Bulletin – December 9, 2018

Sunday morning prayer is still happening! Come to the Gathering Room in the east hallway at 9:30 a.m. to pray.

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 for our annual Christmas Sleigh Ride. All are welcome. Invite your friends and dress warmly!

Young at Heart is celebrating the season on Thursday, December 13 at 11:00 a.m. Invite your friends to this festive gathering. Hear the sounds of Christmas from accordion player, Bob Haywood, followed by a delicious hot luncheon. $17 tickets are available in the foyer today.
A new phone directory is out today, as well as 2019 offering envelopes. You can find both in the foyer.

Congratulations to Seth & Camille Dyck on the birth of their daughter, Layla Elise, born on Wednesday, December 5.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Our Condolences to Mark & Linda Schwartz on the loss of Mark’s father on November 27.

Our Condolences to Shane & Marianne Smith on the passing of Shane’s uncle, Bill Saunders, on December 4.

Our Condolences to Marie Nobel on the passing of her sister-in-law, Earlien Catto, on December 5. Earlien was also an aunt to Sharon Hamel and Faye Boogerman.

Please pray for the families who are mourning this Christmas season., that they would find peace.

Please pray for Orval Kaufman who is recovering from surgery, and for Ron Kaufman who will be having surgery.

YOU’RE INVITED!

Consider coming out on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. for the Ethnos Mission Training Graduation. There are twenty-two students, including Brian & Tamara Vetter. It’s a great way to show your support for missionaries ready for the field!

Washed in the Blood and Whiter Than Snow

John 8:1-11 New International Version (NIV)

but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

11 “No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”


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Bulletin — December 2, 2018

Sunday morning prayer is still happening! Come to the Gathering Room in the east hallway at 9:30 a.m. to pray.

Roots Up! Christmas Baskets. For the second year, we’re going to send Christmas hampers to the people of Saugeen First Nation. Please see the sign-up sheet in the foyer and consider donating one of the needed items. Everyone’s invited to come out on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. to help assemble these hampers. This year’s goal is to be able to bless 13 families on the reserve. Our youth will also be putting together stockings and baskets to deliver to hospitals – they’ll need your help assembling these too!

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 for our annual Christmas Sleigh Ride. All are welcome. Invite your friends and dress warmly!

Young at Heart is celebrating the season on Thursday, December 13 at 11:00 a.m. Invite your friends to this festive gathering. Hear the sounds of Christmas from accordion player, Bob Haywood, followed by a delicious hot luncheon. $17 tickets are available in the foyer today.

December Save The Dates

Wednesday, December 5 Help build Christmas hampers, stockings, and baskets for the people of Saugeen First Nation and those in the hospital over the season. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 Christmas Sleigh Ride. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13 Young at Heart at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 20 (from 10-4 & 6-8) Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build “Cocoa” Connections around a hot chocolate station. Bring along some Christmas cookies to share.
Monday, December 24 (Church office will close at noon) Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service. (Come at 6:00 to enjoy hot cider and carollers.)

The Ladies Social scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, has been cancelled – sorry for any confusion.

The Church office will be closed from December 25-January 2. If you need to reach a pastor during this time, please use the Pastoral Care Line 519-379-1752

Good Enough? #ThingsJesusSaid [Sermon on the Mount]

KEY IDEA:

You aren’t good enough, but Jesus is.

1.) Jesus doesn’t change God’s standards; He satisfies them. (vs 17)

2.) We still need to obey God. (vs 18-19)

3.) Jesus becomes your perfection. (vs 20)

So what??

Will you drop your goodness so you can become His greatness?

Three perspectives – where are you?

Religious? Relativism/Irreligion? Relationship?

Matthew 5:17-20 New International Version (NIV)

The Fulfillment of the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Bulletin – November 25, 2018

Our AGM is today! Join us in A/B following the morning service for a potluck lunch—if you forgot to bring along something to share, don’t worry, join us anyway! The meeting will follow our lunch. Members, please sign in at the table outside the main office and pick up your white ballots. Non-members, grab your pink ballot from the small table at the top of the stairs. Extra report booklets are available at the member sign-in table.

Roots Up! Christmas Baskets. For the second year, we’re going to send Christmas hampers to the people of Saugeen First Nation. Please see the sign-up sheet in the foyer and consider donating one of the needed items. Everyone’s invited to come out on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. to help assemble these hampers. This year’s goal is to be able to bless 13 families on the reserve. Our youth will also be putting together stockings and baskets to deliver to hospitals – they’ll need your help assembling these too!

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 for our annual Christmas Sleigh Ride. Dress warmly!

DECEMBER SAVE THE DATES

Wednesday, December 5 Help build Christmas hampers, stockings, and baskets for the people of Saugeen First Nation and those in the hospital over the season. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11 Ladies Social – shortbread cookies 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 Christmas Sleigh Ride. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13 Young at Heart at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 20 Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build Cocoa Connections around a hot chocolate station. Bring along some Christmas cookies to share.
Monday, December 24 Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service.

Bulletin — November 18, 2018

Our AGM will take place next Sunday, November 25. After our morning service we will gather in the gym for a potluck lunch—please bring along a dish to share. The meeting will follow. Report booklets are available at the front doors.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the shoebox campaign. Because of your concern for needy children, we were able to send 129 love-filled boxes. Please continue to pray that hearts of the children who will receive them will be open to the Gospel message.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Dorothy Schmitt who is celebrating the birth of her first great-grandchild, Jackson Reid!

PRAYER REQUEST

Please pray for Ed and Atty Schipper. Atty has recently moved to Brucelea Haven in Walkerton. Please pray for her as she settles. Ed is currently in Walkerton Hospital. Please pray for his health.

OPPORTUNITIES

Do you love to sew? Our preschool place needs a David costume made. Material will be provided, all you need to donate is your time and talent! Connect with Linda Lowe if you can help, or if you’d like more information. 519-364-5559.

WE’RE UPDATING OUR DATABASE

This is your last chance to check your information on the table in the foyer. Please make any necessary changes. If your name isn’t there are you want to make sure you’re included in our next phone directory, please add it and your contact information at the bottom.

DECEMBER SAVE THE DATES

Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 Thursday, December 20 Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build Cocoa Connections around a hot chocolate station.
Monday, December 24 Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service.

Be The Difference #ThingsJesusSaid [Sermon on the Mount]

Our apologies. Due to some technical difficulties we do not have a video for this sermon. Don’t let that stop you from getting caught up though!

Matthew 5:13-16 New International Version (NIV)

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

 

Key Idea:

Live boldly for Jesus and be the difference.

1) Faith: Don’t water it down (5:13)

2) Faith: Don’t be ashamed of it (5:14-15)

3) Faith: Honour God with it (5:16)

SO WHAT?

If you love Jesus, you are the experience of Jesus that people see and hear. Do you know this in your head or do you own it in your heart?

Bulletin — November 11, 2018

HMC EVENTS

Did you forget your boxes? There are a few more opportunities to get your boxes in. See the poster on the front door for dates and times. Please be praying for the teams who transport the boxes and for all the children who will be blessed this Christmas!

Ladies Social. All women are invited to come out on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-9 p.m. Sherry Elder will be showing us how to make a gratitude journal. Invite your friends and enjoy some fellowship together. Please bring along a darning needle, any cards or pictures that are special to you, and if you have pictures from calendars (they make great covers!) bring them too!

Men in Action – Gentlemen, plan to come out for a hot breakfast on November 17 at 7:30 a.m. followed by a work bee around the church to take care of some of the little jobs that need done.

Our AGM will take place on Sunday, November 25. After our morning service we will gather in the gym for a potluck lunch. The meeting will follow. Report booklets are available at the front doors.

CONGRATULATIONS

We’re celebrating all the new life in our congregation! Congratulations to John and Heather Bender who welcomed a new grandson, Atticus Everett, born to Ethan and April. Congratulations to Ron & Ingrid DeVisser who welcomed a new grandaughter, Ava, who was born to Megan & Dave Ross. And congratulations to Nelles Koenig who has a new great grandson!

OPPORTUNITIES

Do you love to sew? Our preschool place needs a David costume made. Material will be provided, all you need to donate is your time and talent! Connect with Linda Lowe if you can help, or if you’d like more information. 519-364-5559.

WE’RE UPDATING OUR DATABASE

Please take a moment to check your information on the table in the foyer. Please make any necessary changes. If your name isn’t there are you want to make sure you’re included in our next phone directory, please add it and your contact information at the bottom.

DECEMBER SAVE THE DATES

Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 Thursday, December 20 Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build Cocoa Connections around a hot chocolate station.
Monday, December 24 Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service.