Proclaiming the Good News

Bulletin

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:45 am

Prelude                                                                                                            Instrumental Ensemble

Welcome/Announcements Pastor Jordan

Hymn #124 – Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Duet – O Rest In the Lord                                                                          Ruth Lange & Jim Barber

Hymn #132 – Angels We Have Heard on High

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 9:1-7                                                                                       Jan Wiebe

Offertory Hymn #151 – Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Please remain seated until the final verse when children age 3 to grade 6 are dismissed to Sunday School and infants to age 3 to supervised nursery.

Pastoral Prayer:                                                                                     Living Bible Explorers (LBE)

Scripture Reading – Philippians 2:1-11

Sermon – Made In the Likeness of Men                                                            Pastor Jim Barber

Hymn #127 – Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

Benediction – 2 Corinthians 13:14

A LARGE PRINT version of this bulletin is available along with enlarged copies of the hymns. Ask an usher for a copy.

Faith Bible Church – Proclaiming Salvation By Grace Alone,
Through Faith Alone, In Christ Alone, On the Authority of Scripture Alone, For the Glory of God Alone.

Israel 2020
May 4-14 with Jim and Charlene Barber – see brochures at entryway counter.

Announcements

Dec. 14                      Youth Bible Study
Dec. 24                      Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (7:00pm)
Jan. 5                         The Lord’s Supper
Jan. 12                       Evening Service with pulpit guest Peter Buhler (6:00pm)

Sunday Schedule
Sundays 9:15am – Prayer in Pastor Jim’s office
9:30am – Adult Sunday School
10:45am – Morning Worship – supervised nursery and kids Sunday School during second half of service
6:00 pm Evening Service (2nd & last Sunday of the month)

Our Daily Bread
The December, January and February regular (pocket) sized edition of this daily devotional is available for pick up from the entryway counter. Free! Take and USE IT!

Pre-Service Carol Sing
Next Sunday, December 15 from 10:30-10:45 am you will have the opportunity to select the carols we sing from our hymnal. Be sure to come 15 minutes ahead of our usual service start time.

Additional Cleaning Help
We have a six week cleaning rotation for 600 Minto. Three individuals volunteer to clean one week each in this period. The other three weeks of the six are cleaned by paid help. For the next few months one of our volunteer cleaners is needing to focus on other duties and must pull away from her once every six week cleaning work. Is there anyone who would wish to take this on for a six month term? Please speak with either Anna Wollmann or Pastor Jim.

Year End Giving
As we move towards the conclusion of 2019 many take a moment to ensure their giving to Faith Bible Church and other charitable work is what they wish it to be before 2020 arrives and a new tax year is upon us. Amid many strong appeals please be reminded of the importance of your faithful giving in your home church which permits us to advance ministry locally as well as through our mission partners. Thank you for your continued generosity.

Christmas Eve Service
A one hour candlelight service will be held at 7:00 pm on Dec. 24. Join us for your favourite readings and carols. Bring your Christmas guests with you!

Upcoming Youth Event
The youth went caroling at Calvary Place Personal Care Home this past Friday. The next youth and young adults event will be a continuation of their Bible Study on “The Message of Jesus” at 7:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 14th. This will be the last youth event before the New Year, and then youth will resume as normal, with Bible studies and special events rotating on a twice per month basis.

Adult Sunday School
Thor Kvist concluded a shared series this morning as he taught from 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:19. For the next two Sundays Pastor Jordan and Laurie Barth will teach on “The Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus Fulfilled.” Share in the blessing every Sunday morning at 9:30.

Christmas Potluck
A wonderful time of food and fellowship was held last Sunday evening here at 600 Minto St. Our sincere thanks to Anna Wollmann AND ALL her crew who prepared, served and cleaned up.

Christmas Decorations
Our thanks to Pauline & Paul Hillis and Betty Wieler for the beautiful Christmas decorations we are enjoying.

Faith To Live By Calendars
Free FTLB calendars are now available from the entryway counter. Take an extra to introduce someone to the TV and radio work of Faith to Live By and Hearts to Believe.

6:00@600
During December our evening services take a break but will resume in January. Keep in mind, as a general rule, the second and last Sunday of each month. We look forward to our next Sunday evening gathering on January 12 when Peter Buhler, Executive Director of the new Winnipeg Campus of Millar College of the Bible, will be our pulpit guest and will give an update on developments toward the opening of the Winnipeg Campus in September 2020.

Union Gospel Mission Updates
Here are a couple excerpts from the UGM’s most recent “Voices from the Street.” Full copies of this quarterly update are available from the entryway counter.
Very Soon It Will Be Christmas Day
By Gilbert Plante, Family Ministries Manager
Matthew 1:21 (NKJV) “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Silver bells, silver bells, It’s Christmas time in the city. Ring-a-ling, (ring-a-ling) hear them ring (ting-a-ling), soon it will be Christmas day.

This popular Christmas song is meant to uplift our spirits during the holiday season. The song talks about busy sidewalks, children laughing, blinking lights and a joyous time of year. The song may be cute; however, the Christmas season in the inner-city is far from that in reality. This is one of the hardest times to do home visits. Individuals are weighed down with the extra pressures of having to purchase what the world is telling them they need. The world tells them they need the latest and most expensive gadgets, when what they really need are the words of eternal life!! It’s difficult to get across.

Matthew 6:33 – “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
How do you tell a child that has been raised on potato chips and pop that they desperately need the Bread of Life to nourish them? I do many home visits during this time of year and I always start with fervent prayer. I understand I’m not going to achieve anything in my own strength, but only through the Spirit of God that dwells in us, will we be successful. During this Christmas season, please take the time to pray for the less fortunate in the inner-city. Pray that the Lord opens doors for home visits that perhaps have not been opened in the past. Pray for us to be His hands and feet in a very dark part of Winnipeg!

Adopt-A-Student at Faith Academy for $50/month or $600/year

Men’s Addictions – New Life in Christ Recovery Program
Asking for help – A Resident’s Testimony – As told to Carel Cloete, Chaplain
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” – 1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV)
Growing up in BC, both my mother and step father were alcoholics. On the weekends their drinking would intensify and lead to long and prolonged arguments. After one such argument, my mother packed a bag and left on a bus to Winnipeg where her sister lived.

After a few weeks, it was apparent that my mother did not plan on coming back to BC. One Saturday after a few drinks, my father loaded my brother and I in his car and told us we were coming to Winnipeg. After arriving in Winnipeg, my father left me with my mother who was living behind the Main Street Hotels in low rental housing at the time.

At 15 years old I was regularly buying my mother’s beer for her and at sixteen I left home to support myself and worked in a furniture factory. At 18, I started working in rough and seedy bars. I was in an alcohol and drug induced haze most weekends and was often violent. I continued to work hard, trying to make a good life for myself, but my weekends were always filled with excessive drinking. I eventually settled down with my future wife, had two children and a good life.

A murder in our family changed everything. The stress of our situation led to a separation and then divorce. My stable happy life began to slip away from me, leading to depression and alcohol abuse. After trying on my own to pick up the pieces and put it all back together and not getting anywhere, I realized I needed God’s help and met with the chaplain at Union Gospel Mission. Asking for help was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I was welcomed into the men’s recovery program at Union Gospel Mission and into the world of Jesus Christ.

With the support of the chaplains and the staff at Union Gospel Mission, I know that I am becoming the successful, sober person that God has intended. 1 Peter 5:8 has become my favourite verse: “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

New Life In Christ: $100/month or $1,200/year

Service Opportunity
On January 1 the Union Gospel Mission is serving their annual Community Christmas Dinner. They are looking for 15 more volunteers to help serve the delicious turkey dinner as well as some help with supplying the food. Service time slots are either 9:00am to 12:30pm or from 10:30am to 2:30pm. The food that they particularly need donated is: turkey, potatoes, mixed veggies, pies and juice. For more information on volunteering or to sign up, call (204) 943-9904 ext 226 or email volunteer@gospelmission.ca
Or if you would like to help supply some of the food, all food items can be dropped off at 320 Princess St.

Christmas Gift Bags
Each year during UGM’s Community Christmas Dinner, the guests are each blessed with a gift. Can you help? They are looking for 400 more gift bags: 200 for men, 150 for ladies, and 50 for children. These can be dropped off at 320 Princess St. For more information go to: www.gospelmission.ca/did-you-know/298-christmas-gift-bags

Pastor Jim’s Pen Dec. 8, 2019

I am intrigued by what are called “Barn Finds.” It is often an old car but it may be something completely different – possibly something very different indeed! For years “it” was tucked away under increasing layers of dust and clutter. It was thought to be of value and so was not discarded but, with the best of intentions, was sheltered for the happy day when it would be used again. Perhaps the item was never forgotten by the owner. But some of the most fabulous “finds” have been those which were utterly forgotten and which are, consequently, a complete surprise. It may be just one car, one piece of machinery or one rare historic treasure. Or it may be a huge barn or quonset hut jammed full of incredible beauties parked bumper to bumper awaiting the day when the sunlight shines on them again!

I read in Luke 2 of the Barn Find which far surpasses all other barn finds. Some shepherds outside of Bethlehem were tending their flocks when an angel appeared and the glory of the Lord shone about them. Sheer terror was the natural response. But a word of comfort is given in “Fear not!” And directions are also provided as to how they might locate the greatest treasure which ever was to be found where animals were kept.

“And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.” Luke 2:16

There are many things which this world fusses over and becomes excited about – for a moment or two. But in the manger of Bethlehem is found the Gift of God, the Lamb of God, the Son of God who has come that we might be saved from our sins and have life abundant and free. Now there’s something to be genuinely and eternally excited about!

Hear FAITH BIBLE CHURCH each Sunday evening:
7:00 pm in Manitoba on CFAM (Altona), CHSM (or “AM1250” Steinbach), CJRB (Boissevain).
8:00 pm in Saskatchewan on CKSW (Swift Current) and CJSN (Shaunavon).
7:00 pm in Alberta on CHRB (High River, AB).

Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg

600 Minto St., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 2R1
(204) 333-2486 – faithbiblechurch.ca
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Jim Barber (Pastor): jim@faithbiblechurch.ca
Andrea Whiteside (Admin. Assistant): andrea@faithbiblechurch.ca
Jordan Lange (Pastoral Intern): jordan@faithbiblechurch.ca

 

 

Faith Bible Church

Communion Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

Prelude                                                                                                                            FBC Orchestra
Come, Thou Long Expected King – Joy to the World!
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – O Little Town of Bethlehem
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly – Adoration – O Come, All Ye Faithful

Welcome/Announcements                                                                                        Paul Wollmann

Hymn #145 – O Come, All Ye Faithful

Choir – The Coming of the Lord

Hymn #125 – Joy to the World!

Scripture Reading – Genesis 3:1-15, Deuteronomy 18:15-19                                    Betty Wieler

Choir – Every Valley

Offertory Hymn #133 – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Please remain seated until the final verse when children age 3 to grade 6 are dismissed to Sunday School and infants to age 3 to supervised nursery.

Pastoral Prayer:                                                                   Northern Canada Evangelical Mission

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 7:10-16, 11:1-5; Micah 5:2, 4

Sermon – The Law and The Prophets                                                                Pastor Jim Barber

Hymn #193 – Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (verses 1-3)

The Lord’s Supper

Hymn #193 – Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (verse 4)

Benediction –

A LARGE PRINT version of this bulletin is available along with enlarged copies of the hymns. Ask an usher for a copy.

Faith Bible Church – Proclaiming Salvation By Grace Alone,
Through Faith Alone, In Christ Alone, On the Authority of Scripture Alone, For the Glory of God Alone.

Announcements

Dec. 1                              Christmas Potluck (5:00pm)
Dec. 6                              Youth Caroling at Calvary Place
Dec. 14                            Youth Bible Study
Jan. 12                             Evening Service with pulpit guest Peter Buhler (6:00pm)

Sunday Schedule
Sundays 9:15am – Prayer in Pastor Jim’s office
9:30am – Adult Sunday School
10:45am – Morning Worship – supervised nursery and kids Sunday School during second half of service
6:00 pm Evening Service (2nd & last Sunday of the month)

Adult Sunday School
The current study is through 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Bruce Hinton taught this morning from 2 Thess. 2:1-12. Next Sunday Thor Kvist concludes this shared series as he teaches from 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:19. Read ahead and share in the blessing every Sunday morning at 9:30.

The Lord’s Supper
At the conclusion this morning’s service, we will share in the Lord’s Supper. Participation is open to all who have confessed Jesus as Lord and who are seeking to faithfully and obediently walk as His disciple. As the servers pass the bread and the cups along the rows, please take a portion and hold onto it until all have been served. We will then eat the bread and drink the cup together and remember our Lord’s broken body and shed blood. If you are not a follower of Jesus Christ, please do not eat of the bread or drink the cup, but do stay with us as an observer.

Our Daily Bread
The December, January and February regular (pocket) sized edition of this daily devotional is available for pick up from the entryway counter. Free! Take and USE IT!

Christmas Potluck
Our annual Christmas Potluck is TONIGHT at 5:00 pm! We ask surnames beginning with A-L bring a (generous sized) dessert, and surnames beginning with M-Z bring a (generous sized) salad. If you have not yet signed up, please speak to Anna Wollmann. We would be happy to have you come too!

Faith To Live By Calendars
Free FTLB calendars are now available from the entryway counter. Take an extra to introduce someone to the TV and radio work of Faith to Live By and Hearts to Believe.

Additional Cleaning Help
We have a six week cleaning rotation for 600 Minto. Three individuals volunteer to clean one week each in this period. The other three weeks of the six are cleaned by paid help. For the next few months one of our volunteer cleaners is needing to focus on other duties and must pull away from her once every six week cleaning work. Is there anyone who would wish to take this on for a six month term? Please speak with either Anna Wollmann or Pastor Jim.

6:00@600
During December our evening services take a break but will resume in January. Keep in mind, as a general rule, the second and last Sunday of each month. We look forward to our next Sunday evening gathering on January 12 when Peter Buhler, Executive Director of the new Winnipeg Campus of Millar College of the Bible, will be our pulpit guest and will give an update on developments toward the opening of the Winnipeg Campus in September 2020.

Service Opportunity
The Union Gospel Mission is looking for 25 volunteers to help serve a Community Christmas Dinner on Jan. 1. Service time slots are either 9:00am to 12:30pm or from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Call (204) 943-9904 ext 226 or email volunteer@gospelmission.ca for more info or to sign up.

Upcoming Youth Event
The next youth event is caroling at Calvary Place Personal Care Home this Friday, December 6 at 7:00pm. Speak to Pastor Jordan for more info. Following that event, there will be a Bible Study on Saturday, December 14.

Israel 2020
May 4-14 with Jim and Charlene Barber – see brochures at entryway counter.

Hear FAITH BIBLE CHURCH each Sunday evening:
7:00 pm in Manitoba on CFAM (Altona), CHSM (or “AM1250” Steinbach), CJRB (Boissevain).
8:00 pm in Saskatchewan on CKSW (Swift Current) and CJSN (Shaunavon).
7:00 pm in Alberta on CHRB (High River, AB).

Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg

600 Minto St., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 2R1
(204) 333-2486 – faithbiblechurch.ca
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Jim Barber (Pastor): jim@faithbiblechurch.ca
Andrea Whiteside (Admin. Assistant): andrea@faithbiblechurch.ca
Jordan Lange (Pastoral Intern): jordan@faithbiblechurch.ca