Monday, October 26, 2009

Memory Verse Monday #42

Yesterday at church, we didn't have a worship service. Instead we had a Community Bake-Off to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Durham. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

It is a GREAT organization to support especially because what they are all about lines up with our
church's vision which is "to be an indispensable channel of hope and help for the families of Pickering, Durham Region and beyond!"

Another such organization is Samaritan's Purse
, more specifically their Operation Christmas Child program. So while the adults were busy with the Community Bake-Off, the children were busy packing shoeboxes! The kids packed close to 40 boxes during the course of the morning!!! What an awesome way to give this Christmas away!

So, in light of an awesome Sunday at The Sanctuary Pickering, today's verse for Memory Verse Monday comes from...

Matthew 35:34-40 (NLT)
Then the King will say to those on the right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.' Then these righteous ones will reply, 'Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?' And the King will say, 'I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'

May this way of life infect every family that calls The Sanctuary Pickering their home church so that God's love may reach to the far corners of this city in which we call home!

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