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New Music | Audrey Assad | I Shall Not Want

This seems like a fitting song for Lent. A prayer to be delivered from our misplaced longings and fears and into the goodness of God.  Audrey Assad Sent along from one of our Vancouver church members, Audrey is a... Read More

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New Music | Hillsong | What a Beautiful Name

Another song for us as we lean into worship in this 2017 year. This time a suggestion from our Vancouver church.  In this week's CityWide we look at Revelation 4.  In the passage we are given our first glimpse into... Read More

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Lent: The Road to Easter

Tomorrow (called Ash Wednesday) the Church calendar turns the page to a new season: Lent. For the unfamiliar, I like how upperroom.org describes what Lent is all about: It's the forty days before Easter. Lent... Read More

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Eugene Peterson on Worship

Together, Mark Carter (our intern) and I have been reading through Eugene Peterson's memoir: The Pastor. You may recall Peterson as the translator of the beloved version of the Bible, The Message.   Today I read the... Read More

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New Music | Rest in You | All Sons and Daughters

In January I put out a call for new music (if you've not responded yet, send your suggestions along!) and a number of you responded with music you have been listening to at home.  Over the course of the coming... Read More

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2017 Vision | Worship

This past week the council met for the first time in the calendar year. As usual we met to pray but we also met to talk about the year ahead.  Where did we sense God calling us to focus our energies as a church in... Read More

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Christmas Update from the Shareski's in Germany

Ralph and Ruth, our partners and friends in Germany, sent this brief video update just prior to Christmas.  As you may have heard, Germany received 1 million refugees last year in an incredible act of national... Read More

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Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Every week, the affable Mister Rogers would sing the same simple refrain: "Won't you be my neighbour?" Slipping on his slippers and sweater, his gentle voice would welcome millions of children into his home... Read More

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Year End Help Needed

Hi Friends, As we wind down our 2016 year end, we are in need of a little extra support.  Our church accountant has informed us that we are $6200 in deficit this year and council agreed last week that it would be... Read More

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The Nations Come to Christ at Bethlehem

The Fisher-Price Doll Jesus What do you think of when you hear “the three kings”? Is it Bing Crosby’s voice crooning out the lyrics to “we three kings”? Maybe it is a picture of three 10 year old boys with painted... Read More