It was so good to have so very many of you join with us “in Church” this past Saturday and Sunday. I have received so many encouragements and appreciation for the online pre-recorded service from so many of you. We had over 600 viewers logged (technically 600 computers multiplied by attenders watching), so that is exciting. As a worship and tech team we certainly enjoyed putting together the service for you, and we really enjoyed worshipping together in our live setting. So, I say thank you to all who worked on making this past weekend’s service come together. We are already noting some improvements to implement for this coming weekend. We look forward to “seeing” you in Church this weekend.
Allow me to highlight a few things and end with an encouragement:
- Daily Devotions: there are many online versions from reputable Christian organizations:
- Our Daily Bread
- Bible Gateway
- You Version Bible
- And some of your Bible Teachers and pastors. If you not sure if they can be trusted, check with one of as pastors and we’ll help you that.
- New Director of Finance at WEFC: Danae Funk
- Her and husband Greg and three kids have been a part of our Church for many years, and she serves regularly on keyboards in our Worship Ministry
- She comes to us most recently from the Niverville Heritage Centre where she worked for 6 years, plus many years in accounting and finance with organizations and churches.
- Her first day as part of the WEFC Staff is today.
- Pastor Grant Morrison’s Retirement was announced in this past weekend’s Worship Service.
- Grant has served as the Congregational Care Pastor including the role of Generations Service Pastor for the past 5 years. Grant & Lynda have been a part of WEFC for over 20 years, including serving many years on the Board of Elders.
- His time as Pastor on Staff will end June 30, 2020. However he had indicated strongly that he will move into a volunteer in congregational care, leading the Caleb’s Cru Ministry and helping with Funeral Services as he can. I deeply appreciate Pastor Grant’s servant and pastoral heart.
- Donations to WEFC: we are still running and serving as a Church and Ministry, so your continued tithes and offerings are certainly appreciated. You may go our website and click the top right button labeled “Donations” to see the options on how to give. Our offices are open Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:30 if you prefer to drop off your donation.
Yesterday I received an email from one of our WEFC’ers, Nancy, as she shared with me how God really impacted her during a recent devotional time. A couple of verses that jumped at her were Romans 8:35, 38-39. Take some time to read over several times:
- Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Especially note the words in italics about trouble, calamity, threatened with death, fears for today nor worries about tomorrow. Oh wow! What relevant words from the Holy Spirit through the pen of the Apostle Paul to you and me!
As a staff here at the WEFC, we pray for you much. I find myself pacing in prayer for you. We love you and care for you Church. Call us or email us as to how we can pray. God has this all in His hands; we can trust Him, and we will.