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Pastor's Message - Chris Kibble

The first footprints put on the moon will probably be there a long, long time—maybe almost as long as the moon itself lasts. Unlike on Earth, there is no erosion by wind or water on the moon. Nothing gets washed away. Since the Moon has no atmosphere, it is exposed to the solar wind, a stream of charged particles coming from the sun, and over time this acts almost like weather on Earth to scour surfaces on the moon, but the process is very, very slow. The footprints left behind by astronauts on the moon could last 10 to 100 million years.

We all leave behind lasting “footprints” in life. Where we go, what we accomplish, the influence we have on others, these are the permanent legacy that we leave behind us. 

Special Announcements

Fall BBQ, September 11: we’re looking forward to having a Fall BBQ on September 11 after the service, and all are welcome. We’d appreciate anyone who can provide assistance. Sign-up forms to provide assistance are available in the foyer or please call Toni in the office.

Church positions: The Nominating Committee submits recommendations to the church for the positions of Council, Nominating Committee, Moderator, Church Clerk, and Treasurer. We are currently looking for suggestions about people who could take the positions of Moderator, Treasurer, and Council starting in 2023. In advance of those recommendations, we welcome input from the membership. Forms will be available in the foyer after the service: if you have a recommendation, by all means, submit a form to Toni in the church office.

Nils Karlstrom: Nils passed away peacefully on August 24 surrounded by family. Nils was 96, and was much loved by members of the church. The date of a memorial service will be announced shortly.

Concert of Hope: Poh-Lin Koh from our congregation is the featured pianist at a Concert of Hope for piano and organ to be held at St Augustine’s church, W7th/Maple on Saturday, September 24th at 1.00 pm. Money will be taken by donation, and proceeds will go to the Red Cross. Chopin’s Piano Concerto #2 will be featured, with classical solos, sacred duets, and violin selections.

Awana: this fall we will be running the Awana Trek program for our young people commencing on September 14 in the Fireside Room. This program is a bible study that offers a structured learning environment for youth to engage with their faith and read the bible in a new and interesting light. Pre-registration is required and will be available on our website in due course, or by calling Mary Findlay in our office at 604-922-0911, or by email at 

A note from the Treasurer

Revenue: We now have the financial numbers for July and the monthly revenue is up over the previous year by close to $10,000. Both Missions and CBWC expenditures are now included. However, overall net Year-To-Date results (revenue minus expenses) are showing a deficit of $10,000 and we are significantly below budget (primarily due to lower Human Resource costs).  

Please continue to give generously over the remainder of this year as we move into the black and prepare for the future. Thank you for your contributions and your prayers. Don Hill, Treasurer, West Vancouver Baptist Church.  Call the office for Don's cell number.