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Sunday Worship Services
November 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
November 5, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm-6:30 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
Youth Pastor: Jeremy Kwan 613-316-8975
Church Moderator: Chris Lim 604-722-1800
Opening Prayer/Welcome/Worship/Praise: Worship Team
Scripture Reading: Esther 8:1-8
Praise and Worship Contd.
Can also drop off in mail slot at church or send by mail.
Message: “ Who Will Stand in the Gap” by Joelle Hsu
Scripture Reading: Esther 8:1-8
Message: “ Who Will Stand in the Gap” by Joelle Hsu
1 That same day King Xerxes gave Queen Esther the estate of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came into the presence of the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her. 2 The king took off his signet ring, which he had reclaimed from Haman, and presented it to Mordecai. And Esther appointed him over Haman’s estate.
3 Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the evil plan of Haman the Agagite, which he had devised against the Jews. 4 Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him.
5 “If it pleases the king,” she said, “and if he regards me with favor and thinks it the right thing to do, and if he is pleased with me, let an order be written overruling the dispatches that Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, devised and wrote to destroy the Jews in all the king’s provinces. 6 For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?”
7 King Xerxes replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Because Haman attacked the Jews, I have given his estate to Esther, and they have impaled him on the pole he set up. 8 Now write another decree in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.”
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. Interested Volunteer teachers, contact Yvonne.
Mark your December calendar: Advent- December 3-December 24,2023
- Advent week 1 – Hope -December 3
- Advent week 2 – Peace-December 10
- Advent week 3 – Joy-December 17
- Advent week 4 – Love -24
Christmas Play, “ Be the Blessing”- December 17, 2023
REMEMBRANCE DAY – November 11, 2023
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. by John McCrae
“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-13
Shining Stars Care Meals for DTES will be on December 10, 2023. Hope to provide up to 600 delicious meals as well as hampers for newcomers. Financial donations are welcome. E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jen or Yvonne.
Note: Pop-up Plaza at Hastings and Kamloops is nearly completed. Check out the progress. Site was blessed by an Elder, and community groups plus Capilano students put in diverse plants and landscaping.
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 )
-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. ( begin November 7,2023 )
S.E.T.: Senior Enrichment Time @ 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every 1st Friday of the month, ( next one is on December 1st, 2023 ). Contact: Jennifer Lee, 604-880-1311.
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 – Meet at the Kwans on Sundays. Check Discord ,WhatsApp or contact Ps. Jeremy Kwan.
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.
Young Adults -Sundays @12:30 p.m.
Vision School – Contact Chris Lim for location
Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for both Adults and Kids.
-objective: learning together and share 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.
NOTE : BRING YOUR BOXES NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12,2023. THANKS FOR BLESSING CHILDREN; WRITE A NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT IF YOU CAN. REMEMBER TO CHECK WHAT IS ALLOWED TO PUT IN YOUR BOX OR BOXES !!!
Friday, November 10, 2023 @ 7:00 PM- Youth / Young Adult Event
Now is the Hour, a Heart for Asia Celebration, Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Church, 3295 East Broadway Vancouver
What’s happening at this Heart for Asia Event?
- Music, worship and celebration!
- Stories of East Asia and the Father’s love
- Asian culture! Fun! Asian street food!
- The Now Challenge – How can I be involved in God’s better story?
Saturday, Nov 11, 2023, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Conference, Special Speakers., Workshops
Who should attend Now is the Hour
- University, college and seminary students
- Church leaders, missions pastors, and missions committee members
- Church and student ministry groups
- Believers of any age interested in serving cross-culturally
- Anyone interested in serving and supporting missions from home
- Anyone interested in learning more about missions.
Brought to you by OMF Canada
OMF International is a global fellowship of Christians with a heart for East Asia, serving the church and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness | www.omf.ca
In partnership with Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Church | vcefc.org
NOVEMBER 17- IGNITE 2023 WORSHIP AND PRAYER SUMMIT FOR UNITY AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AT BROADWAY CHURCH,2700 E. BROADWAY,VANCOUVER
TIME: 6:30-9:00 P.M.
1:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. Session 1
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Session 2
4:30 p.m. Prayer
5:00-6:15 p.m. Dinner
Prayer and Worship Summit
Isaiah prayed, “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence – as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil – to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence!” (Isaiah 64:1-2).
Come together for an evening of public prayer and worship, to seek God’s face and pray for unity and spiritual awakening.
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 wars, natural or man-made disasters, etc.; Peace/Safety Officers; Shelters, Homeless; Peace and Harmony across Canada / Reconciliation; Indigenous National Truth and Reconciliation; 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
UPDATES for Mission Central/ Mission Fest
Mission Fest will be on January 24-27, 2024. Keep the new team, organizers, speakers, and potential volunteers in prayers. Fest
INVITATION TO TASTE AND RECEIVE EVENT COMING, NOVEMBER 25th!
We invite you to Come and Taste His goodness, hear how He’s been leading us and receive what He wants to give us of Himself.
Before offering our 2024 conference in the new year, we felt it was on the Father’s heart to partner with churches to bring “a taste” of what’s coming!
We’re calling this mini conference night “Taste & Receive,” Our desire for this night is to introduce our heart for the 2024 Mission Fest conference and give space for Jesus to move and call people toward His heart.
When: Saturday, November 25th at 7pm
Where: Peace Portal Alliance Church — 15128 27b Ave, Surrey [map]
SPREAD THE WORD !
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 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.
Prayers requested for Vision school fall session.
Celebration Zone Volunteer teachers and assistants needed. Contact Yvonne and Jen.
Dear Lord , grant us hearts of humility, love, discernment, and compassion for all those whom you put in our paths. Although the chaos and atrocities of war, mental anguish from earthquakes and daily struggles bombard our conscious thoughts, let us not be swayed from the purpose you have for us, as declared by Jeremiah, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” ( Jeremiah 29:11).
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.”
As Remembrance Day approaches on November 11, and we remember and honour those men and women who sacrifice their lives for the freedom we sometimes take for granted, let us pray for cessation of current wars and forgiveness to reign in hearts so that true peace can be experienced.