January 1, 2024 – This Week at McIvor

2024-01 Vanishing Grace
Weekly Worship Service

Sunday at 10 a.m. Pastor Kim will be speaking on Vanishing Grace, based on a series by Philip Yancey examining why the church often stirs up negative feelings. Our world has a desperate need for grace and Christians can help make the gospel good news again.

Prayer Focus: Reflecting Back, Looking Ahead

“You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” Psalm 139:5

I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:12-14

“Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6

Family News

Our condolences and prayers go out to Rodney, Jessica and Luke, and Nick and their family. Robert Badgley, Rodney’s brother, passed away on Wednesday, December 27. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Thank you to all who prayed for him these past weeks.

Update from the Discernment Team

The Discernment Team will be holding another round of prayerful discernment to find people for church leadership. There will be information in the foyer beginning January 7. Please pray for the church and the need for some additional people to serve on Church Council.

MBCM Special Assembly – January 20

As some of you are aware, there is a conference decision to be made regarding the status of River East Church at a January Special Assembly. If you would like more information and copies of documents chronicling the journey, please email the office and they will forward them to you.

Staying Connected

If you would like to receive our weekly email This Week at McIvor, please contact the office.

The Staying Connected weekly newsletter for our Church family is available here. A limited number of hard copies are also available at the Welcome 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
  • Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. – Quilters Group
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Harvest Manitoba Food Bank
  • Friday, 9 a.m. – Pickleball
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. – Worship Service
Looking Ahead
  • January 9, 9:30 a.m. – MCC Quilt Tying
  • January 10, 7 p.m. – Youth Group and Kids Club resume
  • January 12, 7 p.m. – Young Adult Worship Night: Encountering God
  • January 20 – MBCM Special Assembly
Ways to Give

We accept donations by cash or cheque, as well as e-transfers to [email protected] or via credit card. To arrange a gift via Direct Deposit, please contact the office.

** Church office hours are Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. **

Please exercise caution during these winter months, as the sidewalks and parking lot may be slippery!