Focus Statement: Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in the Lord. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:8 & 14
Scripture passages: Isaiah 58:6-12 & Matthew 14:13-21
Children’s time: One of the children participated in a taste test and they talked about taste preferences and how enjoyable food can be. They also talked about other ways to taste, to experience God’s goodness. We are invited to share God’s goodness with others. One way we can do that is by choosing where we buy our food. Buying local helps our independent farmers next door. Buying Fair Trade helps our neighbour farmers around the world.
Sermon slides/info: Stewards of God’s Good Gifts
Songs we sang:
All Creatures of our God and King HWB48
As rain from the clouds STJ40
Let there be light, Lord God HWB371
We give Thee but Thine own HWB384
God, whose giving HWB383
God be with you HWB430
And, a few announcements…
Christmas Choir rehearsals have started. Come and join us @ 9am in the sanctuary and learn some great music!
Our Christmas Candlelight Service will be on December 15th @ 7pm. Invite friends & family to join us for the holy & joyful celebration!
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 them 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 (next Sunday) so as not to conflict with Westgate’s visit.
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: This week, 11,000 scientists from 153 countries stated that our world faces a climate emergency. How can our faith convictions guide our response and ground us in hope? The Rev’d Dr. David Widdicombe (Rector, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church) will address this vital question in a lecture 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.
Praying for our churches! Springstein Mennonite Church, a rural congregation located just West of the perimeter, began in 1938. They are an intergenerational congregation of 80 people ranging from ages 2-94. They were instrumental in forming Camp Assiniboia 70 years ago. Currently they run a community kids club, community youth group, partner together with the local community club, make blankets for MCC and with other local churches participate in a Canadain Foodgrains Bank project called COOL (Communities Offering Others Life). Pray for wisdom and guidance as SMC continues to walk alongside their neighbors.
Lecture on Trump and the Middle East. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East invites you to a lecture by acclaimed international journalist Robert Fisk. Dr. Fisk has been based in Beirut since 1976. His lecture, “Tweets and Deals of the Century” focuses on current US politics and the chaos it has brought to the Middle East, especially in relation to Israel and the Palestinians. The lecture, to be followed by a Q and A panel, will be held on Monday, November 11, 7 to 9 p.m. at Broadway First Baptist Church, 790 Honeyman Ave., Winnipeg. Discount advance tickets are available at the CJPME website (www.cjpme.org). Tickets at the door – students: $15, non-students $20. This event is co-sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba, Mennonite Church Manitoba Working Group on Palestine and Israel, and other local peace organizations.
INFUSE 2019 has been postponed to April
MCC Manitoba is looking for a Maintenance Services Contractor at 159 Henderson Highway. They will provide oversight for the general maintenance of the office, Sam’s Place and related equipment. These services are on contract. Application deadline is November 14. Please email Josue at firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com) 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 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.
Christmas Craft Sale at Lindenwoods on November 20th from 10am – 2pm. Check out the poster in the foyer for details.