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Ward Memorial Baptist Church Services
August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
August 27, 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
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5: 6-12
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Praise and Worship Contd.
Can also drop off in mail slot at church or send by mail.
Message:´Embracing God Unwavering Blessings on the Sermon on the Mount (Part 2) ” by Sephora Pierre -Louis
Scripture Reading: Psalm 108:1-4
Message: “ 2 Peter 1: 3-11 ” by Pastor Jeremy Kwan
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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.
Shining Stars After-school/Youth activities (will resume in Fall).
Young Adults with Isaiah Tupas /Lorna Horwood- Sundays @12:30 p.m.
Vision School – Contact Chris Lim
SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 10th, 2023
OUTDOOR WORSHIP @10:30 a.m & CHURCH PICNIC @ 12:00 noon –Invite family and friends.
Prayer Care / Concerns:
Church Ministries; Church Unity and Growth; Fires in impacted provinces 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.
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.
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 teams currently on mission locations sharing the gospel of Christ. Pray for safety, health, receptivity, and abundant harvest for God’s glory.
We thank you for your prayers for Shining Stars Camp Can -Do staff, volunteers, families, and campers.
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.”