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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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Word Guild Award

It was fun to write about Phil Callaway, our greatest Canadian comedian. Janice P Hird and I were also Word Guild finalists for our God’s Firestarters book 📕.


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Shortlisted three times for the Write! Canada awards

My wife Janice and I are grateful to have been short-listed three times in the Annual Word Guild ‘Write Canada’ Awards. Two times, our God’s Firestarters book was shortlisted under the categories of “LIFE STORIES–BIOGRAPHY” and “DEBRA FIEGUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD”. It can be purchased on Amazon.
Our Light Magazine article “Phil Callaway: Missionary Comedian” was shortlisted under the “COLUMN SINGLE” category.


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The YouTube chats by Pastors Giulio & Lina Gabeli

Dear friends in Christ,

The 2022 BC Christian Ashram talks were such a blessing.  You are encouraged to watch them and pass them on to others.
Here are the Youtube links your excellent talks with subtitlles:
#1 Opening Talk by Giulio Gabeli 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c_fb5JeVMY
 #2 First Talk by Lina Gabeli 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXiRwUXfqkw
#3 Giulio Gabeli: Thy Will Be Done on This Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDzsXjx0OyA
#4 Lina Gabeli: The Goodness of God’s Will for Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPnd1js9mR0
#5 Giulio & Lina Gabeli Leading the BC Christian Ashram Healing Service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA5NrQKuaVM
#6 Guilo Gabellio: Living in the Atmosphere of Heaven’s Will
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1d0M0VEYPI
7# Catherine Morris’ Witness at the BC Christian Ashram retreat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptKCcgw9Nwo
8# Ed Hird leading the BC Christian Ashram Communion & Commissioning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0D_VUxl41w

Ed Hird, Director
https://bcchristianashram.com


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Flyn Ritchie on E Stanley Jones

I am grateful to Flyn Ritchie, publisher of ChurchForVancouver.ca, for this article just two weeks before our online July 8th to 10th BC Christian Ashram. In order to be included in the online small group prayer meetings, you will need to register by June 30th.

We are very much looking forward to hearing our dynamic guest speakers Pastors Giulio & Lina Gabeli. Our 2022 theme is ‘Thy Will Be Done’. We believe that this online retreat will jumpstart your spiritual life, giving you unexpected breakthroughs in your relationships.

To check out the BC Christian Ashram, just click on http://www.bcchristianashram.com

To register online, click on https://bcchristianashram.com/shop/

p.s. Could you pass this invitation to others, perhaps in your church, who might be interested?

p.p.s. If you are too far away, you can check out a closer Christian Ashram.


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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