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Pastor's Message - Chris Kibble

The historian Paul Veyne calls himself an "unbeliever," and yet he extols the message of human dignity that we find in the sacrificial love and death of Jesus. Veyne writes:

‘In the gospel, a person's life suddenly acquired an eternal significance within a cosmic plan, something that no philosophy or paganism could confer ... The pagan gods lived for themselves. In contrast, Christ, the Man-God sacrificed himself for his people ... Christianity owed its success to a collective invention of genius ... namely, the infinite mercy of a God passionate about the fate of the human race, indeed about the fate of each and every individual soul, including mine and yours, and not just those of the kingdoms, empires and the human race in general.’ Insightful thoughts! 

Special Announcements

Easter Services: our services will be as follows:

7pm Tenebrae Service: our service will reflect Good Friday's gathering darkness.  The service will be held in the Sanctuary only, and not on Livestream or Zoom.

10am Easter Sunday Service: our service will be in the Sanctuary, on Livestream and Zoom as normal, celebrating Jesus' resurrection. He is risen!

Events

Mark your calendars for these great events coming up.

Other Important Announcements

Youth Alpha: we will be running Youth Alpha on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 8:15pm in the Adult Lounge starting April 20 for 13 weeks for ages 11 and up. If you are interested, please sign up with Mary Findlay at Mary.Findlay@westvanbaptist.com.  

Prayer: The prayer time tonight (Thursday, April 14) at 7.30 p.m. has been canceled.

North Shore Young Life Fund Raiser Musician and storyteller Jonah Werner will be the prime presenter at a Young Life fundraiser on Thursday, May 5 from 7pm- 9pm at Hillside church, 870 Lynn Valley Road.

Jonah will be sharing powerful stories of how Young Life has impacted his life and the lives of teens. RSVP by May 3 at: give.younglife.ca/northshore2022 

Delegates to CBWC Assembly 2022: if you would like to be considered as a delegate to represent WVBC at the CBWC Assembly in Calgary, by all means, contact Hilary Blair at hilarykblair@telus.net Registration fees and expenses will be reimbursed by WVBC. For further information, please see https://cbwc.ca/assembly-2022/