Sunday, October 27, 2019
20th Sunday after Pentecost
At the piano: Ignatius Banda
Liturgist: Judy Kim
Preaching: The Rev. John P. Willison
Can you help to set up and take down? This involves moving some furniture, lugging hymnals back and forth to a closet and other tasks. Be at church at 10:15 a.m. to help. Thank you!
ABOUT TODAY’S PREACHER: The Rev. John P. Willison
Pastor John and his wife Carol arrived in Shanghai about four years ago after more than a decade in Kampala, Uganda. There, John was the lead pastor of a large international church. Today, John is the lead pastor of the 4 p.m. service here at Abundant Grace International Fellowship. For a time, he had an active role as one of our pastors at Trinity, the 11 a.m. service of AGIF. We still appreciate his ministry among us from time to time. John’s seminary work was done at Trinity Evangelical Seminary in the Chicago area. His wife, Carol, is beloved in our community and teaches at Concordia International School Shanghai.
CONSTRUCTION AND REMODEL OF THE CHAPEL HAS BEGUN. FOR THE NEXT 3-4 MONTHS WE WILL WORSHIP IN THE LARGE SANCTUARY AT THE SAME TIME, 11 A.M.
We meet Sundays at 11:00 am in the chapel of Hong En church at Mingyue and Hongfeng, in Jinqiao. In accordance with PRC law only foreign passport holders are allowed to attend our services.
ABOUT OUR PASTOR: The Rev. Timothy F. Merrill was born in Canada., ordained to Gospel ministry in 1968 and recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of this event. He has served churches in Minnesota, Colorado and Oregon in the USA. He did post-graduate work at Iliff School of Theology (Denver), a Methodist seminary, taking a M.A.R. in Medieval Historical Theology. The Elizabeth Iliff Warren Fellowship enabled him to do doctoral work at Princeton Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian seminary, where he was also a Teaching Fellow. He returned to Iliff as a part-time instructor in Church History. He is the author of a number of books published by Abingdon Press and others, including Learning to Fall: A Guide for the Spiritually Clumsy. For the past 20 years, he has been the Executive Editor of Homiletics, a preaching resource for pastors around the world. His wife, Jeanie, is a counselor in the high school at Shanghai American School. PT has been with Trinity since its second service in 2008 and has served as Trinity’s pastor since August, 2017.
Contact Pastor Timothy at: email@example.com.
We are in the same neighborhood as Dulwich College, Concordia, and the Jin Qiao Carrefour on Biyun Lu. The address is: 455 Hong Feng Lu, which is at the corner of Ming Yue Lu. Make sure your taxi takes you to Ming Yue Lu.
Car parking is available in a nearby parking garage (enter from Hong Feng Rd, between Blue Marlin restaurant and Big Bamboo restaurant, look for the “P” sign for parking). Bikes and scooters may be parked inside the church gate. For more information, see http://agifshanghai.com/