Hi WEFC Family,
What We Believe: In the remaining family letters before summer we are introducing a section called Take Ten. It highlights the ten statements about what we believe. Hopefully it will serve as a good reminder and give us something to think about as we sit on the edge of the dock, dangling our toes in the water.
Take Ten: 1. God’s gospel originates in and expresses the wondrous perfections of the eternal, triune God. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own Glory.
Adventurers Day Camp: Pray for our ADC leadership team, Maria Charach, Sophia Reimer and Myles Broughton as preparations continue for this summer’s camp season. This year’s theme is: Build Your Kingdom. Pray for God to provide a willing, able and godly young man (18 years or older) to fill the need for male leader. Pray also that God would provide a bus driver.
Sunday School: 9:00am each Sunday we are meeting in person to grow in our knowledge of Jesus and His Word. Not only this, but we can also get to know others better too. There is something for everyone: Elementary (grades 1-5), Junior High (grades 6-8), Senior High (grades 9-12) and Adults. The nursery is open all morning, during Sunday School as well as the Worship Gathering. Our last Sunday School before summer will be June 5.
Sunday Worship Gathering: Pastor Len Harms will be speaking from Habakkuk 2:6-20.
Pass the basket: Thank you for your partnership in the ministry of WEFC through your regular tithes and offerings. This coming Sunday we will again pass the offering baskets during our Sunday Morning Worship Service. Offering envelopes are available at the welcome desk.
Sunday Evening Bible Study: 6:00 - Soup and buns; 6:30 - Bible Study. Where Do We Go from Here? A 10-week video series with Dr. David Jeremiah hosted by Mark Grafe.
Memorial Service: Wednesday, May 18, a memorial service for Peter Funk will take place at 7pm in the Chapel.
Men’s Breakfast: Saturday, June 4, 9am in the Chapel with special guest, Greg Musselman. Tickets are on sale in the Atrium, Sunday mornings.
Newcomer Lunch: Sunday, May 29, 12:15pm. If you have started attending WEFC any time in the last year we would love to introduce ourselves and get to know you, over lunch. Hope to see you there. Sign-up at the Welcome Desk or call the office at (204) 253 8464.
Save the date:
Encouragement: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back…” (John 14:3)
Uncertainty is certainly not an issue, right? Really, is our future that uncertain?
I was listening to a radio program recently. During the interview, the guest made a comment about how uncertain our future is right now. We have probably all expressed that sentiment at some point in the last little while. Uncertainty about our vacation, our job, what will be available on store shelves? Perhaps we are uncertain about whether we can actually go the way we planned and not have to make a detour for construction. It is Winnipeg, in summer, after all. Will life ever get back to normal? Not the new normal, the old normal? If anything, the future seems to be a bit shaky, or is it?
As children of God, can we really say our future is uncertain? Perhaps we are not looking far enough ahead? Funny thing, that future that seems so far away can all of sudden be here, in a blink of an eye. After Jesus told the disciples that God’s timing isn’t to be known, the Holy Spirit would empower them and they would be witnesses reaching to the ends of the earth, he was taken up into the sky before their very eyes. But, what started as them looking for Jesus, as in, “where did he go?” has turned into a longing, looking and great anticipation for His return. Paul was longing for his appearing (2 Timothy 4:8). Peter was looking forward to the new heaven and new earth (2 Peter 3:13). And, John anticipated that when Jesus appears, we will be like Him and see Him as He really is (1 John 3:2).
Jesus has to come back. He will come back. Like he said. “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:3) Just like the angels said. (Acts 1:6-11) Just like the church of Thessalonica was told by Paul, “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord, forever.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
So, seeing as this has not yet happened, we have this to look forward to. It is the glorious, certain future.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.