Maranatha - Join The Journey



October 30, 2022

Scripture:  Proverbs 14:30
Message:  Lifewise: Envy

Pastor: Mike Nanninga

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:

The last few weeks Gerrit Tammel has been dealing with increasing muscle and joint pain that has affected his ability to walk. A cause has not been found. In July, a small bump was found on his head that turned out to be a very rare form of skin cancer, which has been removed 3 times since. The doctors do not see a connection between the two health issues. He asks that people refrain from visiting for the time being.

Aaltje Yntema asks for prayer concerning her daughter-in-law, Gail, who was recently diagnosed with aggressive cancer.

Robert Guppy was admitted to BGH to undergo a bladder operation. His kidneys were not functioning properly either, and his iron levels were very low. He is doing better, but Alzheimer’s disease is causing problems too. The family is looking for an extended care facility for him for when he is released from the hospital.

Matilda Wiarda’s heart surgery was postponed yet again. The constant postponements are wearing for Matilda. Please keep her in your prayers.

Catherine Stoter continues to stay in BGH as she awaits a placement in a long-term care facility. Please pray for her and her husband, Frank.

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.

Nancy Koopmans is on a personal leave of absence. She is expected to return to work in about 11 weeks. Leyla Moore is serving as our Administrative Assistant in the interim.

Bill Deboer is celebrating his 84th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd.

Junior High: Cookie Order forms are due today! If you have not paid or filled out your forms, please do so at the end of today’s service! There is a table set up in the foyer. This week in Jr. High we are talking about "Do we really know Jesus?". We will talk about what Jesus' life, ministry and purpose. We will be sharing how we need to make time for Jesus and to ask Him for help in doing that this week. We will have games and snacks that will follow and don't forget, youth, to come join us for baking that is kicking off Nov. 5. See you soon!

Senior High: 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 Shelley to help out with the cookie fundraiser! See you all there!

Young Adults: Young Adults: Join us this Tuesday for dinner and a discussion on forgiveness! Bring $5 for dinner at 6:30pm before we start our Gospel Love study at 7pm.  Feel free to reach out to Adam with any questions at See you on Tuesday! 

Maranatha Seniors: Our next meeting is on Thursday, Nov. 10th @ 1:30pm. Our guest speakers will be Martin & Tina Vanderlaan. They will be talking about the progress on their mission with the New Life Women’s Home. The collection will be for New Life’s Women’s Home. There will be a hymn sing and fellowship, as well as coffee and goodies. Hope to see you there!

Surviving the Holidays: Maranatha Church will be holding a Surviving the Holidays Event on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 to 4 pm in the chapel. Register online at or contact Darrel Brown at or call 613-922-5622. Cost is $5 for the booklet. Facing the Christmas season when a loved one has died can be very daunting. You wonder how you can ever make it through. If this is you, or even if you just need a little help navigating through this season, Surviving the Holidays can be very helpful and you are very welcome to attend. Caring facilitators are there to guide you through and help with discussion. A video featuring experienced counsellors and people like yourself who have experienced the death of a loved one will be shown and discussed. Also the booklet Surviving the Holidays Survival Guide will be available for you to take home to assist you further.

Reminder: Please refrain from wearing any perfumes or scents, as some of our members are sensitive or allergic. Thank-you.

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.

Thrift Store: This week yellow stickers and tags are $1.00. On Saturday, they will be free!  It’s only 87 days until Christmas! We have lots of decorations and decor. 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.

Maranatha Sings: today @ 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 Schaly.

Operation Christmas Child: Shoeboxes are available at a table set up in the foyer. Please do not take the samples that are already made. All shoeboxes must be returned by Sunday, November 20th. Boxes can be dropped off on Sunday mornings or at the church office from Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Contact Ann Jansen for more information.

Save the Date: Be sure to include this Dec. 15th Christmas Concert featuring contemporary Christian artists, THE COLOR and Brooke Nicholls as part of your holiday celebrations this year! The concert will be held right here at Maranatha, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for groups, $20 at the door or $40 for the VIP experience. For more information, or to discuss ways you can help volunteer for this event, please contact Sue Lindsay at (613) 391-8788.

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

Oct 23rd Giving Update:  Budget —6, 831.45; Maranatha Ministries —50.00;  New Church Building—70.00; Loyalist Christian Life –670.00; Benevolence —100.00; Tokens –210.00

Bulletin Announcements:  Please submit all items for the bulletin to the office—either in person or by email—by noon on Thursdays to
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Pastoral Care: 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.

Printed copies of the Directory available Next Sunday! If you have ordered a printed copy of the directory, your copy will be available next Sunday, November 6. We will be located in the foyer across from the library.  If you are a member of the Online Directory and you would like a copy, please come see us. If you have been a regular attender at Maranatha for more than 6 months & are 18 years of age or older and would like to be part of the Online Directory, please sign up at the Info Desk or online on our church's website,

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for able bodied people to help with setup, parking, ushering and teardown for Hope Shared, our city-wide worship gathering on Nov. 6th. We require 12 volunteers for about an hour at 2 pm to set up chairs. We also need around 8 people to help with parking, starting at 5 pm. There will be some ushering activities at the event itself, and we also are looing for 12 volunteers to help put chairs back after the service. If you can help with any of those activities, please send an email to either John Roeper,, 613-661-2958, or Dave  Many hands make light work!!

Cookies Needed! BCM city-wide worship needs cookies for their event. They need 10 dozen cookies per congregation. Please make sure they are NUT-FREE! Thank-you! Please bring plated, ready-to-serve, on non-returnable platters. Drop off at Maranatha Church on Nov. 6th to the kitchen area by 5:30pm. If you can help, please contact Linda Wattam at 613-848-7083 or go online to this link to sign up -

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