A light covering of snow on the ground did not alarm us, but the strong wind did. There was the possibility of losing our electricity but we carried on and, glory to God, all went well. There were fewer people than usual for the Forgiveness Sunday service, no doubt due to the heavy snowfall closer to Vancouver. They naturally would have assumed that we had twice the amount of snow, which did not occur. Never the less, the act of asking for forgiveness and forgiving one another was deeply felt by everyone. Let us pray this this cleansing spirit will remain with us for a long time. Vladika Lazar was taken to the Royal Columbian Hospital for his pending operation. Please pray for his healing and well being.