WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE
March 24, 2019 – 10:45 a.m.
Focus Statement: When we become empty and weary from things that do not satisfy, God pours out life-giving drink. We turn from destruction to God’s grace.
GATHERING AS GOD’S PEOPLE
Welcome and Lamp lighting
We light a light in the name of the God who creates life, the Son who loves life, and the Spirit who is the fire of life. Thanks be to God who unites us in our hope, faith and life.
Call to Worship and Opening Prayer
Here for You
Step by Step
Scripture Reading – Isaiah 55:1-9 NRSV – Charlene Turner
Prayer and Offering
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
Children’s story – Bev Unger
All Who are Thirsty
Scripture Reading – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 NRSV – Charlene Turner
Sermon – “A Way Out” – Lee Hiebert
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Song of Response
Here by the Water (theme song)
Confession and Words of Assurance
Congregational Life and Sharing
SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE
Song of Sending
The River is Here
Worship Leader – Bev Unger
Song Leaders – Kayla & Toni Hiebert, Scott & Kendra Friesen, Nia Rogers
Theme Song: Scott and Kendra Friesen
Pianist/Organist – Karen Peters
Next Week’s Scriptures: Psalm 32 & Luke 15: 11-32 NRSV
Think on it: Where does our healing come from when we feel far from God?
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please pray for:
· John Goossen who is in Bethesda Hospital
· Hildegard Adrian, Cornelius Nikkel, Tina Nikkel, and Jessie Peters
who are in Bethesda Place and Sadie Bartel in Cedarwood.
· Pray for our missionaries: Rachel Klassen - Germany
· Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues.
If you have a prayer request, please contact our Prayer Chain coordinator, Anne E. Froese,
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES
Today. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School
- No Children’s Sunday School
- No Youth Sunday School
- Adult Sunday School meet in the MPR and Music Room
LAST WEEK’S OFFERING
March 17, 2019 $ 3125.00
YTD Income $ 63,365.46
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
Conscience Canada - We all know that we are complicit in any war Canada engages in through the taxes we pay. If this concerns you, and you want to register this concern with our government, go to the Conscience Canada website and check out the options there. There are several different options, and you may find one that reflects your thinking. There are also some paper Peace Tax Returns at the Welcome Centre.
Pick Up and Walk Community Wide Clean-Up is happening on Saturday, May 4th and SMC would like to put a group together! There are many different ways to help out like preparing and serving food, driving a pick up truck and of course picking up garbage. Check out the information, fill out the slip at the bottom and put it in the basket at the Welcome Center if you are interested.
Today – 3:00 p.m. Our SMC Annual Membership Meeting will take place in the sanctuary followed by a light supper in the gym. There will be no charge for the supper.
Today – No Family volleyball
Mon. Mar. 25 –6:45 Men’s Volleyball.
Tues. Mar. 26 – 6 p.m. Deacon’s meeting at Dave and Katie Giesbrecht’s.
Mar. 29 – Apr. 2. Pastor Daryl Climenhaga is away on holidays. Please contact Pastor Lee at the office if you need anything during this week.
Wed. Apr. 3 – Faith and Life Meeting in Rm. 115.
Sat. Apr. 6 – 7:45 a.m. – Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s.
Sat. Apr. 6 – 8:30 a.m. – Ladies Breakfast at Smitty’s.
Tue. Apr. 9 – 7:00 pm – Board meeting in Rm 115.
Thurs. Apr. 11 – 9 a.m. – MCC Quilt Making Day in the kitchenette. Everyone is invited to come for part or all of this time. Please bring a lunch and a snack to share at coffee time. Also bring sewing machines if you can.
Tues. Apr. 16 – Worship Team meeting in the MPR.
Fri. Apr. 19. – 10 am. - Good Friday Service
Sat. Apr. 27 – 6 pm – Arkbuilders.
COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Upcoming events at CMU – For more information go to cmu.ca/events.
- Mar. 30, 7:00 PM, Jazz at CMU .Admission $5. Great Hall, 500 Shaftesbury
- Mar. 31, 7:00 PM, Handbell and Guitar Ensemble Laudamus Auditorium, 500 Shaftesbury, Admission $5.
- Apr. 1, 7:00 PM, CMU Community Concert Band. CMU Chapel, 600 Shaftesbury, Admission $5.
- Apr. 4, Spring at CMU Fundraising Event. RSVP by March 25 to Julie Derksen: email@example.com.See cmu.ca/springatcmu for more info.
- Apr. 26 Spring Choral Concert
Camps with Meaning registration is open! For schedule, rates and registration go to www.campswithmeaning.org or call (204) 895-CAMPS Early Bird Discount if you register by March 29th. Campership fund also available.
Saturday, April 6, 6:30 pm. - 48th Canadian Mennonite fundraising dinner, at Mennonite Heritage Village. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Free will offering. To reserve your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “CM April 6 dinner” in the subject line, or call 1-800-378-2524, extension 221.
Sunday, April 7, 7 pm Vespers at Mennonite Heritage Village. All are welcome, freewill offering will be taken.
June 26 to July 6, 2019 Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) Colombia Delegation. Mennonite Church Canada wants to introduce a group of people to the work of Christian Peacemaker Teams by sponsoring four persons in a delegation to Colombia. If you’re interested in joining, please email Steve Heinrichs (email@example.com).
June 6-8 Mennonite Church Canada’s Indigenous-Settler Relations program wants to help sponsor six friends from across our nationwide church to attend this year’s symposium on indigenous theology at NAIITS. Email Steve Heinrichs for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You are invited to demonstrate your support by becoming a member of a Witness Support Team for our Witness worker units. If a Witness Support Team sounds like something you want be part of go to http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/WSTsummary for more information
We are in need of Head Cooks at both Assiniboia and Koinonia for the spring and summer months. For more information contact Matt Heide at email@example.com or David Hogue at firstname.lastname@example.org.