April 9, 2015
Easter Greetings Canaan English Ministry members and friends!
Last weekend was the most incredible display of service and worship leadership that I’ve seen among our English Ministries! A big, big thank you to Christina Chen and Wendy Huang for organizing and leading the praise portions of our all-church worship service last Sunday. Our Praise Band and choir did a tremendous job!
Many of us also led the Easter Egg hunts for our kids. Thanks Children’s Ministry!
Thanks to so many (especially our youth) who served lunch! Thanks to Chris Su for leading the lunch service.
And appreciations again to everyone who led the wonderful Good Friday service and the San Jose City Team kitchen service ministry!
It was great to hear the testimony of our newest member, Ming Su. Meixuan also officially joined Canaan, but was sick. I’m sure we’ll hear story again. Both Ming and Mei are already serving and leading. We welcome you, dear brother and sister, to our church family!
God is good. He stirs up his people’s desire to glorify his name and advance his kingdom. We are so grateful to start the season of resurrection with such enthusiasm and joy!
This Sunday, we start our Easter sermon series on the “Gifts of the Spirit” by looking at the git of prophesy. God builds up his people by gifting them and then empowering them to share their gifts. As we build towards English Ministry 2.0, let us prayerfully consider what our gifts are and be ready to share them for the common good!
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OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
visit canaanem.org for more information
The weekly Canaan English Ministry Calendar has been updated. Go to canaanem.org/calendar/
Luke Christian Medical Missions English Ministry Event – April 11, 2015 (10:30 am – 2:00 pm).
Hilton Garden Inn San Jose/Milpitas, 30 Ranch Drive Milpitas, CA 95035. Register at:http://bit.ly/1BCFkBX
SILENT AUCTION FOR BUILDING RENOVATION
Contact Arthur Saye [email Arthur] if you’d like to get involved with a fun silent auction!
PLEASE GIVE TO THE CHURCH RENOVATION FUND
By God’s grace, as CTCC continues to grow, there is a need to reconfigure the physical space here to better serve the needs of the church. Session has determined a 2-month period, from 3/15 to 5/15, where we will actively raise funds for Phase One of the Reconstruction Project. Please get a “Phase One Building Fund Faith Pledge Form” in the back of the Worship Hall. The form will be available until 5/15. Please take it home and lift up this project in your prayers. Then return the completed pledge form to the Finance deacons or place it in the offering bag as soon as possible, but no later than 5/15. Ed Chen [email Ed] or Arthur Saye [email Arthur] for more information.
City Team San Jose
Our City Team San Jose Kitchen support service at 580 Charles St, San Jose 95113 concludes next Saturday, April 18 (9 am – noon). Contact William Effendy [email William] for more information.
Belize Summer Mission (July 10-19, 2015)
– The deadline for application is this Sunday, April 12.
– There are only 2-3 slots available for Canaan. The two ministry foci is to lead a Vacation Bible School and help with the construction/up-keep of the Chinese/Taiwanese church in Belize. We are looking for someone to be a sous chef (who is exempt from VBS), worship leaders, and youth counselors.
Friday, July 10 – travel to Belize
Saturday-Sunday (July 11-12) – getting oriented, visit city and church, prayer wa.lk
Monday-Friday(July 13-17) – VBS/Chuch construction/evening hang out with youth.
Saturday (July 18) – Cave tubing, zoo visit, ice cream party, etc.
Sunday (July 19) – return to U.S.
– Let me know if you are interested or have any questions [email me]
CHURCH LUNCH SERVICE • APRIL
Our English and Youth Ministry is in charge for the month of April. We especially need youth for April 5th. If you haven’t received an email from SignUpGenius about church lunch service in April, please go to this link and sign up to help:
Service Coordinators are:
– April 12 – Chris Su
– April 19 & 26 – Stanley Chow
Let Deacon Stanley Chow know if you have any questions. [email Stanley]
EVERGLOW YOUTH. Beginning APRIL 17, we will have two Sunday youth classes: Junior High and High School students (and other configurations, too). One class will meet in Room 150, while the other will remain in the Youth Lounge.
MOTHER’S DAY RECEPTION • MAY 10 (11:30 AM)
Anyone interested in honoring our mothers and sisters? Let Stanley Chow know! [email Stanley]
PROMOTION SUNDAY • JUNE 7
If you are graduating from 5th grade, high school, college, or graduate studies, please send me a head shot so that we can create our annual Promotion Sunday brochure. On the Sunday, 5th graders will join our worship service for the first time and will be welcomed.
FATHER’S DAY • JUNE 21
Go Mission Fund Raising, Short Term Mission Commissioning.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (JULY 28-AUGUST 1)
Online registration for our popular Vacation Bible School (VBS) summer camp is open for students (grade 5 and younger) and volunteers (grade 6 to adult) atvbs.ecanaan.org. More info at vbs.ecanaan.org, or talk to Shirley Tai [email Shirley].
ALL-CHURCH RETREAT • U.C. Santa Cruz (Aug 7-9, 2015)
We will have English Youth, English Adult, Children’s, Mandarin, and Taiwanese tracks. We’ll also be at Stevenson College where there are newly renovated housing accommodations. Rachel Hung [email Rachel] and James Chang [email James] are representing the EM/YM on the retreat planning team. Please let them know if you are interested in helping!
ENGLISH MINISTRY CAMPING TRIP • Mount Diablo (Sept 4-6, 2015)
Contact Mike Ling for more information. [email Mike]
See you Sunday!
Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries