Maranatha - Join The Journey



January 16, 2022 Bulletin

Bible Passage: Matthew 10:38-39
Message: In Search of Myself
Pastor Trevor Payton

Our Church Family: Condolences to Saskia Verhagen and family on the passing of her mother. Congratulations to Anna Koekman as she celebrates her 84th birthday on Monday, and to Marten VanderWal as he celebrates his 86th birthday on Friday. Patti DeKorte remains in the hospital. Rick Foulds continues to improve slowly. Glen Arendt remains stable. Please continue to keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Team Today: Keyboard: Jessica Broekema, Acoustic Guitar: Adam Stickland, Drums: James Stickland, Lead Guitar: Jack Dunford, Percussion: Powell Slimmon, Vocals: Jillian Vanderlaan. Interpreter: Jenn Abel.

Offerings: Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week the offering is for Tuition Assistance and next Sunday, Jan. 23 the offering will be Local Christian Education.

Jan. 9 Giving: Total: $4,450.19 including Budget: $3,092.69, Building: $302.50, Benevolence Fund: $830.00, World Renew: $25.00, Tokens: $200.00.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 1pm for Angie Collier. Those who wish to attend must RSVP to or call 613-962-2062.

Worship Night: Please join us from 6:30-8:00pm tonight for a time of building our faith together as a community through worship, prayer and sharing. We hope to see you there!

Postponed: The January 19 prayer event and the January 30 launch of our vision document “Join the Journey” are being postponed until further notice because of the current limitations related to the pandemic. We will keep you informed as our circumstances change.

College Students Near and Far: We are looking to compile a list of the young men and women of our church family who are studying at College/University. If you are a college student or are a family member of one, could you please email Adam at To the community at large; let’s remember the students we have represented within our church, whose faces we no longer see on a regular basis. Having a praying and supportive home community is an important undergirding and encouragement for our students during a season of pressure, excitement and an ever-opening world before them.

Classis Quinte will be meeting by Zoom on Saturday, Jan. 22. Our delegates will be Elder Joe Veenstra, Deacon Julie Koekman and Pastor Tom Baird. Please keep classis and our delegates in prayer.

Thank you: I would like to thank the congregation for the expressions of love and encouragement last Sunday morning in celebration of my retirement. Evita and I were moved by what was said at the service as well as by the many comments and cards from the congregation – and the cupcakes were great too! I felt honoured and blessed. I have been privileged to serve Maranatha for the past 28 years, and Evita and I look forward to many more years as part of the Maranatha family. God’s blessings, Dave Botting

We are looking for a half-time Director of Social Media. Are you passionate about using social media to create a warm, interactive, online experience for our church and broader community? For a full job description and to apply visit

We are also searching for a Director of Congregational Life and Mission (60% position): If you are excited about reaching people who are living far from God, welcoming them into our church, and then seeing them grow in their relationship with Christ, we are looking for you. We need a friendly, outgoing, and people-oriented person to play this vital role in our church’s mission. For a full job description and to apply visit:

Senior/Junior High: Youth is going online via Zoom! Check your social media platforms and check in with your leaders if you have any questions. Contact James Stickland for Senior High (Grades 9-12) and Shelley Schamehorn for Junior High (Grades 6-8).

Thrift Store: All yellow stickers are $1. The store is looking for clean plastic bags You many once again drop donations off to the store. Any questions, talk to Tineke Bouma or Margriet Basaur.

Quinte Christian High School is excited to share how we are blessed with continued growth and now have an opening in the coming school year for a full time Tech Shop Teacher. The ideal candidate would be well suited for, and experienced in teaching various High School Tech Shop Courses as well as be a member of the OCT. Considerations may be made for well experienced candidates willing to acquire OCT membership. Please submit resumes and inquiries to

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