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

Our Church Family: Congratulations to Graham & Elizabeth Quick as they were married here yesterday. Congratulations to Cliff & Veronica Bolton as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary on Tuesday. Diny Sikma was hospitalized this past week but was expected to return home by the weekend. Please keep her in prayer. Andy Jongenotter remains  in Trenton hospital. He appreciates the visits. Please remember his wife, Corrie, in your prayers, as well.

Tonight there will be no evening service but we invite you to join us on Thanksgiving Day at 10am. Thanksgiving Day we hope to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Let us prepare our hearts accordingly. The offering will be for World Renew relief for those affected by the recent hurricanes. Please give generously to this cause. There is no childcare on Thanksgiving Day, but  the Care Corner rooms will be open but you are responsible for your own children.

Gleaners Food Bank: We will be collecting food on Thanksgiving Day for Gleaners Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food items.

Prayer Chain Barb Huiskamp will be on holidays Oct. 13 to 20. Christy Geertsma will be managing the prayer chain email: christy@geertsma.com or call 613-849-8157.

Thank You: A sincere thank you to all who supported us with prayers, cards, and visits, and acts of service on the loss of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Your kindness means so much. It is so comforting to be part of a Christian community. Alice and John Rekman, Chuck and Joanna Dykstra, Rick and Yvonne Dykstra and families.

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.

Section Pastoring: Please check out the brochure in the bulletin for details of the next phase of the Section Pastoring initiative.

Family Luncheon: Another Family Luncheon will take place on Oct. 29. This is a great opportunity to connect and grow in our church family, so mark your calendar and plan to attend. Please take completed registrations to the Information Desk as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns please call Valerie at 613-962-2062 ext.215.

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.

Thank You from Marten and Rennie VanderWal to our church family, for the loving care we received through visits, hugs, phone calls, flowers, cards, and especially, prayer support, in the sudden passing of our brother, Nick Dykstra. You have truly demonstrated that we are a family of faith together, and we are blessed .

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.

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

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.

No Friendship Circle this week, due to Thanksgiving. It will resume next week.

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. 12.