Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

Parable of the Wineskins

July 01, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

 

Focus Statement:  Introduction of Jesus’ use of parable – dazzling us gradually into our understanding of the kingdom.

 

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GATHERING AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Prelude

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

Congregational Singing

                  HWB 59 Sing praise to God who reigns above

                  HWB 324 Seek ye first

Scripture Reading – Psalm 98:1-8

Prayer and Offering

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

Children’s story – Marg Rempel

Congregational Song

                  STJ 3 Jesus calls us here to meet him

Scripture Reading -- Mark 2:18-22

Sermon – Telling it Slant – Gloria Beck

 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

Song of Response

                  HWB 299 New earth, heavens new

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

 

SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

                  STJ 78 We will walk with God

Postlude

 

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Worship Leader – Marg Rempel

Song Leaders – Val & Ed Peters, Lavina Thiessen

Organist / Pianist – Karen Peters

 

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PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·       Victor Janzen and Peter Koop who are in Bethesda Hospital.

·       Hildegard Adrian, Peter Dyck, Tina Nikkel,  Jessie Peters, Helen Warkentin, Anne Unger (Bethesda Place), Susie Loewen (Greenwood in Grunthal )

If you have a prayer request, please contact our Prayer Chain coordinator, Anne E. Froese.

 

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Pastor Lee will be on holidays from June 25 to July 15. If you have any pastoral concerns please contact Dave or Katie Giesbrecht between June 25 and July 4. Daryl Climenhaga will be the contact between July 5 and July 15.

In Memorium: We remember Jacob Adrian who passed away a year ago on July 4th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends these days.

God’s blessing on Frank Sawatzky who will celebrate his birthday on July 4th.

Administration Committee/Pastoral Committee would like to announce that Charlene Kroeker-Turner has accepted the administration position.  We want to welcome her to this position.  We are adjusting this position to 1/2 time.  We will confirm office hours in the near future.  Please support Charlene in her new role.

There is a “retreat update” with a bit more information. Please check the Welcome Centre for this information. Cheryl Esau, for the Retreat planning committee and Education and Ministries.

During the summer months July and August, there will be no Sunday School. Worship services will continue to start at 10:45 a.m., followed by a finger food potluck lunch. Please sign up at Welcome Centre for the Sunday you can help.

Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr

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SMC THIS WEEK

 

Sat. July 7, 8:30 a.m.  SMC Women’s Breakfast at Smitty’s. Women of all ages welcome!

 

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volunteers still needed at Camps with Meaning! We are still in need of kitchen and maintenance volunteers at both camps, as well as camp pastors. Please call 895-CAMP or email camps@mennochurch.mb.ca if you can help out.

The MANITOBA FOOD HISTORY TRUCK will be in Steinbach (at the Mennonite Heritage Village) from 17 June through 7 July. You are invited to schedule a visit to the Food History Truck -- to cook a recipe that is memorable for you, while sharing your life story. For more details, and to schedule a visit, please see https://www.manitobafoodhistory.ca/would-you-like-to-be-interviewed-for-the-manitoba-food-history-project. More info at the Welcome Centre.

Steinbach MCC Thrift Shop is in need of volunteers during our busy summer months. If you are interested in partnering with us by volunteering, please drop by our store at 409 Main Street Steinbach to fill in an application form or contact our store at 204-326-6642. Thank you for considering helping us fill this need.

July 28, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Prayer and Life Workshops Retreat, titled “TRANSFIGURATION” at Christ Our Saviour Parish. The cost is $15, (cash only please) and includes a book and lunch. Please register by June 30th deadline so that the books can be ordered in time. To register or for more info please contact Jeannette Castro by phone at 204-995-1891 or email at jeannette-70@hotmail.com or the church office.

September 29th, Save the date is the 2018 Ride for Refuge event. Mennonite Church Canada is once again inviting its congregational family to participate in this fun, nationwide bike-a-thon/walk in support of our international Witness ministry. As the Ride for Refuge website indicates: “The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere.”  Please visit the Ride website: https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca


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