• published a newsletter

    ReadZoom Link
    June 26, 2022

    10:15 Zoom Opens (Text Chat Available)

    10:30 Service

    After the Service - Visiting on Zoom


    Welcome to church at West Point Grey! Click the zoom button above at 10:15am this morning to join. The service begins at 10:30am.


    You are invited to stay online after the service to visit on Zoom.


    Meeting ID: 819 7304 6522

    Passcode: 196397

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      ReadThis Week... June 24, 2022

      *Note* Road Closures this Sunday

      Before you travel to church this Sunday, check the link below for Vancouver Half Marathon road closures on your route. Sometimes these travel delays can be hard to predict, so give yourself lots of time and drive safely!


      https://canadarunningseries.com/van21k-faq/are-there-any-road-closures-i-should-know-about/

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        **UPDATE:  Emails have resumed operation now. YAY!  Hello everyone, unfortunately, we are having some email glitches and all wpgbc.org emails are not working at the moment (June 20, 2022). You will be receiving bounce backs. The Office IS aware of this and is in the process of repairing this. Thank you for your patience.
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          ReadZoom Link
          June 19, 2022

          10:15 Zoom Opens (Text Chat Available)

          10:30 Service

          After the Service - Visiting on Zoom


          Welcome to church at West Point Grey! Click the zoom button above at 10:15am this morning to join. The service begins at 10:30am.


          You are invited to stay online after the service to visit on Zoom.


          Meeting ID: 819 7304 6522

          Passcode: 196397

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            ReadThis Week... June 17, 2022

            Dear Friends,


            Do you ever just sit and ponder something you’ve read? Today I am pondering this:


            “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:28-30


            What a tight bond God the Father has with us. It reminds me of watching a Canada Goose family with a row of chicks. The parents are always turning their necks to check - are they all there? Are they following close? And if YOU approach too close, you’ll be pushed back with a hiss, or even be chased!


            This Sunday is Father’s Day, and just like Mother’s Day or any other Mother’s day, we have a mix of emotions and experiences. Joy, contentment, sadness, anger, grief, emptiness, and healing can all greet us on this day. I pray that you may hold space for these feelings, and also place them in the hands of our truly good Father.


            Heather

            Worship Coordinator


            Photo Above: Heather's dad and niece, a few years ago on a camping trip on the Sunshine Coast.


            Have questions and wondering who to contact?

            • Anything relating to worship services: Heather at worship@wpgbc.org
            • Anything else related to the office, church directory, weekly emails, who to talk to about a question, etc: Anne at office@wpgbc.org
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              ReadZoom Link
              June 12, 2022

              10:15 Zoom Opens (Text Chat Available)

              10:30 Service

              After the Service - Visiting on Zoom


              Welcome to church at West Point Grey! Click the zoom button above at 10:15am this morning to join. The service begins at 10:30am.


              You are invited to stay online after the service to visit on Zoom.


              Meeting ID: 819 7304 6522

              Passcode: 196397

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                ReadThis Week... June 10, 2022

                Dear Friends,


                As I shared last week, I've been in Kelowna supporting my parents. I'd like to share a little about that, thank you for your prayers, and reflect on the meaning of caregiving in our relationship with God and others.


                In February 2021 my Dad's life was changed when he had a seizure. Instead of going to work as planned, he was taken to hospital and diagnosed with brain cancer. We are grateful to have had a wonderful year of very good function with Dad. Three weeks ago he learned his tumors were growing despite chemotherapy and he has a variety of symptoms related to that. My Mom has also experienced some big health challenges in the past few weeks (she prefers to be more private about such things), and I've been supporting her as well.


                I'm so grateful for your prayers. It has been an intense journey these past two weeks, and rest has been hard to find. Friends and family and health care workers have supported us in irreplaceable ways. Many times during the past two weeks, I've heard someone tell me they are praying. I reflect on those words when things get tough, and it gives me strength.


                But caregiving isn't all loss and pain. There is a wonder and grace in the journey, especially when we make that journey in community together. Relationships become richer. We find our strengths by doing things despite our weaknesses. We find we need to trust God. This excerpt from Malcom Guite's poem for this Trinity Sunday expresses it:


                In music, in the whole creation story,

                In His own image, His imagination,

                The Triune Poet makes us for His glory,

                And makes us each the other’s inspiration.

                He calls us out of darkness, chaos, chance,

                To improvise a music of our own,


                From "Trinity Sunday" by Malcolm Guite


                Read the whole poem and listen to Malcom Guite read it on his website:

                https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/2022/06/10/a-sonnet-for-trinity-sunday-9/


                Are you caring for someone today? I pray that you find in your daily hard moments God's call out of darkness, chaos, and chance


                Heather

                Worship Coordinator


                Have questions and wondering who to contact?

                • Anything relating to worship services: Heather at worship@wpgbc.org
                • Anything else related to the office, church directory, weekly emails, who to talk to about a question, etc: Anne at office@wpgbc.org