Bulletin

We want to welcome people back to church! No registration. Masks are optional.

We want to be careful to meet people with grace and be flexible where we can, to help everyone feel comfortable.  We will still practice some spacing (we won’t cram you in) and masks will be optional (if you are more comfortable with a mask, please wear one).  We will still provide face masks at the door and lots of hand sanitizer throughout the building.

We ask that you exercise grace and give space. Fist bumps are the new handshake of the day and it’s ok to continue with that for a little longer. If someone is wearing a mask, you might want to slip yours on as you talk to them. Huggers, make sure that your recipient welcomes your affection. We are gathering to build up the body and we want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable.

Cafe 77 is open!  Please let our hosts serve you.
The church MAIL FILE is available again.  Check your file… you have mail!!

Summer Service Times:  9:30 & 11 AM

Children’s Ministry – Kidworthy (kids age 4 to Gr 5);  Nursery (age 0-3) is only available in the first service. Children will all go to the Lower Level as they enter – including NURSERY.

Please exercise GRACE and give SPACE as we open again.
Masks optional (please feel free to wear one if you are more comfortable).

The service will be live-streamed so you can still watch at home if you are not feeling comfortable attending.

Get Involved! Volunteers Needed:  

Children’s Ministry Coordinators for Fall:  Preschool & Grade School
Nursery help is needed now. 
Talk to Shelly Romanuk or Pastor Aaron.

Café 77 needs volunteers.
Sign up at the Communication Center or talk to Robin Taylor.

Greeters, Ushers, Communication Center Hosts needed.
Sign up at the Communication Center or talk to Jessica Reimer (Greeters) or Ronn Ginther (Ushers) or Brian Lise (all positions)

Volunteer Painters needed.
If you have experience with painting, would you consider volunteering to help us get some painting done at the church this summer?  Please call the church office or sign up here to join the Painting Crew.

Volunteers needed to help take our the floor of the Games Room.
A date will be set later in August. We just need lots of muscle to take the flooring apart and remove it from that room.

Watering Church Gardens.

We are in need of a few more people to water the gardens in August. If you are available to do this, please sign up at this link.  Watering Gardens Schedule

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Prayer Meetings: MONDAYS, 7 pm at the church:  August 9, August 23

August 4:  Women’s Event: Picnic Party, 7 pm at the church. Who loves picnics? We are planning a get-together for MBC ladies on Wednesday, August 4th to enjoy some summer sunshine!
Join us at 7:00 pm at MBC (behind the church on the lawn space) for a picnic party – bring your own picnic snacks and beverages, as well as a blanket or lawn chair. Visit with friends while we eat our snacks and hear a short devotional by Karen Unger.  You are welcome to wear a mask if you wish but it is not mandatory.  Let us know if you can join us by signing up on the Church Centre App. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Van Ee

August 23-26:  Backyard Clubs for kids.  This summer MBC will be hosting Backyard Clubs for kids going into K – Gr 5.  We will be using Child Evangelism Fellowship of Saskatchewan online camp resource this summer. You can check it out here: www.https://www.5dayclubs.com/ We are hoping to fill at least 6 different locations throughout Martensville, Warman, and Osler. 5-Day Clubs is FREE. There will be singing, games, activities, and prizes. There will also be Bible stories and lots of time for the kids to mingle and reconnect.
Register on CHURCH CENTER /EVENTS. Registration is open.
This is a new initiative for us as a church. We would appreciate your prayers and support as we try a new method to reach our communities this summer.

UTH:  Summer Schedule. Check with Pastor Tim or the Youth webpage for more details
August 18: Amazing Race @ MBC  6:30 pm
August 6:  RESONATE @ MBC  7 pm

Church Gardens & Grass:  

We are in need of a few more people to water the gardens in August. If you are available to do this, please sign up at the link below.
Watering Gardens Schedule

A huge THANK YOU to all who have signed up to help keep the churchyard looking good this summer!  There are only a few spots left to fill later in the summer for mowing.
Lawn Mowing Schedule

Baby Baskets Donations:  

Did you know?  We have had 5 new MBC babies born in May-June!

We love to bless these families with a baby basket of all kinds of baby things. It’s our gift to them from their church family. Right now we are short of items to fill baskets and we need your help! Will you consider doing a little careful shopping to help us make these gifts meaningful and practical? I have set out the bassinet in the lobby to collect your donations. You can bring them anytime during office hours or on a Sunday morning. Thank you for helping our new baby families feel loved and supported even when we might not be able to see the new babies until later.

DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES:

**Many of these ministries have wrapped up for the summer months. Please let Pastor Aaron know if you are interested in joining for the fall.**

Life Groups:

Prayer Ministries  

The Discipleship Journey

Men’s Ministry  // Facebook page //  Prayer Partners

Marriage Ministries

Moms In Prayer

MBC ONLINE DIRECTORY:  

Find it on Church Center.

During these ever-changing times, we are hoping that this Directory will serve as a connection point for our church family. If you are currently listed in the Directory, you should have received an email invitation to join the Online Directory. Simply follow the links to sign up your family members. Or if you need a little help, contact the church office.

If you would like to join the Online Directory, please send an email to request an invitation.  office@martensvillebaptist.com

This Online Directory will be replacing our printed Directory so please sign up.  We are excited to provide this opportunity to help keep us connected as a church body. Be sure to find the little house icon at the top right of the Directory page to view the HOUSEHOLDS.  It’s so great to see all the new family pictures!! And don’t forget to change update your Family (Household) picture often!

OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. (We are often closed for lunch.)

For general inquiries, you can email office@martensvillebaptist.com.  If you need to reach one of the Pastors, please call them individually.  Their numbers are in your Church Directory.

GIVING at MBC:  Financial Update

Thank you for faithfully giving.  Ways to Give

For more info on Church Center, Receipts, and Contact Info for our Financial Administrator CLICK HERE.

Monthly Budget: $46,468

January Giving: $32,130
February Giving: $42,617
March Giving: $45,832
April Giving: $45,567
May Giving: $76,386 
June Giving: $49,539

June Budget: $46,468

June Expenses: $48,206

June Net Income: $1,333

YTD Budget: $278,808

YTD Giving: $290,526

YTD Expenses: $270,148

YTD Net Income: $20,378

 

RIGHTNOW MEDIA:   

Our Church subscribes to RIGHT NOW MEDIA. This online video library is full of discipleship training, leadership training, video Bible studies, and a great kids video section.
Sign up by emailing Pastor Aaron to receive your free subscription.  aaron@martensvillebaptist.com

CHURCH CENTER APP

The Church Center app is a tool that we hope will make life easier for you!   All these things can be done on your phone:

  • Quick Link to Bulletin and Communication Card
  • Sign up for Church Services or other Events
  • Join Online Groups
  • Kid-Worthy lessons
  • Giving
  • Online Directory

For INSTRUCTIONS on how to download CHURCH CENTER, click HERE.

At Martensville Baptist Church we believe everyone is on a spiritual journey.  We are committed to walking with people as they discover the relationship God wants to have with them and help them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.  These are difficult times.  But don’t be afraid.  God knows what happening.  He has not abandoned us.  In fact, He is working through this situation in ways that we could not imagine.  Pray for each, for your neighbours and for our world.  If you have any questions or need to talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to call the church office at 306-931-2688.  You can leave a message there and one of our pastors will return your call.

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