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Pastor's Message - Chris Kibble

Don Ratzlaff writes: ‘Since last spring ... I look for tornadoes. ... One personal encounter with a power that before was only theoretical can make all the difference. You live differently after that. You respect the power. You live in awe of its presence and tremble to think of its potential. Above all, you live in profound humility because you recognize your inability to control it. 

If all this for tornadoes, then what of the Almighty God? I am reminded of the quote from C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, where Mr. Beaver describes the might and majesty of Aslan, the lion-God. When he finishes, Lucy asks, "Is--is he safe?" Replies Mr. Beaver: "Safe? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King I tell you." This is our God: hardly safe but thoroughly good.'

Diaper Drive for Mother's Day

Deborah Barretto writes, my husband recently asked me: "Can you imagine not being able to afford diapers for your kids?" There are families on the North Shore that struggle to make ends meet and diapers are expensive. We can help bless these families. Would you please consider dropping off LARGE-size (4T and larger) diapers, pull-ups, and/or wipes the next two Sundays, May 1 and May 8, in the foyer? The Lord blesses us and we can bless others.  

Let’s generously gather and drop off the “mother load” to the Harvest Project!!! 

Special Announcements

Youth Alpha: Youth Alpha is running on Wednesday nights from 7.00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Fireside Room. If you are interested, please sign up with Mary Findlay at  More information.

Toni Pankratz is going in for a hip replacement on May 4. Judy Thompson has kindly agreed to be step in while Toni recuperates. We all wish Toni well with her operation.

North Shore Young Life Fund Raiser Musician and storyteller Jonah Werner will be the prime presenter at a Young Life fundraiser on Thursday, May 5 at 7.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m. at Hillside church, 870 Lynn Valley Road. Jonah will be sharing powerful stories of how Young Life has impacted his life and the lives of teens. RSVP by May 3 at: 

Going on this Week

Prayer - Small Groups