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Happy Advent

I’m happy to announce that we had Church@Church this Sunday Nov 27th at 10am. This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is the season of “anticipation.” It is the start of a new liturgical year, and we have much planned for our service: we’re blessing and lighting the Advent Wreath; we’re celebrating a baby dedication; and I’ll be preaching an Advent series on “Spiritual Friendship.” I’m looking forward to celebrating with you.
So come, join us as we worship the triune God together.
In case you missed it, you can find the Healing service (Rev Ed Hird preached on ‘Messy Healing: Why Does it sometimes take too long? Mark 8:22-26) from last week by clicking HERE.
Important Dates:
All Saints “Oikos 2023” Prayer Vigil starts tonight: an “Octave of Prayer” Sunday the 27th Nov. till Sunday the 4th Dec.: 7pm till 9pm in the church every night. Come for a few minutes or for the whole evening. Everyone welcome.
Ladies’ “Refresh” this Tuesday 10:30am.
Thursday Support Group this week: 6:00pm dinner together; Prayer Vigil at 7:00pm.
Remember we are a fragrance-free community.
Advent preaching series: “Spiritual Friendship.”
All Saints Christmas Party and Community Lunch: next Sunday the 4th of December (after the service). Bring some food and enjoy the fellowship. (Please note that until our renovations are complete, we do not have facilities for either heating or cooling food.) Everyone welcome.
“9 Lessons and Carols” Sunday the 18th of Dec. Hot mince pies and hot apple juice after the service. Everyone welcome.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Family Service 7:00pm Christmas Eve. Everyone welcome
Christmas Day Family Service 10:00am Christmas Day
If you want to see our monthly church schedule, you can find that on our website.
If you have any further questions, or need help in any way, 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

Rev. Ed Hird preaching on Mark 8:22-26


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Join Us For Worship

So come, join us as we worship the triune God together. Here’s the announcement:

I’m happy to announce that we’re had Church@Church this Sunday. Last Sunday we looked at facing impossible challenges and the feeding of the 5,000. This week, we discovered what to do when facing impossible challenges. You never know when Jesus will turn up. Let’s be encouraged as we pay attention to what God is doing in our midst.

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

Important Dates:

1. This is the last week to return your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Bring your shoeboxes this Sunday for the last time.

2. Sunday the 20th November, the Reign of Christ Sunday (the last Sunday of the liturgical year), is a Healing Service. The Rev. Dr. Ed Hird will be preaching on the subject of healing. (Mark 8:22-26: Messy Healing: Why Does It Often Take Too Long?) There will be opportunities to receive healing prayer. Again, everyone is welcome.

3. Our next All Saints Community Lunch is after the service on November the 20th. Everyone welcome. (Please note that until our renovations are complete, we do not have facilities for either heating or cooling food.)

4. On the First Sunday of Advent (27th November) we begin a four week preaching series on the spiritual disciplines, this year titled “Spiritual Friendship.”

5. All Saints Christmas Party and Community Lunch: Sunday the 4th of December (after the service). Everyone welcome.

If you want to see our monthly church schedule, you can find that on our website, or by clicking HERE.

If you have any further questions, or need help in any way, 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

604.209.557


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Christian Kryptonite

I’m happy to announce that we’re had Church@Church this Sunday. This week we were back to the Gospel of John. Have you ever wondered why many people do not accept Jesus? There are lots of “excuses” but Jesus gives us the answer to that question this week. If we look carefully, we will see that there are many sources for the authenticity of Jesus. It’s not difficult to discover Him—if you want to find Him. Come and find out why so many people don’t find Him.
So come, join us as we worship the triune God together.
In case you missed it, you can find the service from last week by clicking HERE.
Important Dates:
This week we continue Operation Christmas Child. Come and pick up your shoe boxes and we’ll send them all over the world. (Return them by Sunday the 13th November.)
During the month of October, we’re emphasizing “connecting and belonging.” Come and join us for “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.” Sign up this Sunday to be either a “Guest” or a “Host.”
Next Sunday we have a special guest preacher, The Rev. Dr. Ed Hird. His sermon title is: “Why Does Evil Smile So Much At Halloween?”
If you have any further questions, or need help in any way, 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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Archbishop Masimango of the Congo DRC

We just had a wonderful Anglican Mission Clergy Retreat and Summit at Richmond Emmanuel Church with Archbishop Masimango, Anglican Primate of the Congo. The ordinations last night by the Primate were a wonderful blessing.


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Archbishop Masimango

We are having a delightful in-person Anglican Mission Clergy Retreat at Richmond Emmanuel Church for the first time since COViD 19. Archbishop Masimango, the Anglican Primate of the Congo who licenses us and is doing ordinations, is here for both the Clergy Retreat and the AMIC Summit.


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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)