The following is an excerpt from Major Fred's blog...
"It looks like it will be a great deal of fun, (fellowship and learning), though of course I'll be suffering for Jesus quite a bit...sitting in a hot tub in the middle of the mountains. "
The Major is right, it is going to be a fantastic weekend and God is going to speak. It is my prayer that we will be listening.
Please pray for us all this weekend as we will be praying for you - see y' all Sunday evening!
See you on Sunday at 11am!
The song/chorus we sung nicely summarized the message....
For the joys and for the sorrows, the best and worst of times,
Fears that crowd around me, for the failure of my plans,
For the tears that flow in secret,in the broken times,
For all the disappointments,or the sting of old regrets,
For the weakness of my body,the burdens of each day,
Tuesday - Youville Nursing Home Visit @ 10:45am, Small Group Dinner @ 6:30pm, the Alpha course begins at 7:15, Prayer & New Testament Characters group studies begin @ 7:30pm.
Wednesday - Ladies Night Out & Bible Scrapbooking Group begins at 7:00pm
Thursday - Pioneer Club @ 6:30pm, Band Practise @ 8:15pm
Friday - Floor Hockey from 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday - Men's Breakfast 7:30am @ Mugginz, Harvest Brunch @ 9:30am, Young Adults @ 7:00pm
Sunday - Music Team Practise @ 9:00am, Prayer Meeting @ 10:30am, Worship Service @ 11:00am
In St Albert there are three candidates running for Mayor and several councillors trying to win one of six seats.
Here are the choices for Mayor...
Learn about them - what they stand for and what they will bring to the table for the future of St Albert.
This is just a reminder for everyone who wants to attend this years conference that your application is due by this coming Sunday afternoon, at the latest.
If you are looking for more information on the workshops, concerts, or the worship leaders please go to :
Based on Joshua 3:5 when Joshua told the people,
Of course soon after the Israelites crossed the Jordan River in a miraculous way into the promised land. This was pretty amazing.
The History and Origin of Canadian Thanksgiving
In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Unlike the American tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. The harvest season falls earlier in Canada compared to the United States due to the simple fact that Canada is further north.
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Northern America. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay.
At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer' and gladly shared their food with their Indian neighbours. After the Seven Year's War ended in 1763, the citizens of Halifax held a special day of Thanksgiving.
During the American Revolution, Americans who remained loyal to England moved to Canada where they brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada. There are many similarities between the two Thanksgivings such as the cornucopia and the pumpkin pie.Eventually in 1879, Parliament declared November 6th a day of Thanksgiving and a national holiday.
Over the years many dates were used for Thanksgiving, the most popular was the 3rd Monday in October. After World War I, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11th occurred. Ten years later, in 1931, the two days became separate holidays and Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day.
Finally, on January 31st, 1957, Parliament proclaimed..."A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed ... to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course includes ten meals and an amazing weekend getaway that comes halfway through the 10-week course. The course meets once per week.
Alpha has become a worldwide phenomenon, now in 164 countries, where millions of people have come to explore the meaning of life.
Each session people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life and God is seen as too simple or too hostile…questions like—Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?
See you there!
What is Pioneer Club?
Pioneer Clubs provides proven church-sponsored midweek club programs for today's kids, preschool through middle school. Each of these programs helps boys and girls build healthy relationships with caring Christian adults, peers and most importantly, Jesus Christ. Thousands of churches across North America count on Pioneer Clubs materials to be Christ-centered, Bible-based, kid-focused and flexible—helping them create a children's ministry that transforms lives