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Join us this morning

I am pleased to announce our service for this Sunday. It’s a special service, remembering two great saints: Peter and Paul. I’ll also be conducting an Instructional Eucharist. I’ll explain each part of the service and why we do what we do. We’ll also sing our National Anthem as we thank God for the nation of Canada.

You can find the link to our Sunday service HERE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWTh_E7op-s

See you at church.

In Him,

Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner


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Schedule for the July 10th to 12th North American Christian Ashram

Schedule for the online July 10th to 12th North American Christian Ashram

Friday

3:30-4:30 (PST) Open Heart/Music

4:30-5:15 Bible Hour—Phyllis Nesbitt

5:15-6:00 Prayer Group/Discussion

6:15-7:00 Evangelist—Matt Henson

Saturday

7:00am Morning Devotion/Music

8:00am-8:45am Bible Hour—Michael Brunner

9:00am-9:45am Discussion/Prayer Group

10:00am-10:45am Evangelist—Anna Robbins

3pm Healing Service/Music

Sunday

7:00am Morning Devotion/Music

8:00am Evangelist Hour

9:00am Overflowing Heart

Dismiss No Later than 11am

Dial in today to check out the online North American Christian Ashram. There is no registration cost. Donations are welcome. You are invited to pass this on to others.

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Holy, Holy, Holy

Miriah Reitmeier, with Janice P Hird accompanying, singing ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ in preparation for the July 10th to 12th online North American Christian Ashram. This song was written by Reginald Heber and John Dykes (no copyright)
Dial in today to check out the online July 10th to 12th North American Christian Ashram. There is no registration cost. Donations are welcome. (If you have any trouble using Google Chrome to register, just use your mouse’s scroll button.)

CCLI: 11623918 Streaming License: CSPL172030


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Thou Art Worthy

Miriah Reitmeier and Janice P Hird singing ‘Thou Art Worthy’ in preparation for the July 10th to 12th online North American Christian Ashram. The song https://youtu.be/d_iz3S1AgjQis written by by Pauline M Mills (Fred Bock Music, 1963, 1975). The second verse is by Thomas Smail.
Dial in today to check out the online July 10th to 12th North American Christian Ashram. There is no registration cost. Donations are welcome. (If you have any trouble using Google Chrome to register, just use your mouse’s scroll button.)

CCLI: 11623918 Streaming License: CSPL172030


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Speak O Lord

Mark Hird and Janice P Hird singing ‘Speak O Lord’ in preparation for the online July 10th to 12th North American Christian Ashram.

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Join us Online

Dial in today to check out the online July 10th to 12th North American Christian Ashram. (If you have any trouble using Google Chrome to register, just use your mouse’s scroll button.)

P. S. Click this Amazon link to view for free the first two chapters of our new novel Blue Sky.

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…

A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.

Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?

Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.

If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky. Get your copy today on paperback or  kindle.

-Click to check out our marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you. 

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form.  Dr. JI Packer wrote the foreword, saying “I heartily commend what he has written.” The book focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus’ healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how we can embrace a holistically healthy life.

In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5, Canada.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5, Canada.

– In order to obtain a signed copy of the prequel book Battle for the Soul of Canada, please send a $18.50 cheque to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. The Battle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $4.99 CDN/USD.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 


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Great Grandmother Mary McLean on the Death of Louis Riel: November 26th 1885

My Great Grandmother Mary Mclean Allen was a pioneering Canadian reporter for the Regina Leader newspaper. In those days, the reporters were not given bylines in order to protect them from physical and legal assault. Mary was the principal reporter who wrote about Louis Riel, after she gained access to Louis Riel in the RCMP Regina jail. As she spoke french, she was able to disguise herself as a Roman Catholic priest with a fake beard, on the pretense of taking his confession. After another Regina Leader reporter had been turned away by the RMCP, the publisher Nicholas Flood Davin told my great grandmother to get an interview with Louis Riel or don’t come back. Through interviewing Riel, she became very sympathetic to his cause.

This confused some individuals who falsely assumed that it was the Regina Leader publisher Nicholas Flood Davin who disguised himself as a Catholic priest and did the sympathetic interviews. Davin, who wrote the tragic 1879 Davin Report creating the Canadian Residential School system, was campaigning actively for the hanging of Riel, stating that if they don’t hang Riel, they should abolish the death penalty. Articles have been written, falsely suggesting that there were two different personalities to Davin, the anti-Riel side and the sympathetic side. The University of Western Ontario changed its documentation to acknowledge that my great-grandmother Mary Mclean Allen was the reporter who interviewed Riel, disguised in a priest’s garb. Even the Regina Leader Post newspaper has acknowledged that Mary Mclean was the actual reporter in this incident. Given Davin’s involvement in producing Shakespeare plays, the Canadian Shakespeares website also made this comment:

“Davin, as discussed elsewhere on the CASP site, was at the center of a remarkable historical incident involving Louis Riel’s last interview––Riel being the Métis leader of the short-lived 1885 Rebellion, tried and executed for treason in Regina, Davin’s home town, on November 16, 1885.

In CASP’s 2010 correspondence with Ed Hird, Hird came forward with information about his great-grandmother Mary McLean, who worked as a reporter for Davin at the Regina Leader and who was also sympathetic to Riel’s cause. According to Hird, “Davin carried on the British tradition of not listing as a byline the names of the reporters who write for the Regina Leader. This was helpful for my great-grandmother Mary in protecting her from arrest by the RCMP when she snuck in disguised as a Roman Catholic priest confessor to obtain an interview with Louis Riel. Mary McLean quotes Davin [as saying] … ‘An interview must be had with Riel if you must outwit the whole police force of the North-West.’ Because Davin protected her anonymity, some writers like C.B. Koester have popularized the myth that Davin … disguised himself as that priest … I spent a week with my late Uncle Don Allen who carefully explained to me about his grandmother’s interview with Louis Riel. ‘When I first saw you [at] the trial, I loved you’ was said by Riel to Mary McLean, not to the man [Davin] calling for his hanging.” For the complete account of this incident in Mr. Hird’s own words, please click here.”

Nicholas Flood Davin, Regina Leader Publisher

These newspaper articles came from Mary Mclean herself, via my late Uncle Don Allen, who corresponded with other Mclean relatives about our genealogical family history.

P. S. Click this Amazon link to view for free the first two chapters of our new novel Blue Sky.

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…

A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.

Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?

Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.

If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky. Get your copy today on paperback or  kindle.

-Click to check out our marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you. 

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form.  Dr. JI Packer wrote the foreword, saying “I heartily commend what he has written.” The book focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus’ healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how we can embrace a holistically healthy life.

In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5, Canada.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5, Canada.

– In order to obtain a signed copy of the prequel book Battle for the Soul of Canada, please send a $18.50 cheque to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. The Battle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $4.99 CDN/USD.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca