Week 2 – Matthew 2:1-12 Wise Worship Time

Today’s Story is found in Matthew 2:1-12 Often times even in our preaching and teaching schedule we sort of celebrate the event of Epiphany during Advent yet it actually comes in the official church calendar on the 6th of January.   What is Epiphany?  Is it as Merriam Websters defines “an appearance or manifestation especially of a […]

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My Friend Rudy

Let’s pause for moment and pray.  Would you pray along with me the Lord’s Prayer?  I’m sure most of you know it but if not you can listen to your neighbor or read it from the wall.  “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come thy will be done in […]

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To Powerpoint or Not to Powerpoint

Lately a fellow minister and friend of mine here in Penticton, and I,  have been debating the merits of using visuals during the sermon time.  It is becoming more and more common in this day of multimedia to have video clips and PowerPoints as a regular part of the sermon time. My friend was pretty […]

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One Messy Christmas – 2014

Season’s Greetings and welcome to Grace in the Heart of Penticton.  You going to let me get away with that? Let me try that again…Merry Christmas!  We at Grace are all about Jesus Christ…no matter what time of year it may be.  But especially at Christmas.  So if you haven’t done so yet and even […]

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Psalm 149 A New Song of Salvation

The hills are alive with the sound of music! This is from the highest point on Salt Spring Island.  The views were fantastic and awe inspiring.  You couldn’t help but praise the Lord there.  Isaiah the prophet wrote, “Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who […]

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Dianne – Saturation of Assurance

As I thought and prayed about what to say on this day many emotions overwhelmed me.  I was of course very sad…even mad for while…that Dianne was so quickly taken from  Tony and  his family.  Dianne was a fine Christian lady.  Not a perfect one but an authentic Christian woman.  One who leaves a huge hole […]

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virtual community

Is virtual Community Biblical?   A Pastoral Perspective     Rev. Blake Wagner “Go into all the world and preach the good news!”    Below are my lectures from a class I did at ACTs. 1)    How God has lead this particular pastor to form virtual biblical communities. 2)    The growing need for online biblical […]

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B.E.G.I.N. in Penticton

Have you noticed that not everyone chooses to enter a church building? The truth is here in Canada the vast majority of Canadians do not regularly attend church. It is sad but true. Yet we believe that everyone needs an opportunity to get to know and follow Jesus Christ. So if people will not come […]

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Keep on Speaking

Wow!  God is doing amazing things through this great BCMB Conference we belong to.  C2C the church planting movement told of all the new plants throughout BC and Canada and we met several of the Planters. How to summarize it…changed lives, healed people…Christ at work in new and exciting ways.  Check them out here:  http://www.c2cnetwork.ca/ Camps […]

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Mission Fest / PLN News

Hi Folks, Pastor Blake & Lynda from Penticton, Canada on behalf of the PureLoveNow Krew in Kenya with some recent developments and news. First off I want to welcome all the folks that we met at Mission Fest in Edmonton, Alberta and Global Citizen Kelowna, British Columbia.  You were an inspiration and a huge blessing for […]

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T.I.M.E. for Faith to Survive

Rita Chretien tells how True Intimacy Must Exit for faith to survive 49 days stranded on a barren Nevada road in the winter. Her heart wrenching story speaks of new intimacy with the Almighty that kept her faith going strong. Audio Only: Download: RC-Grace Video HD: Download: RC-Grace-1  

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My Friend Bill

SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS Pastor Peter shares about his friend Bill. William Chester Hutton. “Whispering Bill” Born May 18,1958 Home to Jesus on Sept. 4, 2012 Sadly missed. I am in the place where God shines through For He and I are one, not two. He wants me were I am. I need […]

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Friends of Missions

On Sunday Sept. 30th Friends of Missions held their annual Golf Fundraiser. Tim & Bonnie, Arty and Carol put their hearts into making this an enjoyable day for all who came.  In this video Tim explains some of the antics that went into this “golfing” adventure.   We are so thankful for the generosity of all those who […]

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Theodore (Ted) Walter

WALTER, THEODORE (TED) ROBERT: September 20, 1928 – June 15, 2012 Ted went to be with his Lord; he passed away peacefully on June15, 2012. Ted is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene, by his four children, Michael (Lynn), Philip, Tony (Dianne) and Celena (Darryn) as well as by nine grandchildren, April (Todd), […]

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When Faith CC meets Grace MB it’s PLN

PureLoveNow is connected to both Faith Community Church in Kitale and Grace MB Church in Penticton through the founding couple.  The son of Faith Community Church Jimmy met the daughter of Grace MB Church Lorna and it was Pure Love! Throughout our time in Kitale this year we interacted with PureLoveNow ministries at a number […]

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