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Psalm 46:1  - God is our Refuge and Strength  Brief Video Message

With an increase in cases, restrictions and deaths due to COVID, the end to this pandemic remains blurry.  And this can be increasingly difficult for all of us. 

In this short video be encouraged by the words of Psalm 46:1, and hear about some highlights in this newsletter.

Newsletter Contents:
- From the Pastor's Desk: our weekly RCAC column from all the pastors
- 3 P's in a Pod[Cast] - Advent
- Worship Song Covers
- Next Prayer Meeting
- Christmas Eve Service
- Every Season Marriage Group
- Jesus & Justice Conference Videos
- Global Semester Videos
- Sunday Worship Online


From the Pastor's Desk

Advent in the Time of COVID: Yearning for Rescue
Advent this year (like most everything else) is different this year.  How can we enter this season Advent differently this year?  Click Here to read Pastor Jason's reflection.

Yet Another "Final" Word: Rejoice the Lord Always!
Our sermon series in Philippians has made us consider joy, much more.  Can joy be present, even as we serve God in difficult circumstances?  Click here to read Pastor Simon's latest reflection.

See Archive of "From the Pastor's Desk"

Photo by Patrick Fore

3 P's in a Pod [Cast] #9 - Advent

What is Advent?  And how does Advent help us through these uncertain times?
These are the questions we consider in our most recent podcast.  Click here, or the image above to watch.

Another recent podcast:
"Taking in the News Without Losing Hope" (Oct 21)

For all previous podcasts (video & audio), click here.


Worship Song Covers

English Worship Team
Written by Pastor Jason
One of the joys we miss is singing as a big choir in the church sanctuary.  Our voices merged, our emotions poured forth, our praise erupting toward God.

While singing together virtually is nothing close, we continue still. 

Did you know, in our Sunday online services, even though playing a recording of our songs would be much better quality-wise, we've purposefully chosen to lead most of our songs live to maintain, as best we can, a sense that we are together in time and place

There is no right way of doing this, of course.  But I'm thankful for our worship team who have been thoughtful and dedicated to leading all of us in worship.  (Thank you team!)

Nevertheless, I encourage you all to worship throughout the week by listening to the songs we sing, through this playlist of Worship Covers.  The most recent recording is of the beautiful Advent song by Andrew Peterson, Behold the Lamb of God.  Praise God!

Painting: Agnus Dei by Francisco de Zurbarán

Prayer Meeting

Tuesday, December 15,  7:00pm - 8:00pm
This is our monthly prayer meeting - on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Join us to pray for the world, our ministry, and for one another.

Register at Zoom to Join

 Christmas Eve Service

English Ministry
December 24,  7:30pm - 8:30pm
So many cancelled events, but we're not going to miss this one. 

It will be simple and meditative.  We'll listen to Scripture read aloud, and sing some songs also.


Register at Zoom to Join

Photo by Jessica Ruscello

Every Season Marriage Group
Beginning January 2021

Beginning early next year, Pastor Jason will host a group for married couples.

Every season, the group will meet for a time of learning, prayer and, most of all, encouragement.  We want marriages to flourish, and our hope is to foster our journeys together in Christ.

These two questions will shape every gathering:

1. What does it look like for our marriages to be in Christ?
2. What are practical ways we can begin to nourish our marriages?

The group beginning in January are for for couples married up to 7 years.  A second group, for those married 8+ years, is planned to start in Spring. 

If you are interested to join, or want to learn more about this group, send a message to Pastor Jason at

Photo by Christopher Rusev

Jesus & Justice Conference

This conference was held from October 15-17, 2020, and all the talks can be found here on this YouTube playlist

Highlights, recommended by Eugene Au, include:
  • Brian Doerksen on art (and artists) and justice
  • Cheryl Bear's Indigenous perspectives on decolonization
  • Jeremy Johnson on the role of local church communities in seeking justice to make visible the Kingdom of God
These would be great for self-learning, or learning together with your friends. 

Global Semester Videos

 Bring Honour to Jesus Anywhere
This developing video series aims to help you learn how to be more effective cross-cultural representatives of Jesus, both locally and globally. 

Click here to go to the YouTube page and consider subscribing!


Sunday Worship on Zoom

Worshiping together online is far from ideal, but we continue to find joy being in the presence of God and one another (virtually).

It can feel strange at first, but we aim on singing praise, praying together, and learning from God's Word proclaimed. 

Recently we have changed how new friends can join our online worship.  There is now a short form to fill out, and soon after a pastor will be in contact to welcome you personally.


Sign Up and Connect Here

Alternatively, you may also participate by watching the recorded Zoom service that is posted on our website at 10:30am every Sunday (click the link on the image above to view the most recent worship service).

Need Prayer?
Let us know how we can pray for you

Let us know your prayer needs in any of the following ways:
  • E-mail us anytime:
    • Pastor Jason:
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