Sunday, October 31 || Alderbrook Church

Hello everyone,

We just finished Thanksgiving, now it’s Halloween, and then we head towards Remembrance Day and Christmas. This year is flying by, isn’t it?

We are continuing our sermon series called “Heaven and Hell.” We’ve been looking at what Heaven is like … and last week we looked at what the Bible says about Hell. This Sunday we are going to discuss Halloween and how we should approach this special day on the calendar.

October 31 ~ The Truth About Halloween

November 7 ~ The Spiritual or Unseen World Today

November 14 ~ Spiritual Warfare – Fighting the Right Person

If you are away or unable to attend church, why not login through Zoom and attend church by clicking the link below:

Why not check out the ACC website for the various upcoming events and activities!

See you this Sunday.

Pastor Glenn and Cheryl

P.S. Remember that next week we “fall back” and get an extra hour of sleep (Yayyy!!). We have also have our scheduled AGM for Sunday, November 7th at 6:30pm (via Zoom)

Sermon Series

October 31st ~ Heaven and Hell, The Truth About Halloween by Glenn Embree

Follow along during the sermon with the notes below!

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “Let no one be found among you who…practices divination, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord…”

Halloween Test

T F     The ‘Halloween’ holiday was invented by _____________________________.

T F     The Celtic/Druids believed that the Lord of Death could be appeased with ____________.

T F      Halloween was not widely practiced in North America until the ____________.

T F      When you die you become a ___________________________.

T F      Most people are possessed by demons as ________________.

T F      Dressing up in a scary costume/ mask is a _________________.

T F      X-rayed candy will make your kids _______________________.

T F      People once believed that carving a loved one’s face on a pumpkin would release them from ___________________.

T F      Bill Murray starred in Ghostbusters as a way to rid himself of _________________.

T F      Psychics, Ouija boards and se’ances are ___________________.

T F      Witchcraft, sorcery and magic are talked about in the ______________.

Halloween Can Be…..

1. A holiday/event that I need to give _______________________________________.

1 Corinthians 6:12 “Everything is permissible for me- but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me- but I will not be mastered by anything.”

2. Your ___________________ for your ___________________________________.

Romans 14:5-6 “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind…He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.”

3. A __________________________ point into ______________________ waters.

1 Corinthians 10:10-12 “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. So, if you’re thinking you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!”

4. An _______________________ to talk about ______________________.

1 Peter 3:15 “ …always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…”

What Does God want me to do on Halloween?

1. Keep my heart ____________________ before God. 

Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

2. Let my ______________________ in a __________________________.

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone lights a lamp and puts it on a lampstand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see that what you do and praise your Father in heaven.”

Light removes :______________________________

Light reveals : _______________________________

Light shows : ________________________________

3. ______________________ and _____________________ unconditionally.

1 John 4:7-10 “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God- for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”

Important Events

October Birthdays:

October 4th Gregg Embree, October 8th Harper Fox, October 9th John Valcourt, October 9th Sofia Street, October 14th Ruth Redekop, October 17th Laura Payne, October 22nd Carter Koop, October 23rd Rylan Lode, October 24th Lois Starrett, October 27th Glenn Embree, October 30th Brendan Hamm  

October Anniversaries:

October 8th Paul and Deanna Boudreau, October 12th Glenn and Cheryl Embree

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Kidzone starts at 10:30am and is for those in Kindergarten to Grade 5! Our current series is Thankfulness where we take a deeper look at how people in the Bible responded to God’s blessings.

October 31 ~ Peter learns to be Courageous

We also encourage the kids to learn the series Bible verse (if they memorize it they get a prize!):

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV

Kidzone Director: Cassidy Hutchison

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If you’re a middle school student, why not stop by the youth room every other Sunday? The next time we’ll meet is October 24! Also, feel free to come before (9:30am) and after (12pm) service to hang out with the other youth!

We also meet Sunday Evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the CBC Chaple, we would love for you to come and be a part of the Books of the Bible series we are doing. Everyone from grades 6-12 is welcome 🙂

October 31 ~ Daniel

November 7 ~ Hosea

November 14 ~ Joel

November 21 ~ Amos

Youth Director: Jared Embree