Prepare for Worship on Dec 11 2016 (Advent III) :: Refuge

“Advent creates new men and women. Look up, you whose eyes are fixed on this earth, you who are captivated by the events and changes on the surface of this earth. Look up, you who turned away from heaven to this ground because you had become disillusioned. Look up, you whose eyes are laden with tears, you who mourn the loss of all that the earth has snatched away. Look up, you who cannot lift up your eyes because you are so laden with guilt. Look up, your redemption is drawing near.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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Dec 4 2016 (Advent II) Worship Recap :: Favor

“Herein is wonder of wonders: He came below to raise me above, was born like me that I might become like Him…when I was undone, with no will to return to Him, and no intellect to devise recovery, He came, God-incarnate, to save me to the uttermost, as man to die my death, to shed satisfying blood on my behalf, to work out a perfect righteousness for me.” (Puritan Prayer)

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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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Nov 6 2016 Worship Recap :: Days Without

“[The providence of God] gives us unspeakable comfort since it teaches us that nothing can happen to us by chance but only by the arrangement of our gracious heavenly Father. He watches over us with fatherly care, keeping all creatures under His control, so that not one of the hairs on our heads (for they are all numbered) nor even a little bird can fall to the ground without the will of our Father.” The Belgic Confession

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