Malmo News

Weekly News-August 17

“If we wait until the details of life are securely in place before we can say yes to being bold and brave, then we miss the wonder of wandering for the love of God now.”  ~Shelley Miller

I love this quote.  I don’t know about you, but for me it is easier to read it and love it, rather than doing it and loving it. To move forward without knowing all the details requires faith and trust in a God who DOES know all the details.  If I actively live into that promise, He gives me the strength to take the next step and to be amazed at what HE is doing.

“The one who supplies seed for planting and bread for eating will supply and multiply your seed and will increase your crop, which is righteousness.”
~1 Cor. 9:10 (CEB)


This Sunday, we’ll be gathering together at 10:00am for our Summer worship service.  AFTER the morning fellowship time, we’ll be heading over to Larry & Pattie’s home at 12:30pm, for our Annual Church Wiener Roast.  Please bring your lawn chairs, roasting sticks and a salad or dessert to share.

So gather your family and join us for a great Sunday!

Delora

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Weekly News-August 10

Have you been surviving the heat?  How about all the bugs that are ‘coming alive’ with this heat?  I’m not much of a bug or critter person, so it’s been a bit of a crazy week with moths, spiders, hornets, mice and bats!  All God’s creatures, right?  Yes, I keep reminding myself of that!  😉

This Sunday is our ‘Global Missions Giving Sunday’.  I’ll be sharing a bit about some of the areas where the Covenant is at work, throughout the world.  If you’d like to financially support that ongoing work, please make your cheques out to ‘ECCC’, and we will forward those to them for you.

Looking forward to Sunday, to gather and to worship together with you.  See you at 10:00am.

Take care,
Delora

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Weekly News-August 3

Happy Long Weekend Folks!

This Sunday there will be NO service at the Malmo church building.  Instead, we will be gathering together at Covenant Bay Bible Camp for their Family Camp Worship service at 10:30am.  EVERYONE is welcome for the service and to stay for lunch as well.  If you’re planning on staying for lunch, could you please give Camp a phone call, so they can plan for how many they’re feeding?  The phone number is:  780-586-3738.  If you need directions to camp, CLICK HERE.

Have a great and safe long weekend!

Take care,
Delora

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Weekly News-July 27

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough…enough time or wisdom or energy or patience, or, or, or…?  Lately, with the number of new things that are in front of me, there have been days where I wake up and feel I am just ‘lacking something’.  If I let it, this feeling can become like a shadow around me.  This morning though, as I was reading in the Psalms, these verses have continued to linger in my mind all day…

Taste and see that the LORD is good.
Oh the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Fear the LORD, you his godly people,
For those who fear him will have all they need.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
But those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.”
Psalm 34:8-10

God reminded me that He is good and that “those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing”.  What He is giving me – and you –  IS good and it IS enough for each and every day.  My circumstances haven’t changed – there are still lots of uncertainties & new things going on – but my perspective and attitude are changing.  And that’s what makes all the difference in my day.

We hope that you’ll gather your family and join us for our Summer Sunday Worship service at 10:00am.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Delora

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Weekly News-July 20

It’s a quiet week, not a lot of news…so let me share a morning prayer with you, from the Book of Common Prayer.

“Lord God, Almighty and Everlasting Father,
you have brought me safely to this new day;
preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity;
and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose;
through Jesus Christ my Lord,
Amen.”

See you at Malmo on Sunday at 10:00am for our Summer Worship service.

Enjoy your weekend!
Delora

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Weekly News-July 13

Every 3 years, more than 5,000 High School students from across the Covenant denomination, attend a youth conference called CHIC.  We have 4 of our own students – Kari, Lois, Madeline & Matthias – along with our youth leader, Charlene, attending CHIC this year.  Our desire is to cover CHIC with our prayers every day of the conference.  Charlene and the students leave tomorrow morning (Saturday), and fly to Knoxville, Tennessee.  The Conference begins on Sunday morning and continues to Thursday night.  (Our team will be flying home on Friday.)  You’ll notice in our bulletin, that for each day we have a prayer request for CHIC.  Would you join with us as we pray for this conference?  We know that God will be present – but pray for the students & the leaders as well –  to have open hearts to hear from Him.  The impact of CHIC has changed lives in the past, and our prayer is that it will continue to do so.  God is working and we’re asking Him for more of this.  Thanks for joining with us in this important work.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.”
Matthew 18:20

Have a great weekend. A reminder that our Summer Worship Service begins at 10:00am.

Take care,
Delora

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Weekly News-July 6

This Sunday is our ‘Trellis Giving Sunday’.  Pastor Marc will be sharing a bit about the work of Trellis and how it’s impacting our conference.  If you’d like to financially support Trellis, please make your cheques out to ‘Trellis Foundation’, and we’ll be happy to forward those for you.

We’ll also be acknowledging our graduates during the service.  Alex and Kari are our two High School graduates this year.  We’ll be hearing from them, as well as giving their parents an opportunity to share about them, after the service during our fellowship time.  So plan on staying for a little celebration over coffee and cake!

Looking forward to Sunday.  We’ll see you for our service at 10:00am.

Delora

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Weekly News-June 29

This Sunday is July 1st – which means, not only is it Canada Day, but it also means we begin our Summer Worship Services.  So for the months of July and August, our Summer Worship Service begins at 10:00am. I know it’s early, but it’s going to be great to gather together, as we worship God with songs, scripture, prayers and message – and to also remember all that He’s done for us, as we share around the table in Holy Communion.

We’ll also be hearing about the mission work of Colleen Nahnychuck, as she prepares to go to Argentina.  If you’d like to financially support Colleen, please make your cheques payable to ‘ECCC’ and memo them “Global-Argentina”, and we’ll forward them on to the Conference for you.

Looking forward to this weekend.  See you on Sunday at 10:00am.

Have a great long weekend!
Delora

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Weekly News-June 22

The annual meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church began yesterday in Minneapolis, MN.  Both Pastor Randall & Jenell are in attendance.  Portions of the meeting and worship services will be live streamed throughout the day.   If you’re interested in seeing what’s going on,  Click here.

The Conference has also asked us to be in prayer for these important meetings.  There’s a lot going on and it needs to be blanketed in prayer.  Take a look at this Prayer Letter for some specific prayer requests from the conference.

This Sunday is our last 11:00am service, before we transition to our Summer Worship schedule, beginning on July 1st.

Looking forward to seeing you & your family on Sunday.  Have a great weekend!

Delora

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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,
Delora

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