Celebrating Simchat Torah tomorrow

shalom Mishpocah, Tomorrow we are going to roll the scroll back to the beginning and read from the first and last verses of both the Old and New Testaments in as many languages as we can.  Please remember to bring your bag of individually wrapped chocolates and take your turn as we dance the scroll seven times around the sanctuary. We want to cover one of the front tables with chocolates and allow our children to char be up at the end of the service to eat as much as their parents will et them and take home what is […]

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Black Sabbath

Last Saturday was Black Sabbath. It was officially Tisha B’AV – the date when both temples were destroyed, but when the 9th of Av occurs on a Sabbath it is commemorated on the next day, Sunday. I am saddened by the loss of the temples, but in shul I said the real loss was not a loss of real estate, but the loss of relationship, when covenant violations allowed the enemies of the Jewish people to burn the temples and scatter us among the nations. So many people seem to be turning on the Jewish people by attacking Israel and […]

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Summer & Fall

We had an excellent annual picnic on Saturday. It rained heavily early Saturday morning, just before sunrise and the grass was still wet when got to our picnic site. Then the sun came out and shone for the whole time we were at the site and people were even taking refuge in the shade. Our service was quite short but the fellowship and the food was quite good. It was nice to relax and chat with no time constraints. The only problem for me was the bug spray that wafted through the air every so often. Patti and I are […]

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June Update

We had a wonderful Shavuot service on shabbat, where our children put on a play about Ruth! We had an amazing Oneg where people fellowshiped and dined well into the afternoon. Earlier this week, I took an immirgant Israeli family to the border in order for them to qualify for Permanent Residence status – over 16 hours of good fellowship and eventually rejoicing, because they were granted this next step towards citizenship. On Sunday I participated in a Shavuot rally in Calgary, which I enjoyed until a musical group used a smoke machine and I could no longer stay in […]

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A Busy Week

This has been such a busy week! Usually things settle down after Passover, but this year they seem to be getting more interesting! We had an excellent Shabbat service this last week and an incredible celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. Thanks you for all the warm wishes! We had a family dinner last night at one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants (kosher, gluten free and dairy free!), and I only got zapped with scent at the end of the meal! We are praying for the situation in Fort McMurray and it is quite overwhelming. I am glad that the […]

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Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost)

June 11th-12th, 2016 Beth Shechinah –  Saturday June 11th at 10:30 AM (2635-32St. SW) North West Family Church –  Saturday June 11th 6:30 PM; Sunday June 12th at 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM (1037 Eamon Road NW) Dear Friends: As a Messianic Community in Alberta we are inviting Believers from around Alberta to join together for a special weekend to celebrate the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) on June 11th and 12th. For the past few years the Messianic community in Alberta has been meeting in Lethbridge to celebrate Shavuot. This year we will be meeting in Calgary for a special gathering. […]

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April Fools

Today is April Fool’s and many people try their best to fool other people and I have been good at it over the years – nothing malicious, but eminently believable for the unsuspecting and the uncritical! Only 21 more days until our Passover Seder, no fooling. There are five special Shabbats this month – Shabbat Parah (red heifer – Adam’s cow – He was made in Adam’s image so He could defeat sin and be our perfecet sacrifice); Shabbat HaChodesh – (the beginning of Nissan when Pharaoh was warned that G-d’s patience was done and deliverance was going to happen). […]

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Project Life Series

Developed by Anglicans for Life, Project Life is an 8 week adult education video series exploring life issues (abortion, unplanned pregnancies, euthanasia and other topics). It will take place Monday evenings at 7:15 beginning April 4, 2016 at 7:15 PM in the library of Edmonton Christian High School (14304-109 Avenue). For further information, contact Maureen Bedford at 780 432 8166 or Nancy Craig at 780 443 0200 or craignancy@ymail.com

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Annual Picnic Service

July 25th is our Annual Picnic Service off site at Mike and Vanessa’s! For the picnic, please bring chairs, unscented sunscreen, food for your family and some to share. Remember to invite your friends and family to join us for this outdoor service and pray it doesn’t rain! Note: Everyone please bring their own meat and bun (if required)! Families, please bring at least one additional dish (salad or dessert). Also, just a reminder that everyone should have their dish’s ingredients on a card so those with allergies can eat safely! Thanks! Driving directions: Travel east on the Whitemud and […]

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