Maranatha - Join The Journey



January 1, 2023

Scripture:  Psalm 1
Message:  Shaped By Truth

Pastor Mike Nanninga

Offering:  Tuition Assistance: helps Maranatha families that can’t afford to pay full tuition at Belleville Christian School and Quinte Christian High School.

Next Week’s Offering (Jan. 8th):  New Life Women’s Home

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:

Condolences to Wilhelmina and family on the passing of Gerrit Tammel this past Wednesday. The funeral will be held in the Chapel Mon, Jan, 2nd at 2pm with visitation at 1pm.

Condolences to the family on the passing of Willi Wever this past Thursday. The visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home Thursday, January 5th from  2—5pm. The funeral will be held in the Chapel at Maranatha Church Friday, January 6th at 11:30am.

Condolences to Leanne and Dwayne Pearson on the passing of Leanne’s grandfather Robert Guppy on Christmas Day. The funeral was held this past Friday. Please keep Leeanne in your prayers as she has lost many extended family members this past year.

Condolences to Marianne and Michael Botting on the passing of
Marianne’s mom Christmas Day.

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

Today’s Team: Acoustic: Adam Stickland; Drums: James Stickland; Keyboard/Vocals: Deborah Morgante; Bass: Jordan Hall; Electric Guitar: Lionel Rae; Interpreter: Jenn Abel

Library: The library will be closed today. We wish everyone a Blessed New Year.

Classis Quinte: is seeking a Stated Clerk; the position is available immediately; the start date is flexible. Each Classis Clerk attends three classis meetings per year as well as three interim committee meetings to record the minutes and complete follow-up tasks. The duties involve tasks such as working with the Classis Ministries Committee to prepare the agendas for meetings as well as handling the correspondence and administrative duties of the classis.  An honorarium is provided for this position. Please contact Rev. Rita Klein-Geltink at to apply or for further information.

Mother, Daughter, Friend Party! Ladies, join us on Sat., Jan. 14th from 12:30-3:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a time of fun, food, gifts, games & prizes! This is a great opportunity to invite family, friends, and neighbours for some winter encouragement and connection! Please sign up at the Info Desk or on the church website. Contact Sarita at for more details!

Room for Rent Needed: A Christian woman, and a member of the Maranatha community, is facing difficult financial times and is looking to rent a room in a Christian home. She would be a quiet and respectful guest. She can afford to pay $525 per month for rent and would buy her own groceries. If you think you can help, or want more information, call the church office at (613) 962-2062.

Junior High is on BREAK for Christmas! See you all on Jan. 13th! Enjoy making memories and having fun!

Senior High: is on BREAK for Christmas! See you all on Jan. 13th!

Young Adults: is on BREAK for Christmas! See you all on Jan. 10th!

Maranatha Seniors: Our first meeting of the year will be on Thurs, Jan. 12th @ 1:30pm. We have a guest speaker from Gleaner’s Food Bank. Susanne Quinlan will share the challenges and satisfactions of running a food bank. Donations of canned goods and pastas would be greatly appreciated. Coffee and goodies will follow. Hope to see you there.

Outdoor Skating Rink on site: We are excited to announce we will be having an outdoor skating rink on our property. If you like to join the "rink rat team," by helping to keep our ice clean please contact Wanda Thompson at or (613) 743-5293.

Special GriefShare Event - Maranatha Church will be hosting a special 2 hour GriefShare seminar called Loss of a Spouse on Sat, Jan. 28th, 2023 from 2 - 4pm.  If you or someone you know is grieving the death of a spouse you are welcome to attend or encourage someone else to attend. A special guide book will further help you through your journey of grief. For more information, or to register, call Darrel Brown, 613-922-5622 or email

Prayers that Heal the Heart Course: If you or someone you know struggles with fear, anger, nagging doubt, insecurity, or is plagued by negative thoughts and feelings, we are offering a video course by Mark Virkler that teaches seven Spirit-led prayers to help us receive freedom and restoration, as well as learn to minister healing to others. The teaching is very powerful, user-friendly and practical—and for everyone! It will run on Thursday evenings, starting Jan. 19th at 7:00pm in the Chapel. Cost is $5 for the workbook, and $20 for the optional full book. Contact Deborah at to register or for more information!

Attention: Welcome Desk Teams, Greeter/Usher Teams, Coffee Time Teams, Cafe Teams and Coffee Hour Bakers. Please save the date for our "All Hospitality Team meeting/potluck" on Wed, Jan. 11th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a time of reflecting, celebrating, and planning for the future. Food for Potluck: Last name A to P - Main Dish; Last name Q to Z - Side Dish; Dessert - anyone who wishes but please confirm with Sarita.

Holiday Hours: The church office will be closed Mon, Jan. 2nd to Tues, Jan 3rd. Regular office hours will resume after January 3rd.

Council & Staff wish everyone a joyful New Year! God’s blessings on you this season!

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