Focus Statement: For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. Psalm 139:13-14
Scripture passages: 1 Samuel 1:20-28 & Luke 2:22-35
Children’s time: Lori read the book “Just in case you ever wonder” by Max Lucado. She added lots of photos of the children in our congregation. It was delightful! Here is a youtube video of the book if you are interested in reading it again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmeh7F1lQ64
Sermon slides/info: In the tender arms of our Creator
Songs we sang:
Here I am to worship
Nothing is lost on the breath of God STS121
Lord we bring to you our children STJ90
Lord you have my back
O God in heaven STJ53
The Lord lift you up STJ73
And, a few announcements…
Jubilee Mennonite Church is inviting us to join them for a potluck meal on Saturday, June 8th @ 6pm at their church (365 Edelweiss cres). This is an open invitation to anyone who is interested in learning more about the refugee sponsorship partnership, wants to get more directly involved with the settlement team, or for anyone just interested in getting to know the Jubilee people a little better. If you are interested in attending, please let Cheryl know by May 31st, and she will pass along numbers and potluck info to Margaret (Jubilee settlement team leader).
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.
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.
Teaching Opening at Mennonite Collegiate Institute: 1.0 FTE term position (September 2019 – June 2020) High school classroom teacher: senior level math and physics, (possibly with other courses) teacher sought. Qualifications also include a valid Manitoba teaching certificate and commitment to education in an Anabaptist, faith-based setting. Submit queries, expressions of interest, and/or application letter with resume to Mennonite Collegiate Institute, 466 Mary St, Gretna, MB R0G0V0, or to email@example.com.
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.
Attend The Future of Anabaptism as a Global Movement, a conference sponsored by Canadian Mennonite University and Providence University College & Theological Seminary, featuring keynote speaker Dr. John D. Roth of Goshen College. May 21-22 at CMU and Providence. See cmu.ca/events.
The Wider Church
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/
WMSCI would like to announce the Annual General Meeting for the 2018 fiscal year, which will be taking place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7 p.m., in the Heritage Room at Lindenwood Manor, 475 Lindenwood Drive East. Please let Cheryl know if you are planning to attend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCM will be inviting us to pray for each of our sister churches over the coming months. This Sunday we pray for Grace Mennonite Church who is actively living into the exciting and unsettling changes that this post-Christendom season has brought to the people and space called Brandon. We’re a healthy congregation with a strong faith formation culture. The music, singing, and biblical storytelling inform and guide our interactive sermons as we encounter Jesus in our weekly worship gatherings. We’re also busy connecting with what God is up to here in the city through our ministries of employment and presence and outreach. Thank you Creator for this garden on which we live life!
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”. First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg; TODAY @ 7:00 pm. Morden Mennonite Church. A freewill offering will be received.
Join us for Spring Fest! Come shake off the long winter at Spring Fest on May 24 and 25 and help provide relief kits to families whose lives have been disrupted by conflict and disaster. We’ll have our annual quilt show & sale, plant sale, and BBQ all at 134 Plaza Drive. Find out more at mccmb.ca/SpringFest.
Calling all golfers! Dust off your clubs and bring your friends to MCC Manitoba’s 17th annual Golf Tournament on July 10 at Bridges Golf Course for a Texas Scramble Tournament. Proceeds will support Sam’s Place and provide youth and youth adults with opportunities to develop skills and confidence for the workplace. Register and find out more at mccmb.ca/golf.
Sargent and Selkirk MCC Thrift Shops welcome applications for Assistant Managers. Applications are accepted until May 22. For more information visit mccmb.ca/openings. To apply submit your resume and cover letter to Vic Rempel, email@example.com.
#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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or David Hogue at email@example.com.
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.