Bulletin — August 18, 2019

HMC EVENTS

It’s not too late to get your children signed up for Summer Slam! Running from August 19-23 (from 9 a.m. until noon) this free day camp program is an awesome opportunity for your 5-12 year old to learn, grow, and build relationships. If you need to register at the door, please come at 8:45 tomorrow.

Worship in the Barn/Worship on the Farm We have one more worship evening planned for August 25 at 6:45 at the DeVisser’s – 681 Concession 14F, Chesley (Brockton). Bring camp chairs, roasting sticks, snacks, and drinks.

Our School Supply Drive ends next week. Check the list on the back of the bulletin and consider what you can donate.

Join us for an Old Fashioned Church Picnic at Carrick Camp! Join us on Sunday, September 8 for a classic camp meeting service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ picnic lunch. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring along a salad and/or dessert to share as well as your lawn chairs and lawn games. If you would like to be baptized during this event, please connect with a pastor. We need to build a food team for this event. If you’re available and willing to help in the kitchen with set up, or to BBQ, please let the office know.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please be praying for our Summer Slam ministry throughout the week. Pray that children and leaders alike will find their time together meaningful.

CONGRATULATIONS

Happy Anniversary to Carl & Nancy Wideman who celebrated 60 years on August 14!

OTHER EVENTS

Enjoy some music at Carrick Camp tonight. Come out at 7:00 p.m. to see The Torchmen in concert. See the schedule posted in the foyer for all the upcoming events at the camp.

Bulletin — August 11, 2019

HMC EVENTS

There is still time to get your children signed up for Summer Slam! Running from August 19-23 (from 9 a.m. until noon) this free day camp program is an awesome opportunity for your 5-12 year old to learn, grow, and build relationships. Forms are available outside the main office. They are also available for download online. Registration can also be completed directly through the website.

Calling all Summer Slam Volunteers! There will be a pizza meeting TODAY at noon in the upper room. Please make this a priority.

Worship in the Barn/Worship on the Farm We have one more worship evening planned for August 25 at 6:45 at the DeVisser’s. Bring camp chairs, roasting sticks, snacks, and drinks. Check our events page for directions.

Join us for an Old Fashioned Church Picnic at Carrick Camp! Join us on Sunday, September 8 for a classic camp meeting service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ picnic lunch. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring along a salad and/or dessert to share as well as your lawn chairs and lawn games. If you would like to be baptized during this event, please connect with a pastor.

OTHER EVENTS

Enjoy some music at Carrick Camp tonight. Come out at 7:00 p.m. to see The STIFF FAMILY in concert. See the schedule posted in the foyer for all the upcoming events at the camp.

SUMMERWITHJEMMA

Our summer interns, Emma & Jenna, are busy with their summer projects. All U18s (K-12) are invited to join with them on Sunday mornings as they take a journey through the book of Malachi. Adult volunteers are needed! Talk to Emma or Jenna if you can help. Without volunteers, the program can’t run.

Bulletin — August 4, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Get your children signed up for Summer Slam! Running from August 19-23 (from 9 a.m. until noon) this free day camp program is an awesome opportunity for your 5-12 year old to learn, grow, and build relationships. Forms are available outside the main office. They are also available for download online. Registration can also be completed directly through the website.

Calling all Summer Slam Volunteers! There will be a pizza meeting on Sunday, August 11 at noon in the upper room.

Worship in the Barn/Worship on the Farm – Thanks to the group who came out last Sunday for worship in the barn at the Rusnak’s. We have one more worship evening planned for August 25 at 6:45 at the DeVisser’s. Bring camp chairs, roasting sticks, snacks, and drinks. Check our events page for directions.

Join us for an Old Fashioned Church Picnic at Carrick Camp! Join us on Sunday, September 8 for a classic camp meeting service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ picnic lunch. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring along a salad and/or dessert to share as well as your lawn chairs and lawn games. If you would like to be baptized during this event, please connect with a pastor.

PLEASE NOTE: The office will be closed August 5-9. If you need to reach a pastor during that time, please use the Pastoral Care Line — 519-379-1752.

OTHER EVENTS

Enjoy some music at Carrick Camp tonight. Come out at 7:00 p.m. to see The Chapelaires in concert. See the schedule posted in the foyer for all the upcoming events at the camp.

SUMMERWITHJEMMA

Our summer interns, Emma & Jenna, are busy getting things organized. All U18s (K-12) are invited to join with them on Sunday mornings as they take a journey through the book of Malachi. Adult volunteers are needed! Talk to Emma or Jenna if you can help. Without volunteers, children will remain in the sanctuary.

STAYNER CAMP

No Tickets Needed! All Family Camp Concerts are by free will offering taken at the concert.
-Friday, August 9 @ 9:00 p.m. Cafe Under the Stars with the Martin Brothers Collective.
-Saturday, August 10 @ 7:00 p.m. with the Teen Challenge Ministry Team.

The Rusnak’s are part of the Stayner Camp worship ministry and will be playing in morning and evening services Monday, August 5 – Sunday August 11. The Bezeau’s are helping in the office, and Pastor Dave will be there with the boys. Please pray for our staff members as they contribute to this EMCC ministry, that they’d also find time to rest and be rejuvenated in the camp environment.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Our Condolences to Eleanore Wiseman on the passing of her brother. Please remember her in your prayers as she grieves.

FAITHFUL | Malachi: Return to Me

How do I need to return to God?

Key Idea:

Return to God by being faithful.

1) Judah needed to be faithful to their identity.

a. Rooted in covenant (vs 10)


b. Ignored by marriage and remarriage (vs 11-16)


c. God rejects their worship (vs 13)

2) Are you being faithful to your identity?

a. We are the bride of Christ


b. Jesus is coming back to take His bride home.

Malachi 2:10-16 New International Version (NIV)

Breaking Covenant Through Divorce

10 Do we not all have one Father[a]? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another?

11 Judah has been unfaithful. A detestable thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the Lord loves by marrying women who worship a foreign god. 12 As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the Lord remove him from the tents of Jacob[b]—even though he brings an offering to the Lord Almighty.

13 Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. 14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.

15 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.[c] So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.

16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,”[d] says the Lord Almighty.

So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.

Footnotes:

  1. Malachi 2:10 Or father
  2. Malachi 2:12 Or 12 May the Lord remove from the tents of Jacob anyone who gives testimony in behalf of the man who does this
  3. Malachi 2:15 The meaning of the Hebrew for the first part of this verse is uncertain.
  4. Malachi 2:16 Or “I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “because the man who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,”

New International Version (NIV)

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Bulletin — July 28, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Get your children signed up for Summer Slam! Running from August 19-23 (from 9 a.m. until noon) this free day camp program is an awesome opportunity for your 5-12 year old to learn, grow, and build relationships. Forms are available outside the main office. They are also available for download online. Registration can also be completed directly through the website.

Worship in the Barn/Worship on the Farm – We’re planning two casual summer gatherings and hope you’ll be able to join in. Come to the Rusnak’s tonight at 6:45 p.m. for some worship in the barn followed by a campfire. And join us at the DeVisser’s on August 25 at 6:45 for another time of worship and campfire. Bring camp chairs, roasting sticks, snacks, and drinks. You’ll find the Rusnak’s just south of Durham at 282906 Normanby/Bentinck Townline, West Grey. Weather permitting.

Dessert with the Humphreys. Come out tomorrow night, Monday, July 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the upper room to learn more about Shaun and Melanie’s ministry. Please bring treats to share.

Calling all Summer Slam Volunteers! There will be a pizza meeting on Sunday, August 11 at noon in the upper room.

Join us for an Old Fashioned Church Picnic at Carrick Camp! Join us on Sunday, September 8 for a classic camp meeting service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ picnic lunch. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring along a salad and/or dessert to share as well as your lawn chairs and lawn games. If you would like to be baptized during this event, please connect with a pastor.

OTHER EVENTS

Enjoy some music at Carrick Camp tonight. Come out at 7:00 p.m. to see The Master’s Four in concert. See the schedule posted in the foyer for all the upcoming events at the camp.

Come & Go 100th Birthday Tea Party for Kaye Hallman at Rockwood Terrace in Durham today, July 28, from 2-4 p.m. Best wishes only.

SUMMERWITHJEMMA

Our summer interns, Emma & Jenna, are busy getting things organized. All U18s (K-12) are invited to join with them on Sunday mornings as they take a journey through the book of Malachi. Adult volunteers are needed! Talk to Emma or Jenna if you can help. Without volunteers, children will remain in the sanctuary.

CONCERTS AT STAYNER CAMP

No Tickets Needed! All Family Camp Concerts are by free will offering taken at the concert.

Saturday, August 3 @ 7:00 p.m. with Caleb & Kelsey.

Friday, August 9 @ 9:00 p.m. Cafe Under the Stars with the Martin Brothers Collective.

Saturday, August 10 @ 7:00 p.m. with the Teen Challenge Ministry Team.

Bulletin — July 21, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Get your children signed up for Summer Slam! Running from August 19-23 (from 9 a,m. until noon) this free day camp program is an awesome opportunity for your 5-12 year old to learn, grow, and build relationships. Forms are available outside the main office. They are also available for download online. Registration can also be completed directly through the website.

Worship in the Barn/Worship on the Farm – We’re planning two casual summer gatherings and hope you’ll be able to join in. Come to the Rusnak’s on Sunday, July 28 at 6:45 p.m. for some worship in the barn followed by a campfire. And join us at the DeVisser’s on August 25 at 6:45 for another time of worship and campfire. Bring camp chairs, roasting sticks, snacks, and drinks. See our Events page online for addresses.

Join us for an Old Fashioned Church Picnic at Carrick Camp! Join us on Sunday, September 8 for a classic camp meeting service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ picnic lunch. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring along a salad and/or dessert to share as well as your lawn chairs and lawn games. If you would like to be baptized during this event, please connect with a pastor.

Please note: the office will be closed on Monday afternoon, July 22.

OTHER EVENTS

Enjoy some music at Carrick Camp tonight. Come out at 7:00 p.m. to see Potter’s Clay in concert. See the schedule posted in the foyer for all the upcoming events at the camp.

Come & Go 100th Birthday Tea Party for Kaye Hallman at Rockwood Terrace in Durham on Sunday, July 28 from 2-4 p.m. Best wishes only.

WATER COOLER SEARCH

We are in search of a new water cooler for the office. The current one has started leaking and we would like a replacement. If you have an old working cooler sitting in your basement or garage you would like to gift the staff with, please connect with the church office.

WORSHIP | Malachi: Return to Me — Sermon Video

Key Idea:

God says ‘I want you, I want your heart.’

Two questions from Malachi:
a) How has God loved you?
b) How have you loved God?

1) Worship: an all or nothing event (vs 6-10)

2) Worship: God longs for people who honour Him (vs 11)

3) Worship: Not a meaningless obligation (vs 12-14)

Malachi 1:6-14 New International Version (NIV)

Breaking Covenant Through Blemished Sacrifices

“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty.

“It is you priests who show contempt for my name.

“But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’

“By offering defiled food on my altar.

“But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’

“By saying that the Lord’s table is contemptible. When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord Almighty.

“Now plead with God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?”—says the Lord Almighty.

10 “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands. 11 My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.

12 “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’ 13 And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the Lord Almighty.

“When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the Lord. 14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.New International Version (NIV)

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