Church Bulletin Jan 1, 2023

January 1, 2023 10:00 a.m. First Sunday after Christmas Day
Prelude Larraine Kandal
Call to worship The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Hymn Joyful, joyful we adore you #410
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Family Worship Sunday – clipboards available
Responsive reading Psalm 150: 1-6 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Song Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet #466
Scripture readings Mark 8: 27-29 – Ken Gilbank
1 Corinthians 1: 18-25
Message Our Church’s Vision: A community where
Jesus is WORSHIPPED, lived, shared
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Doxology / Prayer Give thanks
Invitation to Communion
*Hymn Here is bread: here is wine #546
The Sacrament of Holy Communion (responsive)
*The Apostles’ Creed
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn May the mind of Christ my Saviour #644
*Benediction Go now in peace
Postlude Veronika Klassen

*Please stand in body or in spirit
**Sunday worship service will continue to be both in-person and online**

*Greeter: Helen Bell
*Coffee Time: Jo-Ann & Andy Kiss
*Flowers: Marilyn & Bill Ingram To the glory of God

*Friends and Coffee Social: Wednesday at 10 am Fireside Lounge
Everybody welcome! Don’t forget to bring a friend.

*Thursday Bible Study: Thursday at 11 am Gathering Space
*Congregational Visioning Meeting: Saturday at 10 am Gathering Space

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all the hosts and greeters for all your help and hospitality in 2022. We look forward to having some new people to support us in the New Year.

The Congregational Visioning Meeting will be on Saturday, January 7th from 10 AM – 2 PM.
(A light lunch will be provided.)

LADIES BIBLE STUDY: The Ladies Bible Study is now finished for the Christmas break. It will resume on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023, at 10:00 am at Margaret Allan’s home. For more information, please contact Margaret at (604) 853-6623. Thank you.

REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP TEAM UPDATE: Youssef had his interview with the Canadian consulate in Beirut. They reviewed his case, heard his story, and told him there and then that he has passed the interview and will be welcomed to Canadian residency!
The next steps:
Youssef and his daughters need to pass the medical exam and work with the IOM (International Organization for Migration) to ensure he has the proper child-custody documentation necessary for the Lebanese authorities to allow him to travel. Once he passes the medical exam and has the IOM papers he needs, then the Canadian government will provide Youssef an interest-free loan to cover the cost of travel, and we can begin to plan his travel.

Fundraising: We are excited to share with you that our refugee sponsorship committee has launched a fundraising campaign for Youssef and his two daughters, Rouaa & Diala.  Please share the link below with your friends, neighbors, and family.

Thank you

YOUTH CONNECT (GRADES 7 AND UP):Regretfully, all Youth Connect Activities will be suspended until the New Year. Family illness is keeping Maria from being able to lead and organize gatherings and events with our youth.
Are you feeling called to assist with our Youth Connect? We’re looking for those interested in assisting occasionally to those dedicated to walking along side our youth full time.
Our group meets weekly for Bible Study, Games and Activities and monthly Social Events or volunteer Opportunities.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Interested in outdoor activities such as snow tubing. snowshoeing, camping, or hiking let us know. We would love to have you along on our adventures Perhaps you would enjoy organizing some community volunteer projects for our youth. Let us know. Maybe you’re the person to just hang out with our youth for an hour on Tuesday evenings. What’s your talent, interest, gifting you’d like to share with our youth?
If you are interested in joining this ministry team please contact Maria at or (778) 201-5101.

Due to the increase in price, it has become necessary to raise the cost of flowers to $30.00.
We are willing to purchase flowers on your behalf, put your name and comment in the bulletin, and give the receipt to the Church Treasurer to include with your church donations. Please sign the Flower Calendar and give the $30 to Marilyn or Patti or put in an envelope with our name and leave at the church office. Thank you.
-Marilyn Ingram & Patti Hougen

The weather is NOT DELIGHTFUL
So, WHATEVER you have to SHARE
Will spread HOPE and not DESPAIR!
*January requests from the Food Bank are for cereal, baby diapers, peanut butter, and jam*
WITH thanks from the food bank TEAM:
Lois, Joyce, and Ken Gilbank
*Next pickup is Friday, January 27th*