April 12, 2020
Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is risen. Let all the earth rejoice! All creation is reconciled to God by Jesus’ glorious suffering, death and resurrection. Those who confess faith in this amazing event are offered life than never ends. We pray that you will experience joy unspeakable and full of glory as you worship Him this morning.
(Optional) Musical Videos
“Halle, Halle, Halle”
New Testament Reading
1st Peter 1:1-9
Hymn of Joy
“Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
Time of Prayer
Missionaries Ryan & Sarah Schmitz serve with Global Partners in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. They wrote recently with an update…
During the last two months we hosted four visiting mission teams, two from Ontario, one from Nova Scotia, and one from Ohio. Their combined work provided many school building improvements, school furniture, and great spiritual encouragement to many. Each team pitched in with a can-do attitude under the leadership of our Nicaraguan foreman and his construction team. God provided for each of them in ways and through people they never expected. It reminds us that all is grace.
All the teams did an incredible job of teaching English classes at two different schools, spending time in the communities, distributing practical resources such as backpacks, vitamins, and cloth baby diapers, as well as sharing in churches through song, testimony, object lessons, and prayer. The momentum this gave to us personally means a great deal.
Meanwhile, the Nicaraguan church is closing out a productive season of evangelistic campaigns, seeing many come to Christ. They filled the streets in several communities. The Bible Institute extension in Masatepe also got off to a good start with fourteen new students and two well qualified teachers. The Nicaraguan government has not officially announced any coronavirus cases, but please pray for this land and its people.
Over 35% of schools do not have running water or adequate washroom facilities. Access to clean water is a constant problem for most Nicaraguans we work with, and stores are already running low on hand gel and liquid soap. Despite our many hurdles and hard times, this ministry is more than worth it. Thank you for your giving and prayers that make this possible. Many blessings from the land of lakes and volcanoes.
– Ryan, Sarah, Micah, Eva, Abel & Esme Schmitz
Thank You During this period of Social Distancing we appreciate the many messages, contacts and prayers you have extended to each other and to the community! It is a joy to see the unstoppable love of Christ being shared, in spite of the viral threat at work all around us. We encourage you to visit our social media sites as we continue to spur one another on in good works and words. We anticipate the Lord’s power and deliverance, as He faithfully brings good from the current crisis. Children’s Church has now gone online! If you are between the ages of 3 and 11, and would like to join this forum, please message Pastor Cymone so that you can be added to the link list for this meeting each Sunday at 11am.
Reach Youth has resumed their weekly fellowship online. If you are a youth in Grades 7 through 12 and want to join, please message Pastor Axel. You will be added to the link list for its meetings on Wednesdays at 7pm.
Offerings & Donations If you would like to give to the church you may make an online donation at: www.millikenchurch.org You may also bring your gift cheque or cash to the church office by appointment. To schedule a drop-off time, please call 416-434-5082. Thank you for your ongoing generosity during this period.
Scripture: 1st Peter 1:1-9
Sermon: “Grace, Peace, and Hope”
The Next Week at MWMC
Children’s Church Online
Sun Apr 12
Trustees Online Meeting
Tue Apr 14
Reach Youth Online
Wed Apr 15
Young Adult Online Fellowship
Fri Apr 17
Sunday Morning Worship Video
Sun Apr 19
Last Sunday Statistics
Virtual (Viewing) Attendance: 157
Offering (Online & Physical): $2,585
About Milliken Church
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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