NEIGHBOURHOOD DINNER - AUGUST 19

Come on out to our monthly Neighbourhood Dinner on March 19! If you can volunteer with set up, please come lend a hand starting at 5:30pm! Dinner will be served outside (weather permitting) at 6:00pm. All are welcome! Hope to see you there!

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SUNDAY AUGUST 18

This Sunday we welcome Erik deLange to lead our Sunday morning. Erik is a writer, actor, and playwright living in Vancouver. He works as a film columnist for Convivium Magazine as well as a writer-producer for Converge Magazine and is currently studying at Calvin Theological Seminary. We look forward to welcoming Erik back to The Bridge!

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SUNDAY AUGUST 11

This week in our sermon series on the “Big Ten” we will be looking at the relationship between parent and child. What does honouring our parents look like and what is it that makes us as parents worthy of that honouring? Join us as we look at the anxiety riddled topic of parenting in our day and age.

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SUNDAY AUGUST 4

This week in our summer series on the 10 Commandments we look at the commandment not to murder. For most of us this commandment doesn’t seem too relatable to our everyday life, but this Sunday we will be looking at the spirit and motivation behind this commandment and how it is more relatable to everyday life than we may think. Join us!

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SUNDAY JULY 28

This Sunday we will welcome Pastor Jenna Fabiano to The Bridge! Jenna is an associate pastor at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church. She will be preaching on the theme of friendship, looking at the story of David and Jonathan and also Jesus’ command to love in John 15. We look forward to welcoming Pastor Jenna!

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SUNDAY JULY 21

This week we will be looking at the third and ninth commandments, and the themes of truth and integrity. How do we try to manipulate or use God to get our way, and how do we often try to manipulate or cover something of ourselves up when speaking to our neighbour? Join us this week as we look at the ideas of truth, integrity and relationships.

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SUNDAY JULY 7

This week we kick off our summer series on the 10 Commandments! In light of the love and grace of Jesus Christ what role do the law and 10 Commandments still have in our life? Are they still relevant at all? Join us as we take an introductory look at the “Big Ten.”

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SUNDAY JUNE 30

This week we will be finishing up our sermon series on Ephesians. Join us as we look at Paul’s surprising final words of ‘inaction' and how he concludes his letter on growing up in Christ.

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SUNDAY JUNE 23

As our series on Ephesians begins winding down, Paul begins to outline very practical steps on how we are to walk this resurrection life. Join us this week as we look at what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit in our everyday, and sometimes tedious, life.

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SUNDAY JUNE 16

As we continue on in our Ephesians sermon series, this week we look at some of the smaller steps we can take as we seek to walk in balance with all that God has done for us.  It is these small, everyday steps that show the world the counter-cultural ‘new self’ God has created us to be.

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SUNDAY JUNE 2

This Sunday we will welcome guest pastor Kevin Lobert - Youth Pastor at Langley Immanuel CRC! Pastor Kevin will be preaching on Matthew 28: 18-20. Hope to see you there!

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SUNDAY MAY 26

Often the church seems like an add-on to personal faith, a take-it-or-leave-it aspect of following Jesus, but what if God designed the church to be much more than that? What if it was actually the central place where our relationship with God, each other, and even ourselves took place? Join us as we look at Eph. 2:11-22 and the ideas of division, peace, and the church.

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SUNDAY MAY 19

This week we welcome Dena Nicolai, a Chaplain and Refugee Support Mobilizer in Vancouver. Dena works with churches and other groups in BC to help welcome and settle refugees.  Through travels and people she meets, Dena bring a unique lens to how she sees God at work in the world.

Dena is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, and is currently completing her M.A. in Theological Studies at Regent College. She is a member of First CRC Vancouver, where she spent two years on staff as their Community Connections Coordinator, helping the congregation find ways to connect with their neighbours and neighbourhoods.

Prior to moving to Vancouver she lived for four years in the Middle East, based in Cairo, Egypt, where her work included organizing and facilitating numerous interfaith and intercultural dialogue events between North American university students and people from various countries across the Middle East.Her time in Cairo also involved volunteer work with two different refugee organizations, primarily assisting people seeking refuge from other countries in Africa.

More information about the work Dena does can be found here: http://www.van1crc.org/refugee-support

SUNDAY MAY 12

Whenever we think of God’s grace we usually think of salvation, but Paul tells us that our work and participation in God’s mission is also a form of his grace.  Join us this Sunday as we explore these two ways that God grace's our lives.

PS: Happy Mother’s Day!

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SUNDAY MAY 5

Hot on the heels of outlining God’s abundant gifts for the church, Paul turns his attention to prayer.  What is it that fills most of our prayers? Petitions, confession, gratitude?  These are good things, but Paul seeks to draw our attention to something maybe even more important.  Join us as we look at Paul’s prayer requests for the church.

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SUNDAY APRIL 28

This week we dive into the book of Ephesians.  So often we unconsciously think of God as a "God of scarcity," wondering if God will show up, wondering if he’s there.  The book of Ephesians, however, opens with a crescendo of abundance, outlining seven key gifts that God energizes us with as we begin to mature in him. Join us as we look at one of the most amazing (and longest) sentence in all of human history!

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EASTER SUNDAY

Come and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with us!  This Sunday we will be looking at the “unfinished” Gospel of Mark and how he seems to leave his resurrection account on a bit of a cliff hanger.  Join us in worship and community this Easter Sunday!

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GOOD FRIDAY JOINT SERVICE

We will be holding a joint Good Friday Service with Langley Immanuel CRC at 7:00pm. The service will be held at Immanuel with Pastor George preaching. The address for Immanuel CRC is 21713 - 50 Avenue.

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SUNDAY APRIL 14 | PALM SUNDAY

With the celebration of Palm Sunday this week, we will be looking at the much larger story and prophecy which Jesus fulfills from the book of Zechariah.  As Jesus sits upon that donkey on Palm Sunday he is signalling to the people of his day, and to us, that the world is about to change!

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SUNDAY APRIL 7

As we age, there are many different ways we measure our maturity and milestone of life, but what about our faith?  What does a maturing, “grown-up” faith look like?  Join us this week as we take an introductory look at Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, a book, as Eugene Peterson puts it, that helps us “Practice Resurrection.”

REMINDER: Stick around after the service to enjoy some delicious soup and buns!

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