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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Weekly News… June 28th

Happy Canada Day Weekend!

Looks like the weather man is saying that there’s a mix of sun and showers in the forecast for this long weekend – and really, we can’t complain.  This rain that we’re receiving is truly a gift from God.  The trees, the flowers and the fields are bursting with a deep green colour that we haven’t seen for a long while!  Indeed, it’s a beautiful sight to behold!

Last night, we had our New Build Vote meeting.  Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in this important process.  The Church Board would like to share the outcome of that meeting with you:

“We have been trusting God for a clear decision regarding the new build plans. 48 people showed up to pray together and vote on Thursday. Along with 16 pre-votes, 84.4% voted “Yes” to move ahead with final engineered plans, getting firm pricing and fundraising. Praise God for a clear result!”

My daughter recently shared a quote with me that she heard from someone that she’s getting to know.  The truth of the quote has stuck with me…“Life is good. God is better.”  Yes.  Amen.  

Have a great long weekend – and remember our Worship Service begins at 11:00am on Sunday.

Be a blessing where God has placed you today.

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Weekly News… June 21

I hope you’re enjoying this “longest day of the year”!  I think the long summer days are one of the best reasons to live as far North as we do!  🙂

We’ve got lots going on this Sunday!  First, it’s our ‘Canada Conference Giving Sunday’.  Dixie was our delegate to the Conference AGM, back in May.  She’ll be sharing an update with us from those meetings.  We’ll also be giving you an opportunity to financially support the Conference.  If this is something that you’d like to do, please make your cheques payable to ‘ECCC’ and we’ll forward those onto the Conference for you. 

This Sunday is also our Grad Sunday – a time to recognize our High School graduates.  This year we have Dave Kemerink, Frank Kemerink and Lois Schultz graduating.  We’ll be acknowledging them in the worship service and then during the coffee fellowship time, their parents will be sharing a bit more about their youth.  So be sure to stay after the service and join us downstairs for this celebration.

I hope you enjoy your weekend – and remember that our worship service begins at 11am on Sunday.

Take care,

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Weekly News… June 14

A reminder to all – for the Sunday’s in June, our Worship service begins at 11:00am.  (Sunday School is now complete for the season, and will resume in the Fall.) . This Sunday we will be sharing together in worship, prayer, scripture, a message from God’s Word – and cake too, to celebrate Father’s Day!  

Gather your family and we’ll see you on Sunday!  

Take care,

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Weekly News… June 9

A reminder to all – for the Sunday’s in June, our Worship service begins at 11:00am.  (Sunday School is now complete for the season, and will resume in the Fall.) . This Sunday we will be sharing together in worship, prayer, scripture and communion too.  

After the morning service, everyone is welcome to come downstairs – not only for coffee, goodies and fellowship – but to also join in the fun of the “Servant Auction”.  The Youth Missions Trip Team is going to Mexico in March 2020, and would love to hire themselves out to raise money for their trip.  Anna Nelson, Avery Nelson, Rachel Nelson, Callah Reid and Matthias Reid are the students that will be participating in this Servant Auction.  (New Sweden will be having a similar Servant Auction for the rest of the team.) . So bring your wallets 😉 and have some fun as we bid for the work of these strong and able youth.  All of your support is so very much appreciated!

Have a great weekend and enjoy this BEAUTIFUL rain!  We are thanking God for it indeed!

Take care,

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Weekly News…. May 31

This Sunday, there will be NO service at our church building, but instead we’ll be out at Covenant Bay Bible Camp for our Annual Children’s Day Celebration.  Our service begins at 10:30am and will be followed by a Baptism at the Lake.  A barbeque lunch and an afternoon of races and games will round out the day.  Bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets and mosquito spray and come and join us for a fund day!

If you’re unsure how to get to Covenant Bay, click here for a map.

Have a great weekend!

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Weekly News…. May 24

I’m sitting here, praying, wondering what to write to you on this Friday morning.  The thought that comes to my mind is “…remind them that they are dearly loved by Me…”.  So I went to the Book, looking for scripture that confirms and expresses how much God loves each of us.  There’s so many verses about God’s love.  Here’s just a few.  Take a few minutes and read through them slowly, taking in these words of Truth.  Praying that the reality of how much God loves you, will sink deeper and deeper into your heart, mind and soul today.  

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters,
    I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
    you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
    you will not be burned up;
    the flames will not consume you.”
Isaiah 43:1-2

I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
    With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”
Jeremiah 31:3

“See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.”
Isaiah 49:16

“For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty saviour.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.

He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Zephaniah 3:17

This Sunday is our LAST Sunday School class of the season!  Hard to believe, but it’s true!  It’s the end of May and the season is drawing to a close.  Another successful year indeed.  A HUGE THANKS to ALL of our Sunday School teachers – for their hard work and commitment to their classes each and every week.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed – so a heartfelt THANK YOU to each of you!  🙂

Have a great weekend Folks and I’ll see you on Sunday – 9:45am for Sunday School and 11:00am for our Worship Service.  


P.S.  You are MISSED when you’re not here!  

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Weekly News… May 17

This Sunday is our Kernels of Hope Giving Sunday.  We’ll be sharing with you about the current project and the ways that Kernels is making an impact on the other side of the world.  If you would like to financially support this ministry, please make your cheques payable to E.C.C.C. and memo it “Kernels”.  

Have you had a chance to talk with the New Build Committee about the proposed church building yet?  If not, they would LOVE to hear from you this Sunday!  Head downstairs after the service during coffee fellowship time and meet them at the table by the New Build posters.  They’d love to hear your thoughts, comments and questions.  

Wishing you all a safe and lovely long weekend.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday – 9:45am Sunday School and 11:00am Worship Service.

Take care!

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Weekly News…. May 10

So a little history tidbit for you this morning…

Back in 1903, when our first church building was built, the congregation decided to name the church “The Scandinavian Elim Church”.  Did you know that “Elim” is a place in the bible?  I was reading in Numbers last night and came across this verse:“They left Marah and camped at Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees.” ~Numbers 33:9
This verse made me smile.  Palm trees & springs of water?!  I don’t know about you, but that seriously sounds like heaven on earth!  🙂 

But it also got me thinking of our history here.  What were our forefathers thinking when they named this place, Elim?  We’re in the middle of a prairie and we obviously don’t have springs of water or palm trees!  But maybe this place was like an oasis for them?  A place to getaway and disconnect from the hardships of life for a few moments.  A place of rest and peace – to be rejuvenated and refreshed.  A place to meet with God and to be reminded how much they are loved.  If that’s the case, they named the church well.  And even though we no longer carry the name ‘Elim’, this little church in The Field still does bring peace and rest – because God is among us.  After all these years, He’s still here, loving, caring and bringing peace to those who seek Him.

It looks like it’s going to be an absolutely beautiful weekend!  Bring your family and join us on Sunday as we gather together for worship, prayer, communion and fellowship.

Looking forward to seeing you here.

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