2024 February 25

Theme: What On Earth Am I Here For?


When Are You Living For?

Luke 14:15-24 NIV

The Parable of the Great Banquet

15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”
16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’
18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’

19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’

22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’

23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”

Community News

Join our Volleyball Ministry every Wed from 7:30-10:00pm. Register at gcgcny.link/vball.
Contact Terence Ma (terencecyma@gmail.com) or Edwin Lee (edwin_.lee@hotmail.com)

The Bar Ministry: is serving singles in Christ. Contact Roland or Haidan, or visit the link [here].

Professional Christian Counseling—up to 8 free sessions to GCGCNY attendees. Contact Rev. Ted.

Rahab Ministry—a faith-based ministry, empowering women and children in the sex trade to be liberated and restored. For more info, contact 647-992-8029 or visit www:rahabministry.ca

EM Women’s Cell (Elizabeth and Mary): to new mothers & women of expecting motherhood. Monthly Sat AM (9:30-10:30am), monthly Tues PM prayer (8-9)pm. Saturday January 27 9:30am-11:30am in W27

Women’s Ministry Event: Save the Date—February 25th 12:45am-2:45pm, Contact Jess Leung, Edwina Ng

Rev. Danny Cheung will be on sabbatical leave from Jan to Mar. For needs please contact Rev. Chan.

Prayers in the Book of Ruth: Friday Jan 26, 7:30pm in Small Gym, Sunday School Jan 28, 9:30am in Small Gym

Bible In a Year Group:
– Rev Ted: https://ourdailybreakd.ca/

– Pastor Santos: https://www.readscripture.org/

– Pastor Michelle: Hard copy/Link

Genesis Softball
Softball Team Leadership – deadline March 8
Apply at gcgcny.link/sorlead

GCGCNY Softball 2024—Team “Shepherd”.
March 10th – deadline to apply
Contact: samuelchan96@gmail.com

Rooted”– post-secondary discipleship groups sign-up for winter 2024 open now! Also looking for potential leaders. If interested, please contact Elim or Miga.

Adult Zone Launch: Full Details: gcgcny.link/adultzone – Interested in Serving? Rev. Ted or Andrew Leung
February: Thurs 29 – 7:30PM Santuary A

March: Sun 10, Fri 22 – 7:30PM Seder Dinner Multipurpose, Fri 29

April: Thurs 11, Sun 28

May: Thurs 16, Fri 31

Serving Opportunities

We are Looking For:
Sunday School Teachers and Assistants (contact Pastor Santos: santos.chan@gcgcny.org)
Softball Ministry Leadership (contact Samuel Chan)

Service Ushers—must be able to attend service in-person (contact Roland: c.rolandchan@gmail.com)

Genesis (Youth Ministry) Adult Leader (contact Santos Chan)

“Rooted” (Post-secondary Discipleship Groups) Leaders (contact Elim or Miga)

Last Week’s Attendance:

– Cantonese 150,
– Mandarin 128,
– English 125,

– Children 41,

– Tendercare 25

Last Week’s Offering:

– General 34,729.84 (YTD 138,675.63),

– Building 50 (YTD 1,150),

– Special Fund Mission 150 (YTD 3,446.67),

– Foodbank 250 (YTD 3,463.16).