Dear RAC Family,

We praise God for the end of another week and for His faithfulness! What a great week we have had beginning some of our Fall programs and considering practical ways we may use our spiritual gifts at church!

We have new updates and opportunities to tell you about! Read on to find out more.

Newsletter Update:
To make announcements as accessible as possible, we will be publishing the weekly newsletter at www.rexdalealliance.ca from now on! You will find it by clicking a new button on the home page, 'Events & Weekly News', or 'Blog' under Resources. For your convenience, we will continue emailing you weekly newsletter notifications as well. Please note: if you request to have an announcement made in the newsletter, it will be published online and will be visible to the public.

DISCIPLESHIP AND MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

Sunday School & Nursery Re-Opening
This Sunday, Sept. 18, Sunday School is starting up again for children aged 18 months to Grade 8 and the Nursery Program is resuming for children aged 0-18 months. If you would like to receive regular email updates from Family Ministries, please contact familyministries@rexdalealliance.ca.

Life Group Leader Gathering this Sunday
Inviting all Life Group Leaders and those desiring to lead or host a group in your home or alternate location! Please join us for lunch at the RAC Welcome Centre this Sun., Sept. 18 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Let's explore the topic of groups, community & belonging at RAC while growing spiritually! Please RSVP: cguinness@rexdalealliance.ca

Bible Quizzing Info Session this Sunday
Bible Quizzing is starting up again! Parents, potential quizzers and volunteers are welcome to a no-obligation info session on Sun., Sept. 18 after the morning service. Regular Quizzing practices will begin the following Sunday after the service and go until 1PM. We will be learning from the Book of Acts. Quizzing is open to students in Grades 6-12. Contact quizzing@rexdalealliance.ca for more info!

Encouragement4you
For your encouragement, we would like to highlight a wonderful group of congregants in their 90s who are actively serving the Lord. In particular, Jennie Leslie writes thoughtful devotionals which are typed by her cousin Isabel and then uploaded by Frank Buchanan to a special website called, "Encouragement4u". To be blessed by the devotional, please visit Encouragemen4you HERE!

If you would like more information about this ministry, please contact pastor Melad Markos at mmarkos@rexdalealliance.ca

Successful Young Adults BBQ
We praise God because we had a successful young adults BBQ last Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came! If you are a young adult (Age 18-29), don't forget to  join our WhatsApp group so we can stay in touch! Here’s the link to join:  Join Young Adults on WhatsApp 

Praise for RexMen Breakfast  
We thank God for the RexMen breakfast last Saturday! We had a great time of fellowship and small groups for sharing and praying. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it happen and for everyone who came. All men of all ages are invited. Please keep your eyes on the newsletter or RAC App for future events. For more information, please contact pastor Melad: mmarkos@rexdaleallinace.ca

ANNOUNCEMENTS, FAMILY NEWS, PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUESTS

Passing of Marvin John Catanus
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marvin John Catanus at the age of 50 years old after a massive heart attack. Marvin is the brother of Dwight Catanus (Alma) and Darlene Lee (Damien). Please pray for the family during this difficult time. If you would like to support the family by providing finger food that does not require utensils, please bring ready to serve items on a disposable dish to the visitation on Monday before 5.30 PM at the Lotus Funeral Centre. Please contact Cheryl Guinness at cguinness@rexdalealliance.ca if you wish to help in this way so we can keep track of the food being donated; thank you! Here are the visitation and the celebration of life details:

Visitation: Mon., Sept. 19 from 6 - 9PM
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 547-8188

Celebration of Life: Tues., Sept. 20 at 11AM - 1PM
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre (same location as visitation)

SERVICE AND PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday for our morning service. We will be hearing a message from Pastor TJ who will be discussing the sermon topic, "Good Grief? Good God? - A Study in Job Part 1."

Whether you choose to join us in person or online we look forward to worshiping with you at 10 a.m. on Sunday!

If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, please let them know they may call from a regular phone and listen to the service with the following information:

Phone No. +1 647 374 4685 Canada
Meeting ID: 849 6287 9924

If you have questions please contact Melad Markos:(mmarkos@rexdalealliance.ca)

Opportunities to Pray Together
Tuesday Church Online Prayer at 7:30pm. Join here
Men's Prayer on Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. Join here

Send a prayer request to our dedicated prayer team here.

Please let us know if there is any way we can help you. Contact the church office at
416-741-1110 or at church@rexedalealliance.ca  

From the Staff and Elders of Rexdale Alliance Church.
Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead

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