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Pastor's Message - Chris Kibble

Peter Drucker was probably the most respected business analyst and business philosopher of the twentieth century. He was also a devout Christian and committed churchman. Drucker was famous for asking business and church leaders alike the question ‘what business are you in?’. His profoundly simple premise was, ‘if you don’t know what business you’re in, you cannot succeed at it.’

I was reminded the other day to ask myself the same question. What is the church for? Why do we exist? What is our mission? In Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew records ‘Then Jesus came to them and said ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the close of the age’.

And what is making disciples? John Kaiser in his book ‘Winning on Purpose’ describes it well: ‘it’s to produce new, committed followers of Christ from the raw material of the nations’. So, as we go about our lives within and without the church, the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ should always be at the forefront. Let’s pray for new people to come to a personal faith in Jesus, and then to ‘grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ’. 

Special Announcements

Live Streaming Equipment: This has successfully been installed in the sanctuary and is presently being tested.

 Art Show: Artist Edward Michell is hosting a collection of his Artwork in our parking lot, under a tent, from September 17 – 19, from 10am to 6pm. Edward Michell is described as ‘one of North America’s most unique and dynamic contemporary artists’ Though this is not a church-sponsored event, should you wish to visit his exhibition, you’d be most welcome!  

Adult Lounge:  Due to the replacement siding project, the water line to the Adult Lounge has been disconnected.  The washrooms in the CE Wing are available.

Sunday Service: when we re-open, the in-person requirements to attend services on Sunday mornings will be:

  • Only vaccinated attendees, including the worship team, may worship in the sanctuary
  • Unvaccinated attendees may worship in the Fireside Room along with any vaccinated attendees who would like to join them.
  • Our Farsi group will worship in another part of the campus
  • Masks will be required for all

There are implications for the worship team and the technology, both of which are being addressed.  

Sunday Sermons: each week, the Pastor’s sermon outline for the following Sunday is uploaded to the  WVBC website usually by Tuesday afternoon. Many appreciate the opportunity to preview the Scripture, and to ponder the possible content of the upcoming sermon.  This may also be helpful for those who take notes during the sermon. This is available in English and Mandarin.  There is a link on the home page to access the Sermon Outline.

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