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家訊(2020.11.28/29)

家事報告:

  1. 歡迎您與我們一起敬拜神!因新冠肺炎大流行,自3月14/15日起,暫停所有教會聚會,大家可透過www.rcac.ca 網上收看或收聽崇拜證道。
  2. 粵語祈禱會 :逢週二8-9pm在網上Zoom平台進行。祈禱事項及Zoom ID及密碼將以電郵發給大家。12月1日為英語事工部祈禱。
  3. 宣道使女事工- 今年聖誕宣道使女按疫情需要,製作了一些精美的口罩送給支持宣道使女事工的弟兄姊妹。歡迎辦公室時間(週一至五9:00am-1:00pm)到教會101 號室索取,因數量有限,每個家庭按自己需要索取並不要超過兩個。歡迎自由奉獻,全數將用於關懷宣教士。若不能親自到教會的肢體也可托弟兄姊妹代取。查詢聯絡教會辦公室。假使你錯過這份禮物,我們仍然歡迎你繼續以禱告和奉獻支持宣道使女事工,衷心感謝!
  4. 「匯」21主題「新常態、新契機」,歡迎弟兄姊妹投稿,可直接電郵至unity@rcac.ca ,本主日11月29日截稿。
  5. 「聖言齊齊翻」– 十一月主題:監獄書信;請登入https://bit.ly/3mCG0Cv填寫答案,十月之答案已用電郵發給大家。
  6. 本週六準時7:30pm,AYAYA Online 會上載於教會網站,歡迎弟兄姊妹任何時間參與我們的網上崇拜。本週講題:靠主喜樂 , 經文:腓立比書4:2-9。講員:周力行牧師。
  7. 週六及主日粵語網上Zoom 平台崇拜分別於週六及主日11:00am開始,個別Zoom 登入ID及密碼於週五下午透過電郵連同崇拜週刊發開給會眾,或請聯絡辦公室索取Zoom登入資料。
  8. 普通話事工網上Zoom平台崇拜已開展,崇拜時間為早上9:00。Zoom ID和密碼將會透過微信公布。
  9. 【與牧者共話】主日下午2時於Zoom網上平台舉行。希望透過這個機會,弟兄姊妹能夠與牧者討論那一週講道的內容及牧者心聲,從而幫助屬靈的生命得以進深。聚會將於126日後暫停。
  10. 感恩節洗禮相片及錄影片段已上載到http://rcac.zenfolio.com/網頁,歡迎瀏覽,需要密碼開啟,請聯絡辦公室索取。
  11. 下週末125/6日為聖餐崇拜,教會為大家預備聖餐餅和杯套裝,歡迎大家返回教會領取,預備崇拜時一同領受。
  12. 每週崇拜週刊的詳細內容可於列宣網頁查看,www.rcac.ca,請瀏覽細閱有關連結(Link) – 家訊教牧心聲等。
  13. 依本省衛生廳最新指引及宣道區會指引,由20201125日起至127日,本會辦公室辦公時間改為早上9:00至下午1:00,敬希垂注!
  14. 辦公室代禱:
  • 張志成牧師於11月30日至12月2日休假。
  • 龔敏光牧師於11月30日至12月13日休假。

肢體及牧者消息及代禱

  1. 十二月五日及六日 崇拜講員:陳榮基傳道(週六青崇)、歐陽鑽玲傳道(週六、主日粵語及主日普通話)、Joze Reverente 牧師(主日英語)。
  2. 身體不適肢體:李慕慈、鄧陳有、黃益松夫婦、鍾德和、劉黃玉蓮、吳葉菁、葉周煥萍、陳見三、余鄧玉瑤、陳黃雪芳。每週二祈禱會我們將更具體為他們代禱。

宣教/機構消息:

  1. BC內陸短宣及Hazelton短宣,現因新冠肺炎疫情而暫緩 ,敬希垂注。

講道大綱及筆記:   

週六、主日粵語崇拜

講員:李耀全牧師

講題:我們是否靠主常樂的教會?

經文:腓立比書4:2-9

靠主常樂的教會

  1. 常樂的教會是信徒合一的教會(2-3)
  2. 常樂的教會是感恩禱告的教會(4-7)
  3. 常樂的教會是實踐主道的教會(8-9)

週六青崇及主日普通話崇拜

講員:周力行牧師

講題:靠主喜樂

經文:腓立比書4:2-9

1)    喜樂之源之縱面

a)靠主

b)禱告

2)    喜樂之源之縱面

a)思念

b)實行

c)讓人知道

講題預告:

2020開到水深之處 IV10-12月主題事奉主真是喜樂(腓立比書研讀)

  • 12.05/06(聖餐)         在主供應中歡欣喜樂  (腓4:10-23)
  • 12.12/13  聖誕節信息#1: 一對兄妹的讚美 (出15:1-21; 啓5:6-14)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕節信息#2: 馬利亞的讚美  (路1:46-55)
  • 12.26/27 聖誕節信息#3: 西面的讚美 (路2:22-35)

教會行事年曆

  • 11.29 將臨期第一個主日
  • 12.06 新舊長執聚餐及會議(延期)
  • 12.13 Community Meal (E)(取消)
  • 12.15 Prayer Meeting (E)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕崇拜
  • 12.24 平安夜崇拜
  • 12.25-26 聖誕假期
  • 12.31 年終感恩見證祈禱會
  • 12.27-31 第60屆冬令會(延期)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet another “final” word: Rejoice in the Lord always!

2020.11.28/29

From the Pastor’s Desk: Rev. Simon Lee

Dear brothers and sisters in RCAC,

In the past, every time I concluded a ministry, be it at a church where I have served or at the seminaries where I have taught in Hong Kong, I have always struggled to know what to say in my farewell speech (臨別贈言). Should I speak my mind or should I just say some nice things. It is not that I ever left with grudges or bitterness, but since I knew every time that it would be the last time I have the mic, I was always tempted to at least leave “some words of wisdom.” As far as I can remember, I was able to resist, mainly because I realize that was not the purpose of the occasion. I usually end up with thanking everyone for supporting me and working with me so harmoniously. This is why I marvel at Paul for his true wisdom in his final words, or his further final words to the Christians at Philippi, which was consistently again and again “Rejoice in the Lord always!” which is a theme he had repeated about 11 times in 4 short chapters of his letter.

Paul in countering those who took pride in “proper religion,” had just briefly shared his “resume,” only to dismiss it by saying his credentials have absolutely no value to him anymore, saying, “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” (3:8) He further added any righteousness he may have comes from God that depends on faith – ‘that I may know him and the power of his resurrection.” (3:10) That is why he himself “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (3:14) For in the end, his ultimate joy was in seeing the Christians serving in unity as we have seen in his words to the Philippians: “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. “ (2:2) Thus he urges the Christians to stand firm in the Lord for they are to him “my joy and crown.”(4:1)

This theme to “rejoice in the Lord always… and again rejoice” (4:4) is carried through to Paul’s “final” exhortations, not to the Church in general, but also to different individuals personally and publicly in the open letter to the Church, including Euodia, Syntyche and Clement, “true companion (yokefellow)” and other coworkers. For Paul, these are all coworkers who had struggled and laboured side by side with him.
This joy should be practised by the Christians together, with “forbearance” (gentleness) knowing that the day of the coming of the Lord is near. For the same reason, they should not worry about anything, for why worry when you can pray (with thanksgiving). By some doing, “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (4:7)

Furthermore, Christians should let their minds be filled with godly and spiritual things, as they practise applying the apostolic teaching of Paul to their daily lives. The amazing message was that in so doing, they will experience the constant presence of the God of Peace (9) and not just have the peace of God (7) when we need it! What a blessing! What a joy!

This joy was felt by Paul (“I rejoiced in the Lord greatly”, 4:10) in very tangible and practical ways when the Philippians revived and extended their concern for the material needs of Paul. Paul did not speak out of need, as he said, “You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.”(4: 10-11) What a beautiful picture, for in his perfect contentment in God and His provision, he was able to have the Philippians “share” in his ministry and his needs. (4:14-16) He stated that it was “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.” (4:17ff). By sharing and supporting Paul and his ministry, they were adding “capital increase” (dividend) to their own “spiritual account!” What a profitable investment! Paul describes such “sharing” (support) as “a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.” (4:18) In addition, all the needs of the Christians will be rewarded by God, as he says, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (4:19)

As I have shared in an earlier sermon in this series, “There is joy in serving Jesus,” as in a hymn written by Oswald J, Smith (November 8, 1889 – January 25, 1986) in 1931. According to his biography, Oswald Smith was “a Canadian pastor, author, and missions advocate. He founded The Peoples Church in Toronto in 1928… Smith was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1918. However, he resigned from the Presbyterian Church, set up his own church in Toronto, which merged with a small Christian and Missionary Alliance congregation in 1921. In 1928, he started another independent church in Toronto, the Peoples Church.” He was a godly man mightily used by God, and served faithfully for nearly 80 years.

There is another hymn that Smith wrote, which was used at his ordination in 1918, named “Deeper and Deeper” (first line “Into the heart of Jesus”). Related to our theme here is verse 4:

Into the joy of Jesus
Deeper and deeper I go,
Rising, with soul enraptured,
Far from the world below;
Joy in the place of sorrow,
Peace in the midst of pain,
Jesus will give, Jesus will give –
He will uphold and sustain.

As a Canadian pastor and mission advocate, who also studied in Winnipeg and had served with the Alliance Church briefly in the early days, Smith has become an inspiration to me. A man of prayer and as a pastor with fire in his heart for mission, he is an excellent model for me to follow. Every time I visit Tyndale University (formerly, Toronto Bible College) in Toronto, I love to look at his memorabilia left there. The joy that he talks about is something I have deeply craved for in my 40 years of full time ministry, and continue to crave for in my present and future ministry.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say rejoice.

Your servant in Christ

Rev. Dr. Simon Lee
Senior Pastor

另一篇「最後的話」:靠主常常喜樂!

2020.11.28/29
作者: 李耀全牧師

親愛的列宣家弟兄姊妹:

過去,每當我告別一個服事的時候,無論是在教會還是在香港我任教的神學院,我往往都好掙扎究竟我的臨別贈言要說些什麼話。我應該說我心底的話還是隨便說一些動聽的話,這並不是我帶著埋怨或苦毒離開,而是我每次都知道那將是我最後一次站在台前,我總是有衝動要留下一些「智慧之言」。依我所記得,我還是能夠抑制著,主要是我明白那不是該場合的目的。最後我一般會以感謝所有人的支持並與我同心合意一起同工而作道別。這正是為什麼我對保羅讚歎不已,他最後的話又最後的話充滿真智慧,他一直不斷說「靠主常常喜樂!」,在腓立比書簡短的四個章節中重複了大約11次這個主題。

保羅在抵擋那些以「正宗信仰」感到自豪的人時,也分享了他可引以為榮個人的「履歷」,保羅駁斥他們說他個人的資歷對他已絕對不再有價值,他說:「然而以前對我有益的,現在因著基督的緣故,我都當作是有損的。」(3:8)他進一步說,因信基督而得的義,就是基於信心,從神而來的義-「使我認識基督和他復活的大能,並且在他所受的苦上有分,受他所受的死;」(3:10)這就是為什麼他本人「向著目標竭力追求,為要得著神在基督耶穌裡召我往上去得的獎賞。」(3:14)。最後,保羅最終的喜樂是看到信徒團結合一,正如我們看到他對腓立比教會信徒所說的最後的話:「就應當有同樣的思想,同樣的愛心,要心志相同,思想一致,使我充滿喜樂。」(2:2)。因此,保羅敦促信徒要靠主站立得穩,因為他們對他來說是「你們就是我的喜樂、我的冠冕。」(4:1)

保羅「最後的」勸勉 -「要靠著主常常喜樂……要喜樂。」(4:4),他給教會的公開書信不單是泛指給教會,並且給個別每一個人,包括友阿嫡,循都基和革利免,「真誠的同道(同負一軛)」和其餘同工。對保羅來說,他們都是與他在福音的事工上一同勞苦的。基督徒應該一起活出這喜樂,同時要「忍耐」(溫柔),知道主再來的日子近了。同樣,應當毫無掛慮,為甚麼憂慮當知道可以藉著禱告祈求(感恩);「這樣,神所賜超過人能了解的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心思意念。」(4:7)

此外,基督徒應當在日常生活中實踐使徒保羅的教導,敬虔度日,思念屬靈的事。這樣實行,就經歷 賜平安的神 常與你們同在(9),這是何等奇妙的信息,不僅是在我們需要時獲得上帝的平安(7)!是何等寶貴的祝福!是何等大的喜樂!

當腓立比教會一直都掛念和關心保羅物質上的需要,保羅切實地感受到這喜樂(「我在主裡大大地喜樂」,4:10)。保羅並沒有說他的需要,他說:「其實你們一向都在想念我,只是沒有機會表示。我並不是因為缺乏才這樣說:我已經學會了,無論在甚麼情況之下都可以知足。」(4:10-11)。多麼美麗的圖畫,保羅在主裡及主的供應裡完全知足,又為他能夠讓腓立比教會一同「分擔」他的事工和他的需要而欣喜(4:14-16)。他說:「我並不求禮物,只求你們的果子不斷增加,歸在你們的帳上。」(4:17ff)。腓立比教會分擔和支持保羅及其事工,他們在自己的「屬靈賬戶」大大增值「資本增值」!這是有利的投資!保羅將這種「分擔」(支持)描述為「好像馨香之氣,是神所接納所喜悅的祭物。」(4:18)。此外,神會親自滿足基督徒的需要,正如保羅說:「我的神必照他在基督耶穌裡榮耀的豐富,滿足你們的一切需要。」(4:19)

我在本講道系列較早前的證道裡曾分享奧斯瓦爾德·史密斯(Oswald J・Smith)(1889年11月8日至1986年1月25日)在1931年撰寫的詩歌《事奉耶穌真是快樂》。奧斯瓦爾德·史密斯(Oswald J・ Smith)是一位加拿大牧師,作家和宣教倡導者,他於1928年在多倫多建立了民眾教會(The Peoples Church)。史密斯於1918年被按立為加拿大長老會教會牧師(Presbyterian Church of Canada)。其後,他辭去長老會的職事,在多倫多建立了自己的教會,並於1921年與一小眾的宣道會會眾合併。1928年,他在多倫多建立了另一所獨立會堂,「民眾教會」。他是一個敬虔的人,被神大大使用,他忠心事主接近80年。

史密斯也編寫了另一首詩歌,並在他1918年按立時獻唱,名叫《進到更深處(Deeper and Deeper)》(第一句「進入耶穌心懷中」)。第四節與本主題相連:

進入耶穌大喜樂,不斷深入主愛裡
昇華心靈必躍出,遠離俗世眾煩囂
喜樂引進傷心地,平安充滿流淚谷
耶穌施恩無間斷,加能賜力常喜樂 (李譯)

史密斯作為加拿大牧師和宣教倡導者,還曾在溫尼伯讀書及早期在當地宣道會作短期服事,他成為我事奉的勵勉。他是一位虔誠的祈禱人,並且是一位熱忱於宣教的牧者,是我效法的典範。每次我探訪多倫多天道大學(前身是多倫多聖經學院)的時候,我都喜歡看他留在那裡的記念品。他談論的喜樂是我40年全職事奉中深深渴望著的,而在我現在和將來的事奉中,我仍然渴望得著這種喜樂。

靠主常常喜樂!再喜樂!

主僕
李耀全牧師
主任牧師

家訊(2020.11.21/22)

家事報告:

  1. 歡迎您與我們一起敬拜神!因新冠肺炎大流行,自3月14/15日起,暫停所有教會聚會,大家可透過www.rcac.ca 網上收看或收聽崇拜證道。
  2. 粵語祈禱會 :逢週二8-9pm在網上Zoom平台進行。祈禱事項及Zoom ID及密碼將以電郵發給大家。11月24日為差傳部祈禱。
  3. 宣道使女事工- 今年聖誕宣道使女按疫情需要,製作了一些精美的口罩送給支持宣道使女事工的弟兄姊妹。歡迎辦公室時間(週一至五9:00am-4:00pm)到教會101 號室索取,因數量有限,每個家庭按自己需要索取並不要超過兩個。歡迎自由奉獻,全數將用於關懷宣教士。若不能親自到教會的肢體也可托弟兄姊妹代取。查詢聯絡教會辦公室。假使你錯過這份禮物,我們仍然歡迎你繼續以禱告和奉獻支持宣道使女事工,衷心感謝!
  4. 「匯」21主題「新常態、新契機」,歡迎弟兄姊妹投稿,可直接電郵至unity@rcac.ca ,11月29日截稿。
  5. 「聖言齊齊翻」– 十一月主題:監獄書信;請登入https://bit.ly/3mCG0Cv填寫答案,十月之答案已用電郵發給大家。
  6. 本週六準時7:30pm,AYAYA Online 會上載於教會網站,歡迎弟兄姊妹任何時間參與我們的網上崇拜。本週講題:忠於召命的喜樂, 經文:腓立比書3:12-4:1。講員:陳榮基傳道。
  7. 週六及主日粵語網上Zoom 平台崇拜分別於週六及主日11:00am開始,個別Zoom 登入ID及密碼於週五下午透過電郵連同崇拜週刊發開給會眾,或請聯絡辦公室索取Zoom登入資料。
  8. 普通話事工網上Zoom平台崇拜已開展,崇拜時間為早上9:00。Zoom ID和密碼將會透過微信公布。
  9. 【與牧者共話】繼續在主日下午2時於Zoom網上平台舉行。希望透過這個機會,弟兄姊妹能夠與牧者討論那一週講道的內容及牧者心聲,從而幫助屬靈的生命得以進深。Zoom ID和密碼在每週五透過電郵發給弟兄姊妹。
  10. 感恩節洗禮相片及錄影片段已上載到http://rcac.zenfolio.com/網頁,歡迎瀏覽,需要密碼開啟,請聯絡辦公室索取。
  11. 教會為大家預備聖餐餅和杯套裝,歡迎大家返回教會領取,預備崇拜時一同領受。下次之聖餐崇拜在12月5/6日。
  12. 每週崇拜週刊的詳細內容可於列宣網頁查看,www.rcac.ca,請瀏覽細閱有關連結(Link) – 家訊教牧心聲等。
  13. 依本省衛生廳最新指引及宣道區會指引,由下週一20201125日起至127日,本會辦公室辦公時間改為早上9:00至下午1:00,敬希垂注!

肢體及牧者消息及代禱

  1. 十一月二十八日及二十九日 崇拜講員:李耀全牧師(週六、主日粵語)、周力行牧師(週六青崇、主日普通話)、張志成牧師(主日英語)。
  2. 身體不適肢體:李慕慈、鄧陳有、黃益松夫婦、鍾德和、劉黃玉蓮、吳葉菁、葉周煥萍、陳見三、余鄧玉瑤、陳黃雪芳。每週二祈禱會我們將更具體為他們代禱。

講道大綱及筆記:   

週六、主日粵語崇拜

講員:龔敏光牧師

講題:我的喜樂與冠冕,靠主堅定不移

經文:腓立比書3:12-4:1

竭力追求

  • 竭力追求的原因
  • 竭力追求的方法
  • 竭力追求的心態

站立得穩

  • 要效法保羅與他的同路人(近朱者赤)
  • 提防與基督十字架為敵的人(近墨者黑)
  • 切望救主的再臨 (專注永恆)

總結: 你們就是我的喜樂、我的冠冕。

主日普通話崇拜

講員:劉展權傳道

講題:喜樂的人生的三個需要

經文:腓立比書3:12-4:1

喜樂的人生 – 需要有目標(3:12-14)
喜樂的人生 – 需要有榜樣(3:15-19)
喜樂的人生 – 需要有倚靠(3:20-4:1)

講題預告:

2020開到水深之處 IV10-12月主題事奉主真是喜樂(腓立比書研讀)

  • 11.21/22  我的喜樂與冠冕,靠主堅定不移  (腓3:12-4:1)
  • 11.28/29(將臨期) 靠主常樂   (腓4:2-9)
  • 12.05/06(聖餐)    在主供應中歡欣喜樂  (腓4:10-23)
  • 12.12/13  聖誕節信息#1: 一對兄妹的讚美 (出15:1-21; 啓5:6-14)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕節信息#2: 馬利亞的讚美 (路1:46-55)
  • 12.26/27 聖誕節信息#3: 西面的讚美 (路2:22-35)

教會行事年曆

  • 11.29 將臨期第一個主日
  • 12.06 新舊長執聚餐及會議(延期)
  • 12.13 Community Meal (E)(取消)
  • 12.15 Prayer Meeting (E)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕崇拜
  • 12.24 平安夜崇拜
  • 12.25-26 聖誕假期
  • 12.31 年終感恩見證祈禱會
  • 12.27-31 第60屆冬令會(延期)

 

 

 

 

 

COVID期間的「將臨期」:渴求拯救

2020.11.21/22

作者: 張志成牧師

列宣家親愛的弟兄姊妹:

我們錯過了復活節。我們錯過了許多家人朋友的畢業典禮、婚禮、喪禮、生辰和嬰兒的出生等。

可悲的現實是 – 就現況的發展 – 我們可能會一直錯過這一切,直到…無可預料。

有一件事我知道就是沒有人不受影響。每一個人在其人際關係、學校/工作、夢想、家庭等,在某形式、某程度上都被顛覆了。我們許多的計劃,計劃B、C、D甚至E至Z的草案,或多或少都在改變中。

看似許多人都已經適應了,但其實我見大多數人都非常疲倦,精神和情感上都處於崩潰邊緣。COVID之前的挑戰是我們好像玩雜技一樣,習慣同時身兼百職。現在,感覺還是在玩雜技,但再投進來兩個大錘,同時又學習騎著單輪車…像在龍捲風中團團轉。

我發現自己僅是想去理解這些工作都已經感到疲於奔命。

這是為什麼即使我們所有人為了大家的安全,重新調整調節自己的生活,寜願錯過或改變我們一直喜歡的活動,我們仍然感到沮喪和洩氣,「將臨期」又到了!!有一個顧慮就是我們為了保護自己,免受更多損失,可能會盡量避免慶祝。請不要這樣想,讓我們放開懷抱,迎接「將臨期」,全心全意地抱著全新的盼望等候彌賽亞的降臨和再來。

COVID期間的「將臨期」可會有重大的意義。讓我們思想詩歌《以馬內利、懇求降臨》的第一節:

以馬內利,懇求降臨,

救贖釋放以色列民;

淪落異邦,寂寞傷心,

引頸渴望神子降臨

我被第三句吸引 – 淪落異邦,寂寞傷心。如果我們還沒有明白這一點,那麼我們現在就認真地要去思想:在COVID期間,孤獨使我們的憂傷更加複雜。錯過一些節日和重要的日子實際上是失去與家人朋友一起慶祝和記念快樂的時刻。因此,不僅是在禮儀上,乃是在關係的損失。不過我們還是有指望的:此一節最後的一句不其然地將我們的眼目轉向神子的降臨。

實際上,以色列民流亡到巴比倫的經歷,仿佛是與我們今天的經歷有多處的迴響,例如:

  • 我們不知道這次「流亡」會持續到幾時,
  • 雖然我們還活存在,我們肯定還在受苦,並且
  • 我們正在等待,無論需要多長時間,真正有效實在的幫助。

其實還有一個相似之處。此病毒使我們本省及至世界各地都陷入了同一個問題。這不僅是一個共同的事實,也是值得我們思考的契機。

如果「將臨期」使灰心喪志激發起希望的哀嘆,那麼作為上帝的子民,我們必須認識和必須在這次流行中這首獨特的詩歌。如果「將臨期」是要我們學習雀躍地等待,耐心地期待和刻意地去愛,那麼我們就把我們的哭泣和痛苦轉化為不斷迴響和充滿希望的樂章:

歡欣,歡欣,以色列民,

以馬內利必定降臨。

九個月之久的等待疫苗令我們都一致渴望有單一救援的計劃。作為神所差遣的教會,我們不該錯過這次的「將臨期」,因它是一個不可錯失的好機會,讓我們大聲宣告,我們深切期待,我們在黑暗中急不及待的等候,我們帶著盼望被拯救的呼求。

試想我們的世界,因上帝如此愛我們,重新聽到人們的歌聲是渴望疫苗,當然,還有許多不同的渴求,但我們最終的盼望就是耶穌。

請不要誤解我的意思!這不是鼓勵您只是大聲高唱自己喜歡的聖誕詩歌(當然您可以這樣做!)。我是呼籲所有忠心的聖徒再次向上仰望基督給我們堅固的盼望,並向傍以捨己為人和犧牲的精神去服事鄰舍。當高聲歌唱!讓您們的歌聲四起,向外傳揚。

這是我為您和我們教會的祈禱。

我不能否認:我仍然很難過。我期盼團契生活,我期盼會眾一起歌唱歡喜快樂的歌聲。我期盼孩子們在禮堂通道玩耍的景況。我會婉惜不能與你們在一起。

但這也是事實,我堅信:「神是我們的避難所,是我們的力量,是我們在患難中隨時都可得到的幫助。」(詩篇46:1)。

如果您感到沮喪,我邀請您站起來在教會高歌 – 當然,現在只能是虛擬。把自己放在教會的歌聲裡 – 然後細聽。如果您不能唱,不要擔心,只要聽聽完全明白您的聖靈,在天父的安慰下憩息,並且記住耶穌基督一定會來到你身邊。

祂一定會蒞臨。

主僕

張志成牧師

Advent in the Time of COVID: A Yearning for Rescue

2020.11.21/22

From the Pastor’s Desk: Rev. Jason Cheung

Dear Brothers and Sisters in RCAC,

We missed Easter.  We missed graduations.  We missed weddings.  We missed funerals.

We missed birthdays and births.

And the sad reality is – with the way things are – we’ll likely keep missing these things until…something.

One thing I’ve learned is that no one is unaffected.  Every person is in some way, somehow upended in relationships, in school/work, in dreams, in families.  Our big plans have more or less come to a halt.  And in its place – Plan B, Plan C, Plan D and early drafts of Plan E to Z.

While many have adapted, most people, I sense, are extremely tired, fatigued mentally, and emotionally on the edge of flat-lining.  The pre-COVID challenge used to be that we all juggled too many responsibilities at once.   Right now, it feels like we’re still juggling but with two sledgehammers thrown in, all the while learning to ride a unicycle…in the middle of an earth-sized tornado.

I find myself tired from just the work of trying to make sense of all this.

Which is why, even though we’ve all re-jigged, re-shuffled and re-everything our lives to keep one another safe, we sigh still, deflated, at the prospect of missing or altering yet another event we have always enjoyed: Advent.  Advent is about to begin.  And one danger is we might minimize its importance just to protect ourselves from missing it more.  Let’s not do this.  Let’s step into Advent, rather, full-hearted with a renewed expectation for the Messiah’s arrival and return.

Advent in this time of COVID can be immensely meaningful.  Consider the first stanza of the hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel:

O come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lonely exile here

Until the Son of God appear.

The third line leaps out – we are mourning in lonely exile here.  If we’ve not realized it yet, we do well to acknowledge it now: In COVID our grief is compounded by loneliness.  The loss of events and milestones is actually the loss of being together to celebrate and remember these moments with others.  So the loss is relational, not merely a ritual.  But there is hope: the last line of this stanza, gently lifts the downcast heart upward.

In fact, the experience of the Babylonian exile for Israel, resonates with our experience today in interesting ways:

  • We do not know how long this exile will last,
  • Though we are surviving we are surely suffering, and
  • We are waiting, however long it takes, for real and effective help.

And there is one other similarity.  The virus has bound us all – province-wide and world-wide – with one main problem.  And this isn’t just a common fact, it’s an opportunity to consider.

If Advent stirs the languishing heart toward hopeful lament, then, as the people of God, we must recognize the unique song we have to sing in and through this pandemic.  If Advent is about learning to wait eagerly, to anticipate patiently and so to love purposefully – then we have ahead of us a time to sow our cries and sufferings into a resounding, hope-filled refrain:

Rejoice!  Rejoice!

Emmanuel shall come to you,

O Israel.

Nine months of waiting for a vaccine has cultivated a common yearning for a singular rescue plan.  It should not be lost on us, as God’s sent church, that this Advent season is a full-term opportunity to declare aloud our deep longing, our restless waiting in the dark, and our hopeful cry for rescue.

Imagine our world that God so loves, hearing afresh the song of a people whose hope is for a vaccine, sure, but also for something much, much more.   Our ultimate hope is Jesus.

Hear me out!  This isn’t encouragement simply to belt your favourite Christmas hymns louder (though you can surely do this!).  This is rather a call to all the faithful saints to look upward again to the sure hope of Christ and to live sideways in sacrificial service to our neighbours.  Sing!  Of course!  But let your song resonate in every way outward.

This is my prayer for you, for our church.

I can’t shake this: I am sad still.  I will miss the festive fellowship, the joyful sound of our congregation singing.  I will miss seeing and hearing children play in the aisles of our sanctuary.   I will miss being together with you.

But this is also true, and to which I hold fast to:  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).

 If you are downcast, I invite you to stand amidst the singing of the church – only virtually now, of course.  Come, place yourself within the song of the church – and just listen.  If you cannot sing, do not worry.  Simply listen to the Spirit who knows you fully.  Seek and rest in the comfort of the Heavenly Father.  And remember Jesus Christ shall surely come to you.

He will surely come.

Your Servant in Christ

Rev. Jason Cheung

家訊(2020.11.14/15)

家事報告:

  1. 歡迎您與我們一起敬拜神!因新冠肺炎大流行,自3月14/15日起,暫停所有教會聚會,大家可透過www.rcac.ca 網上收看或收聽崇拜證道。
  2. 粵語祈禱會 :逢週二8-9pm在網上Zoom平台進行。祈禱事項及Zoom ID及密碼將以電郵發給大家。11月17日為事務部及傳播媒體部祈禱。
  3. 宣道使女事工- 今年聖誕宣道使女按疫情需要,製作了一些精美的口罩送給支持宣道使女事工的弟兄姊妹。歡迎辦公室時間(週一至五9:00am-4:00pm)到教會101 號室索取,因數量有限,每個家庭按自己需要索取並不要超過兩個。歡迎自由奉獻,全數將用於關懷宣教士。若不能親自到教會的肢體也可托弟兄姊妹代取。查詢聯絡教會辦公室。假使你錯過這份禮物,我們仍然歡迎你繼續以禱告和奉獻支持宣道使女事工,衷心感謝!
  4. 「匯」21主題「新常態、新契機」,歡迎弟兄姊妹投稿,可直接電郵至unity@rcac.ca ,11月29日截稿。
  5. 「重返教會指南」– 增設第5個聚會時段9:00-11:00pm。請參閱列宣網頁。
  6. 「聖言齊齊翻」– 十一月主題:監獄書信;請登入https://bit.ly/3mCG0Cv填寫答案,十月之答案已用電郵發給大家。
  7. 本週六準時7:30pm,AYAYA Online 會上載於教會網站,歡迎弟兄姊妹任何時間參與我們的網上崇拜。本週講題:糞土中的喜樂, 經文:腓立比書3:1-11。講員:吳子強弟兄。
  8. 週六及主日粵語網上Zoom 平台崇拜分別於週六及主日11:00am開始,個別Zoom 登入ID及密碼於週五下午透過電郵連同崇拜週刊發開給會眾,或請聯絡辦公室索取Zoom登入資料。
  9. 普通話事工網上Zoom平台崇拜已開展,崇拜時間為早上9:00。Zoom ID和密碼將會透過微信公布。
  10. 【與牧者共話】繼續在主日下午2時於Zoom網上平台舉行。希望透過這個機會,弟兄姊妹能夠與牧者討論那一週講道的內容及牧者心聲,從而幫助屬靈的生命得以進深。Zoom ID和密碼在每週五透過電郵發給弟兄姊妹。
  11. 精神健康講座一連四講,逢週六下午2:00-3:30於Zoom網上平台舉行,Zoom ID和密碼在週五透過電郵發給弟兄姊妹。最後一講11月14日「從聖經看創傷後壓力症候群」。
  12. 感恩節洗禮相片及錄影片段已上載到http://rcac.zenfolio.com/網頁,歡迎瀏覽,需要密碼開啟,請聯絡辦公室索取。
  13. 每週崇拜週刊的詳細內容可於列宣網頁查看,www.rcac.ca,請瀏覽細閱有關連結(Link) – 家訊教牧心聲等。
  14. 辦公室消息:
  • 歐陽鑽玲(Jeanie)傳道於10月29日至11月19日休假。
  • 由下星期一11月16日起冬季辦公室辦公時間改為9:00am 至4:00pm,敬希垂注。

肢體及牧者消息及代禱

  1. 十一月二十一日及二十二日 崇拜講員:陳榮基傳道(週六青崇)、龔敏光牧師(週六、主日粵語)、劉展權傳道(主日普通話)、潘啟華傳道(主日英語)。
  2. 身體不適肢體:李慕慈、鄧陳有、黃益松夫婦、鍾德和、劉黃玉蓮、吳葉菁、葉周煥萍、陳見三、余鄧玉瑤、陳黃雪芳。每週二祈禱會我們將更具體為他們代禱。

宣教/機構消息:

  1. BC內陸短宣及Hazelton短宣,現因新冠肺炎疫情而暫緩 ,敬希垂注。

講道大綱及筆記:   

週六、主日粵語及主日普通話崇拜

講員:李耀全牧師

講題:事奉主真是喜樂(5)

靠主常樂:在事奉阻力中仍能喜樂之秘訣

經文:腓立比書3:1-11

靠主常樂:在事奉阻力中仍能喜樂之秘訣

最後,我的弟兄們,你們要靠著主喜樂。(3:1)

  1. 防備假仁假義的人之傷害(2,3)

假仁假義之異端(Judaizers 猶太教主義者)

  • 加拉太異端Galatian heresy [律法主義]
  • 另有「 唯我獨尊」的人
  • 假仁假義之行為 – 行為主義

– 「提防行割禮的(防備妄自行割的)。」(2)

– 妄自行割(katatome)(2) – mutilate (未21:5)

– 受割禮的(peritome)(3) – circumcise (創17:9-14)

  • 心行割禮(申10:12-17)
  1. 避免自以為義虛浮之自傲(4-6)
  • 身世:
  • 成就:
  1. 認識我主基督耶穌為至寶(7-11)
  • 輕看萬事: 認識萬事如癈物都拋棄(7, 8)
  • 看上至寶: 認識我主基督耶穌為至寶(7, 8)
  • 樂在基督: 認識基督和他復活的大能(9, 11)

講題預告:

2020開到水深之處 IV10-12月主題事奉主真是喜樂(腓立比書研讀)

  • 11.14/15                        在阻力中的喜樂        (腓3:1-11)
  • 11.21/22                        我的喜樂與冠冕,靠主堅定不移         (腓3:12-4:1)
  • 11.28/29(將臨期) 靠主常樂             (腓4:2-9)
  • 12.05/06(聖餐)         在主供應中歡欣喜樂            (腓4:10-23)
  • 12.12/13 聖誕節信息#1: 一對兄妹的讚美 (出15:1-21; 啓5:6-14)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕節信息#2: 馬利亞的讚美 (路1:46-55)
  • 12.26/27 聖誕節信息#3: 西面的讚美 (路2:22-35)

教會行事年曆

  • 11.15 普通話愛筵(取消)
  • 11.17 Prayer Meeting (E)
  • 11.29 將臨期第一個主日
  • 12.06 新舊長執聚餐及會議(延期)
  • 12.13 Community Meal (E)(取消)
  • 12.15 Prayer Meeting (E)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕崇拜
  • 12.24 平安夜崇拜
  • 12.25-26 聖誕假期
  • 12.31 年終感恩見證祈禱會
  • 12.27-31 第60屆冬令會(延期)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Final Word: Rejoice in the Lord

2020.11.14/15

From the Pastor’s Desk: Rev. Simon Lee

Dear brothers and sisters in RCAC,

Alex Trebek, host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ since 1984, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2020 from pancreatic cancer, surrounded by friends and family. He was 80 years old. Some of you may know that the Canadian-born host revealed publicly he was suffering from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer on March 6, 2019. This is what he said, “Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” he said. “Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working.  And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers, also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”

These were not actually his final words, but certainly can be regarded as the beginning of his final words to millions of his fans. As one, who since the mid-70 have followed his career off and on till now with fascination, beginning with Reach For the Top, his departure signals for me the end of a generation of enduring promoters of wholesome, entertaining and educational TV, at least for my generation.

At least two things strike me, first, that there are so many people who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, and two, how he vowed to fight on, “with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your (the fans’) prayers.”  The fact that so many are battling this disease of course reminds me that I have recently lost two very good friends and colleagues, one who was a friend and missionary from Calgary, and another who was my classmate at Regent and a fellow worker in theological education.  Also the other fact is that like Alex, they left fighting, with the staunch support and prayers of their family and friends around them.  May we remember to support those who are right now also fighting the same or other terminal illnesses.

For Paul, his frequent use of “finally” carries with them always a sense of finality and grave importance, even though they may not be the ultimate “final” words. But the theme is the same as it is always in his heart. Paul says, “Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord.”(3:1) From the letter to the Philippians, we know that Paul was in prison in Rome and was aware that he could depart any time from this world. Yet in such a critical time, Paul was always joyful, and kept urging the Christians in Philippi to “rejoice,” and he repeated that about 11 times in this letter! In fact, he stated that the one thing that could make his joy incomplete would be if the Christians were not united in Christ. (2:1, 2) He then used Christ’s humble servanthood as our model par excellence – “(Christ) though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant.” (2:6) There is joy in serving Jesus with humility like Him and be in unity with one another.

Paul then seems to have departed from the theme of joy to urge the Christians to “work out(live out, katergauzesthe) your own salvation with fear and trembling.  Surely he is not preaching “salvation by work”!  Paul however is quick to clarify and point out “for it is God who works (bringing forth, energon) in you, both to will and to work (effort, energein) his good pleasure. It is God who brings about both our intention and ability to do that which pleases Him. When they do that and shine, then Paul says he can then say he has not run in vain, and he can rejoice with them again and again (2:16-18). This is also my prayer.

When Paul urged the Christians in Philippi to “rejoice,” his heart was actually heavy with burden, for he knew the Philippians were troubled by heretics (Judaizers) that taught they had to follow certain formalities and ways of doing things  (following strictly the Old Testament laws such as circumcision) in order to be saved. Also, as we have seen earlier, there were also people who served with impure motives, not out of love but out of selfish ambitions, seeking to bring pain and not joy. Paul explains in unmistakable terms that the antidote for him to such conflicts was his total dedication to live and serve “because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ my Lord,” so he can count all other things as “rubbish.” Apart from knowing Christ, Paul also talks about “knowing the power of his resurrection” which gives him not only a sense of purpose, but also the source of strength to stay joyful in adversities.

Now eight months since we officially are in the pandemic, we are seeing in BC another surge in the number of positive cases of people getting the Coronavirus, numbering around 600 every day. These are hard times for a lot of businesses and people who have lost their jobs, and also for people who are further shut-in because of the lockdown and restrictions in social gatherings. I know it has been hard for all who are in RCAC. But can we find joy in our Christian community because we follow the model of Christ as lived out by Paul, in loving and serving one another in unity.  May Paul’s “final words” remind all of us to “Rejoice in the Lord.”

Your Servant in Christ,

Rev. Dr. Simon Lee

最後的話:靠主喜樂

2020.11.14/15

作者: 李耀全牧師

親愛的列宣弟兄姐姊妹:

自1984年起一直主持“ Jeopardy!” 電視遊戲比賽節目的亞歷克斯•特雷貝克(Alex Trebek)在2020年11月8日在家人朋友的陪同下因胰腺癌離世,享年80歲。你們中間可能有些人知道這位加拿大出生的主持人在2019年3月6日曾公開透露自己患有第四期胰臟癌。他說:「現在,像在美國每年的50,000人一樣,本週我被診斷出患有第四期胰臟癌。一般情況下,這類形的病情預期並不樂觀,但我預備去與癌搏鬥,和將繼續努力工作。並且,在我家人和朋友的愛與支持下以及您們的祈禱幫助下,我計劃要擊敗這種疾病的低存活率統計數據。」

實際上這些並不是他最後的話,但可以肯定地將其視為對數以萬計粉絲的最後的話之開始。從70年代中至今,由《 Reach For the Top》遊戲開始,我就一直帶著好奇的心跟追隨著他的節目之發展,故此他的離開對我來說標誌著一代富娛樂和教育性電視節目的代言人之謝幕。

至少有兩件事令我感慨,首先,有那麼多患胰臟癌的病人,其二,他誓言要與癌搏鬥,即透過「我家人和朋友的愛與支持下以及您們(粉絲)的禱告的幫助下。」。許多人都正在與這種疾病搏鬥令我想起,我最近失去了兩位摯友和同事,一位是在卡加里的朋友和宣教士,另一位是我在維真學院的同學和神學教育的同工。另外一個事實是,像亞歷克斯和其他人,他們與疾病搏鬥,最終在家人和朋友的支持和禱告下離開。讓我們記念及支持現正與同樣疾病或其他絕症搏鬥的人。

對保羅而言,他經常使用「最後」一詞而總是帶有一種終結和嚴厲的意義,即使可能不是終結的「最後」一詞。但其主題始終與他內心深處相同。保羅說:「最後,我的弟兄們,你們要靠著主喜樂。」(腓3:1),我們知道保羅當時是在羅馬的監獄中,他知道自己可能會隨時離開這個世界。然而,在這樣的關鍵時刻,保羅總是充滿喜樂,並一直敦促腓立比教會的信徒要「喜樂」,他在這一封信中重複了大約11次!他曾說過,有一件事可能會使他的喜樂不完全,就是如果信徒他們在主內不合一。(腓2:1,2)然後,他以基督謙卑的奴僕的形象作為我們學習的典範–「(基督)他本來有神的形象,卻不堅持自己與神平等的地位,反而倒空自己,取了奴僕的形象,成為人的樣式。」(腓2:6, 7)。學傚耶穌一樣謙卑地服侍及彼此合一,這是喜樂。

保羅然後好像由喜樂的主題轉移敦促基督徒要恐懼戰兢地「作成」做成[活出],workout, katergauzesthe)自己的救恩。相信他肯定不是在說「靠行為得救」吧!故此保羅馬上澄清並指出:「神為了成全成就,work, energein)自己的美意,在你們裡面使你們可以立志和行事運行,work, energon)。」是上帝賦予我們志向及能力作討神喜悅的事。當他們這樣做並在這世代發光時,保羅說他可以說他沒有空跑也沒有徒勞,並且可以與他們一同喜樂。(2:16-18)。這也正是我的祈禱。

當保羅敦促腓立比教會的信徒要「喜樂」時,他內心實在是背負著沉重的負擔,因為他知道腓立比教會受到異端的困擾(猶太教徒),因猶太教徒教導他們必須嚴謹(按他們的見解)遵循某些規範和做事方式(如守舊約律法行割禮)才能得救。再者,正如我們之前所看到的,有些人的事奉動機不正,不是出於愛,乃是出於自私的野心,試圖帶來痛苦而不是喜樂。保羅清清楚楚地解釋說,對他而言,他克服這些張力乃靠全心全意服事主和為主而活,「因為我以認識我主基督耶穌為至寶」,因此他把萬事都拋棄了,看作「廢物」。除了認識基督,保羅還談論「認識祂復活的大能」,這不僅給了他目標,還給了他在逆境中常存喜樂的力量之來源。

自從我們正式進入大流行到現在已經八個月了,看到卑斯省感染冠狀病毒的確診病例激增,每天大約有600宗。 對於許多商業和失去工作的人,及由於限聚令和社交聚會的限制而進一步陷入困境的人們來說,這都是非常艱難的時期。對於列宣家我們的所有人來說,這都非常的時期。但是,若因為我們學俲保羅活出基督的樣式,彼此相愛和服事,我們就能在基督徒的群體裡找到喜樂。願保羅的「最後的話」提醒我們所有人要「靠主喜樂」。

主僕

李耀全牧師

家訊(2020.11.07/08)

家事報告:

  1. 歡迎您與我們一起敬拜神!因新冠肺炎大流行,自3月14/15日起,暫停所有教會聚會,大家可透過www.rcac.ca 網上收看或收聽崇拜證道。
  2. 粵語祈禱會 :逢週二8-9pm在網上Zoom平台進行。祈禱事項及Zoom ID及密碼將以電郵發給大家。11月10日為普通話事工部及以斯帖團祈禱。
  3. 宣道使女事工- 今年聖誕宣道使女按疫情需要,製作了一些精美的口罩送給支持宣道使女事工的弟兄姊妹。歡迎辦公室時間(週一至五9:00am-5:00pm)到教會101 號室索取,因數量有限,每個家庭按自己需要索取並不要超過兩個。歡迎自由奉獻,全數將用於關懷宣教士。若不能親自到教會的肢體也可托弟兄姊妹代取。查詢聯絡教會辦公室。假使你錯過這份禮物,我們仍然歡迎你繼續以禱告和奉獻支持宣道使女事工,衷心感謝!
  4. 「聖言齊齊翻」– 十一月主題:監獄書信;請登入https://bit.ly/3mCG0Cv填寫答案,十月之答案已用電郵發給大家。
  5. 成人教育部第四季(1012月)成人聖經課程,已在Zoom網上平台開課,上課Zoom登入ID及密碼及課程筆記已透過電郵發給已報名的學員。
  6. 本週六準時7:30pm,AYAYA Online 會上載於教會網站,歡迎弟兄姊妹任何時間參與我們的網上崇拜。本週講題:在喜樂中為主發光, 經文:腓立比書2:12-18。講員:陳榮基傳道。
  7. 週六及主日粵語網上Zoom 平台崇拜分別於週六及主日11:00am開始,個別Zoom 登入ID及密碼於週五下午透過電郵連同崇拜週刊發開給會眾,或請聯絡辦公室索取Zoom登入資料。
  8. 普通話事工網上Zoom平台崇拜已開展,崇拜時間為早上9:00。Zoom ID和密碼將會透過微信公布。
  9. 【與牧者共話】繼續在主日下午2時於Zoom網上平台舉行。希望透過這個機會,弟兄姊妹能夠與牧者討論那一週講道的內容及牧者心聲,從而幫助屬靈的生命得以進深。Zoom ID和密碼在每週五透過電郵發給弟兄姊妹。
  10. 精神健康講座一連四講,逢週六下午2:00-3:30於Zoom網上平台舉行,Zoom ID和密碼在週五透過電郵發給弟兄姊妹。餘下二講主題:11月7日「從聖經看心碎綜合症」;11月14日「從聖經看創傷後壓力症候群」。
  11. 感恩節洗禮相片及錄影片段已上載到http://rcac.zenfolio.com/網頁,歡迎瀏覽,需要密碼開啟,請聯絡辦公室索取。
  12. 每週崇拜週刊的詳細內容可於列宣網頁查看,www.rcac.ca,請瀏覽細閱有關連結(Link) – 家訊教牧心聲等。
  13. 辦公室消息:
  • 週三11月11日國殤日公眾假期,辦公室休假一天。
  • 關潔玲(Karen)傳道於10月26至11月8日休假。
  • 歐陽鑽玲(Jeanie)傳道於10月29日至11月19日休假。

肢體及牧者消息及代禱

  1. 十一月十四日及十五日 崇拜講員:吳子強弟兄(週六青崇)、李耀全牧師(週六、主日粵語及主日普通話)、張志成牧師(主日英語)。
  2. 身體不適肢體:李慕慈、鄧陳有、黃益松夫婦、鍾德和、劉黃玉蓮、吳葉菁、葉周煥萍、陳見三、余鄧玉瑤、陳黃雪芳。每週二祈禱會我們將更具體為他們代禱。
  3. 梁伯中弟兄於11月2日安息主懷,求主安慰其家人。

宣教/機構消息:

  1. BC內陸短宣及Hazelton短宣,現因新冠肺炎疫情而暫緩 ,敬希垂注。

講道大綱及筆記:   

週六、主日粵語及主日普通話崇拜

講員:劉展權傳道

講題:喜樂的人生- 活出救恩

經文:腓立比書2:12-18

  • 活出救恩 – 與神同行
  • 活出救恩- 完全倚靠
  • 活出救恩- 源於基督

講題預告:

2020開到水深之處 IV10-12月主題事奉主真是喜樂(腓立比書研讀)

  • 11.07/08(聖餐)         事奉主真是喜樂        (腓2:12-18)
  • 11.14/15                        在阻力中的喜樂        (腓3:1-11)
  • 11.21/22                        我的喜樂與冠冕,靠主堅定不移         (腓3:12-4:1)
  • 11.28/29(將臨期) 靠主常樂             (腓4:2-9)
  • 12.05/06(聖餐)         在主供應中歡欣喜樂 (腓4:10-23)
  • 12.12/13 聖誕節信息#1: 一對兄妹的讚美 (出5:1-21;啓5:6-14)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕節信息#2: 馬利亞的讚美 (路1:46-55)
  • 12.26/27 聖誕節信息#3: 西面的讚美 (路2:22-35)

教會行事年曆

  • 11.08 長議會會議#6
  • 11.11 國殤日公眾假期
  • 11.15 普通話愛筵(取消)
  • 11.17 Prayer Meeting (E)
  • 11.29 將臨期第一個主日
  • 12.06 新舊長執聚餐及會議(延期)
  • 12.13 Community Meal (E)(取消)
  • 12.15 Prayer Meeting (E)
  • 12.19/20 聖誕崇拜
  • 12.24 平安夜崇拜
  • 12.25-26 聖誕假期
  • 12.31 年終感恩見證祈禱會
  • 12.27-31 第60屆冬令會(延期)