Calvary Chapel Oakville
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!
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.

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!

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).

 

This Saturday, March 25, Pastor Pat will be sharing a message called “3 Myths About God.”

We call our time of getting together “Saturday Night Church.” It happens at the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, 2200 Sawgrass Drive in Oakville every Saturday evening at 6:00pm.

When it comes to a subject matter as important as eternity, it’s absolutely critical that we have the right information. Where do we get information about God and our relationship to Him? Over the years, wrong ideas get propagated. We base our opinions on our culture, instinct, or logic.

This weekend, we will look at the Bible, specifically the opening chapters of the book of Galatians, as we set out to debunk a few myths about God.

We hope that you will join us! Calvary Chapel Oakville is a community of people who love God, love His Word, and love people! We put together answers to some frequently asked questions here.

“Koinonia” is an ancient Greek word that means community.

It means communion, not the bread and juice kind, but the friendship kind. It means fellowship. It means that we do life together, that we love each other, that we rejoice together and sometimes weep together. It means we have fun together. It means we spend time together. It’s important. It’s community. It’s koinonia.

On April 28-30, the Calvary Chapel family throughout eastern Canada is going to gather in Ottawa for a time of, well, koinonia. It’s not a conference where we only listen to great Bible teaching (which we will), it is a time of getting together and having fun as brothers and sisters in the Lord.

I hope you will make plans to be there.

Just click here to get all the info.

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:1-3)

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, to whom he was engaged, who was now expecting a child. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. (Luke 2:1-7)

Do you have a manger scene set up at your house?

I like manger scenes. But they remind of a problem in the church today, my friend Scott calls it manger danger.

Our mangers are in the basement, the attic, or the closet, 11 months out of the year. Then we bring them out sometime in November or early December, as we decorate our house for Christmas.

That’s what some people do with Jesus. They bring Him out only on certain days of the year or seasons of their life, or when they need Him.

But most of the time, he’s in a box, with a couple camels and some wise men, He’s locked away where he has no influence, where he can’t see what’s on your TV, where he can’t hear the way you talk to your family, and where he can’t help you solve any problems.

It’s manger danger.

In reality, though, Jesus is not in a manger.

You see, Mary and Joseph only had him in that manger probably, what, a couple weeks or so?

But eventually, he grew up, he got his own bed, he learned to read, grew out of his little boy clothes, and he became he man.

Eventually, He died on the cross for your sin.

And he stands ready to help you, to heal your brokenness, to forgive your sin.

But he’s a gentleman. He’s not going to force his way out of the Christmas decoration box, breaking all the bulbs and climbing the fake tree to find you. He’s going to wait for you to ask. He’s going to wait for you to invite him.

For you, for me, all it takes is a prayer and a little bit of faith. Ask him today to help you. He loves you.

Set up your manger scene, have a Christ centred Christmas. but come January, as you take down the tree, and put away the decorations, maybe, just maybe you leave the manger scene set up all year. If not in actuality, don’t put the real Jesus away.

Let Him shine through your life, every day.