Maranatha - Join The Journey



September 25, 2022

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-28

Pastor: Tom Baird

Message: A Vision for Your Church

Prayer Chain: Email prayer requests to

Prayer Request Box: Fill out a card in the seat pockets and drop in the box in the foyer.

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: Congratulations to Willem Koekman who celebrates his 82nd birthday on Sat., Oct. 1. Please continue to keep Catherine Stoter, Lucy Steiginga, Glen Arendt, Marten VanderWal, Eve Kugel, Andy Jongenotter, Rick Foulds, and our shut ins in your prayers.

Eve Kugel has now been transferred to long term care at Trent Valley Lodge in Trenton. She does not have a phone number, but you could call the Lodge for any inquiries at 613-921-3224. We are thankful that she is now stabilized. Her room number is 168. Thank you for your prayers and we continue to covet your prayers for Mom. The Kugel kids

Thank you for all the prayers, phone calls, cards and notes expressing your concern and prayers for us as Marten continues to struggle with breathing issues. They have been real encouragements for him. Thank you for living the call to be the body of Christ caring for one another. Rennie and Marten VanderWal

Team Today: Keyboard: Jessica Broekema, Acoustic Guitar: Tino Morgante, Bass: Jordan Hall, Percussion: Powel Slimmon; Interpreter: Becky Langman.

Offerings:  Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week’s offering is for Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre. Next Sunday, October 2, the offering will be for Maranatha Ministries.

Hymn Sing:  Join us this afternoon at 2 pm in the chapel for a traditional style hymn sing.  Come with your family young and older alike.  Let’s lift our voices in songs the church has been singing for generations!

Bulletin Announcements:  All items for the bulletin must be in the office by noon on Thursdays to be included in the bulletin.

Junior High: We are off and running!  Come and join us as we dive deeper into the adventure God has planned for us.  Lots of games, snacks and the Word of God to chew on.  See you there! Contact Ms. Shelley for more information at 613-962-2062 ext. 203.

Attention Senior High People!!  What a great night we had this past Friday, and what a good teaching from Harrison Noble! So good to see so many of you out! This week we will be meeting at Elaine and Neil Bouma’s place for a campfire and night outside with games and food! We will meet at 622 Vermilyea Rd., Foxboro, from 7-9pm. Also, mark your calendars and get your forms in for the Change conference in Toronto, Oct 14-15—we will be leaving the church at 5pm sharp! See you all fireside this Friday! Stay up to date on our Facebook page (Maranatha Senior High Youth) and Instagram (@maranatha_srhigh)for any weather related updates! We post on these platforms weekly.

Young Adults: Come join us this Tuesday, September 27th from 7-9pm in the youth hall as we dive into the second week of Gospel Love.  Even if you couldn't make the first session, you are still very welcome to join us! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Adam at See you on Tuesday!

Respite/Support Worker Opportunity: Through Young Adults we have become aware of a position to support a young man with special needs. It is a 24hr/week position through Passport, a government program that helps individuals living with a developmental disability be involved in their communities and learn to live as independently as possible. Apply to if interested.

Are you a college or university student  looking for community? Momentum Campus Ministries would love to help. We are on campus at multiple schools including Queen’s University (Kingston), Loyalist College (Belleville) and St Lawrence College (Kingston and Brockville) and we have partner ministries at many other schools. We would love to help you find a Christian campus family where you belong. Just go to and click on “Get Connected.” We can’t wait to connect with you!


Sample of the Printed Church Directory: The Online Directory Team has a sample of the printed directory located in the foyer. Please stop by, check out your profile and see if any changes are needed. If you would like to be included, please fill in an Online Directory form at the Info Desk or fill one out on the church's website under Media. 

Hearing God’s Voice Course: We had a great turnout this past Thursday for the start of the 10-week teaching series on how to recognize God’s voice in a consistent way. If you can’t attend on Thursdays but would still be interested in taking the course, please contact Deborah Morgante at It’s not too late!

Ushers/Greeters:  Since COVID started we have had the back doors closed for safety reasons.  We have since reopened them but the front door team is looking for 8 people or couples to greet people as they come in.  We are looking for a commitment of once every 4 weeks on a  rotation basis.  The hours are from 9:15 to the start of the service.  We are also looking for a few more ushers. If you can help or for more information, contact Mike Jamieson at 613-243-1588 or mikejamieson

Thrift Store: All red stickers/tags are $1 each this week. This Wed., Sept. 28, everything is 50% off! We have a good selection of decorations for Thanksgiving, so hurry in to stock up before it’s gone! We are in need of some volunteers to help for some 3-5 pm shifts. Help support the Belleville Christian School. For more information, call the store 613-967-1371.

GriefShare: The 13-session program consists of videos featuring experienced grief counsellors and people sharing their grief journeys, a workbook and time for discussion and sharing. We will be running two groups a week on Monday mornings from 10-12 and Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. For more information and to register, contact the church office (613-962-2062 or or Darrel Brown (613-922-5622 or

Our Thanksgiving Service will be celebrated on the Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend (October 9), not on the Monday as indicated in the monthly calendar.  We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Gleaner’s Foodbank next Sunday, October 2 and October 9. We will celebrate Communion on Sunday, October 2.

Budget Booster: On Sunday, October 9, our offering will be a “budget booster,” to ensure that we will hit our budget targets for this year. Please prayerfully consider what sacrificial gift you might give on that day to support the mission and ministry of Maranatha Church.

Men’s Life Breakfast:  We’ll be kicking off the new season with a Men’s Breakfast this Saturday, October 1 from 8-10 am. Invite your friends and let us know you’re coming! Suggested donation is $10. All ages and newcomers welcome! Please register through the insert or contact Andrew Wheatley or Tino Morgante for more information.

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 is a prayer guide in the bulletin (or available on our website) with Scripture-based prayer points for each day from October 1-31. 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. 19 to pray through the building as well.

Mission Presentation: Natasha Roblin will be sharing about her recent mission trip to the Middle East next Sunday, October 2 in the chapel  immediately after the morning service. There will be a brief slide presentation and display table, and light refreshments will be provided. Please take the opportunity to support Natasha and learn more about her mission experience!

Within the Veil: A grassroots group of Young Adult ministries in the Quinte region has answered the call to raise up monthly Sunday night worship events for the fall of 2022. The first will be held next Sunday, October 2 at Maranatha in the chapel from 7-9pm. This is geared to ages 18-30. Come for an evening of worship, scripture and testimonies! Follow us on Instagram @WTVQuinte and Facebook WTVQuinte.

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