Back from Panorama

Wow - what a weekend!

A sincere thank you to all who attended and a special thanks to our special guests Major Fred Waters & Major Ken Percy.

If you didn't come this year, we sure hope to see you next year!

Heading Out To Serve Jesus In A Hot Tub

Tomorrow morning some of the Men of our church will be off for our annual "men's weekend" with special guests Major Ken Percy and Major Fred Waters.

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!

New Series Coming Sunday

Starting this coming Sunday Oct 28, 2007, Captain Tiffany Marshall will be leading us in a new series entitled, "Developing A Faith That Works". This five week sermon series will challenge you to look deep within and outside your comfort zone.

See you on Sunday at 11am!

Special Thanks

This past Sunday we were priveleged to have our Area Commanders Majors Fred & Wendy Waters led us in worship

The song/chorus we sung nicely summarized the message....

For the joys and for the sorrows, the best and worst of times,
for this moment, for tomorrow,for all that lies behind;

Fears that crowd around me, for the failure of my plans,
for the dreams of all I hope to be, the truth of what I am:
For this I have Jesus, For this I have Jesus, For this I have Jesus, I have Jesus.

For the tears that flow in secret,in the broken times,
for the moments of elation,or the troubles mind;

For all the disappointments,or the sting of old regrets,
all my prayers and longings, that seem unanswered yet:
For this I have Jesus, For this I have Jesus, For this I have Jesus, I have Jesus.

For the weakness of my body,the burdens of each day,
for the nights of doubt and worry when sleep has fled away;
Needing reassuranceand the will to start again,
a steely-eyed endurance,the strength to fight and win:
For this I have Jesus, For this I have Jesus, For this I have Jesus, I have Jesus.
No matter what we are going through in life, whether we are in the valley or on the mountain top - for this we have Jesus!

Men Dont forget.....

This coming Saturday morning at 7:30am all men are welcome to attend our monthly breakfast fellowship time at Mugginz restuarant in St Albert on the trail beside DQ.

There is plenty of room for everyone - see you all there!


With the election results just in, congratulations to.....

Nolan Crouse - St Alberts Mayor-Elect

and to our Council Members - Elect

Lorie Garritty
Len Bracko
Roger Lemieux
James Burrows
Gareth Jones
Carol Watamaniuk

Coming This Week

If you are wondering what is taking place at the Church this week here is a reminder for you....

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

Election Day

Once again we head to the polls for our municipal election. Make sure that you exercise your democratic right and get out and vote.

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...

Richard Plain
Nolan Crouse
Garry Woo

Learn about them - what they stand for and what they will bring to the table for the future of St Albert.


Breakforth Conference

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 :

Once you have the information that you require, come to Church on Sunday ready to complete the application form. Yes, you can register online, but by registering on Sunday you can recieve the group registration discount which will then only cost you $99.00 (plus tax) for the main conference.


This coming Sunday in the morning service we will be looking into the book of Joshua and learning about consecration.

Based on Joshua 3:5 when Joshua told the people,

"Consecrate yourselves,
for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you."

Of course soon after the Israelites crossed the Jordan River in a miraculous way into the promised land. This was pretty amazing.

What amazing things does God have in store for you?

Are you ready to cross your Jordan in faith?

Men's Weekend Retreat

Calling all Men! - Oct 26-28, 2007 we will be heading to Panorama BC to enjoy God's creation while getting to know one another and learning from God's Word.

This year Major Fred Waters and Major Ken Percy will be our guests. For more information please be sure to contact Walter or Gary H as soon as possible - space is limited.

Sign Up today - see you in BC!


Its hard to believe, but this coming weekend is thanksgiving. Don't forget that this Sunday during the service we will be receiving the "home mission" offering (this is an offering that we collect on behalf of the Salvation Army in the "Prairie Division". The funds are then given towards a specific project or a ministry unit within the division.

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.

The Alpha Course

Did you know that Alpha is starting up once again - Tuesdays 6:30pm at the Church.

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!

Pioneer Club

Did you know? Pioneer Clubs is starting up - every Thursday 6:30pm at the Church.

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

Join today!