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Hi WEFC Family,

Life Groups: Looking for something to do as a Life Group? Why not serve together. One Life Group this past weekend had 3 on the tech team and 2 on the stage. Opportunities exist in Children’s Ministry, Tech, Ushers, Greeters, and more. Talk to our ministry leaders today to see how your Life Group can serve together.

Lead Pastor Search: This weekend our prospective candidate and his wife are coming to Winnipeg for an informal visit with the Search Team, elders and pastors. Pray for safety in travel, continued discernment, and wisdom as they continue to seek God’s leading.

Sunday School: 9:00am each Sunday we are meeting in person to grow in our knowledge of Jesus and His Word.

  • Elementary, grades 1-5: “Picture This!”.
  • Junior High, grades 6-8:Worship and The Ballad of Beau Woodrow.
  • Senior High, grades 9-12: Your Questions, The Bible’s Answers.
  • Adults - Sermon on the Mount. This class continues to be available online via the link on our webpage.

Sunday Morning Gathering: Youth and Young Adult Director, Silas Friesen put out a challenge and encouragement to our youth on Friday night to participate in the prayer time after the worship gathering. Of the 20 or so people that came to pray, 15 of them were our youth. May God hear their prayers and do His will among us.

Beginning Sunday, March 20, the coffee station will be open. Masks will no longer be required indoors. The nursery will be open all morning, during Sunday School as well as the Worship Gathering.

This coming Sunday, Grace Point Pastor, Joel Cormie will preach from Ephesians 6:13-18.

Tuesday night basketball returns: This coming Tuesday, March 15 starting at 8:00pm until everyone is tired. All are welcome. Pre-covid the level of play was at a high level. Let’s see if we still remember how to play.

Hymn Night: A special evening of worship and singing the great hymns of old and some new ones too - Saturday, March 19 at 7pm.

Christ Over Covid: This past weekend during our Prayer and Testimony night we heard from Dwight and Tracey Martens via video, as they shared part of their testimony – Christ Over Covid. The rest of their story can been seen by click here

Encouragement: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) continued…

Many years ago, I was a youth leader in a small rural church in southern Manitoba. A man, who was quite worked up, approached me to speak his mind about the evil music young people were listening to. With great conviction, he wagged his bony index finger at my chest and said, “I’m a tellin’ a you…”! I was impressed by his passion but less convinced about accepting all he had to say. Some use passion to convince and persuade. Others use great sounding arguments. Still others, threaten harm and use muscle to enforce belief. But there is nothing that can compare to the bold, powerful, gentle confidence of a truthful word spoken. And that is what Jesus did over and over and over again. 

John writes in his gospel, “We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (1:14) “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (1:17)

Here is just a small sampling of truthful statements that Jesus shared, and John recorded. Take your time to read them. You might be tempted to rush through it. Don’t. These words have context to them. The hot sun. The crowd pressing in. Clouds of dust. Sheep in your way. Running to find shelter from the rain. Oil lamps. The smell of cooking on an open fire. Stopping to buy figs…

Jesus said,
… to Nathaniel, “I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” (1:51)
…to Nicodemus, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” (3:3);
… to the Jews, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” (5:24)
…to the disciples, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” (6:26,27)
…to the Pharisees, “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep.” (10:1,2) Philip and Andrew, “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.” (12:24)
… to the disciples, “I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.” (13:16)
…to Peter, “I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” (13:38)
… to Philip, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.” (14:23)
… to the disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go I will send him to you.” (16:7,8)
… to the disciples “I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask for in my name.” (16;23)

Truth from the Saviour, words we can trust. A lamp for our feet, believing we must.

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