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June 20, 2024

Join us at KPC for Weekly Worship 

Order of Service June 23, 2024 

Theme: Sermon Series 1 Samuel

“He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
Isaiah 2:4

Gathering Music & Welcome
Hymn #425 We praise you, O God
Announcements & Call to worship    
Lighting the Christ Candle & the Second Candle
Prayer of Adoration followed by Confession in unison
Assurance of Pardon
Children’s Time
Hymn #398 When the spirit of the Lord moves in my soul
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:1-7, 32-50; Mark 4:30-34
Sermon  “Faith, Courage and One Smooth Stone”           
Musical Offering - Speak, O Lord (S. Townend & K. Getty)
Prayers of the People                          
Hymn #371 Love divine, all loves excelling
Blessing and Benediction
Sung Response  #424 Sing, praise and bless the Lord
Sending music - Precious Lord, take my hand (arr. Thomas A. Dorsey)     Joseph Chiang, saxophone


Upcoming Events

  • F&M Committee Meets tonight 7:00 pm
  • Alpha for Youth Continues Wednesdays,  5-6:30 pm
  • Course on Christian Living  Wednesdays  7 pm
  • KPC Vacation Bible School - July 29 - Aug 2 & Aug 6-9


Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. The UN reports that Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. Today we pay tribute to the resilience and bravery of those forced to flee their homes.  The KPC Refugee Committee partners with the national church - Presbyterian World Service & Development. PWS&D’s refugee ministry embodies Christ’s teachings to serve and defend vulnerable and persecuted people. Through this ministry, KPC and other congregations have the opportunity to extend a helping hand by sponsoring refugees for resettlement in Canada. Last year, sponsoring groups supported by PWS&D welcomed 99 newcomers in refugee situations to Canada; two of these newcombers came through the KPC Refugee Committee.  This year PWS&D has almost twice the number of applications. Because of this overwhelming demand PWS&D is presently not able help KPC bring any newcomers to Canada in 2024. We continue to support pray for and and uphold the work that PWS&D is doing, even as we are looking for new partners to help us with our goals to help a refugee family who has escaped persecution in Afghanistan.   Visit the PWS&D website here to learn more about this  important ministry. In the mean time let's celebrate the work that continues around the world to support refugees.

On a personal level, seeing the anxious and bewildered looks on refugee's faces as they are met at the airport evokes all kinds of thoughts and feelings. Some have their entire world contained within the large tote bags each of them are carrying.  Will they be able to adapt to their new country; the climate; learn a new language; accept the broad cultural and religious diversity; learn to use modern appliances (although some will be able to teach us how to use our technology); and critically, will they be independent when the sponsorship ends. All this learning with possibly grade school education or less. The parents will probably find minimum wage jobs but they are determined that their kids will have a much better life. We have watched their kids graduate from high school -- at the top of their class, get university degrees and enter various professions. Others become valuable employees in various construction Trades. Some ultimately buy their own homes! What an honor to be invited to graduations, weddings, and to Baptisms.  The bottom line is they are very determined to become independent and will work hard to overcome any obstacle that life throws in their path. 

G - 3 (Games, Giggles and Gab) will be at Crofton Manor on Thursday, July 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.Join us for a fun time.  For more information contact Marg or Bill Buschman through the church office Phone at 604-261-1434 or email 

Alpha for Youth (ages 13 to 17) Register Here Now!For more information about Alpha go to or our website calendar. We are also looking for volunteers to help prepare meals. If you are interested in helping out please send an email to Jaebok Gu  


Vacation Bible School

KPC - Summer Bible School CampThis year children aged 5 to 13 are invited to join us for two separate summer camp adventure weeks. Each camp day begins at 9 am and wraps up at 4 pm. The children will be well supervised by staff and volunteers.

Generally, the flow of each day is something like this:
• Drop off - between 8:45 and 9 am
• Opening Gathering 9 am 
• 9:30 Crafts and games time to get to know each other
• 10:30 Break with a snack
• 10:45 - 11:45 Teaching time 
• Lunch (children to bring their own bagged lunch)
• 12:30 - 1:30 Applying the morning lession.
• Trip to the park for some outdoor time, or crafts with a guest volunteer leader
• 3:00 return to the Hall for snack time singing and closing story.
• 3:30 to 4 pm Day wrap up and parent pick up.

Register in person at KPC offices or online
• Cost - $ 50 per family.
Location KPC Hall - 2733 west 41st ave,
Phone: 604.261.1434. Email: kpc@telus.netRegister and reserve a spot for your child here