Maranatha - Join The Journey



October 23, 2022

Scripture: Ephesians 6:5-9
Message Title: Distinguished by Our Work
Pastor: Tom Baird

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 in the foyer at the Welcome Centre.

Drop-in Prayer:   Join in prayer with others every Tuesday-Thursday 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:

Please continue to pray for Catherine and Frank Stoter as they seek a long-term care facility for Catherine.

Please pray for peace and healing for Robert Guppy, Leanne Pearson's grandfather,  who has undergone surgery at BGH and is not recovering well. Alzheimer's disease is also setting in making it hard for him to understand what is going on. He is currently in Rm 505. He will need placement in a nursing home when he is released which is also a concern.

Carol Wright has an abscess and a blood infection. Please keep her in your prayers and pray that the antibiotics work for her.

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

We extend our warmest congratulations to Harrison Noble and Adda Edwards, who were married yesterday, Saturday, October 22nd. We wish them God’s richest blessing, and a deepening unity in Christ in their life together.

Peter Koekman celebrates his 90th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 25th. Greta Heuving celebrates her 83rd birthday on Thursday, Oct. 27th.

Do you enjoy visiting the lonely and shut in? If so, the Pastoral Care Team needs you! Please contact the church office at (613) 962-2062.

Today’s Team: Keyboard: Deborah Morgante; Lead Guitar: Jordan Hall; Acoustic Guitar: Tino Morgante; Drums: James Stickland; Vocalist/Bassist: Karyn Elrafih; Percussion: Powell Slimmon; Interpreter: Evelyn Batelaan

Junior High: Cookie Order forms are due by October 30th! If you have not paid or filled out your forms, please do so! Thank you! No Junior high on this week, as we have a scheduled leader’s meeting. See you next week! If you have any questions, contact Shelley at 613-962-2062 ext. 203 or email her at

Senior High: We have been having a great year so far and are now riding on the heels of the Change Conference and looking at the battle for our hearts. This week we will have games, worship and teaching as well as food.  We will be at the church from 7-9pm! Also, make sure you are signed up with Shelly to help out with the cookie fundraiser! See you all there!

Young Adults: Come join us again this Tuesday, Oct. 25th from
7-9pm in the youth hall for the fifth week in our 
Gospel Love study! We'll talk about how knowing Jesus deeply shapes how we respond to others, even when we disagree with them. If you have any questions, or would like to get connected to our young adults community, reach out to Adam at See you again on Tuesday!

Hymn Sing: on October 30th @ 2pm in the Chapel. We will be singing familiar hymns and everyone is invited to join us!

Hymn of the Week:  Do you have a passion for hymns and a love for learning? You can find our "Hymn of the week" on our social media. Jump on and listen to a new hymn sung and its history by Hank.

Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for churches to bless struggling children in the developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Boxes are collected and distributed in the name of Jesus to children living in desperate situations, who are then invited to attend The Greatest Journey—our follow-up discipleship program taught by local churches. Our shoeboxes are available at the information desk.

THANK YOU! to all who attended the church-wide prayer meeting on Wednesday. There was a strong sense of the Holy Spirit's presence among us! For those who couldn't make it, there are extra prayer booklets at the Info Desk if you would like to pray through it on your own. Let us press on to seek His face and keep praying!

Offerings:  Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for our budget. This week’s offering is for Loyalist Christian Life. Next Sunday, October 30th, will be for Tuition Assistance.

Oct 16th Giving Update:  Budget —7, 343.96; New Church Building—580.00; Benevolence —998.00

Baking Coordinator Needed: We’re looking for someone to oversee a small team of bakers who provide our Sunday morning treats. Sound like you? Reach out to Sarita at 

A THANK YOU! is hardly enough to give tribute to all those who so willingly and joyfully gave their time and resources to bring our dear friend, Jean Couperus, to her dialysis appointments week after week and year after year, for almost 8 years. The first year meant driving her back and forth to Kingston and waiting 5 hours for the procedure to be completed. Sometimes there were rough winter weather patterns to deal with. It became easier when the clinic became available to her in Belleville. By then it had become a routine to schedule a driving day in each month for her. We are deeply grateful to  these members who made up her team of drivers, as the body of Christ caring for each other: Charlie Burghgraef, Ellie Boer, Tom Collyer, Susan Couperus, Anneke Doef, Dulyn Kamminga, Andre Koopmans, Jane Koekman, George Luyt, Beverly MacKenzie, Jean Oerlemans, Erica Palen, Hank Schaly, Catherine Stoter, Wanda Thompson, David VanderVelde, Dineke VanRoon, Michelle Visser. Some had to resign for health reasons and others filled in the spaces for them. Ann Cook, Wilma Glenn, Liz Halle, Annette Reedyk, Lucy Steiginga, and ShirleyAnn Travis also made themselves available when others were unavailable to drive. Jean was so glad and full of gratitude for sharing your lives with her. Thank you for making it easy for me to organize by always being willing to adjust for her needs. Thank you for your cards, prayers and kind words. It has been such a blessing to the family to experience a caring church family. —Rennie VanderWal, and the Couperus family

Bulletin Announcements:  Please submit all items for the bulletin to the office—either in person or by email—by noon on Thursdays to
ensure their inclusion in the bulletin (

A Month of Prayer for Our Church: Thank you for praying together in unity for God to move mightily among us. Please continue to press in over these next weeks for all He wants to do in and through us for His glory. May we be a church that strategically hears and listens to the Holy Spirit and walks openly in love for God and for one another to draw others to Him! Prayer guides are available at the Info Desk and on our website if you haven't received one.

Calling all Creatives! Do you have a passion for the ‘arts’ and a vision to see more creative expression in the church? Do you have talents in certain areas that you’d like to bring to the table? We are hosting a brainstorming meeting to hear from the artists in our congregation to get your input and to see what God may be percolating in our church for the next season(s). Whatever form art takes for you, we’d love to hear from you. Join us this Wed, Oct 26th at 7pm in the Chapel (back door). Contact Adam or Deborah for more information.

Thrift Store:  This week yellow stickers and tags are $1.00. Get ready for the cold weather! Come get your books (Bibles are free), puzzles, or family board games, and enjoy an evening of relaxation or family fun time! Contact the Belleville Thrift Store at (613) 967-1371.

Walking Group: Lace up your walking shoes and join the indoor walking group in the Youth Hall Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm. Contact Frances Dunford for more information.

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