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Sunday Services : 10:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Sunday Worship

April 7, 2024, @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm & 5:00-6:00p.m.

Sunday Worship Service

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

Youth Pastor: Jeremy Kwan                     613-316-8975

Church Moderator: Chris Lim                  604-722-1800 

Opening Prayer/Welcome/Worship/Praise: Worship Team

Scripture Reading:  James 1: 1-18

 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Greetings.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wildflower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls, and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.

Praise and Worship Contd.

Communion

God’s Tithes Our Offering: E-transfer to: wardoffering@gmail.comquestions, contact Vanessa @ +1 (778) 837-7408, ovness.lal@gmail.com

Can also drop off in mail slot at church or send by mail.

Message:PERSEVERE” by Sephora Pierre-Louis

Benediction

Evening Service: Evening Service @ 5:00 p.m.

Scripture Reading:  James 1: 1-18

 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Greetings.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wildflower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls, and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.

Message: “ PERSERVE”                                             

Announcements

Baptism: Speak with Pastor Jusuf if you are interested in baptism.

WMBC is…

(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.; Thursday: 7:00 p.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 for Children/ Youth on-site- Sundays @10:30 a.m.

ESL Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. Interested Volunteer teachers, contact Yvonne.

Health and Safety Precautions

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:

-Sephora Pierre-Louis and Hercules Tupas, E. Van., on Zoom, Saturdays @7:00 p.m.

-East Van House Group (in person) Meeting: First Saturday of every month @ 1530hr. Contact Ps. Jeremy Kwan for details.

Our Outreach Ministries
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 S.E.T – May 3, 2024. Contact: Jennifer Lee, 604-880-1311. ( Thanks to all who helped with April S.E.T and the HSCPC team who led a workshop on Scamming and Fraud Prevention as well as UGM Transforming Communities for their grant).

Women’s Gathering Group:  Contact Sephora Pierre-Louis

Shining Stars after-School Tutoring and Bible Club: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, @ 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays (TBA); Connections / Youth: Fridays, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m./ 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

High School Youth Fellowship – Friday night, 5:30 p.m. @ Ward Memorial Baptist Church. Contact: Jeremy, Kyla for more information for weekly events! Or join on Discord Server if you would like to be a part of our community!

Young Adults Fellowship – Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Contact Lorna, for more information for our weekly events!

Shining Stars After-school/Youth activities for Elementary and High School,          Grades 3-12 (Tues. & Wed., Thurs.-TBA); Friday-Grade 7 and High School + only, from          3:30-8:30 p.m. Special Events ending time: 9:30 p.m.

Special Thanks and Blessings to all who helped with Shining Stars Spring Break KidsFest, and to the students and teachers from Vancouver Christian School who donated time in their PEAK week prior to Spring Break KidsFest.

Vision School – Contact Chris Lim for location. Prayers requested for Vision school sending missionaries.

Vision school – Starts:
March 30 – May 25

Kids: 11am – 2pm
Adults: 11am – 3pm

Where: Ward Memorial Baptist Church

Prayer Care / Concerns:

Church Ministries; Church Unity and Growth; Missionaries; Community; Israel / Palestine, Haiti, Afghanistan,  Sudan, Russia and Ukraine; Turkey / Syria ; South Korea, Japan, Peru; Families’ displacement in countries due to wars, natural or man-made disasters, etc.; Peace/Safety Officers;  Shelters, Homeless;  Peace and Harmony across Canada / Reconciliation; Indigenous National Truth and Reconciliation; 2024 Shining Stars After- school programs, 2024 Shining Stars Camp Can-Do, Campers, Parents, Staff and Volunteers; Celebration Zone; Korean Fellowship; Seniors Enrichment Time (SET), Young Adults; Brothers and sisters who are ill.

Mission Focus:
Long Term Missions:
Tim and Kellie Hutton-Bolivia

Paul & Sharyn Branson-Dominican Republic
Janzens-Brazil; Bill and Janice Dyck-Bolivia

 UPDATES for Mission Central/ Mission Fest

“On May 17 & 18, Mission Central is heading to Chilliwack, BC, to worship Jesus, to listen to His heart, and to give the Lord space to release His love over all who come.” May 17, 2024, 6:00 pm – May 18, 6:00 pm. Theme: JESUS HEALING NIGHTS   Cost: Free  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC

Local Mission Outreach

-Shining Stars after- school –contact Yvonne M. Jones or Jennifer Lee.

-Seniors Enrichment Time (SET) –contact Pastor Jusuf Wijaya /Jennifer Lee.

A warm Ward welcome if you are visiting in-person or online with us today. Contact Pastors with special prayer requests or concerns. THANKS  

Shining Stars Care Meals for DTES will be on April 12, 2024. Financial donations are welcome. E-transfer to gissys.adm@gmail.com or contact Jen or Yvonne. Thanks to all who donated, prepared, distributed, and served in February 2024. You were a blessing to all who participated and received.

Note: Donate your bottles and cans to G&I Shining Stars Youth Society. Proceeds go towards children locally and beyond, as well as care meals for the Vancouver’s Downtown East side.

Financial Donations are accepted throughout the year: It’s life giving as you impact lives into the generations.

Shining Stars Camp Can-Do Summer Classes and Adventures 2024 will begin on July 2nd.

 

Special Thanks and Blessings for all who participated and helped on March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday Potluck Lunch, Easter Egg Hunt for Kids following Easter Sunday morning service.

Dear Lord, grant us fortitude /courage to be you children of light especially in areas where darkness appears to suffocate your light. Let the power of your resurrection engulf our hearts, bodies, and souls to intentionally live lives that reflect your truth and unconditional love. Revive us with your discernment that we can echo like the Emmaus disciples, in Luke 24:32 NIV:

They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Colossians 3:15-“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18-“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

John 13:34-35 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another. –

Let us pray for cessation of current wars and forgiveness to reign in all our hearts so that true peace can be experienced.

 

Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT