Prep for April 2 2017 Worship :: Faces

“Worship is a meeting at the center so that our lives are centered in God and not lived eccentrically. We worship so that we live in response to and from this center, the living God. Failure to worship consigns us to a life of spasms and jerks, at the mercy of every advertisement, every seduction, every siren. Without worship we live manipulated and manipulating lives. We move in either frightened panic or deluded lethargy as we are, in turn, alarmed by spectres and soothed by placebos. If there is no center, there is no circumference. People who do not worship are swept into a vast restlessness, epidemic in the world, with no steady direction and no sustaining purpose.” (Eugene Peterson)

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Q & A with Janna Lee

WEPC members Chris and Janna Lee are raising support to return as missionaries to Namibia, Africa, with the goal of reaching the country’s deaf community. In a recent interview, Janna talked about how she became a Christian, what she loves about sign language, and the challenges she and Chris face in returning to Namibia.

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Sharing in Scarcity

As a child growing up in what is now Mundri, South Sudan, Bismark Monday Avokaya moved from the home of one relative to another, dodging war and awaiting the slaughter of a costly black goat—the price required of his father to purify his home from divorce and make way for the return of his three children.

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March 26 2017 Worship Recap :: Gospel Confidence and Glory

“I cannot from my idols part,
Nor love the Lord with all my heart,
Nor can myself deny;
I cannot pray, and feel Thee near,
Nor can I sing with heavenly cheer,
Unless the Lord be nigh.

Then let this mighty Jesus be,
An all-sufficient Help for me,
Creating power and will;
Thy grace sufficed saints of old;
It made them strong and made them bold,
And it suffices still.” (John Berridge)

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