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

Happy Mother’s Day

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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…

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Olave Baden Powell: Mother Of Millions

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By the Rev. Dr. Ed Hird

Lord and Lady Baden Powell

 

One of the most loved and fondly remembered women of the last century is Olave Baden Powell, founder of the worldwide Guiding movement. Girls and young women today often have few healthy models on which to base their life. One only has to think of the infamous rock star Madonna or Paris Hilton to realize how much we need role models like Lady Baden Powell.

Olave Baden Powell, who died in 1977, was a woman who loved and cared for millions, and in return was loved and cared for by millions. Olave energetically led a movement which now includes over 8 million Sparks, Brownies, Guides, and Pathfinders (and over 500 girls in the Seymour/Deep Cove area). She was radically unselfish, always thinking of the other, always thinking of a way to serve her fellow human being. She and her husband Robert both believed…

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Thank God for Loving Mothers

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By the Rev. Dr. Ed Hird

Where would we be without our mothers?  Mothers keep the world on track.  Mothers never stop caring.  Mothers never stop giving.

Sometimes our generous mothers suffer from exhaustion.  One of the best gifts we can give to the mothers in our lives is the gift of gratitude, the gift of thanksgiving, perhaps even the gift of doing the dishes!

My late mother showed her love to me in delicious, unforgettable meals.  Love and food are intricately linked.  Can you think of anyone you really love that you have not eaten a meal with?  Mother’s Day itself is a major time for families to gather with their mothers and eat together.

My late father kept extensive video records of our family gatherings.  From looking at our family videos, you would think that all we ever do is celebrate and eat together.  Good food is wonderful…

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Join us for online Mother’s Day worship

We thank God that we celebrated church again. Praise the Lord. As you prepare for Church may I encourage you to reflect on your relationship with Jesus.

We celebrated Mothers’ Day. If you have ever had a mother, then we’re saying thank you to God. Without her, you wouldn’t be here! No matter what your relationship with her was like, God used your mother to bring you to the place where you are now.

We’re also continuing our study in Ephesians. The Apostle Paul will teach us how to become mature Christians—a message for everyone.

I’m glad to announce that we’re had our YouTube service again (9th May). Please come and join us as we fellowship “together.”

You can also find our YouTube Channel by clicking here.

This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.

Please make sure you set these dates aside. You’ll hear about them in the service:

On Sundays May 16th, 23rd, and 30th we’ll be hosting our Summer Visits at the Church. We’ll arrange for groups of 10 to visit the church on either one of these days. You can come between 1pm to 3pm or from 3pm to 5pm to visit. You choose which day and time you’d like to visit. Again you’ll have to let me know if you would like to join us. Everyone is welcome. Just let me know.

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

604.209.5570


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Honey, I Love You this Mother’s Day and beyond…

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By the Rev. Dr. Ed Hird

It has been said that “The task of Motherhood in this day and age is challenging and rewarding beyond measure. It requires a special blend of love and authority, not to mention unyielding commitment and plenty of hard work” (Focus on the Family). With motherhood being such a challenging task, ii is more important than ever that husbands specially affirm their wives in that vital but underrated work. Mother’s Day on the 2nd Sunday of each year is an annual reminder to the mothers of our children of this bottom line message: “Honey, I love you” (or equivalent) is an expression that their mothering is backed up by a partner who really cares for them.

img_4724Ephesians 5:33 teaches that “each one must love his wife as he loves himself’ Love, especially romantic love, is one of the deepest needs of today’s mothers in a…

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