January 22, 2024 – This Week at McIvor

2024-01-28 A Slave Transformed
Weekly Worship Service

Sunday at 10 a.m. Pastor Mikayla will be speaking on Philemon: A Slave Transformed from Philemon 1:1-25. Sunday School for ages 4-14 will follow the service.

Pastor Kim is away from January 19 to February 9.

Prayer Focus: Yesterday, Today and Forever

…For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?’Hebrews 13:5-6

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace…Hebrews 13:8-9

For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.Hebrews 13:14

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

Thank You from Agnes Olfert and family

“Dear McIvor Church Family, thank you for prayerfully walking alongside us during Harry’s illness and God calling him to his heavenly home. The supportive help in ushering, set up and clean up, and food service was much appreciated. Your acts of kindness have shown us we are not alone in our sorrow, and for that, we are grateful.”

Our Condolences and Prayers to the families of:

Olga Regehr – Olga, who was a charter member of McIvor, passed away peacefully at the Bethania Personal Care Home on Saturday, January 13. She is the aunt of Ron and Irene Dyck, and mother to Dorothy (Dave) Schwab and Norilynn (Ed) Epp who are former attenders at McIvor. The funeral was held on Monday, January 22 at Friend’s Funeral Service. Watch the funeral or read her obituary.

Mary Fehr – Mary, beloved wife of the late John J. Fehr and longtime member of McIvor, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024, at the age of 98. The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 11am at McIvor Church, with a reception to follow. Read her obituary.

Gertrude Thielmann – Gertrude passed away at the hospital the evening of January 17. Her celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, January 23 at 11am at Friends Funeral Chapel. Watch the livestream or read her obituary.

Congratulations to Larry and Esther Toews

“Please join us in praising God for the safe arrival of a beautiful baby girl born to Devyn and Aleah Toews. Everly Hildegard was born January 14, weighing in at 6lbs 12oz and measuring 20 1/4 inches. Mom and baby are healthy and doing great.”

Larry and Esther 

Update from the Discernment Team

The Discernment Team is asking that you take time to pray for God’s guidance in calling additional leaders for the Church Council at McIvor. Please pray about this and return your ballots to the Discernment Team by January 28.

Spring Finance Meeting and Lunch – February 25

Our annual Spring Finance Meeting will be held after the worship service, followed by lunch.

Right Now Media

As a part of McIvor Church, you have free access to RightNow Media and its library of more than 20,000 video Bible studies. You can watch on your own, with your kids, or as a small group. Download the app on your smartphone, table, computer or Smart TV by searching “rightnow media” on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Click here to access.

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
  • Monday, 7pm – Pickleball
  • Wednesday, 7pm – Youth Group and Kids Club
  • Thursday, 9am and 5pm – Harvest Manitoba Food Bank
  • Friday, 9am – Pickleball
  • Saturday, 11am – Funeral and Reception for Mary Fehr
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. – Worship Service
Looking Ahead
  • February 9, 7pm – Young Adult Worship Night
  • February 18, 11:30am – Family Fun Day Beach Party
  • February 20, 9:30 a.m. – 55+ Walk & Talk “Frauds and Scams” Police presentation
  • February 25 – Spring Finance Meeting after the service, followed by lunch
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!