You shall make the fiftieth year holy, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.” Lev. 25:10

In the Bible, the Sabbath (seventh) day is considered holy, and so likewise, every seven years. But when you total seven times seven years, you have the jubilee year, a period of time that is considered even more holy. In Leviticus, the people of Israel are commanded to celebrate the jubilee year by returning property to its ancestral owners and allowing the land to rest from plowing.

What a great time for Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church to celebrate its own 50th anniversary. This is an opportunity to pause and remember where we have been and where God is calling us to go. Special 50th anniversary celebrations are planned for the end of November, but things are already beginning. Now that September is here, we welcome Rev. Peter Coutts as our new minister, and look forward to beginning a new time together.

John Egger, Director of Christian Education


Here’s what’s happening in September at VAPC:

  • Choir Practice resumes Thursday September 7th at 7:30pm. The choir is always looking for new members!
  • Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10 Congregational Camping Trip at Sibbald Lake Campground. (For more details contact Jo Colgan at or 403-483-9575)
  • Friday, September 15 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Singles Luncheon (contact Alice Hemphill-Morris at 403-932-3954)
  • Friday, September 22 7:00 Youth Group start-up
  • Sunday, September 24 10:00 am Re-covenanting Sunday
  • Saturday, September 30 All-ages Film Matinée: “Up!” from Disney Pixar 3:00 pm in the Chapel (tickets available from John)

And finally, looking forward to October, World Wide Communion Service on October 1st, 10:00 am

One in Christ, Reaching Out to Many