Good Friday Service

April 10, 2017
We will be holding a good Friday service on Friday, April 14th at West End Seniors’ Activity Centre! 9629 176 St NW Edmonton AB T5T 6B3

Anniversaries and Teaching Your Children About The Lord’s Supper

March 24, 2016
Anniversaries and Teaching Your Children About The Lord’s Supper This Friday we will be celebrating with Christians around the world remembering the events that led to our redemption and the redemption of countless others who we will stand with some day singing a new song to the Lamb of God. These events didn’t just happen during what we know now as the passion week. They weren’t even about the passover which is also celebrated at the same time that Christ suffered in our place. But God set these things in motion before the foundations of the world were laid. Mind blowing, I know and humbling when you consider that God had set his love on the Bride he would give to his Son back before he ever breathed the first star into the universe.  Part of that celebration will take place this Friday when we remember the Lord’s death together at 11am at the centre. The other part will take place Sunday morning when we move from horror to joy as we remember the the resurrection of Christ together. We don’t do it because it’s tradition but we do it because it is in a sense an anniversary. We remember anniversaries because they are events that are special to us. Celebration is the posture of the believers…at least it should be. We should, of all people, be the most celebratory people on the planet. In fact, the passover was instituted as a reminder, a kind of a celebration, of the judgement of God passing over the first born of the Israelites when God brought judgement to Egypt right before they were rescued by from slavery to the Egyptians. Redemption is the theme of the passover and it is also the theme of our celebration together. The passover was always meant to point to the better Lamb who was killed and who’s blood was applied to the doorposts of our hearts forever transferring the right wrath of God on our sins to the Lamb of God so that we could be rescued from the bondage of our task master, sin and our task master, the Devil. That is why, when the time was right, Jesus very symbolically (and in the fulfillment of the shadow of the Passover celebration) died a bloody death so that all those who would ever believe would never experience God’s right judgement on their sins. Then he rose again to secure not just our acquittal but also our new life in Him.  Jesus instituted a way to remember. On the night before he died he commanded that we should celebrate in a certain way and to do it as much as we do it to remember his death…his substitutionary, atoning death on the cross…until he comes again. So this Friday, we will be remembering. We call it communion as well as the Lord’s Supper. Either way we will be practicing this together on Friday. In a way, this is a reminder of the Gospel. We believe this has

Gathering Time Change

March 23, 2016
    Starting April 3rd, our Sunday gatherings will start at 10:45 a.m.    

Merry Christmas…more than you think

December 25, 2015
  In just a few more hours (and really for hours already around the world) celebrations in all kind of forms have already begun. I attended one tonight with Leah and the kids. It is of course a celebration. It takes thousands of different forms for millions of different heart reasons. As obnoxious as it is for some it is still going to happen. We call it Christmas. Today we will celebrate with countless millions and I know that some of you won’t. I know that for some, the very term is obnoxious. I understand this. For some, you have a conviction and I get that and respect that. This is in no way written to offend that conscience. In Romans 14 Paul says that if one abstains to honour the Lord…that’s good. If one chooses to celebrate the day to honour the Lord…that’s good too. I would encourage you to read it if you struggle here with those that don’t and with those that do celebrate. But I don’t really want to write about that. I want to draw your attention from the “whether we should and whether we shouldn’t” really quickly by simply saying Merry Christmas. I don’t mean it like most in our culture mean it. And I don’t mean it like those who oppose it understand it. Christmas is obnoxious to some because they believe it is forbidden because of a passage in the law that prohibits making and worshiping idols. They believe there is a pagan history behind it. And yet for others it is obnoxious because it represents the combination of two words, “Christ” and “mass.” The word means “the mass of Christ.” But what does “mass” really mean in the compound word Christmas? Any authoritative dictionary will reveal that the English term mass evolved from the Anglo-Saxon word maesse, which derived in turn from the Latin missa, which is a form of the verb mittere, which means “to send.” Consequently, the root meaning of Christ-mass is “to send Christ,” or “Christ is sent.” In a Roman Catholic sense, mass is quite literally sending Christ to the cross again and again. This ludicrous and demands not one life once, but one life again and again. In the letter to the Hebrews, the writer wrote that Jesus died once for sinners and then sat down ending forever the sacrificial system because finally a sacrifice was made that would forever meet the requirement God demanded for payment of sin for all those who would ever believe. Once for all. So we reject the Roman Catholic mass. But really, historically, the word Christmas did not mean the mass of Christ in the sense that the RC church understands the mass. The word means much more. 1. It means Christ…the Anointed One was sent. This is good news for us. God’s plan from before time, was to send Christ. He was to be the appeasement…the satisfying of God’s requirement for man’s sin forever. It was God’s plan. He

Natty Update

November 5, 2015
  Greetings to all of you who have walked with Natty during last September’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments…We hope and pray you are all well. It has been a number of months since Natty finished her chemo and had the major surgery to remove what was left of her primary tumor and a lesion on her liver.We have had a very good summer and fall as a family.  Been able to spend time together, doing some fun things.  Natty has been growing like a weed — getting taller (90 cm now, up about 3 inches since last fall), putting on weight (now up around 28 pounds, from the less than 19 when she was diagnosed last September).  Her vocabulary is increasing, she continues to demonstrate better and better dexterity.  She has had a few nights of sleeping through the night, and she is working on potty training.  To look at her, you would not know she is a cancer survivor We were able to get some family photos done in September – I am including one of them for you to see Natty (along with the rest of us). So, we have much to be thankful for.  But it is with mixed emotions that I write this update.  Last week Natty was in the hospital for her 6-month end-of-treatment scans.  This morning (Wednesday the 4th) we met with the doctor for an examination and to discuss the results.  He unfortunately had some news we did not want to hear, and which hit us pretty hard.  There is one — only one — spot of activity on her liver which was not there in June.  The lesion was there, but it was not active.  Now, it is very active — not much bigger than in June, but the activity is a concern.  As a result, Natty is going to have to have more treatment. She has to go in Friday for them to take bone marrow samples from her hips.  Depending upon whether there is evidence of the cancer in her marrow, the doctors will need to decide on a path forward.  Right now, it is a minimum of another surgery or four rounds of chemotherapy, perhaps both.  We won’t find out for a couple weeks. So, we ask again for your prayers.  Mostly for Natty, that the Lord would see fit to heal her completely.  But for us as well.  We’re still trying to recover from the last year, so the path ahead is daunting.  Pray for the boys too — the events of the last year really affected them, especially Blaise. Once we have a better idea of what the next weeks look like, we will send you another update. Thanks for any prayers you can offer, and thanks again for all the love and support you have shown us over the past year.  The Lord has used all of you to support and encourage us.  We would not have made it without what He has chosen to

Website Overhaul

May 20, 2015
If this is your first time visiting Foundation Church’s website, welcome! We’re glad you stopped by. If you’ve visited before and your first reaction now is “What happened to the site?!” – don’t worry! Same church, same people. A few things may have moved around – please bear with us as we work to get this new look running smoothly! If you encounter any issues, make sure to let us know.