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The Week Ahead at Westburne…
 
Take a few minutes to check out our church website and see what is happening this week at Westburne and in the days ahead.
 
http://westburnechurch.com/
This Sunday, January 31st,  Pastor Moe will be continuing in the series, "Jesus-Who Is This Man?".  We will be looking at the account of Jesus' baptism in Matthew chapter 3.

OUR HOPE 2016! 
'HOPE'...Don't Let Go!"


Let us grow in Christ and go with Christ in 2016.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13
 

SALVATION ARMY FOOD BARREL
Thank you for helping to fill the barrel during the Christmas season.  
We will be filling the barrel again during at Easter.

Vision Prayer

O God, with all our hearts we long to be:

a movement of churches
transformed by Christ,
transforming Canada and the world.

By your grace and for your glory:

  • Renew and empower us through a fresh encounter with yourself
  • Release us to be strategic in service, kingdom-connected in practice, passionate in pursuit of your mission and mercy


Use us to fulfill your purpose for Canada and the world.

The Noisy Offering

Sunday, January 10th total:  $ 253.00
     Please pray for the ministries that these funds will help support.  Pray for Denise Dube and the lives of the girls and women that her ministry is touching.
Next Noisy Offering:  February 14th

THE PARVEZ FAMILY UPDATE:  The family are getting more and more settled with each new day.  The children are all set in their new school.

Pray for Pastor Dan and others who will come alongside the Parvez.  There will be much to do in the first few weeks.  Please continue to pray and consider how you might give financially.  The Westburne Alliance Church is official sponsor of this family.  You can give through your offering envelopes by writing 'Refugee Sponsorship' on the line marked 'SPECIAL'. 
 

Friday, February 12 at 7:00pm
Fabulous Fattening Fancy Dessert Buffet
In the Campbell Fellowship Hall
A Fun-Filled evening to celebrate the 25 years
of Pastor Dan & Melodie’s ministry
here at the Westburne Alliance Church.

Plan to be here, even if you started  attending less than 25 years ago. 
Please bring memories, stories and photos of church life during this time to share with everyone. 
If possible, scan the photos and send them to Pastor Moe along with stories, reminiscent thoughts, funny memories, etc. 
Or bring them to show/post.  If you unable to share your own stories,
send them to Pastor Moe for others to share.
If you have any ideas on how to make the evening more special,
please speak to or email Pastor Moe. 
We want to celebrate God’s Faithfulness to this congregation
and to the Ralphs as we remember them together.

Next Men's Breakfast
THIS Saturday, February 20th at 8:30 a.m.
Cost:  $5  Invite a friend to come with you.
Mike Schmidt will be our guest speaker!
Men, please don't forget our special missions project.  See Pastor Moe if you need more information about this.

 

Westburne Church Calendar:

Looking ahead...  ANNUAL MEETING:  Sunday, February 28th.  Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service and then the annual meeting will begin.
 
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ANNUAL REPORTS TO OUR CHURCH SECRETARY ASAP.  Thank you!
The 50/50 group
is inviting the entire Westburne Church family to attend a great evening of fun on Friday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the Meridian Centre to watch the Niagara Icedogs play the Barrie Colts.
The cost of the tickets is $15 each.
The magic number is

"50"
That is how many tickets we have.  The tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
See the sign up sheet in the foyer and you can purchase the tickets from Pastor Moe.
Invite your friends and family to come with you and get your tickets soon before they are all gone!
Please get your money to Pastor Moe to get your tickets!!!!!!!!!!
Closing Words:

The phrase "What Would Jesus Do?" has become an icon of pop culture, but its origin dates back more than a century.  Charles M. Sheldon, a Congregational minister, pointed the phrase in a series of sermon stories prepared for his congregation in Topeka, Kansas.  As a ploy to increase attendance at the Sunday evening services, Sheldon began reading one sermon story per week.  These explored moral dilemmas  concerning poverty, deprivation and inequality encountered in every day life.  Each ended with a dramatic cliff-hanger.  The strategy was a huge success.  The crowds came pouring in, eager to hear the next installment.

While Sheldon was reading his stories to his parishioners, they were also being published as a serial in the Chicago Advance, a religious weekly newspaper.  Sheldon later put the story into book form and entitled it In His Steps.  The result was a compelling novel about a group of people from a Chicago church, who agreed to base all their actions and choices for one year on the question, "What Would Jesus Do?".  They find they are unable to settle for easy choices, instead opting for difficult but spiritually rewarding projects in service of others.  The message of this book is said to have been the inspiration for the advancement of the social gospel, as well as a catalyst for change in the lives of many thousands of believers.

The Apostle Paul says this in 1 Corinthians 11:1,
 
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
 
DO WHAT JESUS DID!

Have a great day!
Pastor Moe
Family Bible Hour at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service, Sunday, 10:45 a.m.

Prayer Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
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