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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/


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Join us for worship

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Happy New Year! This morning we celebrated the first Sunday in the new calendar year. We pray that this new year will hold a brighter future for us as a church community than did the last year. We continue to pray for you every week.

I’m glad to announce that we had church again (Sunday the 3rd January).

You’ll see a picture of a camel train in our opening slides—the wise men have arrived! We’re celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord.

And, as a special guest, we welcomed Alex Toney a gifted musician who led us in worship.

You can find the Service by clicking HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrjeiUf1-28

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 $300,000—praise the Lord.

2. One of the options we’re considering—in order to buy us some time for fundraising in the new year—is to put together a “friendly” mortgage. Our goal will be to find 10 people who can each lend All Saints Church $200,000 for about 12 months. That way we can buy the building (our deadline is January 15th, 2021), and take some time to continue our fundraising strategies into the new year. If you’re in a position to help with a friendly loan, please let me know. (Our corporate law firm can help set up the details.)

3. And heads’ up—the 17th of January 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! (More details next week.)

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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Join us today in worship

This morning we celebrated the last Sunday in the calendar year. What a year it’s been. We continue to pray for you every week.

I’m glad to announce that we had church again this morning (Sunday the 27th December).

You’ll see a picture of a camel train in our opening slides—the wise men are on their way!

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 nearly $300,000—praise the Lord.

2. If you would like to let others know about Project Oikos on Facebook, please feel free to do so. If you would like us to send you a template for your Facebook page, let me know. We’ll send one to you right away.

3. Finally, one of the options we’re considering—in order to buy us some time for fundraising in the new year—is to put together a “friendly” mortgage. Our goal will be to find 10 people who can each lend All Saints Church $200,000 for about 12 months. That way we can buy the building (our deadline is January 15th, 2021), and take some time to continue our fundraising strategies into the new year. If you’re in a position to help with a friendly loan, please let me know. (Our corporate law firm can help set up the details.)

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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Join us for Christmas Eve

We are so delighted to let you know that we’re celebrating Christmas in our All Saints Underground Church and we want you to join us!

We celebrated Christmas Eve (24th) with our Candlelight Service. Make sure you have a candle, turn the lights down low, and come sing carols with us.

You can still find our Christmas Eve Service by clicking HERE.

We’re also celebrating Christmas Day (25th) at 10:45am PST with our Christmas Day Family Service. Bring the whole family, and sing carols with us.

You can find our Christmas Day Service by clicking HERE.

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

On behalf of Jenny and the whole Klenner family, I would like to wish you a truly merry Christmas.

May everything the angels proclaimed be yours during this season as we remember the birth of our Saviour.

The peace of our Lord,

Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner