Worship

Praise

Call to Worship
Praise

Renewal

Confession & Assurance
Announcements
Congregational Prayer - Alice Jeon
Scripture Reading Exodus 17:10-13 - Joe Lai
Sermon Called to Serve Together - Claudia Escobar

Commitment

Response: Praise & Offering
Closing Prayer

announcements

World Vision Sunday

Happy Thanksgiving! Every Thanksgiving we celebrate our partnership with World Vision in Lomas, Bolivia. This year we are privileged to be joined by Claudia Escobar and Wilfredo Benavides - two key leaders with World Vision Bolivia who know and work with the community of Lomas intimately. Rev. Jason Moffat from World Vision Canada is also joining us this weekend. Thank you all for being here with us today!

Thanksgiving Special Offering

Sunday, October 13

Every Thanksgiving, we take time to remember our long-term partnership with Bolivia and World Vision. This year, two special guests are visiting from Bolivia! Any special offering given in the Thanksgiving envelope (green) will be dedicated to our commitment towards the WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) program in Lomas, Bolivia.

Update: Calling Reverend Dr. Young Min Koh

The Presbytery has approved the call of Rev. Koh as VCC's senior minister and he begins serving today. Rev. Han and Rev. Koh will serve together from October-to December as a transition period and Rev. Han's retirement service will be on December 29. Please continue to pray in this season of transition.

Finance

Those looking for 2019 offering envelopes or interested in EMT or pre-authorized debit please speak with Charles Park following service. Etransfers through give@vccem.com.

Gym Nights

First Sunday of Each Month, 3:30-6:00 PM

Our next gym night is November 3, 3:30-6 PM. The purpose of this is to have a time of inter-generational fellowship within our EM congregation through sports. Please check the Facebook group for updates.

Weekly Lunch Fellowship

Please stay for fellowship over lunch provided by church members who are celebrating and giving thanks with our community.

Please be sure to pick up your lunch before 12:30 PM as the kitchen will be closed from 12:30-1 PM to prepare for the next rotation of lunch. As always, lunch is complimentary, provided by generous members of our church.

As always, lunch is complimentary, provided by generous members of our church. If you would like to contribute to lunch this year, please speak with Elder Dae Kang for more information.

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12to1

Hey college-aged students! 12to1 is on! We will be going through the Alpha program together, so grab your lunch in the gym and join us upstairs after service.

Membership Class

October 26, 9:30-12 PM

Are you ready to take the next step into the VCC community - to make this your church, to grow, to serve? Come join us for the next membership class and find out who we are and what we're about. Sign up with P. Joe/Angie.

OOTC Organizing Team

We are looking for those who are interested in joining the Out of the Cold organizing team to help lead our church in this ministry. The OOTC season will be on Tuesdays, November 26 to January 21. Speak with Alyssa Park (park.alyssa13@gmail.com) for more details.

UPDATE: Dali Family

This year, we heard a calling to support the Dali Family – a refugee family in need – in finding refuge and a home in Canada. City of Refugee has agreed to be our SAHs (Sponsorship Agreement Holder) for the refugee sponsorship process. Please continue to pray for the government applications and the family's process in preparing for their interview with the Canadian Embassy on October 3. The Dali family may arrive as soon as Spring 2020. We invite our congregation to be a part of helping to welcome the soon-to-be-newcomer family by volunteering with tasks as lead by the settlement team.

CEM Volunteers

With the growing number of children in the Sunday worship at 10:30 AM, we are in need of 3 volunteers each week to serve with Rev. Khang, worship with the children and facilitate small group discussion. A sign-up sheet is on the back table. Please speak with Kathy Kim (kathykim98@yahoo.com) for more info.

CM Leadership

Are you interested in shaping the college ministry, blessing your fellow CM members and growing in your leadership development? We are looking for school-year leaders to serve. Speak with Daniel Lee or P. Angie for more info!

AV Volunteers

Are you looking for a way to serve during worship but be behind-the-scenes? We are looking for volunteers to help with the slide presentations during service. Training is included! Speak with Andrew Yang or Jason Kim for more details or to sign up.

Snack Volunteers

Every Sunday, snacks and coffee are available at the back. Thank you to those who have already generously contributed. We are creating our new schedule for the season. Currently, all spots are open for the next few months. If you would like to sign up, there is a clipboard at the back table. Thank you!

Welcome Ministry

Welcome people with a smile, hand-out bulletins, collect offering, help people to a seat. All the little things that make our Sundays go. Sign up with Elder Dae.

Home Group

Home Groups is a great way to move into a community of faith. Following Jesus is always good, always worth it, but we all know it’s hard to do alone. We all need people to encourage us along in faith and people need you too! Home groups are regular gatherings of 6-12 people in locations around the city for 3 months, followed by a month break. Please contact Hamin Lee or Pastor Joe for more info.

College Ministry - mid-week (more info to follow)
Single/Career - 3 locations (Downtown, North York, VCC), mid-week, bi-weekly
30+ Men's & Women's - Fridays, bi-weekly
30+ Mixed - 3 locations (905, 416 Mid-town, Etobcoke), bi-weekly

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The Vine Daily Devotion

thevine@vccem.com

For those who are subscribed to The Vine daily devotion email, it will be on hiatus. Look for an email with links and options on how you can continue your daily worship.

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Post Summer Missions

Though we may not be present on the mission field anymore, our prayers are powerful in seeing God's kingdom come. Let's continue to pray for the local leaders, missionaries and communities of Ahousaht First Nations Reserve (BC), Haiti, Flemingdon Park (Toronto), Honduras, Nicaragua, White Dog First Nations Reserve (ON).

Holy Spirit Church

We continue to pray for HSC as they move to a new location closer to their members. They ask prayer for wisdom as they start in a new place. Pray also for the new refugee families who have arrived this past year and the church members who walk with them as they settle into their new home.

Lomas, Bolivia

We pray for the leaders and members of Lomas who are working hard to see their community grow in sustainability. We pray for the health and protection of the children, for youth to have vision and hope, for parents who work hard to support their families, for the World Vision staff who serve in Christ's love. 

Dali Family

Praise Be to God! The Dali Family has been booked for an interview at the Canadian embassy in Lebanon on October 3. Please continue to pray for the government applications and the family's preparation. We can expect the family as soon as 6 months from now! We continue to ask our congregation to prayerfully consider joining us in welcoming the family to the #TrueNorth.

VCC Transitions

As Reverend Sukhyon Peter Han retires after 30 years of ministry at VCC, the church has called the Reverend Dr. Young Min Koh as the senior minister. Please continue to pray through the transition process for God's will and grace to be revealed and for all needed preparations to be completed in His wisdom.