Maranatha - Join The Journey



August 21, 2022 Bulletin

Bible Passage: Matthew 11:28-30
Message: Finding Rest in God
Pastor Tom Baird

Prayer Chain: Email prayer requests to

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 to make an appointment.

Our Church Family: Condolences to Saskia Verhagen on the passing of her father last Sunday. Condolences to Wendon & Linda Wattam and family on the passing of Wendon’s mother this past Tuesday. Condolences also to Tim & Jessica Broekema and Jared & Donna Gryce on the passing of Jessica & Jared’s father this past Tuesday. There will be a service held here on Thursday, August 25 in the auditorium. Visitation will be held from 5-6pm with the service at 6:30pm. Congratulations to Lionel & Carolyn Rae as they celebrate their 45th Anniversary on Saturday. Lucy Steiginga’s surgery went well and she returned home this past Thursday. 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: Keyboard: Deborah Morgante, Acoustic Guitar: Tino Morgante, Bass: Lillian Ashley, Drums: James Stickland, Rhythm Guitar: Jack Dunford, Vocals: Lisa VanSteenbergen. Interpreter: Jenn Abel.

Offerings: Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week the offering is for UCB Canada, next Sunday, August 28 the offering will be for the Benevolence Fund.

August 14 Giving: Total: $12,678.70 including Budget: $11,236.70, Building: $405.00, New Life Women’s Home: $937.00, Tokens: $100.00.

Meal Train: Lucy Steiginga was discharged from the hospital on Thursday. It would be much appreciated if a few evening meals could be provided over the next couple weeks. Contact Linda Wattam at 613-848-7083 if you think you could provide one of those meals.

Welcome Party: Please join us at a welcome party for Chris Rajasekar’s family, Jansi and their 4 kids, Steve, Zack, Cathy & Cassey. After 11 months of separation, Jansi and the 4 kids made the 18 hour journey from India to join Chris here in Belleville. This will be graciously hosted at Wendon & Linda Wattam’s(584 Belleville Road, Deseronto) on Aug. 28 from 1–3pm, weather permitting. This will be a simple potluck snack & refreshments event. Feel free to bring your swimsuits and towels if you wish. God’s blessings have been and are with the Rajasekars as they begin this new journey. Any questions, please call Janet Steiginga at 613-391-8194.

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.

Coffee Teams: Your assistance is greatly appreciated and required by our coffee team! If you have the gift of serving, or even if you don't, but you are able to help us out with the coffee ministry team, please let us know. We are hoping to have an 8 week rotation, but it will depend on how many persons would offer their services, for setting up the morning coffee, clean up and dishwasher services, as well as serve the coffee. We would love it if you would also be able to bake for the church community, once in a while. Ann Jansen, or Judy Edgar would love to hear from you. Contacting the front office would also be an option. Thanks, in advance!

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

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. Let's stay connected and growing this summer!

Thrift Store: All yellow stickers/tags are $1 each this week. Come on in and check out the Managers Surprise Sale!!! 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: 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. Look forward to worshipping together and seeing Jesus lifted high!

Annual QCHS Eagle Run/Walk: We are so excited to invite you to participate in the family fun Eagle Run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 17. There is a 2k fun run/walk as well as 5k and 10k runs. The event will be run in the Quinte Conservation Area across from the school. The cost is a $20 for participants, $10 for children 12 and under, or $60 per family (parents and children under 18). Registration begins at 7:30am, with the races starting at 8am. All participants will receive a T-shirt commemorating the event. To ensure a shirt that will fit, please respond by e-mail to by Sept. 12 with your name(s) and size(s) of shirt. Shirts come in adult and youth sizes. Registration is available on the day of the event however we cannot guarantee there will still be shirts available.

QCHS Back to School Breakfast: Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 8:15am following the Eagle Run, is the back to school breakfast. The breakfast is for all of the community to come together for a time of fellowship at the beginning of the school year. So why not begin your day with a walk/run in the park, enjoy God’s creation and then enjoy the company of family and friends at the breakfast? Everyone is welcome to come to the breakfast even if you don’t go on the Eagle Run. The breakfast is FREE!

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. 15. 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,, or Darrel Brown (613-922-5622 ,

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.


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