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."
- Thank God for our growing family at MCBC. Thirteen new members were presented at our last Community Gathering. Three new Care Groups have started in recent months.
RBC (RENFORTH BAPTIST CHURCH)
- Renforth has been growing slowly and faithfully. Pray that God continues to build a leadership team at RBC.
INDIA STM TRIP
- Pray for the Short-Term Missions team from MCBC who will travel to India in September. Team members include Pastor Richard Root, Augustine A, Caroline V, Grace M, Mercy R and Jean S.
*Our sincere sympathy is extended to - Dolores W and family on the passing of her mom, Clementine I, on Friday, June 27th.
- Carol L and family on the passing of Carol's daughter-in-law's dad, Anzel, on June 29th. Thank you for your prayers and concerns.
IVY R - Ivy has faced a steady stream of medical complications following surgery earlier in the year. Pray for an outpouring of God's healing presence.
SHIRLEY L - recovering from recent surgery on her shoulder. Please pray for the recovery process/other health issues.
ROGER T - recovering from an angioplasty following a recent heart attack.
JOSIE B - pray for protection, assurance and the strong presence of Christ as Josie deals with a sense of oppression in her life.
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 through this difficult time.
RHONA D - Thank you for your prayers. Rhona is slowly recovering following surgery to treat a brain aneurysm.
SUSAN B (Frank and Edith's daughter-in-law) - recovering from recent bowel surgery.
IRENE (Ruth B's sister-in-law) - Test results showed no improvement. Possible radiation to follow.
MYRTLE J - health issues including Parkinson's disease and sciatic nerve pain.
BRENDA M - recent diagnosis for osteoarthritis.
THELMA W - recovering from knee surgery.
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.
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) - health issues.
LINDA F – Multiple Sclerosis.
*YOLANDA F - for wisdom in making decisions about future treatment.
JOEL F - asks for prayers for his nephew (Joseph) who is struggling through a difficult time in his spiritual life.
TRISTEN S (Edith M's sister's grandson) - treatment continues 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.
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
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 Mount Dennis and Shiloh Baptist Churches.
1. Last week, we baptized three (3) individuals and on the second Sunday of July, we will accept seven (7) in total into membership at Mt. Dennis Baptist. Pray for lay leadership.
2. At Shiloh, we are also praying for the Lord to add to the church such as He leads. Pray also for lay leadership that is lacking at the moment.
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
International - Monday was International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Please remember all the people who are detained for their beliefs and are tortured for standing up to illegitimate power structures. Ask that those who face persecution and torture would sense Jesus' presence and that His followers will be given the grace to remain faithful to Him. Ask that the Holy Spirit restrain those who resort to torture and they would turn from their wicked ways. Pray in particular for women who face sexual violation when incarcerated.
Africa - Pray for Randy and Elizabeth Legassie serving as CBM Field Staff in Kenya. The Legassies will be leaving Kenya in mid-August after completing their current assignment. Ask for a smooth transition and the Lord's leading and provision as they discern what is next. Pray also for peace as they move into the next phase of their lives and ask the Lord to send people who will be able to fill in the gaps left by their departure.
Canada - Please pray for the church in Quebec. Ask that God by His Spirit would make people come alive in and to Christ. Pray for those who are spreading the gospel and planting new churches in this province. Pray that they would be strengthened and that they would be sensitive to the Holy Spirit as they speak and minister to people. Ask that God would provide for them and supply all the resources needed. Pray that He would send believers willing to disciple new believers.
SAMARITAN'S PURSE - Doug and Beulah A. Doug is a team leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pray for them as they settle into a new home in Bunia.
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
Argentina - Pastor N. is a pastor in Rio Tercero city in northern Argentina. His church is being targeted and attacked by the police. They are taking advantage of law 9891 which authorizes the authorities to intervene in religious sects who manipulate. The police have considered evangelical Protestants as extreme. The windows of the church have been smashed. Pray for the 100 members who have fled, and pray for Pastor N. and the 50 who have remained to face the attacks.
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.