Bulletin – September 24, 2017

Prayer is still happening! Plan to join in 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 will be 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 in you have prayer requests, need care, or would like a visit.

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.


All G2G leaders and committee chair-people, Pastor Phil would like to gather leaders together on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the upper room for dessert and a time of connecting, sprinkled with teaching on leading groups.

Karen Schmalz’s G2G group will begin on Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the upper room.

U18 Welcome Back Drop In for Mid-Week & Jr Youth. Hey parents, plan to join in the fun on September 27 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Meet the leaders, see the space, learn what’s going on this year, and have a cupcake! This is a whole family event and there will not be child-care for your kids.

Ladies Social All ladies are invited to join together on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the upper room. Carolyn Pearson will share on the topic “Easy peasy, lemon squeezy”. She will bring helpful info about mean prep and planning, school lunches, slow cooker tips, and much more. Please bring a favourite recipe to share with others. Refreshments will be provided.

A Sacred Rhythms G2G group will be starting soon on Wednesday evenings, open to men and women. Stay turned for more details!


Please pray for our Junior Youth and their leaders as they wrap up their weekend at JR Pitch. Pray that it was a rich time of building connections, and that seeds that were planted during their time would take root as they come back into their schools and workplaces.

Please continue to pray for those among our congregation facing health concerns.

Please continue to remember the Pastoral Search Team in your prayers. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they make important decisions regarding the future of HMC.

Please pray for Pastor Lyndsay who is flying home to the UK to spend some time with her parents. Please pray for their health, and that Lyndsay’s presence would bring them a sense of peace. And pray that Lyndsay would find opportunity for rest and refreshment while away.

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


Fall Regional OASIS Rally, a gathering especially for seniors on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethany EMC in Kitchener. Rescue Junction, an award winning Canadian bluegrass band will perform, and Ron & Jeannette Faw will share about their experiences as missionaries in Brazil. A free will offering will be collected followed by a lunch. To reserve your spot for the luncheon call Ivan Preston (519-585-7514) or email (okmagay@yahoo.com). Lunch tickets are $12.

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

As new G2G groups are formed we are looking to create some more comfortable areas within our building for meetings. Do you have a sofa or comfy chairs you would be willing to donate? We’re also looking for a coffee table for our foyer. If you can help with providing any of these items, please connect with the church office.

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