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

Our Church Family: Congratulations to Andy Jongenotter as he celebrates his 87th birthday on Thursday. Congratulations also to Joe & Niesje Bouma as they celebrate their 45th Anniversary on Saturday.

Next Sunday Morning we hope to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Let us prepare our hearts accordingly.

Fall Congregational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30pm in the chapel. Information materials are in mailboxes or at the Information Desk.

Orange Section Gathering TODAY: Please note that if you sit in the Orange section, your “Meet and Greet” is today, Please come join your Section Leaders, Harold & Catharine Fledderus, to enjoy a time of refreshments and connection-from noon to 1pm in the Youth Hall.

Red Section Gathering Next Week: Please note that if you sit in the Red section, your “Meet and Greet” is next Sunday, Dec. 10, Please come join your Section Leaders, John & Sandra Vanberkel, to enjoy a time of refreshments and connection-from noon to 1pm in the Youth Hall.

Friendship Christmas Pageant: The congregation is invited to join the Friendship Circle Group in the celebration of Jesus’ birthday, Monday, Dec. 11 at 7pm in the main auditorium.

Thank You! Pastor John and Michelle want to thank council, staff and the congregation for the many cards, gifts and well-wishes received in connection with last weekend’s retirement celebration. Your love and generosity have overwhelmed us and we are so grateful to remain part of the Maranatha community! A special thank you goes out to the organizers and participants in last weekend’s services. What a grand celebration! Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for each of us!

Christmas Food Baskets: Every year the Benevolence Team provides food baskets to families or single individuals who are struggling in the holiday season. You can help support this ministry by donating the cost of one or more baskets. Cost is $110 for a family basket or $90 for a single basket. For more information and a form to fill out please see the insert in the bulletin.

Invitations to special services at Maranatha during the holiday season are available at the Information Desk. These are a great way to reach out and invite friends and family for a service.

Amaryllis Bulbs: Rhea Van Breda is selling Amaryllis Bulbs as a fundraiser for the Huntington Society of Canada for $15 each. They come as a complete kit with a pot and soil, and are gift boxed so they make great presents. If you wish to purchase one or several, please contact Rhea at 613-962-4727. Thank you!

Dinner Theatre: On Saturday, Feb. 10, Maranatha Marriage Ministry will be hosting a dinner theater and presenting the captivating musical “Moses”, filmed before a live audience at the world renown Sight & Sound Theatre. Tickets are $20 each and will be available after the service, or at the church office. They make great Christmas gifts. All adults are welcome.

The Drama Ministry of the church is in need of child-sized bathrobes, fitting children ages 8-15. If you have any such robes that you would be willing to donate or to loan, please drop them off at the church office asap, Tuesdays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm. If you wish to have the robes returned to you after the Christmas season, please label with your name. Thank you.

Allergy Notice: As the festive season draws near, just a reminder that there is a ban on any and all nut products (i.e. peanuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia, etc) as well as latex (balloons and bandaids) and kiwi (fruit drinks and fruit trays) being brought into the building at anytime.