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Thanksgiving Sunday Worship (Combined)
October 8 @ 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: Revelation 2:1-7
“To the angel[a] of the church in Ephesus write:
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. 6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
|Praise and Worship: contd..|
|Sermon: John Manoah on “The Opposite of Thanksgiving”|
No evening service since the morning service is a combined worship on account of Thanksgiving.
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.
Invite Friends and Families to Thanksgiving Service at 10:30 a.m. on October 8,2023,followed by a delicious lunch. Main entrée ( Turkey & Ham ) and fixings as well as coffee , tea, juice, water is provided. Members and Adherents are asked to bring salad or dessert. Contact Lara.
Shining Stars Care Meals for DTES will be on October 12 & 13, 2023. Hope to provide up to 400 delicious meals. 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 under renovation. No parking during the week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until renovation is completed.
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. ( Will resume in Fall )
S.E.T.: Senior Enrichment Time @ 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every 1st Friday of the month, ( next one is on October 6, 2023 )
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 :
High School Youth Fellowship – Friday night at 1730hr. Please contact Jeremy, Kyla for more information for our weekly events! We also have a Discord Server to join, if you would like to be a part of our community, please come join us!
Young Adults Fellowship – Sunday afternoon from 1300-1600hr. Please 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.
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.
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 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 G&I Shining Stars Youth Society. Proceeds go towards children locally and beyond, as well as care meals for the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
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 for Fall. Contact Yvonne and Jen.
Dear Lord, thank you for this new season and for the reduction in the fires which 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 your 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.”