Our New Christmas Kettle Total, as of Monday, December 15th is...$101,642. PRAISE THE LORD!!! We're getting closer to our goal of $150,000...help us to ensure that we get there, volunteer on a kettle today. Call Donna @ 780 458-1937.
Our Christmas Kettle Total Update, as of Tuesday, December 9th is....$71,826.50!! Help us to keep going strong...Call Donna @ 780 458-1937, ext 303, and book your kettle shift today!!
Sunday, December 14th @ 11:00 a.m. ~
Children’s Christmas Program “All I Want for Christmas is Jesus!!”
Sunshine Bag Delivery
2:30 p.m. ~ Edmonton’s Women’s Institute
7:30 ~ Edmonton Young Offenders Centre
Tuesday, December 16th
Sunshine Bag Delivery
9:45 a.m. ~ Citadel Care Centre
10:45 a.m. ~ Youville Senior’s Complex
2:00 p.m. ~ Northridge Senior’s Centre
3:30 p.m. ~ RiverRidge
Sunday, December 21st
11:00 a.m. ~ Corps Christmas Cantata
3:00 p.m. ~ Sunshine Bag Delivery to Sturgeon Hospital
Wednesday, December 24th
6:30 p.m. ~ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Saturday @ 6:30 p.m. ~ "The Amazing (G)Race
For both Young Adults and Crave...ages 13-30
Sunday @ 11:00 a.m. ~ Family Worship
Sunday School happens during our service, so please feel free to bring your children along
Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. ~ Fellowship Dinner
7:30 p.m. ~ Alpha II
Thursday (October 9th) @ 6:30 p.m. ~ Pioneer Club
Thank you to all who helped this summer in any way and a special thank you to the wonderful staff. This was an awesome summer.
Be sure to come out to the Marshall's farewell dinner at the Church (on Friday June 27 @ 6:30pm) and to next Sunday's Worship Service (June 29 @ 11:am) where you will be able to say so long and farewell.
Monday morning Capt's Les & Tiffany will be heading off to their new appointment in Winnipeg MB, their son Adam will be heading off to Pine Lake Camp for the summer and their daughter Courtney will be staying behind to live in St Albert and will be working at Soul Sportz and then attending NAIT in the fall.
(Here is a picture of Fred taken just a few short years ago)
See you there - 11am sharp!
Dear Family & Friends:
I'm sending this recent THQ bulletin to you regarding Zimbabwe. Please continue to remember us in your prayers as we continue to trust God for whatever the future holds for us.
We also solicit your prayers for refugees and foreign immigrants in South Africa. Recent outbreaks of violent attacks against foreigners in the townships surrounding Johannesburg and Cape Town have resulted in forty-five deaths and more than 30,000 displaced refugees being forced from their burning homes and brutally assaulted. We are very concerned about the future of these victims of xenophobia.
The Salvation Army is very busy providing food, clothing, accommodation and counselling. Many of our volunteers are themselves refugees and must be very careful. We are not targets of this xenophobia so are not personally at risk. It is a black on black phenomenon unfortunately and is the result of a combination of social issues that include but is not restricted to xenophobia, poverty, unemployment, and government mismanagement of the refugee problem.
Incoming refugees have little choice but to head to the informal settlements where they can erect a shack and live economically. Unfortunately the townships are already bulging with South Africans desperately trying to eke out an existence on a day to day basis. The influx of refugees is the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back."
Please pray for us and our people as we minister to these dear people who came to South Africa to escape violence and poverty in their home land and are now headed back home bruised, bleeding, and broken in spirit. Pray that God will soften the hearts of those who are engineering the violence for their own benefit and pray that the general populace will come to their sense and refuse to be incited to join in the violence. Pray that they will recognize the image of God in these their brothers and sisters and stop the violence.
This Sunday will be a day of prayer for refugees and foreign immigrants in all churches in South Africa, please join us in prayer.
Be sure to pray for the ladies of our Church and of the Division and they gather together to learn and enjoy fellowship with one another.
Sunday June 1st is YOUTH SUNDAY
Our young people will be leading us in worship this Sunday through drama and the little guys will be singing for us.
ALSO... it will be the debut of the youth worship team!
Donna Ludlow will be speaking on Michael Yaconelli's fantastic, life changing book "Messy Spirituality".
SEE YOU THERE!
At such a time as this, we are calling on fellow Salvationists to join in prayer for the people of Myanmar and China. While we long to offer more practical support, our family in each of these countries has asked that above all we remember them in prayer.
· Pray for The Salvation Army community in both Myanmar and China as they respond to the needs of those around them despite the losses they have suffered personally
· Pray for those who have lost children, husbands, wives, parents and loved ones
· Pray for the ongoing rescue work in the rubble of buildings and structures
· Pray for those communities still isolated from emergency relief and support
· Pray for the injured that they will receive medical care quickly
“Hope is believing despite the evidence, and watching the evidence change.” Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners God is faithful and bends His ear to the cries of His children.
Donations to either of these disaster sites can be made at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, http://www.salvationarmy.ca/ or by mail. Please see Kerry (458-1937) if you would like more details on donating.
IHQ website - MAJOR Mike Caffull, The Salvation Army's International Emergency Services Field Operations Officer, has been granted a visa for entry into Myanmar and is en route to help and advise the local teams already working there. Despite the difficulties of getting assistance into Myanmar, The Salvation Army's in-country personnel have been working hard to give help and support to victims of the Cyclone Nargis, responding within hours of the cyclone.
Commissioner David Bringans, leader of The Salvation Army in Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar, reports by telephone: 'Our people in Myanmar have been working tirelessly since the cyclone hit their country. There are four teams of people distributing aid in and around Yangon (Rangoon) and among the small, badly-damaged townships surrounding the city. Safe water, food and shelter equipment have been their priority and this work continues.'
The widely-reported difficulties of getting visas for aid workers has hampered potential further assistance by The Salvation Army from outside Myanmar. Even the territorial leaders, based in Singapore, have been unable to secure visas to visit and support their teams in Myanmar.
When Major Caffull reaches Myanmar, an assessment will be conducted in order to plan further assistance in the immediate and longer term. The most pressing task will be to assess the extent to which the local teams are able to carry out necessary emergency response and to work with them in deciding the most appropriate and needed action in the coming days.
Discussions have already taken place with other major humanitarian groups interested in partnering with The Salvation Army. With most groups finding difficulty in getting access to Myanmar, some organisations are grateful to be able to make the most of The Salvation Army's infrastructure and influence in the country.
Major Caffull says: 'Despite the difficulties being encountered regarding access and supplies, I am hoping that my visit to Myanmar will assist the teams already working there and help the international Salvation Army plan for the next phase of recovery for the people so badly affected by this disaster.'
See you there!
that gets bigger each day!
Place: The Salvation Army St Albert Church & Community Centre
Date: July 14 to August 15
Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 6 to 12
Cost: $40 a week
In the coming weeks as the transition takes place be sure to pray for them as they leave Hanover Ontario and head West. There are anticipating that they will arrive by July 4, 2008 with their first Sunday being July 6, 2008.
Let us assure you that they are extremely excited about coming and are very enthusiastic about getting to know each and every member of the Corps and Community family.
May God bless the Kings, the Marshall's, the St Albert Corps family and The Salvation Army.