Hi WEFC Family,
Thank You: Ever dropped by the church on a Friday night? Well, you’ll see youth leaders and lots of them. Playing, praying, laughing, sharing, leading, organizing, and serving the youth of our community. Thank you, youth leaders.
Lead Pastor Search: There are positive developments in the search for Lead Pastor. We anticipate that news of this can be shared at the Annual General Meeting, February 6. Thank you for your continued prayers in this regard.
Scripture Reading Night: Come join us this Saturday, January 29 at 7pm to read the book of Revelation. This will be an in person (Chapel) and online. Link will be available on the church website (wefc.net).
Annual General Meeting: This meeting will take place after our worship gathering on February 6, 2022. If you are planning to attend online please sign up by letting Christina Norman know by calling (204) 253-8464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, February 4, 1pm.
Adult Sunday School: This coming Sunday will conclude our series on Cultivating a Biblical Worldview with Dr. Pierre Gilbert. Beginning February 6 he will continue with a study of Old Testament Prophecy for all 4 weeks in 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.
Caleb’s Cru: Thursday morning each week at 10am is a wonderful time for our seniors to study Scripture and pray together. Currently this is only online. Pastor Len’s eyes sparkle as he describes how individuals are each taking part in their current study of 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. Consider joining them if you haven’t already. Also hopefully sometime soon, they’ll be able to enjoy those signature outings they’ve enjoyed in the past.
Prayer: A reminder came out on the prayer chain this week that there are those of us in our family who are very lonely. If someone comes to your mind, maybe a quick phone call from you would be the exact thing to boost their day. On the other hand, if you would like a call from a pastor, elder or director to listen and pray with you, feel free to call the office or email email@example.com.
Sunday Morning Gathering: Someone remarked this week that leaving church this past Sunday they felt energized. Isn’t that what we hope for each Sunday? First of all, we gather to worship God and magnify His greatness, but we also want to come away energized and refueled to be and do all that Jesus wants us to. 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 elder, Mark Grafe will be speaking from Ephesians 5:1-7.
Encouragement: “He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.” (Matthew 10:1) I imagine that any one of the disciples may have had some apprehension about this. What if, for example Philip and Bartholomew, two of the lesser known disciples, later approached a village and saw a man sitting there in obvious pain. I wonder what they would have thought or said to each other? “What if we say the wrong thing?” “Will we be embarrassed if he is not healed?” Maybe they were actually more excited than nervous. They trusted Jesus. They had seen Him do this before. They knew He had power and authority in both the spiritual and natural realm. They had seen the demon-possessed man dressed and in his right mind. They also had seen the lame walk, the blind see and the sick healed.
May this encourage you today, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the King of the Universe, has all authority in Heaven and on earth even over what troubles us. (Matthew 28:18) He was able to give authority to His disciples because He has it, always. In His name, by His authority and for His glory they were able to do what seemed impossible only a short while before. Sometimes, when bad things happen its easy to think that Jesus has taken a back seat and he will simply have to wait out the trouble and then resume His Sovereignty when the dust settles. The good news is, that Jesus is Sovereign over all and always will be. The disciples learned to trust Him and I hope we can to.
So, when evil seems to prevail; when we are over taken by disease; when the sweats and troubles of sickness and anxiety overwhelm, we can cry out; Rest my soul. Be still my heart. Remember that Jesus Christ is Lord over all, always. (Colossians 1:15-23)
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love