Here is a standing, open invitation to invite your family, neighbours and colleagues to our ‘church from home.’ This week will feature English, Mandarin, Farsi, and Spanish elements of our worship service as we celebrate communion together. Include this link in your invitation, all are welcome.

There is a Youth Event this Sunday, August 2 at 5pm at Ambleside Beach.  Youth (high-school age) are invited to attend for a time of gathering and fellowship beach-side.  Strict social distancing protocols will be adhered to by all attendees.  Washrooms and Concession stands are close by.  Please contact AJ or Adam for additional information via their WhatsApp group chat. DownloadWhatsApp

Friday night Prayer and Praise is resuming this Friday, July 31 and will then continue on the last Friday of every month.  Details here.

Next week, Pastor Axel continues his study leave with an audit of a week-long course on Isaiah at Regent College, followed by a well-earned vacation with his family.  Please keep Karen and Axel in your prayers for safety and R&R.

If you haven’t heard, the church buildings are open for small groups and the safety information can be found by clicking this link.

We are on track for the restart of our Worship Services in the sanctuary beginning September 13 at 10am.  See safety protocols.  Sunday mornings will initially look quite different.  To allow a maximum of 50 to gather safely we will suspend singing for now. To maximize the number that can attend, the worship musicians will continue to lead from their off-site studio and will stream live to the sanctuary screen (as well as to those at home watching on Zoom).  If you miss it all, we’ll continue to post the sermons on our website.  (By the way…take a look at our evolving website)

Please pray for our volunteers as we plan the services – without distraction that will honour God.  If you have questions or observations, Toni is happy to answer or redirect them, and she is in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  She can be reached at 604.922.0911.

Over the next few weeks, members of our congregation have graciously agreed to speak and share what God has laid on their hearts.  Please reach out to these speakers and encourage them as they prepare:

  • August 2 – Andres Rebane
  • August 9 – Deborah Stefan
  • August 16 – Amir Javid (AJ)
  • August 23 – Pastor Axel
  • August 30 – Pastor Axel
  • September 5 – Ken Radiant

See you on Sunday, for worship, from home.  Invited your family, neighbours and colleagues – all are welcome.  I hope you are able to enjoy the glorious weather and I continue to pray for God’s blessings for you and your families.

Neil
Worship Leader