Personal Worship

PRAYER & PRAISE

Please remember the following in your prayer time
(* denotes an update)  

HEALING PRAYER

In the southwest corner of the sanctuary, there will be individuals from our church who will be ready to pray with you at the conclusion of the 9 a.m. service and just prior to the 11 a.m. service.
"Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you."

OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS

are with Pastor Richard and his family during his leave from MCBC. Pray that he will be refreshed and renewed in this season.

*FROM PASTOR STEVE

Last weekend, over 34 youth, young adults, and leaders participated in the all-nighter at Laser Quest. Thank you for your prayers!

OUR PEOPLE

*JIANNE S (9 yrs) - surgery booked for this Wednesday (March 25th) at Sick Kids for adenoids to be removed (again). 
*DONNA L - suffered a mild heart attack on March 5th. An angioplasty was performed for two blockages and surgery is booked for April 15 for an artery that is 100% blocked.
AUDREY G
 - The test results have shown some very small cancerous nodules on the lung that have been caught early. The best course of action is hormone pills to prevent any further growth. We ask for the Lord's hand and healing in this situation.
YOLANDA F - now at home. Treatment for cancer is discontinued.
JACK M - health issues.
YVONNE S - health issues.
FRANK B - health issues.
ORIELLE (Rose F's niece; 15 yrs) - recently had surgery for cancer and is now receiving chemotherapy. Also, Rose's sister, AGUEDA, doing well following a knee fracture.
EMILIO A (Norie M's father) - dealing with cancer.

NORMAN W (Art's brother) - respiratory issues. 
IVY R - health issues.
DOROTHY M - health issues.

MYRTLE J - health issues including Parkinson's disease and sciatic nerve pain.
BRENDA M - osteoarthritis.
TRISTEN S (Edith M's sister's grandson) - leukemia. You can check out his journey on YouTube: "Tristen Silva - My Journey".
CHRISTOPHER (Wanda M's great-grandson) - health issues.
LINDA F – Multiple Sclerosis.
JOEL F - asks for prayers for his nephew (Joseph) who is struggling through a difficult time in his spiritual life.
LANRICK B - health issues.
EILEEN B - health issues.
JOSEPHINE S - health issues. 
PETER P - Parkinson's Disease.
JOZIE B - Parkinson's Disease.
JOSEPH (Roselle R's uncle) - diagnosed with lung cancer. Please pray for all the family that they will come to trust Jesus and His peace.
OBI A (former member of MCBC) - Please pray that the Lord will open the door for his wife and baby girl in Nigeria to join him here in Canada.
FELIPE (Harold & Luz S's nephew) - pray for protection from guerillas in Colombia who are attempting to seize his land in the countryside. 

SHUT INS

LAURA B - health issues; at Yee Hong Centre, Mississauga
*PRINCESS B - health issues
SAM K - at Holland Christian Homes, Brampton
FRAN M - at home
VI S – at Parkview Home, Stouffville
BILL & REITTA S – at home

MISSIONS / MISSIONARIES

LOCAL

MATTHEW HOUSE (Toronto) – Anne W
THE OASIS DUFFERIN COMMUNITY CENTRE (Toronto)
 - Erika A
THE OPEN DOOR (at Square One) - Lynne C
THE SCOTT MISSION (Toronto) – Garry L
TORONTO BAPTIST MINISTRIES - Pastor Dave R, Church Network Coordinator
SOUTH ASIAN WELCOME CENTRE (Brampton)
TC3 (The Toronto Children's Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company) – Rev. Denise G

OTHER CHURCHES

PASTOR PETER AND OLGA R - Slavic Christian Church
Доргой друг! Если сегодня Вы не
безразличны к своей судьбе и судьбе вашей
семьи, если ищете и желаете знать правду о
цели и смысле жизни, о Боге и Его законе, о
жизни после смерти и о вечном суде, если
хотите жить полноценной жизнью, иметь
совершенную радость и быть свободным от
страха, мы приглашаем Вас и вашу семью на
наши богослужения, которые проходят
каждое воскресенье с
1:00 дня по вышеуказанному адресу.
PASTOR PETER AND JEMIMA P - Cornerstone Asian Church
We welcome you to Cornerstone Asian Church
and challenge you to let the awesome power of
Jesus Christ be made personally known to you
today! We hope you would receive blessing
through our praise & worship.  We worship in
Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi. Our fellowship is
centered around our relationship with Jesus
Christ. The ministry of our Church is to serve
God by serving our community and by helping
people grow both spiritually and socially.
PASTOR ANDREW S - Polish Baptist Church (meets at Renforth Baptist Church)
PASTOR ERROL J - Shiloh Baptist Church (Toronto)
NEIGHBOURING CHURCHES - Mississauga & GTA 

NATIONAL

CANADIAN BAPTISTS OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC (CBOQ)
UNION OF FRENCH BAPTIST CHURCHES IN CANADA

INTERNATIONAL

CANADIAN BAPTIST MINISTRIESwww.cbmin.org
     Our CBM Partners in Mission:
          Kenya - Wayne & Maureen M - http://morgansinkenya.blogspot.ca
          The Netherlands – Rupen & Mamta D - http://dasnews.wordpress.com
     CBM Prayerline:
          *GLOBAL - Sunday is World Water Day. Praise God for fresh, clean water. Pray for wise and fair use of this most precious, vital resource for health and life. Remember the millions who still lack access to safe, clean water; and the women and children who spend up to a quarter of their day collecting water for their families. Water is an important part of CBM's food-related development projects. Give online today to support these initiatives.
          *CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - There is continuing crisis in the Central African Republic after nearly three years of violent conflict. Large numbers of people have fled homes and villages. CBM has responded with assistance in trauma counseling, peacebuilding activities, and emergency relief to meet basic needs for water, sanitation and hygiene. Pray for a peaceful resolution and God's comfort for all those impacted. Remember other regions of unrest in the world. May God's peace and justice prevail throughout the world. 
SAMARITAN'S PURSE - Doug and Beulah A. Doug is a team leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO WORK IN CHINA WITH ORPHANS - It has been reported through Morning Star Family Home that China is developing a new law that forbids foreigners from working with Chinese children. Pray that God's will would be done in this country where these precious children are concerned.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Check www.persecution.net for weekly updates of ‘The Persecution & Prayer Alert – The Voice of the Martyrs’.

PRAYER WARRIORS NETWORK – Art & Antonia W (Monthly updates available on Mission Board in foyer.)
     MEXICO – Guerrero state is where the 42 students were executed recently on orders of the state governor. Father G, a Catholic priest, was abducted and murdered by the same drug-trafficking gang who are alleged to have murdered the students. Pray that the Lord will use his death for something good.

This is the plea of persecuted Christians around the world. Today around the world over 200 million are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. Each year, Canadians join with Christians in over 130 countries to stand in prayer with our suffering sisters and brothers for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).

Persecuted Church – Did you know?

An estimated 100 million Christians are murdered, assaulted, raped, tortured, beaten, abducted, forced to flee as internal, and external refugees.
Many Christians are forced to be secret believers, unable to declare their faith openly, and cannot get help from churches because their presence will jeopardize the safety of churches.
Persecution is growing and expanding in Africa, Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela and Peru.
Christian radio stations like Trans World Radio, HCJB Global Radio, and Far Eastern Broadcasting Association beam into persecuting areas to encourage secret believers.
Persecuted Christians face job discrimination, and lose educational opportunities.

Prayer Paths For MCBC

Calling our people to greater involvement in prayer
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14

5 PATHS TO A RICHER PRAYER LIFE FOR MCBC

Path #1
Join the Power Hour every Thursday from 12 noon – 1 p.m. WHEREVER you are, take some time to pray.
Path #2
Join the Pre-service Prayer Time Sundays.
Path #3
Join a Prayer Chain… for urgent prayer needs e-mail Ruth at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be added to the E-mail Prayer Chain.
Call Lela Nadar at 905-276-2259 to be added to a Phone Prayer Chain.
Path #4
Join in prayer with your Cell/Care Group in your regular meeting time.
Path #5
Join the Healing Prayer Ministry Team.

This is the plea of persecuted Christians around the world. Today around the world over 200 million are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. Each year, Canadians join with Christians in over 130 countries to stand in prayer with our suffering sisters and brothers for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).