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[July 9, 2014 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
Last summer, while I was driving north on Highway #9 just south of Stockholm, Saskatchewan, I passed by a marker at the side of the road. It intrigued me to the point that I turned the car around and headed back for a closer look, and to take this photo.
Like many places in Saskatchewan commemorating the arrival of the first settlers, this particular marker commemorates immigrants from Sweden and Norway who arrived on July 1, 1886, to homestead in the area. They established the first permanent settlement in …


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[July 7, 2014 | No Comment | ]

by Don Schiemann
It’s hard to avoid being a statistic nowadays. One way or another, we are all counted. Statistically, some of us tend to be in a certain age bracket; we will have certain political persuasions; we will be in favour of or against a certain candidate or proposal; we will have a greater or lesser propensity to heart disease or cancer; we will be a good or a dangerous driver. We could go on, but you get the idea.
There are some statistics which are universal and do not require …


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[October 18, 2013 | One Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”  (Luke 12: 32).
Is God set apart, or is God a part of our lives? One of the greatest miracles of life is the knowledge that God through Christ identifies Himself with us. We can become at one with Him. The Vicarious Atonement is proof of this promise—the Vicarious Atonement being the fact that Christ came to this earth as true God and as true man to be our substitute, to take our …


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[April 5, 2013 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge” (Psalm 94:22).
When slavery was common during the early part of the 19th century, a kind and gentle man visited the marketplace one day. There upon the auction block he found a young woman who all her life had known hardship and grief. Bidding the highest price, the man took the woman and brought her to his near-by estate. There he showed her his large and beautiful plantation. After having been shown the great …


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[April 3, 2013 | One Comment | ]

by Don Schiemann
In spring of 2010, I was in Prince George, BC. I preached at our church in the morning and led the congregation through a call meeting in the afternoon. Then I headed off to the airport to catch my flight home—a WestJet flight scheduled to leave at 4:50 p.m. There was an Air Canada flight scheduled to leave around the same time so the departures area in that small airport was relatively crowded with somewhere between 200 to 250 people.
The WestJet plane arrived and, as it pulled up …


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[December 23, 2011 | No Comment | ]

Christmas greetings from the East District president
by Paul Zabel
It is Christmas 2011, and we are facing some of the most uncertain circumstances in generations. Some would dare ask, “Where is God in all this? Does He really care?”
We are not the only ones who have had hard times. Perhaps the saddest period in the nation of Israel’s history was during the 400 years between Malachi and Matthew. It was truly a time of darkness for the people of God. God had promised He would come again. But where was He?
In …


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