Prayer Chain Requests: Please e-mail your prayer requests to prayermaranatha@yahoo.ca or call Barb Huiskamp (613-393-1585).

Our Church Family: Clayton Virtue fell and sustained a concussion and a bleed on the brain. He was sent to KGH and kept for observation for a night  and is now home recovering. Andy Jongenotter remains in Trenton Hospital. Egbert Couperus’s radiation treatments have been effective but he requires an additional two weeks of doses to complete the process. Many thanks to those that have given their time to drive him to KGH. It is greatly appreciated. Please contact Rennie VanderWal if you are able to help out in the next two weeks. Congratulations to John Vos as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Monday, and to Andre Koopmans as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Tuesday and to Joe Shields as he celebrates his 81st birthday on Wednesday.

Dedication: Josie Claire Trafford, daughter of Scott & Lindsay will be dedicated in this morning’s service.

Tonight we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All who have publicly confessed the Lord Jesus Christ and are seeking to live out that commitment in repentance and faith are warmly invited to join in our celebration.

Pastor John’s New Book, When Trouble Strikes, Handling The Losses in Your Life”, is available at the Resource Desk for a suggested donation of $15.

Midweek: A new season of Midweek starts up Oct. 5, check out the brochure in the bulletin and register early for the course of your choice. Call Valerie at 613-962-2062 ext. 215 for more information or questions. Details also available on the website: www.maranatha-church.com Anyone taking the Dave Ramsay money course, there is a fee  of $35 for the workbook. If a couple or a family take the course only one workbook is needed.

Pioneer Club will be ministering to children, JK – Grade 6, again this year, starting Wednesday, Sept. 20. Club will run from 6–7:30pm each Wednesday night. We are looking for adults and teens to serve on this ministry team. This ministry provides a great opportunity for teens to receive community service hours. If you are interested and have attended Maranatha for at least 6 months, please contact Linda Wattam, 613-848-7083.

Walking Group will start up again on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10am in the Youth Hall and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Any one interested in walking to a video is welcome to join. For more information, talk to Fran Dunford.

Youth Fundraiser: On Saturday, Sept. 23, the youth will be holding a car wash in the parking lot here to raise funds for their year-end trip to Circle Square Ranch. See the insert in the bulletin for more details.

Sponsor Children for Pioneer Club: Some families find it difficult to pay the $50 registration fee for their child to attend Pioneer Club. Would you consider giving a donation towards the fees that could be offered to these families? Please make the cheques out to Maranatha Church and on the memo line put Pioneer Club and place them in the offering plate or take them to the Pioneer Club table in the foyer.

Focus on The Family Film: The movie, “Mully”, the inspiring true story of Charles Mully will be shown in Kingston at Cineplex Odeon Theatres on Gardiners Road on Oct. 4 & 12. Please see the poster on the board outside the office.

Thank You: The Holleman Family celebrated the passing of our wonderful mother, Alie Holleman, with great memories and those shared with our church family. For over 60 years we have walked with and lived along side each other through joy and sorrow; what better people to do that with than our church family. We cherish the comfort you supported us with, God’s love is evident in you. Special thanks those who walked us through it: Pastor Marc, Gary, Paula and the Church Ladies. Thank you all. Anne-Marie, Sonja, Gary, Alice.

Prayer Night: We have been praying together for Maranatha on the last Wednesday of the month. Next meeting is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30pm in the Youth Hall.

Promise Keepers is holding a national men’s conference at the Queensway in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18. Felix Boer & Darrel Brown are organizing a group of men for the Saturday session. Special guest will be 4-time World Series Champion Darryl Strawberry. Please talk to Darrel Brown or Felix Boer if you are interested in going.