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*A HUGE THANK YOU! to the 'YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PASTOR SEARCH TEAM' that has completed its mandate. WELCOME to Pastor Steve Elshaw as he begins his ministry with us this week.
*PRAY FOR THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR SEARCH TEAM that is meeting regularly to pray and seek God's leading in finding an Associate Pastor. The team members are: Jarrod M, William I, Harold J, Suresh K, Julie H, Walter B, Nancy T, and Edmund B.
RBC - Pastor Chris Stefanidis has begun his ministry as Lead Pastor at Renforth Baptist Church. Praise the Lord for this answer to our prayers. Continue to pray as Chris and his family settle in.
*WAINE H - remains in CCU at St. Michael's Hospital. He is recovering slowly following a heart attack last week. Keep praying!
*BRENDA M'S FATHER - on chemotherapy. Now home from hospital with medication to boost his white cell count. Pray for continued recovery and strength.
ESTELLA B - being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Juravinsky Cancer Centre in Hamilton, ON. Estella faces a lengthy journey of about 14 months with different stages of treatment.
RICK R - recovering from back surgery (to relieve severe back pain). The surgeon is optimistic as the surgery went well.
JOEL F - asks for prayers for his nephew (Joseph) who is struggling through a difficult time in his spiritual life.
STERLING P (Dale P's dad) - facing upcoming surgery.
IRENE (Ruth B's sister-in-law) - recovering well from surgery to remove cancer on the lymph nodes in her neck. Her recovery journey continues as the medical team does further investigation.
NORRIE M - a match/stem cell donor has been found. Praise God! Please continue to pray as the next step is a very high-risk procedure.
GRACIE M - Jennifer asks for your prayers for her daughter Gracie (health issues).
TRISTAN S - Edith M's sister's grandson (4 yrs) - being treated for leukemia.
FRANKLY M (Dawnette B-F's brother-in-law) - in hospital in Atlanta, GA with breathing problems.
LANRICK B - suffering with a Baker's cyst on one of his legs, causing pain and swelling.
CAROL L - asks for your prayers for a friend, Bonnie, being treated for a blood clot in her brain.
AUDREY G (Grace V's mom) - debilitating arthritic back pain.
YOLANDA F - health issues.
JOSEPHINE S - multiple health issues.
ART (Analee V's brother) - receiving chemotherapy; also, recent complications.
DAVID W - struggling with a difficult spinal condition.
PETER P - Parkinson's Disease.
TONI F - continues to undergo chemotherapy treatments for cancer.
JAMIE S (James S's son) - continues to be treated for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
LORRAINE H - at home with severe chronic back pain.
LINDA F – Multiple Sclerosis.
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-B
THE OASIS DUFFERIN COMMUNITY CENTRE (Toronto)
THE OPEN DOOR (Mississauga) - is moving to a new space in Square One. Thank God for His provision and pray for a smooth transition to the new facility.
THE PHILIP AZIZ CENTRE (Toronto)
PROJECT 417 - Joe E
THE SCOTT MISSION (Toronto) – Garry Lee
TORONTO BAPTIST MINISTRIES
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
PASTOR PETER AND JEMIMA P - Cornerstone Asian Church. Please pray for the Pauls. The recent illness and death of a family member has presented serious physical, emotional, and financial challenges.
POLISH BAPTIST CHURCH - now meeting at Renforth Baptist Church. Thank God for this exciting beginning!
NEIGHBOURING CHURCHES - Mississauga & GTA
CANADIAN BAPTISTS OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC (CBOQ)
FRENCH UNION OF BAPTIST CHURCHES
AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST - Doug C
CANADIAN BAPTIST MINISTRIES – www.cbmin.org
CBM in Beirut, Lebanon – Rupen & Mamta D - http://dasnews.wordpress.com
CBM in Kenya - Wayne & Maureen M - http://morgansinkenya.blogspot.ca
*CBM PRAYERLINE - Lebanon - Rupen and Mamta Das are thanking God for the provision of resources to enable a strong response to the Syrian crisis. Pray for much grace and protection for the pastors and churches through which the relief response is being implemented and pray that Christ will be honoured through all that is being done in His name.
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
*Good News - There are an estimated 5,000 Christians in Turkey. This country is majority Muslim. Please pray for their strength.
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.
OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED TO...
*Marion K - on the recent and sudden passing of her husband, Herman. They have been regular members of our Third Wave seniors group.
Yvonne S - on the recent passing of her brother Eddy (82 yrs.) who lived in Nova Scotia.
Kioko and Pauline M - on the passing of Kioko's mother who went to be with the Lord on March 7th. Kioko was in Cyprus when he received the news and was planning to travel to South Africa. Funeral services were held this week, Wednesday 13th of March.
Yvonne S and family - on the passing of Yvonne's husband, Dave, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Dave, who was a charter member of MCBC, will be missed by many. The funeral service was held yesterday (March 2) at MCBC. [We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support and prayers during Dave's illness and recent passing. He was a great husband, Dad, and Papa, and will be deeply missed. Being surrounded by such caring brothers and sisters in Christ will certainly help us in the weeks and months ahead. With heartfelt thanks, the S and P families.]
The family of Vivian W - who passed away on Saturday, November 24th. A service of celebration for her life took place last Wednesday (28th) at MCBC.
Fania and Strasho G - on the passing of Sandra, a loved daughter and sister. Sandra, who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012. The funeral service was held last Friday at St. John's Cemetery on Dundas St. [Dear members of MCBC, We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your visits, phone calls, prayers, and your words of sympathy and encouragement through this difficult time for us. Special thanks to everyone who attended the visitation and funeral for Sandra. Sincerely, Fania and Strasho G.]
Joe and Patricia E - on the recent passing of Patricia's father following a lengthy battle with cancer. The funeral service was held yesterday (August 11th) at Emmanuel United Church.
Shirley H and family - on the passing of her husband, Rev. Arthur H, who went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Pastor H served as Pastor Emeritus at MCBC. He and Shirley were active participants in the Third Wave ministry and cherished members of the MCBC family. Friends may attend the visitation on Wednesday, August 15th from 6 - 9 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home (420 Dundas St. East; west of Cawthra Rd.). A memorial service will be held at Lorne Park Baptist Church (1500 Indian Road; in Mississauga) on Thursday, August 16th at 11 a.m. [To our friends at MCBC: Thanks so much for all your prayers, cards, and flowers, and thanks to those who were able to visit at the funeral home or attend the service to honour the passing of Pastor Arthur Hirtle. Sincerely, The Hirtle Family]
Josie B and family - on the passing of Josie's mom, Katie A (89 yr.), who went to be with her Lord on July 28, 2012. Josie asks for your prayers for her and family as they gather to celebrate the life of her mom. Josie left for St. Lucia last Thursday and will stay for 2 weeks. [Josie B is grateful for the prayers of the MCBC family while she was away attending her mom's funeral. God blessed her time with family and friends as they celebrated her mom's life. Thank you!]
Everett and Karen L - on the passing of Karen's father, Percy W, on May 21st. The funeral was held at Scott Funeral Home on Friday, May 25th.
Vinroy & Eleanor L and family - on the recent passing of Vinroy's grandmother in Jamaica.
Family and friends of Ewart T - Ewart, who was 96, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012. Pastor Doug Coombs officiated at the funeral service on Thursday, April 19.
The family of Claire McC - who passed away at Trillium Health Centre on Monday, February 27, 2012, at the age of 88. Pastor Doug Coombs conducted the funeral service which was held on Saturday, March 3rd.
Drelin & Alberte L and family - on the recent passing of Drelin's father on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012. The funeral was held on Saturday, January 28th in Montreal. May you know the Lord's comfort and peace during this time of loss.
Ron and Dorith C and family - on the recent passing of Dorith's mother in Jamaica.
Corazon M and family - on the passing of Corazon's husband Benjamin last Thursday (Jan. 12th, 2012). Benjamin, a long-time member of MCBC, will be missed by family and friends at MCBC. Details about the funeral arrangements to be announced. You can also call Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens for more information at 905-257-1100.
The family of Eric W - who went to be with his Lord and Saviour on December 23. Eric was a faithful member of our MCBC family for many years and touched the hearts of all who met him. He will be missed by family and friends. Please uphold the family in prayer. The funeral service was held Saturday, December 31st at MCBC.
Edmona P and family - on the passing of Oswald, loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Oswald was an Elder of MCBC for many years and more recently on the Board of Directors. Oswald was an active member of our seniors group until his health took a sudden turn for the worse over the past year. Please uphold his wife, Edmona, in your prayers as you thank God for the life of a faithful servant who now rests in his Father's house. The funeral service was held on Friday, December 30th at MCBC.
Toni F and family - on the sudden passing of Ken, loved husband, father and grandfather. Ken F was on staff at Mississauga City Baptist Church as custodian from 1996 to his retirement in June 2010. He was a familiar, welcoming face at MCBC, a champion for the emerging generation, and a passionate follower of Jesus. Please uphold his wife Toni in your prayers as you thank God for the life of a faithful servant who now rests in his Father's house. The funeral service was held Monday, December 19th at MCBC.
Pastor Jamie and Melanie E and family - on the recent passing of Jamie's father. John G E passed away peacefully at home in his 64th year on Sunday, July 31st. He will be truly missed by his wife and best friend, Maureen. Truly amazing and loved dad of Jamie and Mel E, and Jen and Mark H. John retired as a sergeant after 31 years of proudly serving with the Hamilton Police Service. His kindness, humility, and gentleness will be fondly remembered by his family, friends, golf buddies, Saturn customers, and all who knew him. A celebration of John's life took place at Philpott Memorial Church in Hamilton last Thursday. In kindness, please consider making a blood donation or contributing to Hamilton Food Share.
Enid R - whose brother passed away recently. Enid leaves for Barbados tomorrow (Aug. 1st) for the funeral and to be with family.
Vinroy & Eleanor L and family - Vinroy's mother quietly passed away at home in the loving arms of her family on Saturday, July 16th, 2011. The late Mrs. Esmie Eunice L had been battling stage 4 colon cancer since 2008. The family would like to thank the church family for all the prayers and support. The viewing will be held at Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas St. E., on July 28 and 29 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at The Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist - Dixie, 719 Dundas Street East, on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Ralph M and Enid - on the recent passing of Ralph's brother in Jamaica. They have travelled to Jamaica for the funeral and to be with family.
Joe and Patricia E - on the passing of Joe's mom, Margaret, on Monday, June 27th. Funeral details are: Monday, July 4th, at Christ Church, 4 Elizabeth St., Brampton - 12 pm visitation followed by funeral service at 1 pm.
Roy N and family - on the sudden passing of Roy's wife, Jay M-N, on Monday, June 6th. The funeral was held yesterday (June 11th) at Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton. Jay was Lela N's daughter-in-law and Terry's sister-in-law.
Doris G and family - on the passing of Doris' mother, Lydia J, who went to be with her Lord on May 5th, 2011. Lydia was living in the Philippines and recovering from a recent major stroke. Doris thanks you for all your prayers prayers and support.
Laura B and family - on the passing of her son, Armando B Sr., who went to be with his Lord on April 3rd, 2011. He was the oldest and only son of Laura and the late Pedro B and brother of Rose, Amie, Luz, Tessie & Cora. The funeral service was held yesterday (April 9th). The family thanks you for your prayers during the period of Armando's illness and also at this difficult and sad time. They take comfort and find peace in the fact that he is now with our Heavenly Father.
Alex R - on the recent passing of his wife, Rhoda. Alex attends the Third Wave Senior’s Group on Wednesdays when he is able.
Richard, Ryan & Samantha F and family - on the passing of Donna F, a loving wife and mom. Donna went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on March 26, 2011. The service was held at MCBC last Thursday (March 31st). She will be missed by many.
Remington W - on the passing of his son-in-law, Eiden T, who passed away recently. The funeral will be tomorrow (March 28th) in Newfoundland.
Allan & Iris H and family - on the recent passing of Allan's father, Marko H, on Sunday, March 13th, 2011. The funeral service was March 19th.
Cristobal B – went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday (Feb. 22nd). Pray that his family will be able to come to Canada from Colombia as soon as possible.
Terry N & family - Pray for the Lord’s peace and comfort as they mourn the loss of Sharon, Lela’s niece and Terry’s cousin, who passed away on Feb.6th after battling cancer.
Jun M & family - on the recent passing of Jun’s mother. Please pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace during this time of loss.
Kathrine N and family - Kathrine’s father passed away peacefully and into the loving arms of our heavenly Father on Sunday, January 16th. A family funeral was held on Wednesday, January 19th.
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.