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Every Blessing

This Sunday morning we celebrated the Baptism of our Lord. We thank God for the example Jesus was to us as we too follow Him in baptism. And remember, that as you walk this life of following Him, you do not walk alone. We walk with you, as we also continue to pray for you every week.

I’m glad to announce that we had church again (Sunday the 10th January).

We continue in our preaching series on the Prison Epistles as we work our way through St. Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians.

You can find the Service by clicking HERE.

This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.

A couple of quick reminders:

1. Please continue to pray for and give to our “Project Oikos.” We have now raised over $330,000 and we have $575,000 in pledges—praise the Lord. Of course, if you or someone you know, would like to help support this ministry we would be delighted to receive your gifts. Our goal is to raise another $500,000 by the end of March.

2. And don’t forget our prayer vigil. We’re praying every night for Project Oikos until Thursday the 14th of January. We meet on Zoom every night at 7pm. You are most welcome to join us by clicking on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6042095570 Meeting ID: 604 209 5570

3. And heads up—the 17th of January (next Sunday) will be “Pizza Lunch Sunday.” Traditionally, we’ve had pizza for lunch as we fellowshipped together. Well, we will be having pizza lunch again on January the 17th. You get your pizza ready and we’ll enjoy our lunch together on Zoom!

Of course, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call me.

See you at church.

The peace of our Lord,

Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner


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Giving Thanks for the late Maureen Harrison

We have many great memories of the late Maureen Harrison who was a spiritual mother of the remarkable renewal at St Simon’s North Vancouver. It was a joy to go on our first Mission trip with Maureen and team to Honduras in 1994.


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Learning from Israel’s Vaccination Successes

https://www.peacearchnews.com/news/social-gathering-events-to-remain-banned-in-b-c-as-daily-covid-19-cases-stay-high/
By ASHLEY WADHWANIJan. 7, 2021 3:10 p.m.NEWS
“Dr Bonnie Henry confirmed that 41,064 British Columbians have received their first of two doses as of Thursday.”
Letter to the Editor
We very much appreciate Peace Arch News’ work in keeping us informed about the COVID pandemic and Dr Bonnie Henry’s helpful leadership.
Sadly only 0.5% of Canadians have been vaccinated so far. Are we willing to learn from other countries like Israel who have vaccinated over 15% of their population?
With previous vaccines, Canada made active use of their local GP’s and Pharmacists. Why are we largely leaving our GPs out in the cold? They are trusted experts.
Endless lockdowns amidst bureaucratic delays is no solution. Let’s be humble enough to learn from Israel’s COVID vaccination successes.
Rev Dr Ed Hird
https://globalnews.ca/news/7558092/coronavirus-vaccine-israel-rollout-canada/