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The Happenings

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Join us for services on location or online

Join us Sunday mornings at Maple Grove at 9:00 am for Sunday School hour.  Our worship service begins at 10:00 am.  The 10:00 am service will also be live on Facebook and YouTube. Join the conversation by commenting and letting us know that you are with us. If you can't watch online, the service will also be posted on this website by Monday.

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The Pastor & Leadership Team are here for you.

Please know that the pastor and Leadership Team at Maple Grove are here for you. If you need to speak with them, please email or call them, and they will get back to you promptly. 

ROOM 106 -unstaffed crib nursery for infant-1 yr.olds located at the rear of the sanctuary.

 

Room 102 CHILDCARE (ages 1-3)

 

8:45 am  Sunday School Helpers                  9:50 am  Church Time HelperS

11/27  Sally M, Linda Y                                                   11/27 Missy & Karolina K

12/4    Glenda B, Judy K                                                 12/4  April C, Marilyn U

If you need to switch your schedule, please call someone else on the childcare schedule you were given and then inform the office of the change by calling 610-593-6658.

 

If you need to switch your schedule, please call someone else on the childcare schedule you were given and then inform the office of the change by calling 610-593-6658.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PASTOR MIKE & APRIL are worshipping at Swamp Mennonite Church today where Mike is bringing a message.

 

PCCO  Thanks to those who helped assemble and distribute the Thanksgiving meals! PCCO also operates the Righteous Clothing Thrift Shop for clothing and small household items and crafts at 317 Main St., Parkesburg. All proceeds are donated to PCCO community needs.  Please call Robin @ 610.590.5378 for store hours before shopping or dropping off items. Volunteers are also needed.

 

CHRISTMAS DECORATING VOLUNTEERS on Thurs., Dec 1 from 9:30-11:00am to help decorate the church would be greatly appreciated. Give the office a call or just show up and someone will give you a task!

 

PB POINT & CORNERSTONE PREGNANCY GIFTS We are partnering with the Parkesburg Point and Cornerstone Pregnancy Center to make Christmas a little merrier by donating gifts for their client families. Gifts are listed on the ornaments on the foyer tree. Please take an ornament and return it with your unwrapped gifts which are due by Sunday, December 11. If you prefer to give a cash gift rather than shopping, please give this to Wanda at the Welcome Center.

 

MAPLE GROVE CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR Sunday, Dec. 4, 2-4:00pm. The following folks have invited you to a drop-in at their decorated homes .1) Phil/Lydia B,5026 Strasburg Rd.,Kinzers, 2) Nate/Tori B, 102 Debbie Drive, Coatesville; 3)Darren/Shelly D, 8154 N. Moscow Rd, Parkesburg; 4)Tim/Carolyn F, 6321 White Oak Rd, Christiana; 5) Denyce T, 257 Brick Mill Rd, Christiana.

 

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL Pick up a hard copy of a devotional booklet written by area pastors, including Pastor Mike, at the Welcome Center to guide you through the Advent season. You may also access it online at the church website www.maplegrovemc.com.

 

Bible Quizzing Inviting all youth and young adults 7th grade - 20 years old to join in studying scripture from Exodus and Numbers from January - March. Weekly practices and quiz meets. Contact Brian 717.629.2552 or Lisa 717.278.7692 H, Chris 717.286.4594 or Megan 717.201.3145 B. Signup @the Welcome Center.

2023 Spruce Lake Men’s retreat January 12 & 13, 2023; departure at 12:00pm Thursday and return by 7:00pm on Friday. Cost is $130/person. Eighteen slots are reserved and possibly more if needed. Sign up at the Welcome Center by December 1.

 

MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE TRIP Signup deadline is Dec.1. One slot is still available for the week of January 22-28, 2023 to go to Eastern Kentucky to help rebuild homes destroyed in the July 28 flood. More info is at the Welcome Center or see Ken U @484-678-7041.

LOST & FOUND items in the back hall chest which were left at the corn hole tournament include a black “Pioneer” hoodie and red and black plaid shirt.

 

MAPLE GROVE ANNUAL BOOKLETS FOR 2021-2022 have been printed and placed on the bottom shelf under the church mailboxes. Feel free to pick up a copy.

 

CHURCH TREASURER HOURS Wanda plans to be in the office most Monday mornings from 7am – noon. Please email her @treasurer@maplegrovemc.com if you need to contact her.

OCTORARA MOMS IN PRAYER group is now meeting for the 2022/2023 school year. Meetings are held at Maple Grove the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Meetings are held at 9:30 am and new this year @ 7 pm.  Moms gather for 1 hour to cover their children in scripture prayers, as well as pray for teachers, administrators and the school district. Please direct any additional questions to Missy K via text 610.563.3403 or email mrkbc@epix.net.

Please pray for:

      Maple Grove Leadership Team & Lay Ministers.

      Harold G - recovering from Oct. 13 back surgery.

      Joe K, Jr. (son of Cathy) pray for wisdom regarding his health care.

      Melba K -  recovering at home from Oct. 5 open heart surgery.

      Rich & Sue R - healing, strength & wisdom for Sue’s cancer journey.

      Randy U - in US awaiting a kidney transplant.

      World leaders and countries in conflict; also refugees around the world.

 

LOCAL MISSIONS

       Bridge of Hope

       Cornerstone Pregnancy Resources

       Eastern Mennonite Missions

       Maple Grove Preschool

       Parkesburg Point

       PCCO (Parkesburg Community Churches Outreach)

       Southern Chester County Young Life

       Welsh Mountain Home

 

MISSIONARIES

       Nathan & Laurel C - World Team in Africa (in USA for 1 year)

       Garry & Ruth  - EMM in Israel

       David & Dawnell G - Commission to Every Nation in Mexico

       Kandace G - EMM in Cambodia

       William H - EMM Teaching Missionary

       Mike & Sharyn K - Powered to Move in Texas

       Randal K - Modern Day in Italy

       Dale & Kathy M - YWAM Virginia & Chile

       Morales Family - Thailand-Word of Life

       Jon & Amanda R - CRU West Chester University 

       Randy & Melanie U - Reach Beyond in Mexico (see prayer concern above)

       Les Y - Ag Connect Moldova

       Mentor & Erinda Z - Eurasia Partners in Albania

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LOCAL MISSIONS

       Bridge of Hope

       Cornerstone Pregnancy Resources

       Eastern Mennonite Missions

       Maple Grove Preschool

       Parkesburg Point

       PCCO (Parkesburg Community Churches Outreach)

       Southern Chester County Young Life

       Welsh Mountain Home

 

MISSIONARIES

       Nathan & Laurel C - World Team in Africa (in USA for 1 year furlough)

       Garry & Ruth - EMM in Israel

       David & Dawnell G - Commission to Every Nation in Mexico

       Kandace G - EMM in Cambodia

       William H - EMM Teaching Missionary

       Mike & Sharyn K - Powered to Move in Texas

       Randal K  - Modern Day in Italy

       Dale & Kathy M - YWAM Virginia & Chile

       Morales Family - Thailand-Word of Life

       Jon & Amanda R - CRU West Chester University 

       Randy & Melanie U - Reach Beyond in Mexico (see prayer concern above)

       Les Y - Ag Connect Moldova

       Mentor & Erinda Z - Eurasia Partners in Albania

CELEBRATIONS

Here is the list of Maple Grove life celebrations if you want to reach out to these folks with a card or call.

BIRTHDAY BLESSING!

11/1  Marisa U

11/2 Logan K

11/4 Garrett B

11/6 Brian H, Lynda K, Sandy L

11/8 Mary Jane S

11/10 Aria B

11/12 Sheyenne K

11/18  Mildred U

11/19  Jane K (Landis Homes)

11/20 Kara S

11/21  Heidi S

11/23  Nate B

11/26  Mary Lou K

11/28  Rich R

ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS!

 

11/10  Duane & Marilyn H, Rick & Raychel V

 

 

MENNONITE LIFE (formerly LANCASTER MENNONITE HISTORICAL SOCIETY) UPDATES, click this link. 
 

 LANCASTER MENNONITE CONFERENCE'S SHALOM NEWS is available in the publications rack opposite the church mailboxes or click here to access it.. For the most recent LMC news, click here..

For MISSIONARY UPDATES, click this link or check for their latest newsletters in their individually marked church mailboxes.