The Rev. Dr. John Goldinay will deliver a free public lecture entitled “Praise, Protest, and Poetry: How the Psalms Can Give Substance to Christian Worship” on May 2 (Fri) at Good Shepherd Vancouver, BC. This event is co-sponsored by AMMiC and Centre for Worship Studies, Carey Institute.
On May 3(Sat), 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 http://www.carey-edu.ca/eventregistration/.
The Rev. Dr. John Goldingay formerly taught in a Church of England seminary, then became an Old Testament professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, in 1997. He is the author of “The Old Testament for Everyone” commentaries and other books. Kathleen Scott Goldingay 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. Both having lost their partners, John and Kathleen met at Fuller in 2009 and married later that year.
The 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.
Rev. Shihoko Warren of Church of All Nations and her family have been invited to go to Japan at the end of March for 10 days. They will greatly appreciate your prayers going together with them.
Rev. Shihoko has been invited by her home church and other Christian groups in Japan to preach, to baptise, and to share their ministry among the Japanese community in Greater Vancouver, especially their gardening ministry “New Eden”.
Please also pray as they prepare sharing their vision and ministry with the Japanese communities in Japan.
Archbishop Bob Duncan
Archbishop Bob Duncan (Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America
Anglican Bishop of Pittsburgh) has announced that March 2, 2014 is World Mission Sunday of Anglican Church in North America. To see the full news, please click HERE.
Good Shepherd (Cantonese) Calgary cordially invites you to celebrate with them their first anniversary. A Celebration & Worship Service will be held:
Date: Feb 16, 2014 (Sunday)
Venue: 504, 30th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2M 2N6
Thanksgiving & Sharing Dinner:
Following the service, you are also invited to join the thanksgiving and sharing dinner. If you would also like to participate, please email Rev Tom Lo at email@example.com so that enough food can be prepared.
In February 2014, Good Shepherd Calgary enters its second year as an ANiC church plant. Since their inception, this church plant has been growing. In their first year, 10 people were baptized and two babies were born. One of the babies will receive infant baptism later. In fact, the four generations of this baby’s family are members of this church (and some were baptized in this church).
May the great Good Shepherd continue to use this church as a community of worship and of witnessing Jesus’ good news of hope and peace.
Christ the Redeemer (Multicultural), Toronto, organized an outreach event to celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 2.
More than 40 international participated at the event. They enjoyed making and eating dumplings together. Click the photo on the right for the happy moments captured and posted on Facebook.
To Be A Christian: An Anglican Catechism produced by the provincial Catechesis Task Force led by the Rev. J.I. Packer is now available online, please click here.
“To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism” is released. It is produced by the provincial Catechesis Task Force led by the Rev. Dr. J. I. Packer.In Packer’s words, it “is designed as a resource manual for the renewal of Anglican catechetical practice. It presents the essential building blocks of classic catechetical instruction: the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments (the Decalogue). To these is added an initial section especially intended for those with no prior knowledge of the Gospel; as such, this catechism attempts to be a missional means by which God may bring about both conversion to Christ and formation in Christ.”
Three children were baptised at St. Matthias & St. Luke on January 12, 2014. Please go to their Facebook page HERE for the photos.