December 15, 2018
Third Sunday of Advent
Christ is coming! The colour blue on our altar table signals us to “look up” (to the sky) for our redemption draws near. We long to be ready for His appearing and share in the joy He promises His people. We pray that you will sense the peace of Jesus’ presence as we worship today.
We invite you to worship with us this morning as our Milliken Church Choir, Soloists and Guest Instrumentalists share their cantata: “The King Is Here” composed by Cliff Duren and published by Word Music. May the Lord inspire you through the joy of this presentation.
Memorial Poinsettias are still available for purchase. To order one in memory of your loved one, place $10 in an envelope. Write the following information: (a) your name, (b) the name of the person being remembered, and (c) that person’s relationship to you. Place the marked envelope in the collection plate during the offering. A full list of memorials will be printed in the bulletin on the final Sunday of Advent.
Waypoint Wesleyan invites you to its Christmas Musical Outreach this Wednesday, December 18th at 7pm. It will take place at The Commons Studio & Theatre (587a College St W; Toronto). Thank you for your presence and prayers in this special event. Waypoint plans to begin its weekly ministry within the next month!
Caroling to the Homebound will take place this Friday (December 20th) beginning at 5:30pm. Please sign up at the Information Desk if you can be part of this loving outreach to our members and friends.
How To Pray Next month we will offer our first online topical book study! This will include three sessions, based on the book: How To Pray by R.A. Torrey. Stop at the Information Desk to order your copy, or speak with Susan Thomas to learn more.
Recently we received an update from Missionaries Ryan & Sarah Schmitz in Matagalpa, Nicaragua…
Dear Milliken Church Friends,
For safety reasons, we have not written about much that has taken place here in our host nation. But a number of mission groups have closed down and our friends that work with non-profits are facing some difficult times. Government controls are getting tighter. It is even more challenging to get donated supplies out of customs. Permissions to maintain projects or open new ones have now gone into scrutiny and the processes have slowed to a halt. We need a mountain to be moved to open the Las Colinas High School this coming year. We were just told that “now” the school property has to be measured and inspected by a new official, but that no one will be assuming those responsibilities for at least a year!
Some of our local leaders need divine protection. While our family remains safe, some of our Nicaraguan friends and coworkers are not in the same situation. As foreigners we cannot intervene in any way without jeopardizing our status in the country. Please pray for the Nicaraguan leaders and for solutions to be found for the deep problems that continue to embroil all the people.
Thank you so much for your persistent support and prayers. This is not a typical update from us, but we wanted you to be informed. We are so blessed to have you on our team!
Ryan, Sarah, Micah, Eva, Abel & Esme
Scripture: Psalm 72
Sermon: “The King Is Here”
The Next Week at MWMC
Mon Dec 16
Mon Dec 16
Tai Chi Group
Tue Dec 17
Mandarin Discipleship Group
Tue Dec 17
Youth Christmas Party
Wed Dec 18
Evening Handchime Rehearsal
Wed Dec 18
Caroling to the Homebound
Fri Dec 20
Children’s Christmas Party
Sat Dec 21
Pressure Points Class
Sun Dec 22
Advent Morning Worship & Children’s Program
Sun Dec 22
Last Sunday Statistics
Offering Total: $5,348
About Milliken Church
Milliken Church is part of The Wesleyan Church; an evangelical, holiness group within the Methodist Christian family of denominations. To learn more, visit our website or speak with our pastor.
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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