Focus Statement: God is always present and active in the world. Our practices of prayer are like tuning into a frequency that creates an awareness of God’s presence all around us.
Songs we sang:
For God so loved the world HWB 167
Lord, speak to me HWB 499
I heard the voice of Jesus say HWB 493
As I went down to the river to pray STJ 79
Breathe on me, Breathe of God HWB 356
God be with you WHB 430
Scripture passages: Exodus 3:1-12 & Matthew 6:7-14
Children’s Time: Lyndon did a neat object lesson with a candle and burning steel wool pads. He & the kids also talked about how something can catch your attention when it’s different than you expect it to be – like Moses & the burning bush in our Exodus passage this morning. Both the Exodus story and the Jesus teaching the disciples the Lord’s prayer are good lessons and reminders for us that we can and should talk to God.
Sermon Slides: Tuning In
And, a few announcements…
If you are interested in getting baptized this fall or meeting for classes on baptism/faith formation, please connect with pastor Cheryl.
Camps Assiniboia is gearing up for their fall season of “This Ground”. These events are opportunities to come out for a Sunday afternoon to help out around the camp as they get ready for winter. There is also a fireside worship time and potluck supper. More information is on the sign up sheet in the foyer. A few folks have been talking about getting a Glenlea group together for October 14th
Annual General Meeting: Thursday, September. 27 @ 7 pm. Join us at North Kildonan Mennonite Church (1131 Roch St. Wpg) to hear about developments in our program work and plans as well as a keynote address and personal reflection on MCC’s relief work in Syria. For more info or to register as a delegate, talk to Pastor Cheryl
MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Sam’s Place Manager (12-month term) based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until October 2. For more information and to apply, visit mccmb.ca/sams-place-manager
Infuse 2018. Come for a time of learning inspiring and connecting. We will focus on the theme of Vulnerability in Mission, with Keynote address by Betty Pries. November 3, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd (CMU). $65 for the day includes a locally catered lunch and all refreshments. Please contact Stephanie Wenger at 204-896-1616 for more information.
MCM and MC Sask are hosting a nationwide youth gathering at Camp Shekinah July 28-August 1, 2019. More info will be coming soon. Visit: http://www.prairieyouth.ca and follow on Instagram at: prairieyouth.ca
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM (CMU, Marpeck Commons) Dr. Anna Carter Florence will speak about her latest book, Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community, offering fresh, practical tools for reading and encountering Scripture in groups and many settings. All are invited! This book will be available from CommonWord that evening. See cmu.ca/events.
Face2Face, October 10, 7:00 PM, will focus on the theme: Whose Neighbour Am I? Treaty One and Mennonite Privilegium. Niigaan Sinclair will reflect on Treaty 1 (signed August, 1871) and Hans Werner will speak about the Mennonite Privilegium (signed August, 1873). Join this important conversation with Indigenous and Mennonite peoples; learn more about these historical agreements and their implications today; and imagine new ways of living together into the future. This event will be live-streamed. See cmu.ca/events.
Mennonite Disaster Service is looking for a number of volunteers for various projects around North America this fall. For more information or to serve please call: Deanna Frey at 800-241-8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Risk of a postal strike – If there is a postal strike after September 26, delivery of Canadian Mennonite magazine may be delayed. Subscribers are welcome to add email delivery to a print subscription. The PDF is emailed to you on the day the magazine gets printed. To add digital delivery, please email email@example.com and include your name, address and subscription number (see your mailing label; it begins with an A).