Contributors to this issue used poems, songs, and pictures to express their pursuit of the gospel and their hope for the cross in the midst of the pandemic. Download it here.
The Seed issue #73 is here. The theme is “Blessings Galore” 祝福滿滿 to celebrate MCPC’s 31st anniversary. We pray the issue will be a great blessing to you all.
Because of the increased lockdown in Toronto and Peel Region, the Session has decided to move back to online-only worship services. The worship services Sunday, November 29 were our last in-person services for a while.
While God’s word tells us not to forsake assembling together, His word also calls us to give honour to those who govern. We want to support the provincial government’s efforts to resist the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we urge members of the MCPC community in Peel and Toronto to follow the government’s call not to leave the lockdown regions and travel to less restricted areas.
Because those travel restrictions affect so many, the Session has decided to return temporarily to exclusive live-streaming for our Sunday worship services beginning December 6. Information about accessing those worship streams continues to be available on the http://mcpc.ca/live page.
Even though we’re not meeting in person, we do want to find ways to stay in touch with each other. How can we help each other through these days? On the http://mcpc.ca/live/ page is a form you can use to let us know if you need prayer or other assistance in these challenging times.
“The Seed” Issue #72 is here. The theme is “Visiting the Holy Land.” Visiting the place where Jesus lived on earth can bring new meaning to our faith. We pray the issue will be a blessing for you.
Issue #71 with the theme “Through the Darkest Valley” is also available to download.
The next issue will come out for the Christmas season. The theme will be “Blessings Galore” 祝福滿滿. If you would like to submit articles and pictures, please send them by Sunday, November 29.
God calls His covenant nation “the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.” (Isaiah 43:21) Ever since COVID Emergency regulations forced us to suspend in-person services, we eagerly looked forward to being able to physically gather again to proclaim God’s praise. The new COVID regulations have given churches permission for in-person worship.
We’re seeking your input as we plan to start those services again.
Please fill out our Church Re-opening Survey so we can hear your feelings and concerns as we plan for re-opening our church building and resuming in-person worship.
The surveys are now closed.
Thank you for your help with this important project.
| Dear MCPC Family,|
COVID-19 is causing disruption to our daily life, as it has caused pain and suffering in China, Iran, Italy, and other parts of the world. As recommended by government health professionals, an effective way to prevent transmission is not gathering in large numbers and close proximity.
As MCPC is a family that includes seniors to young children, our church leaders believe it is prudent and responsible to suspend all worship services and ministry programs immediately until further notice. It is not a decision taken lightly but with faith, compassion and love. In the meantime, we are investigating alternative forms of worship through online technology.
While Sunday worship services are halted temporarily, our church doors will be open between 10:00-11:00 AM on Sunday for those who wish to seek comfort and quiet time with God in the sanctuary for prayers and reflection.
“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
由於MCPC是一個扶老攜幼的大家庭，所以我們的教會領袖們認為，有需要立即暫停所有敬拜和教會聚會，直至另行通知為止，我們相信這是審慎又負責任的做法。 這不是一個輕易的決定，而是帶著信心，充滿恩慈和愛心的決定。 同時，我們正在研究通過互聯網舉行其他形式的崇拜。
雖然週日的崇拜和教會活動暫時停止，但我們教會的門將在禮拜日上午10:00 – 11:00 之間打開，讓弟兄姊妹在聖殿裡尋求上帝的安慰, 經歷與主一起安靜,祈禱和反思。
你 們 要 將 一 切 的 憂 慮 卸 給 神 ， 因 為 他 顧 念 你 們 。(彼 得 前 書 5:7)
We invite you to join us to remember the gifts of Jesus at these special opportunities to worship and praise in December.
Our youth groups will take the lead for a Family-style Christmas Service at 10:30 am Sunday, December 22.
Our traditional Christmas Eve Choral Service featuring a music presentation in English by our Cantonese service choir, starts at 7:30 pm Tuesday, December 24.
This year we’re adding a new year-end prayer service at 10:30 am Sunday, December 29. This will be a time for the congregation to give thanks for the year past and pray for Christ’s blessing in the year to come.
We hope you can join us for these special events over the Christmas season.
Here are PDF files of the registration forms for our summer ministries. This year, in addition to the week of Vacation Bible School in August, we’re offering three weeks of summer camp from July 15 through August 2. You can sign up for any week, or all three weeks, on the attached form. VBS will run August 12 through 16, with the celebration service Sunday August 18.
To register for our summer ministries, please download the attached forms and bring them by the office with your payment. Or you can get hard copies of the brochures at the office, 2250 Denison, most weekdays during office hours.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
The Board of Managers is asking for your help to make this site the best it can be. They’ve prepared a survey to find out what the people in our congregation would like to see here at mcpc.ca.
The survey will be available online through March at the links below. A few paper copies are also available in the lobby at the church. If that would be more convenient, please stop by and pick one up.
執事會籌備更新和改善我們的教會網站 mcpc.ca。我們希望了解各位對網站資訊的期望。因此，我們準備了一項調查，至三月三十一日截止，大家可以上到 mcpc.ca或直接透過下面的網頁鏈接上網填寫調查問卷，告訴我們您的想法；我們亦備有影印副本，放於教會大堂內，方便有此需要的填寫者。
Whichever form you choose, please let us know what you think. Thank you for your help.