Focus Statement: And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Scripture passages: Psalm 23 & Psalm 36:5-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Children’s time: What’s the hardest job in the world? Parenting! A parent has to be patient (lots of waiting); practice discipline (teach right from wrong); pray (ask God for help); have a sense of humour (to laugh with your children & at yourself); be affirming (support & encourage); and LOVE all over your children.
Sermon slides/info: What I’ve Learned As a Parent – Judson Rempel
Songs we sang:
Oh for a thousand tongues to sing HWB110
Move in our midst HWB418
Open my eyes STS65
Love the Lord your God STS55
Healer of our every ill HWB377
Peace before us STS16
And, a few announcements…
Christmas Choir rehearsals have started. Come and join us @ 9am in the sanctuary and learn some great music!
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.
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. November 16 @ 7pm, Douglas Mennonite Church
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate will be leading us in worship on November 24th! This will be a great opportunity to connect with the school in a new way.
Our Eternity Sunday memorial service will be held on November 17th so as not to conflict with Westgate’s visit.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank extends an invitation to all supporters to an appreciation supper at Starbuck Community Hall at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 18. Speaker is Colleen Dyck from Niverville. Admission is by donation. Please RSVP by November 11th to Gordon Janzen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 431-334-8878 or speak to Bob Wiens. Schools
MCI Annual General Meeting: Monday, November 18th @ 7 PM in the MCI Chapel: In light of critical realities facing Mennonite Collegiate Institute, the board of MCI is issuing an urgent call to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting. Please plan to attend this important meeting. Pray that God’s wisdom will guide us as we gather.
MCI Open House: November 28 & 29: Interested in learning more about MCI? Prospective students and families are invited to join us for dinner to learn what MCI has to offer. Prospective students (Grade 5-11) will receive a FREE ticket to Cottonwood Community Drama’s production of “Get Smart”. Dinner at 6 pm, Presentation at 6:45 pm, Show at 7:30 pm. Register by emailing email@example.com or calling (204)327-5891.
CMU: In the face of our world’s climate crisis, embark on a conversation about what the church can hope for, work for, and deal with, whatever the future may bring. Plan to attend a public lecture by the Rev’d Dr. David Widdicombe (Rector, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church) entitled “And His Hands Prepared the Dry Land: A political theology of climate change”. Gordon Zerbe, CMU Professor of New Testament, will offer a response and Steve Bell will moderate and sing as part of the evening. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:00 PM, Marpeck Commons. See cmu.ca/events.
Discover Outtatown | an Off-Campus Campus Visit Day. Go on an adventure and learning experience in Winnipeg and get a taste of the Outtatown program. Nov. 15, 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM. Campus Visit Day. Come discover all that CMU has to offer. Explore the campus, meet with faculty, sit in on a class, and more. Nov. 22, 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM. See cmu.ca/campusvisit for details.
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.
On the Eve: Resilient Radicals Our annual MCM youth peace gathering will take place Friday, Nov 8, 7:00-9:00pm at the MCM Office, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. It will include time for singing, storytelling, prayer and action. Both Jr and Sr High students are welcome. $5.00/person. Hosted by Kathyg. She wants it noted that she is not leading singing, so no worries.
Praying for our churches! In the past year, Springfield Heights Mennonite Church has undergone a visioning process. We discerned the call to love God, love people and love our neighbourhood. This new vision requires a change to how and when we gather to worship together, and we are excited to see some of this put to practice. But this transition also creates anxiety, and we welcome prayers for peace during this time. And more importantly, we appreciate prayers for the courage to be faithful to the call we have discerned.
INFUSE 2019 has been postponed to April
MCC Thrift is looking for a Thrift Development Manager to help oversee national brand marketing, online business development, volunteers and more. Go to mccmb.ca/Openings to apply. MCC Canada is looking for a Donor Relations Database Coordinator. This position reports to the Manager of Donor Relations and provides support to the provincial Donor Perfect Online users. Go to mccmb.ca/Openings to apply.
This November join MCC in remembering all who are affected by war by wearing a peace button. Suggested donation of $1 towards MCC’s peacebuilding and reconciliation programs. Order for your congregation or school.
The MDS Manitoba unit is building a house Marquette. We are inviting you to respond in the following ways: 1) Volunteers are needed in the coming weeks to work inside on insulation and drywall. Please be in contact with Richard Redekopp, Project Director, by phone, text or email. (204-292-6166; firstname.lastname@example.org) and 2) Donate in order to finance materials (please mark donations to Marquette Project). Call the MDS office in Winnipeg at 204-261-1274. Donate online at http://www.mds.mennonite.net . and 3) Continue to pray for safety on the job, enough resources to complete the work and for the woman who lost her home to fire
LINDENWOOD VILLA – 500 Lindenwood Dr. E. 1173 sq. ft. plus balcony, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite for re-assignment. Open house for Church Members – Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 1 – 3 p.m. Public Open house – Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m. Offers will be taken on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019.
Lindenwood Estates (495 Lindenwood Dr. E.) D suite available; 1400 sq. ft.; 2 bed, 2 bath, plus den; Main floor. Church open house: Sunday November 10 from 1 – 2 p.m. Public open houses: Sunday November 10, 2 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. Please contact D’Anne Hansen for more information 204-979-0432.