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Join us this morning

I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church@Church this Sunday. This week we’re remember the birth of John the Baptist, the last of the great Old Testament prophets. John the Baptizer had much to say about who Jesus is. We’ll be contemplating John’s words this week.
This Sunday we’re also celebrating Fathers’ Day. For all of us who have ever had a father—we are grateful. Without our fathers, we would not be here. And of course we think of the greatest Father anyone could have—our Heavenly Father. (And for all the males who come to church this Sunday, there’ll be a present for you!)

So come, join us and help celebrate the history of John the Baptist. Here’s the announcement:

Church @ Church this Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist and Fathers’ Day—the 19th June at 10:00am

In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week (our Vision Sunday Service) by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW8PYMkkWhU

Important Dates:
July 3rd Instructional Eucharist—a service explaining in detail all the parts of an Anglican service. Everyone is welcome
August 28th, after church, the World Bocce Tournament held at the Klenner’s home. Everyone welcome.

And one special request: the Elders at All Saints are looking for an accountant to help with our bookkeeping. If you know of someone who might be interested, please let me know. Thank you.

If you have any further questions about these events, or anything else for that matter, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you Church.
Stay vigilant and prayerful.
Love each other deeply and keep Jesus at the very centre of everything you do.
Blessings on all you do.

The peace of our Lord,

Peter Klenner
Bishop and Pastor
All Saints Community Church
Crescent Beach
604.209.5570


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Join us this morning

I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church@Church this Sunday. This week is Pentecost Sunday and we’re celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of The Church. During our Pentecost Sunday service you’ll hear many different languages spoken as we re-tell the story of how different nationalities heard the Gospel in their own language when the Holy Spirit fell in Jerusalem.

So come, join us and help tell the Pentecost story. Here’s the announcement:
Church @ Church this Pentecost Sunday the 5th June at 10:00am

In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week by clicking HERE.

Here are a couple of other really important announcements:

  1. Sunday the 12th June (next Sunday) is Vision Sunday. Two things are planned for that day:
    a. We’re going to have a Community Potluck Lunch after the service. Bring some food—everyone is welcome. (Please note that until our renovations are complete, we do not have facilities for either heating or cooling food.)
    b. At 2:00pm we’re hosting an All Saints Family Gathering to discuss the future of our building. We’d love your ideas and input. Everyone is welcome.
    Please join us at 2:00pm even if you don’t attend the Potluck lunch.
  2. As the summer approaches we’re going to need help around the church: mowing lawns, gardening, helping with Sunday services, slide projection operators, etc. If you would like to serve in any way, please let me know.

If you have any further questions about these events, or anything else for that matter, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you Church.
Stay vigilant and prayerful.
Love each other deeply and keep Jesus at the very centre of everything you do.
Blessings on all you do.

The peace of our Lord,

Peter Klenner
Bishop and Pastor
All Saints Community Church
Crescent Beach
604.209.5570


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Working through the Gospel of John

I’m happy to announce that we’re had Church@Church this Sunday May 10th at 10am. This week we continue in the Gospel of John. We’ll see how the grace and truth that Jesus brought to the world help us make sense of the world in which we live.

In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week—Ascension Sunday—by clicking HERE.
Here are a couple of other really important announcements:

  1. Sunday the 12th June is Vision Sunday. Two things are planned for that day:
    a. We’re going to have a Community Pot-Luck Lunch after the service. Bring some food—everyone is welcome. (Please note that until our renovations are complete, we do not have facilities for either heating or cooling food.)
    b. At 2:00pm we’re hosting an All Saints Family Gathering to discuss the future of our building. We’d love your ideas and input. Everyone is welcome.
    Please join us at 2:00pm, even if you don’t attend the Pot-Luck lunch.
  2. We’re collecting information about our YouTube online services. If you watch them and have any comments, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us with your comments and ideas. Thank you.
  3. As the summer approaches, we’re going to need help around the church: mowing lawns, gardening, helping with Sunday services, slide projection operators, etc. If you would like to serve in any way, please let me know.
    If you have any further questions about these events, or anything else for that matter, don’t hesitate to contact me.
    Thank you Church.
    Stay vigilant and prayerful.
    Love each other deeply and keep Jesus at the very centre of everything you do.
    Blessings on all you do.
    The peace of our Lord,
    Peter Klenner
    Bishop and Pastor
    All Saints Community Church
    Crescent Beach
    604.209.5570


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Three more book reviews

Three more God’s Firestarters book reviews

David RG Hunt

Amazon.co.uk book review

a fascinating read

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2022

“The marital and family lives of 20 of well-known figures from Christian history, spanning six centuries from Martin Luther to Jim Packer, are brought to life in this book with some fascinating details. For instance, did you know that Martin Luther changed his bedsheets only once a year before he was married? Subsequently, they were changed more frequently!

The book demonstrates time and again that God delights to use fallible people to achieve extraordinary advances for his kingdom – what an encouragement to all of us!

There are no fewer than 717 footnotes, spanning 38 pages, for those wishing to dig deeper into the fascinating lives of these servants of God.”

David RG Hunt

“Firestarters gives thumbnail sketches of well-known revivalists. Their dedication often came with a price to their health and private life. Yet their passion for Jesus was undeniable, and they shaped history in a way few others have done. I found it particularly fascinating how close the relationship was between Ben Franklin and George Whitefield. I give this book five stars. It should be part of any serious historian’s collection, as well as a great educational tool.”

Susan Reinhardt, Novelist

She is represented by Joyce Hart, of Hartline Literary Agency.

“In the Bible, Mordecai reminds Queen Esther that she has been placed in her position “for such a time as this.” In their book, “God’s Firestarters”, The Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird recounts the stories of twenty Christian leaders in history who were challenged by the times and circumstances that they faced – plague, illness, death of loved ones, financial hardships, marital problems, persecution, and much more, and how through faith and perseverance they became overcomers and firestarters for God. A well-written and easy to read book, this is one to put on your library shelf to have for personal meditation, for quick historical reference of twenty famous Christians, and for encouragement to see how others throughout history, facing many of the same challenges that we are facing today, were able to be victorious. I pray that it will lead us to realize that whatever our circumstances, we have also been placed here “for such a time as this”.

http://www.susanjreinhardt.com/?m=1

Bev Lombard, WEC missionary for many years

P.s. You too are encouraged to get God’s Firestarters for yourself and others in either ebook or paperback by clicking on

https://amzn.to/3EcQKAg (USA) or

https://amzn.to/3vrwibu (Canada)


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Christmas crèche

Join us at our new All Saints Christmas crèche at Crescent Beach (12268 Beecher Street Crescent Beach
Surrey BC)


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Four more Amazon God’s Firestarters endorsements

Neil Bramble, The Word Guild – Surrey Chapter Coordinator

Four More Amazon endorsements of God’s Firestarters
Neil J. Bramble
5.0 out of 5 stars God Stories That Inspire And Make Us Think
Reviewed in Canada on November 5, 2021
“Do you need a dose of spiritual refreshment? Great for daily meditation and personal inspiration, God’s Firestarters will stir your soul and awaken your heart. You will read about the remarkable men and women who give us hope that revival is still possible in our modern tumultuous times.” This short paragraph from Dr. Ed and Janice Hird’s most recent book invites the reader to enter into a new experience of God. The authors’ hope is not that the reader will simply revel in what God has done through remarkable men and women who sparked revival in the past, but kindle their hearts to desire another move of God in our nation in our lifetime.
The twenty men and women featured here represent the many whom God used to spark revival movements and other ministries that far outlived their time on earth. But these chapters differ somewhat from the more familiar biographical profiles in that the authors often focus on people behind the scenes as well as the involvement of and effects on their families.
The stories highlight major challenges, disappointments, opposition, false accusations, disease, and tragic life circumstances that could have moved these stalwarts off course, but didn’t. When you read some of the stories, you’d wonder how one individual could possibly have accomplished all the things they did in several lifetimes, let alone one. The stories are amazing.
This book is a treasure trove of great stories about ordinary people whom God used in unusual ways to accomplish his purposes. It will both fascinate and challenge the reader to think deeply about what God can do with one person fully committed to him.
Neil Bramble, freelance writer and editor
(Full disclosure: I know Ed and Janice personally and am happy to have them as part of our local writers’ group.)

Clyde Spinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Who lit this fire?
Reviewed in Canada on November 3, 2021
In this highly engaging book, Ed and Janice Hird bring to light the extraordinary range of people that God uses to ignite His renewals in the Spirit. Both the strengths and shortcomings of “God’s Firestarters” are realistically presented, without apology. In becoming a “Firestarter” many different paths to surrender are presented, and the book is both a history lesson on Church growth and development as well as a teaching on surrender to God’s will from which we can all benefit. I would strongly recommend this book to those who like me, only have a passing familiarity with Spirit led revivals in the Church.

Jonathan Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Be inspired by lives committed to God
Reviewed in Canada on November 3, 2021
Many of my heroes are presented in this book. The research is presented in flowing syntax and captivating stories. It’s a great book for homeschool curriculum and easy reading. It increases my faith in what God can do when someone is fully committed to Him and His purposes in the world.

Veraanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Gives vision for what we can be
Reviewed in Canada on October 31, 2021
When I was a young Christian and mother I longed for a book like this. I needed Christians to emulate. This book provides vision for how to walk out faith. It also counters my perfectionism and the guilt that occurs when I don’t get it quite right. Firestarters were used by God despite their humanity. This is good news. Maybe I can bring God’s light into a dark world too. Thank you Ed and Janice.


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Endorsements by Bishop Felix Orji & Canon Medad Birungi

We are grateful for these two endorsements by the Right Rev. Dr. Felix Orji and Rev. Dr. Medad Birungi of our upcoming book “God’s Firestarters: preparing our families for coming revivals”. The book is now at our publisher Larry Luby of His Publishing Group in Dallas Texas.
“I have known Dr Ed Hird since 1992. His life and ministry have been dedicated to Jesus, the renewal of the Church, and the strengthening of the family. In this masterpiece, he and Janice once again point us in the direction of the necessity and
means of renewal and awakening through sharing the stories of men and women who came face to face WITH God and hence experienced his reviving fire. This is a powerful book. Read it and you will be renewed by the Holy Spirit as you pay heed
to his voice.”
—The Rt Rev’d Dr Felix Orji, Diocesan Bishop
Anglican Diocese of the West.
Coordinating Bishop of CONNAM.
“Spiritual Fire-starters are people lovers, risk takers, tireless workers and servant leaders who are characterized by wet eyes, bent knees and a humble spirit crying for revival. This is what this book is all about, and the anointing Rev Dr Ed & Janice Hird carry. I highly endorse this book.”
—The Rev Dr Medad Birungi Zinomuhangi, PhD
Founder & President of World Shine Ministries, Uganda.”

To purchase any of our six books in paperback or ebook on Amazon, just click on this link.
To receive a personally signed copy of any of our books within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.