MWMC This Week – August 25, 2019

MWMC This Week – August 25, 2019

August 25, 2018

Season of Pentecost

During these weeks the Church around the world celebrates the presence and work of the Holy Spirit in our midst. He draws us in faith and transforms us to become more like Jesus Christ. May you sense the Spirit’s work in and around you as we worship God today.

Call to Worship #148
“Where the Spirit of the Lord Is”
Milliken Church Choir
Responsive Invocation
based on Colossians 2:6-15
Songs of Praise
“Awesome God”
“My God Is Awesome”
“Same Power”
Gospel Reading
Luke 6:37-42
Time of Prayer
“Open Our Eyes, Lord”
EPIC Moments
Song of Response
“Gloria Patri”
Time of Greeting
“Make Us One”
Announcements & Offering Prayer
“Lord, My God”
Choir with Axel Kazadi, Rap Artist
Baby Dedication
Marlie Love Whilby-Howell
Old Testament Reading
Judges 16:4-22
“…Like Any Other”
Time of Response
“You Alone”
Prayer of Commitment
Closing Hymn #370
“O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
“Awesome God”
Music Worship Team

Youth Fellowship will take place today after the Morning Worship Service. All teens are encouraged to stay and participate. Lunch and fun will be shared by all. Speak with Pastor Axel to learn more.

Airport Welcome Ministry A local international student ministry organization has asked for our assistance to greet newly arriving students at the Pearson International Airport. If you would be willing to assist with this ministry on Wednesday, please speak with Pastor Pryor today. Training is available at the airport, prior to the two-and-a-half-hour shift for each volunteer team. Thank you.

Sunday School Classes will begin on September 8th. Plan to start the school year by investing in your study of Scripture each Sunday morning at 9:30am. Speak with Superintendent Lance Alcindor to learn more.

Language Exchange Class On Thursday evenings in September (at 7pm), we will host a short series of classes to help you learn a new language! We need several students who speak only English, and several students who speak only Mandarin. Come exercise your brain – and learn words you can use to greet a new neighbour! A sign-up sheet for this class is located at the Information Desk. The four weeks of fun begin September 5th!

Sierra Leone

Missionary Nurse Carrie Jo Cain wrote this week with an update on the ministry of the Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital…

Dear Milliken Church Friends,

This year our hospital was designated by the government of Sierra Leone as the official Referral Centre for a large area of the province. This means an increase in patients, who fall in the category covered by “Free Health Care” promised by the government. But in reality the government gives no support, so we are expected to provide care and find the resources somewhere else!

Here in the rural north of the country, there is no insurance, and everything is “pay as you go.” So often patients die because there is no money to buy drugs, or get to other services we simply do not have. The number of maternity patients has almost tripled this year. This is partially because a new ambulance system that started operating in our district seven months ago, bringing more patients to our hospital.

Our paediatrics unit has also been experiencing heavier than usual inpatients as word of our expanded free care for kids up to age 12 has spread. The best part is that our mortality rate is dropping steadily as patients are coming sooner and able to receive good care. Your support of the Alpha Program greatly empowers this. Thank you so much for your gifts! They make the difference between life and death for many little ones.

The increase in both maternity patients and children coming to our facility means that we really need a paediatrician. Please pray that the Lord would bring us a permanent doctor with this skill set. There is more to write, but I will stop here and send another update soon. The demands on our staff and facility are many.

We crave your prayers lifting us up. We want to be effective servants and work as assigned by our Master – to know Him and to make Him known.

– Warmly, Carrie Jo Cain

Scripture: Judges 16:4-22
Devotional: “…Like Any Other”

The Next Week at MWMC

Youth Fellowship
Sun Aug 25

HandChime Rehearsal
Mon Aug 26

Drop-In Badminton
Mon Aug 26

Tai Chi Group
Tue Aug 27

Line Dancing Class
Tue Aug 27

Time to Pray
Wed Aug 28

HandChime Rehearsal
Thr Aug 29

Morning Worship & Communion Service
Sun Sept 1

Labor Day (Church Office Closed)
Mon Sept 2


Last Sunday Statistics

Attendance: 120
Offering Total: $3,451

About Milliken Church

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Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church is a welcoming community that values diversity. We strive to honour God, confessing Jesus is Lord, through various forms of praise and worship, thoughtful teaching, opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, compassionate outreach and service.

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