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Christmas Sunday Service
December 25, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST
December 25th, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Ward Memorial Baptist Church, 465 Kamloops St. Vancouver, BC V5K 3V2
“My House will be called A House of Prayer For all Nations” Isaiah 56:7 ~ Mark 11:17
Church Office 604 255 3949
Snr. Pastor Jusuf Wijaya 604 724-1158
G&I Shining Stars Youth Society 604 307-9237
Assoc. Pastor Gary Hockridge 604 255-6242
Youth Pastor: Jeremy Kwan 613-316-8975
Church Moderator: Chris Lim 604-722-1800
Opening Prayer/Welcome/Worship/Praise: Worship Team
Can also drop off in mail slot at church or send by mail.
Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:20-21
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a] because he will save his people from their sins.”
Message: “Looking for Jesus at Christmas” By Rev Paul Soetopo
Join us for Christmas Day lunch, Dec 25, after service. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. We’ll take care of the main course. Invite Families & Friends
Baptism: Speak with Pastor Jusuf if you are interested in baptism.
(Vision Statement) “Making God known by sharing the Love of Christ.”
(Mission Statement)“Transformation”- Romans 12:2 (Vision Statement)
– All are welcome at WMBC
Prayer Sessions: Time –Wednesday: 7:00-8:30 p.m.; Sundays: 9:45 a.m.
LIVE STREAMING OF WMBC SERVICES WILL BE ON SUNDAYS @ 10:30 A.M. https://wmbaptistchurch.ca In-person church services commence at 10:30 a.m. Invite families and friends.
Celebration Zone on-site- December 25th @10:30 a.m.
Pray without ceasing, continue to be diligent.
Stay home, especially if showing symptoms.
Wash hands frequently with soap and water!!!
Sanitize hands and surfaces.
Wear masks; still consider others ( if in enclosed areas )
Cell groups are closed for the Christmas holidays and will resume in Jan, 2023.
Our Outreach Ministries
Burmese Baptist Fellowship: 2:00 p.m. on Sundays at WMBC. Contact: Henry Chan 604-618-0883
ESL Classes: Tues/Thurs @ 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
S.E.T.: Senior Enrichment Time @ 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every 1st Friday of the month. Next SET- Cancelled till further notice
Shining Stars after-School Tutoring and Bible Club: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, @ 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thursdays (TBA ); Youth/Connections: Fridays,3:30 – 8:30 p.m.; 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Special thanks to all who helped to prepare and distribute Shining Stars Christmas Care meals to DTES, with special shout out to the team from Pacific Grace Church and their friends.
Shining Stars After-school/Youth activities on-going.
Young Adults with Pastor Jeremy/Isaiah W.
Vision School – Contact Chris Lim
Prayer Care / Concerns:
Church Ministries; Church Unity and Growth; Covid-19 and other viral diseases in all impacted countries and people; Health Care Personnel; Teachers / Students; our Community; Haiti, Afghanistan, Russia and Ukraine, South Korea, Indonesian Earthquake-families displacement etc.; Peace/Safety Officers; Shelters, Homeless; Peace and Harmony across Canada / Reconciliation; Shining Stars After- school programs, Students, Parents and Volunteers; Celebration Zone; Burmese Fellowship; Seniors; Young Adults; Brothers and sisters who are ill.
Long Term Missions:
Tim and Kellie Hutton-Bolivia;
Paul & Sharyn Branson-Dominican Republic;
Janzens-Brazil; Bill and Janice Dyck-Bolivia
Local Mission Outreach
-Shining Stars after- school –contact Yvonne M. Jones or Jennifer Lee.
-Seniors Enrichment Time (SET) –contact Pastor Jusuf Wijaya and Assoc. Pastor Gary Hockridge.
A warm Ward welcome if you are visiting in-person or online with us today. Contact Pastors with special prayer requests or concerns. THANKS
Note: Donate your bottles and cans to G&I Shining Stars Youth Society. Proceeds go towards children in Ukraine and care meals for the downtown Eastside.
Pray and prepare for the Advent Season: Third Sunday of Advent, December 18th, 2022, symbolizing Love. Advent is a time to restructure the proverbial treadmill and reflect on what Christmas really means in the life of believers.
Dear Lord, grant us your peace so that we can be peacemakers and allow your light to shine through us. Let your peace illuminate our families, school, workplaces, in our nation and among the nations of the earth. Let our leaders choose peace instead of war. Enable the countries at war to find peaceful ways to communicate with each other. Let our leaders across this country discern and embrace meaningful dialogues that promote peace in all areas. Bless your church, O Lord we pray and let your peace be shared among us.