The Bridge Church Newsletter

The Bridge Church Newsletter
Building strong, healthy bridges -- first to God and then to the world.
Church office is at:
4385 Keaka Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
your chili
for great
Bring a dish
to share at
the potluck
after church!
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1897
Aiea, HI 96701
We’re on the Web!, and
and Bridgechurchhawaii
Senior Pastor Gordon Wong
enter the
Assoc. Pastor
Javier Martin-Vinas
(919) 221-4768
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Discipleship Pastor Mel Felipe
(808) 423-4063
Worship Leader Mendel Wong
(808) 203-8020
Youth Pastor
Ashley Kawabata-Bonin
February 11, 2015
Friday, Feb. 20 (5 – 8 pm)
@ Honolulu First Church (408 N. Judd St.)
Saturday, Feb. 21 (8:30 am – 6:45 pm)
@ Puunui Community Park (2555 Puunui Ave.)
Come for worship, sports, and other fun activities!
It is free! Just bring your lunch and a snack!
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Book cost: $15
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by Sunday., Feb. 15
Contact: Chaplain
Brian Haley at
[email protected]
at 6 pm
Feb. 23!
At Church
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Keaka Dr.)
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Click the Manuary tab
and then click the
free resources link.
If you want a pdf file
of the book sent to you
for free, please email
[email protected]
and he will send it to you.
Please pray about volunteering and teaching our
kids about the love of God! You don’t need prior
experience! We will train you and provide the
curriculum to follow! And you don’t have to teach
every Sunday, since we have subsitutes!
Stephanie Wickizer
We need Sunday School
teachers and helpers
March to May quarter!
Please sign up!
Parents, each month we give children bible verses to be memorized by the third
Sunday of the month. They receive a prize if they can recite the verse by memory.
Please practice these verses at home with your children and memorize them together:
Preschool: “"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." [1 Peter 5:7]
K-1st: "While He was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from
the cloud said, ‘This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to
Him!’” [Matthew 17:5]
2nd-3rd: "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called
children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is
that it did not know Him." [1 John 3:1]
4th-5th: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you
will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of
the earth." [Acts 1:8]
Bible verses for February
January 28, 2015
GEMS Bible Study!
Wednesday nights!
6:45 pm snacks and
Study at 7 pm!
Meet @ Hisaka Hale
(4358 Olaloa St.)
Lisa Haley!
Please pick up applications at church!
Corporately Inquiring of the Lord
Then the Israelites, all the people, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the
Lord. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship
offerings to the Lord. And the Israelites inquired of the Lord. ….They asked, “Shall we go up
again to battle with Benjamin our brother, or not?”
Judges 20: 26-28 (NIV)
1. Worship the Sovereign God who knows all things.
2. Praise the Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love
with all who love Him and obey His commands. (Daniel 9:4b)
3. Confess times you have not sought the Lord together with other believers and
ask God to teach you how to listen to those who speak in His name. (Daniel 9:6)
4. Pray for those you know who do not yet know Jesus as Savior. _________,
__________, __________, Thank the Lord for His patience and His desire for
everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
5. Ask God to help us pull together as a team of believers to encourage one another
to grow in Christ.
6. Lift up before the Lord each person who will come through the doors of the
Bridge church this morning and that He will increase our ability to hear.
7. Repent of times when your church has moved ahead without first inquiring of the
8. Pray for the leaders of the Bridge Church to commit to hearing from the Lord
before moving ahead in ministry: The Pastoral staff, The MOB, GEMS, Youth Group,
Sunday school, Pier and Outreach groups.
9. Pray that the Pastors of the Bridge will grow in their intimacy with Christ and in
their desire to hear Him: Pastor Gordon, Pastor Javier, Pastor Mel, Pastor Mendel,
Pastor Ashley, and Tuan.
10. Pray that believers in Hawaii and in our nation will listen well together and
move forward only when they hear God.
11. Pray for the unity of all believers around the globe and that we would not
forget the poor and those who endure persecution for the sake of Christ Jesus.
(Hebrews 13:3)
Viola Flores (brain tumor surgery resulted in
blindness in one eye and only 25% vision
in the other eye). She is continuing radiation therapy,
but still determined to work.
Sue Stigar’s friend, Princess (gastroparesis).
There is no known cure for this disease.
Jason Lapot (lymphoma) receiving
chemotherapy treatment. Praise God the
tumor in his brain and lymph nodes are
gone! The doctors and nurses at the
hospital call him “The Miracle Man!”
Lester Stigar (hernia and back problems).
Andrew Bauer (vestibular neuritis and
Pregnant Mothers
Janelle Kam
Sharon Santiago
Praise Report: Answered Prayers
Monica Cox got the permanent job she wanted
and she is being given more hours. Her new
boss and coworkers are very nice to her.
Thanks everyone for praying!
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Noelle Ito (hypoglycemia)
Ralph Watabayashi (bad knee,
back and stroke). Praise God he has
recovered dramatically from his stroke!
Monica Cox’s sister-in-law (stage 4 cancer).
Barry Satos’ father (bad reactions to
Fabian Watabayashi
(spina bifida)
Gayle Hamanaka
(lumpectomy surgery
and recent accident)
Irene Sekiya (cancer).
She had surgery
to put in a med
disk to alleviate
pain; and also
suffered a fractured
ankle in a fall
Spencer Hayman (deployed/TDY)
for undetermined amount of time
Gayle Hamanaka’s mother
(broken wrist from fall)
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Terri Nashiro (health, financial and living arrangement challenges).
Hala’i Fujimoto, Leslie Wong’s student at
Waiolani Judd (diagnosed with leukemia).
Lisa Haley’s friend, Christy Nelms (recent surgery
and diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis).
Troy Kersey (transitioning from Air Force retirement).
Pray for God’s Presence and wisdom.
Heather Glisson, Kelly’s mom (stroke and also
fighting cancer for past 12 years)
Mikel Rogers (shoulder surgery). Please pray for
recovery and rehabilitation.
Tammra Snyder (rough surgery on Jan. 20)
Lloyd Hisaka’s mother went to be with the LORD on Jan. 29th, just one week shy of her
100th birthday. Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to the entire Hisaka ohana.
Arsenio Aragon was called into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 31st.
Please lift up the Aragon family in prayer at this time.
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Called by God
Matthew Dortch has answered God’s call to ministry! Please pray for God’s leading,
wisdom and empowerment as Matthew studies for the ministry and begins a new job
and life in Hawaii with his wife Kellie and daughter Evelyn.
Missionaries in Egypt
Please pray for the Dinwiddie ohana, as well
as missionaries Ibrahim and Nariman,
who are reaching Muslims for God.
Additional prayers
Those who don’t know Christ, yet
Pastors and church leaders;
Worship Team; Sunday school
Marriages & families
Youth group, teens & children
Unborn children and
pregnant mothers
State, country and world
Our college
Dallas Wong
Kaitlyn Haley
Niki Price
Lonn Iwashita
Alaina Sagarang
Courtney Smith
Pier Group
February 1
Aliamanu & Hickam
February 8
Sunday and town
February 15
Pearl City and Teens
February 22
MOB and worship team
Greeting Ministry Schedule
February 1
February 8
Mari, Rachelle, Patti and Katherine
Mari, Rachelle, Patti, Katherine
and Joy
Sue, Lester, Eric, Kasey and Joy
Sue, Lester, Eric and Kasey
February 15
February 22
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
Pier Groups
Aliamanu and Hickam
Sunday and Town
Pearl City and teens
MOB and worship team
Please be at church by
7:30 am to start set-up!
set-up schedule