Focus Statement: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14
Scripture passages: Isaiah 48:12-17 & Galatians 3:26-4:7
Children’s time: The children began by naming all the things they could think of that start with “tri” like triangle & tricycle. Then they moved on to the idea that God has three parts but it can be kind of hard to understand, but we can learn about it if we work at it. The object lesson included an apple that has three parts: skin/peel, flesh/juicy part, and seed. All these three parts have their own job and are also an apple. God can be represented by the skin, Jesus by the fleshy part, and the Holy Spirit by the seed.
Sermon slides/info: God’s Eternal Identity
Songs we sang:
In Christ there is no East or West HWB306
Give thanks for life STJ108
Holy Spirit, come with power HWB26
O blessed spring STS100
God, fill me now STS63
May the grace of Christ our Saviour HWB423
And, a few announcements…
College and career events: Sunday, June 2 progressive supper- more details to follow.
We are continuing our conversations with Robert Miller on the topic of “Engaging in Climate Action: A Christian Perspective” in Adult Sunday School class on June 2nd & 9th. Everyone is welcome!
Kenton Lobe (CMU) will be speaking in church on June 9th on the topic of “Justice, Sustainability and our food systems”,
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.
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.
Mennonite Collegiate Institute invites you to join us for our annual Saengerfest, June 2 in Buhler Hall. Worship service begins at 10:30 am, followed by a lunch by donation and an afternoon concert beginning at 2:00 pm.
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.
CMU Alumni Chicken Fingers and Fries gathering takes place Friday, June 7. Come and go between 5:00 – 7:00 PM and connect with friends and former classmates. The official unveiling of the Thomas Epp Memorial Bike Shelter will take place at 6:30 PM that evening.
CMU Golf Classic will take place on Tuesday, June 18 at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club (La Salle, MB). Plan to join in the fun and in the process support CMU programs. See cmu.ca/golf or contact email@example.com to register.
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. 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 Glenlea Mennonite Church, a relaxed & informal small congregation of about 85 Mennonites who love Jesus, and do their best to be warm & hospitable. We love to sing, study, pray, and worship together. We also love to laugh and feast together, and earnestly seek to be Christ’s hands, feet, and light in this world. At present, energy and excitement is building within our church community as we grow our partnership with Jubilee Mennonite Church in sponsoring six Rohingya refugees. The past nine months have also included a significant visioning process for our congregation and we invite prayers as we continue to discern and act on our renewed vision. (I hope we did okay in the making of this church profile!)
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.
Top 3 reasons you should join us for Spring Fest: 1. Bedding plants, flowers, vegetables, herbs and perennials all at amazing prices 2. An array of lovingly made quilts for show and sale 3. And a delicious farmer sausage lunch All for a great cause! Proceeds from Spring Fest will provide relief kits for families whose lives have been disrupted by conflict or disaster. 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.
#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.
Come to Camp Assiniboia for a joyful dedication of the picnic shelter from Camp Moose Lake and the new maintenance shop. June 23 at 4:00pm. Free BBQ to follow.
Camp is a great place to make new connections with God, people and creation. Some spaces still available in most weeks for campers Gr 1-12. Visit http://www.campswithmeaning.org for more information.
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.
THREE Lindenwoods Suites available: 1. Lindenwood Villa – 500 Lindenwood Dr. E.; 2 bed room, 2 bathroom “B” suite, 1173 sq. ft.; Lease up for re-assignment; Church open house Sunday, June 2nd, 12 – 2 p.m.; Public open house Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2. Lindenwood Estates – 495 Lindenwood Dr. E.; 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom “F” suite, 1050 sq. ft.; Is still available for re-assignment; For further information on the above please contact Dave Watson 204-782-1535 or Karen Girard-Smith both from Century 21 at 204-232-7248. 3. Lindenwood Villa – 500 Lindenwood Dr. E.; 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom “A” suite, 1457 Sq. Ft.; Lease up for re-assignment; Church open house Sunday, June 2nd, 2 – 3 p.m.; For further information on this listing please contact D’Anne Hansen at ReMAX at 204-979-0432.