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October 9, 2022 Bulletin

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 8
Message:   Not by Bread Alone
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 11:30am-1:30pm 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 7-8 am in the Chapel.

Prayer Appointment: Contact Deborah at to make an appointment.

Our Church Family:

As you may already know, Jean Couperus suffered a massive stroke last week. Her legacy was remembered at a funeral service this past Thursday. Continue to pray for her family and loved ones.

Catherine Stoter is at BGH and is not expected to live much longer. We praise God that she is at peace and feels the Lord’s nearness. The family is so very thankful for the meal train and those who helped them move. Please continue to keep Catherine and husband Frank in your prayers.

Karin Bouma’s mother, Ada Roeper, passed away Sat, Oct 1st.This past Wed, a private, family funeral was held for her. We
extend our sincere condolences to Karin, Fred & family. (Ada is also the mother of John Roeper, a former music director here at Maranatha.)

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.

While we grieve with those who grieve, we also rejoice with those who rejoice—Grace Doornbos turns 87 on Saturday! 

Do you enjoy visiting the lonely and shut in? If so, the Pastoral Care Team needs you! Please contact Pastor Tom on his cell (613) 970-1569 or at the office.

Today’s Team: Keyboard/Vocals: Jessica Broekema; Rhythm Guitar: Jack Dunford; Bass Guitar: Lillian Ashley; Drums: James Strickland;
Vocals/Acoustic Guitar: Adam Stickland; Interpreter: Becky Langman

 Junior High:  Today’s bulletin has an insert for our Cookie Order Form.  JRs & SRs are excited to be starting their fundraising for our year end trip to Circle Square Ranch in May 2023.  Be sure to pass the word along and support our kids.  We will also be focusing on our lesson called, “Under Pressure and Shine Bright”.  All those in Grades 6 to 8 are welcome to join us! Contact Ms. Shelley at(613) 962-2062, ext. 203.

Attention Senior High Peeps!!  No youth meeting at the church this week as we are attending the Change Conference in
Toronto. Those attending the conference need to arrive at the church by 4::30pm Friday. We will be eating pizza here and then leaving for TO at 5pm sharp. If your forms are not already in, see James Stickland
after church today!! (We will see if we can squeeze you in.) We will be staying at a billet church in Burlington so bring overnight stuff including sleeping bag, appropriate sleep wear, toiletries and a change of clothes. Cost is $50 plus money for meals, etc on the Saturday. Conference details can be found at . We hope to
arrive back at the church at 11:15pm or so on Saturday night.

Young Adults:  This Tue is the 4th week in our Gospel Love study! Join us from 7-9pm in the Youth Hall as we learn about the importance of extending grace in relationships, rather than abusing rules and the law. If you have any questions or would like to get connected to our young adult community, feel free to reach out to Adam Stickland at for details.  See you again Tuesday!

Free 20s-30s Pizza Lunch:  Are you in your 20s or 30s but not connected with our Young Adults group? We’d love to connect with you! Adam Stickland and Pastor Mike are hosting a pizza lunch after church on Sun, Oct. 16th from 12-1pm in the Fellowship Hall. Free pizza , drinks and childcare (infants to 5 years) will be provided. Please email if you plan to attend.

Maranatha Seniors:  Our first meeting of the season will be on Thu, Oct 13th starting with a potluck lunch at 12pm. Bring your favourite hot or cold dish and your plates & cutlery. Anyone over 60 is invited so come and check us out. No need for board games this week as Pastor Tom is coming to speak and answer any questions. For more info, call John Vos (613) 955-0575 or Greta Heuving at (613) 395-2314.

Offerings:  Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for our budget. This week’s offering is a Budget Booster for Maranatha Ministries and Grace Inn. Next Sunday, the 16th of October, the offering will be for Budget and Benevolence.

Budget Booster: Today’s offering is designated as a “budget booster”, to ensure that we will hit our budget targets for this year. Please prayerfully consider what sacrificial gift you might give  to support the mission and ministry of Maranatha Church.

Oct 2nd Giving Update:  Budget—13,014.59; Maranatha Ministries—955.00; New Church Building—862.50; Belleville Pregnancy—20.00; CRWRC—250.00; Gleaners’ Food Bank—50.00; Grace Inn—20.00

Sep Giving:  Budget—72,440.90; Maranatha Ministries—1,000.00;  Building—3,347.00; BPFCC—284.55; Benevolent—75.00; CRWRC– 1,229.55; CYFC—724.00; Tuition—1,278.90; Tokens—740.00; Kids Up—20.00; Prayer Ministry—100.00 

Sign Up for Life Groups Today: Are you yearning for closer connection with others at Maranatha? Life Group sign ups are available today! Simply go to our website and click on the first tab under “Ministries”. We offer intergenerational and life age specific groups to consider. Don’t delay, sign up today! Sign ups will remain open until Mon, Oct 17th. You can email with any questions you may have. 

Women’s up and running on Wednesday mornings from 9:00—11:30am! If you would still like to join a group, please contact Deborah or Virginia or register at the Info Desk. We are also offering a Preschool Program at the same time Wednesday mornings, so if you have young children at home and would like to connect with other moms and their kids, come on out! Contact Timmerie for more information or just drop in!

It’s Almost That Time Again!  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 will be arriving shortly. Stay tuned for more details.

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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A Month of Prayer for Our Church: We are excited to launch a church-wide prayer initiative to pray together for our church every day for the month of October. There are yellow prayer guides available at the Info Desk in the foyer (and on our website) with Scripture-based prayer points for each day from October 1st—31st. We encourage everyone to join in this time of focused, united prayer for God’s Kingdom to be advanced and His empowerment, anointing and breakthrough to be released in all areas of our church life and mission—as we humble ourselves and seek His face! Mark your calendars for a church-wide prayer meeting on Wed, Oct 19th to pray through the building as well.

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 Wed, Oct 26th at 7pm in the Chapel (back door). Contact Adam or Deborah for more information.

Thrift Store:  This week, orange stickers & tags are just $1.00. Oct 14th is 50% off day. Cooler weather is upon us...come in for a comfy sweater, long johns, pants, jackets or a blanket or two. You can also start your Christmas shopping!

Friendship Circle:  You had a taste of worshipping with Friendship a few Sundays ago (check out the Sun, Sep 25th service online). We need more people to serve as friends and mentors. We meet most Monday nights (but not this coming Mon) from 7—8:15pm . Come and visit us in the chapel on a Monday night to see if this is a ministry for you, or just to see what it is like. There is no pressure to commit—we love having visitors! Call or email Pat Plewman if you need more information.

Walking Group: Lace up your walking shoes and join the indoor walking group in the Youth Hall Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm starting next Wed, Oct 12th . Contact Frances Dunford for more information.








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