Posts by Delora (Page 7)

Posts by Delora (Page 7)

Weekly News-December 7

A prayer to share with you when the unexpected or difficult things of life come – even in, or maybe especially in this season of advent when expectations can be high and demands can be great.  A heartfelt prayer written by author Shannan Martin, from her book The Ministry of Ordinary Places.   “Show us the real way of worship, and grant us the guts to belong to each other when it’s the hardest.  Teach us to walk in place, memorizing the lay…

Weekly News-November 30

The season of Advent is upon us.  There’s a difference in the air.  Do you see it?  Can you feel it?  Anticipation…of what is to come, of what is waiting for us to discover.  Will we slow down to see it, hear it and be changed by it? “The wonder keeps us open-eyed, expectant, alive to life that is always more than we can account for, that always exceeds our calculations, that is always beyond anything we can make.”  …

Advent Devotional

Are you looking for a devotional book to use during the Advent season?  The Covenant Conference has published a booklet with daily reflections for Advent.  We have copies in print available for you on the Malmo Info Table in the foyer, or a digital copy is available below. COV_Advent-2018-Devotional

Weekly News-November 16

Here’s something different to read this morning – a very ‘down-to-earth’ paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer, by Shannan Martin from her book The Ministry of Ordinary Places.  God your name is holy, You’re in charge of the whole world and heaven. You give us all we need for today. You show us grace and ask us to do the same for others, even when it’s hard. Help us not to be chewed up by the world.  Be our protection against…

Weekly News-November 9

We heard a good word from our Conference Superintendent, Glenn Peterson last Sunday about ‘faithfulness’.  He encouraged us to open our eyes to SEE the expressions of faithfulness that are all around us – here in our community and in the field of Malmo where we worship.  And he’s right!  How often do we miss ‘seeing’ what God is doing because it becomes common to us –  or worse yet, we become complacent and forget to be thankful for His…

Weekly News-November 2

It’s the weekend to catch up on your sleep…as we get that extra hour of sleep back that we lost in Spring!  So please remember to turn your clocks BACK ONE HOUR on Saturday evening.  (And if you forget, you’ll be here nice and early for Sunday School – so go ahead and please start the coffee.  😉 This Sunday we have our Canada Conference Superintendent, Glenn Peterson with us.  We’re looking forward to hearing from him – both about…

Weekly News-October 26

It’s been quite a season for the farming community.  I’ve heard that a number of you have now completed the harvest (or are very close to completing it) – and we, here in the office, are rejoicing with you and thanking God for His mercies, care and grace! Being a farmer myself, I understand the complete joy with finishing the harvest and the complete exhaustion you feel when the adrenaline starts to slip away.  And I know this isn’t just…

Weekly News-October 19

“Therefore I…beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” ~Ephesians 4:1-2 I’ve been wrestling with this verse this week.  I’ve been getting stuck on the word ‘calling’.  Calling…what does it really mean?  If you would’ve asked me a few years ago, I probably would have said that this verse is only for…

Weekly News-October 12

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I put my trust in You.  Show me the way to go for to you I lift up my soul.” ~Psalm 143:8 This is one of my favourite verses.  I was reciting it to myself as I was walking to my car in the cool and dampness of this morning.  This morning was hard not to feel discouraged – I was heading to the dentist to get a broken crown fixed,…

Weekly News-October 5

Happy Thanksgiving Folks! At the beginning of September, my bible reading had me in the book of Judges. Judges 6:14 really spoke to me.  Here’s what it says: “Then the LORD turned to him and said, ‘Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites.  I am sending you!’” God told Gideon to, “…go with the strength you have…”.  God didn’t tell him that He’s going to increase his strength before he goes, or instantly make the…

Weekly News-September 28

There’s a lot of things going on around us and amongst us that need prayer.  “Our Community Needs Prayer” list in the bulletin is overflowing with requests…and those are only the requests that are known.  There’s so many more things that are unknown by us, but still very real and heavy on people’s hearts.  Can I encourage you today to just keep praying?  Pray for the needs on our list, pray for the community, pray for our pastors and church leaders. Throughout…

Weekly News-September 21

Below is a prayer that I wanted to share with you.  Whatever season you’re in, whatever circumstance you’re facing, whatever frustration you’re holding, I pray that you’ll be able to release them, along with me, into our capable and loving God’s hands. O God, gather me to be with you as you are with me. Keep me in touch with myself, with my needs, my anxieties, my angers, my pains, my corruptions. that I may claim them as my own rather than…