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

Our Church Family: Condolences to the Dykstra & VanderWal families on the passing of Nick last Sunday. Condolences also to Gerald & Evelyn Allison & family on the passing of Gerald’s mother this past Thursday. Congratulations to Gerrit Tammel as he celebrates his 83rd birthday on Friday. Andy Jongenotter remains in Trenton Hospital.

No Evening Service next Sunday, as we will be having a Thanksgiving Day Service on Monday, Oct 9 at 10am.  Plan to join us to thank God for His blessings and to celebrate communion together. The offering will be for World Renew relief help for those affected by the recent hurricanes. Please give generously to this cause.

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 TODAY for the course of your choice. Call Valerie at 613-962-2062 ext. 215 for more information or any questions. 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. NOTE: The signing class will not start until Thursday, Oct. 12.

Wedding Announcement: Elizabeth Busse & Graham Quick  have indicated their desire to be married in the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3pm in the chapel. Unless there are valid objections, the ceremony will take place at that time, D.V. Pastor Visser will be officiating. Elizabeth & Graham invite the congregation to witness their marriage.

Wedding Banns: Diana Huiskamp and Andrew Morris have indicated their desire to be married in the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6pm in the chapel. Unless there are valid objections, the ceremony will take place at that time, D.V. Pastor  Visser will be officiating. Diana & Andrew invite the congregation to witness their marriage.

Ride Needed: If anyone is willing to pick up Elsie Walker from Hastings Manor once every five weeks to bring her to church and back home please call Sue Wiarda 613-967-3827.

The Banner, our denomination’s publication, can be picked up at the Information Desk.

Thank You for your prayers, cards, thoughts, calls and love during my recent knee surgery. It is a real joy to belong to such a loving, caring community. Hazel VanderVelde

Maranatha Seniors: Our annual bus trip will be on Thursday, Oct. 5. We will go ahead with the trip even though we are mourning the loss of our leader Nick Dykstra. Please be at the church at 8am and park in the back parking lot of the church. Please make sure to bring your $55. The bus is full and there is a waiting list so if you are unable to go, please let Greta know no later than Monday, Oct. 2.

A Special Ministry: Our Pioneer Club could really benefit from having a few more people acting as one on ones for a few of our kids, kids that need a little extra help. No weekly prep is needed. Just being there beside them makes the difference, making it possible for these kids to be in club, learning about God’s love for them. We meet on Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. If you think this ministry could be for you, call Linda 613-848-7083 or Cheyenne 289-691-1325.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Would you like to share Thanksgiving with others? We would like to invite you as our guest! The dinner will be held here on Thanksgiving Day, Oct. 9 from 12:30-2pm. For more information, see the flyer on the bulletin board outside the main office.

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 Oct. 4 and 12.

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.

Quarterly Statements are in mailboxes or at the Information Centre. The statements detail your giving to Maranatha. Please take a minute to look it over to make sure that it is correct. If there are errors, please contact the church office. If you would like to have offering envelopes, use pre-authorized giving or learn more about ways to contribute to Maranatha, contact the church office (962-2062).