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March 26 @ 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: Nehemiah 5
5 Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.”
3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.”
4 Still others were saying, “We have had to borrow money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards. 5 Although we are of the same flesh and blood as our fellow Jews and though our children are as good as theirs, yet we have to subject our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but we are powerless, because our fields and our vineyards belong to others.”
6 When I heard their outcry and these charges, I was very angry. 7 I pondered them in my mind and then accused the nobles and officials. I told them, “You are charging your own people interest!” So I called together a large meeting to deal with them 8 and said: “As far as possible, we have bought back our fellow Jews who were sold to the Gentiles. Now you are selling your own people, only for them to be sold back to us!” They kept quiet, because they could find nothing to say.
9 So I continued, “What you are doing is not right. Shouldn’t you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our Gentile enemies? 10 I and my brothers and my men are also lending the people money and grain. But let us stop charging interest! 11 Give back to them immediately their fields, vineyards, olive groves and houses, and also the interest you are charging them—one percent of the money, grain, new wine and olive oil.”
|Praise and Worship: contd..|
|Sermon: Sephora Maxo on “Nehemiah 5”|
- From 5:00 to 6:30 PM
- Sermon by Sephora Maxo on ‘Nehemiah 5’
- Scripture reading – Nehemiah 5
Baptism: Speak with Pastor Jusuf if you are interested in baptism.
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- Sundays @10:30 a.m.
ESL Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the downstairs Fellowship Hall.
Interested Volunteer teachers, contact Yvonne.
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 )
-Gary Hockridge and Hercules Tupas, E. Van., on Zoom, Saturdays @3:00 p.m.
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. New re-opening will be announced soon.
Women’s Gathering Group: Details coming soon!
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.
Shining Stars After-school/Youth activities on-going.
Young Adults with Alyssa Hui /Lorna Horwood- Sundays @12:30 p.m.
Vision School – Contact Chris Lim
Prayer Care / Concerns:
Praise and thanks for the safe return of Pastor Jusuf, Lucy, and team from their mission outreach.
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; Turkey / Syria (earthquake impacted); 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; 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
Pastor Chris Solberg and Mission Team from The Gospel Chapel, Vanderhof, BC will be speaking at the 10:30 service on March 19th 2023.The team will be serving at Shining Stars KidsFest throughout the week as well as doing other acts of service.
“The exciting news is that our heavenly Father is assembling a team of people to lead Mission Central who desire to honour him with their love and obedience. They want his heart before a strategy. This is the type of team that God’s people should get behind.” (John Hall).
Prayer Request- Pray for those who God is calling to continue and expand His mission; pray for generosity of hearts to give towards clearing the existing debt; pray for God’s provision and guidance for the continuing process; prayer praise and thanks for finances received to date.
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 locally and beyond, as well as care meals for the downtown Eastside.
Dear Lord, thank you for the cross, the authentic symbol of the suffering, horrendous pain, you endured for all humanity, shattering all illusions and expectations by crushing the enemy of our souls through your triumph embedded in your unending, unmatched, eternal love, validated by your resurrection, and promise to return.
As we journey through this Lenten season, renew, repair, refill, revive our hearts with the fruits of your Holy Spirit. Let us not be afraid, obsessed with worry over situations we cannot change, but fix our eyes on you, the author and finisher of all things. Inspire us to be intentionally kinder, more loving, more forgiving, more committed to model your characteristics and allow your light to shine and draw others to you.
Forgive us, when we err, increase our listening capacity to hear and discern your voice regardless of the life’s daily noise level.
Thank you for loving us and being gracious especially when we don’t deserve it.