The past weekend, February 3-4, 2018, Bishop Stephen was in Calgary leading a talk series entitled “A Study of Holy Communion in the Bible and in the Anglican Reformation”. The talks were co-hosted by the Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd Calgary and the Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Ambrose Seminary (CCSTAS).
God willing, on December 2, 2017, the Right Reverend Stephen Leung will ordain Rev. Allan Tan to the priesthood, and Mr. John Ngai to the diaconate (transitional). More details of the service will be forthcoming. Bishop Stephen would ask for your prayers for Allan+ and John for God’s special grace upon them and their family during this time of preparation.
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Mt.9:37-38)
AMMiC will be hosting two events in the month of September, a mini-conference from September 19-21, 2017 (Tuesday to Thursday) and the 7th Annual thanksgiving and fundraising dinner. Both events will be held at the Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd Vancouver. Click more for details.
The Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd will be having a Vacation Bible School this summer from 9:30 am to Noon on July 24 to 28. All children ages 3 to 12 are welcome to come learn more about how God has created everything. Early bird registration ends on May 31st (which includes a surprise gift). For inquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website to register.
The 2017 Anglican Church in North America Provincial Assembly, with the theme of Mission On Our Doorstep, is an opportunity for everyone across the continent to gather and be united “as church”. As part of the Assembly, there will be many different workshops, networking events, and sub-conferences. AMMiC will be leading a sub-conference on Asian and Multicultural Ministries. The presentation team, led by Bishop Stephen Leung, will share the experience of ministering to Asian immigrants in North America.
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Rev.7:9-10 ESV)
In this day and age, with so many nations becoming our next door neighbours, the vision revealed to the Apostle John at Patmos has become an imminent reality. How can the Anglican Church in North America grow strong multi-ethnic ministries that are engaging and relevant to immigrants and their families? What examples are there to sparkle our imagination and creativity in ministry?
The Rt. Rev. Stephen Leung has announced that Allan Tan will be ordained to the diaconate (transitional) at 3 pm on Saturday December 17, 2016. The service will be held at the Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd (Vancouver) with Bishop Stephen as Officiant while the Preacher will be The Rev. Sean Love, Rector of St. John’s Richmond Anglican Church.
Allan currently serves as a Artizo Ministry Intern at St. John’s Richmond. Following his ordination, Allan will serve as the assistant curate at Good Shepherd (Vancouver). Please continue to remember Allan in your prayers.
Bishop Stephen has announced that, God willing, the Reverend Christopher Owen Ley will be ordained a Presbyter in the Church of God at 2:30 pm on Sunday August 21st, 2016.
The ordination service will be held at Anglican Network Church of Good Shepherd Vancouver, 189 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
All are invited to attend this service.
Clergy are asked to be present to witness the signing of the Oaths and Declarations at 2:00 pm and to robe for the service; colour is red.
Following his ordination, Chris+ will continue to serve as Curate at St. Matthias and St. Luke Church (Vancouver). Please keep Chris+, Melissa and Hudson in your prayers.
REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOW $65 UNTIL THE FINAL DEADLINE
“Honouring Your Parents: God’s Word, Cultural Heritage, and Christian Community” is the 4th Two Generations Conference organized by AMMiC on September 30-October 1, 2016. The goal of the conference is to continue the dialogue between first, second and inter-generational immigrants that builds on a deeper understanding and open dialogue among church leadership of different generations and multi-ethnic composition.
The conference will examine “Honouring Your Parents” in three segments:
- Biblical Exposition from the Old and New Testaments by The Rev. Dr. David Pao.
- Exploration of Chinese cultural heritage of honouring your parents by The Rev. Dr. Pakon Chan
- Local context of what pastors and lay leaders from different generations have observed and look forward to resolve.
Please check the conference page for more information and the registration form. Don’t be late to register, REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOW $65 UNTIL THE FINAL DEADLINE.
The 2016 Joint Summer Conference is being organized by five AMMiC Churches and Church Plants – Good Shepherd Vancouver, St. Matthias and St. Luke Church, Good Shepherd Richmond, Church of All Nations and Good Shepherd Calgary – from Thursday June 30 to Sunday July 3. Two different language tracks will be available. The English track will have Rev. Sean Love (Rector of St. John’s Richmond) speaking on Christian Discipleship. The Chinese track will have Dr. Ka Lun LEUNG (President of Alliance Bible Seminary in Hong Kong) speaking on 華人、華人文化與與基督信仰 (Exploring Chinese Heritage and Christian Beliefs). A children’s program will also be available for children age 3 to 12 during the conference. Early bird registration deadline ends May 15, with full registration ending May 29.
Please check the two posters for more details: English Track and Chinese Track