WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE
Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
August 19th, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.
Focus Statement: In a world where many lack the good things we take for granted, we want to be, and need to be, both thankful and compassionate. To be both simultaneously can be challenging. How does Jesus help us with that?
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
#26 HWB – Holy Spirit Come with Power
Scripture Reading – Revelation 3: 14-22
Prayer and Offering
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
Children’s story – Lee Hiebert
#366 HWB – God of Grace and God of Glory
#444 HWB – Lord, I want to be a Christian
Scripture Reading – Luke 18: 9-14
Sermon – This Sucks! - Eric Rempel
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Song of Response
#447 HWB – O Jesus, I have Promised
Congregational Life and Sharing
SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE
Song of Sending
#418 HWB – Move in our Midst
Worship Leader – Lee Hiebert
Song Leaders – Kathy Schellenberg, Kadri Rempel, June Snider, Marie Rempel
Organist/Pianist – Karen Peters
Next Week’s Scriptures: Psalm 90: 1-8; Matthew 25: 14-30
Think about it: Have you ever responded with reluctance when God asked you to share your talents?
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
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
Sept. 4th - SMC Women’s committee is meeting at 7pm in the kitchenette. Please note; this date is different than the one posted in last Sunday’s bulletin. Please adjust your calendars accordingly.
Sept. 9th – SMC Golf Tournament. Please sign up at the welcome center by Sept. 2nd or contact Elmer for more information.
Our sympathies go out to Mary Anne Hildebrand on the passing of her nephew Len Froebe on August 6th. May God offer you peace during this time of mourning.
Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Ryan Toews after his passing on Friday Aug. 10th. May you feel God’s comfort in this difficult time.
Our condolences go out to Ryan Dueck whose grandfather Abram Dueck (formerly of Winkler) passed away on Wednesday, August 15th. The funeral service is planned for Monday, August 20th at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Rock in Winnipeg.
In Memoriam: We remember John Enns who passed away a year ago on Aug. 24th. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to the family and friends grieving his loss.
Canadian Mennonite digital delivery: As a Canadian Mennonite subscriber you can receive the latest issue of the magazine by e-mail on the day it is printed; up to two weeks before the paper mail will arrive. To add digital delivery to your subscription, or to switch to digital-only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address and subscription number (see your mailing label; it begins with an A).
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
SMC THIS WEEK
Mon. Aug. 20 – Men’s Volleyball.
Sat. August 25- Sun. 26 is Manigotagan weekend. Details and a sign-up sheet are at the Welcome Centre.
COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
South East Helping Hands is experiencing a food shortage. Please consider donating. Non-perishable food items can be left in the bin in the foyer.
Aug. 19, 2018, 2:30 pm - Kanadiertreffen at Bethel Heritage Park, Winkler
Join us for a gathering of Low German speaking Mennonites emigrating from Latin America. The event will feature guest speaker Johan Hiebert, special music and children’s activities. Bring something to share for the potluck faspa, come and knack some zöt with us!
MCC Canada welcomes applications for Interim Associate Program Director (12-month term) based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until September 6. For more information and to apply, visit mcccanada.ca/interim-associate-program-director
MCC Canada welcomes applications for MCC Maritimes Regional Representative based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Applications are accepted until September 10. For more information and to apply, visit mcccanada.ca/maritimes-regional-representative
SBC is offering 1 Month evening intensive courses this fall. See the poster at the worship center for more information.
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. Develop a plan of study that matches your interests in this 27-credit-hour AMBS program, which can be done fully online or with a combination of online, hybrid and campus courses. Ideal for international church leaders, bivocational pastors and other professionals. ambs.edu/certificate
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.
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
Sep. 16th – TWR is hosting a Dessert Night and presentation on God’s work in the country of India. This will be held at the Christian Fellowship Church at 417 Hanover St. See the poster at the Welcome Center for more information.
September 22nd. Mark your calendar...Camp Assiniboia Square Dance & Pie Spectacular Fundraiser. 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Camp Tour - come see the new cabins, workshop, dike and lake (still under development); 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Square Dance, pie auction, campfire & singing. If you are able to make a pie for this event, please contact Jesse Wolfe 204-895-CAMP.
September 22nd. Brandon MCC Relief Sale - Join us on Saturday, 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!
September 29th - Ride for Refuge 2018 -!! 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.
November 7-17, 2018 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,. For more information, visit mccmb.ca/learning-tour-guatemala-honduras
Feb. 5th - Feb. 14th, 2019 - You are invited to join in on a Holy Land Tour of Israel. Feb. 5th is a little way off but we are booking now to hold our spaces. If you are at all interested, see the poster at the welcome center, visit website www.ToIsraelWithLove.com, e-mail email@example.com or phone Ken 204 942-5433