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 Marten VanderWal as he celebrates his 82nd birthday today, and also to Patty DeKorte as she celebrates her 81st birthday on Thursday.

This Morning, we welcome Pastor Allan Kirkpatrick of Grace CRC in Cobourg as our preacher by way of a classical appointment.

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 during the week. All adults are welcome.

Maranatha Midweek: The new season of Maranatha Midweek begins on Thursday, Feb. 8. Please check out the brochure in the bulletin and register for the course of your choice. If you have questions or concerns call Valerie at 613-962-2062 ext. 215.

Directory: We are planning to publish a new directory for the new year. Pages for the directory are on the tables outside the main office. Please check your information and make any necessary changes. If you have an email address please provide it as well. Email addresses will not be published in the directory but will be kept in the office for staff. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter. Any questions, please talk to Nancy in the office.

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

Free DVDs!! The Resource Desk is reorganizing and there are a number of dvds of past services that are available at no cost. There is a table set up beside the Resource Desk and we invite you to come and browse through them and help yourselves to those that we have made available.

Prayer Night: We have been praying together for Maranatha on the last Wednesday of the month. Next meeting is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 7:30pm in the Youth Hall.

Maranatha Birthday and Event Calendars for February are in mailboxes and the Information Centre. If you would like your birthday included on the calendar, please contact the church office.

Spirit Borne Performing Arts will be performing their 2017-18 show entitled, “Out of The Darkness”. This show tells the story of Granny and her family as they encounter personal and neighbourly concerns about the gypsies who are living in the country with them. They will be performing 4 nights: Feb. 10 at Trenton Wesleyan Church, Feb. 11 at Roblin Wesleyan Church, Feb. 24 at Fellowship CRC in Brighton, and Feb. 25 here at Maranatha. All shows are at 7pm, and will include a freewill offering.

World Renew: Steve & Alice Bylsma will be volunteering with World Renew Disaster Response Services repairing homes in Tarboro, NC due to Hurricane Matthew from Jan. 23– Feb. 3. Please pray for safety and good health for them and the team.

Thank You: To the congregation of Maranatha CRC, we are grateful for your gifts of $21,701.00 to World Renew.  In 2017, World Renew served in 33 countries responding to disasters and providing long-term community programs to change the story of poverty for 600,000 individuals. It is through the support of church members like you that this work is possible. Thank you, Maranatha CRC, for doing good by sharing with others and supporting God’s people in need. Visit worldrenew.net/ministryreport to learn more about how God is changing the story of poverty through World Renew.