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,

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

Enjoy your weekend!

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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,

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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.


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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!

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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!


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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,

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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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