February E-Memo

To the members and friends of Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church;Maybe you feel like things are falling apart in the world, our city, our church and in my life. In times of discouragement we need comfort. This is where the story of Nehemiah is helpful. The name “Nehemiah” means “the Lord has comforted.”  Nehemiah was comforted because the Persian king gave him permission to rebuild Jerusalem. He realized that the task before him required team effort, and he motivated his people by saying,

Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.’ (Nehemiah 2:17 NIV)

Someone once said, If you do not believe in yourself, chances are that nobody else will either.” Nehemiah believed in what he was doing and could press ahead because he had a dream: to rebuild Jerusalem! Keep your dreams for Varsity alive.   Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.

Rev. Kobus Genis
Interim Moderator

What’s happening in February at VAPC:

  • Saturday, February 4  Highland Tea
  • Sunday, February 5 Group visit to the Hindu Temple for World Interfaith Harmony Week 12-3 Details at: http://www.calgaryinterfaithcouncil.org/harmony-week.html
  • Friday February 24 Music @ Noon – Looking Glass Duo
  • Saturday, February 25 Coldest Night of the Year Walk
  • Sunday, February 26 Annual Meeting
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 Shrove Tuesday dinner
One in Christ, Reaching Out to Many