Friday, 8 February 2019

Soup's on!

This Sunday, Feb 10, is Soup Fest.  Stay for lunch and sample a few of the amazing soups.  Bring your favourite pot of soup to share (and a ladle).  Bowls, spoons, crackers - all provided.

Sparking JOY

By now you may have heard about the concept of "sparking joy."  But it's not new.  Incredibly, it got a lot of attention from someone who spent years in prison.  In Paul's letter to the Philippian Christians, he encourages them to think about things that will spark joy.  That becomes possible, even if you are in prison, if you use Paul as your example.  Because Paul is imitating Christ.  Join us for a careful reading of Paul's letter.  Philippians 4:1-9, on Sunday, Feb 10, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Citizenship

"Do as I say, not as I do."  We've probably all used that one.  But Paul, in his letter to the  Philippians (3:17-21), instructs his readers to follow his example.  That's a bold thing to say.  He dares to say it because he knows that as "citizens of heaven," our lives are going to look, well, different.  Sunday, Feb 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Beware of Joy-Zappers

They look so harmless - those people who follow the rules, who try so hard to be "good" Christians.  But when following the law becomes our priority, we zap ourselves and others of the joy that God wants for us.  And worse, our reliance on the law says we think we can save ourselves and that we don't need Jesus.  Paul says it again, in his letter to the Philippians (3:1-16): Rejoice in the Lord!  Sunday, Jan 27, 10 a.m.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Starting Over

Who hasn't wished, at times, that they could start over - undo the past, make a fresh beginning.  Peter had turned his back on Jesus.  But Jesus gave him the gift of starting over (John 21:1-19).  Through Jesus and the power of the resurrection, God gives us that same gift.  Sunday, Jan 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Come, Celebrate with us!

Sunday, Dec 23, 10 a.m. - We present the cantata, A Season of Praise.
Sunday, Dec 23, 6 p.m. - Carols and Candles, an evening to sing all your favourite carols, some of which are led by children. Refreshments follow.
Tuesday, Dec 24, 10 a.m. - Christmas Day service - organ, piano, trumpet, violin- all celebrating the birth of Christ. 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Act 3

In Act 3 of THE Christmas Pageant, we meet a young girl named Mary. She finds herself to be pregnant.  If teen pregnancy has a stigma today, it was much worse in first century Israel.  Jesus' birth was shrouded in shame.  Jesus came to earth to take away our shame.  He brings salvation:  healing and new life.  Join us this Sunday, Dec 16 at 10:00 a.m.