Focus Statement: Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in the Lord. Psalm 34:8
Scripture passages: Genesis 3:1-14 & Philippians 2:5-11
Children’s time: Our world is filled with interesting opposites: up/down, tall/short, hot/cold, fast/slow, etc.. Some opposites are fun and helpful, some are not. Vices & virtues are also an example of opposites – the good things we do and the hurtful we also do. Today’s vice & virtue is Pride & humility. The story of King Nebuchadnezzar shows us the damage that can be done by pride, and how important it is to work with others and share what you have.
Songs we sang:
You are salt for the earth HWB226
Love the Lord your God STS55
Marvelous Grace of our loving God HWB151
The love of God STJ44
Jesus be the centre STS31
I sought the Lord HWB506
And, a few announcements…
Come on down for a wiener roast and drive-in movie night at the Baerg’s – THIS FRIDAY! (October 4th) Wiener roast @ 6:45, bring roasting sticks if you have, wieners, buns, and condiments will be provided. Movie starts @ 8pm, bring an ice-cream topping if you like. Ice cream and popcorn provided. Don’t forget you own chair/couch, warm clothes/blankets.
Next Sunday, October 6th, is our Lindenwoods service. All are welcome to join. Services are at 2:30 (Terrace) & 3:30 (Manor).
Volunteer Banquet: All volunteers invited to the Westwood community Church on Oct 22 at 6:00 pm. Please notify Lynda by Oct 7 to confirm your attendance.
MCI invites us to pray for the staff and students who are adjusting to the newness that September brings. Pray for patience, grace, and understanding as we get to know one another and work together.
All are welcome to be part of the Opening Program of the Peace and Justice Association (North America) conference. The evening will feature Elder Alma Kakikepinac, the CMU Singers, and keynote speaker, Margo Tamez, a Lipan Apache author and Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies who will explore impacts of colonization and ways forward. Friday, Oct. 4, 7:00 PM, CMU Chapel (600 Shaftesbury Blvd). See cmu.ca.
Prospective students, check out the CMU Open House on Oct. 25 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Come discover all that CMU has to offer. Explore the campus, meet with faculty, sit in on a class, and more. See cmu.cmu.ca/openhouse.
CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre invites you to join us for the following book launches in CMU’s Marpeck Commons:
Oct. 1 at 7:00 PM: George Epp launches Isaac Janssen, MDiv., a collection of short stories about the rural Saskatchewan pastor’s role in a revolutionary postmodern time.
Oct. 10 at 7:00 PM: Join Karla Dueck Thiessen, a Nursery/Kindergarten teacher, and author of ‘It Starts with a Breath…’, as she and her students demonstrate the benefits and ease of mindful breathing – for children of all ages.
MCM & MC Canada
Douglas Mennonite Church, 1517 Rothesay St., is hosting Faith in Form, a Christian arts festival, on Oct. 5. Writing, visual art and film, featuring Sarah Klassen and Sally Ito, 12-6pm free. Music: Carlos and the Suspiroes/Jesse Krause, 7:30-9:30 $15. More info at faithinformwinnipeg.com or on Facebook.
Camp Koinonia Inc Launch Party. October 6, starting at 3:30pm. A party at the camp to celebrate the incorporation of the group managing Koinonia. All welcome. Visit http://www.mennochurch.mb.ca/calendar for more info, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Assiniboia Barn Dance and Pie Spectacular Fundraiser. Come out to the camp to move to the old-timey music, or simply explore, hangout, and win a pie. Also, help raise funds for the camp if you’re able. October 5, 2019. 6:30pm. Contact Elizabeth at the camp office if you can donate pies. 204-895-2267 or email@example.com
Ten Thousand Villages Henderson Store is currently taking applications for volunteers as well as a part-time sales associate (weekday and some weekends). Please email applications to: Winnipeg.firstname.lastname@example.org or drop one off at 10-963 Henderson Hwy and introduce yourself! Deadline for job applications is October 7th.
This October fill a Bucket of Thanks for a family displaced by conflict or disaster! A Bucket of Thanks is a container filled with essential hygiene items intended for a family of four. MCC distributes these buckets to people around the world. Every bucket makes a difference to someone in need! Find out how to get involved by checking out the link: https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits/buckets-of-thanks Drop off dates are between Oct 7-11.
The federal election is an opportunity for us to shape the future of Canada. As citizens, we have the chance to call on those who run for public office to clearly articulate their convictions on significant issues like: migration, indigenous injustice and climate change. We encourage you to raise important issues with candidates in your electoral riding. Check out MCC website for resources on these issues and discussions.