September 27, 2020
Welcome to Milliken Church!
We are glad you came to join with us in our worship time today. As we worship our risen Saviour, we hope that God will touch your life as we fellowship together, and that you will leave this place with the peace of God in your hearts.
Worship In Song
Time of Prayer
“E-Life To An I-World”
Dr. Philip Farrell
Song of Reflection
“The Saviour Is Waiting”
Oct. 4 – Pastor Steven Rollins
Oct. 11 – Pastor Aza Butcher
Oct.18 – Pastor Pamela Bauer
Oct. 25 – Pastor Sule Prince
Join us Online! We are grateful for those who have been able to join our Sunday Morning Worship Services. For those who are unable to join in person, we invite you to watch our services live at 9:30 am. If you are unable to join us at that time, you can watch the recorded service within 24-48 hours on our YouTube Channel. Watch us on Facebook, YouTube, or on our website.
COVID Changes We would like to offer a friendly reminder that face masks and signing in at the door is mandatory upon arrival for entry into the sanctuary. All attendees are expected to RSVP by Saturday at 5pm. Please call 905-475-3579 to reserve your place and leave a message with your full name and an active contact number where you can be reached. Our allowance has now increased to accommodate 120 people. However, should there be an incident reported, we must have names and phone numbers to inform you and to submit to health authorities. We do not want to turn anyone away, so please make your reservations in time. Your safety is important to us; we appreciate your consideration and cooperation.
Offering During COVID-19 If you would like to leave an offering for the church, there is an offering box located at the back of the sanctuary. You may also send your gift through our church website. Please visit www.millikenchurch.org and select GIVE. If you like to leave an offering in person, we have an administration team available Tuesday – Friday from 10:30am-1:30pm.
A message from the LBA and the Search Committee to the Milliken Family regarding the search for a new Senior Pastor.
Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ’s name.
Since posting ads for the Senior Pastor position on the Wesleyan Church (Wesleyan.org) and Tyndale University websites, we received approximately twenty applications. After reviewing all the resumes, six applicants were invited to sit for a first interview. One applicant agreed to the interview but then withdrew from the process. The remaining interviews were conducted between July and September via the Zoom Meeting Platform.
As we reviewed the interview responses, and video recordings of the applicants’ preaching, we prayed and sought God’s guidance. At this time, the Committee does not sense God leading us to call any of the five interviewees to sit for a second interview, although with further discernment we will not rule this out. We sense God instructing us to pause and wait and we want to be obedient servants. Therefore, we will not proceed with any further interviews until the New Year. God’s timing is perfect, and His plans never fail.
We continue to be guided by Rev. Eric Hallett, the District Superintendent of the Central Canada District and are thankful for his counsel. As we wait for God’s direction in this matter, the Committee would like to take the opportunity to reach out to you the members of Milliken for your input and comments regarding our next Senior Pastor. In the coming weeks, we will be sending out a brief survey and we ask that you prayerfully respond to the questions.
Thank you for continuing to care for and reach out to each other during this time when we cannot all meet in person.
Pastoral care is available by contacting the church office 905-475-3579 to leave a message for Rev. Aza Butcher. You may also leave messages for matters needing the attention of the Local Board of Administration (LBA) or for the Board of Trustees.
Please continue to fast & pray for God’s clear direction in the coming months as we move through this time of transition.
Thank you and may the grace & peace of our Lord be with us all.
Marlene Chung- Vice Chair
MWMC LBA/Search Committee
Scripture: John 14:6
Sermon: “E-Life To An I-World”
Speaker: Dr. Philip Farrell
The Next Week at MWMC
Sun Sept. 27 @11am
Tue Sept. 29 @ 7:15pm
Wed Sept. 30 @ 7:00pm
Sun Oct. 4 @ 9:30am
Last Sunday Statistics
Virtual (Viewing) Attendance: 70
Church Attendance: 49
Offering (Online & Physical): $9187
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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