Bible Passage: Matthew 25:14-30
Pastor Trevor Payton
Prayer Chain: Email prayer requests to email@example.com
Prayer Request Box: Fill out a card in the seat pockets and drop in the box in the foyer.
Summer Prayer Connect: Join in prayer with others every Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm.
Post-Service Prayer: Prayer teams available after the morning service.
Prayer Appointment: Contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Our Church Family: Condolences to Anne Engelsman and family on the passing of Pieter this past Wednesday. Visitation will be Monday, August 15 at 10-11am with the service following at 11am. Both will be held here in the chapel. Condolences to the Koopmans and Bulten families on the passing of Andre this past Thursday. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 16 from 12:30-2pm, with the service following at 2pm. Both will be held here in the chapel. Congratulations to Eve Kugel as she celebrates her 89th birthday today. Congratulations to Neil and Elaine Bouma as they celebrate their 25th anniversary on Tuesday. Please keep in your prayers Saskia Verhagen and family as her dad remains in Hospice Quinte and is not doing well. Lucy Steiginga underwent triple bypass surgery this past Friday. Please remember Lucy Steiginga, Glen Arendt, Marten VanderWal, Eve Kugel, Andy Jongenotter, and Rick Foulds in your prayers as well as our shut ins.
Team Today: Bass: Jordan Hall, Acoustic Guitar: Adam Stickland, Adam Batelaan, , Drums: Joel Batelaan, Vocals: Maria Batelaan. Interpreter: Evelyn Batelaan
Offerings: Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week the offering is for New Life Women’s Home, next Sunday, August 21 the offering will be for UCB Canada.
August 7 Giving: Total: $6,916.50 including Budget: $6,085.00, Building: $332.50, Maranatha Ministries: $349.00, Tokens: $150.00.
Pastor Trevor will be stepping down from regular preaching here with the arrival of Pastor Mike. We will acknowledge him at a later date.
Installation Service: The installation of Pastor Mike Nanninga will take place on Sept. 11, during the regular morning worship service.
Installation of Newly Elected Elders and Deacon will take place Sunday, Aug. 28. New Elders are Jim Wannamaker and Arend Wiarda, and new Deacon is Robyn Buikema. Retiring Elders are Jake Bulten and Steven Twiss and retiring Deacon is Christy Geertsma.
New Address: Jayne Bongard’s Unit is actually 219 not 129 as listed in the bulletin last week.
Worship Night: Join us this evening, for our unplugged time of worship from 7-8pm in the chapel. Please use the back door by the chapel when entering the building.
Navigating Everything Parenting Seminar will be held here at Maranatha on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7pm. We will have Brett Ullman as our guest speaker. He will discuss family discipleship, health, sexuality, media and more. For more details check out Maranatha’s website. If you want to check Brett out go to his website brettullman.com
New Address: To My Maranatha Family, I want to share my gratitude for many years of fellowship at Maranatha. This was truly a home for me for the past 39 years and I have loved every minute of it. It is time for me to move so I can be closer to family. I will miss you all and please stay in touch. My new address is: 15 Fraser Street, Suite 610, Cambridge ON N1S 0B8. New phone number: 1-519-620-6089. With Love, Ellie Boer
Accommodations Needed: If anyone has a place or knows of a place to rent, please contact Matthew Wiarda at 613-921-3340 ASAP!! He needs to find a place quickly!
Cards for Eve Kugel: If you wish to give a card to Eve Kugel for her birthday please place it in Ann & Jerry Jansen’s or Nick and Sharon DeVries’ mailbox.
Memorial Service: There will be a service held for Tom Collyer on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 am at Belleville Cemetery, (631 Dundas St., W). All are welcome to join for the service.
Prayer for Family Members: The Thursday morning prayer time for families continues to meet through the summer from 7-8am in the chapel. Contact Deborah Morgante or Wanda Thompson for more information.
Maranatha Summer Connections will continue every week during August. These are great opportunities to invite friends and neighbours so please consider picking up additional flyers at the Info Desk to distribute in your neighbourhoods or workplaces. Let's stay connected and growing this summer!
We Need You! We are looking for volunteers, whether once a month or more if you are willing throughout the summer to cover in Kids Up or Care Corner. Come pour the love of Jesus into our kids lives. Contact Shelley: email@example.com, or 613-962-2062 ext 203.
Advertise in our Upcoming Printed Photo Directory: Do you own a business? The Online Directory Team is looking for businesses to advertise in the new printed directory. This is a great way for our congregation to know you and to help them find businesses that can help them! Find more details online on our church's website under media or use the QRT Code to go directly to the form.
Thrift Store: All yellow stickers/tags are $1 each this week. Are you a sewer? If so, we have a large selection of materials, come check them out! We are ready to start clearing out summer to make room for winter clothing, come stock up on summer wear before they are gone. We will start putting winter stuff out, we are in need of good quality winter wear for children and adults. For more information call the store 613-967-1371.
Good News Festival: Attention people of God! Come on out for an evening of worship and prayer and testimony to declare Jesus as Lord over our beautiful city Belleville. This event is put on by, “Ark of God Canada” in conjunction with the Belleville House of Prayer and will take place on Friday, Aug. 26 from 6-8:30pm at Zwick’s park Lions Club Pavilion. These lovers of Jesus are just going around the areas we have already planted seeds and just proclaiming the love of God over our city and the cities and villages around us. Look forward to worshipping together and seeing Jesus lifted high!
GriefShare: Grieving the death of a loved one can be a very daunting and painful experience. We would like to be there for you if you are going through this and feeling the need for support. This 13 session program consists of * excellent videos featuring experienced grief counsellors and people sharing experiences of their grief journey. These help us understand that grieving is normal, is different for everyone and provide input on how to handle grief in a healthy way, * discussion times where everyone has an opportunity to share, led by experienced, caring facilitators; and * a workbook to use at home to help us draw near to God as we look at the different aspects of our grief journey. Space is limited so we will be running two groups per week. A morning group will begin on Monday Sept. 12, 10-12 noon and an evening group will begin on Thursday Sept. 15, 7-9 pm. If we do not get sufficient registrations for an evening group we may have a second morning group. This would be on Thursday morning from 10 – 12 noon starting Sept. 16. Registrations will be accepted until we reach our maximum capacity. For more information and to register, contact Nancy at the Maranatha church office: 613-962-2062, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Darrel Brown (613-922-5622 , email@example.com
Urgent Need for Additional facilitators for GriefShare (male and female): We hope to begin another cycle of GriefShare again in September but need to increase the number of facilitators on our team at this time. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and the Lord has helped you to come to a place of healing from your grief perhaps you have a desire to help others navigate their own grief journey. If so, becoming a GriefShare facilitator may be for you. Training videos will help you to be prepared and other facilitators will be there to assist you as well. We are in need of both younger and older, male and female facilitators at this time. We especially need a male leader for the Thursday evening group for this next cycle. Others who sign up would be assisting in either one according to your availability. GriefShare is not only for members of our own congregation but is also an outreach to the greater Belleville and area community. Many participants have found comfort, encouragement and healing through this program already. Would you pray about getting involved? Please call Mary Kaldeway at 613-962-8220 or speak to me at church for more information or if you feel this may be something the Lord is nudging you to do.