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  • ComBap Update - "Persevere!" Edition
    not a long race it is many short races one after the other Walter Elliot By perseverance the snail reached the ark Charles Spurgeon Haven t I commanded you Strength Courage Don t be timid don t get discouraged God your God is with you every step you take Joshua 1 9 The Message Proverb of the Week 16 15 Good tempered leaders invigorate lives they re like spring rain and sunshine The Message Videos A Pittance Of Time Soldier Meets Baby For First Time Nick Vijicic The Incredible Love Story Of Nick Vujicic His Wife Trivia In the American flag the red on the Great Seal signifies hardiness and valor the white purity and innocence and the blue vigilance perseverance and justice A snail can sleep for three years Links 900 000 Poppies Thanks Lynn Daddy s Poem Remembrance Day Lest we forget Five Things That Don t Matter In Parenting As Much As We Think They Do A November To Remember You re Not A Quitter You re A Climber Thanks Karen Meet The ComBappers Flash from the past some of the Bolivia team leading in a chorus Reminders Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Doreens Care Group at the church Wednesday 9 30 a m 1 30 p m Pastor Joell s Care Groups at the church Wednesday 7 00 p m Ladies Care Group at Janet D s home Wednesday 7 00 p m Discover Care Group NEW GROUP led by Sherri A at Terry Penny G s home Thursday 7 00 p m Vic G s Care Group at his home Friday 7 00 p m College Career Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service J A M Sunday School Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Funnies While putting my four year old daughter to bed one evening I read her the story of the prodigal son We discussed how the young son had taken his inheritance and left home living it up until he had nothing left Finally when he couldn t even eat as well as pigs he went home to his father who welcomed him When we finished the story I asked my daughter what she had learned After thinking a moment she quipped Never leave home without your credit card I enrolled in an online school to become a private investigator I gave them my money and then I never heard back from them I thought Either I just got ripped off or this is my first case Coming Up November 14 International Coffee Evening featuring the Philippines at 7 00 p m November 15 Tony Campolo Love Changes Everything at Sky Centre at 7 00 p m November 16 Country Church at 7 00 p m Prayer Requests Rose Marie B Murray D Alice E Austin G Amy G Orville

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1526-combap-update-persevere-edition (2015-02-25)
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  • ComBap Update - "Maria" Edition
    my parents knew beyond a shadow of doubt that Jesus wanted them to care for this child even though there were five well behaved children at home already The reason to not do it was as plain as day But the prompting of the Holy Spirit was clear Looking back I can t even imagine not having Maria as my sister God often asks us to take on tasks that are daunting and that seem impossible Don t worry about it He knows what He s doing Within a short time you ll be thanking Him every day for bringing that formerly uncomfortable situation your way It s how He rolls Happy Birthday Sis Love your brother Joell Last Sunday s Service Audio from Sunday s service Video from Sunday s service Quotes There are young people having babies every day that cannot possibly take care of them and as people who believe that every life is beautiful we need to make them aware of another choice to give that beautiful life up for adoption John Schneider We are adopted into God s family through the resurrection of Christ from the dead in which he paid all our obligations to sin the law and the devil in whose family we once lived Our old status lies in his tomb A new status is ours through his resurrection Sinclair B Ferguson Proverb of the Week 16 14 An intemperate leader wreaks havoc in lives you re smart to stay clear of someone like that Videos Pass The Salt Please Thanks Gladys How Great Thou Art as you ve never heard it before Dog Alarm Clocks Thanks Lynn King of the hill goal style Trivia Ants don t sleep Links Seasonal Overlap photo Leader Post Thanks Lynn How the ISIL invasions have helped spread the Gospel Meet The ComBappers Putting together Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes Reminders Thursday 7 00 p m Care Groups at Terry Penny G s home AND at Vic Char G s home Friday 7 00 p m College Career Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service J A M Sunday School Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Doreens Care Group at the church Wednesday 9 30 a m 1 30 p m Pastor Joell s Care Group at the church Wednesday 7 00 p m Ladies Care Group at Janet D s home Funnies A Jewish rabbi and a Catholic priest met at the town s annual picnic Old friends they began their usual banter This baked ham is really delicious the priest teased the rabbi You really ought to try it I know it s against your religion but I can t understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden You don t know what you re missing You just

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1521-combap-update-maria-edition (2015-02-25)
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  • ComBap Update - "Partial Eclipse" Edition
    superintellect has monkeyed with physics as well as with chemistry and biology and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question Fred Hoyle British astrophysicist I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos There has to be some organizing principle God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence why there is something instead of nothing Alan Sandage winner of the Crawford prize in astronomy I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science Wernher von Braun Pioneer rocket engineer Proverb of the Week 16 12 Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds sound leadership has a moral foundation Videos 8 water tricks Spinal cord transplant patient walks Duelling priests Trivia When Alan Sheppard was on the moon he hit a golf ball and drove it 2 400 feet nearly one half a mile Links Earth could flip its magnetic field Sexual atheism Meet The ComBappers Zayden and new baby brother Hudson B Welcome to ComBap Reminders Friday 7 00 p m College Career Saturday 5 00 p m Fall Supper Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service J A M Sunday School Sunday 12 00 p m J A M Teacher Helper Meeting with Karen W for those who missed previous one Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Encouragement Card Writing Night at the church Voice of the Martyrs Tuesday 7 00 p m Doreens Care Group at the church Wednesday 9 30 a m 1 30 p m Pastor Joell s Care Group at the church Wednesday 7 00 p m Ladies Care Group at Janet D s home Funnies After I tucked my six year old daughter into bed she asked if she could sleep with Snuggles my special teddy bear because she was a little scared I looked at her bed filled with her own dolls and bears and said What about all of these They won t help she replied They re already asleep As they stopped at a cheese farm in Europe a young guide led them through the process of cheese making explaining that goats milk was used She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing These she explained are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce She then asked What do you do in America with your old goats A spry old gentleman answered They send us on bus tours Thanks Lynn Coming Up

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1510-combap-update-partial-eclipse-edition (2015-02-25)
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  • ComBap Update - "Fosston" Edition
    contempt honesty and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts Those things can be counted but not as easily as offerings Dallas Willard If Satan wasn t around churches would go out of business Marilyn Manson Churches we build only by our own efforts and not in the strength of the Spirit will quickly collapse when we don t push and prod people along Francis Chan Proverb of the Week 16 11 God cares about honesty in the workplace your business is his business Videos That s how you land a drone Fireflies paint the sky Trivia Almonds are a member of the peach family Links Sharpie meets car Meet The ComBappers ComBap Pastors Fred W Larry S Ricky W Joell H Mark D Heartland Area Minister and Joell H Reminders Thursday 7 00 p m Terry Penny G s Care Group Thursday 7 00 p m Vic Char G s Care Group at their home Thursday 7 00 p m College Career Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service Sunday 12 15 p m Church Council Potluck Lunch Meeting Sunday 2 00 p m Baby Shower for Levi Daniel G Ladies please bring lunch Sunday 7 00 p m Country Church with special guest Sherri A Potluck lunch to follow Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Monday 7 00 p m Missions Team Meeting Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Doreens Care Group at the church Wednesday 7 00 p m Ladies Care Group at Janet D s home Funnies An elderly woman decided to have her portrait painted She told the artist Paint me with diamond earrings a diamond necklace emerald bracelets a ruby broach and Rolex watch But you are not wearing any of those things replied the artist I know she said It s in case I should die before my husband I m sure he ll remarry right away and I want his new wife to go crazy looking for the jewelry GRANDPARENTS as defined by children Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of her own They like other people s A grandfather is a man grandmother Grandparents don t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them They are so old they shouldn t play hard or run It is good if they drive us to the store and have lots of quarters for us They don t say Hurry up Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes They wear glasses and funny underwear Grandparents don t have to be smart Everybody should try to have a grandmother especially if you don t have television because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us They know we should

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1501-combap-update-fosston-edition (2015-02-25)
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  • ComBap Update - "Thanksgiving Anniversary" Edition
    p m College Career joining in on Work Bee Saturday 6 00 p m 25th Anniversary Banquet Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service 25th Anniversary Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Doreens Care Group at the church Funnies An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of religious service when she was startled by an intruder As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables she yelled Stop Acts 2 38 Turn from your sin The burglar stopped dead in his tracks Then the woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done As the officer cuffed the man to take him in he asked the burglar Why did you just stand there All the old lady did was yell a scripture at you Scripture replied the burglar She said she had an axe and two 38s This fundamentalist Christian couple felt it important to own an equally fundamentally Christian pet So they went shopping At a kennel specializing in this particular breed they found a dog they liked quite a lot When they asked the dog to fetch the Bible he did it in a flash When they instructed him to look up Psalm 23 he complied equally fast using his paws with dexterity They were impressed purchased the animal and went home piously of course That night they had friends over They were so proud of their new fundamentalist dog and his major skills they called the dog and showed off a little The friends were impressed and asked whether the dog was able to do any of the usual dog tricks as well This stopped the couple cold as they hadn t thought about normal tricks Well they said let s try this out Once more they called out to the dog and then clearly pronounced the command Heel Quick as a wink the dog jumped up put his paw on the man s forehead closed his eyes in concentration and bowed his head On Sunday a pastor told his congregation that the church needed some extra money He asked the people to consider donating a little more than usual into the offering plate He said that whoever gave the most would be able to pick out three hymns After the offering plates were passed the pastor glanced down and noticed that someone had placed a 1 000 bill in the offering He was so excited that he immediately shared his joy with his congregation and said he d like to personally thank the person who placed the money in the plate A very quiet elderly saintly looking lady all the way in the back shyly raised her hand The pastor asked her to come to the front

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1494-combap-update-thanksgiving-anniversary-edition (2015-02-25)
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  • ComBap Update - "The Future" Edition
    live it Videos The Hug of the Century Thanks Gladys Dancing Crosswalk Signal Bubbles Thanks Gladys Crackdown on Christians in China Voice of the Martyrs Hong Kong protests aerial view Trivia Keanu Reeves is afraid of the dark Links Fall from space Hospital hell in West Africa Meet The ComBappers The newest ComBapper Levi Daniel G born on Saturday to Danny Nicole G and here is Jenita D with her new nephew Reminders Wednesday 7 00 p m Ladies Group at Janet D s home Thursday 9 30 a m Coffee at Bus Depot Thursday 7 00 p m Sunday School Workers Meeting at the church Thursday 7 00 p m Terry Penny G s Group at their home Thursday 7 00 p m Vic Char G s Care Group at their home THURSDAY 7 00 p m College Career Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service J A M Session Sunday School Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Doreens Care Group at the church Funnies After twenty years of shaving himself every morning a man in a small Southern town decided he had enough He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him each day He put on his hat and coat and went to the barber shop which was owned by the pastor of the town s Baptist Church The barber s wife Grace was working that day so she performed the task Grace shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water and said That will be 20 The man thought the price was a bit high but he paid the bill and went to work The next morning the man looked in the mirror and his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barber shop the day before Not bad he thought At least I don t need to get a shave every day The next morning the man s face was still smooth Two weeks later the man was still unable to find any trace of whiskers on his face It was more than he could take so he returned to the barber shop I thought 20 was high for a shave he told the barber s wife but you must have done a great job It s been two weeks and my whiskers still haven t started growing back The expression on her face didn t even change expecting his comment She responded You were shaved by Grace and once shaved always shaved Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged However while working as a student nurse I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet who insisted he didn t need my help to leave the hospital

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1485-combap-update-the-future-edition (2015-02-25)
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  • ComBap Update - "1989" Edition
    keep back the unwilling but embraces the willing John Chrysostom If you look upon ham and eggs and lust you have already committed breakfast in your heart C S Lewis Proverb of the Week 16 8 Far better to be right and poor than to be wrong and rich Videos Kind Brother Thanks Lynn Time lapse of clouds Thanks Lynn Nice climb and if you like that you ll love this Lego balls crazy contraption Trivia Dolphins sleep with one eye open Links All men should be farmers Meet The ComBappers Tena D Karie G Sandra K Reminders Thursday 7 00 p m Terry Penny G s Group at their home Thursday 7 00 p m Vic Char G s Care Group at their home Thursday 7 00 p m College Career Saturday 3 00 p m Road Trip to tour Rock Solid Refuge Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service J A M Session Sunday School Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Doreens Care Group at the church Funnies My granddaughter overheard conversations about an occasional heart problem loud beating I experienced when I would try to sleep One evening her father heard her concerned prayer And Lord Jesus please make Grandma s heart stop so she can get some rest Coming Up Saturday October 11 6 00 p m ComBap 25th Anniversary Banquet Get your tickets by this Sunday 15 Prayer Requests Murray D Alice E Austin G Orville G Kaye G Geran H Wayne K Kelly L Cornie M Eldon S Karen W Loreen W Ministry Opportunities Work bee on Thursday October 9 at 7 00 p m in preparation for the Anniversary Celebrations People needed to move pews tables chairs and to clean tidy church Billet needed for Mark D on October 11 Parting Words On a Sunday morning a couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary In the small church where they had worshiped for many years the pastor called them forward to be recognized by the congregation and prayed a blessing over them Afterward the pastor asked them if there is anything they would like to say to one another in everyone s presence The wife turned to her husband and with a rather weak voice said You are tried and true Her husband replied HUH Ahem You are tried and true OH YEAH WELL I M TIRED OF YOU TOO The alphabet was having a convention All the letters were having a wonderful time except for E E complained about the food and whined about the food He even told G she had put on weight and looked pregnant He was getting under everyone s skin B and C were talking in the corner B said to C You know what E s problem is He has irritable

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1478-combap-update-1989-edition (2015-02-25)
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  • ComBap Update - "W" Edition
    I r Bont Tearoom Llanrwst Thanks Lynn K Meet The ComBappers Commissioning Madisson A for her missions trip Reminders Thursday 9 30 a m Coffee at Bus Depot Thursday 7 00 p m Terry Penny G s Group at their home Thursday 7 00 p m Vic Char G s Care Group at their home Thursday 7 00 p m College Career Sunday 10 30 a m Coffee Fellowship Sunday 10 45 a m Morning Worship Service J A M Session Sunday School Sunday 1 00 p m Church Council Meeting Sunday 2 00 3 00 p m Seniors Services Golden West Manor Heritage Towers Sunday 7 00 p m Country Church Monday 7 00 p m Prayer Meeting at the church Tuesday 9 30 a m Coffee at Humpty s Tuesday 7 00 p m Youth Group at the church Tuesday 7 00 p m Ladies Care Group at Janet D s home Tuesday 7 00 p m Louise S s Care Group at the church Funnies From Crazy English the Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language Pocket Books 1989 Sometimes you have to believe that all English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane In what other language do people drive in a parkway and park in a driveway In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital In what other language do privates eat in the general mess and generals eat in the private mess In what other language do people ship by truck and send cargo by ship In what other language can your nose run and your feet smell How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same and a bad licking and a good licking be the same while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites How can sharp speech and blunt speech be the same and quite a lot and quite a few the same while overlook and oversee are opposites How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell the next How can the expressions What s going on and What s coming off mean exactly the same thing If button and unbutton and tie and untie are opposites why are loosen and unloosen and ravel and unravel he same If bad is the opposite of good hard the opposite of soft and up the opposite of down why are badly and goodly hardly and softy and upright and downright not opposing pairs If harmless actions are the opposite of harmful nonactions why are shameful and shameless behavior the same and pricey objects less expensive than priceless ones If appropriate and inappropriate remarks and passable and impassable mountain trails are opposites why are flammable and inflammable materials heritable and inheritable property and passive and impassive people the same and valuable objects less treasured than invaluable ones If uplift is the same as lift up why are upset and set up opposite in

    Original URL path: http://www.combap.ca/index.php/combap-update/1470-combap-update-w-edition (2015-02-25)
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