Church Bulletin


WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

Parable of the Sower

July 15, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement:   Our reception of God's Word is determined by the condition of our hearts.

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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 # 12 - Come Let Us All Unite to Sing

HWB # 389 - Take My Life and Let it Be

Scripture Reading - Psalm 1:1-6

Prayer and Offering

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

Children’s story – Jac Siemens

Congregational Song

HWB # 565 - My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Scripture Reading – Matthew 13:3-9

Sermon – The Soils -- Which One are You? – Reg Penner

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

Song of Response

HWB # 522 - My Jesus I Love Thee

Beyond Our Doors – Myra Gerbrandt for SCO

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

STJ # 14 - Lord Jesus You Shall be My Song

Postlude

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Worship Leader – Cheryl Esau

Song Leaders – Marie Rempel, June Snider, Kathy Schellenberg

Organist / Pianist – Karen Peters

Violin - Kadri Rempel


PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

·         Peter Koop and Susie Loewen who are in Bethesda Hospital.

·         Pray for our missionaries:  Rachel Klassen  - Germany.  Rachel will be sharing during Beyond Our Doors next Sunday.

·         Judy Lafournaise who continues to struggle with health issues

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, praise his holy name." (Ps 103:1) We thank the congregation for the prayers and visits while Victor was in hospital. We thank God that Victor now has recovered and moved back home on Monday. - Helen & Victor Janzen & family

Congratulations to Heidi Wiens and Gary Bergman on their engagement.   God’s blessings to you as you prepare for your future together.

If you have a prayer request, please contact our Prayer Chain coordinator, Anne E. Froese, 204-326-9334, efroese2@mymts.net.

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Arkbuilders:  Phyllis and Reg Toews will be hosting a wiener roast at their home on Saturday, July 21 at 5:30pm. Please bring lawn chairs, roasting forks (we have some) and a salad. If it rains we will just move inside and prepare the hot dogs another way. Everyone welcome.

Charlene Kroeker-Turner would like to thank everyone for their support and patience as she begins her new role as administrative assistant.  Office hours for Charlene are Tues. to Fri. 9am – 1pm.

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 204-392-5831

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Financial Update

 

YTD

Last YTD

Difference

Budget YTD

Receipts

$155,164

$191,079

-$35,915

$200,000

Expenses

$143,620

$123,516

-$20,104

$187,300

 

$11,544

$67,563

-$56,019

$12,700

 

 

SMC THIS WEEK

Mon. July 16Mens Volleyball at 6:45 pm.

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Volunteers needed at CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre at CMU. We’re looking for individuals who enjoy customer interaction in a retail/resourcing environment and who would like to join our team one afternoon/week this fall and winter. Please email info@commonword.ca for more information.

Get fit and active this summer at CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2018!

·         Aug. 7-9: Junior (grades 4-7) futsal camp

·         Aug. 13-17: Youth (grades 8-10) volleyball and basketball camps

·         Aug. 20-24: Junior High (grades 6-8) volleyball and basketball camps

For more details visit cmu.ca/sportscamps, phone 204.487.3300, or email sportscamps@cmu.ca.

MDS Volunteer Opportunities  Many opportunities are available to volunteer with MDS.  Please go to https://mds.mennonite.net/volunteer/current-needs/  for more information.

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.

September 29th 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  Please visit the Ride website: https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca

 


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