Bishop Azad Marshall will be in Canada

Bishop Azad Marshall

Bishop Azad Marshall

Bishop Azad Marshall, the Bishop of Iran and the Bishop in the Gulf for the Pakistan Urdu-speaking parishes and his wife Lesley will come to minister to our South Asian brothers and sisters between May 10-17, 2014.  He will also share his ministry in Pakistan – a meeting for ANiC Clergy on May 14 10:00am-12:00pm, and the public address is tentatively on the evening of May 16.

Both meetings will  be held at Good Shepherd Vancouver (189 West 11th Ave, Vancouver).


Welcome the South Asian Church in Brampton, ON

We are glad to announce that our newest church plant is a South Asian church in Brampton, ON.  This congregation has 60 plus people, and most of them are Pakistani.

A special service of welcoming and receiving this new church plant and the induction service for the Rev. Wilson Nazim will be held on April 13 (Palm Sunday) at 3:00 pm (Heart Lake Baptist Church,  10245 Kennedy Road North,  Brampton, ON).  Bishop Charlie will be sharing the word of God while Bishop Stephen will administer the Holy Communion.and officiate the induction service.  Pray for the growth of this new church plant and their Christian witness in Brampton and among the South Asians.  Pray also for their priest-in-charge the Rev. Wilson Nazim.

The Rev Wilson Nazim Priest-in-Charge

The Rev Wilson Nazim, Priest-in-Charge

John Goldingay will be in Vancouver

John GoldingayThe Rev. Dr. John Goldingay will deliver a free public lecture entitled “Praise, Protest, and Poetry: How the Psalms Can Give Substance to Christian Worship” on May 2 (Fri) 7:30pm at Good Shepherd Vancouver, BC.  This event is co-sponsored by AMMiC and Centre for Worship Studies, Carey Institute. 

On May 3(Sat) 9:00am – 4:00pm, he will run two seminars: (1) The Psalms’ Concern for Justice, and (2) How the Psalms Urge Us to Pray for Justice.  Since space is limited, to avoid disappointment, please register early with the Centre of

John Goldingay is the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament in the School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Californiaand has been at Fuller since 1997.  Before joining Fuller, he was the Principal and Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at St John’s College, Nottingham.  He serves on the Task Force on Biblical Interpretation in the Anglican Communion and the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.

John Goldingay’s wife Kathleen Scott Goldingay will be joining in his presentation.  Kathleen was trained as an architect and managed the building of the Seattle Art Museum.  She then studied creative writing at UCLA and studied theology at Fuller to inform her writing.  John and Kathleen met at Fuller in 2009 and married later that year.

This program is made possible through a worship renewal grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Rev Emmanuel Speaking at St. Matthias & St. Luke

DSCN1042The Rev. Emmanuel Sadarak of St. John’s Sudanese in Surrey is invited to preach at St. Matthias and St. Luke Church in Vancouver this Sunday (March 9). The Rev. Emmanuel and some of the members of St. John’s will be singing hymns in their native language (Bari) during the service. The Rev. Emmanuel would appreciate your prayer as this will be his first time preaching in other AMMiC churches.