Focus Statement: Lo! The Saviour bids us come to seek his aid, offers help and guidance till the evening’s shade. (from HWB #649)
Scripture passages: Ezekiel 34:11-15 & 23-24; Ephesians 1:11-15
Children’s time: Lori told the story about the hungry caterpillar with the best felt props ever! They talked about change and how God is always with them.
Sermon slides/info: People of Hope
Songs we sang:
My hope is built on nothing less (HWB343)
Jesus, Lord of all Nations
Rescuer (Good News)
The Lord’s my Shepherd (STS99)
10 000 Reasons
Benediction Song (Steve Bell)
And, a few announcements…
Thanks to everyone who was able to come for some or all of our fist & second visioning sessions. There has been some good energy and good conversation throughout the building. Visioning session 3 is today. We will again have lunch together and the meet in the basement. The goal will be to begin around 1pm and finish close to 2:30. Please note that childcare is available again. Please feel welcome to stay even if you have missed an earlier session.
Advent begins next Sunday! Here is a link to some online family resources for those looking for Advent activities to do at home: http://www.commonword.ca/go/1660 There will also be Advent calendar resources on the table in the foyer for those looking for Advent activities or devotionals in the coming weeks.
We will celebrate communion together on 2nd Advent – December 9th.
Our next Lindenwood service is on December 9th. Everyone is welcome to join us for a service of carols & readings that afternoon, beginning at 2:30. We are then all invited to Terry & Vic Neufeld’s place for our annual skating & hot chocolate festivities.
Our annual Church Christmas programme will be Sunday evening, December 16th! More details to come.
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday morning, January 26, 2019. More details to come.
Interested in taking a closer look at the information on the slides used during the service? Missed a Sunday and wonder what we sang, read or talked about? Check out the church blog: http://www.glenleamennonite.wordpress.com
Mennonite Collegiate Institute invites applications for the position of Principal commencing August, 2019. For more information or to submit a resume, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at http://www.mciblues.net.
Wider church community
Sargent MCC Thrift Shop welcomes applications for manager. Applications are accepted until November 27. For more information visit mccmb.ca/sargent-thrift-manager. To apply submit your resume and cover letter to Vic Rempel at email@example.com
Canadian Mennonite is hiring an Online Media Manager, a full-time position that can be worked remotely. Multi-media journalists with a passion for the Mennonite church are welcome to apply. Go to canadianmennonite.org/employment.
MCC Canada welcomes applications for Donor Engagement Manager. Applications are accepted until December 7. For more information and to apply, visit mcccanada.ca/donor-engagement-manager
Union Gospel Mission is looking at hiring for 2 positions at the women’s Charis Centre (case manager, and centre supervisor). For more information contact Loriann Tulk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-943-9904 ext. 507.
Faith and Life Male Choir and Women’s Chorus Christmas Concerts. December 15, 7:00PM Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg; December 16, 3:00PM, Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona. A freewill offering to support the choir ministry will be taken.
Staff applications for summer 2019 are up on the Camps with Meaning website! If you are between the ages of 14 and 94, you are welcome to join us at Assiniboia and Koinonia next summer. Head to http://www.campswithmeaning.org/summer/camp-staff/application-forms/ to download the appropriate application form and help us start building the 2019 camp community.
Learning Tour: Health and mental health in Haiti – Join us in April 2019 to see MCC’s work in action through a week-long learning tour to Haiti. For more information visit mccmb.ca/haiti-health-learning-tour or contact Brad Reimer at 204-261-6381. Those interested are invited to attend an information meeting held at 7 pm on December 11 at 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg.