Pastor’s Pen – March 9, 2014

In spite of the snow and cold, we have had a good number of visitors out over the past two months and have enjoyed getting to know them.  We have rejoiced over some of them getting saved.

In January, we held our annual worker’s banquet at the historic Vellore school house in Woodbridge where we met for our first three years.  About 50 workers gathered in a heavy snowstorm to fan the servant’s flame in our heart.  After we ate a catered dinner, I preached.  The rest of the evening was spent in games and singing.  It was a wonderful time together as we counted it a privilege to labour together with our Lord.

In February, we had one glorious wedding.  Also, our annual marriage enrichment fellowship had the largest number of couples ever signing up.  It was also held at the Vellore school house with the subject matter: “Each for the other and both for the Lord!”  We watched several videos and I taught on the cost and care of our marriages with subjects related to honour, trust, roles, and communication.

In March, we will have another beautiful wedding, a ladies activity, and a baptismal service.

The Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy is on spring break now and the enrolment period for September, 2014 has just started.  Principal Dan Bousquet is taking applications for grades 1 – 7.  This year, there is a reduced rate for multiple child enrolment.  As well, there is a discount for registering your child early.  For more information, visit the website at vaughanbaptistacademy.com.

On Sundays at 10am, there is Sunday school for every age and a supervised nursery at every service.  We have such a great staff of teachers who love the Lord and their students!  My adult class is now in the midst of an expository study through the Psalms.

On Sunday mornings at 11am, I am continuing my expository preaching series through Ezekiel.  We are currently studying chapter 8.  Here God calls for Ezekiel to view what the leaders of Israel are doing at Jerusalem in the temple in the dark.  They proclaim that God does not see what they are doing!  I have been preaching on: “Deeds In The Dark” and applying such actions to pornography and the dangers of social networking.

On Wednesday evenings at 7pm, we gather into prayer groups following a Bible study.  I am leading an expository study of 2 Kings at this time.  This is the backbone of our church where our prayer warriors undergird every ministry and raise up every prayer request to the will and glory of our heavenly Father.

Join us was we humbly worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.  God bless you.

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