Church Highlights



January 22, 2015

Cathedral

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

•  Although the music is excellent, it’s not about the music;

•  it is creatively prepared by our artists and tech teams, but it isn’t      

   about being creative;

•  and, it certainly isn’t a platform event - those on the platform are  

   just the lead participants.

At 6 pm on Sunday, our Cathedral will be the final gathering of our January series, “God’s New Year’s Invitation”, that is launching us into our Year of Invitation.

So, let’s gather and use music, creativity and participation to move the real agenda forward - with unified expressions of faith, in praise and prayer, we will see God prepare us for the year of inviting Torontonians to turn to Jesus.

May His kingdom come and His will be done.

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

January 14, 2015

Andraé Crouch

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Andraé Crouch - even if you have not heard of his name, you attend a church that has very much been edified by songs he wrote.  Starting in the 70’s, we have sung a number of them:

    “My Tribute” (How can I say thanks... to God be the glory...)

    “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” (The blood that Jesus shed         for me...)

    “Soon and Very Soon” (... we are going to see the king)

    “Through It All” (I’ve learned to trust in Jesus...)

A memorable anniversary at APC was when Andraé teamed up with our choir and musicians for a great evening of songs and music.  It was at APC’s anniversary in June 2002, that Andraé Crouch was inspired to compose a song for us, “I Will Bless the Lord”, that evening.

I’ve quoted one of the lines of his song, “Through It All”, “If I never had a problem, I wouldn’t know God could solve them.  I’d never know what faith in God could do.”

Andraé went to be with Jesus last week.  As I ended my tweet that day - “See you again, Andraé”

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

January 8, 2015

Inviting Others

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Next weekend, our “God’s New Year’s Invitation” series will move outward.  So far, we’ve invited Christ to new areas of closeness in our personal space this year.  Today, we’re planning how we will trust Him with our finances.

The next 2 weekends will provide opportunity for you to do for non-Christians what He has put you on earth to do for them - Invite them to know Jesus!

We’ll also give you opportunity to briefly jot down what you encounter when you talk to unbelievers about Jesus.  Your input will help us prepare our outreaches this year.

Then, the series will end on January 25th at 6 pm with a special Cathedral.

People in your city are going to be INVITED to know Jesus in 2015.  Those who say “Yes” to His invitation will be changed forever!

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

December 29, 2014

Fasting and Prayer

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Recently I came across an old quote that says, “Satan trembles when he sees a Christian on their knees.  Why?  Because even he knows that something happens when we pray that doesn’t happen when we don’t.”

It is a great privilege to align ourselves with God’s purposes through prayer.  We can actually change the trajectory of a person’s life when we pray according to God’s will.  

James said it best, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).

This week we are coming together as a church family, for special times of fasting and prayer.  Will you take time from your busy schedule to join us?  You have many options to choose from.

Monday at 7:30 pm in the Chapel

Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Chapel

Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Chapel
     With a special teaching from Pastor Smith on fasting and prayer

Thursday morning at 6:00 am in the Sanctuary

Friday at 7:30 pm in room 211

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.