November 14, 2020

Hello Dear Friends,

Warmest Christian greetings!

PRAYERS FOR YOU – “…I (Paul) remind you to fan into flame the gift of God…For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:6-7). Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” (2 Timothy 1:14). Notice the words highlighted in bold – they are key words upon which to ponder/meditate. Let the Lord speak to you through His inspired word!

SUNDAY SERVICE & ONLINE CHURCH– Each Sunday is a day of praise, worship, missions reports and more! We are so happy for those who join us on YouTube each week. Here is the link:<>  Let’s pray that the Lord’s presence and blessings will be evident amongst us whether we are physically at church or tuning in at home. We encourage you to join us at the church each Sunday when you feel comfortable doing so. Of course, if at any time you do not feel well, it is wise to stay at home and take good care of yourself. We certainly miss you, though!!

KIDS’ MINISTRY – We are excited that Kids’ Ministry continues at Evangel  Please see our website [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> for more information. Play Group was a great outing on Friday. It is so good that ministry to children is not stopping despite the challenges. We are so grateful to those who come each time.

YOUTH – Please note that 180º Youth gatherings will be held every 3rd week. We so appreciate your prayers for our young women and men plus those who are giving leadership in such challenging times.

PRAYER NEEDS – There are many needs for which to pray: Ralph (had surgery this past week),Tim, Laura, Olivia, our youth and leaders, our seniors who are shut-in, Pat, Bonnie, Angela, John, Shawn (seeking employment), Robbie (taking treatments), Andrea, unspoken need(s), Allan, Elizabeth, Linda , Bill, a husband needing the Lord and a physical healing, Paige (15 years of age), Marg, Sharon, Stewart’s granddaughter, businesses and business people, new pastor, unspoken needs, live-streamed church service, Kids’ Sunday School/Ministry, Global Workers. There may be others that we should add to this list. Please let us know if that is the case and we will gladly include them. You may reach us at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> or 613-354-4281<mailto:[email protected]>. There are lots of prayer needs and they all include both the spiritual and physical!

PASTORAL SEARCH – The Pastoral Search Committee has had a number of meetings and are praying and working hard as the journey continues. This is a “weighty” challenge and our faithful Committee is very diligent with a deep desire to make the right choice by the grace and guidance of the Lord.  Thank you for your partnership in praying as we look forward to great days ahead for Evangel Temple. We will certainly update you as news develops. We will have another meeting on Wednesday, November 18 @ 6:30 p.m. Pray, pray and pray!!!

PRAYER MEETING  You are invited to join us at the church on Monday, November 16 @ 6:30 p.m. for our next prayer meeting! These are very encouraging meetings as we gather at the church to pray together. There are so many needs and our world is in such turmoil! Times of prayer bring such a sense of the Lord’s presence and encouragement. We sure hope you can join us for an hour or so. Besides all of the prayer requests that we list each week plus your personal prayer list, please see the Missions prayer focus below.

BIBLE READING – The challenge for Bible reading for the months of November and December is Jeremiah and Lamentations (of Jeremiah)! This is deep reading but so good to be engaged in the Scriptures. Take the time daily to spend in God’s word. It will strengthen you immensely and bring much comfort as you meditate on the Scriptures. It is good for us to remember this verse: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” (Colossians 3:16). Some have expressed how the Old Testament scriptures are speaking deeply to them!

ADMINISTRATION – The updated copy of the Local Church Constitution is now available. Your Church Board and our Eastern Ontario & Nunavut District  have approved the document and now it is ready for your approval. We have tried our best to make a copy available to each household and include all members and adherents. Please read the letter enclosed in the packet. Contact me should you have any questions, comments or amendments – your participation is welcomed. Included in the constitution booklet is our Statement of Fundamental and Essential Truths. For those who are not yet comfortable in attending church, a copy will be mailed or hand-delivered to your home. It is anticipated that a business meeting will be held soon to receive it. Be watching for the announcement.

MISSIONS – Peter Rattay, Czech Republic is moving forward in obedience to the Lord as he and his family prepare to transition to the great city of Prague, CZ sometime in the days ahead. Would you pray for him and this new church planting venture? Thank you for including all of this in your prayers. We will keep you posted as news may develop.

The total to date for my “Bike-A-Thon – Spain Project” (9-passenger vehicle re church planting and outreach with Raul and Lily Carrasco) is $16,230.00 . This is very good and we are so grateful for your participation (almost ½ of that amount came from your outstanding generosity!!). There will be a few more donations coming from other sources and I expect we will reach, at least, the $20K level (maybe I need my faith increased!!!). This fine congregation at Evangel Temple have been very so good to us and we are overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness! Thank you so much! The Carrasco’s continue to minister to the many communities – 312 of them – in their region with more than 240 not having an evangelical church! Much prayer and personnel are needed. When we reach our goal of $25K a 9-passenger vehicle will be purchased. What this will do to make travel to communities and spreading the good news of the gospel will be incredible! Thank you so much for your kind consideration and doing your very best! I am working with other individuals and churches in eastern Canada to participate (some already have partnered). Should you wish to contribute to this project, simply write “Bike-A-Thon” on your offering envelope and place it in the box provided. We value your prayers and partnership.

CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES – Thank you for participating in the “Christmas Shoe Box” ministry again this year. They are due at the church TODAY!

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!! – Believe it or not we are fast approaching the Christmas season. This year is different for sure. Usually we have a church banquet but it seems we will have to change gears this year…not sure what ideas we can consider to celebrate together – so many restrictions! We are planning a short Christmas Eve service and will keep you posted about that.


Your prayers for our GWs are critical. Thank you for taking the time to include them in your daily prayer times. We remember Travis & Jesse (RAN), Dan & Belinda Collado (ABA, Canada), Jarren & Cindie Hildebrandt (Thailand), Kingston Pregnancy Care Centre (Elizabeth Sacrey), Scott & Melissa Williams (Spain), Janette Tirado (Peru), Laura Benson (Uganda), Deborah Sirjoosingh (Kenya), Cal & June Anthony (Eurasia) and Raul & Lily Carrasco (Spain). Everyone needs prayer and everyone deeply appreciates it!

We continue to pray the same prayers for you this week as described above and in these Scriptures: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7) and “The God of peace be with you all.” (Romans 15:33).

Stay close to God!

Cal & June
Interim Pastors