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Pastor's Message - Chris Kibble

Back in early August, our church reopening prospects were looking pretty good. Covid was on the decline and audiovisual equipment to enable both in-person and live online worship was on order. However, delivery of the equipment has been unexpectedly delayed and along with holiday plans, we won’t be able to commence installation until September 9. We also need to decide how best to introduce in-person services. Additionally, our dear Liz and Peter Burnett who are working on the washroom project in the sanctuary and other church projects were involved in a major car accident on 30th August. They’re generally fine, though their vehicle was a write-off.

All to say, this is proving to be an unusually challenging time! Therefore, sadly, we won’t be reopening on September 12 or having our BBQ on September 19. We’re simply not ready. We will of course be continuing with our weekly Zoom services. Many thanks to Kathy Curtis and to her helpers who were to organize the BBQ.

Be assured that your staff and Council are working through these issues and we’ll be in touch with updates, it’s at times like these that I’m reminded of Proverbs 19:21 ‘Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails’. Though life can be frustrating at times, the good Lord is in control and we’re very thankful. 


Special Announcements

Sermons on the website or on YouTube: 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 THIS LINK.  

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 a further two weeks. The washrooms in the CE Wing are available.  

Kitchen Update: Our kitchen update is now complete and those new countertops look just great. Many thanks to Peter and Liz.