Central Weekly Bulletin – May 19, 2024

Central Worship Service

Day of Pentecost
May 19, 2024 at 10:30 am (PDT) in the Rev. Jim Smith Chapel

Greetings, Everyone!  A warm welcome to all of you who are joining us this morning.  We are glad to be worshipping together with you.
The Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino presides over the Worship Service.  We thank him for his gracious leadership in guiding the music and accompaniment on the keyboard.

We look forward to the panel discussion with Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino, Dr. Afonso Issa, and a guest speaker Pastor Paulo Borges Junior.  The theme is "Amending Net-work" and the Scripture Reading is taken from John 21:3-19.

"Paulo Borges Junior is married to Lana; they have five children and 12 grandchildren. He is an engineer and a theologian. For 50 years, his vocation has been reflecting and forming young prophetic leadership, striving to maintain the unity of the church and express our faith through good works that God prepared in advance for us to do. He lives in Brasilia and Goiania, where he cooperates in two local churches there, and he is also part of the ministerial council of the Salt of the Earth Ministry, a covenant of Christian communities spread from the center to the margins of Brazil."

We hope today's service will uplift and inspire you as we come together in worship and fellowship.

Join us!

You are all invited for a time of fellowship in the Multipurpose Room following the service.
Beverages and refreshments are provided.  Feel free to bring something to share.

The Fellowship Hour gives us a great opportunity to gather as a community, mingle with one another and make new friends.

Please note, the clean up starts around 12:20 pm, we all need to leave from the Multipurpose Room and Kitchen by 1:00 pm.


Wednesdays Outreach  Ministry

Everyone is welcome to join us for a time of get-together in the Multipurpose Room from 5:30 - 9:00 pm on Wednesday evening.  It is a mixed of outreach ministry and Christian education program including a bible study, music, prayer, potluck, conversations, telling stories\your stories, and fun activities, led by Dr. Afonso Issa.  Bring along a friend or two.   CPC residents are encouraged to come down and join.


Dr. Afonso Issa is a seminary student at Vancouver School of Theology, St. Andrew's Hall.  Afonso is from Brazil, a pediatrician and holds a PhD in the health sciences.  He is doing his field work at Central Presbyterian Church.


Upcoming Events

May 17, Friday:  Rescue Food Distribution at the church Lobby, 11:30am - 12:30pm.  Bring your shopping bags.
May 22, Wednesday:  Outreach Ministry with Dr. Afonso Issa in the Multipurpose Room, 5:00-8:00 pm.
May 24, Friday:  Rescue Food Distribution at the church Lobby, 11:30am - 12:30pm.  Bring your shopping bags.
May 29, Wednesday:  Outreach Ministry with Dr. Afonso Issa in the Multipurpose Room, 5:00-8:00 pm.

Upcoming Preaching Schedules - Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino - Lead

May 26:  Mrs. Neena Durbha - Trinity Sunday, Healing & Reconciliation Sunday
June 2:  Rev. Steven Schumm - General Assembly Sunday
June 9:  Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino - Ordinary Time
June 16:  Rev. Bev Shepansky - National Indigenous Peoples Sunday
June 23:  Mr. Ian Rokeyby; Rev. Bev Shepansky, Communion

2024 Next Sunday Appeals

June 9 – Camp Douglas
August 4 – Session Fund
September 1 – Session Fund/Bursary Fund
October 6 – Thanksgiving
November 3 – Session Fund
December 1 – White Gift/Christmas Hampers
December 8 – White Gift/Christmas Hampers

Keyboard Player Wanted

We are seeking a keyboard player to play during the worship service. If you are interested, see Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino.

 2024 Next Communion Schedules

June 23 – Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino
July 21 – Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino
August 18 – Rev. Beverley Shepansky
September 15 – Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino
October 6 – World Communion Sunday, Rev. Beverley Shepansky
November 17 – Rev. Beverley Shepansky
December 22 – Fourth Sunday of Advent, Rev. Dr. Victor Gavino

Wednesday Outreach Ministry


Past Sunday Services on YouTube

To catch up with past Sunday services, you can find it on this link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29l259aYdIEfg8gHd5SMng

January 14, 2024 -  https://victorgavino.ca/a-step-of-faith-to-a-not-safe-space/

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Central Website

Central website link: https://centralpresbyterian/

 Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking a volunteer to lend a helping hand with the preparation and equipment set up for the Sunday
worship service.  Training will be provided.  Show up at 10:00 am in the Chapel, if you are interested.