Weekly Worship Service
Our next weekly service will be Sunday at 10 a.m. and we will celebrate the second Advent with Sherryl Koop speaking on An Advent Song of Ascents: Stand as a Signal from Isaiah 11:1-10 and Romans 15:4-13. Following the service, kids ages 4-14 are invited to Sunday School.
This Advent season we will be collecting food items for Harvest Manitoba. If you would like to contribute please bring your non-perishable food items to church during the next weeks and place them in the manager in the foyer.
Sunday Congregational Meeting and Soup & Buns Lunch
This Sunday there will be a brief Congregational Meeting following the service. The agenda is to provide an update regarding the Lead Pastor position. Some changes to the job description are being proposed. We have received a promising application that has created the opportunity to rethink our pastoral positions in order to maximize the experience and gifts that God has given to our present and potential pastors.
There will also be soup and buns lunch following the meeting. If possible, please bring a dessert to share.
Prayer Focus: Up to Restoration
In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all – the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob’s God. There He will teach us His ways and we will walk in His paths.” Isaiah 2:2-3
Pray for young adults attending the Worship Night on Friday to “taste and see that the Lord is good!”
Advent Series 2023: An Advent Song of Ascents
The opening words of Psalm 122 capture some of the Advent spirit for this year, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’”
Advent is a season of anticipation, of watching and waiting for Christ’s return, but it is also a reminder that we are a work in progress. While we are anticipating, we also look back and remember the time when God broke into our history and became present to humanity in a remarkable way.
- First Advent: Up to Restoration, Pastor Kim – Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122
- Second Advent: Stand as a Signal, Sherryl Koop – Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13
- Third Advent: The Lord’s Highway, Pastor Mikayla – Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10
- Fourth Advent: Give you a Sign, Pastor Kim – Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25
Family Fun Day Thank You!
A big thank you to all who volunteered at the Family Fun Day! We had the opportunity to welcome and interact with many people. A special thanks to Monica for organizing this great event!
55+ Walk and Talk Christmas Lunch – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
The 55+ Walk and Talk Group is hosting a Christmas Lunch (Turkey Dinner) and Carol Sing. Tickets must be purchased in advance at $20 per person from the church office, or this Sunday.
McIvor Church Advent Project: December 9, 10 a.m. Madison House Christmas Party
The McIvor Church Missions Committee is once again partnering with Maple Leaf School to collect items for gift bags for the residents of Madison House!
The items we are looking for are: shampoo, bath towels (new), socks. Monetary donations are also appreciated and will serve to buy such items.
We will be hosting a Christmas party at Madison House on December 9 from 10-11. We are looking for a few people interested in joining us at the party to play instruments and sing carols. There will be a sign up sheet located at the collection table in the foyer.
Congregational Meeting and Lunch – December 10
On Sunday, December 10, there will be a brief Congregational Meeting following the service. The agenda is to provide an update regarding the Lead Pastor position. Some changes to the job description are being proposed. We have received a promising application that has created the opportunity to rethink our pastoral positions in order to maximize the experience and gifts that God has given to our present and potential pastors.
A soup and buns lunch is included. If possible, please bring a dessert to share.
Blue Christmas Service at McIvor – December 21 at 7 p.m.
This is a service of hope and healing for anyone that is hurting during the Christmas season. Join us as we reflect on God’s love through liturgy and music. There will be time for coffee and visiting after the service. There are invitations at the Welcome Centre for you to give to family and friends that may like to attend.
Covenant Church Handel’s Messiah – December 15-17
Covenant Church invites you to celebrate the coming of the King this Christmas with Handel’s Messiah December 15-17. The Friday and Saturday’s performances will be at 7 p.m. and the shortened Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. will have exciting features for families with young children. The concerts will feature a 90-voice community choir highlighted by up-and-coming soloists and a 20-member chamber orchestra directed by Dr. Stuart Sladden. Admission is $30 for the Friday and Saturday performances and $15 for Sunday (children 12 and under are free on Sunday). Tickets can be purchased here, with all proceeds going towards Harvest Manitoba.
This weekly newsletter for our Church family is available here. A limited number of hard copies are available at the Connect Center and/or near the mailboxes.
Our worship services are available to livestream or watch at your convenience.
** Please consult the bulletin board for other events and opportunities, including missionary updates and job postings. **
This Week at McIvor
- Monday, 7 p.m. – Pickleball
- Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 55+ Walk and Talk Christmas Lunch
- Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. – Quilters Group
- Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Youth Group
- Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Kids Club (grades 2-5)
- Thursday, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Harvest Manitoba Food Bank
- Friday, 7 p.m. – Young Adult Worship Night: Encountering God – Taste and See that the Lord is Good!
- Saturday, 10 a.m. – Madison House Christmas Party and Carol Sing
- Sunday – Congregational Meeting and Lunch following the service
- December 21, 7 p.m. – Blue Christmas Service
- December 24, 10 a.m. – Family Christmas Eve Worship Service
- December 24, 8 p.m. – Candlelight Service
Ways to Give: We accept donations by cash or cheque, as well as e-transfers to [email protected]. To arrange a gift via Direct Deposit or Credit Card, please contact the office.
Please exercise caution during these winter months, as the sidewalks and parking lot may be slippery!
** Church office hours are Tuesday, to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. **