Join us on Sunday Aug 24th! The Children who participated in Camp Agincourt 2014 will lead us in worship, Scripture reading, and share some of the exciting things God has done the past two weeks at Camp Agincourt.
Following the service there will be a free BBQ for all. Please invite friends & family, as we celebrate families and the importance of children in God’s Kingdom!
Tomorrow is the first day of VBS, and it is going to be great! How do I know? Well I saw the curriculum in action on our Bathurst mission trip, and it is honestly just so much fun. I’m excited for another week of singing those songs and watching kids build relationships with each other and their leaders and they experience the different stations and learn about God’s love for them.
I also know VBS will be great because it’s what God wants us to do. We had staff training on Saturday, and I shared a devo based on Mark 10:13-16. The story comes in the middle of Jesus answering questions from religious leaders, some time after his transfiguration and healing a demon possessed boy (in Mark 9). At this point in his ministry, Jesus was officially a big deal, and his disciples had to do some crowd control, organize his appointments if you will, and let people know when he was ready for an audience. The problem is, they had the wrong idea of who Jesus prioritized seeing, and they were turning away parents who brought their children to be blessed by Jesus.
Can you imagine the scene?
Parent: “We’ve come to see Jesus.”
Disciple: “He’s very busy today – is this a religious matter? Do you have
questions about applying the law or interpreting the prophets?”
Parent: “Oh, I’ve brought my children for Jesus to bless.”
Disciple: “To bless eh? Well, do they have demons? Are they crippled? Are they
Parent: [stunned] “No, they are well thank God. We just want his blessing.”
Disciple: “It sounds to me like you’re already pretty blessed. Trust me, we’ve
seen some crazy stuff go down. Just be grateful for your happy healthy kids and
go your way, Jesus has much more important business. Next!”
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This Summer, our youth summer retreat will be an All-Nighter at Agincourt Baptist Church! It will be on Friday August 29th, starting at 7pm. All high-school and junior-high students are welcome. Cost is $10. See Pastor Matt for more details.
Our long time church member Barry Thomas has peacefully left us to be with our Lord Wednesday night around 10:00pm at home. Please keep his sister Jill Henderson and other family members in your prayer.
The visitation will be at Highland Funeral Home on Sunday, August 17th from 2pm – 4pm and the memorial service will be on Monday August 18th at 11:00am at ABC. Pastor Matt will lead the service and Pastor John Keidann will give a meditation.
Highland Funeral Home is at 3280 Sheppard Ave E (between Red Lobster and Warden Ave).
Agincourt Baptist Church is launching a brand new Bible program for kids 7-11 years old every Thursday evening from 6-8 pm. Kids Worship Klub helps to bring kids to God and God’s teaching, while connecting and developing friendship with each other. The program focuses in incorporating games and activities into various Bible teachings. Your children will have fun, friendship and most of all, getting to know God.