity to speak into you as parents and your little one.
Pastor Jamie and Pastor Mike are very excited for the first one, taking place Sunday September 21st, 3:30pm in the HUB, and we have several families already planning to join us, but we have room for you!
"I lived a life full of fear, shame, guilt, poverty, and loneliness. There were times I would run to a little white church up the street. When I entered, I found beautiful music and people singing, clapping, and dancing in the aisles. I ran to that church every time I needed to feel safe, but after a few years it no longer provided a shelter for me. I could not believe that God would love me."
Read more about Marja-leena's story, and why she, and two others, are going to get baptized this Sunday September 14th, 3pm in Okanagan Lake @ City Park! Please join us in this celebration!
We had more than 130 kids in Kings Kids for Kickoff Sunday (8:30am and 10:00am service) That's amazing!
And we are so grateful for the men and women of all ages who volunteer to create such a great, fun learning environment for these kids to experience Jesus.
From Pastor Levi, here is a prayer and benediction in light of the kick-off of our new season:
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.
It is so important that the Board & Pastoral team Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church spend time in strong interpersonal time of relationship, vision & prayer. That's what is taking place this weekend, and we are so blessed by it! Excited for all God has for us in this new ministry season. Grateful to be able to journey with these men and women in this mission to Know Jesus & Make Him Known!
Join us this Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am for our brand new extended series on the Gospel of John entitled, "That You May Believe". Catch up online here:
Are you good at finding mistakes, misspellings, incorrect information? Finally we found a place where your detail oriented mind can come in handy from a ministry perspective!
We'd love for you to poke around every aspect of our website, www.kgfchurch.com, with fresh eyes and find anything that needs updating or correcting.
Thanks for helping us keep our best foot forward, and happy hunting :)
This Banner is new. 36 Feet Long, 15 plus hours of work.
It came from our friend Shari Laurie, who had the idea at our last Design Team when we talked about this extended series on the Gospel of John. Includes the first 14 verses of John.
Here’s how Shari described it to me in an email earlier this week.
So Mike, I tried to set up the banner kinda out of the way, down the right steps, and really, I had made it too long, and it wasn't working until I brought it out diagonally across the communion table, and then I understood what God was saying to me. You see, the word of God can't just be tucked neatly out of the way. It has to intersect our world/ lives. It has to get in our way. We have to live with it right there in our midst.
I watched the worship team try to leap over it. It is perfectly ok to walk on it. In fact it is rather moving to stand in the middle of it. I hope you are ready for this.
Love that. . . “The Word of God can’t just be tucked neatly out of the way. . .it has to intersect our world, out lives.”
Some of you need to have God’s word, God’s truth, God’s Gospel intersect your lives.
You’ve tried to push it off to a corner for too long. I believe God wants that to change! So you are welcome on this journey. First message is online here:
Pastor Mike Penninga
What have 185 people already figured out? That Potlucks are awesome! But we don't worry, we still have room for you.
As we launch three services at KGF this month, we are continuing to find ways to build family, through 3 Potlucks - Monday September 15th, Tuesday September 16th, and Wednesday September 17th, from 5:30 - 7:00pm in the HUB (Pastor Mike likes to refer to this place as "Here U Belong"!)
Don't miss out, it's going to be awesome family time!
Join us starting Kickoff Sunday September 7th (8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am) for a brand new extended series on the Gospel of John. We couldn't be more excited to be at the core of the Gospel and this great book. If you've ever wondered what the Gospel is, this series is for you. If you've ever wondered whether you are loved, this series is for you. If you've ever wondered why you're here and what life is about, this series is for you! Jump in with us on this great journey!
This past week our staff spent a day at Seton House of Prayer looking forward and refining our vision for this coming ministry year. We spent the first hour meditating on the book of 2 Timothy, Paul’s final letter to his protégé Timothy, a young pastor ministering in Ephesus. The letter is very personal, filled with Paul’s urgent wish for Timothy to continue faithfully as an effective minister of the Message of Jesus. Paul places great emphasis on the importance of words, using language related to speech, hearing, and teaching over forty times. Additionally, Paul highlights the “Good News”, employing the phrase seven times.
The Greek word evangelium is what we translate into English as “the Good News” or “Gospel”. Jesus, the Gospel writers, and Paul were very intentional in their choice of this word to describe the message of Jesus’ Kingdom. You see, when the Roman Caesar would win a battle or conquer a new country, he would issue a proclamation across his empire, saying: “This is the good news (evangelium) of Caesar . . . “. In calling his message evangelium, Jesus was making a clear statement to his first century audience that he was a King in the business of setting up his Kingdom. But Jesus’ Kingdom is completely different from the kingdom of Caesar or those set up by other earthly rulers.