Maranatha - Join The Journey



January 22, 2023

Scripture:  Psalm 32
Message:  Being Honest With God
Pastor Mike Nanninga

New Bulletin Format: Next week you will see a change in the bulletin format. A full-colour newsletter containing all the bulletin information will be sent to your email address and will be available in hard copy on Sunday mornings to all who want it. At the door, on Sunday mornings, each person will receive a single page bulletin. It will have only basic information for the service.

Offering:  Belleville Pregnancy & Family Care Centre: Their mission is to assist women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy as well as providing support education and connection for parents when raising a family.

Next Week’s Offering (Jan. 29th):  Benevolence

Prayer Chain: Please email your prayer chain requests to prayer 

Prayer Request Box: Prayer Cards are also available in the back of the chairs. Feel free to fill them out and drop them in the box at the Welcome Centre.

Drop-in Prayer: Join in prayer with others Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30 pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in the Chapel.

Post-Service Prayer: Prayer teams are available to pray with you after every morning service.

Family Prayer Group: Pray with others for your loved ones and family members every Thursday morning from 7:00-8:00 am in the Chapel.

Prayer Appointment: Contact Deborah at to make an appointment.

Our Church Family:

Beverley MacKenzie celebrates her 83rd birthday on Mon, Jan. 23rd.

Marten VanderWal celebrates his 86th birthday on Sat, Jan. 21st.

Please continue to hold Laurie Wood, Glen Arendt, Marten VanderWal, Eve Kugel, Andy Jongenotter, Rick Foulds, & our shut-ins in your prayers.

Today’s Team: Acoustic Guitar: Adam Batelaan; Drums: Joel Batelaan; Bass: Karyn Elrafih; Keyboard: Lillian Ashley; Percussion: Powell Slimmon; Interpreter: Evelyn Batelaan

Newcomers Luncheon: If you are new to Maranatha Church (within the last six months), please join us for the Newcomers Connex Luncheon for food, fellowship and fun! We would love the opportunity to get to know you better! ASL will be present. Sun, Feb. 5th @ 12:00 pm in the Intergenerational Café. We look forward to seeing you there!

Newcomers Connex Team: Do you have a passion for helping people feel connected? Are you someone who enjoys helping newcomers find community? Then we want you!  Contact Natasha Roblin for more information at

Medical Team: Looking for a few people to join the medical team, to meet, discuss, and plan the medical needs of the church and propose suggestions for approval. If you are a Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, in Healthcare or have your First aid CPR,  please email:

Junior High: This week Jan. 27th, for this month only, YOUTH is ON! Last week we talked about Friendship and what it means to choose good friends. Come join us this week as we talk about making an impact. What kind of impact do you want to have? If you could share with someone one thing from Youth that has made a difference to you, what would it be? Come and find out as we dive deeper into God's word and what it says for each of us. See you Friday Night!

Senior High: The excitement continues at Sr High! We are at the church this week from 7-9pm for teaching, food, and games.
Next week, Fri, Feb. 3
rd, we are out at Neil and Elain’s for a skate and a hot dog roast over a bonfire! Bring your warm woolies, skates, a hockey stick (if you have one), and an appetite! If you don’t skate, come out and hang by the fire! Keep your eye on Instagram and Facebook for updates as we may switch it out based on the weather. See you Friday!

Young Adults: Join us this Tuesday for a pizza dinner and our second week of Dunamis: Introduction to Worldview! Bring $5 for dinner at 6:30pm before we start our study at 7pm. Reach out to Adam with any questions at See you Tuesday!

Thrift Store: We are thinking Spring. If you cleaned out the closet, we are in need of summer clothes for men, women, and children. Baskets are buy one get one free. Ladies pants are buy one get one free from Jan. 23rd to Jan. 28th. Contact us at (613) 967-1371.

Special GriefShare Event: Maranatha Church will be hosting a special 2 hour GriefShare seminar called Loss of a Spouse on Sat, Jan. 28th,  from 2 - 4pm.  If you or someone you know is grieving the death of a spouse you are welcome to attend or encourage someone else to attend. A special guide book will further help you through your journey of grief. The next regular Griefshare sessions will start as follows: Morning group starting Feb. 6th from 10am - 12pm. Evening group starting Thursday's Feb. 16th from 7 - 9pm. Register at: For more info or to register, call Darrel Brown, (613)922-5622 or email

Men’s Breakfast will be on Sat, Feb. 11th from 8-10am at Maranatha Church. Join us for great food and fellowship with a teaching about "Loving the Lost"! $20 to attend. Sign up today at the info desk or visit to sign up online. Contact Andrew Wheatley if you have any questions. (

Contribution statements from 2022 are in your mailboxes. Please look them over. If there are errors, or if you did not receive one and have contributed, please let the office know by Friday, February 10th.

Pasta Night Fundraiser: Both Junior High and Senior High are hosting a Pasta, Dessert Auction, & Silent Auction night on Friday, February 17th from 6 – 9pm in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $5 per person and $25 per family. If you would like to help; donations of hamburger meat (please freeze) and bottles of grated parmesan cheese for the meal would be greatly appreciated. Donations of desserts and silent auction items would also be greatly appreciated. All donations are due by 6:00pm on Thursday, February 16th at the latest. Contact Shelley at (613) 962-2062 ext. 203 for more information.

Library Reviews:

· A Love Worth Giving by Max Lucado—NF 231.6 LUC
Loving people isn’t easy, try as we might; are we missing a step?

· The Cure by Athol Dickson—Fic DIC
Former man of God and missionary is lost and haunted, then finds himself in Dublin.

· The Best of Intentions by S.A. Mason—Fic MAS
Does Grace’s adventure as secret nanny to her nephew assist or hinder his protection?

· Biblical Archeology Review (BAR) Magazines are available. BAR brings the latest archeology discoveries and interpretations and is a popular magazine for you who study the Bible as a matter of faith.

Ministry Opportunities Survey: Did you take the ministry interest survey that the congregation completed in church last Sunday? If not, please take five minutes to fill it out by visiting to fill it out online. Knowing your interests will help our ministry leaders know where you would enjoy serving most or that you are already serving in other ministries. 

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