On the fourth Sunday of Lent, Jeff C. Borden, in private practice and teaching, and as the Executive Director of the Place of Refuge transitional living program in Vancouver, spoke on the hope found in stories of recovery from addiction. Addictions to drugs, alcohol, or gambling can be the consequence of pain, isolation, peer pressure, or mental health barriers. The society’s program — started by several Mennonite churches in South Vancouver — uses an abstinence-based model which includes assisting in the spiritual recovery of the individual. It can take a year or two for people to get well and regain stability in their lives by living in a safe environment with gentle support. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:11-32

Communion: No

Ecumenical or Event: Lent IV

Potluck Lunch: Yes

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Jeff Borden

Worship Leader: Paul Thiessen

Song Leader: Curtis Funk

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Diane Ehling

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