Bulletin – November 12, 2017


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.


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 as he travels to Peru on a short term mission trip from November 10-21. Pray for travelling mercies for Alan and the team, safety and good health while they are there, and that God would use them mightily to share His life-changing message with the people of Peru.

Please pray for the ministry of Stan & Sally Bragg who are currently working on the Saugeen First Nation Reserve near Southampton. God has been working in an amazing ways through the Kids Church ministry, with 50 kids registered. Including parents, they are reaching approximately 150 people with the gospel. Please pray for the continuation and expansion of this program. They also are praying that God would help them to find a solution to their current transportation problems. The bus that they have been using to bring the kids to weekly events is not able to be re-safetied. This transportation is a crucial part of their ministry. Thanks for your prayers for these important issues as they work to share the love of Jesus.

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


Harold Lemont wishes to extend his thanks for all the care and support he received following the loss of his wife, June.

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.


The EFC has declared Sunday, November 26 as a day of prayer for religious freedom. Please see the insert handed out with your bulletin or visit the HMC blog to learn more about this important initiative.


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!