Focus Statement: “…the tongue is a small member, yet is boasts great exploits.” James 3:5
Scripture passages: Matthew 5:33-37 & James 1:19-26
Children’s time: It was a great time of talking about body parts and the important jobs they have – the many ways that they help us out each and every day. Once special moment was the answer to the question “what is the heart’s job?” – “the heart reminds me of God”. The kids talked about how the tongue can do the most good but can also do the most bad and so we have to use it carefully and ask God to help us use our words for good.
Sermon slides/info: God Gave Us Words
Songs we sang:
Lord reign in me
Mighty to save
Before the throne
Let the words of the Lord
His mercy is more
And, a few announcements…
Mark your calendar! We will be having lunch & auction fundraiser on May 5th for our refugee sponsorship fund. If you have any items for the auction please contact Anita. Ideas for auction…quilts, plants, baking, gift cards, host a supper party, art, pottery, join up with a few people and donate a gift basket, woodwork, handmade goods..! Please save the date and join us for this event.
One of the initiatives decided during our goal setting for building community through social interaction, is to have coffee and tea and other, between Sunday School and the worship time. If you are interested in being on a rotating list to get this organized on a Sunday morning, please talk to Jenn Baerg. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and a small cream donation. If you can remember your travel mug please bring along. Cups will also be available.
Save the date: May 4th! Volunteer to volunteer at LBE Family Fun Day!
Don’t forget to sign up for the “This Ground” event at Camp Assiniboia. Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the foyer. Talk to Rebecca if you have any questions or need more info.
The CMU Spring Scholarship Contest is open to all high school and post-secondary students who are new to CMU and who have not yet received a scholarship. Three winners will be randomly selected. Winners may select from three prize options. The contest closes May 15, 2019. See cmu.ca/scholarshipcontest.
All are welcome to a free public lecture by Lorna Dueck (CEO of Crossroads Christian Communications) entitled “Legacies and Learnings: Considering the Past, Present and Future of Faith-based Media in Canada”. 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 2, Marpeck Commons. This lecture forms part of a national symposium on Christian journalism and communications entitled ‘The Canadian Church at the Turn of the Millennium’. See cmu.ca/commsconference for details.
Sign up for the weekly MCM and MC Canada email update. This is your best place to learn about what’s going on with your ministry through MC Manitoba and MC Canada. http://www.mennochurch.mb.ca/2019/01/sign-up-for-the-mcm-mc-canada-update/
Stories from Asia – breaking down walls & working across divides: You’re invited to join MCC and MCIC on May 3 for an evening in Winnipeg with Rebecca Burkholder and Blaine Derstine, Area Directors for Central Southern and Northeast Asia. Find out more at mccmb.ca/events.
Mennonite Disaster Service Canada (MDS) has two exciting opportunities to repair or build new homes after disasters in Canada.
MDS: Westport, Newfoundland: MDS is building a house for a family of 5 who lost their home in a house fire in Westport, Nfld. The project begins on June 2 and will run till July 27, 2019. Weekly volunteers are invited to serve in up to two week blocks. If serving for two weeks MDS will reimburse the cost of travel. For scheduling call Lucille Toews at 866-261-1274 or email email@example.com.
MDS: Grand Forks, BC: On May 10, 2018 a major flood hit Grand Forks, BC with much of the town engulfed in water. Beginning May 5, 2019 MDS will repair houses and possibly build new houses for those that flooded. MDS is scheduling weekly volunteers to serve for 1-3 weeks. Schedule your week(s) online or call 800-241-8111.
MCM will be inviting us to pray for each of our sister churches over the coming months. This Sunday we pray for Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship who celebrated 50 years as a congregation last year. In its early years a “Covenant” was articulated that gave expression to some key commitments, including the notion of shared ministry (lay leadership) around a theology of the priesthood of all believers. In January a significant revision of the original Covenant was formally adopted. The fellowship continues to be active with refugee sponsorship, and in exploring new ways of offering children’s multi-age programming on Sunday mornings. A process of discerning four new lay ministers is underway and currently around 150 people attend each Sunday.
Mennonite Church Manitoba (MCM) invites applications for the new 0.5FTE Director of Church Engagement job position. Responsibilities will include: nurturing relationships with congregations and our Mennonite Church Canada International Witness workers; promoting and supporting the ministries of MCM; and developing relationships with donors. For more info, visit http://www.mennochurch.mb.ca or contact Ken Warkentin at 204-896-1616.
The Faith and Life Choirs invite you to their Spring Concerts: “Come Let Us Sing”. May 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm. First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg; May 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm. Morden Mennonite Church, Morden, MB. A freewill offering will be received.
Day Away at Assiniboia for 55+: May 7th, 9 am–3 pm. Enjoy lunch and a day of hiking, fireplace conversations, music, games and more. $20. Call Linda at camp at 204-864-2159 ext. 104, or Jesse at the office at 204-895-2267 to reserve a spot.
Join us for Spring Fest! Come shake off the long winter at Spring Fest on May 24 and 25 in support of families whose lives have been disrupted by conflict and disaster. At Spring Fest, we’ll have our annual Quilt Show & Sale, Plant Sale, and BBQ all at 134 Plaza Drive. Plant Sale donations and volunteers welcome! Contact Bea Shantz at 204-261-4474, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more at mccmb.ca/SpringFest.
#ChurchToo Conference – This conference will tackle difficult and often-avoided questions, providing theological insights, practical guidelines, and personal stories. Pastors, ministry leaders, and members of the Christian community are warmly invited to join us for a time of learning together around a crucial topic. Find out more at mccmb.ca/ChurchToo.
Stories from Asia – breaking down walls & working across divides. – You’re invited to join MCC and MCIC on May 2 for an evening of stories with Rebecca Burkholder and Blaine Derstine, co-Area Directors for Central Southern and Northeast Asia. Find out more at mccmb.ca/events.
VBS and Sunday School Giving Options: MCC has a variety of giving options which can be used for vacation bible school, Sunday school classes and more. Visit https://mcccanada.ca/media/resources/9515 to download more information.
Camps with Meaning Summer Camp Registration is open. Visit campswithmeaning.org to sign your children/grandchildren up for a great week at Camp Koinonia or Camp Assiniboia. You can also call the office for more info. 204-895-2267
We are in need of Head Cooks at both Assiniboia and Koinonia for the spring and summer months. For more information contact Matt Heide at email@example.com or David Hogue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all high school students! MCC Manitoba is excited to co-sponsor sixpointeight – a peacebuilding conference at CMU on April 29.High school students will hear stories of reconciliation, finding refuge in Canada and the reality of poverty and homelessness. Find out more at cmu.ca/sixpointeight.
Shake: Rattled by the Radical, July 28- August 1, 2019 at Shekinah Summer Camp, SK – what you need to know! Cost: $375/person. Travel subsidies and sponsor discounts available before the early-bird registration deadline: April 26, 2019. Final registration deadline: May 31, 2019. Our days will include: Biblical reflection and storytelling, shared meals, activities and play, special guests, and more! Visit http://www.prairieyouth.ca for full details and registration.
Lindenwood Estates (495 Lindenwood Dr. E.) has a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite on the 2nd floor (F suite), available for lease re-assignment. The suite is 1050 sq. ft. The open house exclusively for sponsoring Church Members will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 12 – 2 p.m. There will be a 2nd open house on Wednesday, May 8th from 4 – 6 p.m. for the public. Offers will be read on May 13th. For further information please contact realtors Karen Girard-Smith at 204-232-7248 or Dave Watson at 204-782-1535.