Focus Statement: The end of the matter is better than the beginning, and patience is better than pride. Ecclesiastes 7:8
Scripture passages: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 & Ephesians 4:1-6
Children’s time: Waiting is NOT easy, but it’s worth it. God asks us to be patient and loving with people (even when they make us a little crazy). We also watched “The Marshmallow Test” video. Here it is again for your enjoyment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX_oy9614HQ
Sermon slides/info: The patience of a gardener
Songs we sang:
Here in this place HWB6
When morning guilds the skies HWB644
Come let us all unite to sing HWB12
I want to walk as a child of the light STJ95
Blest be the tie that binds HWB421
They that wait upon the Lord HWB584
And, a few announcements…
College and career events: Thursday, May 23 meet at Rempels at 7:15pm; Sunday, June 2 progressive supper- more details to follow.
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 put your name(s) on the sign up sheet or let Cheryl know by May 31st.
Remember 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MC Canada Gathering 2019: Early-bird deadline extended The early-bird registration deadline has been extended to May 27! Go to http://www.ignitegathering2019.ca/registration and read the guidelines before clicking on the registration link. Find more information about workshops, schedule, and excursions at the Gathering website, http://www.ignitegathering2019.ca.
Mennonite Disaster Service Canada (MDS) has two exciting opportunities to repair or build new homes after disasters in Canada:
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.
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 in Steinbach who seeks to create a community of inter-generational Jesus followers through worship, study, fellowship, service and justice. We work hard at trying to be a community where everyone can feel welcome. These days, a few things that give us are life are hosting a bi-weekly soup kitchen, participating in a partnership with Pauingassi First Nation, sponsoring refugees, and serving at nursing homes. As a congregation, we’ve had a significant demographic change over the past few years with many new people coming to church, so our prayer request is for wisdom as we navigate some of the challenges that come with this.
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.
Help end world hunger: Every spring, generous farmers in Manitoba donate their land to Grow Hope – a campaign that brings together urban and rural people who are passionate about ending global hunger. As a church, you can help! By sponsoring seeds for the land at $300 per acre, the farmers will plant your seeds, grow the crop and harvest the field. The proceeds from that acre will grow up to $2,500 thanks to government matching. Watch the video to find out more or visit mccmb.ca/GrowHope.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
#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 email@example.com or David Hogue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.