October 2, 2023 – This Week at McIvor

Weekly Worship Service

Our next weekly service will be Sunday, October 8 at 10 a.m. Pastor Kim will be speaking on Highlights from the Gospel of John: Who Sinned? Jesus Heals a Blind Man, from John 9:1-41. Following the service you are all invited to the gym to enjoy Thanksgiving Apple and Pumpkin Pie, crafts and games for the kids. There will be no Sunday School this week.

Prayer Focus: Provincial Election on Tuesday

May God’s will be done here on earth, as it is in heaven and as it relates to His choosing of our Premier. Pray that Manitobans will exercise their right and responsibility to vote. May we do so wisely and prayerfully.

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 

“The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; He guides it wherever He pleases.” – Proverbs 21:1

“May the king’s rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass, like the showers that water the earth.” – Psalms 72:6

Committee Reports Due October 3

We are having the Fall congregational meeting on October 22, following the service with lunch. If you are a committee chair and have not yet submitted a report, please do so by October 3 to [email protected].

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?

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who have stepped up so far for our midweek kids program! We now have enough people to make this ministry happen! It would still be helpful to have a few more people, so if you’re still interested in being involved once or twice a month, 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.

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.

MCC Buckets of Thanks

The McIvor Missions Committee is once again participating in the MCC Buckets of Thanks as our Thanksgiving project. More information to come next week.

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.

Current Sermon Series: Highlights from the Gospel of John

In the next six weeks we will look at some of the highlights of this gospel, some well known stories and see what they mean for us today. As we take a glimpse into the Gospel of John, may it inspire and bless you. We encourage you to read along during the week and in 6 weeks you’ll have read through the gospel! See the outline

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
  • Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. – Quilters Group
  • Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Quilt Tying
  • Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Youth Group
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Harvest Manitoba Food Bank
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. – Weekly Worship Service, followed by Thanksgiving pie
Looking Ahead
  • October 10, 3-8 p.m. – Quilters Group
  • October 11, 7 p.m. – Youth Group
  • October 11, 7 p.m. – Kids Club – grades 2-5
  • October 17, 9:30-11:00 a.m. – 55+ Walk & Talk – Planning for Loss and Dealing with Bereavement – Harry Froese
  • October 20, 11 a.m. – Donwood Manor Auxiliary Soup and Pie Fundraiser
  • October 22, 10 a.m. – Weekly Worship Service, followed by Fall Congregational Meeting and Lunch

** Church office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will exceptionally be closed on Wednesday. **