Past Messages

Previous Messages from the Pastors

From the Pastor’s Desk – May 2019

Written by on April 30, 2019

First, let’s just take a quick look back at some of the highlights from April!  Our 16th annual Marriage Enrichment weekend up in Collingwood was a highlight of the year for many, and those who attended had a great time!  I always find that I gain a lot of wisdom from the various perspectives offered […]

From The Pastor’s Desk – April 2019

Written by on March 29, 2019

April is always a wonderful month.  The temperature is warm, the birds return, and the buds and flowers start to burst forth.  There is a palpable atmosphere of vibrancy and life.  It is no surprise that on a spiritual level there is also a similar resurgence of life, and it all has to do with […]

From The Pastor’s Desk – March 2019

Written by on February 28, 2019

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind and now that I have a few moments to breathe, I thought I would catch up on a few key events.  In January, we hosted the Regional Clergy here at Carmel.  There were fifteen ministers able to attend: Bishop Pete Buss from Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, Rev. […]

From The Pastor’s Desk – January 2019

Written by on December 30, 2018

Happy New Year everyone!  What a crazy year 2018 was for me and my family! I fell off the roof January 1st to kick things off, took a devastating tax hit in April, dodged being chosen as Executive Bishop in June, got asked to be an Assistant Bishop in November, Cathy and I had our […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – June 2018

Written by on June 5, 2018

Once again I am amazed at how fast we have arrived at the end of another school year!  Speaking of school, the Carmel New Church School’s commencement ceremony is on Friday morning, June 15th, then the students are off for Summer Break!   I know I am looking forward to a little bit of relaxation this […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – May 2018

Written by on May 2, 2018

First, let’s just take a quick look back at some of the highlights from April!  The annual Church and School Spring Clean-Up of our beautiful grounds was cancelled due to the freak ice storm that covered the property we were supposed to be getting ready for spring!  We will try again on May 19th and […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – Feb 22, 2018

Written by on February 22, 2018

I want to say Happy Spring Break to all of you, but I know that in Canada we call it March Break for a reason!  As I write this it is grey, damp, -3 degrees, and dreary.   However, even though the weather has not been great, there is nevertheless good reason to have hope and […]

From the Pastor’s Desk June

Written by on June 7, 2016

I really shouldn’t be surprised, but once again I am amazed at how fast we have arrived at the end of another school year! Speaking of school, the Carmel New Church School’s commencement ceremony is on Thursday evening, June 16th, followed by the last day of the school year on Friday, June 17th. Then the […]

From the Pastor’s Desk May

Written by on May 6, 2016

First, let’s just take a quick look back at some of the highlights from April! The Youth Weekend that we hosted was another great success. I want to express my sincere thanks to all the Youth Group leaders and volunteers who helped out, as well as to all those young people who came with such […]

From the Pastors Desk April

From the Pastors Desk April

Written by on April 11, 2016

Well, April looks to be a very exciting month! It starts out with the Family Fun Night on the first weekend, the Youth Weekend including our Spring Grounds Clean-up on the next weekend, the Talent Show and the G.C.I.C. Annual meeting on the third weekend, and then the marriage retreat on the fourth weekend. Now, […]

From the Pastor’s Desk March:

From the Pastor’s Desk March:

Written by on February 29, 2016

February was an extremely busy month which seemed to be all the more trying based on Old Man Winter finally deciding to arrive! However, we can hardly complain since overall the weather has been mild. Personally, the highlight of this month was the regional Clergy Meetings. The Oak Arbor New Church in Michigan hosted, and […]

From the Pastor’s Desk February:

From the Pastor’s Desk February:

Written by on February 4, 2016

We are heading into the month of February and for people looking for a good excuse to focus on something other than the winter weather, right in the middle of the month on February 14th is Valentine’s Day! However, my mind is not particularly turned to love and marriage merely because of this secular observance, […]

Happy New Year From the Pastor’s Desk:

Happy New Year From the Pastor’s Desk:

Written by on January 5, 2016

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! Thinking of new things, I want to point out that there will be some changes to our worship service starting in January. We will open the service with a greeting and then invite every one to rise and turn their attention to the Lord in His Word. Then, […]

Merry Christmas from the Pastor’s Desk

Merry Christmas from the Pastor’s Desk

Written by on November 30, 2015

Well, Christmas time is upon us once again! It is always such a wonderful time as we begin to make a conscious effort to turn our attention to the Lord and to those around us. I have enjoyed watching the various stages of development in our children as they have gone through the phases of […]

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Written by on November 4, 2015

Every year in the month of November, we take time out of our busy schedules on Remembrance Day to make special note of the incredible sacrifices that people made in order to preserve the most precious gift of all – freedom. With that in mind, you are encouraged to attend a special Remembrance Day Service […]

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Written by on October 8, 2015

While thinking about our upcoming celebra- tion of Thanksgiving, I reflected upon the passage of Scripture that talks about the offerings the chil- dren of Israel were to bring to the Lord during their three major celebrations: the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Taber- nacles. “They shall not […]

Maurice George Schnarr Memorial Service

Written by on March 20, 2015 in Pastors Messages

On Wednesday, March 11 at 10: 30 a.m. Maurice G. Schnarr passed into the spiritual world. A memorial service for Maurice was held on Thursday, March 19, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carmel New Church in Kitchener. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grand River Hospital Cancer Unit in Kitchener, Ontario. […]

November’s Message

November’s Message

Written by on November 3, 2014

Every year in the month of November we take some time out of our busy schedules to take special note of Remembrance Day. It is a day that we set aside lest we forget the tremendous sacrifices made by those who served and the incredible courage they showed in the face of adversity, even being […]

October’s Message

October’s Message

Written by on October 2, 2014

October is the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving, and this common blessing that we use at the dinner table really got me thinking about how much I take for granted: “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His bene- fits.” (Psalm 103:2). All of us receive so many benefits from the […]

Welcome to Carmel New Church

Welcome to Carmel New Church

Written by on May 20, 2014

Welcome to all newcomers!

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