May 31, 2020

 

The Lord’s Supper: God’s Continued Gracious Presence

 

Ps. Andrew Bywaters

 

Luke 22:14-23; Psalm 23


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.


WELCOME!

NEWS & EVENTS

29TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION JOINT SERVICE | SUN, JUN 7 | 10AM - 11:30AM | YOUTUBE
Join us for Unity Sunday as we praise God for 29 blessed years! We will be starting our following sermon series, “Courageous: A Series on Overcoming Fear.” Ps. David will be speaking on “Courageous in the Storm” from Mark 4. Believers can be courageous in today’s crisis by facing our fears with faith in our Savior. We look forward to worshiping and celebrating together!
A PRESENT TO OUR WKIDS
Our WKIDS teachers have collaborated on a video with a special message for our precious little ones. To find and unwrap the present, please visit our WKIDS’ webpage or visit: https://youtu.be/_XRTClUWiEg. Parents, please help us deliver this present to your children. You don’t want them to miss it!
META WOMEN SUMMER GROUPS
Meta Ladies, join your Meta sisters this summer in seeking to renew your minds and refresh your spirits through the Word and fellowship. Registration ends JUNE 6. We only have a few remaining spots available! Find details and registration here: https://whcchome.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/1515. We look forward to meeting together!
"BOUNDARIES WITH KIDS": 2020 SUMMER COURSE | EVERY SAT, JUN 13 - SEPT 5 | 8PM - 9:30PM | ZOOM
SHUYING HUANG HWO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in loving memory of Shuying Huang Hwo, this scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who will be, upon graduation, attending an accredited college/university in full-time status or is currently a full-time undergraduate student attending an accredited college/university. There will be a maximum of four recipients receiving $1,000 each in 2020. Application is open from now until JULY 31. Visit https://go.aws/2LSZXnT for details and to apply.
WELCOME SUMMER YOUTH INTERNS!
Please join us in welcoming our newest summer youth interns from W’s Youth Ministry: YanHao Wong and Grace Huang! YanHao is an incoming junior at UT and is from Clear Lake. Grace is an incoming freshmen at UT from our very own youth group. We are happy to have them serve as interns and learn the ins and outs of ministry!
MASKS FOR ALL WITH HOUSTON RESPONDS
Do you like to sew and work with your hands? And do you have a desire to join in the effort to help our fellow Houstonians during this pandemic? W is partnering with Houston Responds and gathering a team from W, willing to join in the city-wide effort to produce, assemble, and/or deliver reusable cloth facemasks for Houstonians unable to purchase or obtain them. If you are interested, please contact [email protected]org, and we will reach out to you with more details and info. Thank you!
CHURCH BUILDING UPDATE

Our church building will remain closed for public gatherings through JUNE 7. A full reopening plan is in development and more information will be released as we continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic in our city. 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 for Zoom. Our Administrative Staff will then schedule your Zoom event. Please check your e-mail Inbox or Spam folders for reservation confirmations from eSPACE. Continue to visit https://www.whcchome.org/en/covid19 for updates on how W is responding to COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and prayers as we continue to worship together as a church online!

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!
GET FIT WITH JUNE MURPHY | FRIDAYS | 12:30-1:15PM | ZOOM

If you are feeling sluggish and miss getting together with friends from Meta, get your yoga mat and come workout online with our very own June Murphy! All ages are welcome. June will lead us through exercise routines, giving us opportunities to work out, get fit, and hang out together online!

Click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/96125890453. See you there!

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.
2020 CAROL HUANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Houston Chinese Church is inviting interested applicants to apply. For details and the application form, please contact the HCC Office by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]. The last day to apply is JUNE 21.

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.
THE CROSSROADS GUIDE FOR EMPLOYMENT

This non-profit platform is a collaboration with Houston-area Chinese churches used for sharing information on employment opportunities. We encourage businesses, as well as people with direct employment opportunities, to post job openings at www.crossroadsguide.org. We appreciate everyone’s help in networking together to support those who are job-searching.


PRAYER

CHURCHWIDE PRAYER MEETING l THIS WED, 7PM - 8PM 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 small groups 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://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545343989 from 7PM – 8PM on the first Wednesdays of each month, and 7PM – 7:30PM for the remaining Wednesdays of each month.

Please visit https://www.whcchome.org/en/covid19 to access our latest prayer meeting slides. The link is located in the Left Column.


WKIDS

JOIN US IN TRANSFORMING GENERATIONS AT W!

Visit our WKids Page on our church website. We’ve created a “Parents’ Resources” section at the top right corner of the page. Click “Lessons download” and use the password provided in the weekly email for all your child’s Sunday school lessons and other helpful resources. For newcomers and visitors, please click the button right below “Parents’ resources” section to email us and request access.

We encourage parents with young kids to gather a few of your child’s friends together with their parents in Zoom for 30-40 minutes. We had great turnouts for the past two weeks! 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.

We also hope you can send us your photos, screenshots, activity sheets and suggestions to [email protected]. With your permission we can post WKids art, worksheets, and photos on our “Parents’ resource” page to encourage and help one another. We will also keep track of the kids submissions so they can trade it in for a special prize when W reopens.

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

"MANAGING OUR FINANCES GOD'S WAY" | EVERY SUN, JUN 14TH - AUG 30TH | 9:30AM - 10:45AM | ZOOM

We are offering a twelve-week class on the spiritual discipline of Christian stewardship, focusing on how we can faithfully manage the money and possessions God has entrusted to us. Former Eld. Eugene Leong will be teaching. Join us from 9:30AM to 10:45AM every Sunday on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/769062833


LEGACY

JUN 10, JUL 8, AUG 12 | 3PM - 4:30PM | ZOOM

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

All of our activities are now online. We will gather on ZOOM once a month. Our next meeting will be on WED, JUNE 10. We will be discussing the topic of “Life’s Priorities.”

Babyboomers, please join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86349937634. Please contact Bro. Felix Pan [[email protected]] for more details.

Learn more about us at https://www.whcchome.org/en/ministries/legacy


GIVING UPDATE

Last Week’s Offering*
$65,973

 

YTD Offering*
$716,870
APR 2020 Offering†
$180,472
APR 2020 Expenses†
$196,707
JAN-APR Revenue
$648,535
JAN-APR Expenses
$795,093

*Updated as of last week; YTD Offering as of 5/24/2020 – World Vision COVID-19 Giving is excluded as it is not part of ongoing operations
†Previous month’s numbers are released on the 3rd/4th week of the month. They are preliminary and subject to change.