Dr. Paul Thiessen (MD, FRCPC) informed us of new possibilities in living the full experience of being human in his talk on “Can Pain Be A Gift?”, influenced by the book ‘The Gift of Pain’ by Paul Brand and Phillip Yancey, which explores pain through the lens of leprosy where patients lose their sense of pain in the areas affected by infection and thereby encounter grievous harm. This provides a window on the broader subject of pain and suffering. Paul Brand was an orthopedic surgeon who spent his life in India performing corrective surgery on those afflicted by leprosy.

Paul and Travis at St. James Community Square Room 104

Note: this service was our second trial of new potential homes for our congregation and took place at St. James Community Square in Room 104 of 3214 W. 10th Ave. in Vancouver, off Trutch Street.

Service Details

Passage: Romans 5:1-5; Matthew 8:1-13; Psalm 121; 2Kings 5:1-15

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Paul Thiessen

Worship Leader: Travis Martin

Song Leader: Angela Ruthven

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

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Sunday School Team

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