Malmo News

Weekly News-June 15

This Sunday is our Canada Conference Giving Sunday.  Our delegates will be sharing some of their highlights of the AGM with us.  (If you’d like to financially support the ongoing work of the Canada Conference, please make your cheques payable to ECCC and we’ll pass those on for you.)

It’s also Father’s Day this Sunday.  I sure appreciate the fathers and grandfathers that have been and continue to be a part of my life and my children’s lives. Their consistent faith, love and prayers over the years HAVE made a difference, and I’m so thankful for each of them – for those who are still walking this journey and for those who are now with Jesus.

And for all you men here at Malmo…thank you for what you do each day.  For striving to walk with Jesus and being an example of steady faith and perseverance.  I notice these things and I am thankful for you as well.  I pray for God’s blessing to continue to cover you & your families in the coming days.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday at 11:00am.  And remember – there’s no Sunday School until Fall.

Take care,

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Weekly News-June 8

“We strongly need to see the manifest hand of God in what we are and what we do.  We need to be sure He is pulling the load, bearing the burden – which we are all too ready to assume is up to us alone.  We must understand that He is in charge of the outcome of our efforts, and that the outcome will be good.” ~Dallas Willard

It’s been a week (or more) of being reminded again of Who is in control. Clearly seeing again that it’s not me even though that’s what I stubbornly continue to strive toward.  I am humbled again as I read Matthew 11:28-30 – I can hear Jesus saying these words to me (to you) with such compassion and love in His voice…

“Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

To continue to have a teachable heart is what is needed.  Confessing the stubbornness and letting go of my own ways.  Coming to Jesus with open hands and patience – and accepting His gift of rest for my soul.  Sounds pretty sweet.  Actually it doesn’t just sound sweet, it IS sweet.

This Sunday we were planning to honour our Grade 12 Grads – but due to unforeseen circumstances, we have needed to reschedule Grad Sunday to July 8th – so we wanted to let you know.

We’ll be gathering for our Sunday worship and Communion Service at 11:00am.  A reminder that there is NO Sunday School for the summer months.  We’ll be resuming classes in the Fall.

And then on Sunday afternoon:
For the Youth:  “Filthy Farmer Fun Run” at Matt & Jeramie-Lee’s.  Meet at 2:00pm and be prepared to get dirty on the run!  Bring a towel & extra set of clothes.
For the Community:  Come join the fun at 5:30pm for a wiener roast.  The course will be open for anyone at that time.
Please bring veggies/salad or dessert, roasting sticks & lawn chairs.

Looking forward to seeing you and your family on Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Weekly News-June 1

It’s June!  Which means it’s time for our Children’s Day service at Covenant Bay Bible Camp.  (There will be NO service at the Malmo church building on Sunday).  The service at camp begins at 10:30am, followed by a baptism service at the lake.  Lunch will be provided and games and activities are planned for the afternoon.  If you’re unsure as to how to get to Covenant Bay, click here for a map and directions.

Have a great weekend folks!


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Weekly News-May 25

What a beautiful week it has been!  The warmth of the sun, the trees in their brilliant green and the flower blossoms with their beauty and fragrance.  Every year I am amazed at the vibrant colours of spring – especially after the long winter months of seeing a more ‘monotone’ landscape.  Spring is truly an overwhelming delight to the eyes – and all the senses!

I wonder if that’s how David felt, when he penned the Psalm of praise in Psalm 19?  Was his heart overcome by what he saw in creation?  When he was outside tending his sheep, did he see more than just smelly sheep and the task that was before him?  Did he slow down and take time to really SEE and ENJOY the colours and the intricate design of nature all around him – and in that, to realize and KNOW God’s presence with him and to give God all the glory – like creation does every single day?  Yes, I think he did.  And he encourages me – and you – to do the same.  No matter what our days are about or how busy we are, may we, like David, take time to give God the glory in all things.

“The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship.  Day and night they keep on telling about God.  Without a sound or word, silent in the skies, their message reaches out to all the world.”
~Psalm 19:1-3 (TLB)

This Sunday, immediately following the morning worship service, we’ll be celebrating the upcoming wedding of Keith & Monika, with a Potluck Wedding Shower.  Please bring a main dish and a salad to share, (dessert will be provided), and come on out and join us as we shower Keith & Monika with lots of Malmo love!  (For anyone who is able, we’d also love some help in the kitchen with setting out the food and the clean-up!)

This Sunday is also the LAST Sunday School class of the season!  (Hard to believe the year is over already!)  So you don’t want to miss the finale class!

We’re looking forward to this Sunday – so bring your family and join us – it’s going to be a great day!

Take care!

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Weekly News-May 18

Happy Long Weekend!

The sun is shining and the forecast is delightful!  For all you farmers and gardeners and ‘park go-ers’ out there – enjoy the sunshine and the warmth.  A glorious gift after the long winter that we’ve had!  🙂

Would you be praying for Pastor Marc, the leaders and the youth this weekend?  They’ll be in Red Deer at YC Alberta.  Pray for them as they hear God’s word through the speakers, the concerts and the conversations they’ll be having after.

This Sunday is our ‘Kernels of Hope/Tearfund Canada’ Giving Sunday.  We’ll be sharing about these ministries and the ways that we can get involved.  If you’d like to financially support this work, you can make your cheques out to ‘ECCC’, and we’ll forward them for you.

Looking forward to seeing you and your family this weekend.  Sunday School at 9:45am and our Worship service at 11:00am.

Take care,

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Weekly News-May 11

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our ‘Kernels of Hope/Tearfund Canada Giving Sunday’ will not be this Sunday.  But instead, we look forward to sharing with you about these ministries, NEXT Sunday May 20th.

Our pastors are home again!  We’re looking forward to having them back with us, as they lead us in worship and as we gather around the Lord’s Table during our morning worship service.  It’s also Mother’s Day, so we’ll be honouring all you lovely ladies out there.  🙂

Looking forward to Sunday.  Gather your family and come join us at 9:45am for Sunday School and 11:00am for our Worship Service.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Weekly News-May 4

This weekend our Pastors, and a few from our congregation, are joining others from across Canada in Winnipeg for the Conference’s Annual Meeting.  Would you be praying for this event?  For all the pastors and delegates that will be present – that God would be praised and glorified through the worship and the business that will take place.  Be praying too, for the Superintendent vote that will be taking place tomorrow. This is a big deal – a new chapter in the life of the Conference.  It needs our continued prayers and seeking God’s will in all the details and future direction of the Conference.

Tomorrow – for ALL youth –  the Amazing Race Youth Social!  At Matt & Jeramie-Lee’s home from 7:00 – 10:00pm.  This is an OUTDOOR event, so please dress for the weather and the dirt!

This Sunday, we have a special guest speaker – Dean Rostad, President of CLBI will be here, sharing God’s word with us.  And the deacons have all ‘lined up’ to take part in the service as well!  So we’re looking forward to a great Sunday! 🙂  Bring your family and join us at 9:45am for Sunday School and 11:00am for our Worship Service.

Have a lovely weekend!  See you Sunday!

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Weekly News-April 27

“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”
~Corrie Ten Boom

These past few months have been a season of change and stretching in my life.  God’s been teaching me, in new ways, to hold things loosely and to trust Him even deeper.  Whether it’s my possessions or activities or identities – or even my loved ones – my natural reaction is to hold on tightly to the familiar, instead of being open to the new.  But then God has to pry open my fingers to let go of the thing I’m hanging on to, that isn’t in His plan or His way for me.  And like Corrie Ten Boom says, “it hurts”!  But our ever-patient God lovingly says, yet again, “Trust Me. Don’t fear. I’ve got you”.  So day by day, I’m learning to trust and to hold these things loosely in my open hands so that He can shape them, direct them or even remove them, as He desires.

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
Psalm 37:23-24

Looking forward to seeing you and your family this Sunday at church.  Sunday School for all ages at 9:45am and our Worship Service at 11:00am.

Have a great weekend & enjoy the sunshine!

P.S.  We’ve done a bit of ‘remodelling’ to the bulletin. Let us know what you think.

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Weekly News-April 20

Tomorrow at 10:00am, we are hosting a seminar entitled “Boundaries”.  Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and what you will or won’t allow in your life.  In this seminar we will look at how to respond to the many demands on your time, energy, focus, money and relationships. What does it look like to set limits and still be loving?   This seminar is lead by Pastor Marc & Dixie and is suitable for ages 14 & up.  Childcare is available.  We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this!

We’ve got a couple of special things for you on Sunday.  First, during our morning worship service, we’ll have the Gideons with us, sharing about the excellent work that is happening across Canada and globally.  (If you’d like to financially support them, please make your cheques payable to “The Gideons”.)

Secondly, after the morning worship service, we’ll be having a POTLUCK!  The Pastor’s have been itching to celebrate Spring somehow – so is there a better way to celebrate than gathering together over food & fellowship?!  We think not! 😉  So we hope you’ll stay and join us!  Bring enough food for your family, and a little bit more to share – and we’ll have a great time gathering together after the service.

Looking forward to this weekend.  Hope to see you!

Take care,

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Weekly News-April 13

We wanted to remind you again of the opportunity that we have to feed 250-300 people at The Mustard Seed in Edmonton, on Friday, April 20th.  We’re looking for 10 volunteers to cook & serve the meal (no one under 12 please), as well as monetary donations to help cover the food and supplies needed.  If you’re interested in being a part of this, or if you have any questions, please contact Andy P., Rob or Wayne.

At the Canada Conference AGM in May, there will be a vote on our next Superintendent, Glenn Peterson who has been nominated for this position.  Please click here if you’d like to read more about Glenn and his hopes for the conference.

Join us this Sunday for Sunday School at 9:45am and our Worship Service at 11:00am.

Have an excellent weekend!

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