Welcome!

First Christian Reformed Church (CRC) is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church community that is committed to loving God and loving our neighbours. 

To find our weekly Sunday services and our Tuesday prayers go to this YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=first+crc+vancouver

We will host the message online this week - email caa.van1crc@gmail.com to join in! 

Intercessory Prayer 

*The last part is a prayer by Cameron Wiggins Bell.

Living God,

Paul in Philippians said to an uncertain and scared church to rejoice in the Lord always. And again, he said, to rejoice! Giver of Life, it’s difficult to rejoice, especially when we confuse happiness with joy. We ask you to reveal your joy to us in the midst of our struggles. 

 Paul also called the Philippians to let their gentleness be evident to all. God with us, still us with a confidence that you are faithful and you are with us and with our loved ones all around the world. Lord, where people are hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer, open our eyes to see how we can both live wisely, and generously. 

Ever-present God, you know the ways we feel distant and disconnected. May you continue to transform your character in us as we encounter your words for us in this moment today. May we learn not to be anxious about anything, but in every situation presenting our requests to you. Holy Spirit, gather our questions and fears, and remind us of your presence in our lives, so that your trust will deepen our trust, your peace will transcend our understanding, and your hope will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 

We pray for our leaders in BC, including Dr. Henry, Premier Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix. We pray for our leaders across Canada and around the world. 

We pray for the front line workers in hospitals as they treat those with risk to themselves. 

We pray for those who transport our goods and are keeping the stores open at this time.  

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home. 

As fear grips our country and world, let us choose Love during this time we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other. Let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbour. Amen

We will host the message online this week - email caa.van1crc@gmail.com to join in!  

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Our worship services are Sunday at 10:30 a.m. - presently happening online due to COVID-19  

2670 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC, V5N 4L2

  near the Broadway and Commercial SkyTrain

station in East Vancouver. 

If you are driving, we have ample parking in the lot behind the church (enter via Victoria Drive or 11th Avenue).

What's happening at First? 

  • Click the link if you are interested in joining a Small Group

What can you expect on a Sunday morning? (this applies when we meet in person, which has been suspended at present)

    • A friendly atmosphere where you'll sit with infants, 90-somethings, and everyone in between.
    • Worship that blends the richness of hymns, choruses from global Christians, and newer praise songs.
    • Sermons that invite us to live in the transformative presence of God as well as corresponding liturgy and art to reinforce God's invitation to us. 
    • Dynamic and participatory, age-appropriate faith formation for kids.
    • Great conversations after the service while drinking JJ Bean fair trade coffee.