May 12, 2019


Mountainview Prayer Ministry - Sunday Morning Prayer Room:  Every Sunday Morning for 20 minutes before our service begins and after our Service the Prayer room is open for anyone who desires prayer. Each Sunday morning two members are committed to praying for the service and with those who come in. We are inviting more members to join us. If you feel God is placing it on your heart to serve Him in this way, or if you would like more information, please contact me at or call Nancy at 905-945-1872


GREETING: A warm smile, shake of the hand, pat on the back, quick hug, all make you feel welcomed. Whether church family or guests, we want to make sure that all those coming to Mountainview each Sunday feel at home. Greeting is an important part of that. We are creating the Greeter’s schedule for July - December 2019. Can you take a turn to welcome family and friends in God’s house? Please let me know if you can volunteer, on a regular basis, 4 times per year, or maybe only once or twice. We’d be glad to have you! If you can no longer serve in this ministry, please also let me know so that I can take you off the list. Email Karin at or call 905-945-0004 ext. 221.


Looking for more singers at Kilean Lodge! Do you love to sing? Or love music? Do you know many nursing home residents are blessed beyond measure by the gift of music and worship. Music gives comfort, feeds faith, triggers memories, and gives joy. The Kilean Lodge group is looking for more members willing to lend their voice and/or love of music two times per year (or any amount they are willing) to bless Kilean Lodge residents with the gift of time and worship. Please contact Karin at or call 905-945-004 x221. We’d be happy to welcome you to this outreach ministry!


Middle School this week, we will be celebrating the end of the year with a party at the church! We will be meeting from 6:30-8:30 and will be playing games and having some snacks.

Youth this week, is also the final night of the year. We will be meeting at Dave & Kari DeGraaf's house, from 7-9 pm. We're going to play some fun games and go through our last bible study. Finishing of the series Subject to Change - "God can change the way you see change"


Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents a Spring Concert with the Hamilton Children’s Choir with Artistic Director: Zimfira Poloz. Hamilton Children’s Choir makes a difference in the lives of children and youth by providing young people with exceptional choral music instruction and performance opportunities that foster creativity, personal development and social growth. Join with us as we celebrate the gifts God has given to these children. The concert will take place on Saturday June 8th @ 7:30 pm at Mountainview. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers, a part of the West Niagara Hospice Program. Tickets: $15 each, or $35 per family (w/children 15 & under.) Available at The Dutch Shop in Grimsby, or at the door on the evening of the concert.


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Mountainview Library has some more new books and would like to highlight them over the next few weeks. A full list of new spring books has been placed in each mail slot and is available at the Welcome Centre. This week we highlight books for teens and kids:

The Crescent Stone (teen fiction, fantasy) by Matt Mikalatos
When a mysterious stranger names Hanali appears to Madeline and offers to heal her in exchange for one year of service to his people, Madeline and Jason are swept into a strange land where they don’t know the rules and where their decisions carry consequences that reach farther than they could ever guess.

The World is Awake (primary picture book) by Linsey Davis, illustrated by Lucy Fleming
This lyrical and playful book inspires young readers to be thankful for all of God’s blessings that surround them in their daily lives.  From nature in the backyard to the animals at the zoo …The World is Awake!



Family Faith Formation Tip - It’s important for your kids to know that adults need God’s help too. In age-appropriate ways, share your concerns with your kids. Are you nervous about that presentation at work? Ask your kids to pray for you. Then tell them later how God answered those prayers. (Faith Formation Ministries;

The Great Canadian Pray & Sing - From May 24 to 26, nearly 200 Canadians, representing over half of the CRC churches in Canada, will gather in Edmonton, Alberta to listen to the Spirit together and discern where the Spirit is leading us as a Christian Reformed Church. Will you pray for them? Will you join in unity with us by singing "I Am Not My Own" with CRC churches across the nation? Find out more in this Network post:

Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for breakout speakers in sessions about racism and reconciliation. Pray that speakers will present in ways that engage and build understanding, and that participants will be open to learn, hear new perspectives, and embrace brothers and sisters "from every tribe and language and people and nation" (Rev. 5:9)..


Shalom Manor & Gardens MAY SALE! The annual Shalom May Sale will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 9 am to 1 pm, and this year, you will be able to purchase beautiful garden plants and cut flowers, enjoy a diverse marketplace and a BBQ lunch (sausage, hamburgers and hot dogs) while the little one in your life can visit with our clown and play in a bouncy castle. For the kid in all of us there will also be an ice cream cart on site! We look forward to seeing you there!

Shalom Manor RN JOB OPENINGS:  Shalom Manors is a Christian long-term care home seeking to provide loving, wholistic care to our Residents.  We are currently searching for Registered Nurses (RNs), if you or someone you know is interested in these job openings, please contact Lauren Gibson for more information or to submit your resume at hr@shalommanor.caWe look forward to your joining our team!


Redeemer Golf Tournament - May 30, 2019:  Redeemer invites you to participate in the Re Golf Tournament in May at the beautiful Copetown Woods Golf Club. Join us for lunch, a great day on the links and dinner as we celebrate the success of the Re Campaign and the exciting times ahead preparing students to live out a kingdom calling. Visit


YOUNG ADULT CAMPING WEEKEND - It’s that time of year again! If you are 20-something, enjoy nature and funtivities, join us at Pinery Provincial Park, July 19-21. Fill out the online registration form: by June 1st to receive the early bird rate of $50 and hold your spot. For those registering after June 1st, registration is $60. Get more info. and registration details, via, or Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon!


LIBERTAS MALE CHOIR – HANDS ACROSS THE OCEAN 2019 TOUR - In concert together with the Groot Mannenkoor Nederland for a combined choir of 120 voices! Directed by Martin Mans and accompanied by Mark Brandwijk. Wednesday, June 5: Redeemer University College; Thursday, June 6: Port Hope United Church; Friday, June 7: St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston; Saturday, June 8: The Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto *All concerts begin at 8:00PM* Reserve your tickets today! (Also available at the door) 905.522.0001


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Israel & Jordan Study Tour - October 10-22, 2019 - Travel to New Testament sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more. This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra. Visit or contact Dr. Jeff Weima at or 616-328-3110


Step Back into Biblical Times - Walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. Follow in Jesus' footsteps from Nazareth to Jerusalem. See scripture on the walls of ancient temples and tombs. Resonate Global Mission is gathering a team for the Exodus Vision Tour for Spring 2020. Learn more and apply at


World Renew Careers - Do you love to see transformation as people are empowered to live healthy, fruitful lives? Do you desire to promote this transformation? World Renew is currently hiring for these three positions: Director of Donor Relations, USA, based in Grand Rapids, MI; Chief Advancement Officer based in Grand Rapids, MI; and Director of Donor Relations, Canada based in Burlington, ON. For more information on these positions, and for the links to apply, please visit our website at:


Seafarers paid summer internship - If you like talking with people and are interested in spending the summer (June-August) meeting seafarers from different countries, this is the opportunity for you. The ideal candidate is mission-minded, interested in international development, pastoral care, cross-cultural studies, chaplaincy, or the maritime industry. Candidates must have a valid passport, a driver's license, a clean driving record and 5 years of driving experience. IT experience is an asset. Please contact Michelle DePooter at for more information.

Karin Terpstra