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

Our Church Family: No one was reported hospitalized at bulletin time.

Year-End Giving: Please prayerfully consider how God has blessed you this year and how you can contribute to the ministry of Maranatha as we seek to reach the lost, restore the broken, equip the saints and release the workers. Prayerfully consider both the budget and the building fund to help pay down our mortgage. Donations must be made no later then today to be eligible for donation receipts for 2017.

Thank You: Marten and Rennie VanderWal say thank you to our church family for the tremendous response of care we received for our move. The friendship, time, and sheer muscle in moving the heavy objects was a generous gift that we gratefully acknowledge. We thank the Lord for our family of faith that is able to show its love in action so well. We love you. May God continue to bless us as we care for one another.

Council & Staff wants to thank the congregation for cards and greetings received during the Christmas Season and wants to wish everyone a Joyful New Year! God’s blessings on you this Season!

Maranatha Seniors: Our first meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. We are always looking for more seniors to join us, so we are inviting you to come and check us out. More information will be in next week’s bulletin.

Pastor John and Michelle want to thank everyone for cards and gifts received in connection with the Christmas season and wish everyone a Blessed New Year!

Choose Your Noodle & Dessert Auction will be held on Friday, Jan. 19 starting at 6pm. This is a fundraiser for the Youth for their year-end trip to Circle Square Ranch. Tickets are available after the service in the foyer. Tickets will be $5/person or $25/family. For more information see the insert in the bulletin.

RightNow Media Renewals: It’s renewal time for your RightNow media subscriptions. If you already have a subscription please pay your $20 yearly fee at the Information Desk as soon as you can. If you are NOT currently subscribed, but would like to be, please complete the insert and return to the Information Desk with your fee and you will be assigned an access code for this valuable resource library. Questions or concerns, please call Valerie 613-962-2062 ext. 215

Budget Envelopes for 2018 are located on a table in front of the office in the foyer. If you are interested in budget envelopes contact Nancy in the office 613-962-2062 ext 200.

New Members’ Class will be held on Jan. 12 & 13 and Jan. 19 & 20. For more information see the insert in the bulletin.

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 renowned 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.

Griefshare: If you or someone you know is grieving the death of a love one there is caring support available through GriefShare. Starting Thursday Jan. 11 from 7-9 pm GriefShare will again be running its 13-session support group. Excellent videos featuring experienced grief counsellors and people sharing experiences of their grief journey help us to learn that grieving is normal, but is different for everyone and provide input on how to handle grief in a healthy way. Caring and experienced facilitators are there to encourage and support during group discussions, and a workbook to be used at home helps us draw near to God as we look at the different aspects of our grief journey. For more information or to register contact: Mary Kaldeway 613 962 8220 or mary.kaldeway@gmail.com