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July 22, 2018


As the temperature rises and the longer days allow us to find ourselves outside sipping our favourite beverage on our rear decks, the pressures of life diminish, if only for a moment or two. Summer is one of the seasons where we take a break from the seriousness of life. But it can also be a great time to thoughtfully consider important matters as well.
In the church calendar, the summer season is one of pausing some regular activities and to plan what the next season will hold. One of those activities that will resume in September is our Monthly Prayer and Worship nights. We have used these nights to celebrate what God is doing and to seek Him for His provision and healing for our lives and for our church. We have also spent each of these evenings to highlight and pray for our five prayer priorities. Even though we won’t be meeting in July and August, please continue to pray for these priorities throughout the summer.
As a reminder, our five priorities are as follows:
  • Prayer for humility. This needs no explanation. We all know what humility is, right? I like how Dallas Willard expands on the subject in The Divine Conspiracy. He states, “To understand Jesus’ teachings, we must realize that… we cannot have one posture toward God and a different one toward other people… Humility before God and humility before others go together” (p 232).
  • Prayer for our Life Groups. In the process of transforming our lives and neighbourhoods, we are praying to double our Life Groups to 50 by the end of the year. We have started with 25 and by June there have been as many as 38. This fall, with more ‘pop-up’ groups planned, we feel that with God’s help we can reach this.
  • Prayer for our neigbours. In keeping with the theme of transformation, we believe strongly that we as individuals need to pray for our neighbours by name. Let’s see what doors God will open up in those ‘chance encounters.’
  • Prayer for Citizen’s Church plant. We are excited about the September launch of Citizen’s church. Ask God for how you can participate in this – more prayer, finances or even joining. Be open to His voice.
  • Prayer for renovation debt to be paid in 2018. The recent renovations have opened up many new opportunities for ministry. We are trusting God for a miracle. 
As you reflect and pray in this season, please continue with us in asking God to continue to work in these five areas. We are looking forward to the celebration we will share as the year closes and we look back, reflecting on what God was able to do at CLA in 2018.

– Marty Mittelstaedt Associate Pastor 


AMAZING ALTITUDES: Explorer’s Camp 2018 | July 23-27 | 9am-noon | Ages 4-11 | The church will be buzzing with excitement this week. We have 350 kids attending kids’ camp supported by 180 volunteers. Thank you for your prayers!

REV CAMP 2018: AS ABOVE | High School Camp: August 19-24; Middle School Camp: August 26-30 | Regular registration pricing ends today! Visit online to register:

YOUNG ADULTS - Service at the Beach | Thursday, July 26 |7:30 – 9pm | Outdoor Plaza Bayview Park - White Rock West Beach

FOOD TRUCK SUNDAYS | July 29 and August 19 | Following the morning service plan to stay, visit and purchase lunch. There will be Food Trucks to choose from as well as Bus Ministry fundraiser hot dogs on the Café Patio. Bring cash, lawn chairs/picnic blankets. Featuring: Memphis Mike’s BBQ, Wagner Hills Food Trailer, Vera’s Burgers, Old Country Pierogi

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT | October 18-19 | The Global Leadership Summit is a telecast event from Willow Creek church to hundreds of locations in North America. This is a great opportunity for Christian leaders to grow and develop as well as an outreach for those who wouldn’t normally attend church. For details and registration visit

CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Hospitality Attendant | We are looking for an energetic individual to join the Hospitality Team. This is a part time position with the possibility of moving to full time. Responsibilities include general housekeeping, event setup, and security of the building. For more details visit To apply please send your resume to or deliver to the Reception marked to the attention of Human Resources. Closing date is July 27.

Congratulations to Jaclyn VanderDeen on the birth of her daughter Tianna Ivy.

Pastor Derrick and Sara-Lee are currently away on vacation. Pray for refreshing and safe travels. They will be back for next Sunday’s service when we welcome new CLA pastors Mark and Jenni Colwell.

CLA Missions Offering // June

June Total Missions Giving: $55,122.87
Year to Date Total Missions Giving (Jul-June): $994,108.67


Morning Services | 10am | Auditorium
Rev678 | 10:30am | East Hall
Recovery Church | 6pm | Auditorium

Explorer's Camp 2018 | 9am | Auditorium

Explorer's Camp 2018 | 9am | Auditorium
Revolution (Youth) | 7pm | CLA Centre

Explorer's Camp 2018 | 9am | Auditorium

Explorer's Camp 2018 | 9am | Auditorium
Young Adults | 7:30pm | White Rock West Beach

Explorer's Camp 2018 | 9am | Auditorium

Prayer Meetings
For a list of weekly prayer meetings, visit

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