I was just reading the other day about how faith is central to all of life. The writer said ‘you go to a doctor whose name you cannot pronounce and whose degrees you have never verified. He gives you a prescription you cannot read. You take it to a pharmacist you have never seen before. He gives you a chemical compound you do not understand. Then you go home and take the pill according to the instructions on the bottle. All in trusting, sincere faith.
Of course, what’s important is what one places trust in. The power of faith rests in the reliability of its object. The psalmist in Psalm 56: 10,11 says ‘In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise – in God, I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?’ In these rather unusual times – great words.
The Missions Committee is sponsoring Operation Christmas Child again this year. Boxes will be available for pickup on November 8 to 10, during regular office hours of 9am to 2pm. Please note that the Office will be closed on November 11. Please consider sharing the Good News of the Christmas story with needy children around the world.
We are looking forward to our next luncheon on Friday, November 19. The topic will be "why do we lose our balance as we age?", and our presenter is Eerwin Ketterer. The presentation explains how age-related conditions or diseases can cause balance issues as we age. There will also be helpful hints on fall risk prevention and advice on maintaining or improving balance.
We will be meeting in the Fireside Room. The cost is $10.00 please below.
Sadly, Don Lightheart passed away on Saturday, October 23 are the age of 92. Don was an active member of West Vancouver Baptist Church and a member of the choir for about 50 years. His wife, Bev, tells us that there will be a small family gathering to celebrate his life.