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Ward Memorial Baptist Church Services
September 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
September 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm-6:30 PDT
Sunday Worship Service
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
Praise and Worship Contd.
Can also drop off in mail slot at church or send by mail.
Message: “Overview Of Esther ”
Scripture Reading: Esther 4:13-16
Message: “ Overview of the Book of Esther”
13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
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 – 9:00 p.m. in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. ( for the Fall ). Interested Volunteer teachers, contact Yvonne.
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. New re-opening will be in September 2023
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.
Joint Young Adult (YA) and High Schoolers Event- September 8 @ 5:30 p.m. ( Basement of WMBC)
YA Fellowship – Meet at the Kwans on Sunday after the BBQ. Check Discord , WhatsApp or contact Ps. Jeremy Kwan.
WMBC Outdoor Church Service (10:30 a.m.) followed by Picnic & BBQ ( 12 noon) on September 10th at 465 Kamloops St. Invite Familyy and friends.
Shining Stars After-school/Youth activities will begin on September 13,2023 for Elementary and High School (Tues. & Wed., Thurs.-TBA ); Friday-Grade 7+ 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
Will begin on Saturday, September 23 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.
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; Shining Stars After- school programs, Shining Stars Camp Can-Do, Campers, Parents, Staff and Volunteers; Celebration Zone; Korean Fellowship; Seniors; Young Adults; Brothers and sisters who are ill.
Condolences for Colin Van Rooi and Family as they mourn and celebrate the life of Yvonne Van Rooi . Yvonne passed into the arms of her Lord on August 30, 2023. No details yet on service arrangements.
Long Term Missions:
Tim and Kellie Hutton-Bolivia
Paul & Sharyn Branson-Dominican Republic
Janzens-Brazil; Bill and Janice Dyck-Bolivia
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 & Camp Adventures – July 4th to Aug 25th, 2023.
Camp Finale with presentations, dinner, cake auction took place on August 25@ Ward Memorial Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m. It was a festive, joyous event. Campers presented PowerPoint on selected provinces and countries, sang songs of praise and inspiration, and showed creative art and robotic examples to parents and friends. One parent shared that her son was always singing Matt Maher’s “The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)”. One camp leader shared that Justin Bieber’s “Hold on” keep resonating in mind and spirit.
The camp staff and volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the summer in all circumstances to provide a safe, fun-emotional, spiritual, and physical activity charged experience for campers and themselves.
- Ward Memorial Baptist Church
- Shining Stars Camp Can-Do staff, and volunteers ( special shout out to drivers),
- CSJ 2023 grants, GISSYS Board of Directors, Frank Giustra Foundation
- Centre Street Church and Global Ministries
- Friends of Shining Stars
- Pacific Grace Life Group
- Prayer warriors
For support, direction, donations, post-secondary bursaries, and camp scholarships.
It truly takes the proverbial cliché- “It takes a village to raise a child”.
G&I Shining Stars Youth Society is founded and anchored on the intentional and deeply held belief that every child/youth is precious and takes all part of the village to care for and nurture them to be leaders and influencers for good in the now and future generations. Two campers shared a poignant verse- “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NIV).
What an experience this has been, to see shining stars kids who first participated as children yesterday, work this summer as leaders and site supervisor impacting the lives of campers for tomorrow. Leaders, volunteers, and some campers also helped in the preparation of over 400 care meals for extended community in Vancouver’s DTES ( with additional help from Pacific Grace life group in Port Moody). Interestingly, 3 persons were previous volunteers / staff of Shining Stars After-school and Camp Can-Do.
A very special thanks to CSC-Global ministry youth team and leaders who spent a week working together with the Shining Stars Team, sharing , inspiring and shining points of light on site ,ending with a community carnival outreach: sports, RC Cars, popcorn, cotton candy machine, BBQ dogs. Many in the community were surprised that they were welcomed to participate without cost.
We come to the end of our “Shine, Inspire & Care Adventures, but it’s not the end but a continuation of better days and things to come as we work together in community.
Shining Stars After-School will begin on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
Shining Stars Camp Can-Do Summer Classes and Adventures 2024 will begin on July 2nd.
We thank you for your prayers for Shining Stars Camp Can -Do staff, volunteers, families, and campers.
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 for Vision school fall session.
May Romans 15: 7-9 encourage you this week, “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[b] on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.”
Celebration Zone Volunteer teachers and assistants needed for Fall. Contact Yvonne and Jen.
Dear Lord, thank you for your faithfulness, patience, loving compassion, and forgiveness.
We humbly ask for your intervention, justice and peace in war torn areas, renewed harmony and reconciliation in families, community, and country, reduction/abolition in the raging fires. Enable us to intentionally seek you and apply your truths in our daily lives. Transform us to be a people who shines your light to dispel any darkness of hate, greed, injustices and provide your hope.
- Thank you for reminding us in 1 Timothy 1:15 that you accept all who believe and call on your name, “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.”
- And in Colossians 1:11 “being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.”