Weekly News… September 27

I hope you’re staying warm out there on this blustery Friday!

I just wanted to mention that this Sunday, after the morning Worship Service, the Building Committee will be downstairs during the Coffee Fellowship time to answer any questions that you may have about the new building.  They’ve also prepared a document with answers to the questions that were asked about the new building this past spring.  Plan on stopping by the table to pick up the document and to ask any questions that you might have about the upcoming new church building.  They really value your input in this process.

See you on Sunday:  Sunday School at 9:45am and our Worship Service at 11:00am.

Have a safe & warm weekend!

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Weekly News… September 20

I was talking with Darryl at breakfast this morning, telling him that I had no idea what I should write about in this mornings email.  He said, “Just tell them that they’re loved.  Everyone needs to hear that – and everyone needs a hug.”  He’s right.  So that is my message to you today…truth from God’s word wrapped in an air hug for you today.  You are CHOSEN and you are LOVED.  Believe it.  Soak in it.  Let it sink to the deepest part of your soul….because it is TRUE.  May this truth continue to change your life today.  

“We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.”
~1 Thessalonians 1:4-5

Reminding you all that our Sunday School season has begun. We have classes for all ages, beginning at 9:45am.  Followed by our 11:00am Worship Service.  

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe weekend!


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Weekly News… September 13

How’s your week been?  Mine has been LOOONNNGGG…(Am I allowed to say that in a church email??)  Well, I guess if our goal here at church is to be authentic in both words and deeds…there it is.  It’s been a long week.  And there still seems to be a lot to do before I get to take a Sabbath on Sunday afternoon.  So what do I do in the midst of the long and tired and busy days?  For me personally, it’s intentionally having what I like to call “Jesus time”.  Those moments in my day when I just get quiet before my Heavenly Father.  I read scripture or I pray with words or I just sit quietly before him, showing Him what’s going on in my head and in my world.  Even though He already knows all those things, He still wants me to bring it all to Him.  It’s a sign of trust and love between us.  When I take the time to do this, I feel better – more calm, less scattered and ready to go back to the next thing in my day.  And that is certainly not of my own doing – it truly is a ‘Jesus-thing’.  

My heart has heard you say,
“Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds,
“LORD, I am coming.”
~Psalm 27:8

It’s an exciting weekend here at Malmo.  It’s the Sunday School Kick-off Sunday!  We’re starting with a Pancake Breakfast at 9:30am.  Then having an Open Session in the Sanctuary at 10:00am. We’ll have some songs, meet the teachers and then head off to our individual classes.  Remember!  Sunday School is for ALL ages – so we even have a class for YOU!  😉 Hope you can join us!

Our Worship Service begins at 11:00am.  It’s our ‘Tearfund Giving Sunday’, so I’ll be sharing an update from Kernels of Hope as well as sharing a bit about Tearfund.  If you’d like to financially support this excellent ministry, please make your cheques payable to ECCC.

Looking forward to Sunday.  We (the Pastors & I) pray for you each week.  May your weekend be wonderful and safe too.

See you Sunday!

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Weekly News… September 6th

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the beautiful sunshine that we’ve been receiving this week!  We’ve had such amazingly pleasant days.  It’s been so great!

This Sunday we’ll be doing a little ‘Malmo showering’ again!  This time over Wilson & Sarina as we celebrate their upcoming wedding with a Wedding Shower Potluck after the morning worship service.  Please bring a main dish and a salad to share.  Dessert will be provided.  

Reminder too, that there’s NO Sunday School this Sunday.  (It will begin on the 15th.  Details under ‘this week’s events’).  

Looking forward to seeing you at 11:00am for our Worship Service.  The Pastors and Dixie have been working hard, getting everything ready for this Sunday.  I hope you can join us.

Take care & enjoy your weekend!

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Weekly News… August 30th

“Let’s keep our eyes open for Christ’s Presence rather than trying to figure out His plan.”
~Emily P. Freeman

This may come as a surprise to you (or not!) – but I am a PLANNER.  (So much so, that I needed to write that in capital letters!)  I strive on having a well-put-together plan, no matter what I am doing.  It provides comfort and stability and I feel like I’m ‘in control’ when I have a plan.  Now hear me out – in and of itself, there is nothing wrong with having a plan.  I think it can be healthy and a good organizational tool as you go through life.  However, for me at least, I think it can also become an idol. When I start trusting more in my plan than in God, then I’ve crossed the line from it being a useful tool to it becoming an idol.  The Bible says that anything that comes between me and God is an idol. (Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. ~1 John 5:21) .   Recently, God has been challenging me to stop putting so much effort into my plan and into my wanting to know every detail of His plan.  But instead, to just live each day looking for HIM and for HIS presence.  This requires a lot of faith and trust on my part, as I take my eyes off of me and my plan, and put them back onto Him.  But it’s worth it, because knowing Jesus and seeing His presence all around me, is far better than any plan that I could ever come up with.  

This Sunday is September.  Yes, that’s right…September.  In my mind, that means Autumn is here, whether I’m ready or not!  What I am ready for though, is Church!  We begin our Autumn services this Sunday at 11:00am.  (No Sunday School yet.  That begins on September 15th.  See the side panel ‘upcoming events’ for those details.)

It’s nice to have you all home from vacation!  I hope you can join us.  🙂

Have a great weekend.  See you Sunday!

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Weekly News ….August 23

This Sunday is our last Summer Worship Service.  Crazy how quickly the summer has flown by!  Not sure I’m quite ready to say good-bye to it yet??  So for now, I won’t!  😉  I’ll just smile and say…looking forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10am.  Coffee, tea and fellowship will be here waiting for you.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Weekly News… August 16th

There’s a lot going on at Malmo this Sunday.  Be sure to keep reading below, about the activities that are happening…

This Sunday is our ‘Global Missions Giving Sunday’.  We’re looking forward to having Carol L. sharing with us about Global Missions.  If you’d like to financially support the ongoing work of the Conference in this area, please make your cheques payable to ‘ECCC’, and we’ll forward those on for you.

After the service, we’ll be joining Sieg and Maxine downstairs as they are celebrating 65 years of marriage!  What a wonderful testimony of God’s grace and love over these two beautiful people!  We’re so excited to be able to celebrate with them, so we hope you can stay and join us downstairs for coffee and cake.

And then after the coffee fellowship time, we’ll be heading to Jeremy & Allison’s home for our Annual Church Wiener Roast.  Please bring your lawn chairs, wiener roasting sticks and a salad or a dessert to share. 

It’s going to be a great day.  Hope you can join us!

Enjoy your weekend.  See you Sunday at 10:00am.


P.S. The youth apple fundraiser is back! Click here for the order form. Orders are due back by September 5th.

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Weekly News… August 9th

An encouragement for us all today…

“Show up and participate
in what life has in front of you,
in what God is doing in your life.
Continue to lean in.
Continue to open your eyes.
Continue to scout the beauty.
Continue to create.
Continue to love.
Continue to get well.
Continue to breathe.”
~Leeanna Tankersley

” So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.”
~Galatians 6:9-10 (Message)

We’re back together, meeting at our little Church in the Field this Sunday.  It’s the first Sunday that we’ll be together in August which means we have the privilege to share with one another at the Lord’s Table.  I love that we do this every month – we come before God, we remember what He did, we thank Him for His incredible gift to us – and we do this together as a family.  Where else can you see that kind of unity and love?  It’s pretty special indeed.  

And then after the service, we have an opportunity to celebrate and bless another young couple – Kari & Dawson –  with a Wedding Shower Potluck.  Bring a main dish and a salad to share.  Dessert will be provided.  

I’m looking forward to Sunday.  I’ve missed worshipping together with you.  See you at 10:00am for our service.  Coffee and tea will be available in the front entry for you & your family.

Have a great weekend. 

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Weekly News… July 12th

This Sunday is our Trellis Foundation Giving Sunday.  Pastor Marc will be sharing about the work of Trellis and the different ways some of the churches across the Conference are using Trellis grants.  (If you’d like to financially support the work of Trellis, please make your cheques payable to ‘Trellis Foundation’, and we’ll forward those to Trellis for you.)

After our 10:00am morning worship service, we’ll be celebrating the upcoming wedding of Micah and Sharayah with a Potluck Wedding Shower.  Please bring a main dish and a salad to share.  Dessert will be provided.  Hope you’re able to attend as we ‘shower’ Micah & Sharayah with a little Malmo love.

Enjoy the sunshine today!  It is a beautiful thing to see.  🙂  
See you Sunday at 10:00am.


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Weekly News… July 5

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.  Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.”
~Romans 12:1 (Message)

I must admit that these days, most of my life feels rather “everyday & ordinary” – and that can leave me feeling unsettled and restless if I’m not careful.  God has been challenging me recently with a couple of things.  First, stop this silly comparison game.  Stop looking on social media thinking that my life is lacking or missing something.  Those thoughts are lies, plain and simple.  It’s time to call them what they are.  Secondly, God tells me to learn to live and be content in the ordinary, because the ordinary is a gift from Him too.  The every day stuff of “sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking-around-life” – ALL of that is from God.  He’s asking me to EMBRACE it.  One of the definitions for embrace is “accept willingly and enthusiastically”.  Am I accepting the ordinary enthusiastically…with a good attitude and thankful heart?  It causes me to pause.  And repent.  And start again.  Thank you God that your mercies are new every morning.  

Tomorrow at 2:00pm, at Living Springs Bible Camp, Mckenzie Pluim is being baptized.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  We rejoice with Kenzie and she makes her public declaration to follow Jesus!  

This Sunday we begin our Summer Worship Services.  Join us at 10:00am for worship, prayer, scripture, communion and a message from God’s Word.  We’ll round out the morning with fellowship and coffee & goodies downstairs.  A great way to spend a Sunday morning.  Hope to see you there!

Enjoy your weekend!

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