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Bible Study Wrapped Up for the Summer

posted Jul 21, 2021, 8:00 AM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

Wednesday night bible study has wrapped up for the summer. Going through the book of Zechariah was extremely edifying and instructive. We hope everyone went away with a renewed appreciation and love for God's Word! Bible study will resume again in the fall sometime, beginning with a look at the book of Judges. 

Voters' Meeting June 13th

posted Jun 8, 2021, 10:44 AM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

Just a reminder to all voting members that this Sunday, June 13th, is our annual spring voters' meeting. We will be electing new officer bearers to the Board of Elders and Board of Directors, as well as voting on edits to our constitution and bylaws. The proposed draft has been already ciruclated to members via email, but if you somehow missed getting a copy of this, please just email pastor@princeofpeace.ca! The Board of Directors is asking that all voting members be in attendance on Sunday and to have read the Constitution/Bylaws draft before the meeting. We hope to see you there and may God bless our decisions and discussion!

Back to In Person Worship!

posted May 29, 2021, 10:25 AM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

Dear friends and visitors, we are pleased to announce that in person worship services will be resuming this Sunday (May 30th)! Hope to see you at 10:00 am at Garden Road Seventh Day Adventist Church. If you are visiting and would like to come, you are also welcome (even at 15% fire code capacity we still have plenty of space) and are encouraged to email Pastor Mark at pastor@princeofpeace.ca to see if there is room. 

Praise be to God!

Worship Announcement

posted May 5, 2021, 5:00 PM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On Tuesday, May 4th 2021, the Provincial Government of Alberta announced wide-ranging restrictions throughout our province with the intention of slowing the spread of Covid-19. These restrictions will be in place for at least the next three weeks.

One of the restrictions is that places of worship are now restricted to only 15 attendees. So far we have been blessed to be able to worship in-person every week and, due to our rented properties large capacity, we have been able to welcome any who wanted to come to Prince of Peace and join us in-person. However, this new restriction is much tighter and limiting to our worship.

We (The Board of Elders) had an in-depth discussion about how we would respond to these new restrictions. Ultimately we have decided that for the next three weeks, beginning Sunday May 9th 2021, we will move to online worship services only (service will continue to be at 10:00am on Facebook).

We want you all to know this was not a decision we took lightly. We have done what we can to think through and talk through the various factors involved and try to make the best decision possible.

Some of the factors behind our decision follow:

-          Our call to submit to the government which God has ordained. (Romans 13:1-7)

-          The safety of our members.

-          Respect for the property and reputation of the Seventh Day Adventist Church whom we rent from. (Our actions will directly impact them.)

-          The universal nature of these restrictions. (Churches are not being singled out and targeted.)

-          The time-limit of these restrictions. (The Provincial Government has made it clear that these are intended to be short term and temporary restrictions.)

Please pray to God for guidance, strength, humility, and courage as we seek to lead Christ’s flock in the way that pleases Him. We will continue to evaluate the situation, especially as the proposed three week period comes to an end and we will update you with any changes as they come.

 
*Note: We recognize that the thoughts and convictions on these matters vary from member to member within our congregation. If this presented course of action violates your conscience or you believe you would be grievously sinning against God by following it, we encourage you to reach out to Pastor Mark (pastor@princeofpeace.ca) or one of our elders, where we will listen to and talk through your concerns.

“The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.” (Ps 145:17). We encourage all of us to move forward with this faith and trust that God is working out all these things for the good of us who love God and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)


Come Lord Jesus

New Bible Study Starting This Wednesday!

posted Apr 6, 2021, 12:48 PM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

Golden lampstands? A giant flying scroll? A woman in a basket? Four chariots? The high priest standing before God and Satan? A king on a donkey? What do all of these things mean? Join us on our Wednesday night Bible Study (7:30pm via Zoom) where we will be seeking to decipher the book of Zechariah and many of the strange visions and prophecies it contains.

PSA - New Sermon Series Coming Your Way!

posted Apr 6, 2021, 12:46 PM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

As we head into the Spring and early Summer we will be engaging with a new sermon series on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. The Thessalonian church was one who went through many ups and downs yet continued to move ahead and strive in their faith, hope, and love. It is our prayer that God will speak to us through these letters as we take a deeper look at them.

Sneak Peak: Did you know…

-          1 Thessalonians was likely either the first or second letter written by St. Paul? Scholars debate about whether 1 Thessalonians or Galatians was written first by St. Paul.

-          1 Thessalonians may have been the first book written in the entire New Testament? It is likely that the Gospel writers didn’t write down the events of Jesus’ life until 20-30 years after Jesus’ ascension (Matthew, Mark, Luke were likely written between 53-65AD). Scholars suggest St. Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians around 51AD, a year or two after he founded the church there.

-          1 and 2 Thessalonians foreshadow St. Paul’s later letters? The letters to the Thessalonians were written by a relatively young Paul compared to the more mature Paul who wrote letters like Romans, Ephesians, and Colossians. 1 and 2 Thessalonians contain the same theology and teachings as the later letters but in a more simple form.

-          1 and 2 Thessalonians talk a lot about Eschatology? “Eschatology” is the study of the end times. 1 and 2 Thessalonians contain more about the end times than any of St. Paul’s other writings.

Good Friday Service - 7pm April 2nd

posted Mar 29, 2021, 4:08 PM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

We hope you can join us in person or online for our Good Friday Service at 7pm this coming Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. 

What is so good about Good Friday? Because out of the greatest evil in history, Jesus Christ accomplished the greatest good. And this is GOOD news for us and all sinners who believe in His saving work!

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Easter Sunday Service

posted Mar 22, 2021, 12:46 PM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

EASTER DAY SERVICE – Easter Day Service will be held on April 4th at 10:00 am. Due to COVID restrictions, you will need to pre-register for this day so that we know whether or not we need to have two services or not. Please email church@princeofpeace.ca or mrekken@princeofpeace.ca to register.

It's a Boy!

posted Mar 14, 2021, 6:17 PM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church community is excited to join with Pastor Mark and Beka in welcoming a new member to the Rekken family! Thanks and praise to our Heavenly Father for the safe arrival of Matthew Ephraim on March 1, 2021. Matthew is doing well and we are so grateful for this new life!!

A Devotion for You - Change is Possible

posted Feb 28, 2021, 8:06 PM by Prince of Peace Webmaster

Can people really change? Hear what God's Word says about change in Pastor Mark's brief devotion this week. 

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