Pastor’s Pen – March 25, 2013

This Sunday is Easter!  Sunday School, for all ages from toddlers to adults, begins at 10am.  Worship services are at 11am and 6pm.  Children’s church and a well staffed nursery are available for all services.

We are busy this week preparing for Resurrection Sunday by distributing thousands of John and Romans booklets to the City of Vaughan.

Upcoming annual events include our worker’s banquet and marriage enrichment fellowship.  Details are announced at church services.

There is another Singspiration on Sunday evening, April 14th.  Come and rejoice in the special music, congregational favourites, and instrumentals.  The testimonies will thrill your soul!

On Sunday, April 21st, following the evening service, we are having another baptismal service.  There are a number of candidates, both adults and children.

On Sunday, April 28th, Missionary Dennis Seely and his family from Carbonear, Newfoundland will be with us all day.  He pastors Cornerstone Baptist Church and will be preaching Sunday morning and evening.  It is always a genuine blessing to have this former staff member and his family with us.  It will also be Membership Sunday and we are expecting at least eight new families to be joining the church.

We are excited about Evangelist Max Alderman being with us again in May.  He will be preaching all day on Sunday, May 5th and on Monday and Tuesday evenings, May 6th and 7th  at 7pm.  The theme this year is Missions and Soul Winning.  If you are looking for some enthusiastic, Spirit-filled revival preaching, then you’ll not want to miss these meetings!

I am preaching a new series on Sunday mornings entitled: “Benefit, From Being Saved,” taken from Psalm 103:2, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” Coming on Sunday evenings, I will be preaching a new series, “Exhortations From Ezekiel.” In the adult Sunday school class, I am leading an expository study of the Psalms.  Preceding our prayer groups on Wednesday evenings at 7pm, I am teaching an expository study through the book of 1 Kings.

Finally, let me update you on the progress of our Christian school.  You can read more in the latest edition of The Anchor.  Applications are now available for the opening of the Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy this September.  If you have any questions, please call the church and ask for Principal Daniel Bousquet.

We pray regularly for all of our sister churches scattered throughout the greater Metropolitan Toronto area.  May God richly bless our co-labourers for Christ as they reach their community for our precious Saviour and endeavour to turn them to Truth.

May you have a blessed Easter season rejoicing in the resurrection of our gracious Saviour!

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