Posts Tagged ‘sharing’

Pursue – March 3

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Pursue, Saturday March 3 at 7pm – we will gather for Pursue – An evening of intimate worship, prayer and sharing that provides an encouraging atmosphere for newcomers and long-time members alike.

Pursue Praise and Worship – Oct. 7

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Pursue (7pm, Saturday Oct. 7) – we will gather for Pursue – An evening of intimate worship, prayer and sharing that provides an encouraging atmosphere for newcomers and long-time members alike. Please note that we will be meeting on First Saturday instead of First Sunday.

English Well sharing session – Sunday Aug 26

Friday, August 24th, 2012

English Well is having another sharing session this Sunday from 11:15AM-12:30PM, room E2. Curious to know more about the English Well ministry, and helping in co‐teaching, childcare, special events, or prayer support? Come to our sharing session. You’ll get to know our vision, participate in a sample lesson, and learn and pray for the students we’ve met from the neighbourhood and beyond! Contact Hannah ([email protected])

Giving to Help Another

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his faithfulness endures from age to age. –Psalm 100:1-4

Dr. Samuel Weinstein is the chief of pediatric cardio-thoracic surgery for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. In May of 2006, he traveled to El Salvador with Heart Care International in order to provide life-saving operations for less-fortunate children. However, it would take more than his expertise and advanced equipment to save the life of 8-year-old Francisco Calderon Anthony Fernandez.

Dr. Weinstein and his team began operating on Francisco’s heart shortly before noon. Twelve hours later, the procedure took a deadly turn. “The surgery had been going well, everything was working great, but he was bleeding a lot and they didn’t have a lot of the medicines we would use to stop the bleeding,” Weinstein said. “After a while, they said they couldn’t give him blood because they were running out and he had a rare type.” In fact, Francisco’s blood type was B-negative, which—according to the American Red Cross—is present in only 2 percent of the population.

As it was, the only other person in the room with a blood type of B-negative was Dr. Weinstein. Knowing what he had to do, he stepped down from the operating table. As his colleagues continued their precision work, Dr. Weinstein set aside his scalpel, took off his gloves, and began washing his hands and forearm. Then, in the corner of an unfamiliar operating room, the prestigious doctor from one of the most advanced hospitals in the world sat down to give away his own blood.

When he had given his pint, Dr. Weinstein drank some bottled water and ate a Pop-Tart. Then—20 minutes after stepping away from the table—he rejoined his colleagues. After watching his own blood begin circulating into the boy’s small veins, Dr. Weinstein completed the operation that saved Francisco’s heart—and his life.

You may not be in the exact same situation as Dr. Weinstein, having to give your blood, but you do have something to share, especially if you are a believer. God has given you a gift or many gifts to use in the service of the church and the world. Are you using them? Are you building up the body of Christ? Are you sharing? You may have what is needed to help. What you have may save a person life in bringing them closer to God. Again, are you sharing?

Senior Pastor Search Committee

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

The Senior Pastor Search Committee is holding a joint Sharing & Prayer meeting Wed, Sep 8, 7:30pm in the sanctuary, to seek God’s will in our search for a Senior Pastor. Everyone is invited.