WHO’S GOSPEL DO YOU HAVE?
Romans 1:14-16 says, “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Did you know that Paul uses the word “Gospel” 60 times in the book of Romans? The word ‘gospel’ means “good news”. The Romans first used the word “gospel” to proclaim that Caesar was Lord. After a battle was won outside the empire a messenger would be sent from town to town proclaiming the gospel (good news) that “Caesar was Lord”. It was imperative that each town received this good news because it meant there would be no wars inside of the empire and this brought a sense of safety & security for all residents. Once the messenger would announce the gospel and move on to the next town, the hearers of the news would be obligated to spread the message throughout the local town. It was unthinkable to ‘sit’ on the gospel. I recently listened to a sermon on Paul’s gospel indebtedness. I would like to share an excerpt from this sermon and
“If you’ve been given something so great as the gospel, you owe the gospel to somebody else. You’ve been given the gospel to share – with your family, friends, colleagues, strangers. You are a debtor to them because you have already received the gospel – and God has asked you to share it. If you’ve been given the gospel and you’ve been an alcoholic and you know an alcoholic – then you’ve got their gospel. If you’ve been given the gospel and you’ve been a drug addict and you know another drug addict, then you’ve got their gospel. If you’ve been given the gospel and you’ve been in the bondage of depression, and you know someone who is bound in depression – then you’ve got their gospel. If you’ve been given the gospel and you’ve been in the bondage of perfectionism and you know a perfectionist that is drowning in unhappiness – then you’ve got their gospel. If you’ve been given the gospel and you’ve been in the bondage of low self-esteem and you know a friend who has low self-esteem – then you’ve got their gospel. If you’ve been given the gospel and you’ve been in the bondage of pornography and you know a friend who has a pornography addiction – then you’ve got their gospel. If you’ve been given the gospel and you’ve been in the bondage of media addiction and you know a friend who is addicted to media – then you’ve got their good news. If you’ve been given the gospel and your home was messed up or you have been abused or have been struggling with anger and bitterness over past experiences – and you know someone who’s home is messed up or has been abused or has been struggling with anger and bitterness – then you’ve got their gospel and you’re indebted to them. It’s not enough to just know the truth – we have to share it.”
As Seventh-day Adventists we have received the good news. This good news brings the assurance of eternal life, personal victory, peace, security, and belonging. Like Paul, we can trust our encounter with Jesus – and trust that He is in charge. We can trust that if we are loyal and true to His command to go and make disciples, He will bring salvation to all those who believe. Like Paul, we do not need to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ – for this good news brings life. Whose gospel do you have? Give it away this week!
CHARACTER VALUE OF THE MONTH: For the month of October the school is emphasizing the character value of Protecting Others.
ROOTS OF EMPATHY PROGRAM: Looking for “Roots of Empathy” family participant. Do you have a baby born between July 1 and August 15, 2016? CWAA is looking for 2 families with a young baby to participant in the Roots of Empathy program starting in October. The Roots of Empathy program connects a class with a baby in a structured and safe environment and allows interaction and observation of the baby to open conversations around empathy, emotional intelligence, communication, safety etc. The baby and parent would need to be available to visit the classroom 9 times through the school year. Please contact Melanie Babbitt, Roots of Empathy Instructor, if interested at email@example.com
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER ‘ADMAZING SAVINGS’ BOOKS: Thanks to all who have sold ‘Admazing Savings’ books. New athletic equipment and sports uniforms will be purchased for our school. Deadline for returning unsold books has passed.
FALL FUN FEST: Fun Fest will be held on Saturday night November 5 from 7-9:30 pm in the school gymnasium. Come out to the school for good food and fun games. Contact the school office if you are interested in having a booth. An applications form is available on the button below. Plan to bring family and friends. See you there!FunFest Application
STORIES FROM SENIOR HIGH CAMPOUT: This year our senior high campout was located at Johnson’s Canyon in Banff National Park. For 2 nights and 3 days our 44 Grade 10-12 students and 8 sponsors enjoyed time getting to know each other, playing together, hiking together – and most of all enjoying time worshiping God together. Our evening worships were led by several high school students, who inspired us to seriously seek God through prayer. The highlight of our camping trip was on the last night, when two students (Grade 11 & 12) shared powerful testimonies of God’s intervention in their lives at a point of crisis. Following the student testimonies, the leaders were given the opportunity to come to the centre of the camp-fire circle and ask for prayer. For nearly one hour students/staff came forward with genuine, heart-felt needs, confessions, requests, and praises. We praise God for our student leadership this year at CWAA and for the work of the Holy Spirit in shaping our atmosphere of worship during our campout!
CWAA HOSTS A PASTOR-TEACHER TEAM LUNCH: On Friday, September 16 our Calgary pastors were invited to come to CWAA to enjoy a haystack lunch with our teachers. While the pastors & teachers ate they shared their experiences as ‘ministers’ of the Gospel and got to know each other better! After our meal the pastors and teachers were invited to break up into teams and enter a “desert cook-off” with a variety of interesting & delicious ingredients! The team that took first place included Pr. Don, Pr. Ghana, Pr. Brent, Cindy Mayo & Melissa Brown. Their desert was an attractive, divinely delicious strawberry & chocolate cake! We praise God for our ministry partnership with our Calgary pastors! “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalms 133:1
CITRUS FRUIT IS RETURNING TO CWAA! Do you enjoy juicy oranges and grapefruit? Do you want to support the 2017 CWAA Mission Trip? Get your citrus orders turned into the CWAA office by 4 PM on Monday, October 31. The fruit should arrive approximately November 10-13.
Citrus Fruit Order Form
OKANAGAN APPLES AND PEARS: Order Okanagan apples and pears through CWAA and support the 2017 CWAA Mission Trip to Bolivia! The first order deadline is Friday, October 7 at 1:30 PM. The fruit will arrive sometime between October 11th and14th. Click the button below to access an order form.
Apple Order Form
TERRY FOX RUN SUCCESS!!! The 2016 CWAA Terry Fox Run took place on Thursday, September 29. The sunshine, blue skies, and vibrant fall colors made for a beautiful day for the run! Many parents took part in the event along with students and staff. Before the actual run started, Doreen Cliff, parent of two CWAA students, shared an inspiring speech on behalf of a previous CWAA Teacher, Holly, who has been struggling with cancer for 5 years. The fundraising goal for this event was $2,500 and we are thrilled to report that we met our goal! Praise God for the generosity of the supporters and the willingness of students and parents to work to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. If you have any last minute donations to submit, please turn them into the CWAA office by Wednesday, October 5.
STUDENT ATTENDANCE: Please inform the office if your child will be absent from school for the day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the school office. Your child’s attendance will be excused from record keeping done at the office (if you’re emailing the teacher please include the office email as well).
CWAA BUS SERVICE: If your child(ren) rides a bus to school please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following information:
- Your scheduled ‘pick-up time’ is the time when the bus will pull away from the stop. Your child should be at their stop 5 minutes prior to this time. The school bus driver is not able to wait for students who are late to their stop, as doing this will cause all students riding the bus to arrive late for school.
- As winter weather is just around the corner (bringing with it poor road conditions) please be sure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for the weather as they wait for the bus to arrive. The website ca gives live updates on any bus running over 15 minutes late in the morning. Keep this website handy! CWAA is not provided with information from Southland on morning bus delays.
- A reminder that if your child will not ride the bus during a day or for a longer period of time it is your responsibility to inform Southland Dispatch at 403-287-1335.
PRAYER PARENTS: We meet every Thursday morning after drop off in the school lobby. We invite you to join us weekly for prayer.
2017 CWAA Bolivia Mission Trip: The application deadline for CWAA students in grades 10 to 12 is Thursday, October 13. To access the application, please click the button below! If you have questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Brent at CWAA.
Access Mission Trip Application
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Oct 5 Gr 7 Calgary Zoo Field Trip(Cdn Wilds Edu-Trek)
Oct 5-9 Walla Walla University Fall Classic, Senior High
Oct 6 Calgary Corn Maze, Grades K-4
Oct 10 Thanksgiving Day (No School)
Oct 13 ‘Who Do You Tell’ Program Begins
Oct 14 Discovery Days to U of C, Grade 12
Oct 15-17 Alberta Conference Wide Band Camp, Grades 6-9
Oct 17 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Oct 18 Picture Day
Oct 18 Fashions Field Trip to Fabricland, Options Class
Oct 20-23 Flag Football Tournament, Grades 7-10, Kelowna
Oct 22-24 Burman Experience, Grade 12
Oct 27 War Memorial Field Trip to Peace Bridge, Grade 10
Nov 1 Field Trip to Museum of the Regiments, Grade 9
Nov 3 Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller, Grades K-5 & Biology 20
Nov 4 End of Term 1 Secondary
Nov 5 Fall Fun Fest, 7-9:30 pm
Nov 8 Picture Retake Day
Nov 11 Remembrance Day (No school)
Nov 17 Secondary Parent/Teacher Interviews, 4-8 pm
Nov 18-20 Jr High FCA Volleyball Tournament
Nov 21 School Board Meeting 7 pm
“Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds. Exult in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the Lord. Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given, you children of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones” (Psalm 105:1–6, NLT).
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