With Good Friday’s “Darkness Event” fast approaching this morning’s podcast was geared to help us get our minds around what Jesus’ death was all about. It focuses on the religious folks who were plotting to kill Jesus and reminds us that Jesus doesn’t just advocate for spiritual renewal, but whole body to the point that governments should be turning heads seeing what this Kingdom of Heaven is up to.
If you are in the area, do not miss the Good Friday Experience of “Darkness”. Starts at 7:00, make sure to come early.
Instead of going on the typical self-obsessed spring break, some of the folks from High Point Church took it to the streets of the downtown Eastside in Vancouver to walk out their faith. Here is some of that story.
Pictures are already on facebook and should be loaded here soon. Also, pics from the amazing Addison Lacasse concert we hosted this past friday should be up in the early part of the week. It was absolutely awesome.
I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a free concert? That’s why this friday our weekly 7riday Night Cafe is hosting a free concert featuring Addison Lacasse. It’s going to be an awesome night with food, live music and a pool table that was just donated last week. (that’s in addition to the regular cool stuff to do every other friday) So don’t miss this friday the 20th of March.
Doors open at 7:00. See you there. There will be an open mic for musicians following Addison’s concert, so don’t be shy, come and bring it.
This morning before hearing the sermon, we all put on blindfolds. Weird? Perhaps. But it certainly helped us understand a little more of the transformation experienced with the blind man in John 9. Don’t miss this sermon, it starts off with a monologue from the perspective of the blind man, so close you eyes, sit back and be stirred.
When you are done and have had sufficient time to think, be sure to leave a comment.
Think about how most of us live our lives. Work, work, work, rest, work. I mean seriously if that’s all there was to it, that’d suck big time. But in John 6 we hear that its not just about physical bread and daily living, but about some thing much sweeter. Have a listen and see if you can catch it.
Comments, questions? Be sure to leave them in the comment box below! And thanks for tuning in. It was a great morning for those listening to this for the first time and not able to join us Sundays. Truly an amazing community to be a part of.
When I used to teach piano lessons, there was a song in the beginner’s book called “Money Can’t Buy Happiness”, and I always enjoyed chatting to the kids about it. Because they couldn’t read yet (most of them), I got to engage them in conversation about it prior to them knowing that it was the title of their new song. Often the kids talked about how money could buy lots of cool things (like video games and barbies!) that would bring happiness. But they quickly realized that it wouldn’t bring happiness forever. After all, when you turn 13, barbies kind of get pushed by the way-side!!
I came across a video on facebook (featured below), and although it made me laugh, it also made me realize how sad our society is. We’re so quick to feel like the world owes us something; like we deserve to have everything at our fingertips. In reality, everything is pretty amazing, but nobody seems happy. Depression is still at an all-time high and people are still trying to buy “things” to make their life seem complete.
Enjoy the video for what it’s worth, but also take into consideration your own life. Are you happy? Are your “things” making you feel complete? Or do you need a little more Jesus in your life?
Band Practice: Monday @ 7:00 p.m.
Royal Canadian Army Cadets: Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.
Crop Club: Wednesday @ 10 a.m. – Noon
Christ’s School of Rock: Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
Southern Cell Group: Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m (meeting in the offices)
Women’s Cell Group: Thursday @ 9:45 a.m. (meeting in the multi-purpose room)
Lublink Cell Group: Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. – Lublink’s House (e-mail for details: alison_lublink(at)can.salvationarmy.org or call: 250-383-6290).
Kreative Kids: Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. This week the kids are making chimes!
7riday Night Youth Cafe: Friday @ 7:00 p.m.
International Potluck: Saturday @ 6:00 p.m. Bring your favourite international dish, and wear something international if you have it! We will have special guests to talk about their time serving as missionaries overseas, and we will take up a love offering for our Partners in Missions around the world.
Next Installment of “The End”: Sunday @ 11:00 a.m. Taking a further look into our series “The End”. This week: Jesus talks about a type of bread that won’t go stale!
We hope to see you! If you have any questions about the above, please e-mail Lieut. Alison at alison_lublink(at)can.salvationarmy.org or call the Church: 250-383-6290.
It’s going to be a great week! All events @ 949 Fullerton Ave. unless otherwise stated.
Jesus seemed to always be doing odd things, like for example in John 6:16-24, walking on water. To anyone watching that would have been pretty scary (and weird). But it’s amazing to read that when Jesus’ disciples let down their guard and let Jesus into the boat, their fear of the storm slips away and they immediately arrive at their destination. Maybe we need to do the same?
Nearing the end of this podcast Alison leaves it open for testimonies, and what a powerful time it was of sharing this Sunday. It’s times like those I really feel sorry for people who couldn’t make it out. Amazing stuff happening! But because we couldn’t record them all, feel free to jot some stories of God’s working in your life and post them as comments when you are done listening. e-Testimonies of sorts.