August 2017 / 6 posts found

27 Aug 2017 10:00am – Rock Your World – Jillian Jackson

Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:13-20 Peter’s Declaration about Jesus 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed [...]

Stephen Ministry at WVUC

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Dear West Vancouver United Church Friends:

Our congregation is now in the midst of exciting developments in the area of caring ministry. Three dedicated persons from our congregation — Ally Murray, Bob Pearmain and Gwen Carpenter — along with our Lead Minister, Rev. Philip Newman, attended a week-long training course in Anaheim, CA where we learned how to implement Stephen Ministry, a program of lay caring ministry for our congregation. Our instruction taught us to become Stephen Leaders who equip, encourage and supervise lay people in caring ministry. Stephen Ministry will be built upon the foundational commitment to caring ministry that has been a hallmark of West Vancouver United Church. It will exist alongside all of the current forms of caring ministry.

Ten members of our congregation have answered the call to serve as Stephen Ministers by being part of WVUC’s first training course this Fall. This training will be led by your Stephen Leaders

20 Aug 2017 10:00am – Feeling Alone? – Rev. Philip Newman

Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:15,18, Psalm 139:5, 8-10, John 13:34   Genesis 2:15,18 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” Psalm 139:5, 8-10 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. 9 If I take the wings [...]

Celebration of Life: Bruce Johnson

Scripture Reading: Psalms 23, Luke 15:11-32 Psalms 23 The Divine Shepherd A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; [...]

13 Aug 2017 10:00am – Fear Of The Other – Rev. Philip Newman

Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:1,14, Matthew 5:43-44, 1 John 4:18a,19   Psalm 27:1,14 Triumphant Song of Confidence Of David. 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Matthew 5:43-44 Love for Enemies 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, [...]

6 Aug 2017 10:00am – An Age Of High Anxiety – Rev. Philip Newman

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 56:3-4, Matthew 6:25a,27   Isaiah 41:10 10 do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Psalm 56:3-4 3 when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can flesh do to me? Matthew 6:25a,27 Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [...]