Pastor Joe on Sabbatical
April 22-June 27
Please pray for a time of rest and renewal as Pastor Joe steps away from our congregation for a 10-week sabbatical. God has blessed our congregation these past 14 years with the leadership and care of Pastor Joe. Let’s take this time to bless our Pastor with our prayers and this time of renewal.
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Though the OOTC program is finished for this winter, please keep our friends and guests in prayer as they transition to a new season. Pray for their health, safety; for access to support and resources; for good friendships along the way; for opportunities for work and affordable housing.
Pray for those who have joined the Alpha program and for those who will be serving in this ministry. Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead us in meaningful conversations with receptive hearts and for the Gospel to take root in our lives.
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We continue to pray for HSC as they move to a new location (north Etobicoke) closer to their members. They ask prayer for wisdom and new plans, for a van for transportation and equipment as they start in a new place. Pray also for the 3 new refugee families arriving in the next few weeks, for newcomer families who have arrived this past year to Canada and the church members who walk with them as they settle into their new home.
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.
We pray for the Dali family (Aftinous, Solange, Aboud, Maral, Aftinious and Solanj) who have sought refuge from the Syrian civil war and are currently finding it very difficult to live in Lebanon. We pray for the team and process as they seek next steps with a Share Agreement Holder for sponsorship. We also pray for our congregation as we journey together with the Dali family - that we would continue the process in faith, wisdom, discernment, compassion and Christ's love.
Rev. Sukhyon Peter Han, who has served as senior minister of VCC, will be retiring after 30 years of ministry. The church has begun the process of searching for a minister. Pray for the search process as the interim moderator (Rev. Lim from Galilee Presbyterian Church) works together with our VCC Session (elders) to determine the method and procedure to search for the next lead minister. Let's pray together for God's will and grace to be revealed through the process of searching and inviting the minister. We also pray for discernment, wisdom and a healthy transitions as we prepare for this next season of our church life.