In light of the discovery of over a thousand unmarked graves of indigenous children at the sites of former residential schools and role the Catholic church and the government played in this tragic part of our country’s history, what should the Christian response be and how does the Bible speak into this? On July 25th @ 4pm on Zoom, Journey Fellowship will have a special guest speaker to share with us from the prospective of a First Nation Christian. Temera Williams Millar has a Masters of Divinity from ACTS seminary at TWU, and is now currently the recruitment director at North America Indigenous Ministries. This is open to everyone who is interested in learning more about this topic.
The Chinese Congregations will have their Missions Conference on Friday July 16th at 7:30pm and on July 18th’s Sunday service. This year’s theme is “Ask the Lord of the Harvest” and the guest speaker is Reverend Philip Leung. The conference is in Cantonese and Mandarin only. If you are interested, more information and zoom link is at the church’s Chinese website.
Learning as a Community: Reminder that there is a special video lecture series in session and will continue
throughout the summer term (June – August). This year, we will be learning together as a community with Professor Eugene Peterson in a course entitled “Tell It Slant: Parables as Spiritual Direction.”
This class will meet every Sunday at 11:30 on Zoom. More information and zoom link is on the church’s website.
One of the highlights of Regent College’s Summer Programs is their free Evening Public Lectures. This series always features a wide range of professors and topics, and this year is no exception. All lectures will be streamed online, so invite a friend and join us in learning together! For more information of Topic and Dates go to https://www.regent-college.edu/summer/activities-and-events/public-lectures
Reminder that we have small groups and fellowships 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 email@example.com .
If you’re new to our online service here, welcome to our church! If you’re able to stay on in the Zoom meeting after today’s service, we would love to meet you. Also, if you’d like, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that someone from the care team can reach out to you.
Cornelius Fellowship is made up of members of ESC who have reached or are close to retirement (age 60 and up). Our programs include Bible study, discussion on topics relevant to our stage of life, taking urban walks, etc. The Fellowship meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:00PM. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, please contact Hansel Wang at email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (604) 254-1242.
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The PSC is thankful that they continue to enjoy the spirit of unity and wisdom.
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 (email@example.com) indicating if they are private or to be posted.