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Join us for Thanksgiving

Dear friends in ChristHappy Thanksgiving! We are certainly grateful that even during a pandemic, there is much we can give thanks to God for. I pray you’ve been safe and healthy this week. I’m glad to announce that we’re having church again (Sunday the 11th of October).

You can find the Service by clicking HERE.

This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.

Also please note the following:

1. After Church we’re going to have a Thanksgiving Lunch: 12:30pm on Zoom.

2. Don’t forget the Zoom Men’s Breakfast this Saturday the 17th Oct. at 9:00am. All men and boys are welcome to join us. Please email me to confirm you’ll be there. All Saints men and boys don’t forget to invite you friends!

3. I’m also glad to announce that The Church in Vancouver online magazine has published our article about “Project Oikos.” You can find that article by clicking here.

If you’ve got any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

See you at church.

In Him,

Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner

pklenner@telus.net


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Happy Thanksgiving

Thankfulness is the secret to a happy and fulfilled life.
October in Canada is that special time of year when farmers harvest their crops of corn, pumpkins, squash, and winter potatoes. Nowadays in our high-tech urbanized world we forget where our food comes from. In the old days, farmers waited anxiously for a good harvest, knowing that their very future depended on it. Crop failure could mean poverty or even starvation. Much of our early immigration consisted of the victims of European famines, such as the Irish potato famines. There was no Government welfare in those days to buffer a bad crop. As a result, a good crop in the Fall brought heartfelt thanksgiving.

The farmers felt so grateful that they would take part of their crop and rush into the nearest church to give thanks to the Lord of the Harvest. To celebrate a successful wheat harvest, the grain would be ground into fine flour, made into bread and eaten at the communion service. Children, in particular, enjoy seeing the fruit, flowers and vegetables decorating the church. The whole emphasis of the Harvest Thanksgiving weekend is to say “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you”. The very word “Eucharist” in the Christian Communion Service means “Thank You”.

Thankfulness is the secret to a happy and fulfilled life.

It is so easy to complain; so, easy to become bitter; so easy to become cynical about life. The best antidote for cynicism is thanksgiving. Instead of grumbling about your spouse, try thanking God for them. Instead of complaining about your work, try thanking God that you have a job. Instead of resenting your children when they’re noisy, thank God that they are alive and well.
(This is Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada. Happy Thanksgiving to our brothers and sisters in Canada.)

This week’s encouragement is from Brother Ed Hird, local director of the British Columbia Christian Ashram.
http://www.christianashram.org


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Join us this morning

I pray you’ve been safe and healthy this week. I’m glad to announce that we’re having church again today (Sunday the 4th of October).

You can find the Service by clicking HERE.

This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.

Also please note the following:

1. Next Sunday is Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday. A special service giving thanks to our God for His abundant provision.

2. After Church we’re going to have a Thanksgiving Lunch: 12:30pm on Zoom.

3. Don’t forget the Zoom Men’s Breakfast on Saturday the 17th Oct. at 9:00am. All men and boys are welcome to join us. Just email me to confirm you’ll be there.

4. I’m also glad to announce that The Light Magazine has published an article by the Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird about “Project Oikos.” You can find that article by clicking here.

See you at church this morning.

In Him,

Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner


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The Oikos Project

Bishop Peter Klenner and I invite you to prayerfully consider our plans to purchase the Roman Catholic Church building in Crescent Beach. You are welcome to join us in giving to the Oikos Project.
We have included the links to the short video and website.

Blessings,
Rev Dr Ed Hird


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Join us in Worship

I pray you’ve been safe and healthy this week. I’m glad to announce that we’re having church again this morning (Sunday the 27th of September) at 10:45am. PST

Please note that because of a “glitch” in YouTube, we can only start the service at 10:45am this week. (Unfortunately, the problem still lies with YouTube and as yet, we haven’t been able to resolve the timing issue with them.)

You can find the Service by clicking HERE.

You can also find our YouTube Channel by clicking here.

This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.

In Him,

Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner