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April 17, 2016 we began a new series in the Psalms. We’re calling the series “Kairos” – a word meaning time, usually used to describe “God’s time”. (“Chronos” usually means ordinary time.)

Our prayer is that God will encounter us as we read and meditate through the Psalms. We are suggesting reading 3 or 4 Psalms a day for the next 40 days.

Ask God to meet you as you “chew on” his Word — and expect him to bless you!

If you missed Sunday, please take 9 minutes to watch this video overview of the book of Psalms. It will bless you!

You will notice this video ends up being a poster – copies are available on the connect desk to aid and encourage your study!

Love in Jesus, Denis


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BACON STATION

 

MCC Men will meet at the Parish Center at 9am Saturday, April 31, for pick up supplies for the Bacon Station. They’re stopping for an AWESOME all you can eat sushi lunch. After that it’s back to the Parish Center to fry that bacon! Join in for all or part of the day. Contact Rob Seetin to join the team – rjseetin @ gmail. com.

P.S. Be on the lookout for the new Bacon Station t-shirts!

 

 

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FLYING PIG MARATHON- SUNDAY, MAY 1 

 

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun – adults, youth & children! We will be handing out bacon and cheering for the marathon runners. Our station is located on the corner of Plainville and Murray Avenue. We will be there from 8am until 10:30am. Stop by the Parish Center lobby to pick up your Bacon Station T-shirt before you head to the race (corner of Plainville & Murray).

 

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We’ll have a band – Anna and the Deeper Well – featuring MCCers Anna and Luke Moderwell. 

 

 

 

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Meet at the MCC Parish Center at 11:00am

Everyone heads to the Parish Center for the 11am Worship celebration. It will be a family friendly service with worship and a short message.If needed, there are “fidget boxes” and “busy bags” for children. Nursery care is available on the lower level.

It’s going to be a fun-filled morning!

 

Grow April 20, 2016

MID-WEEK

Father God loves those that seek him with all their hearts. His eyes search the earth for these kind of worshipers. He is amazed by vibrant faith, it makes his heart jump. There is always more of God for those who seek!

Miss a service? Listen to the Podcast on our website.

Brothers and Sisters

Last Sunday, we began a new series in the Psalms. We’re calling the series “Kairos” – a word meaning time, usually used to describe “God’s time”. (“Chronos” usually means ordinary time.)

Our prayer is that God will encounter us as we read and meditate through the Psalms. We are suggesting reading 3 or 4 Psalms a day for the next 40 days.

Ask God to meet you as you “chew on” his Word — and expect him to bless you!

If you missed Sunday, please take 9 minutes to watch this video overview of the book of Psalms. It will bless you!

You will notice this video ends up being a poster – copies are available on the Connect Desk to aid and encourage your study!

Love in Jesus, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

Men: Bible Study Sundays 11-12 in the Baker Room – discussion and application of last week’s message.

April 24 – Kairos Week 2 – Psalm 25 – We will continue to seek refreshing intimacy with God.

April 30 – Prayer Training – Learn how to pray with others for healing! RSVP Marianne at mebeau@gmail.com.

May 1 – Flying Pig Marathon/MCC Bacon Station & Outreach – We will encourage the runners with our Bacon Station then return the PC for ONE SERVICE at 11am.

Isaiah Chapter 13-20 3/26/17

Isaiah Chapter 12 3/19/17

Sharing Sunday 11:00am Worship 3/12/17

Sharing Sunday 9:00am Worship 3/12/17

Isaiah Chapter 10-11 3/5/17

Isaiah Chapter 9-10 2/26/17

Isaiah Chapter 8 2/22/17

Isaiah Chapter 7 2/22/17

Isaiah Chapter 6 2/19/17

Isaiah Chapter 5 2/12/17

Isaiah Chapter 3-4 2/5/17

Isaiah Chapter 2 1/29/17

Isaiah Chapter 1 pt. 2 1/22/17

Isaiah Chapter 1 pt. 1 1/15/17

Vision Sunday 2017 1/8/17

Christmas: Isaiah (Week 2) 12/18/16

Christmas: Isaiah (Week 1) 12/11/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Fourteen) 12/4/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Thirteen) 11/27/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Twelve Second Service) 11/20/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Twelve First Service) 11/20/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Twelve) 11/13/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Eleven) 11/6/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Ten) 10/30/16

Sukkot Ofer Amitai (Session 6) 10/23/16

Sukkot Ofer Amitai (Session 5) 10/23/16

Sukkot Ofer Amitai (Session 4) 10/22/16

Sukkot Ofer Amitai (Session 3) 10/22/16

Sukkot Ofer Amitai (Session 2) 10/22/16

Sukkot Ofer Amitai (Session 1) 10/21/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Nine) 10/16/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Eight) 10/9/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Seven) 10/2/16


Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Six) 9/25/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Five) 9/18/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Four) 9/11/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Three) 9/4/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week Two) 8/28/16

Corinthians: Messy Church (Week One) 8/21/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Ten) 8/14/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Nine) 8/7/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Eight) 7/31/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Seven) 7/24/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Six) 7/17/16


Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Five) 7/10/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Four) 7/3/16


Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Three) 6/26/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week Two) 6/19/16

Proverbs: Doing Life Well (Week One) 6/11/16

Vision Sunday: Celebrating the Family Business 6/5/16

Kairos: Encountering God in the Psalms (Week Seven) 5/29/16

Kairos: Encountering God in the Psalms (Week Six) 5/22/16

Kairos: Encountering God in the Psalms (Week Five) 5/15/16

Kairos: Encountering God in the Psalms (Week Four) 5/8/16

Kairos: Encountering God in the Psalms (Week Three) 5/1/16

Kairos: Encountering God in the Psalms (Week Two) 4/24/16

Kairos: Encountering God in the Psalms (Week One) 4/17/16

Esther: A Rescue for the Ages (Week Two) 4/10/16

Esther: If I Perish, I Perish (Week One) 4/3/16

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Grow April 13, 2016

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The dramatic rescue of God’s chosen people through Esther’s bravery reminds us of the faithfulness of God.

It is a preview of the brave rescue of God’s people by Messiah Jesus – and the victory of God over evil.

Brothers and Sisters

Thank you for your prayers for our Israel trip team. It was a magnificent journey with Jesus and we all returned safely with many blessings – we will give an update on a coming Sunday!

I’m grateful for Kevin Robinson’s messages the last two weeks through the story of Esther, especially the great background he shared on the importance of this story to the Jewish people.

The dramatic turnaround and rescue of God’s people is such a beautiful picture of God’s faithfulness. In a world of rampant antisemitism, the church can be encouraged by God’s faithfulness!

May we be Esther types who serve God, take risks and celebrate what He has done for us. He is faithful!

Love in Jesus, Denis

for such a time as this

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Some Upcoming Dates:

Men: Bible Study Sundays 11-12 in the Baker Room – discussion and application of last week’s message.

April 17 – Kairos – Encounter God in the Psalms – 9 and 11 – We will start a 7-week adventure through the Bible book whose poetry invites refreshing intimacy with God.

Grow April 13, 2016

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The Book of Esther
Read it this week!

Friends

I’m writing this week’s email ahead of my departure to Israel. When you open this, please lift a prayer for our team to encounter Jesus and to return safely!

I encourage you to take 30 minutes this week to read the whole story of Esther as a family, to witness the rescue of God’s people from their enemies.

This story reminds us that we have a faithful God! Even when he is not explicitly named, he is working out his purposes in history.

May you be blessed this week as you trust the God who has every detail of your life in the palm of his hand.

Love in Jesus, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

April 10 – Esther Part II – 9 and 11 AM – invite your friends to hear the thrilling conclusion.

Men: Bible Study Sundays 11-12 in the Baker Room – discussion and application of last week’s message.

April 17 – Kairos – Encounter God in the Psalms – 9 and 11 – We will start a 7-week adventure through the Bible book whose poetry invites refreshing intimacy with God.

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Grow March 23, 2016

MID-WEEK

New Heaven – check
New Earth – check
New Jerusalem – check
New Eden – check
New Bodies – check
New Humanity – check
New Life forever – check

New everything – check

Brothers and Sisters

We have come to the end of Revelation. Everything will be made new. I mean everything!

Nothing evil or imperfect will survive. Only beauty, fullness and joy unending.

This is our destiny as followers of Jesus, joint heirs to eternal life.

Let us savor this, anticipate it, and make this life with our awesome God the heartbeat of our lives.

One last time, let’s ask God to make our answers to these four questions a resounding yes in every aspect of our lives!

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of his grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

Let’s live and love together in the Risen Jesus,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

March 27 – Easter Celebration – 9 and 11 AM – invite your friends and family to hear the Good News

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It’s Easter! Candy, baskets, gifts, bunnies, parties, and egg hunts! All of that is super fun, but don’t let it distract you from what the celebration is all about: Jesus is alive and He is our Savior FOREVER!

We’d love to have you join us for our Easter celebration on Sunday, March 27th.

Services are at 9 and 11am,

but arrive a bit early if you need to register children, or to get that really great seat!

We meet in the Parish Center building (3908 Plainville Road). It is located directly behind Mariemont Elementary School.

PARKING
Parents with children – Park in back and enter through the door with the awning to register your children.
Parking is also available next to the south side of the building, behind the elementary school and on the street.

WANT TO AVOID STEPS?
Enter from the back parking lot (by the awning) and use the elevator. Handicap parking is available in back.

KIDS
Loving nursery care (beginning at 6 months)
Fun classes for toddlers & elementary kids.
Youth Group will not be meet on Easter Sunday.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Grow March 09, 2016

MID-WEEK

Revelation gives the church a logical ground of hope and the basis for thinking intelligently about this life and the next.

Ideas matter, and the right ideas about God matter most.

Friends

The destruction of Babylon and the return of Jesus in chapters 18 and 19 of Revelation bring us to the turning point of the cosmic battle of good vs. evil, and the certainty of God’s victory.

The very words of Jesus in John 14 promise us that he will return after going to prepare a place for us. In making this promise, Jesus reaffirms that he is the only way to the Father.

Let’s think. Having created the world in all it’s beauty the first time around, Jesus is making a place for us in his Father’s house. Now at the end of the Bible, we see his plan to make good on that.

He will completely destroy evil and put it away forever. He will judge perfectly, and demonstrate the wisdom of his judgments. Then he will make a new heaven and earth, as promised by the prophets.

The truth of Jesus should govern every aspect of life. How to think. How to relate to others. How to use money and time. How to raise kids. How to treat my spouse. How to vote. How to dream.

Let us be a thinking church. A church thoroughly grounded in the big ideas of Jesus. A church that aligns our lives with his Word.

Let’s keep meditating on four application questions raised by the book of Revelation. This week, let’s focus on the first question:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of his grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

Learning to think like Jesus with you,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

March 20 – Palm Sunday Baptisms – if you want to be baptized, please see one of our leaders

March 27 – Easter Celebration – 9 and 11 AM – invite your friends and family to hear the Good News!

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The wrath of God is a logical and fitting result of his love, his holiness, and his goodness.

It means we can trust that every wrong will one day be made right.

Beloved of God

The seven bowl judgments of chapters 15-17 raise the question of the wrath of God, and how that might fit in with his attributes of love, holiness and goodness.

When I look at the people around me devastated by evil – be it bullying, rape, racism, heroin, or sex trafficking – I can begin to see where wrath fits in.

God’s creation has been systematically attacked and ruined by evil which began in heavenly rebellion by Satan and his fallen angels. God is committed to setting these things right.

Isn’t God’s wrath consistent with his hatred of evil (true love)? Or his commitment to justice (true holiness)? And his commitment to punish evil (true goodness)?

Wrath makes sense doesn’t it?

Of course it all depends on your point of view. Those who have received friendship with God through the blood of Jesus welcome his wrath. Those opposed to their need for Jesus must live in fear of it.

And in his goodness, God continues to invite everyone to trust his Son, who absorbed the wrath we all deserve!

That what’s so good about wrath!

Let’s continue meditating on four application questions raised by the book of Revelation. This week, let’s stay focused on the third question:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of his grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

Inviting people to follow Jesus with us is a privilege,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

March 8 – The Well – Healing Service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM – Donna Painter Speaking

March 12 – Daylight Savings Time – Turn your clocks AHEAD one hour

March 19 – New Members 8 AM -12PM – Register by emailing lois@mariemontchurch.org

March 27 – Easter Celebration – 9 and 11 AM