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 Hi WEFC Family,  

Lead Pastor Search: The Search Team and Elders continue to work with our prospective pastoral candidate. Both groups are encouraged as they walk through these steps together with him. Please continue to pray for wisdom and guidance for those involved, including the potential candidate and his family.  

Sunday School: In person Sunday School for elementary, junior high, high school and adults classes continue this Sunday. Hopefully we don’t have another Manitoba blizzard to contend with. Online Zoom option is still available for the adult class through the link on our web page - Dr. Pierre Gilbert will be sharing part 2 on the book of Isaiah, which will conclude our brief look at Old Testament Prophets. March 5 we will begin a study of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. This will be lead and taught by various teachers throughout the spring.  

Sunday Morning Gathering: It was wonderful to see so many brave the weather and tough road conditions last week to gather together to worship God. Thanks to our faithful snow clearers who worked extra hard to make the building accessible. We continue to ask for gentleness, respect and kindness to all who enter through our doors to worship God on Sunday morning. Capacity is currently limited to 320 in the MPR, and 110 in the chapel. Masks still required indoors. Beginning Sunday, March 20, the coffee station will be open and masks will no longer be required indoors.  This coming Sunday we are looking forward to Grant Morrison who will be preaching from Ephesians 6:5-9. The nursery will be open during the service.  

Special Guests: We are pleased that beginning this coming Sunday we will be having 15-25 ladies from Charis Centre joining us for our Sunday Worship Gathering. Special thanks to Ken Friesen for his willingness to drive the bus.  

Youth and Young Adults: February 25-26, Reality Student Apologetics Conference, Chaos to Clarity by Stand to Reason. For more information or to register contact Youth and Young Adult Director, Silas Friesen. Our world is under great duress from many ideologies and beliefs that are in conflict with what Scripture teaches. Pray for this time, that our youth and young adults will be strengthened and equipped to stand firm in their faith.  

Adventurers Day Camp: Registration begins Tuesday, March 1 at 9:30am for summer 2022! If the weather hasn’t got you feeling like spring is on the way, thinking about ADC sure can. Camps fill up fast, so don’t delay.   

Men’s Bible Study and Fellowship: Saturday, March 5, April 2 and May 7 at 9am in the Chapel. Open to men of all ages, a special time of Bible Study and Fellowship as Seraph Pastor, Nathan Chan shares from Proverbs 2.  

Prayer and Testimony Night: Saturday, March 5 at 7pm join us for an evening of prayer and testimony in the Chapel.

Encouragement: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) continued… “Oh, be careful little feet where you go. Oh, be careful little feet where you go. For the Father up above is looking down in love. Oh, be careful little feet where you go!” And then on the video you see a little kid disappear off the back riser, much to everyone shock and supressed amusement. Kids are great! God is awesome!  

A number of years ago our family went for a trip to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. One of our adventures included a stop at Jewel Cave National Monument. It is listed at the third longest cave in the world, with over 210 miles of mapped and surveyed underground passageways. On our scenic tour that required us to walk a ½ mile loop, up and down 734 stair steps, we were constantly reminded to stay on the path to protect the delicate underground world. I was doing really well at following the instructions of the ranger until… one person from the back of the line needed to get by me for some reason. I stepped out of the way, when a sharp command echoed through the cave. “Sir, stay on the path!!!” I’m sure the rebuke is still bouncing off the boxwork, cave popcorn, flowstone, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and cave bacon.  

Staying on the path involves our feet. Have you thought about your feet today? The Bible has something to say about feet and the Path we are on. Proverbs 1:15 talks about not setting foot on the path that sinners entice you with. Sound judgment and discernment keeps ones foot from stumbling, we read in Proverbs 3:23. Confidence in the LORD will subdue the fear of disaster that overtakes the wicked and keeps our feet from being snared. The psalmist articulates that the word of the LORD is a lamp to his feet. One of the things that the LORD despises, yes, that are even detestable to Him are the feet that are quick to rush into evil. (Proverbs 6:18) We also witness Christ’s humility when He served his disciples by washing their feet. (John 13:5) Lastly, we also find out that feet are part of the full armor of God that Paul brings up in Ephesians 6:15. Our feet need to be fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace in order to take a stand against the devil’s schemes.  

We have chosen by faith to walk in this Way, following Christ as He leads us. Let us for a moment consider our feet. Let us be careful to stay on the path with them. Let us watch out where we put them. Let us use them to walk in the light of God’s Word. Let us walk humbly and serve with them. Let us be ready with them to share the good news of the life, death, resurrection and hope of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes in life we need someone to get our attention and say, “sir, stay on the path!”  But wouldn’t it be great if today you could encourage your brother or sister in Christ and say, “nice footwork!”  

Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.