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 Hi WEFC Family,  

Thank You: Keeping the church clean and sanitary is no small task. E-free Kids, Little Lambs, construction, Kids Club, Youth, Young Adults, Bible studies, Seraph, and the Sunday morning gathering, are all ministries coming and going through the facilities on a daily or weekly basis. Thank you to those who serve so well by keeping the building so wonderfully clean.  

Annual General Meeting: This meeting will take place this coming Sunday, February 6, 2022 after the service. If you  cannot attend in person but would like to participate online please sign up by letting Christina Norman know by calling (204) 253-8464 or email  info@wefc.net no later than Friday, February 4, 1pm. Highlights will include a report from the Lead Pastor Search Committee, and an update from Little Lambs Preschool.  

Adult Sunday School: This coming Sunday begins a study of Old Testament Prophecy for the month of February.  If you’ve missed it you can visit our webpage (wefc.net) under the resources tab and select Adult Sunday School with Dr. Pierre Gilbert. Join us online every Sunday at 9:00am via the Zoom link on our webpage.  

Sunday Morning Gathering: We continue to gather in person (cohorts of 25) and online. If you are feeling that you need a little more space at this time, just talk to one of our ushers, who can direct you to one of our cohorts with less chairs. This week Grace Point Pastor Joel Cormie will be speaking from Ephesians 5:8-20.  

Prayer and Testimony Night: Saturday, February 26 at 7pm, all are welcome to join us for a special evening of prayer and testimony of God’s work in and through the people of WEFC.  

Senior High Youth Day Retreat: This Saturday our senior high youth are off to Camp Cedarwood for a day retreat. Pray for safety and health. Pray also for the working of the Holy Spirit in the lives of those attending as they grow to be more like Jesus.   

Encouragement: The blue and red lights pulsed against the dark night sky as I pressed my head against the glass trying to take it all in. We were finally on our way. All the hugs, kisses, and “don’t forget me” pinches on my cheek were history and nothing but adventure ahead. Clutching a gift bag of plastic animals to keep me busy during the many long hours of travel ahead, I was excited for the journey. My parents on the other hand, maybe not so much. This was a scene from my youth that got played out many times. It is the missionary family send-off; at the airport, at the train station, and at the bus depot. My five year-old self really enjoyed the friendly police cruiser send off. Tears, prayers, hugs and good-byes were all a part of every departure.  

Maybe your “send-off” story has different circumstances. Off to kindergarten. Off to college. Off to the honeymoon. Off to the hospital. Off to a different part of the country or world. However the feelings of nervous excitement, apprehension, anticipation, relief and fear would be common to us all.  

When Jesus called his disciples, He gave them what they needed, His authority.  Then finally, He sent them out. It was a “send -off” moment. He gave them instructions for the task.  Matthew 10:5 says, “These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions:” In verse 9, Jesus instructs them to not take what we probably would consider to be important: money, luggage, extra clothing or footwear. These are all things that would probably be part of our pre-departure checklist. Jesus sent them out with nothing more than His word.  

All of us as believers are commissioned-sent out-to be witnesses. We may be tempted to feel we can just take care of things ourselves. “Thank you, but I’m good. I’ve got this,” we say. Or, sometimes we may feel like we don’t have what we need. Almost like, we have nothing more than His Word to go by. Isn’t that the point exactly? Are we spending time regularly getting to know His Word? Are we reading the Bible to learn His instructions for living God’s way? Today’s encouragement is to make this a part of our daily schedule if we aren’t already.

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