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October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
WARD MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHRUCH
“My House will be called A House of Prayer For all Nations” Isaiah 56:7 ~ Mark 11:17
MISSION: “Making God known by sharing the Love of Christ.”
VISION: “Transformation”- Romans 12:2
Order of Service: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
|Opening Prayer/Worship: Worship Team|
|Scripture Reading: Esther 6:1-14
6 That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. 2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.
3 “What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the king asked.
“Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered.
4 The king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the palace to speak to the king about impaling Mordecai on the pole he had set up for him.
5 His attendants answered, “Haman is standing in the court.”
“Bring him in,” the king ordered.
6 When Haman entered, the king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?”
Now Haman thought to himself, “Who is there that the king would rather honor than me?” 7 So he answered the king, “For the man the king delights to honor, 8 have them bring a royal robe the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crest placed on its head. 9 Then let the robe and horse be entrusted to one of the king’s most noble princes. Let them robe the man the king delights to honor, and lead him on the horse through the city streets, proclaiming before him, ‘This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!’”
10 “Go at once,” the king commanded Haman. “Get the robe and the horse and do just as you have suggested for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king’s gate. Do not neglect anything you have recommended.”
11 So Haman got the robe and the horse. He robed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him, “This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!”
12 Afterward Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered in grief, 13 and told Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him.
His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him—you will surely come to ruin!” 14 While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and hurried Haman away to the banquet Esther had prepared.
|Praise and Worship: contd…|
|Sermon: Ps. Jusuf Wijaya on “The Providence of God ”|
Sermon: Ps. Jusuf Wijaya on “The Providence of God”
Scripture reading: Esther 6:1-14
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.; 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 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. ( Late Fall ). Interested Volunteer teachers, contact Yvonne.
Note: Pop-up Plaza at Hastings and Kamloops is under renovation. No parking during the week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until the renovation is completed.
Health and Safety Precautions
Pray without ceasing, and 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 )
-Sephora Pierre-Louis and Hercules Tupas, E. Van., on Zoom, Saturdays @7:00 p.m.
Our Outreach Ministries
ESL Classes: Tues/Thurs @ 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ( Will resume in Fall )
S.E.T.: Senior Enrichment Time @ 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every 1st Friday of the month
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.
YA Fellowship :
Young Adults Fellowship – Sunday afternoon from 1300-1600hr. Please contact Lorna for more information about 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.
Vision School – Contact Chris Lim for the location
Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for both Adults and Kids.
-objective: learning together and sharing the same heart /vision, to promote a unified heart in the family.
Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are here. Help us fill 100 boxes by November 12, 2023. Contact Jen or Yvonne for your box or boxes. Put a smile on a child’s face who will receive your box or boxes.
Prayer Care / Concerns:
Church Ministries; Church Unity and Growth; Hurricanes; Fires in impacted provinces, countries and on people; Health Care Personnel; Teachers / Students; our Community; Haiti, Afghanistan, Sudan, Russia and Ukraine; Turkey / Syria; South Korea, Peru; Families’ displacement in countries due to natural or man-made disasters, etc.; Peace/Safety Officers; Shelters, Homeless; Peace and Harmony across Canada / Reconciliation; Indigenous National Truth and Reconciliation Day; Shining Stars After- school programs, 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.
Long Term Missions:
Tim and Kellie Hutton-Bolivia
Paul & Sharyn Branson-Dominican Republic
Janzens-Brazil; Bill and Janice Dyck-Bolivia
Mission Central: Mission Fest will be on January 24-27, 2024 ( Details will be coming soon). Keep the new team, organizers, speakers, and potential volunteers in your prayers. on Fest Vancouver, 2024 is 4–27,
Local Mission Outreach
-Shining Stars after- school –contact Yvonne M. Jones or Jennifer Lee.
-Seniors Enrichment Time (SET) –contact Pastor Jusuf Wijaya.
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 Camp Can-Do Summer Classes and Adventures 2024 will begin on July 2nd.
Note: Donate your bottles and cans to the G&I Shining Stars Youth Society. Proceeds go towards children locally and beyond, as well as care meals for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Financial Donations are accepted throughout the year: it’s life-giving as you impact lives into the generations.
Prayers are requested for Vision school fall session.
Celebration Zone Volunteer teachers and assistants needed for Fall. Contact Yvonne and Jen.
Dear Lord, thank you for this new season and for the reduction in the fires that have plagued this province and across Canada. Thanks for keeping the focus on Truth and Reconciliation at all levels. May we experience a time when each person can truly extend their love and respect for one another. Grant us the mind and heart-set to be filled with gratitude for all you continue to provide for us. Minimize the rhetoric of discord and increase our understanding and appreciation of your created beings and guide us through the purpose for which you have designed us.
Thank you for reminding us to:
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.”
Psalm 107:8-9-“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”