So, here is what we did in church yesterday:
Focus Verse: Once you were not a people, now you are God’s people. Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:10
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship & Opening Prayer
HWB #651 I owe the Lord a morning song
HWB #526 In the rifted rock I’m resting
HWB #36 God of our strength
Hearing God’s Word
Scripture: Psalm 62
Scripture: Mark 1:14-20
Message: In God (we are not) alone
Song of Response:
HWB #229 Lord, you have come to the lakeshore
Offering: HWB #366 God of grace and God of glory
Closing Prayer & Blessing
Sending song: HWB #523 Dear Lord and Father of mankind
A few sermon notes:
The kingdom of God…
Where the will of God has taken hold
Where the presence of God has been actualized Where the presence of God is making a difference
Where the intention of God is being brought to fruition
Modern day voices in the wilderness depict & call for the counter cultural nature of the “Kingdom of God”, in other words…it is Disruptive!
The promise of the Gospel is not that hardships will be taken away, rather that God is in the trenches with us. Not that evil will be smote before our eyes, rather the Christmas message, “the light shines in(to) the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”
MCC Refugee resettlement panel discussion
February 6, 2018, 7-9 pm Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg
Menno Simons College invites you to engage with a panel of refugee resettlement experts in conversation on “Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past.” Panellists include Brian Dyck, national migration & resettlement program coordinator for MCC Canada, Mike Molloy and Peter Duschinsky, authors of Running on Empty, among others.
Camps with Meaning online registration is open! This is our ministry together as Mennonite Church Manitoba. Please visit http://www.campswithmeaning.org to register for summer camp. We want all families to afford camp. Note our new Campership Fund, which assists families at a much higher level than before.
Job Opening: Mennonite Church Canada (Wpg. office) invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. See http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/jobs for details. Applications are open now and will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. The start date will be arranged with the suitable candidate, as soon as possible.
You are invited to ‘Science as a Way of Knowing: the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-Truth World’ with Dr. Rick Lindroth on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00-8:30 PM in CMU’s Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave). Dr. Lindroth, Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the 2018 CMU Scientist in Residence. For more information, including other addresses by Dr. Lindroth and information about livestreaming, see cmu.ca/sir
CMU’s Face2Face Community in Conversation Series continues on Monday, Feb. 5, 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons. ‘The Bible Tells Me so…Doesn’t It? A Conversation with Young Adults on the Tensions of Taking Scripture Seriously’. Join five CMU Undergraduate students from diverse Christian traditions in a conversation about the Bible and how we approach and discern its significance in our lives. See cmu.ca/face2face for details
Prospective students (and their parents) – explore CMU through two upcoming opportunities: Friday, Feb. 2 Campus Visit Day (a day to explore campus, learn about CMU programs, attend a class and interact with professors) and Friday, Feb. 9 Discover Outtatown Visit Day (CMU’s unique, one or two-semester discipleship, travel, service and learning program). For information go to cmu.ca/campusvisit