Posts by Stephen

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Prayer and Repentance during Lent

by Stephen

On Wednesday at our Ash Wednesday Gathering, we talked about the disciplines of prayer and repentance during the season of Lent. We shared how different patterns of prayer have helped re-energise our prayer lives from things like journaling,to practicing the Ignatian discipline of The Examen. Both these practices can help us become more aware of how […]

Lent 2013

by Stephen

This Wednesday February 13, is the beginning of a 40 day period known as Lent, leading up to Easter. During this season it can help to focus on the four disciplines, most commonly associated with Lent, to help us in our relationship with God and others: prayer, repentance, giving to the poor (Almsgiving) and fasting (self denial). Fasting – […]

Come to Us -Ordinary Time

by Stephen

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOKz7iIAYvw] This is a video that beautifully captures the Christmas story. We pray that this time of Christmas that you may see God among us. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Our next service is a gathering on December 30th Inter-Church Worship Service @First Christian Reform @2pm Sunday January 6th we […]

This Fall….

by Stephen

We are already deep into Fall. We know that from the rains that finally arrived in Vancouver in mid October! But Fall also signifies something new. If summer meant holidays, times of fun outside and a more relaxing rhythms, Fall often signifies hunkering down to more activity inside as students return back to school and […]

Trip to Okanagan Gleaners

by Stephen

A few of us have just returned from the Okanagan Gleaners www.okanagangleaners.ca. We had an excellent time together – I think it was one of the best experiences we have had of going to the Gleaners. We shared many stories while chopping vegetables (this time there were lots of onions). For those of you who have […]

Doubt and Faith

by Stephen

There are times when we deny our doubt or keep it suppressed because it unsettles us or makes us feel nervous. This is especially true when we see injustice continue and those who abuse power prosper. One very good way to deal with our doubt (or double-mindedness) is to bring it into an act of […]

Strathcona Vineyard Church Easter Service 2012!

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We invite you to our Easter gathering on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 10:30am. All are welcome to come and join us in a delicious breakfast.  After  breakfast we will enjoy songs of joy and personal reflections provided by those among us.

Life at Strathcona Vineyard in Pictures

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Here is a snapshot of our life together in pictures to allow you to get a glimpse of what our gatherings look like.  Each time we gather we share food and build relationships with each other Worship simple yet passionate worship Homegroup we gather in homes every 2nd week for discussion, prayer and worship   […]

Lent and the Poor

by Stephen

Lent, as many of you know, is the 40 day period leading up to Easter. It is often seen as a time to examine and reflect on our relationship with God and others. There are four disciplines that are most commonly associated with Lent to help us in this regard: prayer, repentance, giving to the […]

What to expect when you visit Strathcona Vineyard Church, Vancouver BC…

by Stephen

This is a post written for those who may be looking to visit a church.  Perhaps you are looking to find out more about Jesus, maybe you are curious as to what Christians do in church, wondering what is different about a Vineyard church or looking for a church home. NLV Strathcona is a small group […]