May 2, 2021

Why Feel Persecuted?

With Rev. Dr. Axel Schoeber

Pastors Message

Were you at the Good Friday service?  If so, you saw the painting Michael Wei created to honour 100 years of West Vancouver Baptist Church witness on the North Shore.  I thought you might appreciate a closer look and Michael’s painting is on this post.  If you were not at the service, here is an opportunity to contemplate it for the first time.  You can see Jesus, you can see our cross-shaped ceiling, you can see “showers of blessing.”  We remind ourselves that the blessings from our congregation to our community should be both spiritual (new faith in Jesus) and material (helping with practical needs of our neighbours).  Enjoy reflecting on Michael’s work.

Special Announcements

Facilities Committee: if you would like to help with church maintenance, Don Hill would be pleased to hear from you.  You can help by giving oversight to the maintenance projects or if you have maintenance skills; by actually undertaking some of the work.  Call the office for Don’s contact information.

Prayer Chain: thanks so much to those who faithfully pass on prayer requests.  It’s a great ministry for the church.  Margery Anderson has stepped down as coordinator.  Whilst we organize her replacement, please send your confidential requests to Jane in the church office.  We give thanks for Margery for her faithful service for many years.

Boundaries is a 9-week course on Zoom which will ask questions such as:

  • can I set limits and still be a loving person?
  • how do I answer someone who wants all of my time, love, energy and money?
  • why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?

It’s starting at 7.00 p.m. on Monday May 3. You register on the church website where you’ll find further details.

Office Closure: in order to reflect the latest BC Covid advice, the church office remains closed. Telephone voicemails and emails are monitored regularly.

Happening this Week

DivorceCare: each Saturday morning at 10:30am to July 17

Boundaries: starts Monday, May 3 at 7pm – Register online

Exercise at Home: Join Donna Weston, certified personal trainer, for a free weekly 30-minute workout via Zoom on Wednesdays.  Call the office for contact information.

Small Groups: Details can found on our church website.  If you wish to join a group call the office for contact information.