Sue Dudoward spoke on Acts 4:32-5:15. She began by retelling the story as though Ananias’ and Sapphira’s deaths were being reported in the Globe and Mail, highlighting the mysterious nature of the deaths and the puzzling continuing role of Peter as church leader. There is obviously more going on than the author (Luke) had time to reveal. Earlier in the story, Peter had healed the lame man and credited the Holy Spirit for the miracle. But now, when both Ananias and Sapphira lie about their actions and then drop dead, Peter again credits the Holy Spirit. Suddenly people were afraid to be associated with these new Christians and this unpredictable power of the Holy Spirit. Sue then reflected on what the role of the Holy Spirit has been in her life. She told of receiving “little nudges” from the Holy Spirit (as she now sees things). When she initially ignored those nudges, was she lying to the Spirit? Do we reveal everything to God’s Spirit, or do we ever assume we can hide information, thoughts, and actions from God? Do we think there are aspects of our lives that are not God’s business? [JEK]

Service Details

Passage: Acts 4:32 - 5:11

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Sue Dudoward

Worship Leader: Herb Reesor

Song Leader: J Evan Kreider

Pianist: Cynthia Friesen


Childrens Feature Leader: Mark Greenstreet


Bring Flowers: Henry & Tena Neufeld

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: Charmaine Wiens