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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Worship Service - 9:00 am. and 11:00 am.  You must sign up on the website or by phoning the church office.

No Children's Church at this time.

Philippians 3:13, 14

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."


Current Message Series

"Don't Quit" - Pastor Konrad
 

UPCOMING MINISTRY EVENTS

Follow the links for more information.

MEN'S MINISTRY

All events have been canceled at this time.  

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School has been suspended at this time.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

All events have been canceled at this time.  Check out the Facebook Page "Women Encouraging Women".  Click "like" to...

Making God's Love Known

This is our mission. It helps us to focus on the important stuff. Making God's Love Known is the answer to the question, "What are we supposed to be doing?"

INFORMATION FOR YOU

Please take note of the following important information.
Please help us in working towards being a nut safe facility. When bringing food/snacks into our building, avoid all nut products. Thank you!

ELECTRONIC GIVING OPTIONS:

 

TITHE.LY

Go to https://tithe.ly/give

Create an account.

Our church name should show up at the top of the big green box (if not, just do a search for it).

NEW: you can choose from 3 options – ‘give’, ‘youth events’, ‘other’ – there is also an option to include a note.

The only payment method we are set up for is Credit Card.

Continue to follow the instructions - you can set up your donation as a one-time payment OR as a recurring payment.

You have the option of covering the processing fee – otherwise we pay the fee.

You can also get the FREE Tithe.ly mobile giving app (iOS & Android) at https://get.tithe.ly

 

CREDIT UNION ONLINE BANKING

With most credit unions, you can set up the ELM CREEK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH as a Bill Payee.

Email Lori at treasurer@elmcreekmb.com for your account number.

You can set up your donation as a one-time payment OR as a recurring payment.

 

ETRANSFER

You must be set up for online banking with your financial institution.

Send your etransfer to treasurer@elmcreekmb.com

You will have to set up a security phrase with a password.

NEW:  use password ‘ecmb’ or email Lori if you want to use something different (if you have used etransfer before, continue to use the phrase/password that you first set up)

We have decided to open up the library on a trial basis, following health safety protocols.  Because books need to "decontaminate" for 72 hours, books will only be available for signing out on Wednesdays and Thursdays when church staff is around to open the library. 

Please call ahead to the church to insure somebody is available. (204) 436-2290

 

We ask that you please:

- use the available hand sanitizer before entering and after leaving the library

- limit your time in the library to respect those opening it for you and others that may be waiting to use it.

- limit library occupancy to 3 (unless from the same family) and practice social distancing.

- limit yourself to 3 books per person. The two week rental still applies.

 

There will be boxes labeled "Book Return" placed at the two sanctuary entrances as well as outside the library door.  Please return your books there and DO NOT remove books from these boxes.

Thank you

Library Committee

Did you know that about 90% of an iceberg is below the water?  The only way to see that is if we choose to go deeper, to go below the surface.

What if faith, what if life with Jesus is the same way?  In order to fully live the life Jesus invites us into we need to go deeper than a 25 minute sermon on Sunday morning.  With that in mind we are inviting you to be part of a small group discussion based on the sermon.

We will meet at the church every Tuesday, starting on September 15, at 7pm.  We will break into smaller groups of about 8 people.  You can come every week, every other week, or however often it works for your schedule.

So why meet at the church rather than in our homes?  Not everyone may be ready to gather in homes and the church gives us space to spread out more (social distance) and it gives us the opportunity to connect with a few more people during the week (who doesn’t want to see a few people?).

We are also looking for a few people to be discussion facilitators.  Talk with Pastor Konrad if you’d like to be a facilitator or if you have any questions.
 
 
 
 
 
The Carman Refugee Support Committee was excited to welcome the Mohammad family to Carman in November 2019! They are adjusting well and are so thankful to be in Canada. Due to Covid-19, the ability to find full time employment has been delayed due to a postponed medical procedure. The committee has decided to raise further funds in order to support the family into early 2021.  We realize this is a difficult financial time for many – your financial support will have a huge positive impact on the Mohammad’s. A big thank you to all who made donations when the fundraising campaign first began!  All donations will receive a tax deductible donation receipt.  Cheques can be made out to ‘Elm Creek MB Church’ (with a note indicating ‘refugee support’) and given to Lori (Len) Wiebe or Lori Schroeder or mailed/dropped off at the church. Thank you!
The Back Door Youth Centre's Annual Fundraising Banquet, Friday, November 6, 2020. This year's banquet is going online and can happen right in the comfort of your living room! Table sponsorships are available for $250, and all sponsored tables can take advantage of a catered meal for 8 to be picked up from Country Style Catering in Carman. Tables sponsors will also be given access to exclusive content (ministry updates, interviews, and the like) to be enjoyed in your home. Individual tickets will also be available for $35 each. These will have the same access as tables to the catered meal and content. 
For all the details, or to sponsor a table call 204-745-6186 or email thebackdoor.yfc@gmail.com
 

The CHOICE harvest couldn't have had a more beautiful day September 25th and we had a good crew of volunteers come out bringing five combines, a grain cart and three semis. The 80 acres of soybeans netted 35 bushels per acre and raised a net total of $29,980.  

Thank you to Helen Rempel for donating the 80 acres, we appreciate your generosity. And thank you to Ian Lepp for doing a wonderful job coordinating the donations for the growing project ie seed, fertilizer/chemical, harvest and the gift of time/labor.

 Thank you to our supporters for their donations of seed and inoculant, chemical, time/labor and financial giving. We are thankful for you, our community, and your support of this growing project and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

 And thank you to Kendal and Darryl Enns for applying the anhydrous this fall.

 Additional donations are always welcome. Donations may be done directly at Access Credit Union, through Abe Elias or Carolyn Koster.  


PRAYER POINTS


God is listening to you and God is speaking to you.

Please pray for these items as you spend time with your heavenly Father.
FAMILY OTW
Britton & Karlene James-Thiessen
MINISTRY OTW - Anyone serving in this ministry is invited to share a highlight or ministry need for congregational prayer.
Leadership Team
MISSIONARY OTW
Richard & Hazel Funk - Multiply - Austria
We are thankful that all our churches are having services in their buildings and on-line. Fewer people attend but the ones that do, feel connected and blessed.

Pray for both of us, as we are in the midst of taking an on-line course, “Journeying together”, provided by our mission agency.  This course is designed to give us common language and shared vision towards our goal; “Together that the world may know Jesus.”  Sometimes this course challenges our technical abilities!!



BIRTHDAYS
Please pray for those celebrating birthdays this week!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Pat Schmidt, Laseck Brewer (25), Glen Dyck, Alvin Iverson (28), Jake Neufeld, Karen Loewen (29), Levi Isaak (30)




























Volunteer Opportunities

Have you considered using your talents right here at ECMB?

Are you looking to serve in church ministry? There are opportunities to serve on Ministry Teams, or as Activity Volunteers in the the different Ministries. If you are not sure where you would like to serve, you can try out different roles as a helper at any time. Check out the Volunteer Bulletin Board in the foyer for volunteer roles & Volunteer Request Form. 

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