Sunday, August 24, 2014

Movie: God is NOT Dead

Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
"Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword."

Josh's girlfriend tells him to sign the God is dead statement. He feels he needs to defend God. The professor will fail him if he can't convince the students.
After three lectures Josh convinced all the students that God is alive.

The Newsboys have a concert in town and everyone gets saved.

Text all your friends now: God's not dead.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Calvin Joel Dueck 1995 - 2014

Calvin was a strong swimmer having fun at Lake St Malo when he got caught by the weeds. He fought them but was unable to kick the weeds off his legs. Even though he was with a life guard and an off duty policeman, his short time on earth was over last Saturday at age 19.

Left to mourn are his parents,  one sister, 3 brothers and countless friends and relatives.

He loved sports and won a string of medals including MVP and the golden glove.

Larry Eidse devotional
Music song of hope
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness
Mervin obituary
Born Jan 3, 95
Became a Christian at an early age. A gentleman. Bible student. Baseball and hockey player.
Thanks to the friends that tried to help him.

Brothers' tribute
Hard worker cared deeply. He led the team in prayer. He always wanted to help everyone. He was a born leader and a positive

Worked at Dueck's rafter shop. Cared about his brothers.

Cal supported all his brothers in sports. He'd be there for them. Training partner. miss you bro.

Larry Eidse
Spread the gospel and if necessary use words - that was Calvin

Calvin left an imprint. Strong work ethic. An example to all.

God is not a druggist but gives us himself and his love to be with us.

If you and I have accepted Christ as your Saviour you can rest in his comfort and peace.

Picture "Safe At Home" in the background of the memorial card. Calvin is now safe at home.

Open mic
Tyler Dueck manager of Valley Enterprise. Cal was the man who could be relied on. Did everything he was asked to do without complaining. Poem by Tyler's dad.

Music by local artist
"Enjoy This Moment"
We don't know how many moments we'll have.

9 friends
He had a very contagious laugh. He made others laugh getting them in trouble. He had more timeouts than classtime.
Watching Blue Jays baseball.
Beachtime was our last time together for a very long time.

Who do you play with? Calvin Dueck. Everyone knew him. This is Calvin Town. Looking forward to playing ball with him in heaven.

Cal was the perfect player, always the captain of the team. Playing fair. We'll miss him.

Stood behind him. Calvin took umpire clinic and worked with him.

Memory of being in the Skydome and watching practice when he caught a homerun. He still had all his teeth. He was smiling

Cam Cornelsen was his coach for a while. Got to the finals. Going for provincial title. Calvin had that winner's smile at half time. He led the team and they had 3 - 0 lead to win the championship.

Youth leader
Talented humble strong funny determined caring

AWANA ring leader but serious Bible student.
He'll be missed.

Larry. Daughter had been visiting the bank teller. Her son had been blessed by Calvin.

Lord may you sustain the family.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Weird Animals

Weird Animals vacation Bible school starts today at

Interview Amanda Dacombe,  a nurse. She tries to let people see her as a beacon of light in the cardiac department. When prompted by God she shares her care, planting seeds and listening.

The Hidden Treasure
What are our treasures? House, car, jewelry, money, traditions?

Jesus came to tear down the wall of separation.
Jesus is the treasure
Treasure that is what you are Jesus you're my shining star nothing else compares to you Jesus I will treasure you. You are my treasure Lord. I will treasure you!

Pastor Del:
Our needs are so different. Thousands or hundreds of dollars. Is it worth it? We have different values. Do I want it or really need it?

In grade 5 I wanted a donkey. It was free! Very disappointed when he couldn't get it.

Is it worth it?
The game of worth risk reward happens every day. Father was a soldier hoping for liberation. When the allies came they were happy to surrender.

Jesus wanted us to know that there is a cost to follow him. To be his disciple we must carry the cross. Luke 14

Matthew 13 the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure. Legal property? The Jewish law says finders keepers. Roman law says owners own. So he needed to buy the property. The treasurer is hidden in plain sight. Difficult to find because we are born blind. Jesus needs to open our eyes to see.

If all you want is something that's "good for me" you'll never find the hidden treasure.

The man was working the land digging deep enough to find the treasure. Everyday work. Christ is there. Right in front of you. Wherever you are.

Brother Lawrence wrote the practice of the presence of God.

Ancient words ever true

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Worship Service in the Old Colony Church

Men sit on the left women on the right

Mennonite Heritage Village
Traditional German service
Aeltester: Rev Dan Warkentin
Deacon: Cornie Ginter
Songs Willkommen, liebste Freunde hier
Ringe recht, wenn Gottes Gnade
1 Peter 2:11, 12
Beloved brethren and sisters in the Lord. God draws his people to salvation. Jesus teaches us not to serve 2 masters. Give up every form of evil. Those who give up everything will get the everlasting rewards and eternal life. Love as brothers bless everyone. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Kneel for prayer

11Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 12Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

Beloved.  Our text says we should have faith and abstain from fleshly lust. They war against the soul. I am a stranger and sojourner. Consider King David. He was humble and prayed for forgiveness when he sinned. Obedience is better than sacrifice. Saul was disobedient and did not surrender to God and his word or seek forgiveness. Abstain from all lusts. Overcome evil with the spirit of God.
Deny the lusts of fancy clothes and furniture. Live simple lifestyle.
He that does the word of God will live forever. Cut off your right hand if it causes you to sin,  our loving saviour said.  Don't give sin any room. Avoid fortification and lusting after other women.
The old man is irrevocably bad. As you live for Christ you will suffer persecution. Walk circumspectly. Always be ready to give an answer for your faith. Live peaceably with all men. Overcome evil with good. Let the light of Christ shine. Christ was rejected by the world. Be the light of the world.
By this shall all men know that you love Jesus if you love one another. Abel suffered. Many were killed for righteousness. Daniel was cast into the lion's den. The anti-Christ is doing everything he can to destroy us. Run with patience the race set before us.

Kneel for silent prayer.

May the Lord hear our prayer and be merciful to us.
Hymn #242 Kommt Kinder, lasst uns gehen, der Abend kommt herbei

I ask that you accept the word of exhortation. Let us thank him for his forgiveness

This sermon was preached by Peter R Reimer in 1888 in the Blumenort Kleingemeinde Church