Focus Statement: You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11
Scripture passages: Luke 12:13-21 & Matthew 6:19-34
Children’s time: Here is a YouTube version of the book Mikayla read to the children this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJhGxRexF-A
Songs we sang:
For the beauty of the Earth HWB89
God, whose giving HWB383
Brothers & Sisters of mine HWB142
The love of God STJ44
Now thank we all our God HWB86
Praise & Thanksgiving, let everyone bring
And, a few announcements…
Our Lindenwoods service was moved to October 20th (next Sunday). All are welcome to join. Services are at 2:30 (Terrace) & 3:30 (Manor).
Church Car Rally is on October 20th. Check the foyer for a sign up sheet.
Our Mission Sunday & Thanksgiving Potluck will be on October 27th! More details to come.
October 16 is designated as World Food Day.
As you prepare to give thanks for your blessings at Thanksgiving, please consider a gift to help provide food and support for people in other parts of the world who may be experiencing hunger. To make your donation, please visit https://donate.foodgrainsbank.ca/select-appeal or call 1.800.665.0377.
This year the annual Canadian Foodgrains Bank “Singin’ in the Grain” concerts will feature 2 outstanding ensembles, Canzona and Encore. Please plan on attending at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church on Saturday, October 26th at 7pm or at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler on Sunday, October 27th at 3 pm. Donations go to CFGB conservation agriculture work through Mennonite Central Committee Canada.
Please pray for our current chapel series. This year our theme as a school is “Be Brave!” We have just entered a six-week series of focusing on Being Brave in relation to emotional health and managing anxiety. Pray that as a school we continue to be a safe space for difficult conversations, where students feel cared for and listened to.
MCI Soup & Pie and Fall Concert: November 1st, 2019. Join us for MCI’s annual Soup & Pie Fundraiser. Supper will begin to be served at 5 pm. We will transition into Buhler Hall for the Fall Concert at 7:30 pm. This event is by donation.
You’re invited to an unprecedented celebration of all things Hutterite in Manitoba at the MHC Gallery Fundraiser ‘Welcome’. The evening will feature Hutterite culture, art, music, food, and faith with the Odanah Youth Choir; snacks and assorted baked goods supplied by Netley Community; well-known Hutterite artists and inspiring, informative artworks from 14 Hutterite communities. Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 pm. RSVP by Oct. 7 to Selenna Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.487.3300 ext. 344.
Plan to attend CMU’s J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series with guest lecturer Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford who will speak on the topic Christology Revisited: Why Jesus Matters. Oct. 22-23 in the CMU Chapel. See cmu.ca/jjt for further details.
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.
MCM & MC Canada: INFUSE 2019 is a Mennonite Church Manitoba “learning, inspiring, connecting” event. Theme: “Speaking of Faith: Leadership, Spirituality and Language.” Presenters: Carolyn Klassen and Dr. Andrew Dyck. November 2, 2019 at CMU. http://www.mennochurch.mb.ca/events (or call 204-896-1616) for more info and to register.
Our new denominational hymnal is coming together and pre-orders are being taken. MCM is unique in that 2 members of the 12 person ‘hymnal committee’ from across MC USA and MC Canada live in Manitoba. Paul Dueck and Darryl Neustaedter Barg are available to come to your church to talk about why this is not just a remarkable new songbook, but a theological document with the capacity to shape and unify our churches over the next 10-20 years.
New Leaf Network is hosting a Learning Party on Saturday, Oct 19 8:30 am–4:00 @ Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship Church (150 Bayridge Ave). The goal is to connect with other Christ-followers across denominational lines to see how God’s Spirit is moving & ministering in local neighbourhoods & communities. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Register at: newleafnetwork.ca/winnipeglearningparty/
Come enjoy a “Day Away” at Assiniboia Camp and Retreat Centre Lunch Hiking and Outdoor Activities Music Sit by the fireplace, visit, play “Knipsbrat and other table games Date: Monday, October 21. 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $20.00 To reserve a spot, call Linda at 204-864-2159 ext. 104 or Elizabeth at 204-895-2267
Praying for our churches! The Riverton Fellowship Circle in Riverton, Manitoba began services in 1985. The group originated through outreach by Conference of Mennonites in Canada Native Ministries. Riverton Fellowship has participated in the Partnership Circle that has been established with a number of congregations within MCM. The congregation’s identity embraces the Indigenous distinctives of its founding members, while also accepting persons of diverse backgrounds and cultures that seek fellowship and want to worship God, the Creator.
MCC: 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 7-14.
Hear Kerry Saner-Harvey, Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator, and knowledgeable Indigenous Elders and land protectors speak about the Doctrine of Discovery and its current implications on Land, Food and relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people at the KAIROS Regional Gathering on October 18 and 19. Go to http://www.mcccanada.ca for more details and to register.
MCC Manitoba is hiring an Accounting Analyst at 134 Plaza Drive. This position is a key member of the finance team and is responsible for MCC’s accounts and monthly reports. MCC requires a hard-working and independent individual with strong accounting expertise. Closing date is October 17. Please apply online at https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/accounting-analyst-0
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.
MDS: MDS has urgent need for volunteers in Florida, Texas, North Carolina and California. For more information about how to vacation with a purpose this winter, call 1-800-241-8111 or visit https://mds.mennonite.net.
MDS is presently constructing a home in Marquette, MB and would welcome more volunteers. On Wednesday, October 16th they hope to start on soffits and siding. If you’re interested please call Richard Redekop at 204-292-6166.