Focus Statement: “On the first Sunday after Christmas we proclaim God’s love revealed in the Son, the Word made flesh. In Christ we come to understand God’s righteousness, a love in which we are all called to participate.”
Christmas carols prior to 11am
STJ 13 My soul is filled with joy
HWB 318 Joy to the World
Reading of Jeremiah 33:14-16
STS 26 Helpless and Hungry
STS 27 Sing a different song
Call to worship & opening prayer
Hearing the Word:
Scripture passages: I Samuel 2;8-20,26 & Luke 2; 41-52
Sermon: Worship at a time of Chaos
Song of response: HWB 189 To us a Child of hope is born
Offering: HWB 185 Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Sharing & Congregational prayer
Sending song: HWB 208 Love came down at Christmas
Sunday School begins @ 10am next Sunday. Service begins @ 11am.
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday morning, January 26, 2019. More details to come.
Wider church community
MCC Canada welcome applicants for the Donor Engagement Coordinator and Shared Program Accountant. For full details and to apply, visit mccmb.ca/serve.
The MCC Furniture Thrift Shop welcomes applicants for a Truck Assistant. Applications should be emailed to Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. For full details visit thrift.mcc.org/jobs.
Join MCC in Nepal for our first trekking learning tour – April 1-19, 2019. This isn’t your average trekking trip. You’re invited to come, see and be inspired by the resilience of the Nepali people. Come ready to experience the beauty of the mountains and to learn from the stories of the people living there. For more information visit mccmb.ca/nepal-learning-tour.
MDS: Please consider becoming a weekly volunteer at one of the projects in Florida, Texas, or California. Check the website for details: http://www.mds.mennonite.net
“Dear churches,” from Camps with Meaning: First of all, THANK YOU for all of your support throughout this past year. Many of our campers come from your communities. Many of our volunteers and staff come from your communities. Without you, our camping ministry would not be possible. As you are thinking about your church budget for 2019, we would like to encourage you to keep a line open for camp – whether it is to support campers in getting to camp or to support staff as they choose to spend all or part of their summer serving at camp. We are grateful for your prayers and encouragement!
MCM Winter Youth Retreats are coming! Sr.High Jan.25-27 and Jr.High Mar.8-10. Both at Camp Assiniboia, both feature special speaker Paul Loewen, both will include worship, learning and a ton of fun. Contact Kathy Giesbrecht email@example.com for all the details.