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."
- Please continue to be in prayer for the 6-week series "Who Is This Man?"; that we might build healthy community, that we might grow deeply in our faith, and that we might be a light to our world around us.
*FROM PASTOR STEVE
- 26 people from the Sr. High/Young Adult ministry travelled to Teen Ranch on Friday evening for the Connected Retreat. Please pray for friendships to be strengthened, for keynote speaker Carol Reist who is the Executive Director of the DAM, for the worship times and for excitement and commitment about the six week challenge beginning this week.
*JUDITH S - suffered a mild heart attack on Tuesday evening. She has been undergoing tests to discern any potential follow-up treatment.
*NORRIE M - A stem cell transplant procedure was finally completed this past week and now the next 2 weeks are critical.
*LAURA B - now at home receiving home-care.
IVY R - recovering from recent surgery.
DOROTHY M - health issues.
*DORA P - recovering from a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy.
AMY P - facing back surgery for scoliosis on November 10th at Sick Kids Hospital.
TRISTEN S (Edith M's sister's grandson) - treatment continues for leukemia. You can check out his journey on YouTube: "Tristen Silva - My Journey".
YOLANDA F - chemotherapy treatments have been successful in shrinking a tumor.
SUSAN B (Frank and Edith's daughter-in-law) - receiving radiation to be followed by chemotherapy for bowel cancer.
AUDREY G (Grace V's mom) - health issues.
*SHIRLEY L - health issues. Praise God for some encouraging health news this past week.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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
*GLOBAL - October 16th is World Food Day. May there be more justice in the use of food in our world and a reduction in what is wasted. Pray for those suffering hunger. Many are farmers struggling to survive on small plots of land. Pray for CBM's food security programs to be adequately funded and effective in helping farmers to renew their land and have abundant, healthy crops. Pray also for CBM's emergency relief for those in crisis, especially the escalating situation in South Sudan.
*BOLIVIA - The CBM team in Bolivia praise God for productive and strategic planning meetings. May they continue to see God's leading as they assist local churches in ministries that share the love of Jesus in word and deed. We remember the great need in Bolivia for Chagas prevention and awareness and for the care of vulnerable children, many of whom have to work to provide for their family.
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.)
*CAMAROON, WEST AFRICA – The Boko Haram from Nigeria have crossed into northern Cameroon and have begun to do what ISIS is doing in Iraq. They have imposed Sharia law. Rev. H has announced the churches have been giving spiritual and social help for more than a year to any who flee the Boko Haram in the north. Now the Camaroonian churches have depleted their resources and help from international sources has been slow to appear. Pray for these churches who are trying to help. Also pray for Sister G, a nun, and Rev. A.
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.