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January 17th, 2020 Bulletin

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Why We Need to Pray - Pastor Josh Smith


CHURCH ON SUNDAY, January 17th – Remember to register!

According to Alberta Health Services, Faith based services are limited to 15% of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance, which means for us a total of 40 people. However with worship team, tech crew and Pastors that leaves us with a remaining total of 25 . We have gone back to one service at 10AM with the focus on Livestream. There will be 25 spots in house for anyone who would like to attend in person. However, because space is VERY limited you MUST RSVP by THURSDAY 9:00AM to [email protected] if you wish to attend. Then we will notify you by noon on Thursday to confirm your seat. We are trying to be as fair as possible and give everyone the chance to join us in person. So feel free to register every week, we will give priority to those who haven’t been here yet, but if we aren’t full we would love to see your friendly face here every week!

We know these circumstances are not ideal and we are working the best we can with the ever changing restrictions. Know that we are here for you in whatever way you may need, please do not hesitate to reach out for help or to share your prayer requests with us. And even if you can’t be here in person with us, you can join us online! Our Livestream is available on Sunday mornings at 10am and you can find us on Facebook or at www.linkchurch.org.


  • Masks are mandatory while in the church building.
  • There is NO Sunday school for any age group on Sunday mornings for the rest of 2020. Children must remain with their parents, and activity clipboards will be provided.
  • We ask that everyone maintain physical distancing between households. This will require people to keep moving while entering and exiting the building through our narrow foyer.
  • Please keep your coats and winter gear with you as we do not have any hangers in the foyer anymore


Livestream begins at 10:00 AM


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There is no Sunday school for any age group on Sunday mornings for he rest of 2020. Children must remain with their parents, activity clipboards will be provided.


In the month of January, grades 1-6 will be starting a new unit called “The Rules of Life.” Families are invited to participate in a board game invention challenge! Sign up by emailing [email protected]. You will get a mystery supply bag dropped off at your doorstep. Using these supplies, along with anything else you supply on your own, you will create a unique board game and a set of rules to go along with it. See full instructions here: https://www.linkchurchkids.org/post/the-family-game-board-challenge


In January, our toddlers and preschoolers will be starting a space themed unit called “Out of this World.” We are putting together some craft kits for you to enjoy as a family! If you would like a craft kit dropped off to your house, email [email protected].


YOUTH BIBLE STUDY (Grades 7-12) Youth Bible Study January 20th from 7:00-9:00pm at The Link or on Zoom. Meeting code 991-797-003

MINI YOUTH (Grades 4-6) Monday, January 18th at 6:30 we will be having a zoom Bible Kahoots challenge. Meeting ID: 814 3113 5662 Passcode: 992032 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81431135662

A new calendar with upcoming events has been posted to our Link kids Facebook page. Please note that we will be hosting a talent show in person here at the Link Monday January 25th. Social distancing protocols will be in place and masks will be mandatory! If you wish to showcase your talents please message [email protected] and let us know.

SECRET PENPAL Anyone wishing to participate can send in your name and address to [email protected] and you will be given a name and number of another student who you can send a letter to. Without sharing your name, give them a few details about yourself and they will have the opportunity to try and guess who you are. If you receive a letter from someone else you can guess who you think the letter is from, and email Carissa to find out if you are correct! Could be a fun way to connect with someone new or to learn something new about someone you already know.

GENERATIONAL CONNECT We wish to connect our Link children with those from other generations in our church through prayer. Each Child who signs up will be matched with a person of another generation and that pair will partner in prayer for each other. For more information contact [email protected]

WOMEN’S MINISTRY Tuesday morning January 19th at 10 am- Childcare will NOT be provided this week but we hope to offer this again once restrictions lift.

Tuesday evening starts this week January 19th at 6:30 pm. We will be studying Priscilla Shirer’s new study “Elijah” There is no childcare provided for this study. A study guide is needed to participate and we have a limited number of guides on hand, please pre register to [email protected]

THURSDAY ZOOM PRAYER Every Thursday there is Zoom Prayer from 12:15-1:00. For the next 2 weeks, Thursday prayer will be cancelled. We will resume on Zoom on Thursday January 7th. The meeting number 843 977 421 and if you have any questions you can contact [email protected]

THURSDAY PRAYER TRAINING NIGHTS No RSVP is required for this event. These sessions will involve instruction and then application. We will be learning about different aspects of prayer and applying them. These sessions may seem basic for those who have studied these topics for years but it is intended to be foundational and accessible for everyone who wants to grow in these areas. Bring your bible and a notebook.

January 21st 7-8pm

January 28th 7-8pm


We are calling Linkers to a corporate fast for either 3 or 5 days. This can be a fast from either food or technology. The intent of the fast is to seek God, choosing not to eat to spend time seeking Jesus in prayer and through his Word. Spending the time we would have spent on social media seeking after Christ. Turning every hunger pang or desire to scroll through social media into a call to prayer.

The 3 day fast is from Tuesday- Thursday, January 19th-21st

and the 5 day fast is from Monday-Friday, January 18th-22nd



Giving to The Link can be done online at www.linkchurch.org or by sending an etransfer to [email protected] If you are interested in setting up automatic monthly giving, contact Donna Heidebrecht ([email protected]) for details. Please contact The Link if your mailing address has changed during the past year. 2020 Charitable tax receipts will be mailed early February 2021.

There are mailboxes provided outside the office door or by the sound booth in the sanctuary. Offering envelopes are located at the information desk in the foyer. You can also give online at www.linkchurch.org or send an etransfer to [email protected]


SOUL CARE EQUIPPING CONFERENCE This will be in place of our annual Awaken Conference and will be held on February 25-27th. Registration is now open. Please head to Eventbrite to purchase a ticket:


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Conference Schedule:

Thursday, February 25:

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Intro to Soul Care and Triads

Friday, February 26:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: (with break in between) Repentance & Family sin patterns

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: (with break in between) Lies, Identity, Forgiveness

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner (on your own)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Healing Wounds & grief

Saturday February 27:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: (with break in between) Fear, Deliverance

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Deliverance Ministry

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner (on your own)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Filling of the Holy Spirit


Thursday January 21st and 28th 7-8pm. No RSVP is needed for this event. These sessions will involve instruction and then application. We will be learning about different aspects of prayer and applying them. These sessions may seem basic for those who have studied these topics for years but it is intended to be foundational and accessible for everyone who wants to grow in these areas. Bring your bible and a notebook.

PRAYER & WORSHIP NIGHT January 24th 6:30-8:00 PM at the Link


PRAYER CHAIN Contact Leona Peters at 403.488.4836 or [email protected] with any prayer requests


Tuesday – Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

January 1st – Office Closed

Our front door will now remain locked during office hours. There is a white doorbell on the right hand side of the door. Please ring it and someone from the office will come and let you in!


Shanda will be out of the office from December 28 - February 4. During this time Sherry Allen will be filling in during the week and Rhonda Gould on Sunday mornings. Sherry Allen will be using this email, so any questions can still be sent here! The weekly bulletin will be sent from here and RSVP’s for Sundays can also be sent to this email. Rhonda is able to be reached at [email protected] if you have any questions for her.


SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/linkchurchmedhat

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/linkchurch/

WEBSITE www.linkchurch.org

EMAIL DISTRIBUTIONS We send out weekly updates and reminders. If you would like to be on this distribution list, please email [email protected] and we will get you connected!

RIGHTNOW MEDIA This is the Netflix of Bible Studies and best news is….it is FREE for you. To get an invitation sent to you, email [email protected]


Lead Pastor – Mike Landry

Associate Pastor - Josh Smith

Receptionist - Shanda Thorne

Treasurer - Donna Heidebrecht

Worship Pastor - Mitch Brown

Children's Ministry Pastor - Carissa Brown

Pastoral Assistant - Rhonda Gould

Children's Ministry Coordinator - Sherry Allen

Custodian - Florante Robles


Chairman of the Board – Reid Wilkie

Members: Bruce Sparkes, Greg Penney, Wilma Van Niekerk, Steve Thorne, Jurgen Schlenker, Nathan Wagner, RIck Aupperle