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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/
PLEASE MAKE NOTE THAT OUR SUNDAY SERVICES BEGIN AT 10 a.m.
Join us for our free BBQ lunch following our morning service.  Donations are greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
(Please make note that the Family Bible Hour is now in recess until September.)
Sunday, July 31st
Come prepared to worship and celebrate our Risen Lord.  We will continue in our look at the life of Joseph in Genesis chapter 40.  The life lesson that we will be looking at is overcoming disappointment.

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
 

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, July 10  TOTAL:  $317.00
     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:  Sunday, August 21.


Please be praying for the ministry that takes place through our community garden.
Please be praying how you can be involved.
If you have any questions, please see Doug Sider.
How do you like this for a name for the community gardens?
"GRACE GARDEN"
 




The Ontario Women's Speaking Team will be here at Westburne on Sunday, August 14th.  Come prepared to hear a dynamic presentation by Teen Challenge, featuring students sharing their amazing stories of freedom from addiction!  This is a great opportunity to invite families who might have loved ones who are struggling with addiction to come and hear this message of HOPE.  Please be praying for the ministry team as they come to us.
A freewill offering will be taken to help support the ministries of Teen Challenge.
 

THE PARVEZ FAMILY UPDATE:  We are so thankful for the way the family has gotten settled into our community and the children have just completed their first year of schooling in Canada.  

Let us continue to 
pray that the Lord will bless Williams with full time employment.

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'. 



A special word of thanks to all those who volunteered and served for the Canada Day event here at the church.  Things might not have gone the way we had hoped our plan--things like the City-Wide imposed fireworks ban, the hurricane-like winds that forced us to shut down the big bouncy house and last but not least the Polar vortex that decided to cool things off.  Still, God did bless the evening and we are so thankful for the conversations we had with people from our community and for the fun that everyone had.

Here's a blessing that came out of the evening.  On Sunday evening, September 4th we are planning a "Back to School Party" which will include the Fireworks that we purchased for Canada Day (Surely it will have rained by then?!?!!) WATCH FOR MORE DETAILS!!!!

Church Membership!
The manual of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada states this related to church membership:The qualifications for membership include a credible testimony of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ before members of the Board; believer's baptism; a commitment to the principles of the Preamble; a commitment to the Purpose (Article II), and Statement of Faith (Article III) of this church; submission to the discipline procedures of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.
(The C&MA manual can be found at http://www.cmacan.org)

It is our plan to receive new members into our fellowship as part of our September kick-off.  Please see Pastor Moe or one of the elders, if you have any questions about church membership.

Closing Words:

"Thank you Lord for the rain!"

I am not sure the last time that I have prayed those words but they came out of my mouth quickly this morning.  I think we are all aware of how hot the weather has been this summer and how dry things have become.  I know some people will say we need a lot more than what we have gotten so far today.  How about being thankful for what we have received?  So, if you haven't already said it today, let's say it together:

"Thank you Lord for the rain!"

Here is another prayer that I do find myself praying on a regular basis:
 

"Let it rain, let it rain.  Open the floodgates of heaven, Let it rain, let it rain."

The words are from a song sung by a Christian musician named Michael W Smith.  Here is a video of the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RZ6DPTWe2s

"Thank you Lord for the rain!"

"And Lord please..."Let it rain, let it rain.  Open the floodgates of heaven, Let it rain, let it rain."

Have a great week!
Pastor Moe

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