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February 6, 2022 Bulletin

Bible Passage: 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Message: Getting Past Yourself
Pastor Tom Baird

Our Church Family: Condolences to Barb Huiskamp & family on the passing of Henry this past Sunday. A funeral will not be held at this time, but a celebration of life will take place later in the year. Details will be shared with the congregation when it is closer to the date. Congratulations to Ray & Tineke Bouma as they celebrate their 52nd Anniversary on Monday. Patti DeKorte is in the Newmarket hospital. She has been placed in palliative care. If people wish to send her a card they can send it via her daughter: Joyce Tait, 370 Curley St., Keswick, ON, L4P 3C8. Continue to keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Team Today: Lead Guitar: Bill DeVries, Acoustic Guitar: Arend Wiarda, Drums: Aidan Van Roon, Rhythm Guitar: Lionel Rae, Bass: Harrison Noble, Vocals: Lisa VanSteenbergen. Interpreter: Jenn Abel.

This Morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All who have publicly confessed the Lord Jesus Christ and are seeking to live out that commitment in repentance and faith are warmly invited to join in our celebration.

Offerings: Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week the offering is for Maranatha Ministries and next Sunday, Feb 13 the offering will be Loyalist Christian Life/Geneva House.

Jan. 23 Giving: Total: $11,215.67 including Budget: $7,560.67, Building: $120.00, New Life Women’s Home: $635.00, Benevolence Fund: $100.00, RightNow Media: $2,800.00.

Attention Parents: Kids Up will be starting the “Little Pilgrims Progress” series in March. If you are interested in purchasing a book for $10, meet Shelley in the Fellowship Hall after the service. The chapters are very short and you can read them with your child(ren).

Personal Prayer: If you would like some prayer, encouragement or support throughout the week, prayer teams are available to pray with you between 11:30am-1:30pm on Tuesdays through Fridays. Come in the back door near the chapel anytime during those hours to receive encouragement from the Lord and one another during these challenging times. Or simply come enjoy a personal time of prayer and worship in the chapel! Prayer will be confidential in groups of 3 in classrooms, observing COVID protocols. For more information, please contact Deborah at This is for everyone!

The Banner for February is available  at the front doors of the church or for those attending church, on a table in the foyer.

Join Us For Prayer: Council invites everyone who would like to join us, to come to the church on Wednesday, Feb. 16, starting at 7pm. We plan to break into groups and walk the church building praying through each room. We will be committing our ministries and hopes for the future into God’s hands. If you have a passion for prayer, we encourage you to join us that evening. Contact our Director of Prayer Ministries, Deborah Morgante for more details

Post Service Prayer: Starting today, there will be prayer teams available after morning services for anyone who would like prayer or to respond to what God has been speaking to them. Meet in front of the stage on the keyboard side after the service and the prayer team will lead you to a classroom to pray. If you are at home and would like someone to pray with you over the phone, please email to arrange a time.

GriefShare: It hurts to lose someone close to you. Find help at GriefShare, a 13-week course run twice a year. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of the life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Next courses start Monday, March 7 at 10am and Thursday, March 10 at 7pm. To register contact Darrel Brown at or call 613-922-5622. Or Sign up at – enter your city or postal code.

New Life Women’s Home would like to thank the congregation of Maranatha for their recent donation. We are grateful for your faithful support for this much needed ministry for women who struggle with addiction and life-controlling problems. It is such a blessing to see all the community support for this project. Thank you for your continued prayers as we move into construction and getting the program up and running. Blessings, Martin & Tina Vanderlaan and the Board.

Quarterly Statements were mailed out this past week, please check it promptly, and let Nancy know if there are any corrections necessary before donation receipts are issued.

Looking for Room to Rent: A single gentleman is looking to rent a single room with shared accommodations for $400-450/month. Looking for anywhere in Belleville, as long as it close to a bus stop. Please call Chris 613-970-2191 if you know of  a place for him. He studies at Loyalist and also works part time.

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