SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE: Please join us this coming Sunday when Pastor Chris presents the first part of a two-part message from Hezekiah.
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE: Please plan to join us at 6 pm for our evening service outside around the campfire, weather permitting. Pastor Chris will complete his message on Hezekiah. All are welcome!
BAPTISMAL SERVICE, SEPTEMBER 20: We are delighted to announce the baptism of Heather Evans. Based upon her profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, Heather is taking this step of obedience to be baptized (the Gospel/New Covenant Sign). Please come out to worship with us. If you are interested in being baptized please speak with the Pastor or one of the deacons.
MEMBERSHIP: The next congregational ministry meeting will be on September 30. This is the next opportunity for membership applications to be approved by members. We already have one application under consideration by the leadership and some who are contemplating this. If you are interested in becoming a member - making your invisible union with Christ and His universal body tangibly evident by committing to the local church - then please speak with the Pastor or Deacons. You must profess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, be baptized by immersion or be open to this and agree with our statement of faith.
CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRY MEETING, SEPTEMBER 30, 7 pm: Please join us for a hybrid physical-virtual congregational meeting where we will discuss the life and ministry of Markdale Baptist Church. All are welcome to physically attend (the Lower Hall will be set up to respect social distancing), however, if you are not able to attend in person you can either ZOOM into the meeting on your computer (speak with Tobi for instructions) or use ZOOM to phone into the meeting. Members are reminded of their responsibility to attend and engage in the life and ministry of the church.
COMPLETION OF THE NATIVITY SCENE: On Saturday, October 3 we will gather at the church at 8 am to complete the Nativity scene that we will display at the road this winter. Please join us!
LORD'S DAY MESSAGES: Our past Lord's Day morning and evening service sermons are posted on the past sermons page.
SERMONS ON CD: If you or someone you know is not able to access the sermons online via the website, CD copies are available.
SONG REQUESTS: Do you have a song or hymn you would like to hear or sing in the morning or evening services? We would love to take your requests! Please forward to email@example.com.
COVER TO COVER: This week we continue to read chronologically through the Old Testament this year.
LIFE GROUPS: We have three groups that currently meet Wednesdays: One in Markdale at 2 pm at the home of Shirley McCracken (led by Glenn Taylor), and two Wednesday evening at 7 pm: One just south of Markdale at the Crockers (led by Pastor Chris) and one in the Berkeley area (led by Bill Butt). If you are not part of a group and would like to be, please contact the respective leader or Pastor Chris. We are studying wisdom this week. Questions can be found here.
FLOWERS: With flower season in full swing, if you have a beautiful bloom you’d like to devote to the Lord by allowing it to grace the Communion Table, please arrange to drop them off on Friday or Saturday of each week.
PRAYER REQUESTS and PRAISE: Don't be shy! We would love to pray for you. If your situation is too personal to share, you can simply ask for prayer. It would also be extremely encouraging to know how you are praising God each week. To include both praise and prayer items our newsletter, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday end of day each week. For Sunday morning prayer during or after our Livestream, you may email them as above or text them to 519-375-2449.
Future Events - Please check back regularly as we update the status on the events below.
HOLD THE DATE SATURDAY OCTOBER 24 for FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS: Markdale Baptist will host two financial planning workshops: "Debt Management" in the morning followed by "Estate Planning" in the afternoon and a Q&A session. Please check back for more details on these very important topics shortly.