Weekly "What’s Up"
from Pastor Bruce Martin
Posted November 26, 2021
Welcome to the community of believers known as Calvary Temple Church.
Regarding our covid protocols, we continue to be open for everyone in our three Sunday morning gatherings at 33% capacity, with physical distancing and the wearing of masks.
This Sunday we will be beginning our Advent Series, “Among Us,” from John 1. We are looking forward to once again focus on the reason for the Christmas Season – Jesus!
Please remember, our Weekly Prayer Focus. This week, Today’s Church with Pastors Dan Rey & Christie Amoyo. Our Shared Funding Partner is Ian & Tiffany Rowlie. Thank you for continuing to support our shared funding partners financially by giving on the Mission’s line.
Please keep in mind there are small groups available. Our “Click to Connect” page on our website is where you can find what is happening for connection this fall.
There is still one GriefShare event happening this season, hosted by Marietta Seargeant. On December 4th at 10:30 a.m. in the Banquet Hall will be “Surviving the Holidays” which is for everyone who has lost anyone through death. Please take this as a personal invitation to all those who are grieving to register here and take part.
It was wonderful to hear a ministry update from GodZone last week. We have begun preparing our Christmas hampers for GodZone families. We invite you to be involved by designating “GodZone” on your offering envelope or online giving, or if you prefer to bring in an item, we are collecting toilet paper. Thanks for remembering the GodZone ministry this season.
During the pandemic Wee College has been one of the ministries on hold. Recently Merrilyn Hall, who has served and faithfully led Wee College for 35 years, let us know of her desire to pass along the Wee College mantle of leadership. Thankfully Pastor Becky Clarke has taken on the leadership of this ministry and will be launching an adapted schedule starting in January. Please look for details and registration on our website after December 3rd. We want to honour and thank Merrilyn Hall for her many years of faithful service and thank Becky for taking this ministry on.
For those wanting to plan ahead for Christmas, we will be hosting a special Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary. Also, David Rose & James Okot will be hosting our Christmas Day service on Saturday, December 25th at 10:00 a.m. (please note time change). I am honoured to be asked to bring the Christmas message this year at our Christmas morning service.
Our Saturday Morning Prayer Service continues in-person and online. If you’d like to join us online, please e-mail Pastor Cher at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this week’s link and prayer list in your e-mail Friday afternoon. If you would like to call in from a phone, call the church office for directions. Our weekly Prayer Service is such an encouragement to me. We’ve been able to have our new Worship Pastor, Mateo Acosta join us on Zoom from Phoenix. Please continue to pray with us that the legal process to get him and his wife here happens quickly.
Thank you church family!
In His service,
Pastor Bruce and Miriam
9:00 a.m. Traditional Service – In Person & Online & by phone at 204-808-3080
10:10 a.m. Contemporary Service – In-Person & Online
10:10 a.m. Children's Programs - In-person
11:30 a.m. Contemporary Service - In-Person
11:30 a.m. Children’s Programs - In-Person & BCA online
Self-serve nursery available on the 3rd floor of the Argue Building
Online services can be viewed on our website as well at www.ctwinnipeg.com
Church Office Hours
Tuesday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Marion Archer-Seib: 204-452-7308
Cely Tiburcio: 204-633-2742
CHURCH FAMILY HAPPENINGS
Beginning January 30th
Sundays| 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Room 100
Ladies Weekly Bible Study
Tuesdays| 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Banquet Hall
Bible Quizzing (grades 7-12)
Tuesdays| 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Room 100
Pastor’s Online Bible Study
Wednesday | 7:30 p.m.
Monthly Prayer and Fasting Emphasis
Third Thursday of every month
December 16th | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please join us from home or in-person.
Christian Service Brigade - for boys
Thursdays | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays | 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. | On Zoom
Fridays | 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. | In-person
Believer’s Prayer Service
Saturdays | 9:00 a.m.
On Zoom | In-person
Click here to request Zoom link
“A Christ-centered 12 step recovery program”
Saturdays | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Room 200
Click here for more information.
Surviving the Holidays - Saturday, December 4th | 10:30 a.m. | Banquet Hall
CT Small Groups
Pastor Cher will be in contact with your regarding options available.
Men’s Bible Study
Join the Facebook group “CT men’s bible study” to get connected.
IN THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
Angel Tree with Prison Fellowship We need your help to share the hope and love of Jesus at Christmas with families impacted by incarceration in your local community. To register https://prisonfellowship.formstack.com/forms/angel_tree_christmas_sponsor_registration?mc_cid=561996590a&mc_eid=0bba38f7c8
Calvary Place Personal Care Home is looking for volunteers to: read to residents, play games, sit outside, go for walks, meal assist, assist with activities, etc. For more information contact Lorraine Wiebe (Volunteer Coordinator) 204-943-4424 ext 224 or email@example.com