Church Bulletin


WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

The Parable of the Great Banquet

August 5th, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

 

Focus Statement: What do Jesus’ parables tell us about how to live?  They invite us into God’s Reign.  What does that look like?  Two characteristics are living joyfully and invitationally – which is harder than it sounds.

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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 #100 Praise him Praise him

                Mountain of God

Scripture Reading – Luke 14: 1-14

Prayer and Offering – Part of the Story

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

Congregational Song

                10,000 Reasons

Scripture Reading – Luke 14: 15-24

Sermon – Living Invitationally – Daryl Climenhaga

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

Song of Response

                O God You are My God

Congregational Life and Sharing

Congregational Prayer

SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

                We Choose to Love

Postlude

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Worship Leader – Lee Hiebert

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

Organist / Pianist – Karen Peters

 


THINKING AHEAD

Next Weeks Scripture:  Psalm 105: 1-6; Matthew 13: 44-48.

Having Our Cake and Eating it Too or How to Catch a Raccoon.

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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.

·         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

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CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION

Next Sunday Aug. 12 Grace Mennonite Church will be joining us for the service and potluck lunch.  Please bring a little extra food to accommodate our visitors.

August 25-26 – Manigotagan weekend.  Details and a sign-up sheet are at the Welcome Centre.

Henry & Erna Dueck have a new address.  God’s blessings to you in your new space!

Rachel Klassen’s has returned to Germany to continue her mission work there

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

Mon. Aug. 6 – No Mens Volleyball this week. 

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COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sept. 2 -Welcome Week Kick-Off Concert – Providence College invites you to attend a free concert featuring Jordan St. Cyr and Scribe! Concert begins at 6:30.

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.

MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Sam's Place Volunteer Coordinator Assistant, part-time, based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until August 7. For more information and to apply, visit mccmb.ca/sams-place-volunteer-coordinator-assistant

Brandon MCC Relief Sale - Join us on Saturday, September 22 for the Annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. For more information visit mccmb.ca/brandon-relief-sale and save the date!

MCC learning tour on migration - When is the last time someone in your family crossed a border for work, school or love? Migration is both normal and complex. Learn more about the changing landscape of migration on an MCC learning tour to Guatemala and Honduras, November 7-17, 2018. For more information, visit mccmb.ca/learning-tour-guatemala-honduras

Elmdale School and Southwood School will be having a new educational enrichment program starting this fall for the 2018-2019 school year.  They are in hiring mode for educators and program managers.  Contact Gail Eckert: Senior Recruitment Consultant at gail.eckert@summitsearchgroup.com or see summitseargroup.com for more information.

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.

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

 


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