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Pastor Chris' Message

A tinker was a man who mended pots and pans. A tinker named John Bunyan, not a Christian, was eavesdropping on a group of ladies in Bedford England in the seventeenth century. He said ‘I came where three or four poor women were sitting at a door in the sun and talking about things of God. I drew near to hear what they said. Their talk was of a new birth, the work of God in their hearts, also how they were convinced of their miserable state by nature; they talked how God had visited their souls with his love in the Lord Jesus. They spoke as if joy did make them speak; they spoke with such pleasantness of Scripture language, and with such appearance of grace in all they said that they were to me as if they had found a new world. I left them and went about my employment but I was greatly affected by their words’.  

As a result of this, and other experiences, John Bunyan was converted and went on to write perhaps the most influential Christian novel of all time, ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’. But what if the ladies had been complaining about this and that. Would he so readily have come to faith?

I was challenged by this story - would people listening to our conversations be so affected? But I was also blessed by it. Praise the Lord for faithful believers in times past.

Special Announcements

 Welcome Back BBQ! We’ll be having a Welcome Back BBQ on September 19, after the service. We look forward to celebrating the reopening of the church and catching up with our church family - we’ll be delighted to see you. Why not come and enjoy lunch together? Kathie Curtis is our organizer. If you can help with set up, cooking, or clean up, she'd be delighted to hear from you.

Small-Group Facilitators Workshop, on Thursday, August 26 @ 7:00pm in the Adult Lounge.  Jane Sidjak will be facilitating a Small Group leader workshop. Please contact the office or Jane to register.  All welcome!

John Redworth: we regretfully announce that on July 28, 2021, John Redworth was called to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ. John was a long-time member of our church, who served diligently as an elder, as well as leading the Prayer Ministry. A family-only memorial service was held on August 10, 2021. Our prayers are with John’s family. 

Noteworthy Information

Sermons on the website: Please note that the weekly Sunday sermons will usually be available on the church website by Tuesday afternoon for both the English and Mandarin services.  You may also subscribe to the West Vancouver Baptist Youtube channel to receive notification once the sermon has been uploaded. To access the account please click Sermon on YouTube. We give thanks to Jon Thompson who edits the sermons each week. 

Adult Lounge:  Due to the replacement siding project, the water line to the adult Lounge had to be disconnected.  The Adult Lounge will be without water for approximately two weeks. The washrooms in the CE Wing are available.

Prayer Chain: If you would like to be part of the prayer chain or need more information, please contact Joanna Roork at Please be assured that our prayer chain is confidential, and prayer requests are received by email. Prayer requests: Please email Joanna with prayer requests, (or contact the church office and they will be forwarded to Joanna).  

Small Groups: small group details can be found on our church website. Don’t hesitate to contact Chris at if you would like to join a small group  .