Sunday, 5 April 2020

【棄】受苦節 默想崇拜

受苦節 默想崇拜【棄】的默想資料,將於4月9日於此上載,請會眾屆時下載,並在4月10日受苦節當天預留1至2小時,在家中進行默想。

早期教會的基督徒以最虔敬的心,紀念主受難與復活的日子。此後,這就成為教會的傳統,即用悔罪與禁食,作為一個預備的節期。大齋節期在歷史上也是為那些即將受洗皈依基督的人,提供一段預備的時間;並給那些因犯罪而與教會隔絕的人,一次懺悔與復和的機會,藉此回歸教會的團契。因此,全體會眾必須牢記我們救主在福音中所宣告寬恕與赦罪的信息,信心長進,敬虔事主。

耶穌受難節是大齋節期的高潮,紀念基督被釘十字架。 在這一天,我們與基督的受死與埋葬禮聯合。 在這一天,我們與基督一起經歷他被離棄的痛苦。

因此,我們邀請您,通過祈禱、禁食與克己,並藉著查考聖經和默想上帝的聖言,來守這受苦節。

大時代的安靜恩典:路得記與以斯帖記品讀

【西區浸信會 成人信徒教育課程】
甚麼是大時代?或許我們要從過去了的日子中,回望歷史時,才能認出時代的大。但活在大時代中的人,也還不是一樣,日出而作,日入而息。面對生活的挑戰,管他甚麼大時代,在面前的困難才是最為真實。
真的只有看得見的困難才是真實嗎?看不見的恩典,難道不也同樣真實嗎?
神的工作,不只是開山劈石,風雷雨電,地動山搖;神也默默地施恩,在平凡的生活中幫助平凡的人。沒有火焰中的荊棘,沒有煙雲中飛翔的天使,神仍然是同樣的真實。
路得記和以斯帖記,兩個在大時代中的平凡女子,靜靜地經歷神的故事。
第一課: https://vimeo.com/398126258
第二課: https://vimeo.com/398116992
第三課: https://vimeo.com/398118767
第四課: https://vimeo.com/400813085
第五課: https://vimeo.com/401135913
因疫情教會暫停聚會期間,新的課堂會在每主日早上上載,並不設密碼。當教會恢復聚會時就會重設密碼。
Recorded at Westside Baptist Church from March to May 2020.

2020年4-6月份 週報

2020-04-05

Saturday, 4 April 2020

中文堂祈禱會

在抗疫期間,中文堂祈禱會由4月8日起將改為每週三晚7時至8時透過Zoom視像會議舉行,歡迎所有會眾參加,以禱告作爭戰。請使用以下結連資料:

https://zoom.us/j/938204079

Meeting ID: 938 204 079
無須密碼,但請使用能容易辨認你身份的自稱,否則當主持人認不出你的名字時,將不獲准進入視像會議。

若你不懂使用Zoom視像會議程式,可以觀看以下教學視頻:

4月5日 主日崇拜 結連

Friday, 3 April 2020

AN OPEN LETTER TO CANADIAN BAPTISTS

“FOLLOW THE ARK, FOR WE HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS WAY BEFORE” Joshua 3:4

This is a time of fear and uncertainty, never before experienced within our lifetime. An unprecedented time for most of us, yes, but not for the Church. While for most Canadians this may be our first experience with a pandemic, as the Church, we’ve been through this — and worse — before. God has always led us through. The Lord is faithful to do it again.

When the people of Israel stood on the banks of the Jordan, the future was nothing if not uncertain. But what did God ask of them? Follow the Ark of the Covenant — the symbol of God’s eternal promise — and proceed with confidence. God will go before us.

We leaders of the Canadian Baptist family are standing alongside you, your families, churches and local communities. Like you, our lives and families have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainly it brings. You reached out to us for guidance, insight and hope. You asked us how to care for those at risk, both locally and globally. Hard questions about the viability of our churches have been put before us. Know that we hear you and are doing everything possible to support you through this time.

Recently we met (virtually) to share and pray for each other’s churches, pastors, missionaries and organizations. We committed to praying for the whole Canadian Baptist family, and to making ourselves available to offer guidance and direction. Now, we call you to join us in prayer and to continue living generous, hope-filled lives even during this disruptive and difficult time.

This crisis may be the greatest challenge we will ever face as Canadian Baptists, but it may also be our defining moment. How we come together and mobilize as God’s people in the midst of this current crisis may set the course for the future of our denomination. Now is the time to proceed with the shared confidence that comes from knowing God goes before us and his mercies never fail.

Today, we invite you to join us in three acts of faithful discipleship:
  1. Stand united in worship and intercession. Pray fervently for our Canadian Baptist family and all our ministries, including churches, camps, women’s groups, schools, senior’s homes and mission initiatives both local and global. As Canadian Baptists, we affirm his sovereign lordship over all creation and choose to place our total trust in him alone for all the activities we undertake.
  2. Continue to support your church. Many churches will encounter dire consequences without the ongoing financial support of their regular attendees. Find out how to continue giving your tithes and offerings even when church services are suspended.
  3. Care for the most vulnerable. Who are the elderly and recent refugees in your local community? Who are the poor and marginalized in our world who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic? Ask how you can continue to safely minster to those in greatest need.
While the world may have ground to a halt, we need you to be active in praying, giving and caring. None of us have experienced this before, but as his Church, may we continue to live out the Easter hope of Christ’s resurrection and new life.

Shalom,
Sylvia Hagerman | Interim Executive Director, Atlantic Baptist Women
Diane McBeth | Executive Director, Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec
Tim McCoy | Executive Minister, Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec
Rob Ogilvie | Executive Minister, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada
Peter Reid | Executive Minister, Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada
David Rowley | General Secretary, Union d’Eglises Baptistes Francophones du Canada
Terry Smith | Executive Director, Canadian Baptist Ministries




Sunday, 29 March 2020

疫情期間 奉獻方法

疫情期間有關奉獻安排:
1) 歡迎郵寄支票到辦公室。
2) 歡迎E-transfer 奉獻至電郵 westsidebaptistoffering@gmail.com
現時取消現金奉獻,直至另行通知。

2020年1-3月 週報

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3月29日 主日崇拜 結連