Maranatha - Join The Journey



December 4, 2022

Scripture: Ruth 2
Message: Hope Awakened
Pastor Mike Nanninga

Offering:  World Renew: An agency of the CRC that provides emergency relief in disaster areas in North America and around the world as well as education and development in Third World Countries.

Next Week’s Offering (Dec. 11th):  Belleville Pregnancy & Family Care Centre

Prayer Chain:  Please email your prayer chain requests to prayer 

Prayer Request Box:  Prayer Cards are also available in the back of the chairs. Feel free to fill them out and drop them in the box at the Welcome Centre.

Drop-in Prayer:  Join in prayer with others Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30 pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in the Chapel.

Post-Service Prayer: Prayer teams are available to pray with you after every morning service.

Family Prayer Group: Pray with others for your loved ones and family members every Thursday morning from 7:00-8:00 am in the Chapel.

Prayer Appointment: Contact Deborah at to make an appointment.

Our Church Family:

Please pray for Gerrit Tammel who has been suffering with deep pain that is being treated every 4 hours. A firm diagnosis hasn’t yet been provided but arthritis related nerve pain has been ruled out.

Please continue to hold Laurie Wood, Glen Arendt, Marten VanderWal, Eve Kugel, Andy Jongenotter, Rick Foulds, and our shut-ins in your prayers.

Andy Jongenotter celebrates his 92nd birthday on Wed, Dec. 7th.

Today’s Team: Acoustic Guitar: Adam Stickland; Drums: James Stickland; Keyboard: Jillian Vanderlaan; Bass: Karyn Elrafih; Rhythm Guitar: Lionel Rae; Voclas: Lisa VanSteenbergen; Interpreter: Jenn Abel

Prayers for Advent: A prayer guide for each Sunday of Advent is in your mailbox this morning to focus us in prayer over these next weeks as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ's birth. Let's join together in reflecting on our FAITH and the HOPE, LOVE, JOY and PEACE that is ours in Jesus as we invite Him to go deeper! Additional copies are available at the Information Desk and on the church website.

Friendly Reminder: Please be mindful that all nuts are BANNED in the building. Some of our members have severe allergies. Thank-you.

Christmas New Years Worship Schedule:

· Saturday, December 24th — 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Service

· Sundays December 25th and January 1st – 10:00 am as usual.

· There will be no New Years Eve service.

Junior High: We talked about making room for Jesus this past week as we kicked off our Christmas series in Jr. High. We talked about the question, "Is there room for Jesus in your heart and life?” Why was there no room at the inn for Jesus? This week we are looking at,  "Saying Yes and what does that mean and how can we learn from a teenager named Mary about choosing to trust God's plan for each of our lives?” Come join us as we explore more of God's word.

Senior High: Come on out on Friday for a night of games, worship, and teaching from 7-9pm! Also, mark your calendars for Dec. 16th. We will be hosting an event for all Quinte Area youth groups. The cost is $5. We will have a speaker, live music, dinner, and games. Dinner starts at 6pm. The night ends around 9:30pm.

Sr. High Volunteers & Bakers Needed: If you can help the Senior High group either by providing food for their upcoming city-wide youth event on Dec. 16th, or if you are interested in investing in youth by volunteering, reach out to James Stickland. We will be saying goodbye to 2 or 3 volunteers starting in January, and we’d love to say hello to you and at least two others! 

Young Adults: What a great end to our Gospel Love study! Thanks to everyone for being part of building this amazing community. There is no Young Adults this Tuesday, but mark your calendars for Tues, Dec. 13th. We're having a Christmas party! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Adam @

Meal Train: Hazel Vogt is fairly new to our Maranatha community, and on Sun, Nov. 13th, she delivered a healthy baby boy, Milo. If you think you can provide a vegan meal for her, please sign up at If accessing the link is not possible, you can contact Linda Wattam at (613) 848-7083.

Maranatha Library Reviews:

· A Christmas Snow. DVD—C: A charming adventure of hope during the “Storm of the Century”

· Dare to be Different by Nicole O’Dell—JF 182:
Choices, Choices, Choices! What would you do?

· When One Day at a Time is Too Long by Gerald Mann—NF 239: Grasp Lifelines of Hope with these answers to tough questions

Lost & Found: If you or someone you know has lost an item here at the church recently or in the past couple months, please take some time to check out the Lost & Found bin, now located at the Info Desk. All items not claimed will go to The Belleville Thrift Store.

The Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre is excited to share a Matching Gift Campaign. The campaign will run until Friday, Dec. 30th. Every donation up to $10, 000 will be doubled. The funds raised will go towards supporting all the programs and services at the Centre. You can donate online at, send an e-transfer, or by mailing a donation to 200 Dundas St., E, Belleville, ON K8N 1E3. Thank you for your support!

Job Opportunity: The Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre is accepting applications for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. This is a part-time position for 2 days a week equaling 14hrs a week. This position could include some remote work. Responsibilities include website maintenance, posting on social media platforms, creating promotional and marketing material, engaging with online users, and some client care. Experience with social media and email marketing is preferred. Applicants should have a working knowledge of the following programs: Canva, Photoshop, and MailChimp. Applications will be received until Thurs, Dec. 15th. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their resumes and cover letter to Heather Tapp, Executive Director at

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign:  Every Christmas The Salvation Army places their kettle bells around the community to help raise funds to support their local ministries. Until Sat, Dec. 24th, there will be 15 Christmas Kettles in 13 different locations - all of which will need volunteers. Volunteer shifts are 2 hours each - volunteers stand (or sit) near the Christmas Kettle, greet those passing by, thank donors and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! If you would like to volunteer, call or text Amanda Robinson at (613) 243-6447.

Christmas Carol Sing: The Maranatha Seniors are pleased to invite you to a Christmas Carol Sing-along accompanied by Roberta in the Chapel on Sat, Dec. 17th @ 2pm. Coffee and goodies will be served in the Fellowship Hall afterwards.

Christmas Cantata: The Community Christian Reformed Church of Frankford welcomes everyone to an evening Christmas Cantata on Dec. 18th @ 7:00pm! Refreshments will be served after the event. This will be an evening of song and celebration as we enjoy the traditions of the Christmas Season. 

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