Bulletin – January 14, 2018

Prayer is still happening! Plan to join in every Sunday morning before the service at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the sanctuary.

Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays. To reach a pastor when the office is closed, please use the Pastoral Care Line 519-379-1752. This phone line is always open if you have prayer requests, need care, or would like a visit. Please note: beginning on February 5, our office will be open Monday – Friday.

If you have information that needs to be included in our bulletin, please have that to the church office no later than Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

HMC EVENTS

U18 NEWS: Senior Youth kicks off on Friday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. Mid-Week & Jr Youth will resume on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Permission forms for Snow Camp (February 9-11, for Jr & Sr Youth) are in the foyer, outside the library.

All ladies are invited to a Ladies Social “High Tea” to welcome Shannon Hildebrandt on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Upper Room. We will enjoy social time and some games to get to know each other better.  Please bring your own tea cup, a friend, and a fun “high tea” snack to share. Also consider dressing for the occasion. Use your imagination!

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please continue to pray for Pastor Lyndsay. She will be remaining in the UK until at least the end of January to be with her mother after the passing of her father. Please pray that she would find rest and peace as she grieves with and cares for her family.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Matt and Sam Chittick who welcomed Josiah Christopher on January 6! If you’re interested in helping these new parents by providing a meal, Kristina Dyck has set up a ‘Meal Train’ for the next week. Go to www.mealtrain.com/trains/r369e2 to sign up, or contact the church office.

WORDS OF THANKS

Thank you to the Ladies Social team for organizing last Sunday’s soup luncheon! And thank you to everyone else who brought along sandwiches and desserts to share.

If you’re hanging on to offering envelopes from previous years, please discard them. Many numbers have been changed and it’s important to keep this straight for our Receipt Coordinator. Please only use your currently dated envelopes, or the pew envelopes.

It’s a new year and we are updating our database. Please take a moment today to check (or add) your information on the sheets in the foyer, and make any necessary changes.

ARE YOU TECH SAVVY or WILLING TO LEARN? We find ourselves in desperate need of more volunteers in our sound booth. Wayne  has moved away from the area, leaving us without a regular computer operator and fill-in sound person. Roger  has been a selfless and dependable volunteer in the booth for years now, but it’s not a job he can or should do alone. We are looking for people willing to learn the sound board and/or the computer (running announcement and worship slides). Training will be available. Please contact the church office if this is an area you can see yourself serving in.

Bulletin – January 7, 2018

HMC EVENTS

Today we celebrate the installation of Pastor Dave Hildebrandt! Please plan to join us in the gym following the service as we enjoy a meal together.

Karen Schmalz’s G2G group will be resuming on Wednesday, January 10 at 1 p.m. in the upper room, working through the six-week study The Quest by Beth Moore.

U18 Mid-Week & Jr Youth will resume on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please continue to pray for Pastor Lyndsay. She will be remaining in the UK until at least the end of January to be with her mother after the passing of her father. Please pray that she would find rest and peace as she grieves with and cares for her family. If you wish to send a card of condolence to Lyndsay you may send it to 30 The Granary Wynyard, Billingham TS22 5QG England.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj
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2018 Offering Envelopes are in the foyer today. If you’re hanging on to offering envelopes from previous years, please discard them. Many numbers have been changed and it’s important to keep this straight for our Receipt Coordinator. Please only use your currently dated envelopes, or the pew envelopes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please take a moment today to check the Lost and Found outside the main office. These items will soon be gathered together and donated to our local Salvation Army.

Bulletin – December 31, 2017

Pastor Dave begins his roll as our lead pastor on Tuesday, January 2. Please bear with us as we get things set up. With Marie on holidays, a few things will have to wait (such as our main answering machine), but know that Dave will be accessible through the same extension used for Pastor Phil (ex 30), and also through his email address: dave@hanovermissionary.com.

HMC EVENTS

On Sunday, January 7, 2018 we will be celebrating the installation of Pastor Dave Hildebrandt. Please plan to join with us for the morning service as John Cressman officially welcomes him. We will enjoy special music by Third Tree, a quartet Dave is part of, and we are bumping our Building Connections Sunday forward so we can enjoy a soup luncheon together in the gym. Please bring along some sandwiches and/or dessert to share. Soup will be provided.

The Ladies Social has been asked to organize a simple soup and sandwich lunch for Pastor Dave’s installation service. They are looking for about 20 ladies who are willing to bring a large pot of soup or chilli, and also some ladies who are willing to help set up and clean up. If you can help in any way, please contact Ingrid DeVisser at 519-363-3425 or at ingrid@bbfarms.ca

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Lyndsay. Her father passed away last weekend and she will be remaining in the UK until at least the end of January to be with her mother. Please pray that she would find rest and peace as she grieves with and cares for her family. If you wish to send a card of condolence to Lyndsay you may send it to 30 The Granary Wynyard, Billingham TS22 5QG England.

Please pray for Pastor Dave as he settles into a new routine. Pray that the staff would be gracious and welcoming, and that together they can build a strong team to carry HMC into our next exciting chapter. Thank God for bringing Dave to us, and pray that Dave keeps his eyes fixed on Jesus as he leads us forward into 2018!

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

WORDS OF THANKS

We wish to extend a huge thank you to Pastor Phil for serving as our bridge Lead Pastor over the last few months. Phil worked tirelessly to tidy things up, paving the way for what will hopefully be a smooth transition for Pastor Dave and the whole staff team. Be praying for Phil as he leaves his post here and goes on following Jesus in whatever He has planned for his future.

 

2018 Offering Envelopes are in the foyer today. If you’re hanging on to offering envelopes from previous years, please discard them. Many numbers have been changed and it’s important to keep this straight for our Receipt Coordinator. Please only use your currently dated envelopes, or the pew envelopes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please take a moment today to check the Lost and Found outside the main office. In the new year these items will be gathered together and donated to our local Salvation Army.

Bulletin – December 24, 2017

Nursery & Pre-School Place will be open during our service. All other U18’s will remain in the sanctuary today. (Please note: Children’s Ministry will resume downstairs on January 14, 2018)

Prayer is still happening! Plan to join in every Sunday morning before the service at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the sanctuary.

Our office will be closed next week to honour our staff with a much needed rest. To reach a pastor when the office is closed, please use the Pastoral Care Line 519-379-1752. This phone line is always open if you have prayer requests, need care, or would like a visit.

HMC EVENTS

Join us tonight at 6:00 for a special Christmas Eve Candlelight service.

On Sunday, January 7, 2018 we will be celebrating the installation of Pastor Dave Hildebrandt. Please plan to join with us for the morning service as John Cressman officially welcomes him. We will enjoy special music by Third Tree, a quartet Dave is part of, and we are bumping our Building Connections Sunday forward so we can enjoy a soup luncheon together in the gym. Please bring along some sandwiches and/or dessert to share. Soup will be provided.

The Ladies Social has been asked to organize a simple soup and sandwich lunch for Pastor Dave’s installation service. They are looking for about 20 ladies who are willing to bring a large pot of soup or chilli, and also some ladies who are willing to help set up and clean up. If you can help in any way, please contact Ingrid DeVisser at 519-363-3425 or at ingrid@bbfarms.ca

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Lyndsay who has gone home to be with her parents as her father’s health fails. Pray that the precious time they have left would be well spent and that Lyndsay would find peace in the midst of this hardship.

Please pray for the Shelley family. Amos’ Grandma Robertson has been moved into palliative care, and Faith’s mother is in the hospital with complications relating to diabetes. Pray for peace as they care for both families, that they would rest assured in God’s goodness, and that through it all they would find time to enjoy the Christmas season with their children.

Please pray for Pastor Dave and Shannon Hildebrandt and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb as they settle into their new home in Hanover. Pray that their transition would be smooth and that the boys settle well into their new school. Pray for Dave as he prepares to take over the leadership of HMC, and for Shannon, that God would make clear what his plans are for her.

Please pray for our senior youth who will leave this morning to deliver Christmas baskets to families stuck in the Owen Sound Paediatric Ward over Christmas. Pray that their gesture would be a great blessing to the people they connect with, and that the light of Jesus would shine brightly through their actions.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

WORDS OF THANKS

Thanks to the U18 and L.I.T. crew for presenting a wonderful service last Sunday! It’s so good to see our young people involved!

If you volunteer in any of our U18 ministries and missed last week, please take a carnation from the table in the foyer as a thank you for all you do to support our children and youth.
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2018 Offering Envelopes are in the foyer today. If you’re hanging on to offering envelopes from previous years, please discard them. Many numbers have been changed and it’s important to keep this straight for our Receipt Coordinator. Please only use your currently dated envelopes, or the pew envelopes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

There is a new ushers and greeters schedule available today on the reception desk.

Large Print Daily Bread are ready for pick up on the reception desk.

Please take a moment today to check the Lost and Found outside the main office. In the new year these items will be gathered together and donated to our local Salvation Army.

Bulletin – December 17, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Plan to stay after the service today for a Building Connections Dessert Potluck. Stick around to enjoy a treat and get to know one another better.

Reflect and Rekindle – take a little bit of time on Tuesday December 19 or Wednesday, December 20 to work through four different stations that will be set up in the overflow and sanctuary. This is a quiet opportunity for you to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and escape the rush of the holidays.

Our Senior Youth will be delivering Christmas baskets to the Owen Sound paediatric ward on Christmas Eve Day. This is a reminder to all senior youth to be at HMC for the Sunday morning service at 10:00 a.m.in order to catch your ride.

Join us at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve for a special candlelight service.

On Sunday, January 7, 2018 we will be celebrating the installation of Pastor Dave Hildebrandt. Please plan to join with us for the morning service as John Cressman officially welcomes him. We will enjoy special music by Third Tree, a quartet Dave is part of, and we are bumping our Building Connections Sunday forward so we can enjoy a soup luncheon together in the gym. Please bring along some sandwiches and/or dessert to share. Soup will be provided.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Dave and Shannon Hildebrandt and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb as they settle into their new home in Hanover. Pray that their transition would be smooth and that the boys settle well into their new school. Pray for Dave as he prepares to take over the leadership of HMC, and for Shannon, that God would make clear what his plans are for her.

Please pray for Rick Pake as he continues to recover from surgery.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

OPPORTUNITIES

We want to bless Pastor Dave and his family as they settle into their new life in Hanover. There is a collection box in the foyer where you can drop off local gift cards and certificates to bless the family. Considers things like restaurants, grocery stores, gas cards, etc. The box will remain available until Thursday, December 21.

The Hanover Salvation Army needs volunteers to stand with their Christmas Kettles. They’re looking for people to take a two hour shift between 8 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. until December 23. If you have a couple of hours and would like to help, please call: Main Office – 519-364-3450; or Katrina – 519-506-9451.

WORDS OF THANKS

Thank you to the Ladies Social team who prepared tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, and provided lots of delicious treats for the sleigh ride last Wednesday night.
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There is a new ushers and greeters schedule available today on the reception desk.

Please take a moment today to check the Lost and Found outside the main office. In the new year these items will be gathered together and donated to our local Salvation Army.

If you’re hanging on to offering envelopes from previous years, please discard them. Many numbers have been changed and it’s important to keep this straight for our Receipt Coordinator. Please only use your currently dated envelopes, or the pew envelopes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Bulletin – December 10, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Everyone is invited to a Sleigh Ride & Carol Sing on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30. There will be hot chocolate, crafts, and treats. Invite your friends and neighbours!

Instead of a separate event, the Ladies Social will take place in conjunction with the sleigh ride and caroling on December 13. The group will help with hot chocolate, crafts, and treats. It’s a great opportunity to get better acquainted with our HMC family.

The Young at Heart are getting into the Christmas spirit on Thursday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. with a special performance by pianist and singer, Tim Harden, followed by a delicious Christmas dinner. See Nelles in the foyer today to purchase a ticket for $16.

Next Sunday is the U18 Christmas Service. All children and youth who are involved are asked to please attend a rehearsal on Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m.

Plan to stay after the service next week for a Building Connections Dessert Potluck. Bring along your favourite Christmas treat to share and stick around to get to know one another better.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Dave and Shannon Hildebrandt and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb as they settle into their new home in Hanover. Pray that their transition would be smooth and that the boys settle well into their new school. Pray for Dave as he prepares to take over the leadership of HMC, and for Shannon, that God would make clear what his plans are for her.

Please pray for Rick Pake who is in the hospital in Kitchener. Thank God that his surgery went well and pray for continued healing as he recovers.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

OPPORTUNITIES

We want to bless Pastor Dave and his family as they settle into their new life in Hanover. There is a collection box in the foyer where you can drop off local gift cards and certificates to bless the family. Considers things like restaurants, grocery stores, gas cards, etc. The box will remain available until December 17.

Do you have a heart for youth and hockey? Bruce Martin runs an after-church floor hockey ministry and needs a helper. If this is something you might be interested in volunteering for, please speak with Bruce or Pastor Amos.

The Hanover Salvation Army needs volunteers to stand with their Christmas Kettles. They’re looking for people to take a two hour shift between 8 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. until December 23. If you have a couple of hours and would like to help, please call: Main Office – 519-364-3450; or Katrina – 519-506-9451.

WORDS OF THANKS

Thank you to everyone who came out last Wednesday to help pack the baskets and stockings to be handed out at Saugeen First Nations and the Hanover & Owen Sound hospital this Christmas. What a blessing it is to serve together, and what a joy to know these gifts will bring the love and light of Jesus into the lives of those who receive them.

Bulletin – December 3, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Build a Christmas Basket! Come out on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. to help the U18 and Missions Planning Team put together baskets, hampers, and stockings that will be handed out at hospitals and the Saugeen First Nation Reserve over the season. A great chance to serve together!

Everyone is invited to a Sleigh Ride & Carol Sing on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30. There will be hot chocolate, crafts, and treats. Invite your friends and neighbours!

Instead of a separate event, the Ladies Social will take place in conjunction with the sleigh ride and caroling on December 13. The group will help with hot chocolate, crafts, and treats. It’s a great opportunity to get better acquainted with our HMC family.

The Young at Heart are getting into the Christmas spirit on Thursday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. with a special performance by pianist and singer, Tim Harden, followed by a delicious Christmas dinner. See Nelles in the foyer today to purchase a ticket for $16.

Visit the CHRISTMAS AT HMC link from the main menu on our website to get a sneak peek at what we have going on throughout December.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Dave and Shannon Hildebrandt and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb as they settle into their new home in Hanover. Pray that their transition would be smooth and that the boys settle well into their new school. Pray for Dave as he prepares to take over the leadership of HMC, and for Shannon, that God would make clear what his plans are for her.

Our Condolences to Shirley Meagher on the passing of her husband, Al, on November 27. Please pray for Shirley and family as they mourn their loss.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

OPPORTUNITIES

Last Chance! The U18 Crew and the Missions Planning Team are inviting the whole congregation to participate in their Christmas Basket Extravaganza! Consider donating some items for gift baskets that will be delivered to the people of Saugeen First Nation Reserve near Southampton, where our missionaries, Stan & Sally Bragg, are running an important ministry. Only a few more things are needed! See the sheets in the foyer and sign up to bring nuts, clementines, or Babybel cheese.

We want to bless Pastor Dave and his family as they settle into their new life in Hanover. There is a collection box in the foyer where you can drop off local gift cards and certificates to bless the family. Considers things like restaurants, grocery stores, gas cards, etc. The box will remain available until December 17.

Do you have a heart for youth and hockey? Bruce Martin runs an after-church floor hockey ministry and needs a helper. If this is something you might be interested in volunteering for, please speak with Bruce or Pastor Amos.

CO-CREATING THE FUTURE OF THE EMCC: EMCC President, Rev. Kervin Raugust is inviting all members and adherents of EMCC Churches across Canada to join in an exercise to co-discover, co-dream, and co-design the future God has in mind for our denomination. A survey has been developed as a convenient way for you to provide insight into where we as a family of churches and where God is calling us to go. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete the survey. There are paper copies available in the foyer on the information table, or you can access it online at emccsurvey.ca. The deadline for this survey is December 5.

The Hanover Salvation Army needs volunteers to stand with their Christmas Kettles. They’re looking for people to take a two hour shift between 8 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. until December 23. If you have a couple of hours and would like to help, please call: Main Office – 519-364-3450; or Katrina – 519-506-9451.

WORDS OF THANKS

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the important Plan to Protect training over the last two weeks. And a special thank you to Scott Smith who applied his experience and expertise to presenting the content in an accessible and meaningful way.

Bulletin – November 26, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Plan to Protect is a mandatory training session for all volunteers in U18 ministries and those working with vulnerable people. There are still two dates left for the training. If you haven’t already attended one, please sign up for Monday, November 27 (7:00 p.m.), or Thursday, November 30 (7:00 p.m.). Volunteers need only attend one session. Please sign up for the date that best suits you at the table in the foyer.

Visit the CHRISTMAS AT HMC link from the main menu on our website to get a sneak peek at what we have going on throughout December.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Dave and Shannon Hildebrandt and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb as they prepare for their move to Hanover at the beginning of December. Pray that their transition would be smooth and that the boys settle well into their new school. Pray for Dave as he prepares to take over the leadership of HMC, and for Shannon, that God would make clear what his plans are for her.

Our Condolences to Marg Camm on the passing of her husband, Jim. Please pray for Marg and family as they mourn their loss.

Please pray for Keith McDougall as he faces some health concerns.

Please pray for Judy Dietz who is recovering from a hip replacement.

Please remember Dianne Dippel in your prayers as she continues to face some health concerns.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

OPPORTUNITIES

The U18 Crew and the Missions Planning Team are inviting the whole congregation to participate in their Christmas Basket Extravaganza! Consider donating some items for gift baskets that will be delivered to the people of Saugeen First Nation Reserve near Southampton, where our missionaries, Stan & Sally Bragg, are running an important ministry. See the sheets in the foyer and sign up to bring crackers, nuts, clementines, or Babybel cheese, and stay tuned for more ways you can get involved during December.

We want to bless Pastor Dave and his family as they settle into their new life in Hanover. There is a collection box in the foyer where you can drop off local gift cards and certificates to bless the family. Considers things like restaurants, grocery stores, gas cards, etc. The box will remain available until December 17.

Help feed Rohingya Refugees! Give someone life by providing food for Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar for their lives. Donations made to this cause by November 28th will be matched on a 1:1 basis by the Government of Canada. EMCC relief and development is working with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank on this appeal. Donations designated to this crisis are also eligible to be matched on a 4:1 basis through CFGB’s regular ongoing agreement with the Government of Canada. Donate today through the EMCC website (Relief and Development) or watch for invitations on Facebook and Twitter to give on Giving Tuesday.

CO-CREATING THE FUTURE OF THE EMCC: EMCC President, Rev. Kervin Raugust is inviting all members and adherents of EMCC Churches across Canada to join in an exercise to co-discover, co-dream, and co-design the future God has in mind for our denomination. A survey has been developed as a convenient way for you to provide insight into where we as a family of churches and where God is calling us to go. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete the survey. There are paper copies available in the foyer on the information table, or you can access it online at emccsurvey.ca; or from our HOME page, EVENTS page, or BLOG.

OTHER EVENTS

WILL YOU JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN CANADA? Today, November 26, has been set apart by the EFC and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities to pray for the successful resolution of the Trinity Western University (TWU) case, which will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30 and December 1. Because of the broad potential implications of this case, it is also a day to pray for the future of religious freedom in Canada. Visit our BLOG page to download a one-page PDF that summarizes the fact and explains why this is important. Print copies are also available in the foyer.

WORDS OF THANKS

Thank you to the L.I.T. crew who helped layout and organize the food in the gym for last week’s Building Connections Potluck.

Bulletin – November 19, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Pastor Amos has completed the necessary steps and is being ordained today! Help us continue the celebration by joining us in the gym for lunch following the service.

Plan to Protect is a mandatory training session for all volunteers in U18 ministries and those working with vulnerable people. Four dates are being offered—Wednesday, November 22 (6:30 p.m.), Saturday, November 25 (9:00 a.m.), Monday, November 27 (7:00 p.m.), or Thursday, November 30 (7:00 p.m.). Volunteers need only attend one session. Please sign up for the date that best suits you at the table in the foyer.

Men, you are invited to join the Men in Action for their monthly breakfast on Saturday, November 25 at 8:00 a.m. Following breakfast there will be an introductory presentation by Mark Webb of a five week series he will be leading called, Guard Rails.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Dave and Shannon Hildebrandt and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb as they prepare for their move to Hanover at the beginning of December. Pray that their transition would be smooth and that the boys settle well into their new school. Pray for Dave as he prepares to take over the leadership of HMC, and for Shannon, that God would make clear what his plans are for her.

Please pray for Alan McDougall who is in Peru on a short term mission trip. Pray for continued, safety and good health for the team while they are there, that God would use them mightily to share His life-changing message with the people of Peru, and for travelling mercies when they return home on November 21.

Please pray for Keith McDougall as he faces some health concerns.

Please pray for Judy Dietz who is recovering from a hip replacement.

Please remember Dianne Dippel in your prayers as she continues to face some health concerns.

Please pray for Jim Cann who is fighting aggressive cancer. Pray for his wife, Marg, as she journeys through this time with him.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

OPPORTUNITIES

The U18 Crew and the Missions Planning Team are inviting the whole congregation to participate in their Christmas Basket Extravaganza! Consider donating some items for gift baskets that will be delivered to the people of Saugeen First Nation Reserve near Southamption, where our missionaries, Stan & Sally Bragg, are running an important ministry. See the sheets in the foyer and sign up to bring crackers, nuts, clementines, or Babybel cheese, and stay tuned for more ways you can get involved during December.

We want to bless Pastor Dave and his family as they settle into their new life in Hanover. Beginning next week, there will be a collection box in the foyer where you can drop off local gift cards and certificates to bless the family. Considers things like restaurants, grocery stores, gas cards, etc. The box will remain available until December 17.

WORDS OF THANKS

Thank you to everyone who took the time to put together an Operation Christmas Child shoebox! Because of your generosity, children around the world are able to experience the joy and wonder of the love of Jesus. Over 100 boxes were donated!
The Local OCC Team sent the following note:

Hanover Missionary Church, Thank you very much for packing shoeboxes for the less fortunate children in the world. It can make such a difference in their lives. Thanks again, and my God Bless You.

—Anne Hahn, Joel & Rose Cote, Susan Sakal, and Sharon Hoffarth

OTHER EVENTS

The EFC has declared Sunday, November 26 as a day of prayer for religious freedom. Please click here to learn more about this important initiative.

ECO-CREATING THE FUTURE OF THE EMCC

EMCC President, Rev. Kervin Raugust is inviting all members and adherents of EMCC Churches across Canada to join in an exercise to co-discover, co-dream, and co-design the future God has in mind for our denomination. A survey has been developed as a convenient way for you to provide insight into where we as a family of churches and where God is calling us to go. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete the survey. There are paper copies available in the foyer on the information table, or you can access it online at emccsurvey.ca

MISSIONARY OF THE MONTH

Mike & Sarah Wilson, serving with Youth for Christ in Quinte, Ontario
Please pray that they are able to find a good balance between ministry and family. Pray for the students they have contact with, that good relationships would be built and maintained as they show the love of Jesus to the youth of Quinte.

Other Things of Note

Save your receipts & stamps! Drop off your grocery tapes from Grants Independent in the box near the coatrack in front of the main office. Tapes will be tallied throughout the year and all funds will go towards missions: sending children to EMCC camps. Stamps are collected and given to the Canadian Bible Society or Salvage Missions. Over time, this raises a lot of money for missions!

Please note: The fall bookmark containing the Young at Heart schedule stated that December’s meeting is on a Wednesday. This was a mistake, and should have said Thursday, December 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bulletin – November 5, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Sacred Rhythms is back for another season! Pastor Lyndsay will be offering this G2G group study on spiritual disciplines on Mondays, beginning on November 6. Come for either 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for these one hour sessions.

The Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, November 9 with a special guest representative from the Genealogical Society. Nelles will be in the foyer with tickets for the hot luncheon. $16 per plate.

The Ladies Social team invites all women to come out on Wednesday, November 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. as Karen Winkels and Angie Bechtel offer fun instructions for the creation of a Christmas card and gift tag, followed by refreshments and a social time.

Our AGM will take place on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. All members and non members are encouraged to attend. Report booklets are available in the foyer today.

Pastor Amos has completed the necessary steps and is approved for Ordination! Help us celebrate with him during our service on Sunday, November 19. Regional Ministry John Cressman will be officially recognizing Amos as an ordained EMCC minister that morning, and following the service we will join together in the gym for a Building Connections potluck lunch to continue the celebration.

LEAD PASTOR UPDATE

We are excited that Pastor Dave Hildebrandt has accepted the call to the position of Lead Pastor for HMC. Dave will begin his ministry here on January 1, 2018. Please pray for him, his wife Shannon, and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb, as they transition from their home and ministry in Port Rowan. Click here for more details.

OTHER EVENTS

The Annual YFC Banquet is on Saturday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Consider purchasing a $25 ticket, or book an entire table for $200, and support this important community ministry. See Aaron Mader in the foyer today for tickets, stop by the church office during regular office hours, visit The Giddy Goblin, or contact Paul Neuman 519-369-7545.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Judy Dietz who is in Walkerton Hospital recovering from a hip replacement.
Please remember Dianne Dippel in your prayers as she continues to face some health concerns.
Please pray for Jim Cann who is fighting aggressive cancer. Pray for his wife, Marg, as she journeys through this time with him.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

OPPORTUNITIES

It’s Operation Christmas Child time! Boxes are available today and must be returned by November 12. Start filling your shoeboxes now! For suggestions, pick up an information sheet at the reception desk.

Are you interested in taking a trip to Guelph to help pack boxes at the Operation Christmas Child Warehouse later in November? Please speak to Pastor Lyndsay no later than Wednesday, November 8 so she can make arrangements.

Save your receipts & stamps! Drop off your grocery tapes from Grants Independent in the box near the coat rack in front of the main office. Tapes will be tallied throughout the year and all funds will go towards missions: sending children to EMCC camps. Stamps are collected and given to the Canadian Bible Society or Salvage Missions. Over time, this raises a lot of money for missions!

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Reminder: some people in our congregation are very sensitive to scent. Please refrain from using perfume when you join us for worship.

Consider signing up for pre-authorized giving. Forms are available in the foyer and online.

Keep informed about all U18 events and updates with the Remind App. It will keep you in the loop regarding events, deadlines, cancelations, and anything else you need to know as a parent, guardian, or a youth. Ask Pastor Amos, Marie, or Melissa how to get connected.