Vineyard Canada is hosting another National Worship Gathering on December 27th, 11am our time. Various Vineyard churches across the country will participate as we worship, reflect on 2020, and prepare to enter the New Year together. This gathering will be live on Vineyard Canada’s Facebook page as well as well as posted on VC’s Youtube channel.
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:
- “The Lasting Impact of the Toronto Blessing” with Dr. Caleb Maskel – exploring the nature and theology of renewal
- “Costa Mitchel” – on reconciliation and historical Vineyard stories
- “Millenial Whoa” – conversations with 5 millennial worship leaders
- “Dr Brittany Kim” – on understanding the hard bits of the Old Testament
- “Bob & Penny Fulton” – founding leaders of the Vineyard – great stories
- “Carol Wimber-Wong” – co-founder of the Vineyard movement – more great stories
- “Andy Squyres” – singer / songwriter on embracing transformation & suffering
- “David Ruis” – on worship & justice including some of WCV’s early story
If you’re interested, check out the Ferment Podcast here. Happy listening.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!