Category: Pastor Rick’s Blog


Remembering Mel

Remembering Mel The world has lost some significant icons from the world of sport recently. Muhammed Ali a.k.a. “The Greatest” and Gordie Howe a.k.a. “Mr Hockey” have been mourned and celebrated at length. And rightly so. Elim Chapel lost one…

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Happy International Women’s Day…I think

Tuesday, March 8 was International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments and potential of women around the world. Unfortunately, not everyone in Winnipeg seemed to see things the same way. On Monday March 7, I received a…

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Pray for Paris?

After the horrific attacks in Paris last week, social media lit up with messages urging us to “Pray for Paris”.  And why not? It was shocking to think of the “City of Lights” under such a cloud of panic and…

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Democracy: Use It or Lose It!

Thanksgiving is just over. The fridge is full of leftovers (thankfully). Everyone is back to work (thankfully). It has not snowed yet (thankfully) and the Blue Bombers still have a faint hope for a playoff berth (thankfully). And the end…

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Meeting God at the Cinema

I didn’t grow up going to the movies. It wasn’t on our family’s list of officially sanctioned entertainment options. That’s changed for me, but I still like to be selective about what I watch. Hollywood has not traditionally been “faith…

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In the Beginning

When does the story of the good news about Jesus begin? At his first public sermon in his home town of Nazareth? (Very popular…the congregation tried to kill him at the end of the service). At his birth in Bethlehem?…

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God Keep Our Land

It’s the day after Canada Day. Last night’s fireworks in Assiniboine Park were the best ever. We took in a couple of fun street parties and hung the Maple Leaf with pride from the front of our home. During the…

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Welcome to the Family

I love a good story, no matter what media is used. My favourite type of story is hearing the first hand experiences of individuals and how God found them. I also love baptisms. I love the powerful imagery of death…

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Restricted Access

Have you ever been shut out of a gathering, party, or event that you really wanted to be a part of? Feels awful doesn’t it? That feeling that you just don’t have what it takes, or aren’t good enough… Years…

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Intergenerational Worship

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 This past Sunday, our Family Worship service saw all the members…

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