Newsletter – October 7th, 2018

Sunday, October 7th

10:00 AM – Bilingual Service

Pastor José Reyes


Mark: 10:17-31

Ancon 39th Aniversary

The area where the district of Ancón is located was always conceived as a place of transit. From the Spanish arrival on the Isthmus of Panama in 1501, it was thought to build there a road between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, an idea that was materialized with the construction of the Panama Canal.

During the years when the Panama Canal was under the control of the United States, many administrative facilities, military bases, and communities were built in the adjacent areas, forming part of the former Panama Canal Zone. When these areas were reverted to Panama under the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, several alternatives were proposed to integrate the district to the city of Panama. The current district of Ancón was created when a new political-administrative division for the reverted areas was adopted, by Act No. 18 of August 29, 1979, and later amended by Law No. 1 of October 27, 1982. The areas located in the Pacific sector became part of this district, while those located on the Atlantic side were incorporated into the district of Cristobal, in the province of Colon. They remain characterized by a strong US urban architectural style.

Congratulations to all the Teacher in this special day. May God fill your days of Blessings



Prayer of Intercession and Thanksgiving

We thank You, God, for everything we delight in –
sunlight in autumn days, colour in nature and art,
rhythm in poetry and music;
human achievement and family success;
good humour;
work well done;
love and friendship
and all your gifts to body and soul.
Most of all we delight in Your salvation,
the knowledge of Your love,
the assurance of eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.We commend to You those who work in harsh conditions,
and those who have no work;
those whose lives are drab and grey;
those whose poor health takes away delight in living;
those who are lonely;
those who have no home of their own.Grant them the human help and comfort which they need,
and the spiritual encouragement
which will enable them to live with hope and courage,
for the sake of Jesus Christ who leads us to salvation.We pray for the elderly,
asking for them clear faith and human support.We pray for those in middle years,
asking for them wisdom in their choices,
and the recovery of a sense of wonder.

We pray for the young,
asking for them good opportunities,
and that their ambitions include the desire to serve.

May we all continue to seek the God of every age,
made known in Jesus Christ,
the greatest friend of all.

We bless You, God,
space-maker, cloud-rider, earth-lover.
We bless You for the great company of saints
who have gone before us
and now delight in Your presence.
With them we honour and praise Your holy name,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
and as they were taught to pray so do we say,
Our Father …

Sunday, October 14th

10:00 AM – Bilingual Service


David Bivin

Reading to Share

Do we take communion seriously enough? Regardless of our church traditions when it comes to this sacrament (Transubstantiation, Consubstantiation, Symbolic) do we realize what a big deal communion is? It is so big that Paul warns those who partake in it that they are sipping down judgment, not wine, if they do so without taking their sin and Christ’s cross seriously in the process.

“So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.” 1 Corinthians 11:27-30

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