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)
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?
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.
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.
AMMiC’s new display viewed for the first time at 2016 New Wineskins Conference.
For the past two and a half days (April 6-9, 2016), Bishop Stephen Leung, The Rev. Shihoko Warren (Church of All Nations), Ministry Coordinator Nona Leung, and Webmaster Alvin Ng have been attending the New Wineskins Conference in North Carolina. Continue reading →
Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada is announcing that the 4th Two Generation Leadership Conference will occur on Friday, September 30th to Saturday, October 1st, 2016. The 2016 Conference is entitled “Honouring Your Parents: God’s Word, Cultural Heritage, and Christian Community”.
Have you checked out the 2015 Pentecost & Advent edition of the The Apostle from the Anglican Church in North America? The Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd’s Taste of Life Fellowship is profiled on page 18-19. You can also check out the online version of this article.
For this and all previous editions of The Apostle, check out the ACNA website.
Taste of Life Fellowship featured on page 18-19 of the Fall 2015 The Apostle.
The 2015 Anglican Church in North America Provincial Council, Executive Committee, and College of Bishops are meeting this week on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada (AMMiC) sharing was by Bishop Stephen Leung on how God has been guiding and leading the ministry. (The video below should start automatically at Bishop Stephen’s sharing at 6 hours and 50 minutes into the video. Bishop Stephen’s sharing end at 7 hours and 7 minutes.)
Rev. Shihoko Warren from Church of All Nations (Japanese) also shared her testimony to the Provincial Council.
The Provincial Council meeting concluded with a reception and a Holy Eucharist Service celebrating the Festival of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist at Church of Good Shepherd in Vancouver. Choirs from AMMiC’s Church of Good Shepherd and St. Matthias and St. Luke Church joined with St. John’s Vancouver provided wonderful voice to the worship sing, especially the Offertory Hymn presentation.
The Church of Good Shepherd, Vancouver, BC was selected to present a ministry video at the ACNA Assembly 2014. Good Shepherd Vancouver has kindly shared with us the video. Click on the link for the amazing story of how God is working in and through Good Shepherd.
This week, four outreach meetings were held or will be held:
Good Shepherd Vancouver: May 6 at the Taste of Life (ministry among grass root workers), a famous Chinese opera singer shared her story; May 7 at a women fellowship, Mrs Hui shared how she went through difficult life challenges with God’s grace.
Then on May 9 at TGIF monthly dinner outreach, Christine will share how she has been found by God.
Good Shepherd Calgary (Cantonese) on May 10, a potluck dinner where a couple will share their story plus Chinese music will be performed by a group from the Calgary Chinese music promotion society.
Pray for those who attended and will attend the services that their ears will be opened to hear the mighty work of our Lord in real lives and their hearts will be opened to our God that their lives may be touched.
Please also remember the ongoing outreach ministries (ESL class, ESL Bible studies, social gatherings) that the Christ the Redeemer, Toronto has been doing.