March 29, 2020

 

Joyful Submission

 

Ps. Andrew Bywaters

 

Ephesians 5:22-6:9


Our mission is to proclaim hope and share grace for life transformation in Christ in our:

Communion with God,

Community as the Church, and

Commission into the World.


 

NEWS & EVENTS

GIVING to WHCC

We are so thankful for those of you who continue to support WHCC through your online gifts! Your generosity is what allows us to continue our ministries online and through creative means during this COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not done so, would you prayerfully consider giving to W? You can give online by visiting www.whcchome.org/en/give or text GIVE to 832-847-7311. If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or call 713-935-9422 x112 and one of our treasury volunteers can help walk you through it. Again, thank you for your generosity during this time. God bless you!

STEPHEN MINISTRY SERVICES

If any of our brothers and sisters need to be cared for, our ministry caretakers are here to assist. Please email [email protected], and one of our caretakers will contact you.

GOOD FRIDAY COMBINED SERVICE | FRI, APR 10 | 7PM - 8:30PM | YOUTUBE

Through worship, scripture, and communion, let us gather in remembering Jesus Christ’s love and sacrifice on the cross and what that means for us today. Ps. Edward will be speaking on the topic: “Finding Hope in the Sufferings of Jesus.” All monetary gifts from the evening will go toward supporting WHCC’s Global Ministry. Gather with us at youtube.com/c/WestHoustonChineseChurch

COVID-19 ONLINE CONTINGENCY PLANS

While our church building is closed, W highly recommends carrying on and participating in regular scheduled W events online via Zoom Video Communications, if possible. You will need a computer, microphone, and/or camera. This is so we can persist in our personal spiritual growth as well as stay connected as one body. Please go to https://app.espace.cool/Public/PublicEventRequest/13440/348 to make an event reservation. Our Administrative Staff will then schedule your Zoom Video event. Please check your e-mail Inbox or Spam folders for reservation confirmations from eSPACE and Zoom. Continue to visit https://www.whcchome.org/en/covid19 for updates on how W is responding to COVID-19. Thank you for your prayers and patience as we get through this unprecedented event together.

TELEPHONE SUNDAY SERMON & DEVOTIONAL

If you don’t have access to the Internet and prefer to listen to the Mandarin and/or Cantonese Sunday Sermon and Devotional, there are two telephone numbers you can call for access. Please share this telephone number with family and friends who need this service. For Mandarin, dial 281-729-9926. For Cantonese, dial 281-729-9971.

JOURNEY TO THE CROSS: 40-DAY BIBLE READING PLAN

The 40 days before Easter Sunday, known as Lent, have held special significance for Christians. It is a time for personal reflection, fasting, and prayer in preparation to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. As we prepare our hearts for the Holy Week of Easter, W invites you to join in reading through a selection of scripture on God’s redemptive plan through the sacrificial death of Jesus the Messiah and culminating with the passion narrative in Matthew. Please visit https://go.aws/39taali to access the reading schedule.

META PICNIC

PLEASE NOTE: Our annual picnic has been postponed.

THRIVE RETREAT l MAY 22-25 l TRINITY, TX

PLEASE NOTE: W is monitoring COVID-19 developments and will update this announcement accordingly.

Registration has begun! Gather with other career professionals from churches around Texas for a time of refreshment and empowerment to thrive where God has placed us. Assistant Professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Author, Jared Wilson will help us discover what it means to thrive as Christians. Presented by Partnership of Asian American Churches in Texas [PAACT]. Visit http://thrive.paactexas.org for details.


PRAYER

CHURCHWIDE PRAYER MEETING l EVERY WED l 7PM - 7:30PM l ZOOM

The coronavirus pandemic happening in our city, country, and world has been a bewildering time of trial. As Christ-followers, we have a sacred responsibility to intercede and pray. Our sessions will be recorded so individuals, families, and SGs can join as schedules permit. The Lord Jesus taught us to watch unto prayer, lest we fall into temptation. We urge every member of the W family to pray. Pray with us at https://zoom.us/j/316062774

Click here access our latest prayer meeting video recording:
MAR 25 PRAYER MEETING
https://zoom.us/rec/share/2OBeJL3axHtJWo3Q1xvTfIMYN7T8X6a81HAarKBZnx4ZToeHWFAdSdiwV2EC5twq


WKIDS

JOIN US IN TRANSFORMING GENERATIONS AT W!

PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with W’s response plan, all children’s programs are cancelled until further notice.

We hope families take this opportunity to spend quality time together and pray. With schools extending closure periods, our team has updated the WKids Google Drive with this week’s Sunday School lessons and helpful resources for daily routines, including a schedule and chore chart by age, for parents to use with their children. We hope this gives opportunities to teach God’s word to your children as well as create normalcy at home. If you have questions on how to teach, please contact your child’s coordinator or email [email protected]. We would love to help you in any way we can.

Our Family Ministry Pastor, Ps. Estella has emailed our parents a homemade video called: “The Power of a Good Routine.” We hope this resource helps families build a good schedule and overcome the disruption caused by COVID-19. Our Family Ministry supports your family and would like to hear any feedback you may have. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/recocfm to give us your thoughts and questions. We greatly appreciate it!


WYOUTH

Our mission is to love God, His church, and the world because He first loved us.

PLEASE NOTE: In light of our church’s decision to move into COVID-19 Red Stage [Critical], all programs and events are transitioning to online. Pray for creativity, courage, and wisdom for our ministry team during this season of uncertainty.

Website: Check us out at https://www.whcchome.org/en/ministries/youth
Text opt-in: Message “whccyouth” to 81010. Standard text messaging rates apply.
E-mail opt-in: Contact [email protected] to receive announcements
Instagram: Follow us at @whccyouthministry

ZOOM with WYOUTH!!
Opt into the Remind Group for updates, announcements, meeting times and links by texting “whccyouth” to 81010

D-group: Once a week [ask your leader for more info]

Prayer and Devotional Time: Tuesdays [led by STL leaders]

Bible Study: Thursdays [with Kai]

Game Night: Friday nights [2nd, 3rd, 4th Fridays every month]


SMALL GROUPS

Our mission is to connect people for spiritual friendships to occur, accountability to take place, and discipleship to deepen.

PLEASE NOTE: During this time we will be meeting online via Zoom Video Communications. Please contact your SG leader(s) for further instructions.

Get connected by contacting [email protected] or go to https://bit.ly/33TTQqf to find a group.


PATHWAYS SUNDAY SCHOOL

"LIVING BY FAITH" l EVERY SUN, SEPT 8, 2019 - MAY 24, 2020 l 9AM - 10:15AM l ZOOM

PLEASE NOTE: Our regular meeting start time has been changed to 9AM and meetings will be conducted online via Zoom.

Who exactly is Jesus and what does it mean to live life completely by faith in Him? Walk through the Book of Hebrews and discover what true faith in Jesus really looks like. Please go to https://zoom.us/j/769062833 to join the class. Contact Ps. Andrew for more details at [email protected].


LEGACY

Our mission is to actively engage seniors holistically into intentional Christian living for meaningful, fulfilling kingdom purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: Remaining meetings for the 2019/2020 calendar year have been cancelled. We plan to resume our regular scheduled programs in late AUG 2020 for the 2020/2021 calendar year. Thank you!

Visit us online at https://www.whcchome.org/en/ministries/legacy


GIVING UPDATE

Last Week’s Offering*
$19,268

 

FEB 2020 Offering†
$183,437
FEB 2020 Expenses†
$177,184
YTD Offering*
$387,553
YTD Expenses*
$698,087

*Updated as of last week
†Previous month’s numbers are released on the 3rd/4th week of the month. They are preliminary and subject to change.
*YTD Offering – World Vision COVID-19 Giving is excluded as it is not part of ongoing operations