Our Church Family: Condolences to Dwayne & Leeanne Pearson and Diean Rightmyer on the passing of Dwayne’s uncle Dan Rightmyer this past Sunday. Congratulations to Bill Hoftyzer as he celebrates his 83rd birthday on Friday. Please 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, Bass: Harrison Noble, Rhythm Guitar: Lionel Hall, 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 World Renew and next Sunday, Jan. 9 the offering will be Benevolence Fund.
Dec. 26 Giving: Total: $29,528.00 including Budget: $22,110.00, Maranatha Ministries: $4,363.00, Building: $1,420.00, Benevolence Fund: $400.00, New Life Women’s Home: $100.00, Junior High: $100.00, Grace Inn: $535.00, Gleaners: $250.00, Tokens: $250.00.
On Behalf of Council and Staff we are planning to celebrate Dave Botting’s retirement and his many years of service to Maranatha at the morning service on Sunday, January 9. We will be sharing some words of appreciation and giving Dave a gift from the church. There will be a basket in the foyer for the next two weeks where you can drop off greeting cards and notes of appreciation that we will collect to give to him that day.
Plug into what God is doing at Maranatha. Here are the latest opportunities to serve. Call Nancy in the church office if you want to seize any of the opportunities listed below: ·Support our missionaries. Mike and Marianne Botting have a big vision for reaching the nations with the Good News. Join the team that will support them and connect the church with their work. · Create winter fun: Wanda Thompson wants to make a skating rink on our church’s property. Be part of the team that brings cold-weather joy to the church family and guests. · Connect the church with one of the greatest collections of resources available. Right Now Media is will be free to the congregation this coming year. We need one, two, or three people who can show us how to access this vital service and identify the resources that can help us grow in faith!
Care Corner is closed for this week due to volunteers being unavailable. Kids Up is still running.
Join Council for prayer on the evening of January 19. At 7pm that evening 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 invite you to join us on that evening. Contact our Director of Prayer Ministries, Deborah Morgante for more details email@example.com
Mission Trip: Natasha’s trip is rapidly approaching. Thank you to those who have already supported this trip. Please also know, you are able to become a monthly partner. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Steiginga at 613-391-8194.
Right Now Media: We will continue to make Right Now Media available for free to anyone in the congregation. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be forwarded to Right Now Media, which will send you an invitation. Everyone who is already signed up will be able to continue to access the resource. Right Now Media offers a wide variety of inspirational and educational video resources. Stay tuned for more information.
Jr. & Sr. High: Welcome back! Programs, Lord willing will start up again, however, stay tuned in for leaders update through social media platforms and phone calls. Thanks everyone, any questions, contact Shelley.
Women’s Life: The large group women’s celebration that was to take place on Sat., Jan. 8 is being postponed for now, stay tuned for more details. The regular Wednesday morning life groups will start back up as planned on Jan. 12. For more information, contact Virginia Wheatley (613-438- 3545) or Deborah Morgante (613-885-8366).
Men’s Breakfast is being postponed until a later date. Stay tuned for more details.
Thank You to everyone who reached out and gave their condolences on the passing of my grandma. I have felt the love and support from the church family and so appreciate all the cards and spoken words. Shelley Schamerhorn
Thrift Store: This week all yellow stickers/tags are $1. The store is looking for clean plastic bags. You may once again drop off donations. Any questions talk to Margriet Basaur or Tineke Bouma.