Good afternoon Folks!
Good ‘Blustery Morning’ to you all!
“But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying “You are my God!” My (our) future is in YOUR Hands.” ~Psalm 31:14-15a
- face paint/brushes
- skipping ropes
- soccer balls/pumps
- crayons & chalk
- colouring pages/paper
- bean bags
- friendship bracelet supplies
- prenatal vitamins
- kids vitamins (not gummy bear type)
- small note pads/pencils
- small hand lotions
- Sunday School at 9:45am
- Worship service at 11:00am. We are a church that prays – and there’s lots that we’ll be praying for on Sunday – Rob & Amy heading to Ecuador, the new church leaders and of course a chance for you to share any requests that are on your heart. The morning will also include singing, hearing God’s word, fellowshipping and sharing together in Holy Communion.
- The Family Project continues at 6:30pm. All are welcome and child care is available.
Next week on Wednesday, we begin our journey through lent to the cross. The Canada Covenant Conference publishes a booklet called, ‘The Lenten Reader’ that takes you through the 40 days of lent, with devotional readings. We have a few printed copies available for you, on the Malmo Info table in the foyer. You can also read the devotional online, by going to: http://issuu.com/canadacovenantchurch/docs/lenten_reader2016
Tomorrow is our Annual meeting, or what I prefer to call ‘Our Malmo Story Day’. Because this meeting is much more than just facts and dollars. It’s about peoples stories and changed lives because of the ministry that GOD is doing, HERE in this field. And yes, we will be going through some facts and budgets, BUT that’s not our main focus. Our focus is to give GOD glory and to love one another, as we recount all the stories and details and events that have happened over the last year, here at Malmo. And so, to do that, we need you! The body is not complete if we are missing people. Your presence matters. Your voice matters. Your story matters. So come, join us tomorrow at 1:00pm. Members and friends – EVERYONE is welcome!
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” ~1 Corinthians 12:27
- 9:45 am Sunday School for all ages
- 11:00am Worship service. Pastor Randall will be sharing God’s word with us, Pastor Marc has a children’s lesson planned and Dixie is leading the morning music.
- 12:30pm Fellowship & Coffee time downstairs. Always a great way to connect and to continue to care for one another. (as we heard and were encouraged in last weeks message).
- 6:30pm The Family Project. All are welcome to come & engage in this series about the Family. (Childcare is available.)
Hello & Happy New Year! (Well almost…although it is in Australia already! 😉
Today is indeed the last day of 2015 for us Canadians. The year has been full, and for many of us, we’re ready to move forward into the ‘new’. But for some of us, that thought can be daunting or uncertain or anxiety-filled. But this one thing is certain – no matter what is ahead, or what we will face, God has promised to be with us – ALWAYS. Those are words that I can take comfort in. And I hope you can today too.
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
This Sunday starts us back into our regular schedule, with Sunday School at 9:45am and our Worship Service at 11:00am. During the service, we’ll be sharing together in Holy Communion – a great way to gather together as we start this New Year, focusing on the amazing love that Jesus has shown us.
I hope you and your family can join us this Sunday.
Until then, I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
The advent is nearing completion. Hope, Peace, Joy and Love have now brought us to the Christmas week. For indeed, “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Folks, this is truth and with it brings so much hope, peace, joy and love. My prayer is that this will continue to become more and more real to each of us, all throughout the year.
We’d like to invite you all – your friends and your family to our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carol Service, tomorrow at 7:00pm. This is such a great way to celebrate our Saviour’s birth! Gathering together, reading scripture, singing carols and hearing an encouraging Word. We hope that this service will be a beautiful beginning to your Christmas celebrations.
And then we invite you to our Sunday morning worship service at 11:00am. We’ll be singing a few more carols and sharing together in prayer and in fellowship. AND we’ll be hearing from Dave A., as he shares his journey story with us. (Remember that there’s NO Sunday school this week. We’ll reconvene the classes on January 3rd.)
Wishing you all a very heartfelt Merry Christmas!
Today is what is commonly known as ‘Black Friday’ in the United States. The day after American Thanksgiving when all the stores go crazy with markdowns and sales, and the people follow in suit. In the past few years, this shopping craze has slowly made it’s way into Canada, with us, too, now focusing on ‘Black Friday’. I find it interesting, and somewhat sad, that this happens on the same weekend as the first Sunday in Advent. A time when our focus should be on the coming of Jesus, as we reflect on this incredible gift that was given from a loving God. Isaiah declares in chapter 52, verse 7:
“How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
the good news of peace and salvation,
the news that the God of Israel reigns!”
This is the good news and why we celebrate. The reason that we have HOPE, in the midst of all circumstances – the coming of Jesus, our Saviour and King.
This Sunday, Pastor Randall will be sharing about this HOPE, as we light the first candle on the advent wreath. We’ll also be hearing readings and scripture – and singing the first of the Christmas carols – all in anticipation and preparation for Jesus’ birth, during this advent season.
We’ll be doing something a little bit different during the offering time. We are inviting YOU to bring non-perishable food items and toys, on the Sundays in Advent. These items will be presented during the offering, and then given to families who are in need this Christmas season.
After the morning worship service, there will be a full dress rehearsal for the Sunday School Christmas concert. Please have your costumes and lines ready, as this will be the only practice before next Friday’s Christmas concert.
And lastly, if you are a youth – there is a Youth Hayride happening on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00pm, at Matt & Jeramie-Lee’s farm. They’ll also be filling backpacks for N.O.W. So, come on out, bring a snack to share and dress for the weather. It’s gonna be a great evening!