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Lent & Easter 2018

Celebrating Lent and Easter 2018 at Haney Presbyterian Church Lent is one of the most special seasons of the church year.  We have anticipated and celebrated the birth of Jesus in Advent and Christmas and declared God’s love for the whole world in Epiphany.  Now during Lent we will journey through Jesus’ adult life as…

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When the Decorations Come Down…

December 3rd marked the start of Advent 2017 — those four weeks of anticipation and preparation that we repeat every year while we await the birthday of the baby Jesus. In our church we decorate the sanctuary with reminders of the season. In addition to the Advent wreath and its candles, there is a Christmas tree, potted poinsettias, a…

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We Journey Through Holy Week

We have now travelled beyond Palm Sunday and we continue on a path through Holy Week. All during Lent we have been moving hesitantly toward this time when we will come face to face with the One who willingly gave up his life for us. Jesus the Christ, the sacrificed Lamb of God, was brutally crucified in our place. He saved us! What…

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Looking Towards Easter

Melting piles of slush and errant flurries may have us thinking we’re a long way from springtime, but there are Snowdrops blooming in the garden. This resurgence of life reminds us that spring will officially arrive in a month, followed by Easter, just a month later. This present interval is our time to turn towards God — a…

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Lent Devotional 2017

A Lent Daily Devotional has been created by the faculty, students and friends of Presbyterian College, Montreal. Click [here] to access the devotional in various formats. It offers scripture readings, prayers and reflections daily, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017. “In using it, we encourage you to set aside a specific time and place each day…

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Moving Towards Christmas

No matter how much we might sometimes wish otherwise, time steadily moves into the future. We can’t slow it down, speed it up, or make it go backwards, although it has an uncanny way of seeming to drag when we’re anticipating an event, and dash when we’re dreading one. That’s why it’s important to take…

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Advent I – Hope

In church Sunday morning the children were asked what they saw that was different in the sanctuary. One youngster immediately pointed to a banner on the chancel wall: “Hope”. Another acknowledged the Advent wreath with its candles. At home, some families use Advent calendars, utilizing various ways of counting down the days to Christmas. Advent is a time…