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Man of Sorrows…

Good Friday Service: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Rev Dr Ed Hird preaching a Facebook Live sermon: “Man of Sorrows, Acquainted with Grief”.

What does the cross mean to you? Why do so many people nowadays no longer have funeral services? How can Jesus and the cross help us deal with our unresolved grief?

St Simon’s meets at Maplewood School, 420 Seymour River Place, by Maplewood Farms. You are invited to repost. Our mailing address is 114-1151 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 2Y4 If you enjoyed this message, you can support the work of St. Simon’s ministry & mission by clicking on the following link.

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A Life Remembered: Billy Graham

Trace Billy Graham’s unexpected journey from a North Carolina farm to the largest arenas and stadiums in the world. https://billygraham.org/?p=60942&sharer=1 #BillyGraham

You will enjoy this delightful new 30-minute video remembering Billy Graham’s life and impact.

 

This video weaves in excerpts of Billy’s life that many of us have never before seen.  My late mother Lorna gave her life to Christ at a 1985 Billy Graham Crusade in Vancouver, BC.

 

Having gone home to heaven before Billy did, I am sure that my mother, with countless others, would have been excited to welcome Billy into heaven.  Many of us have Billy Graham stories, perhaps of attending a crusade, or of a relative or friend that met the Lord Jesus through Billy Graham’s ministry.

Feel free to share your Billy Graham story in the comments section to this posting.  You are also encouraged to repost this video and help send it viral as it contains the life-changing gospel. I am trusting that many will enter the Kingdom or return to the Lord after watching this 30-minute presentation.  Do you know any friends, family, neighbours or co-workers who needs Christ and might benefit from watching this video?

 


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Lifting Up Jesus in the Wilderness

Rev Dr Ed Hird preaching a Facebook Live message on March 11th from Numbers 17 “Lifting Up JESUS in the Desert”. Why does Jesus compare himself to a snake lifted up in the desert? In what way did Jesus who knew no sin become sin for us on the cross?

St Simon’s meets at Maplewood School, 420 Seymour River Place, by Maplewood Farms. You are invited to repost. Our mailing address is 114-1151 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 2Y4 If you enjoyed this message, you can support the work of St. Simon’s ministry & mission by clicking on the following link.


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Getting Closer to God this Summer

Sign up today to learn more about the exciting spiritual retreat this July at Trinity Western University where you can get closer to God. The BC Christian Ashram retreat will be hosting two dynamic speakers: Revs Gordon Ross and Russell Chadwick.

Bio:

Pastor Gordon Ross from Whitby, Ontario has deep roots in the Christian Ashram Movement. He was the founding director of the Atlantic Christian Ashram. He is director of the Central Ontario Christian Ashram. He has also served as the Canadian Representative to the International Board of Directors of the United Christian Ashrams. Currently he is a member of the Four.
Gordon served for 23 years as a minister of the United Church of Canada, in various pastorates in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. In 1990 he was received as a minster of the Reformed Church in America, and appointed as Program Secretary for Church Development 1990 -1992.
From 1992-2007 he was affiliated with a Toronto law firm. He is retired as a lawyer and as a pastor.
He is married to his wife Judith and is the father of 3 adult children and the proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren.

Bio: Russell Chadwick

Married to Gerrie (an Afrikaans lady) for 42 years; father of 5 amazing kids; grandfather of 10. Blessed beyond measure!

I have ministered very much in a team dynamic with Gerrie since we took our first pastorate in Rhodesia in 1978 during the Rhodesian war. I was 21 when we started there. Our ministry can probably be best described as Church Planting. Not for the faint hearted, it demands a wide spectrum of ministry applications from evangelism through children and youth ministry, worship, teaching, counselling, discipleship and leadership mentoring and much more.

We have many passions. We love leading worship and are both musicians. We love preaching, especially exposition. We love evangelism and seeing people meeting with Jesus. I think our supreme passion is encouraging the church to live and move in the Holy Spirit…oh, and discipleship!

We have ministered all over the world, though we were based in southern Africa for 23 years, then in the UK for 16 years, and now we’ve been in Vancouver about 18 months. Here we minister with our son Wesley at Gospel Mission Society in DTES Vancouver in the epicentre of the Fentanyl epidemic. Gerrie also leads Divine Cornerstone Church in Burnaby.

Please remember to sign up so that you learn more about this exciting summer retreat. Your life will never be the same.