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    ReadFriday Night Prayer - Feb 10
    February 10, 2023 - 7:30pm in the Church Library

    You are invited to join our Friday Night Prayer session this coming Friday, February 10 at 7:30pm in the Church Library.

    Every second Friday of each month.

    You are also encouraged and welcome to forward your prayer requests to: prayerrequest@wpgbc.org at anytime.


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      February 5, 2022

      The Lord’s Supper

      We'll celebrate The Lord's Supper together after the service this week. Even though you are physically in a different location, we can still all participate together.  Many people at home find it helpful to prepare bread and grape juice/wine or something similar before the service, just like we do in the church building. The Lord's Supper is typically the first Sunday of each month.

      Helpful ideas: If you use grape juice, it’s easy to keep a can of frozen grape juice in your freezer to mix with water, or to freeze some juice in small containers or ice cube trays. Crackers are also easy to keep on hand, if you don't typically have bread at home.


      Zoom Times

      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.


      Visiting After the Service

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


      Meeting ID: 819 7304 6522

      Passcode: 196397


      Important Note

      Because we are a community that sees and interacts with each other online, it's important for us to know who you are on Zoom. If staff and the tech team are unsure who you are, they will send you a chat message in the Zoom waiting room. If you have trouble with the chat, you can also send an email to worship@wpgbc.org identifying your name and how you found out about the Zoom service.

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        ReadThis Week...February 3, 2023

        Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

        Last week, Norma reminded me of another song about mercy from the Porter’s Gate Project called “Have Mercy On Me.” (Thanks Norma!) Mercy is something I need to reflect on again and again. It’s easy to forget about mercy in each day's list of "To Dos." Reflecting on mercy reminds me that there are people with greater challenges than mine, in big and small ways. It reminds me to take time for the needs of others. And it reminds me to accept God’s mercy towards me.


        Here are the words of the first verse of "Have Mercy On Me."


        The goodness of the Lord is the kindness of the Lord

        With every breath we take the gift of life and grace

        The power of the Lord is the meekness of the Lord

        Who bore humanity with brave humility


        This weekend, reflect back on last Sunday’s scripture passages Hosea 6:1, Hosea 6:4-6, Proverbs 18:23, and Matthew 5:1-10. What is God saying to you about his mercy today? 


        Listen to Have Mercy On Me by David Gungor and Latifah Alattas (CCLI Song # 7097864, License # 417805). How can you incorporate God’s mercy into your coming week, towards yourself and towards others?


        Peace, 

        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, building use, church directory, weekly emails, who to talk to about a question, etc: Anne at office@wpgbc.org
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          ReadZoom Link
          January 29, 2022

          Zoom Times

          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.


          Visiting After the Service

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


          Meeting ID: 819 7304 6522

          Passcode: 196397


          Important Note

          Because we are a community that sees and interacts with each other online, it's important for us to know who you are on Zoom. If staff and the tech team are unsure who you are, they will send you a chat message in the Zoom waiting room. If you have trouble with the chat, you can also send an email to worship@wpgbc.org identifying your name and how you found out about the Zoom service.

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            ReadCongregational Meeting tomorrow after Church
            after church

            West Point Grey Baptist Church is calling a Special Business Meeting for January 29, 2023, following the Sunday morning service.

            There will be four motions requiring congregational approval:

            1. Motion to extend a call to Mrs. Luz Figueroa as Family Ministries Pastor beginning March 1, 2023. This will be a part time position for a one-year period, after which it will be reviewed for possible extension and full-time position.


            2. Motion to amend bylaw Article III, Section 1 (A) as follows: The Annual Business Meeting (AGM) of the Church shall be held before June 30 of each year.


            3. Motion to amend bylaw Article III, Section 1 (B) to delete “the acceptance of budgets”, so that the new amended clause reads: The purpose of the meeting shall be the election of Deacons and officers, the presentation of reports, and the transaction of business.


            4. Motion to accept the 2023 budget.

            (See the draft budget on the Bulletin Board in the Narthex, or contact the Church Office - office@wpgbc.org)


            There is also a plan to update the congregation on the current situation of the Senior Pastor Search and to present a Job Description. Click HERE to view the Job Description.


            

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              ReadThis Week...January 27, 2023

              Blessed Are the Merciful

              This Sunday, Pastor Bob will be sharing about the fifth beatitude, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy”  (Matthew 5:7). I’d like to share with you one of my favorite worship songs, written by The Porter’s Gate. The Porter's Gate Worship Project started as a group of songwriters, musicians, scholars, pastors and music industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds who gathered for meaningful conversation about worship and vocation. Over a few years they’ve had various gatherings to discuss and write songs on topics relevant to our walk with God: living out faith at work, celebrating life as neighbors with diverse cultures and races; living justly; lamenting as people of faith, and responding to climate change.


              These songs remind me that even as times change and new challenges arrive, God is still alive, active, and speaking in our times. Many of the songs have lyrics taken straight from scripture; all of them are deep and thoughtful.


              Listen to Blessed are the Merciful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2el5YwegO0M

              Listen to the story of how the Neighbor Songs album was written: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW2dqH1OnYU 


              How has God reminded you of his continuing presence during times of social, political, or environmental change?


              Peace,

              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, building use, church directory, weekly emails, who to talk to about a question, etc: Anne at office@wpgbc.org
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                ReadZoom Link
                January 22, 2022

                Zoom Times

                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.


                Visiting After the Service

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


                Meeting ID: 819 7304 6522

                Passcode: 196397


                Important Note

                Because we are a community that sees and interacts with each other online, it's important for us to know who you are on Zoom. If staff and the tech team are unsure who you are, they will send you a chat message in the Zoom waiting room. If you have trouble with the chat, you can also send an email to worship@wpgbc.org identifying your name and how you found out about the Zoom service.