The Ferment: listen for inspiration and instruction

Okay – so I’m not a huge podcast guy. But it turns out that spending a lot of time by myself either painting our new house (it takes two coats of primer and two coats of paint to cover that dark grey – who paints their house dark grey anyways?!) and my frequent treks across the prairies to visit my folks in Alberta (my mom is living with ALS) have given me the opportunity to explore a number of offerings. As you may know there are a lot out there but a particular podcast that has a lot of relevance to us at WCV is called “The Ferment: conversations about worship and transformation”.

As I’ve listened to various episodes, I’ve had so many “aha moments” I just had to pass along the treasure to you. It’s put out there by Vineyard Worship and features a wide range of guests and covers a broad gamut of subjects loosely gathered around worship and transformation.

Here are a few of my favourite episodes so far:

If you’re interested, check out the Ferment Podcast here. Happy listening.

Last Encounter God Night – Invitation

Encounter God Night is coming to a close, at least for this season. We’re not sure what the next season will look like, but we invite you to participate in the possible last one! Encounter God Nights are an opportunity to meet God through worship and prayer.

Our WCV youth have so faithfully led these evenings over the months, so we as a community thank you! Thank you for your heart to serve our community and minister to the Lord in worship and prayer!

The details: Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 7 pm, 782 Main Street.

We hope to see you there!

Vineyard Prayer and Worship Summit – Edmonton

Every year, there is a national Vineyard event held in Edmonton called the Vineyard Prayer & Worship Summit. It is a time of gathering together to simply “seek the face of the Lord and worship him.” It is two days of worship and prayer and is always an impactful and encouraging time. Also, there is a pre-summit symposium that is designed to offer some training and teaching around particular topics. This year there are two symposium tracks: 1) How to develop a culture of prayer in your church community, and 2) Prophetic movement through dance.

>> Prayer and Worship Summit: March 1 & 2, 2019

>> Pre-Summit Symposium: February 28, 2019

>> Edmonton

>> Visit the website for more details and to register.

 

Word of God – a new song

Here’s a great new song that was shared at the Vineyard National Gathering in Montreal this past summer. This recording captures an early Tuesday morning session when many of us piled into the beautiful (and hot) St. Jax church for a time of worship and prayer “in the round”. This is a genuine “live” recording that somehow captures the living presence of Jesus amongst us.

Encounter God Nights

Our very own WCV Youth have come together to plan and prepare some open worship evenings for our whole congregation. The heart behind this is to provide a space to come together in worship and to engage in what God is doing among us. We want to nurture deeper relationships with God and with each other. Our next Encounter God Night will be on Thursday, November 29th at 7pm in the Sanctuary. We’d love for you to join us.

Grief Run

We are planning a Grief Run this Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00am at Whittier Park.

Amanda Leighton has organized this event for our community. She writes, “This is something visceral & physical for us to do together as an expression of our sadness and our anger and our anguish; as an expression of our grief. It is an act of prayer and worship in truth and honesty.”

“We will run through the darkness to get to the Light.” -Joyce Rees 

The run is approximately 2 km and will take about 25 minutes at a slow to medium pace. The route is suitable for all paces – walk, jog or sprint. The path will be well marked and it will be easy to see each other and stay together. There will be a guided liturgy to help center us before and after.

Everyone is welcome.

We will meet at the shelter in front of Fort Gibraltor.

Worship Pathways

Anyone who is interested in being involved in worship at WCV is invited to join us for three successive evenings on February 15th, 22nd, and March 1st, 2018 at the Ansloos’ home from 7-9 pm. We will worship together, share an overview of Vineyard values in worship, and give information about our worship teams & opportunities at church. Youth and those already serving in worship at church are also welcome!

Vineyard School of Justice 2016-2017 Begins!

The Vineyard School of Justice 2016-2017 has begun! We are excited about the five students God has brought us this year: Karen Merkel-Kopp, Doreen Daniels, Eric Robertson, Dominic Mwaura, and Ray Sanford. Dominic and Ray will be with us for the fall semester as they completed the spring semester last year; the other three will be with us for the entire school year.

We are also thrilled to have Natalie Hamm and Tara Glowacki involved this year. Natalie will be serving as a leader in the school after being a leadership intern last year. And as part of her theological studies, Tara will spend some of her time as a practicum student in WCV with the school.


The Vineyard School of Justice is a unique, six month program designed to foster a passion for loving God and loving your neighbour (especially those society deems “least”). The school facilitates a unique environment where those who are street-involved and those who are not, come together, learn side by side, and encounter Jesus and his kingdom of justice.

Please pray for our school and especially our students in their journey over the next few months.

For more information:
Vineyard School of Justice
School Facebook Page

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