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Tim Tseng

I'm Pastor of English Ministry at Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church (San Jose, CA), independent scholar and theological educator.
Tim Tseng has written 198 posts for Canaan English Ministry

EM 2.0

November 19, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

The weekly Canaan English Ministry Calendar has been updated. Go to canaanem.org/calendar/

Also, we will have a special Thanksgiving English service this Sunday. Bring your friends and family!

Canaan EM Cong Meeting Report.001At last Sunday’s Congregational meeting, I gave a short report about the English and Youth Ministry to our members. I shared about many good things that God appears to be doing among us, for example:

  • Numerical growth across life stages (including the exciting baby boom).
  • A greater desire to reach out to people in Christ’s name rather than come to church just for friends and families.
  • We are paying closer attention to ministering to people in life-stage transitions, especially children to youth and college grads to young adults. We can still improve on singles to married couples, families with young children, and empty-nesters.
  • Moving our worship space downstairs has helped English and Youth feel closer to the rest of the church.
  • Gradual upgrading of our worship space (e.g., new chairs, a stage, etc.)

Canaan EM Cong Meeting Report.004But, we are also exhibiting clear signs of becoming what I call English Ministry 1.0. This is what every Asian immigrant church faces. As youth enter the adult life stages, there is a gradual disengagement from church life. English-speaking and American-acculturated parents often do not choose to bring their children back to their home church. As a result, English ministries in these churches become a revolving door for adults and perpetually children and youth ministries. EM 1.0 can neither reach the wider U.S. community nor build up a church membership that can take responsibility for the congregation’s facilities and organization. This is our greatest threat and I believe we only have a one or two year window to redesign our English Ministry.

That is why I propose that for 2015, we adopt the theme E.M 2.0. Our pastoral staff has been working towards this idea by attending to life-stage transition ministries, but I feel that the time has come for the entire church to support and build a well-designed and distinct way of doing English and Youth Ministry – EM 2.0.

I believe commitment to three key principles will help us redesign and upgrade our English ministry next year:

  1. Every person a minister; every ministry is for people (Eph 4:11-12): We will encourage our English Ministry adults and youth to internalize the idea that everyone participates in and has a role to play in building up our church. Everyone has a ministry. We won’t be satisfied with upgrading Canaan’s customers. We need an upgrade of our laborers and investors. Furthermore, we want our ministries to focus more on building up people’s Christian vision and spiritual growth rather than unreflective acts of service.
  2. Beyond spiritual milk (Hebrew 5:13): It is time to challenge ourselves to grow deeper in our discipleship. It is time to move beyond a shallow faith in which church attendance is seen as little more than being part of a social club. We want to encourage everyone to give more time and energy to eating the meat of biblical and theological nourishment. Doing so will upgrade our ability to minister effectively to thoughtful people within and outside our church.
  3. Taiwanese PLUS+. We want to make conscious decisions that create space for non-Taiwanese people. For example, we can bring on administrative staff who relate directly to an English-speaking population, highlight missions and people that are not Taiwan or Taiwanese, offer more than Taiwanese food. None of these suggestions abandon our Taiwanese heritage or identity. But for our English Ministry to flourish, we need to intentionally create space for non-Taiwanese.

These three principles are just the beginning of the process of reshaping (and maybe rebranding) our English ministry. I invite you to be part of this opportunity to build a special church community next year!

Now for some important updates…

1. Canaan People column
Come on people! Share about yourself to our community in the Canaan People column of our weekly bulletin. Please go to bit.ly/iamcanaanpeople and let us know who you are and why Canaan is so special to you! Don’t be a “gated” and “guarded” believer! And thanks to all who have already participated.

2. Turkey Bowl XVII. Thanksgiving Day, 9:30am. Join us for our annual flag football games at Kennedy Middle School (821 Bubb Road) in Cupertino.  Bring water, cleats and friends.  Rain or shine, it’ll be fun! Contact John Tang [email].

3. On Saturday, Dec 6, there will be a Gospel Outreach service conducted in Mandarin at 7:00 pm in church. Contact Pastor DJ for details [email].

4. Advent Season begins on Nov 30th. We encourage everyone to bring an ornament and participate in the tree lighting service that Sunday. We are also looking for people to set up the Christmas tree. This year’s Advent theme is “Jesus is Coming!” What does that mean?

5. On Saturday, Dec 20 our Men’s Fellowship has a service opportunity for ten people at Second Harvest Food Bank between 9 a.m.-Noon. Contact John Tang for more information [email].

See you Sunday!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries

Anchor of my soul, captain of my salvation

November 12, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

Thanksgiving marks the end of the Christian calendar. So on November 23, we’ll have a special English service where we’ll have opportunities to share our gratitude for God’s provision and goodness during the past year.

It’s difficult to be grateful when we face stormy weather in life. Last Sunday I shared that Paul’s counter-intuitive outlook, an outlook shaped by his vision of Jesus and mission for the Kingdom of God, sustained him through his struggles. Believe me, I know how hard it is to maintain this outlook during life-stage transitions. Recent college grads often struggle with doubt and uncertainty about their futures. Moms with very young children often feel frustrated and depressed because of the intensive demands of child rearing. And a large majority of us struggle with real and imagined pain of the excessively high cost of living in the Bay Area. Truthfully, there very few seasons of life when we don’t experience struggle.

So I encourage you to remember Paul’s story. Despite his struggles and suffering, he became the most influential follower of Jesus we know. Though his entrance to Rome in chains was rather ignominious, his life and his letters would forever be etched in the hearts of Christians. As we saw over the last three months, Paul was anchored to his intimate experience with Jesus and his saving grace. This is what inspired me to use this photo of an anchor for my twitter profile. Jesus Anchor

This Sunday, Pastor Chris Liu will wrap up our series on Acts with a concluding message about Paul in Rome.

So come and engage God’s word!

Now for some important updates

1. The weekly Canaan English Ministry Calendar has been updated. Go to canaanem.org/calendar/

2. Thanks to all who participated in last Sunday’s Operation Christmas Child Packing Party You can still make tax deductible donations of $20 per shoebox by next Sunday 11/23. Write your tax deductible donation check to CTCC memo OCC. Our goal this year is to reach 600 children If you want to help, contact Wendy- whuang625@yahoo.com.

3. Canaan People column
Come on people! Share about yourself to our community in the Canaan People column of our weekly bulletin. Our Canaan People queue is empty, so please go to bit.ly/iamcanaanpeople and let us know who you are and why Canaan is so special to you! Don’t be a “gated” and “guarded” believer! And thanks to all who have already participated.

4. The 2014 Congregational meeting will be held this Sunday, Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Worship Hall 1. Come on time because the Bell Choir will perform!

5. Applications for Canaan membership through baptism, confirmation, or transfer are also due this Sunday. The next welcome service will be on 12/14. Please speak to pastors and elders for an application.

6. The Young Adults will hold a Large Group Fellowship next Tuesday, 11/18 at 7:45 PM. Contact Pastor Chris Liu for details.

7. On Saturday, Dec 6, there will be a Gospel Outreach service conducted in Mandarin at 7:00 pm in church. Contact Pastor DJ for details.

8. Men’s Fellowship has a service opportunity for ten people at Second Harvest Food Bank on Dec 20 between 9 a.m.-Noon. Contact John Tang for more information.

See you Sunday!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries

Say Yes and Thank You

November 5, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

Canaan Yes 2014A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to help serve lunch in October and support the Canaan Yes Festival last Saturday!

Also, thanks to all who helped with the college student care packaging. Almost all our college students have received them – many have posted their appreciations on our Facebook group pages.

We all live busy lives. Yet because of your commitment to Christ, you gave of yourselves to build up our faith community through these services of love. Thank you!

In my sermon last Sunday, I encouraged us to look again to Paul as a model for Christian witness. Paul’s unwavering determination to proclaim the gospel despite suffering and difficulties was rooted in his encounter with Jesus. In that vision, he realized that the resurrected Jesus was the fulfillment of all his aspirations and those of his people. Jesus is the fulfillment of Hebrew scripture – and the Savior of the whole world.

It is my hope and prayer that all of us at Canaan will encounter Jesus as Paul did. Christians who have had this encounter are the most determined to make a difference in the world for Christ. The encounter doesn’t have to be as dramatic as Paul’s (or Moses’ or Isaiah’s), but once we find our vision from God, nothing will be able to deter us from living our lives for him.

This is why I encourage you to start or participate in a VisionQuest group. These groups of 3-4 people who meet about once a month for ten months are geared towards helping us find (or focus) our vision and calling. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll help you set one up!

Looking forward to this Sunday, my sermon will be based on Acts 27:18-32. We’ll reflect on how to weather storms in our lives. So come and engage God’s word!

Now for some important updates…

1. The weekly Canaan English Ministry Calendar has been updated. Go to canaanem.org/calendar/

2. An Operation Christmas Child Packing Party will be held this Sunday (11/9) at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Shoeboxes & tax deductible donations of $20 per shoebox are due Sunday 11/23. Write your tax deductible donation check to CTCC memo OCC. Our goal this year is to reach 600 children If you want to help, contact Wendy- whuang625@yahoo.com.

3. Canaan People column
Please share about yourself to our community in the Canaan People column of our weekly bulletin! Our Canaan People queue is empty, so please go to bit.ly/iamcanaanpeople and let us know who you are and why Canaan is so special to you!

4. The 2014 Congregational meeting will be held on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Worship Hall 1. Please attend the Congregational Meeting Informational Meeting this Sunday at 1:30pm in Worship Hall 2.

5. Applications for Canaan membership through baptism, confirmation, or transfer are due on Nov 16. The next welcome service will be on 12/14. Please speak to pastors and elders for an application.

6. A Thanksgiving Worship Service will be held on Nov. 23. Please come ready to share what you are grateful for via a short testimony or a talent offering. Let me know if you’d like to participate.

7. Men’s Fellowship has a service opportunity for ten people at Second Harvest Food Bank on Dec 20 between 9 a.m.-Noon. Contact John Tang for more information.

See you Sunday!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries

Canaan Yes this Saturday (rain or shine)

The Canaan Yes Festival will be held this Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church’s parking lot (indoors if it rains). Please invite your friends to come! Share this page with with them!

Csnaan Yes flyer


And don’t forget. Daylight Savings ends this Sunday!

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How well does English Ministry reach out?

October 9, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

In only a few weeks, this Christian year will conclude. Our English Ministry has been reflecting on what it means to reach out and, together, be an influence for Christ – thus, this year’s theme has been “Confluence.”

I’m happy to report that God has been stirring among us. Our members are more intentionally reaching out to guests and visitors – especially on Sundays. Members of each life stage are increasingly sharing the responsible for reaching out and ministering to their own life stage. We are now paying closer attention caring for brothers and sisters who face life transitions. And since the middle of August, the English worship attendance has eclipsed 100 (the only exception was during the weekend of the EM camping trip).

While all this encouraging, we need to be realistic. For example, like most churches, attendance rises in the fall and spring, but declines in the winter and summer.

Church Attendance is a Two-Humped Camel

Church Attendance is a Two-Humped Camel

Nevertheless, there are indicators of growth in the area of outreach. Last Sunday, I took a survey of our attendees’ Outreach Consciousness. The survey came from Gary McIntosh and Charles Arn, What Every Pastor Should Know. 101 Indispensable Rules of Thumb for Leading Your Church (Baker, 2013), 15. The authors called this a measurement of “Good Commission Consciousness.” Our worshipers were asked to affirm as many of the following ten statements as they could:

Statement – Number affirmed

  1. I see the primary purpose of our church as sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. – 43
  2. I have participated in an outreach training event in the last year. - 15
  3. I have invited an unchurched friend or relative to a church event in the last six months. – 22
  4. I would support a motion to designate at least 10 percent of our church budget to outreach events and training activities. – 36
  5. I would prefer that the pastor call on nonmembers more often than on members. – 11
  6. I would be willing to take a new member or visitor home for dinner once every six months. – 30
  7. I have intentionally introduced myself to a new member or visitor in the past month. – 38
  8. I have talked with an unchurched person about my faith in the past three months. – 28
  9. I have prayed for a specific unchurched person in the past month. – 36
  10. I would be willing to be a pioneer in a new group or new church fellowship to help reach new people. – 13

I then tallied the number of affirmations based on returned surveys:

No. affirmations/ Number of surveys returned
0 – 8
1 – 2
2 - 2
3 – 7
4 – 7
5 – 15
6 - 10
7 – 8
8 – 2
9 – 0
10 – 1

Of the 62 total received (54, not including blank responses), 11 responded with seven or higher. According to the authors, “If 20 percent or more respond favorably [respond yes to seven or more of the questions], you have a congregation with a Great Commission conscience.”

Canaan EM Outreach Consciousness 2014_10_05If we don’t count the surveys that were returned blank, then we have a congregation with a Great Commission conscience.

In sum, I think we are pretty close to an evangelistic breakthrough. It is an encouraging sign! We have some challenges ahead of us. In the near future, I’ll share more about these and some suggestions about how we can face and overcome them. For now, here is a sample of what is your leaders are planning:

1. We are setting up a section in Worship Hall 3 for parents with little kids
EM Worship Hall with kids section
2. Friday Family Night with programs for children is in the works.

3. English ministry fellowship or retreat for married couples without kids

3. High School seniors’  meals and outings

4. Care packages for college students

In the meantime, please continue to pray for me. I am teaching a course called “Theology of Ministry” for Doctor Ministry students at San Francisco Theological Seminary this semester. Here are my students:
Tim Tseng SFTS students 2014 FallI miss engaging people about Christian faith and ministry at a deeper level. So this has been an enriching experience for me. I am eager to have these conversations with more people, especially with folks from Canaan!

Thanks for reading this longer update.

See you Sunday!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries

Conquer Busy this Sunday

September 18, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

Betty, Benji, Nathaniel, and Tim on the North Shore of Oahu (Sept 9, 2014)

Betty, Benji, Nathaniel, and Tim on the North Shore of Oahu (Sept 9, 2014)

We haven’t had a real family vacation since our boys were in high school. Having a chance to go to Hawaii with Nathaniel and Benji was a real joy. Thank you fellow Hawaii afficionados for recommending places to visit and to eat!

Last Sunday, while many of our members were camping out in Half Moon Bay, I was delighted to share a message to remind our youth and young adults that we are God’s own people. Peter says it this way:

But you aretumblr_m0knvwTgtw1qb5lxeo1_500
a chosen people,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
God’s special possession. (1 Peter 2:9)

There is a special freedom that comes from belonging to God’s family. All our good deeds and love for God’s people and God’s world flow out of our identity. Therefore we don’t have to “earn” the privileges of being his chosen people. That’s Good News! So please don’t forget who you are!

This Sunday, we will continue our sermon series on the Acts of the Apostles. I’ll look at Paul’s Macedonian call and Lydia’s conversion as instances of overcoming busyness. Being busy is insidious. Even Paul and Lydia had to find ways to conquer its faith-destroying effects. Let’s find out how this Sunday!

See you then!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries
Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Bell Choir

Registration for CTCC’s Fall Bell Choir (for grade 2 and up, youth, and adults) is now up and running. Rehearsals start in October. Please register online here:

https://sites.google.com/a/ecanaan.org/canaankids/home/children-s-choir


2. Serving Lunch in October (Stanley Chow)

Thank you for being part of Canaan.

You’re invited by Canaan’s English Ministry to signup for “Lunch Service for Canaan Christian Church in October 2014.” Please click on the link to view the online sign up.

We are grateful for your participation!

To sign up, go to:

http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D44A8AC2AA75-emlunch/

Quest for Vision

August 29, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

Vision Quest.001For the last month, I’ve been part of a VisionQuest small group of recent college graduates. We’ve been sharing and praying for each other and reading TwentySomeone by Craig Dunham and Doug Severn. We only meet once or twice a month, but I’ve been blessed during these meetings. It is good for me to hear the hopes and struggles of our younger young adults. We plan to meet about ten times. At the end, our hope is that VisionQuest participants will gain clearer insight about God’s vision for them and about their special gifts and calling. Please continue to pray for this VisionQuest group! I hope to start a couple more in the next month – as well as start a VisionFocus group for people who are older than 30 and want to seek where God is moving in their lives.

My family will be on vacation from Sept. 2-13. Pray for us as we rest, reconnect, and recreate!

Have a great weekend! See you Sunday!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This weekend, the Luke Medical Missions Conference will be held at Canaan. It is a free conference where you can hear stories of medical missionaries who have given their gifts and talents to serve the least of these. All sessions will be presented or translated into English. It’s not too late to register on line at http://www.LCMMUSA.org.

One of the conference speakers, Dr. Scott Murray, will preach at English service this Sunday at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a “Conversation with Dr. Scott Murray.” Elder Torence Lu will play the role of Charlie Rose. We welcome everyone to come and learn more about what God has been doing through Dr. Murray! Here is some biographical information about Dr. Murray:

Scott Murray is a Scottish missionary surgeon to displaced migrants on the Thai-Burma border.

He was born a “missionary kid” to a family working with the “Shan” tribal people in North Thailand. From age 7 to 12, he attended Chefoo School in Malaysia, a missionary boarding “school in the jungle.” He then attended high school in England while his parents still worked in Thailand.

At age 16, Scott felt God’s calling to be a missionary doctor. He earned his MBChB (MD) from Dundee Medical School and was Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, in Glasgow.

In 1991, Scott began medical missionary work in Manorom Christian Hospital in Central Thailand with Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF).

In 2010, he became the Hospital Director and surgeon at Kwai River Christian Hospital in Sangklaburi, Thailand, on the Thai-Burma border.

Next Sunday – September 7th:

We will welcome 6th graders to English worship and Everglow Fellowship! Chris Liu will preach on “The Next Generation” (Eph. 4:1-16).

Also, during lunch time in the Fellowship Hall, Pastor DJ and Grace Jang will share about their upcoming mission trip to China and Taiwan (Sept. 11-27). Come and hear what they will be doing. An offering will be collected to support the trip.

And the Sunday after that – September 14th

Because many of our families will be joining the EM camping trip in Half-Moon Bay, the focus for worship will be on youth and young adults. I’ll speak on “U-R” (1 Peter 2:4–12), which will also be relevant for families, too!

We will then resume our sermon series through the Acts of the Apostles.

The Chill of Autumn

August 20, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

Did you feel the first chill of autumn? Now that our – well – interesting retreat is over (at least the English adults and youth had great speakers), we can look forward to a season of harvest:

  • School is starting again for children, youth, and young adults – a year more mature and, hopefully, wiser! On Sept. 7, we will welcome six graders to our English worship service.
  • While many of our adults will be camping on Sept. 12-14, we will have a youth oriented worship service on the 14th.
  • We’ll continue our sermon series on the Acts, where topics such as “faith and work,” “simplifying our lives,” and “discerning God’s will” will be addressed.

It will be an exciting season!

Now some ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. THIS SUNDAY: Deacon Stanley Chow [email] seeks some “muscle power to move the piano and electronic drum set from 2nd floor to Worship Hall 3 after service.”

2. END OF SUMMER COLLEGE FELLOWSHIP: Stephen Chen and Terrance Chang will lead a college group/fellowship for the remaining summer month before quarter system schools start in early October. They will meet on Wednesday nights from 8-9:30pm at Canaan or until they find a homier place to meet. They’ll be reading Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will.

Scott Murray.0013.  LUKE MEDICAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE: Heard about the Ebola virus? Why do medical missionaries risk their lives? Find out on Aug 29-31 at the annual Medical Missions conference at Canaan. It’s free of charge. You are also welcome to just show up in certain sessions. Registration forms will be available for you to drop off in a collecting box located in the Worship Hall 1 lobby, or you can go to http://www.LCMMUSA.org to register on line.

4. GUEST SPEAKER on August 31. Dr. Scott Murray will preach on “Go Do it! To the least!” (Mt 28:16-20). During the community hour, he will stay and be interviewed, Crystal says, “Dr. Murray, a medical missionary and also a fellow OMFer … was one of the early workers in Manorom Christian Hospital in Central Thailand (which closed just a few years ago.) He’s a legend.”

5. Share about yourself in CANAAN PEOPLE – go to this link and get featured - bit.ly/iamcanaanpeople

See you Sunday!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries 

2014 Retreat Information (English Adult & Youth Sections)

Download the following two documents. They provide the information you need for this weekend’s retreat (English Adult and Youth sections):

1. General guidelines (what to bring, how to get there, how to register) | [Download 2014 Retreat Guidelines]

2. English Adult and Youth Schedule, maps, contact information | [Download v4]

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Here come the kids!

Canaan VBSDear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is just around the corner!

Thanks to the hard work of Nicole Lu, Shirley Tai, and many volunteers, VBS has been our most publicly recognized and effective ministry to families. Please keep everyone involved in your prayers next week.

Canaan VBSDuring the last two VBS’s, Betty and I have set up a “welcome table” in the lobby area. We’ve served coffee and refreshments, made seats available for people to chat, and provided opportunities to share about Canaan to guests.

Next week, I’d like more of us to support the “welcome table.”

There are two ways that you can help:

1. Go to Costco and buy seedless red grapes, clementines (or satsumas), croissants, cupcakes (or other healthy snacks that can be easily served) from Costco. Bring them to church Wednesday, Thursday, and, Friday mornings so that we can store them for the following day. You can donate or get reimbursed.

If you can help, please let me know right away so I can coordinate the amount to purchase.

2. Staff the “welcome table.” We have two main shifts – 8:45-10 AM and 12:00-1:15 PM. If you take the morning shift, we’ll need you to set up the refreshments and drinks. If you take the afternoon shift, we’ll need you to clean up. “Welcome table” staff also need to take the initiative to greet guests, prepare to answer questions, and share about Canaan.

We especially need help on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. On Friday, I will not be able staff the “welcome table” at all since I will be driving Betty to the airport.

Please let me know if you are able to help with staffing. Thanks!

Also, this Sunday, we will continue our “Acts of Confluence” sermon series with the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8).

I’d like to experiment with renaming our “second hour” the “community hour.” This way, I hope that all of us begin to use the 11:30 am – 12:30 pm as an opportunity to build up koinonia (fellowship) with one another and with guests. Let’s take advantage of this time to minister to each other through Sunday School classes and intentional efforts to get acquainted with guests.

See you at worship on Sunday!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries
[email me]

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Other updates

1. “Canaan Basics” on August 2 has been cancelled. The next opportunity for new members to join Canaan will be Dec 14.

2. 2014 Church Retreat (Aug 15-17) at U.C. Santa Cruz. About eight English and Youth from Immanuel Taiwanese Presbyterian Church of Fremont will join us. Let’s welcome Pastor Lionel Chew, their new English ministry pastor!

3. I will be leading a workshop on “The Next Asian American Christianity” for the Asian American Baptist Alliance Convocation on August 6-7 in Glendale, California. Please pray for my preparation and presentation.

4. Thank you folks for sharing about yourself in the Canaan People column of the weekly bulletin. We are eager to have everyone participate (I’d like updated blurbs from those who shared last year). Simply go to this link, follow instructions, and get featured – bit.ly/iamcanaanpeople

Looking Ahead:
- Aug 5: Young Adult Large Group Fellowship at church (7:45 PM, Worship Hall 2)
- Aug 10: All church welcome service (10 AM, Worship Hall 1).
- Aug 15-17: Church Retreat (U.C. Santa Cruz)
- Aug 29-31: Luke Christian Medical Mission Conference.
- Sept. 12-14: EM Camping Trip (Half Moon Bay) [All full]
- Nov 1: Canaan “Yes”

English Service 10 AM

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Thanksgiving Service

Worship Location (Hall 3)

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Upcoming Events

  • Canaan EM Turkeybowl XBVII November 27, 2014 at 9:30 am – 1:00 pm John F. Kennedy Middle School, 821 Bubb Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 , United States Bring water, cleats and friends.  Rain or shine, it'll be fun ! Contact John Tang.
  • English Worship: Tim Tseng "Mold Me" (Isaiah 64:1-9) November 30, 2014 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am WH3_max120
  • NO Everglow Fellowship Night: December 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Room 160
  • English Worship: Tim Tseng "Comfort Me" (Isaiah 40:1-11) December 7, 2014 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am WH3_max120
  • Everglow Fellowship Night: December 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Room 160
  • All Church Worship Service December 14, 2014 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am WH1_max400, WH3_max120
  • Everglow Fellowship Night: December 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Room 160
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