Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree

Date July 22, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

 

Focus Statement:  A fruitless fig tree in a vineyard is pretty much useless. It isn’t that the tree is dead or incapable of producing. It’s just there taking up space. Like some people.... alive and breathing but not really being fruitful.  How are we to acknowledge the fruitlessness, yet walk along side and invite in?

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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

We Come – by Jim Croegaert and David Adam

HWB #395 – Here I am Lord

Scripture Reading – Psalms 63:1-8

Prayer and Offering

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

Children’s story –Rachel Klassen & Bev Unger

Beyond our Doors:  Rachel Klassen

Congregational Song

Create In Me

Scripture Reading:  Luke 13:1-9

Sermon – Bev Unger

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

Song of Response

STS #39 - Will You Come and Follow Me

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

Unity - by JD Martin

Postlude

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Worship Leader – Lee Hiebert

Song Leaders – Scott and Kendra Friesen, Kayla and Toni Hiebert

Organist / Pianist – Margarete Dyck


PRAYER & PRAISE

Please pray for:

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

·         Hildegard Adrian, Peter Dyck, Tina Nikkel,  Jessie Peters,  and
Helen Warkentin  
who are in Bethesda Place.

·         Anne Unger has had an accident and is in significant pain but remains in Bethesda Place.

·         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, 204-326-9334, efroese2@mymts.net.

 

Happy Birthday to Susie Loewen who is 94 today!  There is a bouquet of flowers and a birthday card at the welcome center.  If you would like to send her birthday wishes please sign the card.

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

 

Trivia & Missionary Sharing Night Tuesday, July 24 7:00 pm at the Christian Fellowship Church (417 Hanover St.) – an evening of fun trivia, fellowship, and sharing by Rachel Klassen, missionary to international students at Black Forest Academy in Germany.

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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SMC THIS WEEK

Mon. July 23Mens Volleyball at 6:45 pm.

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Are your kids bored already with their summer break? Send them to camp! There are still some spots available for many of our camp weeks. Please contact the camp office for more information! 895-CAMP (2267) or camps@mennochurch.mb.ca.

We still need you! Camp Assiniboia is looking for camp pastors and maintenance help later this summer.  The garden at Assiniboia is abundant but so are the weeds – if you love getting your hands dirty and enjoy spending time in the sun, the farm coordinator could use some help keeping up with the weeding and the picking. Contact the camps office at 895-CAMP to volunteer.

Ten Thousand Villages Plaza Drive location welcomes applications for Assistant Store Manager in Winnipeg. For more information about this position, visit tenthousandvillages.ca. To apply, please submit your resume to winnipeg.plaza@villages.ca

Ride for Refuge 2018 - September 29th!! Come on out and join fellow church members, family and friends in this great, one-day fundraiser. You are invited to participate in this fun, ride/walk fundraising event in support of our international witness ministry. Please register at https://rideforrefuge.org/home or contact your Regional Church office for more information.

You are invited to Eden's fall workshop, "Faces of Homelessness" on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, MB.  Please see the poster on the bulletin board near the welcome center for more information.

Come ride Eden Foundation’s Head for the Hills cycling fund-raiser on Saturday September 8th starting at Morden’s Colbert Beach.  There are two routes to choose from.  See full details at edenhealthcare.ca

CMU has Employment Openings for the following positions:

·         Grounds and Facilities Lead Technician

·         Menno Simons College Recruitment and Student Services Assistant

·         Receptionist, Shaftesbury North Side

For more information see cmu.ca/employment.

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

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.

 


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