Baptism: For those who are interested in taking the next step in their faith journey, we will be holding a baptism celebration on October 2, 4p @ Oxford. The application deadline will be NEXT SUNDAY, August 21. For more information, please speak to a member of the pastoral staff. 

"And now, why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name."
Acts 22:16 ESV

Prayer Café: This week's prayer meeting will be held at the Cheng's home on August 16 at 8p. We welcome you all to join us to pray together as a community! If you are unable to join us, please feel free to submit any prayer requests through our website, on Facebook, or through email.

2017-2018 CDC: According to our church bylaws, members of each Community Development Committee (CDC) is required to be a church member* for at least 3 years. That would leave our English and Mandarin CDCs sorely lacking in eligible candidates. In light of this, the Deacon Board has accepted the suggestion of the 2017-2018 Nomination Committee to allow the following special exemption, which is valid only for this upcoming term and does not constitute an amendment of our Constitution: 

CDC Chair:
Cantonese - member for 3 years
English - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years
Mandarin - Member for 3 years OR member attending for 5+ years

CDC Members:
All - Member OR if not, must apply for membership as criteria for accepting nomination

We will vote on this exemption next week, August 21

*church member is defined as:
1. Baptized at LBCYR; or
2. Transferred membership from previous church - aka 'handshake ceremony'

Homeless Connect: A co-founder of this organization will be coming to speak to us about this initiative in two weeks on August 28, so we can learn more about how we, as an English congregation and believers of Christ, can live out our call to love our neighbours as ourselves through participating in this event. Since the event will take place on Sunday October 30, we plan to hold a Saturday evening service that week and to attend and serve together as a church. The deadline for registration is September 4, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested. For more information, please speak to Dr. Kevin Lee or Kenny Ng.

What's Happening at Logos this week?
Church Vote: Pastor Matthew Ma TODAY, after service
Prayer Café: Tuesday August 16, 8p @ the Cheng's
Numa: Bible Study Friday August 19, 7:30p @ Noah's Ark
Secret Church: The Call to Bear the Cross Saturday August 20, 9a @ the Cheng's
Church Vote: CDC Special Exemption Sunday August 21, after service