Jul
22
to Jul 26

Roar - Vacation Bible School

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This summer St Thomas à Becket and Glenbrook will run the summer camp together. 

It will take place July 22nd to the 26th as an all day (9am to 3:30pm ) day camp for ages 4 - 11.

Contact Glenbrook Presbyterian church or St. Thomas a Becket Anglican church for more information 

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Why You’re Here

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The parable of the good Samaritan is probably the best known of all  Jesus’ parables. Jesus told it because he knew what was at stake in the lawyer’s questions. Then and now, it is the question of whether we will use the God-given revelation of love and grace as a way of boosting our own sense of justifying ourselves, or whether we will see it as a call and challenge to extend that love and grace to the whole world. So why are you and I here? 

 

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

What is God doing in your life lately?

There are times when we can in fact be comfortable, and rest, and just have a great time. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s good to enjoy life. But when we only ever want to be comfortable, and when we      neglect Christ in the process, there’s a problem. Sometimes to be a    follower of Jesus is to standout, take a risk, serve boldly, act out of love and self-sacrifice. So what is God doing in your life lately? Maybe God is asking you to move out of your comfort zone…and God’s Spirit will be with you.

 

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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By Faith

This Sunday we have guest speaker Pastor Vincent Syndab delivering the message. The message will focus on the scripture reading Mark 5:21-43

“He (Jesus) said to her, ‘daughter your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering’” Mark 5:34

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Believing and Knowing God…What’s The Difference?

 There is a connection in believing in something and knowing something. There will be those who say they believe in God (or not); but to believe in someone is not necessarily to know them.  The promise of Jesus is that we can come to know our heavenly Father just as Jesus knows the Father, through the Spirit. The interesting thing about Christianity is that God wants us to believe…but even more the invitation is to know “the Father, Son and Holy Spirit” in an ever deepening relationship of love.  

 

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

God’s Renewing Spirit

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As the early followers of Jesus gathered there was something like a strong wind and tongues of fire that descended on them empowering them to participate in God’s mission to the world. The person and activity of the Holy Spirit was unique on Pentecost, received by those early followers. Why is it important for us as followers of Jesus today to ask the Spirit to continue to bring renewal to our church and congregation? In what ways are you and I empowered by the Holy Spirit to share in God’s desire that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  

 

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Viral: Set Free!

Paul and Silas find themselves in prison and instead of escaping when freed from their chains, they stay in their cell. At first the prison guard is afraid for his life, but then he realizes that he too is a prisoner and needs to be set free. Seeing and hearing the faith of Paul and Silas he asks “What must I do to be saved?”. How do Paul and Silas respond? How would we respond?   

 

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Viral: Recalculating Our Spiritual Direction

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Life is hard to navigate at times. We find ourselves on a journey and suddenly there is a detour that prevents us from going along the planned route to the destination we had planned. What do we make of these detours in life? Where is God in the journey? Do we need  to “recalculate” our spiritual direction. Sometimes life takes us on detours,  and we learn by experience that tomorrow knows what tomorrow knows, but there is also trusting that God has purposes for our lives, even in the detours, that are yet to be discovered. Recalculating.  

 

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Viral: God Plays No Favourites

I think we can appreciate the daring and the courage that it took Peter, a messianic Jew who believed in Jesus to even associate with a Gentile like Cornelius. Peter needed to trust and obey the vision that God had given to him to meet and to share the gospel with Cornelius. God did not show favouritism when it came to the ethnic, economic or political background of Jews and Gentiles. Cornelius became a Christ follower and was baptized after he heard and accepted Jesus. Peter’s example is one for us today as we worship Christ who desires all people to come and know his presence.

 

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Viral: A Resurrection Story

In our scripture reading the Apostle Peter is portrayed as an effective agent through whom the risen Lord by his Spirit continued to act and to teach and to transform the lives of others…and it went “viral”.   With the healing of Aneeas and the raising of Tabitha, Peter is participating in the work of his Lord, with many believing in Jesus. As Christ followers today, how are you a faithful witnesses to the hope and power of Jesus in the world?  Is Christ seen in us?   

 

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Viral: On the Road To Damascus

After the resurrection of Jesus faith in him went “viral”.  One person who was converted by a dramatic encounter with Jesus was Saul of Tarsus. He was a notorious persecutor of early Christians, and the most unlikely person we would have considered to be disciple of Jesus.  Yet God can change the heart. God does not give up. And one whose lips uttered murderous and fearful threats, was transformed to teach and preach the love of Christ. God will not give up on us, and if we are open to Jesus,  his love can transform the hardest of hearts.

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Isaiah 6: Chaos and the Character of Christ

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We are happy to have Dr. Brian Irwin as our speaker on Sunday. Brian is Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures at Knox College. He has been teaching our future ministers at Knox college since 2004.  Brian is also a member of Glenbrook Presbyterian Church. 

 

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

“Whom are you looking for?”

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Join us this Sunday for our Easter service.

On Sunday morning we will celebrate the pivotal event of the Christian faith- the Resurrection of Jesus. Our Easter Celebration Choir will present a mini-cantata telling once again this great story and Pastor Ian will have a short meditation based on the encounter of Mary and the risen Jesus. 

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Saved… Because of Jesus

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Palm Sunday is a time in which the Christian Church celebrates Jesus as the “Blessed one who comes in the Name of the Lord”.  On that first Palm Sunday there was celebration in the streets of Jerusalem because of the anticipation of what Jesus as Messiah would do. He had come to free the captives and to liberate the people from the oppressor, but not in a way that was expected.  Soon the cries of “Hosanna” turned to “Crucify” and Palm Sunday gave way to Good Friday. This Sunday we too will sing “Hosanna” and along with the children and youth of our congregation celebrate Jesus as our Messiah and King.  But now we know why! He comes to free the captives from sin and to undo death through his cross and resurrection.  And one day he will come again to the shouts of praise. 

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Costly Extravagance … Because of Jesus

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Mary’s supreme devotion to Jesus by anointing his feet with a costly perfume and wiping his feet with her hair was deemed an unnecessary extravagance by Judas and with good reason. Yet Jesus welcomes Mary’s devotion as a beautiful offering, because she anticipates his own costly sacrifice and death…for her, for Judas and for all.  Sometimes such love can not be measured or explained…just received.

 

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Welcome…Because of Jesus

Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, and he is distracted by a short man in a tree, a man who is despised and rejected. The shocker is that Jesus calls out to Zaccheus, by name and invites himself over to his house. Zaacheus falls out the sycamore in disbelief.  Maybe even more

shocking is that Jesus extends his saving grace to Zaccheus. Today, it is a reminder that we have all been called by name, regardless of who or what we have done and invited without hesitation to have Jesus come and live in us.

 

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Fruitful . . . Because of Jesus

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Jesus’ parable of the fig tree reminds us that God is merciful when it comes to our sin. According to Jesus there are no “bad people” or “good people” when it comes to human sin. We all deserve God’s judgement. Yet God is patient. God has delayed final judgement. Jesus’ parable reminds us that while there is time we can respond in repentance to God’s grace and forgiveness and become fruitful…because of Jesus. Who are we/you becoming?     

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Overcomers…. Because of Jesus

We all have been tempted to say, do or be something that we know is testing us to betray a confidence or trust that we have established with God or with another person. It is never easy to resist temptation. We are unlikely to be tempted in exactly the same way as Jesus, but at the heart of our resistance is a love and a loyalty to God who has already called us his beloved.

 

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Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Pancake Supper

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We recognize the start of the season of Lent, Shrove Tuesday with a Pancake supper. We will have pancakes and sausages, juice and coffee. If you would like to join us please contact the office to purchase tickets.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday we welcome Rev. Deb Stanbury from ARISE ministry as our guest speaker.

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ARISE Ministry empowers individuals involved in human trafficking to reclaim hope in their lives by providing outreach, case management and spiritual care; supportive relationships are established, hope is fostered, and futures are reclaimed. Hope is at the heart of ARISE Ministry. They believe in a future worth having for each person they journey with.

 

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Songs N Smores

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We will join together this evening for music from Jillian and Lauren plus our Bag of Ham band. We will have Smores and beverages for snacks during the show. All donations raised will go to help children attend camp this summer. Contact the office if you would like to join us.

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Matters of the Heart: What about Love?

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The Apostle Paul encourages the Corinthian Church to consistently speak and act in love within the body of Christ. His prayer was that this church would be characterized by the love of Jesus, rather than pride, ambition and conflict. We too can thank God for his grace in Jesus, which covers our own failures and those our fellow believers. We can pray for our fellow Christians, that we would recognize them as fellow members of the body of Christ.    

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Matter of the Heart: Louder than Words

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When the Corinthians came together to celebrate the Lord’s Supper the meal became a sign of social divisions between those in the congregation. The Apostle Paul reminds them that such a division in the body of Christ , in fact dishonours the Lord Jesus who gave his broken body and shed his blood so that our relationship with God might be restored and to be a sign of a gracious unity within his body - the church. What does the Lord’s Supper mean to us?

 

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Matters of the Heart: Tug boats and Cruise ships

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The Christian community is the community formed, shaped and gifted by the Holy Spirit. For Paul this does not mean that there is a uniformity of spiritual gifts. Neither does it mean that there is a hierarchy of     spiritual gifts. There are a variety and a diversity of gifts but one Lord, designed for the common good and to build God’s kingdom through his church on the earth.

We are all called to use our spiritual gifts for the common good and to the glory of God. What is your gift?

 

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Matter of the heart: Puffed up or Powerful?

When to listen to whispers of criticism and when to dismiss them - these are decisions which need wisdom and good judgment. Paul had to address some of the negative criticisms and premature judgements that were said against him from those who felt that he lacked authority and integrity because of his shady past. What was Paul’s attitude and answer to his critics? What is our attitude and answer to those who might judge us unfairly? Maybe as Paul advises… “wait until the Lord comes” and in the meantime be faithful.

 

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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Matters of the Heart: God’s Free Password

The deepest mysteries of human life - love, death, joy, beauty and other mysteries of the universe have for millennia pointed to the deepest mystery of all, the mystery of God. Religion, philosophy even political systems have tried to penetrate this mystery and what is going on in God’s world. The Christian worldview believes that God has revealed an open secret through the Holy Spirit, allowing the Christian believer to have the wisdom (insight) to know God’s larger purpose of the hope of creation and the redemption of our humanity in Christ and how that has begun through the cross and resurrection of Jesus. When faced with the mysteries of human life, where is our hope today and for eternity?

 

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Matter of the Heart: God’s strange wisdom

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Some have called the times we are living in “The Age of Information”.  Though it is true that we have so much information available at our finger tips, has this made us any wiser? The Apostle Paul suggests that what we need is not necessarily more and more information or human wisdom and knowledge, as good as that might be. We need a Saviour, which for some seems like complete “foolishness”; while to others it is the “power of God for salvation.” Is it not true that to embrace Jesus as Saviour and Lord is the wisest choice we can make?

 

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