October 16, 2023 – This Week at McIvor

October 22 - Do you Love Me_ Peter is Reinstated
Weekly Worship Service

Our next weekly service will be Sunday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Pastor Kim will be speaking on Highlights from the Gospel of John: Do You Love Me? Peter is Reinstated. Following the service, we will have our Fall Congregational Meeting and Lunch. Please bring a dessert to share.

Prayer Focus: Return to Me, Rest in Me

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.’ […] So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help. O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries.Isaiah 30:15, 18-19

Pray for peace in Israel, Palestine and Ukraine. May these nations call to the Lord for help, for He waits to show His love and compassion! 

Family News

On Sunday, October 8, Doug Martens passed away. Our condolences to his wife Carol and sons Chris (Lala) and Matthew (Meaghan). Doug has been part of the McIvor family for many years and will be greatly missed. The funeral service will be on Friday, October 20 at 11 a.m. at the church. Please pray for Carol and the family as they grieve.

There are others in our church family who have also recently lost a loved one.

Elsie Friesen lost her brother, Bill Goertzen, age 96, on September 15.

Richard Loewen lost his mother, Helene Loewen, age 87, on September 18.

Agatha Klassen lost her mother, Katarina Wiebe, age 100, on October 3.

MCC Buckets of Thanks

The McIvor Missions Committee is once again participating in the MCC Buckets of Thanks as our project. Please consult the website for items to be included in the relief bucket or see the display in the foyer. We are asking congregants to bring items off of the lists at the table. You do not need to fill a bucket on your own. We will then distribute the collected items between the buckets and use the funds that come in to buy the items that are still required. Thank you!

Donations of Fall and Winter Clothing

Anna Kakozi and the Missions Committee are hoping to assist several families who have recently arrived from the Democratic Republic of Congo by collecting fall and winter clothing for adults and children. Donations may be dropped off at the office. Contact Colleen for details.

Opportunity to Join McIvor – October 29

There will be an opportunity to join McIvor Church on October 29. If you are interested in formal church membership please contact Pastor Kim.

Are You Passionate About Ministering to Young Adults?

If so, we are looking for people to serve as prayer warriors, worship leaders, ushers, baristas, speakers, etc. to be a part of a monthly Young Adult Worship and Prayer Ministry evening. Please contact Elwood or Pastor Mikayla.

Kids Club Ministry – Do you love kids and building relationships with them?

Our midweek Kids Club has successfully begun! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered! We are still looking for a few people who would be willing to help in our Lego room once a month and some volunteers who would be willing to serve as casual subs. If you are willing to serve in either of these capacities, please contact Monica or Pastor Kim

Ushers Needed – Are you available to serve one Sunday a month?

If you would like to be a part of this team that helps welcome people with a friendly smile and facilitate smooth worship services, contact Rodney.

Food Bank Team Looking for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Food Bank on Wednesday afternoons from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. We hope to have enough volunteers (of all ages) to make teams of 3-4 people to receive and store food away once a month. There is a physical aspect to this task, but we have taken measures to mitigate it with the use of carts and trolleys. Please contact Rodney if you are interested.

Donwood Manor Auxiliary Soup and Pie Fundraiser – Friday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To book your seat, call 204.668.4410 or email [email protected]. See the posters in the foyer for more information.

Staying Connected Weekly Newsletter

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.

Watch Our Services

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 (The church has racquets available for use.)
  • Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. – 55+ Walk & Talk – Planning for Loss and Dealing with Bereavement – Harry Froese
  • Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. – Quilters Group
  • Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Quilt Tying
  • 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, 11 a.m. – Funeral for Doug Martens
  • Friday, 11 a.m. – Donwood Manor Auxiliary Soup and Pie Fundraiser
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Quilters Group
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. – Weekly Worship Service, followed by the Fall Congregational Meeting and Lunch (bring a dessert to share)
Looking Ahead
  • October 29, 10 a.m. – Worship Service: Membership Sunday
  • October 31, 6:30-8 p.m. – Movers and Shakers Group

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