Church Bulletin Jan 15, 2023

January 15, 2023 10:00 a.m. Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Prelude Larraine Kandal
Call to worship The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Song  Faithful one
Prayers of confession
Assurance of God’s grace
Story time The Rev. Thomas Kim
Musical interlude Kid Connect (Preschool-Grade 6)
Responsive reading Psalm 42: 1-5 (NRSV) – Don Blaak
*Psalm As the deer #27
Gospel readings Matthew 28: 18-20 – Marilyn Instant
John 1: 35-42
Message Our Church’s Vision: A community where Jesus is worshipped, lived, SHARED
The Rev. Thomas Kim
*Song There is a redeemer #358
*Doxology / Prayer All creatures of our God and King
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
followed by the Lord’s Prayer (in unison) [sins/sin against us]
*Hymn We’ve a story to tell to the nations #765
*Benediction May the God of hope go with us every day #726
Postlude Larraine Kandal

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

*Greeters: Marilyn & Bill Ingram
*Coffee Time: Margaret Houtby and Bobbie-Anne & Malcolm McFee
*Flowers: Helen Bell To the glory of God

*Ladies Bible Study: Tuesday at 10 am Margaret Allan’s Home
*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
*Scrabble Saturday: Saturday at 1:30 pm Fireside Lounge

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.

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

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.

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*