Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our Website is Live!

It's been so long since I've posted that I had to reset the password just to log in. The good news, though, is that the reason for the long delay is that Gateway has established a website instead of this blog! Please check it out. www.gatewaycovenant.ca Use the Contact Us page to send your thoughts and suggestions. We are working on getting sermon online and updating Gateway's history. What else would you like to see on our website? Thanks for checking it out and sending your feedback! Pastor Stacia

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Eggs


We've begun a tradition at Gateway - on Good Friday, the youth come over to our house and join us in dyeing Easter eggs and eating knoepfla soup. What's that, you say? It's a traditional German recipe that my mom made every Good Friday for our family while we were growing up. Its basically a cream of potato soup with an egg dumpling in it. I like mine with a few drops of vinegar. Fiona make the knoepfla this time - it was fantastic! She came a bit early and helped me put together the soup. I so appreciated the help. I'm not much of a cook, and Fiona's got mad skills. Emily brought a few fun dyeing kits from Michaels, including a fun sort of gold leaf thing. She was the only one who seemed able to mast it, though. I gave it a shot, but my egg turned out rather pathetic. Noah ate more eggs than he dyed, I think, and Taylor spent most of his time making one super fantastically detailed egg. Brian covered one egg in masking tape and called that good. Take a look at our afternoon.





Saturday, February 11, 2012

Help Wanted

Hey all -

As you have clearly figured out, I'm not the greatest blogger. So we are hoping to update Gateway's web presence to an actual website, and I'd love your help. What would you like to see on our church's website? What information, links, resources, etc. would be helpful to you? What are some of the best church websites you've seen? Would you like to have sermon podcasts available?

I appreciate all your feedback. I'm not a techie, so help is much appreciated!

Thanks,
Pastor Stacia

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Join us in prayer

Hello Fellow Labourers in Christ,

Things at Gateway are very busy with the Advent and Christmas seasons upon us, yet it has also been a lot of fun. We are seeing some new faces at our church, sometimes during our services and others at our Kid's Club nights. So we are encouraged that God is at work through us to reach those in our community. Some praises are as follows:

Praises:
*Some new small groups have formed and are going well so far. They seem to be a way for our church to grow and share in life together throughout the week.
*We are blessed to have a number of wonderful and dedicated worship leaders who take turns leading.
*We have been able to fulfill our Soup on Saturday commitments which helps provide a simple meal for those in our community.
*Our ladies who visit the care homes in Prince Albert have continued this important and kingdom-witnessing ministry faithfully.
*Kid's Club is going strong for us and we have seen quite a large number of our congregation step up and meet the volunteering needs.

Prayer Requests:
*There are a number of our members or family members of those in our congregation who are dealing with various health concerns. Pray for God's healing and restoration of their bodies.
*Pray for those who will be attending our Christmas Eve service who might not attend church on a regular basis. Pray that we can connect on a deeper level with those who orbit our church.
*Pray for wisdom and guidance for our congregation as we live out life after Veritas. Pray especially for our Vitality Committee as they try to keep the momentum of Veritas moving so that we can continue to strive to be a healthy missional church.
*Pray for our Gifts Discernment Committee as they prepare the ballot for our up coming 2012 Leadership Council. Pray that the people God has called are chosen and can help give us the direction and leadership we need to move in the direction God is calling us.
*Pray for some good and strong contacts with the parents of the children who attend Kid's Club. We hope to build some relationships which will help us to share the love of Christ beyond just the children.
*Pray for Stacia and Seth as the pastors. We are always in need of God's grace and mercies. Also pray for our intern Linea who not only helps us out around the church, but is also taking classes.

Finally, pray that through this Advent season God can captivate us with the mystery of the incarnation of Christ - that God became a man and dwelt among us.

Stacia and Seth Michael - Co-Pastors
Linea Lanoie - Intern Pastor
Virginia Kutzan - Church Chair

Sunday, November 20, 2011

T-Shirts

Hey everyone,

We had a great time this week making t-shirts at Kids' Klub. The energy level in that place was thru the roof! Everyone was just so excited about their new shirts that they were wound right up. But we had a blast and enjoyed a great spaghetti dinner too. Probably should have taken off the white t-shirts before the sauce was served, however. Lesson learned.

Sharon took pics of the even, so head on over to her blog to check them out. Make sure you scroll down to see the group shot!

Pastor Stacia