Delve is a monthly publication with events, stories & information about the Spring Garden Community. The March 2015 issue is now available.

Please click on the image to read the online copy.

 

 

JOURNEYING THROUGH THE SEASON OF LENT

The human heart is like soil: if you want something to grow in it, it needs to be cultivated through tilling, adding nutrients, watering, etc.  Lent (the period of time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday) is a time for cultivating the soil of our hearts so that we will be ready for and open to what God is doing through the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Alongside of some of our Spring Garden artists, we created a resource that can be used throughout Lent to help give space for listening to God. It is 5 different movements or stations based on Psalm 51, each movement interweaving together scripture, original artwork, ancient spiritual disciplines, and liturgical prayer. Originally designed for communal worship, this can be used for personal meditation.

If you would like to make use of the scriptures, art, disciplines, and prayers throughout lent, click here to get a copy of the booklet.

If you are looking for some different ways to cultivate your heart this Lent, here is a blog that has a number of ideas from a wide variety of Christian traditions. http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/40-ideas-for-lent-2015

 

Merciful: Psalm 51:1-2, by Esther Penner

Merciful: Psalm 51:1-2, by Esther Penner

Just: Psalm 51:3-6, by Gene Tempelmeyer

Just: Psalm 51:3-6, by Gene Tempelmeyer

Purifies: Psalm 51:7-9, by Joanna James

Purifies: Psalm 51:7-9, by Joanna James

Sustains: Psalm 51:10-12, by Dale Forder

Sustains: Psalm 51:10-12, by Dale Forder

Worthy: Psalm 51:13-17 by Shannon Loewen

Worthy: Psalm 51:13-17 by Shannon Loewen


SGC Community Directory

We are now collecting information for our SGC Community Directory. There are 3 ways you can submit your information
1. Click on "Community Directory" located on the top. Fill out the online form and you are done! Only one submission needed per individual or household. OR
2. Visit the Community Directory Kiosk located in the lounge beside the welcome desk (available until March 8) and enter your information there. OR
3. Fill out one of the paper forms and drop it in the form collecting box. Please use the paper form only if you are unable to submit your information via web or kiosk. Minimizing paper forms will reduce data entry time and allow the office to produce the community directory faster with less chance for errors.

Please submit an entry even if your information has not changed since the last directory
Please have your info submitted by March 8 to be included in the 2015 Community Directory booklet. Thank you for helping us better communicate with you!


Join us Sunday mornings at 10am as we gather for communal worship. For Lent we will be following the elementary age curriculum, shifting our focus from observing what Jesus is about to focusing on the responses we need to make to Jesus to continue as disciples. Psalm 139:23, 24 offers a back drop to the themes: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

If you would like a list of themes and Scriptures for the serie, click here.


Galatians

Bible Study on Galatians starting Monday March 2

Our lead pastor, Gene Tempelmeyer, is leading a Bible Study on Galatians starting Monday March 2 2015 @ 7:30pm, meeting every other week, at Yonge and Steeles area. For details on meeting location and other information, please contact Gene Tempelmeyer - genetemp@springgradenchurch.ca or 416-223-4593 x 222. All are welcome to attend. For more info on Life Groups, please visit "MINISTRIES" located on the top.