May 22, 2022

This week we are continuing our Grace Anatomy series, reflecting on what it means to be the body of Christ together.

Ushers: Gerald B, Gary B

Coffee: Faith Group Bible Study

Nursery: Judy V, Cadence T

Sunday School Imagine: Kristen H, Ayanna D

Sunday School Wonder: Maddy H, Gerben W

Projection: Bill W

Sound: Tyson W

Elders: Nellie D, Gerald D

Deacons: Esther W, Caleb H

Order of Service

Welcome & God’s Greeting

Songs: The Church’s One Foundation

Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Holy Holy Holy

Kids’ Message

Belgic Confession Article 27

Song: Jesus Be the Centre

Congregational Prayer/Teach Us Your Ways

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12, John 17:20-25


Closing Blessing

Closing Song: Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God


Next week we will finish our Grace Anatomy series with a final look at 1 Corinthians 12, and how God is calling each of us to exercise our unique gifts for the Body of Christ.

Ushers: Nelly F, Matt K

Coffee: Dick & Arlene W

Nursery: Stephanie W, Kayla V

Sunday School Imagine: Magdalyn P, Grace K

Sunday School Wonder: Maddy H, Gabe K

Projection: Tyler P

Sound: Ed B

Elders: Sam R, Wayne D

Deacons: Judy V, Carolyn F


Mon May 23

Victoria Day – Office Closed

Wed May 25

6:30 p.m. Last Youth Group for 2021/22 – at the Hengeveld’s

Tues May 31

Classis Meeting in Bowmanville Maranatha CRC

Thurs June 2

7:00 p.m. Celebration of Congregational Life Spring Meeting with Dessert Social at 6:30 p.m.

Thurs June 9

7:00 p.m. Council Meeting


Congratulations to Kathleen M (23), Tinka V (23), Ezekiel K (24), Caleb D (25) and Lindsey W (26) celebrating birthdays!

Continue to remember in prayer those members unable to attend: Betty P, and Martin & Joanne T.

Please update your directory: Vanessa S has moved. Contact the church office for info. Visits to Vanessa are always welcome, but please call and ask to speak to staff about the current COVID rules and restrictions before dropping in.

If there are any needs or prayer requests that you have, or any news to share with the church family in the bulletin, don't hesitate to contact the office or a council member.

CELEBRATION OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE SPRING MEETING: All members of Ebenezer are encouraged to join us for our annual Spring Congregational Meeting on Thurs, June 2 at 7 p.m. The Agenda for the meeting has been placed in mail slots.

We will begin our evening at 6:30 p.m. with a Dessert Social. If you are able to bring a dessert to share, please let the office know.

FINAL SELECTION BY LOT OF NEW OFFICE BEARERS: Following last week's election by affirmation, the final selection of 3 deacons will be drawn by lot this morning. Installation is scheduled for Sun, June 5th.

Council met recently and after discussion with Jelle P, his willingness to serve as an Elder was affirmed.

BABY BOTTLE DRIVE: Your generous donations to 2022’s baby bottle drive will assist the Pregnancy and Family Care Centre of Quinte West support those in need. Your gifts help to provide baby supplies, peer counselling and over 200 courses to assist their parenting journey. Donate at director@pfcqw.ca, fill the baby bottles in the church foyer, or send cheque: 100 Division Street, Trenton, K8V 4W8.

FRIENDSHIP DESSERT SOCIAL: Please join us for our Friendship Dessert Social on Mon, June 13 at 7-8:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

IF GATHERING 2022: Maranatha Church is excited to host a women’s conference on Fri., June 3 and Sat., June 4. Enjoy a weekend of live worship, powerful biblical teaching, deep conversations, and encouragement to surrender your life in obedience to God! Cost is $19. Register: join.if2022.com and select Maranatha IF: Belleville for group name. For info, Deborah Morgante at 613-962-2062 #215 or deborah@maranatha-church.com.

A PRAYER REQUEST FROM THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL COMMUNITIES IN THE QUINTE REGION: In the coming weeks, the membership societies of the Christian schools in the Quinte region will be asked to make a very important decision. The Quinte Region Task Force has been working since February 2021 to “fully explore a new collaborative single vision for the long-term future of Christian education in the Quinte region”. The final report has been sent to the school memberships for consideration of an amalgamation concept. It’s a big step – some have said it would be the biggest decision of the local Christian school communities in a long time.

Please commit to keeping the Trenton Christian School, Belleville Christian School, Sonrise Christian Academy and Quinte Christian High School boards, school memberships and the task force in prayer as we collectively seek to do the Lord’s will A detailed history of this endeavor and the final report are available at: quinteregiontaskforce.com Thank you for your prayerful support

SOCO BEACH PROJECT '22 UPDATE: The SoCo (South Coast) Beach Project is a summer leadership / discipleship experience for adults ages 18-29 in Port Dover, Ontario. https://mailchi.mp/935820684e69/soco-22-meet-the-participants-part-3

NEW LIFE WOMEN’S HOME IS HIRING! Be a part of the new groundwork God is doing at New Life. Thanks to the Summer Student Jobs Grant we have 2 positions to be filled starting June 18th for individuals 15-30 years old. For full job descriptions contact: (613) 394-3341 or email office@newlifecanada.org

Grounds Maintenance/Construction Labourer: General upkeep / maintenance of buildings, yards, and lands connected with the new campus project. Construction experience would be an asset as we’re in the middle of construction.

Office Assistant: General duties including organizing, researching and creative projects.

MAY 22 OFFERING: is for our Meal Box Program. Bi-weekly fresh produce and meal boxes are available for pick up or delivery in Quinte for those experiencing food insecurity. Each box contains 2 meals for the number of individuals in the household, one with a protein and one vegetarian. Boxes also include eggs, milk, yogurt and fresh produce.

MAY 29 OFFERING: Deacon’s Causes. Money is collected by the Deacons for use in providing benevolence, & for helping local Christian charitable agencies.

JUNE 5 OFFERING: New Life Women’s Home

Highlights of the May 5th Council Meeting

· Council has accepted the updated Ministry Coordinator Job Description

· Council thanks those who have put their names forward for nominations. Seven names for deacon were received; and 1 for elder was received.

· The next Council Meeting will be on June 9; Elders and Deacons will meet separately on June 16. The Congregational Meeting will take place on June 2. Dates have been adjusted as the Christian schools have a meeting on May 26th.

· Meal Box Program has flourished but needs a coordinator. Discussion included a part-time paid position, co-ordinating with other similar community groups, out-sourcing meal preparation. Connections will continue to explore options.

· Education Committee will purchase Smart TV, to be available for use by all ministries.

· Aesthetics Think Tank Team presented to Council their ideas and the budget for the sanctuary rejuvenation.

· The next Council Meeting will be on June 9 at 7:00 p.m.