Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:16-17
Sermon: The New Me
Pastor Tom Baird
Our Church Family: Condolences to the Smit family on the passing of George this past Monday. The funeral was held this past Friday. Condolences also to Wilma Glenn and family on the passing of Bruce this past Wednesday. His funeral will be held on Friday, Feb 4 at 1pm with visitation at 12:15—12:45 here at Maranatha. If you wish to attend you must RSVP to the church office, by calling 613-962-2062 or emailing email@example.com Condolences also to Dwayne & Leeann Pearson on the passing of Dwayne’s Aunt Rosie this past Monday. Congratulations to Lucy Steiginga as she celebrates her 86th birthday on Saturday. Henry Huiskamp’s leukemia has come back, he is currently in palliative care at their house. They ask for no visitors at this time. Please continue to keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
Team Today: Keyboard: Jessica Broekema, Acoustic Guitar: Adam Stickland, Drums: Aidan Van Roon, Lead Guitar: Jordan Hall, Bass: Karyn Elrafih, Vocals: Jillian Vanderlaan. Interpreter: Becky Langman.
Offerings: Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week the offering is for New Life Women’s Home and next Sunday, Feb 6 the offering will be Maranatha Ministries.
Jan. 23 Giving: Total: $8,431.75 including Budget: $7,864.75, Building: $70.00, Local Christian Education: $372.00, Other Causes: $125.00.
Next Sunday Morning we hope to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Let us prepare our hearts accordingly.
Quarterly Statements will be mailed out next week. The statement details your giving to Maranatha over the last year. Please take a moment to look it over to make sure that it is correct, if there are errors, please contact the church office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This is for everyone!
Post Service Prayer: Starting next week, there will also 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 email@example.com to arrange a time. We are called to “Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near” (Isa. 55:6). He is gracious to comfort us, provide for us, and draw us into deeper surrender and partnership with Him as we seek His face. Let’s draw near to Him without reservation!
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 Maranatha-church.com/employment. Cover letters and resumes must be in by Monday, Jan. 31.
We are 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: Maranatha-church.com/employment. Cover letters and resumes must be in by Monday, Jan. 31.
Youth Worship Night: Junior High & Senior High students are invited to come out for a special worship night on Friday, Feb. 4. The Young Adults will also be joining that evening. The evening will run from 7pm-9pm. Please come in the front doors! Come join us for a night of worship, sharing what God has been up too and meeting new friends. Connect with your leaders if you need a ride. See you there!
Thrift Store: All green stickers/tags are $1. The store is looking for clean plastic bags You may drop off donations at the back of the store, please ring the doorbell and someone will come to the door. Any questions, talk to Tineke Bouma or Margriet Basaur.