2024 March 24

The Heart of Worship – I really really want to see JESUS!

Theme: What On Earth Am I Here For?

Mark 2:1-12 NIV

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

English Ministry News

Good Friday Service – 7:30-9:30 Sanctuary A
Time of hearing and reflecting on the story of Jesus, lead by Genesis

Team “Shepherd” Softball – Contact: samuelchan96@gmail.com
March 24th – deadline to apply
1. March – Meet once a week, focus on theology
2. April to August – 2 meetings per week, focus on theology/practical softball skills
Workshop/Training open to everyone

Team “Unchained” Softball – Contact Lucas: lucastimothywong@gmail.com
March 24th – deadline to apply
Looking for – Head/Assistant Coaches, Governors, and Umpires | Administrators | Coaching/Governing/Umping Advisors w/ previous leadership experience

Adult Zone Launch: Full Details: gcgcny.link/adultzone – Interested in Serving? Rev. Ted or Andrew Leung
March: Fri 29 – Good Friday Service – Genesis [Sanctuary A]
April: Thurs 11, Sun 28
May: Thurs 16, Fri 31

Membership Meeting – Sunday March 24, 12:30pm – Sanctuary A
Agenda Items – New Deacon Nominees: TK Wong, Andrew Leung

Child Dedication Service – Sunday March 31
Let Rev. Ted know the child’s full name

KLS Training Day 2024 – Saturday, April 6th @ 9:30am-2:00pm
Open House – 9:30am-12:30pm
Plan to Protect Training (Mandatory for current KLS Team)

Volleyball Ministry – Contact: Terence Ma (terencecyma@gmail.com)
1. Casual Level – Wednesday 7:30-10:00pm
2. Semi-Competitive Level – Saturday Mornings
Weekly Signup Required – Regular GCGCNY attendees get priority Wednesdays if signed up
Join Discord Server – https://tinyurl.com/gcgcnyvball

The Bar Ministry: is serving singles in Christ. Contact Roland or Haidan.

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.

Bible In a Year Group:
– Pastor Michelle: Hard copy

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

Church News

GCS Summer Day Camp Registration for Children born 2019 (JK) to 2012 (G6)
July 2 – August 23 – Fee $170
Fun with Characters, Worship, Music, Arts, Gym & Field trips
For details please go to https://gcsny.ca/summer-camps/

Hiring Summer Camp Counselors who are in University (18+) for July to August
Please send resume to: summercamp@gcsny.ca

Community Buddies Grace Community Service
A friendly space for people on the autistic spectrum or with other special needs
We Offer: one-on-one mentorship, social group, psycho-education, information and resource, recreation, virtual and in-person support for participants and caregivers, all services are free
Interested in participating or volunteering? gcgcny.link/buddies

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


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 178
– Mandarin 131
– English 100
– Children 44
– Tendercare 0
– Prayer Meetings:

Last Week’s Offering:

– General 5,675 (YTD 181,504.95)
– Building 50 (YTD 2,100)
– Special Fund Mission 50 (YTD 4,568.33)
– Foodbank 140 (YTD 4,608.16)