Bulletin — January 20, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Floor Hockey Drop In. If you’re in Junior Youth or younger, you’re invited to a Saturday morning of floor hockey fun in our gym. Come out on January 26 from 9-11 a.m.

Snow Camp is coming! If you’re in Junior or Senior Youth, sign up for this weekend event happening February 8-10. Registration forms are available outside the main office and must be returned with payment by February 4.

There will be a Share Your Story Ladies Social on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendar!

Young at Heart will gather on Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. to hear stories from Alan & Sue McDougall’s mission trip. Dave Danton will lead music. A hot luncheon will follow. Tickets will be available in the foyer for $17 on February 3.

NEW INITIATIVES

We are extending the 5:14 prayer focus to every Monday in 2019. Set your alarms to 5:14 a.m. or p.m. each Monday and let’s come together to pray for our church, our vision, and our leadership.

We have a Podcast! If you like catching up on sermons you’ve missed but don’t want to do that on YouTube, you can now listen to our podcast. Visit the podcast link on our website, or download the free Mixcloud app to your iPhone or Android device and search HMCpodcast.

Warming Centre. Please continue to pray for our HMC Warming Centre which will be open every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Pray for our visitors and volunteers as we work together to build a welcoming place full of trust and hope. Here are some other ways that you can help: 1) Sign up at the Welcome Centre to volunteer your time on Thursdays. 2) Sign up to bring a pot of soup for our guests. 3) Donate nonperishable food items as well as hats, mitts, and socks for our HMC Pantry. Thank you for helping to show care, compassion, and love to others in our community!

Join the HMC Bible Book Club! In an effort to encourage daily interaction with the scriptures we’re started a Facebook group where we hope you will go to find motivation to do daily devotions, as well as opportunity to contribute to discussions about what you’re currently reading, and what has challenged you. Pastor Dave has committed to post to this group at least once a week and some good discussion is already happening. Please consider joining! Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/HMCBBC/ to join. If you need a little help getting started, some guides are available in the foyer that will direct your reading

OPPORTUNITIES

Please take some time to thoughtfully fill out the surveys that were handed out two weeks ago. If you missed them, pick some up at the Welcome Centre. Drop completed surveys in the bin at the Welcome Centre. You may also complete them online. hanovermissionary.com/communitysurvey/ and hanovermissionary.com/discipleshipsurvey/

Bulletin – January 13, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Ladies, are you looking to get connected with a G2G group? Karen Schmalz was to begin a new study on Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p.m. in the upper room, but the weather prevented this from happening. If you’re still interested in taking a journey through Lysa TerKeurst’s ‘Finding I Am’, set your Wednesday afternoons aside and come out at 1 p.m. on January 16 for the first session.

Let’s set the sweets aside for our January Building Connections. Stick around after the service on January 20 and indulge in some healthy snacks. Bring along some veggies or fruit to share and enjoy sometime getting to know one another.

Floor Hockey Drop In. If you’re in Junior Youth or younger, you’re invited to a Saturday morning of floor hockey fun in our gym. Come out on January 26 from 9-11 a.m.

Snow Camp is coming! If you’re in Junior or Senior Youth, sign up for this weekend event happening February 8-10. Registration forms are available outside the main office and must be returned with payment by February 4.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Jenna & Jesse Kroes who welcomed a new daughter, Nora Lynn, on Wednesday, January 9.

NEW INITIATIVES

We are extending the 5:14 prayer focus for every Monday in 2019. Set your alarms to 5:14 a.m. or p.m. each Monday and let’s prayer together for our church, our vision, and our leadership.

We have a Podcast! If you like catching up on sermons you’ve missed but don’t want to do that on YouTube, you can now listen to our podcast. Visit the podcast link on our website, or download the free Mixcloud app to your iPhone or Android device and search HMCpodcast.

Warming Centre. HMC will be opening its doors as a warming centre on Thursdays from noon – 2 p.m., offering a warm space and hot soup and drinks for those in need. Please pray for this ministry as it launches this week.

Join the HMC Bible Book Club! In an effort to encourage daily interaction with the scriptures we’re started a Facebook group where we hope you will go to find motivation to do daily devotions, as well as opportunity to contribute to discussions about what you’re currently reading, and what has challenged you. Pastor Dave has committed to post to this group at least once a week. Please consider joining the discussion! If you need a little help getting started, some guides are available in the foyer that will direct your reading.

OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking to add more communion servers to our team! If you’re willing to volunteer, please sign up for the weeks you’re available at the podium in the foyer.

Please take some time to thoughtfully fill out the surveys that were handed out last week. If you missed them, pick some up at the Welcome Centre. Drop completed surveys in the bin at the Welcome Centre. You may also complete them online. hanovermissionary.com/communitysurvey/ and hanovermissionary.com/discipleshipsurvey

WEDDING BANNS

Jeremy Toman and Jill Brown are to be married on Saturday, January 26, 2019. If you know any reason these two should not be web, please submit it in writing to the church office citing banns number BB280211.

 

HMC EVENTS

Vision 2019 — Sermon Video

Matthew 28:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 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.Matthew 28:19 in all English translations

Bulletin – January 6, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Ladies, are you looking to get connected with a G2G group? Karen Schmalz will begin a new study on Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p.m. in the upper room. If you’re interested in taking a journey through Lysa TerKeurst’s ‘Finding I Am’, set your Wednesday afternoons aside.

There will be a Ladies Social on Tuesday, January 8. Come out at 6:30 while Angie Bechtel hosts a fun evening of Bunko.

We are committed to building up our audio/tech team in the new year. If you’re interested in learning our sound board and volunteering to help some Sunday’s, please plan to come to our sound training seminar on Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m

Are you new to our congregation in the last six months? Please come to an informal luncheon after church on Sunday, January 13 – we’d love to get to know you better! Sign up at the Welcome Centre.

Let’s set the sweets aside for our January Building Connections. Stick around after the service on January 20 and indulge in some healthy snacks. Bring along some veggies or fruit to share and enjoy sometime getting to know one another.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Ron Kaufman who is recovering from surgery.

Please pray for Marilyn McKean as she recovers from surgery following a broken arm and wrist.

Merry Christmas!

What a wonderful season it’s been here at HMC! Thank you for embracing our heart for the season and celebrating with us in song and fellowship. A very special thank you to everyone who dropped off Christmas treats for the staff — what a beautiful (and delicious) way to let us know we’re appreciated!

As things quiet down in the office, we hope that quiet will spill also into your lives. As you gather with friends and family, may you also find times of rest and refreshment as you reflect on the tremendous gift of Jesus’ birth.
May you be richly blessed this season and enter the new year with much hope and peace.


Merry Christmas from the HMC staff!

Bulletin – December 23, 2018

HMC EVENTS

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

Stick around after the service today for Building “Cocoa” Connections Sunday! We have hot chocolate with lots of yummy toppings to choose from!

Our Senior Youth will be going to the Owen Sound hospital on Christmas Eve morning to deliver gift baskets to families stuck in the paediatric ward over Christmas. Parents, please have your youth at the church for 8:30 tomorrow morning.

Our Christmas Eve Service is going to be a lovely evening of candlelight and singing. Please join us at 6:30 on Monday night as we reflect on the humble birth of the Saviour of the world. Doors open at 6:00. Come early to enjoy carol singers and hot cider in the foyer!

Be sure you’re here for Vision Sunday, on January 6 when Pastor Dave brings a New Year’s message and directs us to look ahead at what God has in store for HMC.

Ladies, are you looking to get connected with a G2G group? Karen Schmalz will begin a new study on Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p.m. in the upper room. If you’re interested in taking a journey through Lysa TerKeurst’s ‘Finding I Am’, set your Wednesday afternoons aside.

We are committed to building up our audio/tech team in the new year. If you’re interested in learning our sound board and volunteering to help some Sunday’s, please plan to come to our sound training seminar on Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Are you new to our congregation in the last six months? Please come to an informal luncheon after church on Sunday, January 13 – we’d love to get to know you better!

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Ron Kaufman who had surgery last Friday. Pray for a healing and a swift recovery

Our Condolences to Ev Howe on the passing of her brother-in-law, George Harris, on Monday, December 17.

Our Condolences to Bill Roseborough on the loss of his brother, Brian, on Wednesday, December 19.

Our Condolences to the family and friends of Jim Hinds, who passed away on Wednesday, December 19.

Please pray for the families who are mourning the loss of a loved one this Christmas season. Pray that they would find peace in the true meaning of Christmas.

REMINDERS

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 printed on the back of this bulletin.

Sunday, December 30 will be the final day for 2018 offerings. Anything you want receipted for the 2018 year needs to be submitted by then. The church office will be closed on December 31, so late drop-offs cannot be processed until the new year.

A new phone directory is now out, as well as 2019 offering envelopes. You can find both in the foyer. And if any U18 volunteers haven’t yet picked up their thank you gift, please take that from the table in the foyer on your way out today.

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 – October 28, 2018

HMC EVENTS

5th Annual Halloween Drop By Party. Stop by our front doors on Halloween night, anytime between 3 and 8 p.m. We are part of the Hanover Trick or Treat Trail and will have games, crafts, candy, and hot chocolate. Bring your friends!

Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Linda Vallie will be sharing pictures and stories from her hike along the Bruce Trail. Tickets for the hot luncheon will be available in the foyer next Sunday.

Ladies Social. All women are invited to come out on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-9. Sherry Elder will be showing how to make a 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!

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 should be available next Sunday.

OTHER EVENTS

17th Annual YFC Banquet & Charity Auction, Saturday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Get your ticket ($25/person) from Paul Neuman (519-369-7545) or stop by The Giddy Goblin.

WORDS OF THANKS

The Mission Planning Team would like to thank all the kind people who gave their time and talents top help with the Mission Summit last weekend. They are encouraged by the interest the people of HMC have shown in the mission of sharing God’s word with others. Hebrews 13:6 — “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

OPPORTUNITIES

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are here! Pick one up in the foyer today. Fill it with gifts to show a child that God loves them. Return by November 11. If you’d like to join a group going to the processing centre, please contact Carolyn Austin 519-507-2750.

Do you love hockey? Our men’s church league hockey team is looking for more players. Connect with Ben Boogerman at 519-379-8886 if you feel like lacing up your skates.

Bulletin – July 22, 2018

We have still been having trouble with our phone system. Please bear with us as we work to get it sorted. If you need to reach a pastor and can’t get through on our main line, please use the Pastoral Care Line (519-379-1752), send an email, or send a message through our Facebook page.


HMC EVENTS

Our second summer bonfire is happening  tonight at the Toman’s. (113636 Grey Road 3.) Bring along your lawn chairs, blankets, roasting sticks, snacks & drinks.

You’re invited to a BBQ lunch following the service on Sunday, July 29. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be provided. Please bring along a salad or dessert to share. We are looking for some volunteers and organizers for this event. Please talk to Pastor Dave or to the office if you’re willing and available.

Summer Slam brings kids together for a whole week to learn, grow, and play. Mark the mornings of August 13-17 on your calendar and plan to sign up your children/grandchildren/neighbours (ages 5-12). Grab a form outside the admin centre or fill it out online. Check out the Summer Slam Table in the foyer.

Party in the Park Mark Sunday, September 16 on your calendars. We will be gathering at the Hanover Park for a service, baptisms, BBQ, and fun! If you would like to be baptized in the river on this day, please connect with a pastor.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please continue to pray for those members of our congregation who are facing various health concerns. Pray for the doctors that are overseeing their care, and the family members that are offering support during this time.

OPPORTUNITIES

Andrew and Amberlynne Claussen are HMC sponsored missionaries in Indonesia. The MPT received information recently that they are in need of help. Their ministry funds are running low because of some unfortunate circumstances involving a lightning storm that hit their phone, printer, and water pump. If you would like to help by giving toward the cost of these replacements, please find them online at World Team Canada, Give Now. Write ‘Andrew and Amberlynne Claussen’ under worker. They thank you for being part of the Banokit ministry.

Camp Mishewah is still in need of counsellors for Scamps & Champs (August 5-11) and Jr Teen (August 12-18). Are you 15 or older? Consider the opportunity to impact the lives of kids. Contact Jeanette Balzer for more details (jeanette@ecmcamps.ca).

MEET US ONLINE

We are working on beefing up our social media presence. Be sure to [LIKE] our Facebook page, and then join the groups connected to our page that represent the ministries you’re involved in.

Moving Forward 101: What is Authentic Servanthood? Part III – Sermon Video

Moving Forward: God’s Great Plans For Us
101 – What is Authentic Servanthood? Pt 3
John 13:1-17
June 17th, 2018

REVIEW
Key Idea:

Serving: It’s in you to give.

1) Serving breaks the mould of culture. (vs 1-6)
2) Serving identifies. (vs 7-11)

John 13:12-17

3) Serving blesses. (vs 12-17)
a) We are blessed. (Prov 11:25)
i. Jesus blessed us first.
ii. We follow His teaching (Acts 20:35)
iii. An eternal perspective (Col 3:23-24)

b) Others are blessed. (1 Pt 4:10)

**MEMORY VERSE: Gal 5:13**