April 3, 2020

SGBC Family News | April 3, 2020

Dear SGBC Brothers and Sisters,

Entering April, we encourage everyone to actively prepare your heart and focus on the heavy price Jesus Christ paid to fulfill God's redemption plan for us. He was tortured and He suffered for us to the point of sacrificing His life on the cross, so that we can know the love of God and the eternal hope that was brought by His resurrection. During this Lent season before Easter, may you continue to spend quiet time with God in His Word and prayer to be grateful for all that God has done for us.

This Sunday April 5 we’ll worship God together and observe the Lord’s Supper together online. Please prepare your body, mind and your heart. Over the past week, our pastoral and deacons’ team has delivered the individual packages of the elements to those whose information has been registered with SGBC and those who are actively participating at SGBC. If you have registered but have not received it, please contact Pastor William Wong immediately: 647-809-2103 [email protected]

Everyone should have got three packages. Please prepare one of them for this Sunday and keep the other two safe for Good Friday on April 10 and May 3. They do not need to be refrigerated.

Despite the physical distancing, our hearts are connected in Christ. It might be the first time for many of us to observe the Lord’s Supper online, so let’s do it in remembrance of our Lord Jesus together!

Good Friday Worship Services on April 10

Cantonese: 10-11am “Let Go to Hold On” (Rev. Hubert Wu, Mrs. Bernice Wu)
Mandarin: 8-9pm “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” (Pastors Judy Choy and Karen Lam)
English: 8-9pm “Near the Cross” (Pastor Ada Chung)

Easter Worship Services on April 12

Mandarin: 9:15-10:05am “The Cross, A Winner’s Choice” (Rev. Calvin Lam)
English: 10:15-11:05am “Memoir of Mary” (Pastor Ada Chung)
Cantonese: 11:15am-12:30pm “The Cross, A Winner’s Choice” (Rev. Calvin Lam)

SGBC Kids Facebook Group Is Officially Launched

In view of the suspension of school and online classes, and children are now staying home for a prolonged time, SGBC is launching “SGBC Kids” Facebook group to provide recommended resources for families with children or teenagers.

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/140928694015823/. Discussion topircs are as follow:

  • Activities (activities you can do at home)
  • Devotions (for children)
  • Family Altar (for family worship)
  • Parenting (encourage for parents)
  • Resources (general helpful websites)
  • Updates (SGBC news to parents)
  • Others (other helpful websites)

Enquiries: Pastor Ada Chung @ 647-298-0317 [email protected] or Amanda Yeung @ [email protected]

SGBC Online Worship Livestreaming – Improving reception quality

Thank you all for participating in online worship and for giving us a very positive response and constructive comments. Our "Live Broadcasting Team" is constantly striving to improve, and we look forward to having brothers and sisters to worship in truth and in spirit. On Youtube, please make sure you choose a suitably quality according to your bandwidth. And if you experience any lagging please go back a few minutes so it will continue to load smoothly.

Listen & Do the Word – “Trying Times, Unwavering Truth”

Last week’s sermon was “Home with My Shepherd” and we encouraged brothers and sisters to stay close to LORD Jesus our Good Shepherd. Reading God’s Word and praying is the key. We’d like to invite you to join our ESC Prayer Network on Thursdays at 8-8:45pm @ https://us04web.zoom.us/s/3294710973

Tithes & Offering – Online “Giving & Support” Launched

“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” Malachi 3:10

In response to worship being held online, SGBC Financial Department has also arranged online offering and donations. Please visit the church website and click on “Online Offering” under “Give & Support” to make an offering: http://www.stouffville-gbc.org/onlineoffering/

If you want to donate by mail, please visit the church website and click on “By Mail” under “Give & Support” to make an offering: http://www.stouffville-gbc.org/bymail/

For more details about “Online Offering”, please refer to "SGBC Family News 032720 OnLine Giving Instructions". For enquiries, please contact Deacon Terrance Yeung ([email protected]) or Brother Richard Ji ([email protected]).

Pray that this newsletter will help us walk in the Truth and face the trying times together! See you Sunday!

Rev. Hubert Wu
Senior Pastor
Stouffville Grace Baptist Church