PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following in your prayer time
(* denotes an update)
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.
CAROLINE V - having some difficulties with pregnancy (first child). Doctors have issued bed rest at home for now.
*JOY M - conditions are improving with pregnancy (first child due January). Doctors are now allowing less bed rest.
AMY P - recovering well from successful back surgery for scoliosis.
LAURA B - health issues.
LORRAINE H - health issues.
NORRIE M - Norrie underwent a stem cell transplant earlier in the month. Please continue to pray as the first 100 days after the transplant is the most crucial period of healing. Norrie has been experiencing some difficulty and is very weak.
GLADYS S - health issues.
PHILLIP R (brother-in-law of Rose F) - recovering from recent heart surgery.
JACK M - health issues.
YOLANDA F - treatment for cancer has been discontinued. Waiting for next steps in her journey.
NORMAN W - Please pray for Art's brother who has had a cough for 2 years now. The doctors have been unable to diagnose this worsening condition. Norman sees a respiratory specialist in January.
IVY R - treatment of ongoing health issues.
DOROTHY M - health issues.
SUSAN B (Frank and Edith's daughter-in-law) - tests results show no more signs of cancer. Praise God!
AUDREY G (Grace V's mom) - health issues.
JOSEPH (Roselle R's uncle) - diagnosed with lung cancer. Please pray for all the family that they will come to trust Jesus and find His peace.
IRENE (Ruth B's sister-in-law) - Pray for the Lord's healing touch for Irene and His peace for the family.
MYRTLE J - health issues including Parkinson's disease and sciatic nerve pain.
BRENDA M - osteoarthritis.
FELIPE (Harold & Luz S's nephew) - pray for protection from guerillas in Colombia who are attempting to seize his land in the countryside.
TRISTEN S (Edith M's sister's grandson) - treatment continues for 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 - health issues related to Parkinson's Disease.
VI S – at Parkview Home, Stouffville
BILL & REITTA S – at home
FRAN M - at home
SAM K - at home
MISSIONS / MISSIONARIES
MATTHEW HOUSE (Toronto) – Anne W
THE OASIS DUFFERIN COMMUNITY CENTRE (Toronto)
THE OPEN DOOR (Mississauga) - at Square One
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
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 (MCBC member) - Interim Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church (Toronto)
NEIGHBOURING CHURCHES - Mississauga & GTA
CANADIAN BAPTISTS OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC (CBOQ)
FRENCH UNION OF BAPTIST CHURCHES
CANADIAN BAPTIST MINISTRIES – www.cbmin.org
Our CBM Partners in Mission:
Kenya - Wayne & Maureen M - http://morgansinkenya.blogspot.ca
Middle East – Rupen & Mamta D - http://dasnews.wordpress.com
*LATIN AMERICAN PARTNERS - CBM works through and by invitation of the local church. Like any field, working with the church has its particular challenges, but we believe that it is God's approach to effect lasting changes in people and communities. Please pray for the strengthening of CBM's partnerships across Latin America: in Cuba and Bolivia, in Argentina & Costa Rica supporting theological training, in El Salvador, and for new opportunities for partnerships in other countries. Please pray for understanding of how the gospel is relevant in each context and for opportunities for the local church to engage communities.
*THE SOUCYS IN BOLIVIA - 2014 has been a year of transition for the Soucys, our CBM team leaders in Latin America who were previously based out of Rwanda. As team leaders, they will help to navigate relationships between partner churches in Latin America and Canada, supporting the work that CBM is already engaged in, as well as looking for additional opportunities for partnerships. Please pray for their Spanish language studies required to effectively communicate with partners, for good cultural guides, and for all our Latin American partners as they seek to be relevant representatives of Jesus in their context.
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.
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 the foyer.)
*AMMAN, JORDAN – Pastor Jody, who has lived in Jordan for 16 years, and his assistant Pastor M have been deported to their home countries. They and their church members say the authorities are angered that 75 Muslims have been regularly attending the services of Grace Church. Therefore the authorities are trying to close the church. No Jordanian law prohibits Christians from practicing their faith.
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
Join the Power Hour every Thursday from 12 noon – 1 p.m. WHEREVER you are take some time to pray.
Join the Pre-service Prayer Time Sundays @ 9:15 a.m.
Join a Prayer Chain… for urgent prayer needs e-mail Ruth at
to be added to the E-mail Prayer Chain.
Call Lela Nadar at 905-276-2259 to be added to a Phone Prayer Chain.
Join in prayer with your Cell/Care Group in your regular meeting time.
Join the Healing Prayer Ministry Team.