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Sunday Worship December 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PDT
December 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
December 4, 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
Scripture Reading: Luke 1: 26-38 NIV
Praise and Worship Contd.
Can also drop off in mail slot at church or send by mail.
Lighting of the Advent Candle of Peace by the Manoah’s Family
Message: “ Everlasting Peace ” by Gary Hockridge.
Luke 1: 26-38
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
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 4th @10:30 a.m.
ESL Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in downstairs Fellowship Hall.
Interested Volunteer teachers, contact Yvonne.
“Christmas Everyday,” (script by Naveem Laksmanan) Play
Plan to invite families and friends, and neighbours for the presentation on December 18 @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 )
December 4th SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE @ 5:00-6:15 P.M. AT WMBC
Opening Prayer/Welcome/Worship/Praise: Worship Team
Scripture Reading: Luke 1: 26-38
Praise and worship contd.
Message: “Everlasting Peace” by Pastor Gary Hockridge
-Gary Hockridge and Hercules Tupas, E. Van., on Zoom, Saturdays @3:00 p.m.
-OK House, Vancouver, Alternate Thursdays@ 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact Christine /Jeremy.
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.
Shining Stars Care Meals, new socks, and scarves for Downtown Eastside : Friday, December 9, 2022. Donations accepted.
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: Second Sunday of Advent, December 4th, 2022, symbolizing Peace. 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.