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he Weekly ANCHOR
PSALM 57:10
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
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Employment Weekly T he Weekly ANCHOR PSALM 57:10
Faith your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Also online at Career and Job Opportunities For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
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The little known story of St. Valentine Also online at Employment Weekly

When you Ah, the day set aside to Why would he do this? I don't pretend to know his of love until the middle ages, and the focus on love Career and Job Opportunities
place an ad celebrate romance, named motives, but I can make a few educated guesses may have actually been a carry-over from another
tradition from Lupercalia, where single girls and
after St. Valentine. Who
in the was this man? based on the Christian teaching he lived by. boys would be paired together by lot.
He believed marriage was holy, instituted by God.
Pastor Career Valentine was a common It comes from an authority higher than any But even so, could there be a better namesake for a
Bryan Walter name in Rome, and there government; therefore the emperor should not forbid romantic holiday? He was the priest who gave his
Section, are at least 3 St. it. Millennia of human history passed before anyone life to marry young couples in secret. He was the
your ad is Valentines. The sands of thought of a “marriage licence” – as if you need prisoner who fell in love with the jailer's daughter.
He was the martyr who tragically would not
time have blurred their
also placed stories together a bit and permission from the government. experience the marriage for himself.
He would have also believed the words of the
on our washed out many of the Apostle Paul “it is better to marry than to burn with I would totally watch that movie.
details, but there is enough
website. Aaron Kauffman left to piece together his passion” (1 Cor 7:9). Thus Valentine became a
champion of young couples wanting to spend their
Contact our It all started with a decree by the Roman Emperor lives together.
The Judeo-Christian tradition has long celebrated
sales rep Claudius II (268-270). (Actually there was the the romantic love. It is a good thing, blessed by Always Remembered
Always Remembered
to place Roman celebration of Lupercalia which pre-dates God. And the marriage relationship, when couples
Bob February 10, 2009ebruary 10, 2009
your Career Valentines. It involved sacrificing a goat and a dog, do it right, is a beautiful illustration of how Christ Bob F
and slapping bloodied strips of goat skin on women
loves the church (Ephesians 5:22-33).
Roxanne February 27, 1999ebruary 27, 1999
ad on this to promote fertility and ease in childbirth – but that For his troubles, he was arrested, and jailed. While Roxanne F
page. is a different story.) there, he continued to share the gospel message of Every step we take
Rome was built on the strength of its military. It
God's love, and his guard Asterius was converted,
Phone had the largest, best trained, and most disciplined along with his whole family. It is also said that his Every move we make
780-723- army on the planet. It expanded Rome's borders and prayers healed Asterius' adopted daughter of Every single day
crushed any rebellion. Claudius believed that single
blindness. He later fell in love her. (At that time
5787; men made better soldiers than married men, so to priests were allowed to marry.) Every time we pray
When Claudius heard of these events, he ordered
Fax 780- strengthen his army, he forbid young men to marry. that unless Valentine would deny his faith, he would We’ll be missing you.
(I don't know if single men actually make better
723-5725 soldiers than married men. They would certainly be beaten and beheaded. In response, Valentine tried
Email: leave fewer widows - but that is also a different to convert the emperor. Claudius was not pleased, Forever Loved
anchorwk@ Enter St. Valentine, a priest in the city of Rome. and executed him on February 14 , probably in 270. The Dow Family
But before that day came, he wrote a heartfelt letter
telus There were two things that got him into trouble. 1) to the jailer's daughter, and closed the letter with
It is said that he helped Christian prisoners escape from the harsh Roman dungeons, but these details “From your Valentine”.
(No pun intended.)
are sketchy and dubious. 2) He defied the emperors' Valentines Day did not
orders and married young couples in secret. develop into a celebration
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UPCOMING EVENT “Shawn Elgert from d u g o u t s o n t h e i r required for this event “ “ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
REMINDER Alberta Agriculture and property.” before February 26, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”
Forestry has been invited The event is being 2 0 1 6 . F o r m o r e
You are dearly missed…
February 1-5 out to give residents all hosted at the Pinedale information or to register You are dearly missed…
Allan Leonard James Block
Drop off your art piece at the Red Brick located the information they will Community Hall which please contact the Allan Leonard James Block
at 4818 7 Ave from 9 am – 4:30pm. The Red need to know when it is located twenty-three Yellowhead County
Dec. 11, 1957-Feb. 17, 2010
Brick Arts Centre and Museum will be hosting a comes to developing a kilometers east of Edson, Wildwood Office at 1- Dec. 11, 1957-Feb. 17, 2010
Community Building Block Art Exhibit from spring or dugout on their Alberta on Thursday 800-814-3935 or 780-
February 8 – March 11. The Art Show is open to p r o p e r t y , ” s a y s March 3, 2016 from 6:00 325-3782.
anyone of any age who loves to create art with Yellowhead County's - 9:00 p.m. Snacks and
building blocks. We will be accepting anything agricultural services refreshments will be CHURCH DIRECTORY for Edson & Area
made with your favourite building blocks coordinator Melissa provided. The cost to
including but not limited to Lego, Mega Blok, Marquis. “Shawn is an attend this event must be EDSON NEW HOPE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP
K'nex, etc. agricultural water p a i d b e f o r e t h e BETHEL PENTECOSTAL FAMILY WORSHIP CENTRE 463 72 St., Edson (formerly Glenwood Hall), Telephone: 780-723-5704.
6350 - 13th Ave., Edson. Phone 723-3007
engineer and specializes registration deadline Pastors John & Roberta Greiner - Steve & Marilyn Rigby - Larry Tollefson Pastors Leonard and Lexie Nash
Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday services: 10:30 am Morning worship,
February 5 in dugout design and date on February 26, 6:00 pm Evening Praise. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
Jamboree at the Pioneer Cabin starting at 7 pm. construction and will be 2016. EDSON ALLIANCE CHURCH 4803 - 6th Avenue, Edson Telephone: 723-3661.
a great resource for At this event you can 5525-2nd Ave., Edson Ph: 723-5776 Pastor Bryan Walter Pastor Father Varghese Munduvelil
Mass: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.
10 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service
everyone who attends. expect to learn practices EDSON BAPTIST CHURCH CARROT CREEK, NITON JUNCTION & PEERS
They'll be able to get for spring developments, 4719 - 9th Ave., Ph: 723-3982 Pastor Hovig Bajanian CARROT CREEK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
specific advice about general design options Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Pastor George Stone - Ph: 795-2132, Church in Peers, Alberta
Adult Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
5325 4th Avenue, Edson, Alberta. 780-712-7878
UPCOMING dugouts, including Worship service Sunday at 11 a.m. with lunch following Niton Junction Hall, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 780-712-3502
EVENT REMINDER drought designs, as well Sr. Pastor P. Gayle McKenzie-Findlay Ph: 780-728-8753 GREEN GROVE UNITED CHURCH
Niton Junction - Ph: 795-2568 Sunday Services
6212 - 13th Ave., Edson Telephone: 723-4922 (office)/728-8988
Kate's Kitchen – Please building fish dugouts on Pastor Aaron Kauffman ADVENT LUTHERAN CHURCH - EVANSBURG
join us for our free private property. The EDSON-PEERS CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Pastor: Daniel Deyell, Office Phone: 780-727-3594; Cell phone 780-991-
4633-7th Ave., Edson - Ph: 723-5242; Pastor Ken Douma
lunch at St. Catherine's presentation will be Worship: 10:30 a.m. Edson - Nursery provided Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at 11 a.m.
located at 617 Main St. half hours with a half 1133-55 St. Edson - Ph: 723-5490. Pastor - Micah Brookhart; Office: 780-727-2829 or 780-727-2002
from 11:30 am to 1:00 hour at the end for Elgert Saturday Morning Service at 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 a.m.
pm. All are welcome! to answer any questions EDSON UNITED CHURCH EVANSBURG BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor: Jeremiah Pierson Office 780-727-2245
you may have specific to Sunday Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study for all ages at 9:45 a.m. ; Sunday Worship @ 11 a.m.
1214 Edson Drive, Edson, AB Phone: 723-3418
February 18 your personal property GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH WILDWOOD CHAPEL
General meeting at the and dugout needs. 4407 7 Ave., Edson, Ph. 780-723-4366 4820 4 Avenue, Wildwood, Alberta; Phone 780-325-3999
Pioneer Cabin starting Pre-registration is ST. CATHERINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.
Corner of 7th Ave and 50 St., Edson, Ph. 780-723-3157
at 2 pm. Monthly Worship Schedule - all services at 10:00 am Rev. Ann Salmon
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