HENRY V

Shakespeare’s epic, complex and moving history of a young King’s triumph against all odds is brought roaring back to life this winter, in a rousing new production from London, England’s internationally-acclaimed Malachite Theatre and Edmonton’s own Grindstone Theatre.

Featuring an evocative new live score and a fantastic gender-balanced cast, including the first female actor to play the titular role on the Canadian stage, HENRY V promises to be the Shakespearean event of the year!

ISC presents MENDELEVIUM  

Performing in this concert will be the Bell’arte Strings featuring Donovan Seidle (Associate Concertmaster of the CPO), Steven Lubiarz, Michael Bursey and Kirill Kalmykov.  Join us for the beautiful sounds of this exceptional string quartet as they play Mendelssohn in our excellent Sanctuary space.

HENRY V

Shakespeare’s epic, complex and moving history of a young King’s triumph against all odds is brought roaring back to life this winter, in a rousing new production from London, England’s internationally-acclaimed Malachite Theatre and Edmonton’s own Grindstone Theatre.

Featuring an evocative new live score and a fantastic gender-balanced cast, including the first female actor to play the titular role on the Canadian stage, HENRY V promises to be the Shakespearean event of the year!

This Week: “Youth: Church of Today” [Jan 22nd 2017]

Some Christians are fond of saying that children and youth are the church of tomorrow. The corollary is that, if we want the church to survive, we must inculcate our beliefs and values in the lives of the young. Respectfully, we disagree. Children and youth may or may not be the church of tomorrow; but they most surely are the church of today. Treating them as present-day members, with their own gifts to share and their own challenges to bear, is the only way they will ever become the church of tomorrow.

 

We are pleased to announce that, beginning January 29, we will be sharing our faith with our younger members in a monthly Sunday morning youth class. On the last Sunday of each month, from now through April, our Rector will meet with our young people to explore the basics of the Christian tradition, from how the Bible was written to what Christians have believed, then and now, to what modern faith looks like—for them! Information will be imparted but, more important, the actual lived experience of our young people will be honoured.

 

Some may choose to go on to be confirmed, but this is not a Confirmation class per se. It gathers young people who are ready to think for themselves while exploring their faith. For those who do seek to be confirmed a separate class will be offered in May. For now, though, we get to learn from them, just as they will learn from us.

This Week: January 15th 2017

As many of you know, several years ago our church raised funds for the Nav Paryas Children’s Home in Panchkula, Haryana, India. Permod and Pearl Kaushal, good friends of Dave and Barb Driftmier, established and ran the orphanage with the help of many Indian and Canadian volunteers. Dave and Barb had the opportunity to spend a month at Nav Paryas in 2011 and, upon their return, drew our attention to the good work being done there through a dinner and a slide presentation as well as through their heart-felt enthusiasm for the project.

 

Sadly, Permod passed away in August and his family members have recently decided that they cannot continue to operate the orphanage without him. The Home will remain open until the end of this school year, at which time it is hoped the children will move as a group together to a new home. They are grateful for the support we were able to give them.

 

The girls at Nav Paryas have had a happy life with good education, wholesome food, health care, a comfortable place to live and, most importantly, a warm, loving home. Nav Paryas has saved lives and given its children a brighter future. The funds we donated made a real difference to these children, including the completion of a new playground. The children, who are mostly Hindu, learned that Christians half a world away could be known by their love and generosity. It has been a beautiful partnership, helping to build a better world.