Focus Statement: “…Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served,, but to serve…” Matthew 20:26-28
Scripture passages: 1 Samuel 8 & Mark 12:29-31
The children played the game, “Let’s Make a Deal” in order to demonstrate the challenge of making choices and living with unexpected outcomes. In our OT reading, Samuel tried to tell the people that it was not a good idea to ask for a king. The people looked around and saw that everyone else had one and so they asked anyway. Samuel’s warning proved to be correct as having a king did not always work out well for the people. The good news of the NT is that Jesus comes to set bad choices right.
Songs we sang:
You are holy
Great is thy Faithfulness HWB327
Healer of our every ill HWB377
The love of God STJ44
Beauty for Brokenness STS115
Bless be the tie that binds HWB421
And, a few announcements…
We are doing a Sock Drive for Siloam Mission. There will be a box in the foyer to collect all new socks.
This afternoon is our Lindenwoods service. All are welcome to join. Services are at 2:30 (Terrace) & 3:30 (Manor).
There is a Refugee Settlement Team meeting on Tuesday @ 7pm at Jubilee Church.
Our Mission Sunday & Thanksgiving Potluck will be on October 27th! We are looking for 11 lasagna’s (at least a 9×13 inch pan or a bit larger) for that morning. If you are able to bring one, please let Jenn Wiens know. If you are not bringing a lasagna, we would ask that you bring a pie or two to share with the rest. Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you at lunch time.
If there are any folks who participated in adult Sunday school when they went through the book, The Bible Tells Me So, who would like to donate their books to College and Career – Please bring to church and Tammy/Cheryl will gather them up. Thanks.
Car rally will be postponed to May 2020… updates to follow.
Friends of the Mennonite Centre in Ukraine are sponsoring a Music & Dessert Fund Raising evening featuring the Faith & Life Male Choir. You will hear some great choral singing, as well as reports of the work of the Mennonite Centre from Alvin and Mary Suderman, as well as Chris Goertzen, recently returned from Ukraine.
Camps with Meaning Celebration Fund-raising banquet takes place at 5:30 pm at Douglas Mennonite Church on Sunday, October 27th. Music by Faith and Life Women’s Chorus. Free tickets are available from Bob and Ruth Wiens.
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.
Reminder: Volunteer Supper @ Westwood community Church on Oct 22 at 6:00.
All are welcome to attend the J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series at CMU. Guest lecturer Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford will address the topic Christology Revisited: Why Jesus Matters. Why does it still matter to think about and to talk about Jesus Christ, as the theological discipline of “Christology” seeks to do? 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.
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.
MCM & MC Canada
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.
Camps with Meaning Celebration Fundraising Banquets. Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, October 26. Special Guests: Kim Thiessen and Darryl Neustaedter Barg. Douglas Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, October 27. Special Guests: Faith and Life Women’s Chorus. For complimentary tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-895-2267. Go to http://www.campswithmeaning.org for more information.
Praying for our churches! Pembina Mennonite Fellowship is MCM’s only “house church”. Located along the beautiful hills of the Pembina Valley, south of Morden, PMF exists for the purpose of living out a faith in Christ Jesus through connecting with one another in small groups for study, spiritual growth and learning on a weekly basis. All ages are represented and included in these times of gathering. Worship, as an entire group happens once a month. Spiritual gifts are shared within the group and encouraged. Many of the attenders live in close proximity of one another and yet work in neighbouring communities of the region. Pray that God’s spirit will continue to abide.
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.
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 is presently constructing a home in Marquette, MB and would welcome more volunteers. If you’re interested please call Richard Redekop at 204-292-6166.