Hi WEFC family,
No doubt many of you are wondering what you can expect at church this Sunday. Here is some important information to know:
A. Sunday School
We will be moving our Sunday School online. Nathaniel Friesen (Children's Ministry Director) and Silas Friesen (Youth and Young Adults Ministry Director) will be advising their respective ministries of the online option for each. Adult Sunday School will still have Pierre Gilbert teaching from 9:00-10:00 on Zoom. The link will be available on our website wefc.net 30 minutes prior to start time.
B. Our Sunday morning worship gathering will be at 10:30 online and in person for cohorts of 25 people.
The Multipurpose room (MPR) can accommodate 6 cohorts and the chapel will be used as needed for an extra 3 cohorts. Each cohort in the MPR is labeled 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 and will be clearly and physically outlined.
There will be greeters at each door and ushers in the MPR and chapel to help you find your way.
After the conclusion of the service, cohorts will be dismissed in order, giving you time while you wait to find out the names of everyone in your group or pray for the healing of our land.
D. Child care
There will be no child care provided during the service.
Parking is available around the building close to each entry. Park by a door that does not appear too busy.
If you are sick, stay at home. Bring your coats with you to your seat. Brrr. It's cold.
G. Some encouragement
Have you ever felt that someone has asked you to do the impossible? Run the marathon. Walk 10 miles. Learn Swahili. Eat spinach. Love onions. Pick up your socks. Jesus once told the disciples, "you give them something to eat." (Luke 9:13) There were so many people. Their resources were limited. It was late in the day. Impossible. What was Jesus thinking? Aside from instructing them to divide the crowd into groups of 50 (Luke 9:14 - cohorts of 25 anyone?) He did what only Jesus could do. He took what was offered (only 5 loaves and 2 fish), gave thanks to God, then broke it. That's right. He broke it. By breaking it, He multiplied it. Then... He gave it back to them, smiled, put His hand on their shoulder and reminded them, "you give them something to eat." The people ate and ate and ate until they were full. A miracle. The power of God on display. Jesus wants us to be involved as servants in His Kingdom. Does it feel impossible what He is asking you to do? Take stock and give Him what little you think you have. Watch Him thank God for it, break it and give it back to you to use for His glory. How fun is that?
Just imagine what it would have been like to have ourselves be organized on a Judean hillside by the disciples so Jesus could display more of His wonderful, miraculous authority.
Yikes! I almost forgot. I want to memorize Colossians 1:15-23. Do you want to join me? Let's do it.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. (Ephesians 6:24)
on behalf of the staff and elders,
Board of Elders, Secretary