PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following in your prayer time
(* denotes an update)
Following the service every Sunday, there is a prayer team who would love to pray with you for any need that you may have. You can find them at the south side of the platform.
- Pray for God's wisdom, direction and blessing as we work through the details of our move to 2 services this month.
RBC (RENFORTH BAPTIST CHURCH)
- RBC had their first event with Flow Ministries last Friday. A number of new faces were in attendance. Thank God!
*OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS are extended to Dawnette B-F and family on the death of her brother-in-law, Frankly M. Frankly suffered a fatal heart attack last Saturday while in hospital. Dawnette is thankful for your prayers and asks that you pray for her sister and family.
*WANDA M - admitted to hospital this past week to treat a blood infection.
BRENDA M - recent diagnosis for osteoarthritis. Also, Brenda's dad - health issues related to cancer.
THELMA W - recovering from knee surgery.
HELEN S - recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Pray for the medical team as they determine the next best steps for treatment.
NATHAN M - still recovering from the effects of meningitis. Pray for ongoing issues with his sight and hearing.
ANZEL (Carol L's daughter-in-law's dad) - cancer has returned. Pray for medical team to determine best treatment options.
IVY R - Rick and Ivy ask for your prayers. Ivy has had a difficult time following recent surgery.
IRENE (Ruth B's sister-in-law) - Praise God! Chemo has stopped the growths with some even shrinking! Chemo continues for 2 more months.
GLADYS S - health issues.
NORRIE M - Thyroid surgery has been delayed due to a medical complication. Pray for encouragement and strength.
ESTELLA B - Thank God that there are no signs of leukemia! Keep praying for renewed strength and appetite.
MARGITTA L - recovering well from hip replacement surgery. Margitta thanks you for your prayers.
AMY P - facing back surgery this fall for scoliosis.
FELIPE (Harold & Luz S's nephew) - pray for protection from guerillas in Colombia who are attempting to seize his land in the countryside. Pray for safety for Felipe.
CHRISTOPHER (Wanda M's great-grandson; born Aug. 7th) - good progress in recent weeks.
LINDA F – Multiple Sclerosis.
JOEL F - asks for prayers for his nephew (Joseph) who is struggling through a difficult time in his spiritual life.
YOLANDA F - health issues.
TRISTEN S (Edith M's sister's grandson; 5-year-old) - being treated for leukemia.
LANRICK B - health issues.
EILEEN B - health issues.
AUDREY G (Grace V's mom) - severe arthritic back pain.
JOSEPHINE S - health issues.
PETER P - Parkinson's Disease.
JAMIE S (James S's son) - continues to be treated for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
LORRAINE H - severe chronic back pain.
JOZIE B - health issues related to Parkinson's Disease.
CLEMENTINE I – at Tyndall Nursing Home, Mississauga
VI S – at Parkview Home, Stouffville
BILL & REITTA S – at home
FRAN M - 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 and 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
***Pastor Peter asks for your prayers for his wife Jemima as she undergoes a number of medical tests and prepares for surgery.
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)
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
*Rwanda - Ask God for healing for the many people scarred by the genocide in Rwanda. Pray that by His Spirit He will open our ears to hear those affected by this horrific event. Please remember the victims and their families before God and petition Him to work in the hearts of both victims and perpetrators to bring forth good. Ask for strength and courage for those who share their stories and pray that Christ will sustain every person whose life was touched by this tragedy. Pray that they be assured that their present affliction is not in vain, but that in Christ they have hope both in the present and in eternity.
*Canada - Praise God for all the people He brought together at the New Paths Indigenous Peoples Conference. Thank God for new relationships forged and ask that Jesus would continue to use the ministry of local churches to draw First Nations people to Him. Ask that He open our eyes to the deplorable conditions in which many in their communities must live. May He touch our hearts and lead us to respond in appropriate ways. Ask God to help bring about reconciliation and understanding about how they have been treated historically and pray that He will lead our government leaders as they seek to make restitution.
*International - Monday, April 7 was World Health Day. Preventable diseases remind us that we live in a broken world. Pray for the many people that suffer from chronic conditions and diseases. Ask that they will sense Christ's presence with them. Pray especially for children who suffer from chronic, life-limiting conditions. Ask not only for healing, but that they will be given hope, not only medically, but also spiritually and emotionally. Ask that their families be comforted and that God would give them the courage and love to sustain them.
EUROVANGELISM - Doug C
*SAMARITAN'S PURSE - Doug and Beulah A. Two months ago, Doug left MCBC to take up his responsibilities as team leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We received an update from Doug this week which you will find posted on the Mission Board in the hallway. Pray for them as they settle into a new home in Bunia and Beulah travels to join Doug in the DRC.
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
*Zanzibar Island - This part of Tanzanian territory has had peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims. In 2010, an 'Association of Islamic Mobilization and Propagation' began to agitate violently to achieve goals: one is to make the island Islamic, second to declare Zanzibar independent from the rest of Tanzania. Two Catholic priests have been killed. Two British church volunteers have had acid thrown at their faces and another priest narrowly escaped death from an attack. Christians are terrified about this turn of events so quickly. Pray for God to intervene.
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.