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WMBC Sunday Worship Services
April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
April 2nd, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm-6:30 PDT
Sunday Worship Service
April 2nd, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 6:30 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
Youth Pastor: Jeremy Kwan 613-316-8975
Church Moderator: Chris Lim 604-722-1800
Opening Prayer/Welcome/Worship/Praise: Worship Team
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 6:1-9
When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it—though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates— 2 Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono.”
But they were scheming to harm me; 3 so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?” 4 Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer.
5 Then, the fifth time, Sanballat sent his aide to me with the same message, and in his hand was an unsealed letter 6 in which was written:
“It is reported among the nations—and Geshem[b] says it is true—that you and the Jews are plotting to revolt, and therefore you are building the wall. Moreover, according to these reports you are about to become their king 7 and have even appointed prophets to make this proclamation about you in Jerusalem: ‘There is a king in Judah!’ Now this report will get back to the king; so come, let us meet together.”
8 I sent him this reply: “Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head.”
9 They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.”
But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.”
Praise and Worship Contd.
Can also drop off in mail slot at church or send by mail.
Message: “ What Can We Learn From Nehemiah 6 ? ” by Pastor Jusuf Wijaya
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- Sundays @10:30 a.m.
ESL Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the downstairs Fellowship Hall.
Interested Volunteer teachers, contact Yvonne. ( Next session will be later in April).
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 )
-Gary Hockridge and Hercules Tupas, E. Van., on Zoom, Saturdays @3:00 p.m.
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. New re-opening will be announced soon.
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 on-going.
Young Adults with Alyssa Hui /Lorna Horwood- Sundays @12:30 p.m.
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; Turkey / Syria (earthquake impacted); 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, Students, Parents and Volunteers; Celebration Zone; Burmese Fellowship; Seniors; Young Adults; Brothers and sisters who are ill.
19th Annual Shining Stars Spring Break KidsFest.
Praise and thanks to all Volunteers and parents who sent their children and youth. Special Thanks to Pastor Chris Solberg and Team who came from The Gospel Chapel Church in Vanderhof to serve at Shining Stars Kidsfest. They were a blessing not only to the children/youth and parents but also for their acts of service to Ward Memorial Baptist Church and gifts of plant boxes for the Shining Stars Kids spring and summer gardening projects.
Easter Sunday Services and Activities
Invite family and friends to join us for the morning and evening services on Sunday, April 9th at Ward Memorial Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
There will be an Easter Luncheon following the service. Members and Adherents are asked to bring salads or dessert if they wish. Main meals will be provided.
Easter Egg Hunt
Following the morning service there will also be an Easter Egg Hunt and activities for the children. Donations of Easter eggs will be appreciated and should be brought to the downstairs office by Friday, April 7th, 2023.
Attention Parents/ Guardians!!
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As our registered guest, you will be receiving a few reminder emails as the event approaches. And then on the morning of April 14th, we’ll send you your 10-Day-Free-Streaming Access to the entire workshop library.
Long Term Missions:
Tim and Kellie Hutton-Bolivia
Paul & Sharyn Branson-Dominican Republic
Janzens-Brazil; Bill and Janice Dyck-Bolivia
“The exciting news is that our heavenly Father is assembling a team of people to lead Mission Central who desire to honour him with their love and obedience. They want his heart before a strategy. This is the type of team that God’s people should get behind.” (John Hall).
Prayer Request- Pray for those who God is calling to continue and expand His mission; pray for generosity of hearts to give towards clearing the existing debt; pray for God’s provision and guidance for the continuing process; prayer praise and thanks for finances received to date.
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 locally and beyond, as well as care meals for the downtown Eastside.
Dear Lord, thank you for the cross, the authentic symbol of the suffering, horrendous pain, you endured for all humanity, shattering all illusions and expectations by crushing the enemy of our souls through your triumph embedded in your unending, unmatched, eternal love, validated by your resurrection, and promise to return.
As we journey through this Lenten season, renew, repair, refill, revive our hearts with the fruits of your Holy Spirit. Let us not be afraid, obsessed with worry over situations we cannot change, but fix our eyes on you, the author and finisher of all things. Inspire us to be intentionally kinder, more loving, more forgiving, more committed to model your characteristics and allow your light to shine and draw others to you.
Forgive us, when we err, increase our listening capacity to hear and discern your voice regardless of the life’s daily noise level.
Thank you for loving us and being gracious especially when we don’t deserve it.