Events (107)

Saturday, 30 September 2006 16:00

Events October 2006

Written by Lorsen Koo


October, 2006


There will be an English Musical on October 21 (Saturday) night from 7:30 to 9:30pm. We invited the Cornerstone Singers from San Francisco to perform this musical. The title is “Happy Endings.” Please come and join us to enjoy this special program. Click here.

Our annual New Officers’ Retreat is scheduled on October 28 (Saturday) from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You don’t have to be an officer to attend the retreat. We invite anyone who is interested in knowing more about the church to attend this retreat so that you may be more in-tune with the plans for next year.


During our Business Meeting on September 24, we passed a resolution to ordain Brother Anselm Siao as Minister of the Gospel. Tentative date is set to be on November 26 (Sunday). Please reserve the date to come and celebrate with us on this joyous occasion.


We thank God that the City of San Jose has granted us for an “adjustment” of the Conditional Used Permit. We now have a little more time to complete with the construction drawing. We ask everyone to pray for these drawings be done in a timely manner.


Friday, 30 September 2005 16:00

Events October 2005

Written by Lorsen Koo


October, 2005


Time To Celebrate
October 2nd is our 25th Anniversary. It’s going to be eventful day—Worship and Sunday school as usual in the morning. Then at 5:30, we will meet in the Family Center of Emmanuel Baptist Church. To kick off the celebration, we will have a gourmet dinner, followed by a worship of praises and encouragements. It is our honor to have invited our first Senior Pastor, Rev. Barjona Liao, as one of the speakers. Pastor Larry and Pastor Jonathan will also deliver words encouragement. The theme for the evening is “Celebrating God’s Grace.” May we give honor to God’s name throughout the celebration.


We will be having a Missions Sharing Night on October 7 at the Church auditorium. Short-term missionaries will share their experiences in China and Arizona. Please come and join us to broaden our global view of God’s kingdom.

There is going to be an English Outreach program on October 22nd (Saturday) from 7:30-9:30 pm. We’ve invited Cornerstone Singers to share the message that evening. The title is “Happy Ending.” Please invite your friends to come. Admission is free.
Thursday, 30 September 2004 16:00

Events October 2004

Written by Lorsen Koo


October, 2004


Welcome Abroad
I would like to welcome all the new church officers for the year 2005. May you find fulfillment in serving the Lord by serving the church He died for and loves by grounding yourselves in His love. May the Lord grant you strength so that you may be able to accomplish a good balance of family, career and ministry. May you keep the spirit of unity by learning to be submissive to the leadership of the church leaders. There is going to be an Officers’ Retreat on October 30 (Saturday). Details to follow.


Since we will have a Baptismal Service in December, we’ll have a New Membership class in the afternoon of October 24 (Sunday). If you’re interested in joining our church as members, please contact Pastor Larry or Minister Pinnie for details. If you have received Jesus as your Personal Savior, but have yet baptized into His Body, I recommend you to do it as a witness of your commitment to His Saving Grace. If you’ve been baptized and been coming to our church regularly, I encourage to join us as members, to be part of God’s family and to build His Kingdom until He returns.


Prayer Support
Please pray for the searching of the English Pastor. The Board of Deacons will discuss a couple of candidates.

The building plan has been submitted to the City of San Jose for its final site approval for the Public Hearing. Please pray that God will guide our building project through.


The Board of Deacons will be having a retreat on October 5 – 6. They will be busy praying, sharing, and discussing the direction as well as the plan for next year.


Tuesday, 30 September 2003 16:00

Events October 2003

Written by Lorsen Koo


October, 2003


Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Jerry and Sanna. Their oldest son Alan will marry Yvette on October 4. May God bless the new couple.


Bobby and Helen will be having their wedding on Oct 11. Shortly after the wedding, they will move to Florida so that Bobby can continue his seminary training. May God bless their marriage and lead Bobby into a ministry that glorifies the Lord.


Philip and Maggie will exchange their wedding vows on Oct 25. May God fill their marriage with joy and blessings unto overflowing.


Building Project
After many months of waiting and anticipating, we finally received a date for the city to put our application to build a sanctuary on the agenda for Public Hearing. According to the information provided by the city to our architect, the date will be October 8. Let us put our efforts together to pray for an approval. After the approval, we need to decide on choosing a General Contractor. The Building Project Committee members have been busy interviewing and processing all the information provided by different contractors. Let us encourage and support them, and also pray that they will make a wise choice.


There will be a special Short-term Missions Sharing on Friday night (10/17) at 7:30 . Three groups will be sharing on that night: dental ministry in Mexico , VBS ministry in Mexico , and City Team Ministries at Seattle . Hope you will join us and witness what God is doing in us and through us.

Monday, 30 September 2002 16:00

Events October 2002

Written by Lorsen Koo


October, 2002


If you have any input, you can email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to Pastor Larry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We would like you to be part of this decision making process.


Welcome Aboard
We would like to welcome all the newly elected officers for the upcoming year. Their terms will be from January 1st through December 31st of 2003. Your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Sunday, 30 September 2001 16:00

Events October 2001

Written by Lorsen Koo


October, 2001


I would like to invite you to a special Musical Program on October 26 (Friday night) from 7:30 – 9:30. We invited the Carpenter’s Tool to sing and share an Evangelistic message with us. The program is free, and all is welcome. For direction to our church, please check our map page. Bring a friend.

Like previous years, we will begin our annual Canned Food Drive at the end of this month. Please support this worthwhile social ministry. All collection will be donated to CityTeam Ministries in San Jose.


Wedding Bells:
Alison C. and Wyman L. are getting married on October 20. May God bless their marriage. Happy Wedding!

Sharon C. and Daniel C.: wedding date is set for June 2002.

Jaime W. and Lorsen K.: wedding date is set for August 2002.

New Church Members:
On September 16, the church passed the resolution to accept four new members: Karen L. (from a Christian Church), Wing Kei L. and Amy W. (through Baptism), and Will L. (re-Baptized to affirm his Faith). Welcome to the Family.

Saturday, 30 September 2000 16:00

Events October 2000

Written by Lorsen Koo


October, 2000


Welcome to the Family
We want to welcome the five brothers and sisters who joined our church as members on September 10, 2000. The following Sunday (September 17), all five of them were baptized. We had a great time witnessing and listening to their sharing before their baptism. May the Lord continue to build up their faith.

Building Project Update
Praise the Lord! The building expansion project has been completed, and on September 25, we received the "Certificate of Occupancy" from the City of San Jose. A hearty "thank you" for all of your support, encouragement, and prayers.

You are invited!
You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and church dedication service on Oct 1st, 2000. It is a time for us to count God’s blessing and praise His name. It will be a joint worship at 11:00am, and there will be a luncheon immediately following worship. Hope you can join us to praise the Lord.

Friday, 31 October 2008 16:00

Events November 2008

Written by Lorsen Koo


November, 2008


Canned-Food Drive
Just like previous years, we will be collecting non-perishable food items and clothing in the month of November. All the collected items will be donated to the CityTeam Ministries the day before Thanksgiving. We encourage you to participate.


Congratulations to Edmund and Sophia. Their baby, Ethan, was born on Tuesday, 10/21.

Wednesday, 31 October 2007 16:00

Events November 2007

Written by Lorsen Koo


November, 2007


Officers’ Retreat

We had our Annual Officers’ Retreat on October 27, and around thirty members came. Before the retreat, a few showed up to clean up the construction site as an effort to save money. We had a great time getting things done, and the retreat started on time! After praise and devotion, the theme “God’s Calling, our Passion” was introduced. We also tentatively set the Church Calendar for next year. Followed with small groups to share their Calling and Passion, we then prayed. Finally, all of us went on the building pad to visualize the first floor layouts, and all of us held hands to pray. It was awesome!


Building Project Update

We have officially applied to amend the Second Phase of the Building Project. This includes keeping the existing multi-purpose building and renting off-site parking. We should hear from the City in about a month. Please pray for the approval of this amendment. Not only does it mean we can save on construction cost, it also means we can keep the fond memories of dripping “blood, sweat and tear” when we physically built it ourselves twenty years ago.

We are also in the process of “Value Engineering” to cut cost. The Building Committee is planning to call a special meeting on November 18 to provide a complete building plan and budget. We are hoping to have a more manageable cost breakdown at that time.


Canned-Food Drive

Just like previous years, we will be collecting non-perishable food items and clothing in the month of November. All the collected items will be donated to the CityTeam Ministries the day before Thanksgiving. We encourage you to participate.
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 16:00

Events November 2006

Written by Lorsen Koo


November, 2006


Ways to Help the Needy

  • As years past, our church will continue to participate in two meaningful events that provide some type of relief to the needy. We encourage you to participate in them. One of two is the “Canned Food Drive” which will be donated to CityTeam Ministries in San Jose during the time of Thanksgiving. Please bring any nonperishable food items to the church before November 23, and we will deliver them so that CityTeam Ministries will have enough food to give away.
  • The other program is to support Operation Christmas Child sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Fill up shoeboxes with useable items (preferably non-edible), and enclose a check for $7.00?? (please check this amount) payable to Samaritan’s Purse, and we will deliver them on November 20, so that the organization may ship them to the needy children in Third-world countries in time for Christmas.


  • Congratulations to the proud parents, Ivan and Karen, with the early arrival of Jayden who came almost three weeks ahead of schedule. He weighed in 6lb 1oz, 19 inches. Both mother and child are doing well and resting at home.
  • The Pastoral Ordination of Brother Anselm Siao is scheduled on November 26 (Sunday) at 3:30pm. Dinner will follow after worship. RSVP is needed. We look forward to having you celebrating with us. We pray that Brother Anselm may continue to faithfully serve the Lord with his new role in Hong Kong.

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