Archive for July, 2014

New Nomination Committee Election Results

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

After last Sunday’s second round of voting, the results are now posted on the bulletin board in the foyer. Thank you for your participation and prayers!

July 27, 2014 Bulletin

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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The Biblical Mandate for Apologetics

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Message by Dr. Tawa Anderson

Text: 1 Peter 3:8-17

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Prayer items for the week of July 27

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. -2 Thessalonians 3:16

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. -Ephesians 4:3

1. Pray for war-torn regions in the world that God would raise up peacemakers.

2. Pray for families suffering from lost of love ones that they may receive God’s peace.

3. Pray for ourselves that we would make peace with any relations that aren’t right.

4. Pray for Tsawout Mission team Aug 3-8 that each in the team would have open & willing hearts to serve. Pray for God’s will to be done. Flexible to the Holy Spirit. Continued building of relations with First Nations people. Protection of safety & good health.

5. Pray for Kristin Mow with ICC in Hang Yang until end of August. Pray for empowerment and loving the children. Pray for safety and openness to the Spirit’s leading.

Your Input Needed for Your Deacons!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Leadership is needed in our church and we welcome your input. We are, as you know, in a place where our leadership positions for Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Deacons, Various Ministry Groups, and other positions will be considered for the 2015 time frame and beyond. The current Deacons have requested your input on who might be most suitable for helping the church in this area.

In the early church, deacons understood their role as servants. They were leaders not based on position but by function as they carried out their service by “being allowed” to serve! (This term “allowed” is also referenced in Acts 5:41 where “Suffering” is described.) The Scriptures only use the translated term “deacon” a couple of times but we can see in I Tim.3:8-13 a fairly good description of what we should expect in the personal life of a deacon.

Deacons were to be “like Christ.” Mark 10:45 says that Christ came to serve and give his life for others. The deacon’s role can be no different. Humility in service is his goal and not position or power. Jesus could have modeled either of these goals of “power or position” at any point of His life but he did not. In following the model that Jesus did present, the deacon, in the early church, did a very “practical ministry.”

Please prayerfully consider the church’s urgent need for spiritual leadership and assistance as you consider quietly speaking with either our current deacons or pastoral staff regarding individuals that you believe could serve the Father in this role at VCBC. Indeed, leave your heart open to service in this way as well!

Current Deacons can also be considered for “continuing service” so we welcome your thoughts on that as well. A term of service for the deacon is 5 years. Presently serving are: Philip Mah, Henry Cheung, Betty Yuen, and Alfred Lu. Our need is for a number of about 8-10 in total for 2015 onwards.

In His Service, Your Co-workers