Posted on 14 Jan 2023, Speaker: Pastor Christopher Lam
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Welcome! If you’re new to our worship service, welcome to our church! You are invited to stay for snacks and refreshment at the Fellowship Hall after today’s service. If you like us to connect with you, please email us at email@example.com so that someone from the care team can reach out to you.
New Comers Welcome Lunch (Sunday. January 15th at 12:30 pm), We want to invite everyone to join us for a Luncheon to welcome and get to know those who started attending our church in the past year. This will be a free will offering event. Please register to attend at the fellowship hall after the worship service or online through the church’s website at vcefc.org
Pastor Jonathan Ng’s mother, Kitty Ng passed away to be with the Lord on January 12th, at 12:30 pm. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family.
Winter Sunday School Semester has begun. The two courses being offered are “The books of Ruth and Jonah” being taught by Pastor Joe, and “Revelation” by YC Ip, More information will be on the church website. Please go to the website to register.
You can download our bulletin and reflection questions for today’s service either through the QR code on screen or through the church’s website at VCEFC.org.
Deacon Board Chair – Patrick Chan
Co-Chair / Treasurer – Chung Yan Ip
Secretary – Ada Lam
Missions – Christina Lai
Christian Education – Herbert Lee CSCC Chair – Yeda Hong
Vice-Chair – Nancy Luk
Secretary – Jessie Ng
Evangelism Department – Nancy Luk, Sarah Chan
Fellowship Department – David Chan
Membership Department – Jessie Ng, Keith Kwan
Sunday School Department – Joel Yung
Worship and Sacred Music Department – Arthur Wan, Cherry Ngai ESCC
Chair / Treasurer – Geoffrey Chum
Vice-Chair, Small Groups and Fellowships – Lawrence Tung
Small Groups, Worship – Ivan Wan
Worship – Darren Lau
Secretary, Fellowships – Deborah Lum
Care – Jonathan Chan
Worship – Darren Lau
Evangelism, Mission – Pastor Joseph Yu
Mandarin Ministry Committee Chair – Allyn Tung
Personnel Committee Chair – Martin To Financial Reviewer Edwin So
Are you looking for ways to exercise your gifts and to serve the Lord in our church community? We invite you to go to our church’s website to take a look at the descriptions of the various service opportunities available and instruction on how to get involve in our ministry teams. The direct link is https://vcefc.org/1033/serve
A message from the Evangelical Free Church District: An urgent need for help has arisen for a mom from the Terrace, BC area whose son (26) is in ICU at Vancouver General Hospital. Dawn has been in a hospital room with her son every day., but sadly, she is not allow to stay with him overnight in the ICU room. She has reached out looking for a place to stay. If you know someone who might have a furnished room that she can rent…or a room where she might just be able to sleep at night because she spends the rest of her time with her son. Please contact Pastor Joe at Hello@vcefc.org
“Brothers and sisters of 65 years ago and up are invited to the Senior Sunday luncheon on August 21. Please pick up your luncheon ticket from Sister Nancy Lee (or from the church office front desk) before and after the CSC service on July 31, August 7, and August 14.”
The Church Administrator position has been posted in the career section of the church website and with some selected Christian education institutions.
News from VCEFC Critical Response Team – Changes to VCEFC Safety Protocols starting April-8.
• No capacity limits of worship services and meetings at church facilities. Individual ministry teams (e.g. children’s worship, Awana Club, etc.) can still set their own capacity limits as they see fit.
• No requirement of pre-registration for in-person worship services.
• No requirement of checking proof of vaccination at all gatherings.
• No requirement of providing contact information when visiting church.
• Mask wearing remains mandatory for everyone 5 years or older.
• Anyone tested positive for Covid-19 or have symptoms of Covid must stay home for 10 days, with no fever and symptoms subsides.
For ministries, fellowships and small groups to have meetings in Church, please inform the office by email at least one week ahead to book rooms. Room availability can be checked in our website. Please click “Room Booking” under “Contact Us” in the main menu.
Pastor Wai Mui has scheduled her retirement by the end of the February. However, to allow time for recruiting her replacement, Pastor Wai Mui has graciously accepted the Board’s request to continue, on an interim basis, with her current ministry roles till August 31, 2022, or when the new staff arrives, whichever comes first. This will minimize any ministry disruption during the recruitment process. Please offer your continuous support to Pastor Wai Mui in her ministry among us.
In addition to the regular prayer meetings on Wednesday, we invite you in praying for Mission and Evangelism on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 to 8:30pm.
The Church Board has resolved to make Monday as a day of rest for all staff due to their ministries during the weekend. The church office is now closed on Mondays. For urgent matters, brothers and sisters are asked to contact the pastoral staff directly. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
Community prayer time will resume back to meeting every Wednesday night at 7:30. Join us in praying as a community for our church, our city and the world. https://zoom.us/j/446506289
Small groups and Fellowships are available for all ages and life stages, from teens through college, adults and career, all the way to retired seniors. For more information on our various fellowships and small groups please visit our church website under the “Get Connected” section on the menu tab, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Just a friendly reminder that Journey Fellowship will be having an online gathering this afternoon at 4:30pm for a “5 Step Master Class” basically a show n tell for how to do something neat.
Welcome Team for Hong Kong Newcomers has recently been established in order to welcome and show hospitality to both fellow Christians and friends who immigrate or return to Canada from Hong Kong. If you have family or friends who have recently moved to or are planning to move to Vancouver, looking for church or some assistance, please feel free to contact Pastor Job Chan (email@example.com) or Yeda Hong (firstname.lastname@example.org). Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/100847038934841/
ONLINE OFFERING: As our church has temporary suspended all gatherings and moved our weekly worship services online during the COVID-19 pandemic, you have the option to give your offering through Interac e-transfer. You can still mail your cheques, or drop off your offering at the church. For further instruction on how to give online, click here.
CONTACT US: We know that this can be a difficult and distressing time for some. If you have any needs, concerns or prayer requests, we want to hear from you.You can connect with the church through email at email@example.com or by phone at (604) 254-1242.
WEEKLY OFFERING UPDATE:
PRAYER ITEMS: Click Here
Please pray that during the application review process that the PSC continues to be sensitive to the guiding of the Holy Spirit.
Please also pray for the pastoral candidates themselves as they undergoing the application review process that they continue to receive discernment and encouragement to where God is leading to serve next.
Please email your prayer requests to Pastor Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating if they are private or to be posted.