SGBC Family News | March 20, 2020
Dear SGBC Brothers and Sisters,
In the past week, the development of the new coronavirus pandemic has caused great changes to most cities and the world. In view of the announcement by the Government of Ontario and Health on March 16 that any mass assembly, including religious gatherings, is to be suspended, the deacon and pastoral team has decided to cancel all church meetings from that day on. Sunday worship services will go live stream online starting March 22nd until further notice.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
The Word of God and the Holy Spirit dwelling in our hearts are precisely the only unchanging power and strength that could guide us in the face of a rapidly changing world. With this "SGBC Family News", I hope to share with you SGBC pastoral arrangements in the future and how to walk with you and support each other.
Sunday ONLINE worship services:
|Mandarin||9:15 am – 10:10 am|
|English||10:15 am – 11:10 am|
|Cantonese||11:15 am – 12:15 pm|
Please visit the church website 5-10 minutes before the worship time, select "Online Worship" on the homepage, and enter the "Online Worship" page. You can choose YouTube channel or Facebook channel to participate. Please prepare your heart before worship, and dress neatly, as if you were attending worship at church. Prepare to meet God with awe and anticipate to meeting him. He is the only God worthy of our worship in spirit and in truth.
We will postpone the original sermon series "Riding the Waves of Life", instead, starting March 22, we will prepare messages corresponding to the current situation. The new sermon series is "Trying Times, Unwavering Truth". I hope that brothers and sisters will take this precious moment to learn to let the Word of God guide us to face adversity and live a life pleasing to the Lord.
Please try visiting today or tomorrow (3/20-21) and watch the replay trial (unofficial meeting) to ensure that you can participate in the live broadcast on Sunday. Please use a larger computer screen or TV screen and turn up the volume to watch. Trial URL: http://www.stouffville-gbc.org/live
If you have any questions, please contact any pastor or deacon and we will provide support as soon as possible. SGBC Hotline: 647-547-3618 or [email protected]
Child Sunday Worship and Sunday School
Children Ministry will provide short Bible stories and related materials for parents to use. Parents are invited to lead the children to learn the Word of God at home with before or after adult worship. Enquiry: Sister Amanda Yeung ([email protected])
During the pandemic, it is vital that the people of God continue if not more to support and encourage each other. While taking extra precautions, we can all learn to be flexible and encourage each other to “meet up”, e.g. through online platforms. Let’s learn to worship together, share, watch, and pray for yourself, for the family of God, for the sick and for the world. Continue to study the Word of God and spend time with the LORD and keep in touch with pastors and leaders and brothers and sisters at church.
ESC Prayer Network on Thursdays 8-8:45pm on Zoom communication sharing platform. A link will be sent out via message.
Cantonese Prayer Meeting on Saturdays 9-10am on Zoom communication sharing platform, please log in at https://zoom.us/j/506873024 (Meeting ID: 506 873 024)
The global pandemic is severe. Let us pray together and earnestly ask God to show mercy and grace.
Support and Prayer Hotline
The development of the pandemic has also affected brothers and sisters in SGBC and the community at different level. If brothers and sisters have a shortage of supplies or experience anxiety, whether they are personal, family, or community needs, please contact the church office or pastor.
|SGBC Office:||647-547-3618||[email protected]|
|Rev. Hubert Wu||647-449-5443||[email protected]|
|Pastor Leo Lam||416-904-0303||[email protected]|
|Pastor Ada Chung||647-298-0317||[email protected]|
|Pastor William Wong||647-809-2103||[email protected]|
|Pastor Karen Lam||416-904-0202||[email protected]|
|Pastor Judy Choy||[email protected]|
Let’s walk in the Truth and face the trying times together! See you Sunday!
Rev. Hubert Wu
Stouffville Grace Baptist Church