We will be gathering in the home of the Pedutems to enjoy some fellowship and prayer on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00pm. The address is 286 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Unit 106. All are welcome!

In Light of Manchester

What should be our response to yet another terrorist attack? Innocent people, some as young as eight years old, lost their lives. In this video, I share three things we should be praying about regarding this terrible situation.

This summer, a group from Calvary Chapel will be heading to Ensenada, Mexico on a missions trip. Please pray about going! Here’s the details:

Date: August 21-29

Place: YWAM Base near Ensenada, Mexico

What we’ll be doing:

  • Children’s Ministry- Bible teaching, arts/crafts, music, games
  • Home visitation- Visit local village families and spend time together with them and pray together.
  • Bible teaching and Testimony outreach- share the Gospel through team members’ testimonies and Bible teaching in various ministries.
  • Intercessory Prayer- Go prayer walking through villages, downtown Ensenada and on a hill overlooking the city.

Cost and other details: $1300 CAD, includes roundtrip airfare from Toronto to San Diego, local transportation, food, and lodging. Full amount is due by June 3. Several mandatory training and team building meetings will be announced soon.

If you’d like to go, click here to download the application. You can fill it out and turn it in or type your answers in an email.

This Saturday at Calvary Chapel, we are celebrating moms! Invite your friends and their families to come to Saturday Night Church and have their picture taken before or after the service. We will print the pictures and have them available the following week, May 20.

This year as a church we are reading through the New Testament. Read one chapter a day for five days a week. The extra two days you can use for going back over what you read and meditating on it, get caught up if you fell behind, or spend time in extended prayer. We also encourage you to use the S.O.A.P.S. method of Bible reading and marking.

For the week of May 8, here is the reading schedule:

Monday, May 8 – Matthew 23

Tuesday, May 9 – Matthew 24

Wednesday, May 10 – Matthew 25

Thursday, May 11 – Matthew 26

Friday, May 12 – Matthew 27

Download the complete plan here.

Justin Hickey is our Special Guest at Saturday Night Church

One of the most exciting things about following Jesus is watching Him work in other people! We are part of an incredible family that extends all over the globe: the body of Christ. That body is filled with young men and women who are passionate about Jesus and are living their lives for His glory. It is so thrilling to see people using their gifts for Jesus.

This coming Saturday, April 29, Calvary Chapel Oakville is excited to welcome Justin Hickey to lead us in worship and to share a message from God’s Word. Justin serves as Assistant Pastor of Calvary Chapel London, Ontario where he leads worship and oversees the university ministry. He is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College. You can connect with Justin on Facebook here.

Make plans to join us this Saturday!

3 Lives Changed by Jesus

As Christians, we just finished celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this past Easter weekend. Our message at Calvary Chapel came out of John 20 and focused on three encounters that Jesus had in his resurrected body. (The bible documents ten post-resurrection appearances of Jesus!)

Here’s those three appearances:

  1. Mary Magdalene. She went from broken-hearted to full of life and joy.
  2. The Ten Disciples. (Thomas wasn’t with them.) They went from fearful to full of courage as they shared the message of Jesus with the world. (See the book of Acts.)
  3. Thomas. He went from skepticism to proclaiming “My Lord and My God.”

Check out the video of the full message and let me know what you think!

Calvary Chapel Oakville invites you, your family, and friends to remember Jesus’ sacrifice and celebrate His resurrection with us.

 

Jesus in the Passover: A Christian Passover Seder with Alan Gilman

Saturday, April 8th
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Oak Park Neighborhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville

No children’s ministry will be provided. This is a family style service.

RSVP at the church or via email required by April 3rd. Space is limited. Please bring a passover friendly dish to share. Please no food containing shellfish, dairy, leaven, or pork for this event.

Good Friday Free Pancake Breakfast & Easter Movie

Friday, April 14th
10 am
Oak Park Neighborhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville

No children’s ministry will be provided for this service as this will be a family style service.

Saturday Night Resurrection Service (Oakville)
Music, Prayer, a Message from the Bible, Christian Friendship, Hot Drinks, & Pastries in a Welcoming, Family Friendly, Casual Atmosphere

Saturday, April 15th
6 – 7:30 pm
Oak Park Neighborhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville

Children’s ministry provided – infants through children in grade 5.

Sunday Morning Resurrection Service (Toronto)
Joint Service with Calvary Chapel Toronto’s English Ministry – Worship, Prayer, Resurrection Message, & Refreshments.

Sunday, April 16th
10:30 am – Noon
Calvary Chapel Toronto
English Ministry Meeting Room
325 Weston Road, York

Children’s ministry provided – infants through children in grade 5.

When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. (Exodus 12:23)

Ages ago, when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, God lead them out and gave them freedom. It took the arrival of ten plagues on the Egyptian people and land before Pharoah would concede. The last plague was called the “Death of the Firstborn.” All throughout the land of Egypt, at midnight “there was a great cry…(because) there was not a house where there was not one dead” (Exodus 12:30).

There was one way, however, to spare the lives of the firstborn of the household: apply the blood. Every home which would strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood of the Passover lamb would be spared from Death’s visitation.

It was a picture in the Old Testament of a principle in the New Testament. It was a foreshadowing of the Jesus, the Lamb of God. Jesus was sacrificed for the sin of the world. But that blood, in faith, has to be applied over the doorposts of your life. If it is, your life will be spared.

When John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him, he said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 3:29).

Is Jesus coming toward you? Do you feel like you want to be closer to Him? All you have to do is believe in Him. Read John’s gospel. You can get more information about knowing God on this page.

There are other representations of Jesus envisaged in the Passover, including several elements of the Seder Meal. At Calvary Chapel Oakville, on Saturday, April 8, we will be having a Passover Seder meal together, led by Jewish believer and Bible teacher Alan Gilman.

This will be an unforgettable experience. Please consider joining us. Space is limited so please RSVP by April 3rd. You can do this at the church or via email. Also, please bring a passover friendly dish to share (i.e. no food containing shellfish, dairy, leaven, or pork).