Hi WEFC Family,
Adventurers Day Camp: Registration is now open for summer 2022 – www.adventurersdaycamp.ca
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: 9:00am each Sunday we are meeting in person to grow in our knowledge of Jesus and His Word.
Sunday Morning Gathering: What is the post-service prayer time for? There are three possibilities. First, you can join others in praying through a list of items that are available by the stage. Secondly, you can ask someone to pray with you about something specific in your life. Or thirdly, you can come and pray by yourself with a concern that is personal and on your heart. God hears us and is able to do immeasurably more than we can possibly ask or imagine.
Our gathering is currently limited to 320 in the MPR. Masks are still required indoors. Beginning Sunday, March 20, the coffee station will be open and 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 we are looking forward to hearing Grace Point Pastor Joel Cormie preach from Ephesians 6:10-12.
Men’s Bible Study and Fellowship: This coming Saturday, March 5 at 9am in the Chapel is the first of 3 men’s Bible studies this spring. Open to men of all ages, this is a special time of Bible Study and Fellowship as Seraph Pastor, Nathan Chan shares from Proverbs 2. Peter Buhler will also lead us in a few songs of worship too! April 2 and May 7, are the other dates.
Prayer and Testimony Night: This Saturday we will also meet together for a time of Prayer and Testimony at 7pm.
Hymn Night: Mark your calendars and plan to come to this special evening of worship and singing. March 19 at 7pm.
Encouragement: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) continued…
So, as we sat around the dinner table, conversation continued about our day. “So, Mark, what did you do for lunch today?” Usually I’m at home for lunch but not on this day. Sandi, my wife, who makes the best sandwiches in the world and who is also my strongest advocate for making healthy food choices wanted to know. “I had a sandwich”, I reply. Over the years she has learned that this is code for “I had a burger. I know it’s not good for my cholesterol. I probably shouldn’t have ordered the fries. I’ll start making better choices, tomorrow.” Did I lie? Was I not telling the truth? I did say something that is true. A burger is a sandwich. But, did I withhold something to make myself feel better? Did I say it in such a way that would make me look better than I actually am?
Imagine there are two people in front of you, both claiming to be king and requesting your allegiance. If you surrender to their authority then the benefits of the kingdom are all yours. They both speak well and sound authoritative. But one of them is lying. He is not a king. He does not have authority to offer you anything in the kingdom. He is an imposter and an enemy of the true king. He is a liar. But, there can only be one king. How are you going to decide who is speaking the truth? “Time will tell”, we say. “I feel strongly about the one, so he must be right,” we gush. “But he sounds like he knows what he is talking about”, we reason. “Prove it”, we demand. “I know the king, and you are not it,” we announce. Who is telling the truth? Who are we going to believe?
There is a real battle raging for our allegiance. One is a murderer, not holding to the truth. There is no truth in him. He is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44). The other is true and trustworthy. Truth is His very being. He is not deceiving or lying to the world. He is not telling half-truths. Time does not disprove His claims. He proves true in each and every detail of His life, death, resurrection and glory.
What does that mean for us? If we have chosen to submit our heart to the King of the Universe, the Lord Jesus Christ, and it is our desire to become mature, wholly and fully like Him (Ephesians 4:13), then we must also live in truth. So, my friend, “What did you have for lunch today?”
“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:3,4
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.