Many ladies from Lansing are at the Galilean Ladies Retreat this weekend. If you missed it this year, keep it in mind for the same weekend next Oct.
The Tuesday Evening C&C Group is looking for volunteers to bake desserts for the group. If you would like to help, please speak to Stacy Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-507-4256.
Church-wide Small Groups on "The Most Excellent Way" begin this week. It's not too late to sign up.
It will be our pleasure to welcome Rachelle Baetz, Jonathan Poenn, Re-becca Dearden, Addie Martin, MaKayla Martin, Madeleine Miller, and Jean-Paul & Suzy Ngue into church membership on Sunday October 27th.
The Gideon Banquet will be on Saturday Nov. 2 at 6:00pm at Glad Tidings Church. Please see Len Ouellette or John O’Brien for tickets ($25 each).
On Sunday November 3 there will be a lunch & meeting after church for all those who volunteer in Children's Ministry. This meeting is mandatory, as directed by our insurance company.
The Annual Elgin Street Mission Fundraising Auction and Gala is on Nov. 9th at 6:30pm at the Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent St. Speak to Kari Jakola for tickets.
Save the date! Get out your fancy clothes and hats ladies, because there will be a ladies and girls High Tea on November 16th from 2-4pm here at Lansing. Feel free to bring your friends, neighbours, colleagues, daugh-ters and nieces. We will have a lovely time sipping tea, nibbling on scones and sharing in God’s goodness. If you would like to help with this event or want more information, please see Leschenne Rebuli, Sheila Elford, or Esther Scott. A sign up sheet will be passed around closer to the date.
Marriage Morning mini-marriage conference for Lansing couples coming soon - Saturday Nov. 23rd from 9am-12pm. Childcare provided. More de-tails to follow.
There are still a few more Greatest Commandments plaques on the back table. Help yourself, they are a gift to anyone who will put the plaque up somewhere in your house where you will see it multiple times each day.
Weekly Bulletin Feature: Pastor's Ponderings
I have occasionally read Pastor Charles Stone's blog ever since meeting him at a FEB Central Conference and winning one of his books during his workshop. He is the Lead Pastor at a Fellowship Baptist Church in London, Ontario called WestPark Church where they have 4 simultane-ous services in 4 different languages every Sunday morning with a shared children's ministry.
In one of his blogs he writes about how scientific studies have confirmed that God wired us to benefit from attending church. We should primarily attend church to glorify God, learn from His Word, and serve, etc., not because of personal benefits, but it is nice to know that we do benefit in other ways too. For example, church attendance has been shown to de-crease stress, to increase the trust and "feel-good" brain chemical called oxytocin, to help lessen depression, and to help people live longer. See even more benefits at: https://charlesstone.com/how-going-to-church-benefits-brain-and-body/ - Pastor Mark