WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE
Agreement and Acceptance #2
January 20, 2019 – 10:45 a.m.
Focus Statement: Unity of mind can seem elusive and even impossible in the vast sea of opinions and ideas that swirl around us. When we do agree with one another it feels great but agreement is often fleeting and something that we try to secure in one way or another. When we try to maintain our unity we fail to see that it is God who brings us together and that oneness is a gift to be given and received.
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
HWB 407 We are People of God’s Peace
HWB 304 There are Many Gifts
Scripture Reading – Genesis 11:1-9 NRSV
Prayer and Offering
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
Children’s story – Jac Siemens
HWB 322 For We are Strangers No More
Scripture Reading – Philippians 2:1-5 NRSV
Sermon – “Agreement, Unity and Building Projects” Lee Hiebert
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Song of Response
STS 113 I Will Stand in the Congregation
Congregational Life and Sharing
SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE
Song of Sending
STJ 52 Jesus, Help us Live in Peace
Worship Leader – Daryl Climenhaga
Song Leaders – Gerry Sapinsky, Bev Rogers, Marie Rempel, George Klassen
Pianist/Organist – Margarete Dyck
Next Week’s Scriptures: Psalm 103:1-13 and Mark 2:13-17
Think on it: We often think about acceptance as being about how we receive other people but how often do we consider how we are received and really accept who we are?
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please pray for:
· Hildegard Adrian, Cornelius Nikkel, Tina Nikkel, Jessie Peters, and
Helen Warkentin who are in Bethesda Place and Sadie Bartel in Cedarwood.
· 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,
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES
Today. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School
- Children meet in the kitchenette
- Youth meet in the lounge
- Adult Sunday School meet in the MPR and Music Room
- 20’s and 30’s meet in Room 115
LAST WEEK’S OFFERING
Jan. 13, 2019 $1291.05
YTD Income $12322.30
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
The MCM annual gathering will be held on March 2 here at SMC. Those of you who would like to register as delegates please contact the church office no later than Feb. 3.
The Gift Discernment Team is collecting nominations for 3 Church Board positions: Chair, Vice Chair, and Support & Accountability Committee Chair. Also, there is 1 term ending on the Gift Discernment Team this year. Please fill out a nomination form from the Welcome Centre and drop it off in Eric Rempel’s mailbox (#316) by February 17. You may also email your nominations to Eric Rempel. Thank you!
Library News – For the next few months, we will be featuring a variety of books that have not been read recently. Come check it out.
SMC Annual Reports are due Jan. 20th. Please submit all reports to the church office by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning for a new year of Supper Clubs! There are sign-up sheets at the Welcome Centre. We will take two weeks for signing up and then organize the supper clubs. Our thanks to Isbrand and Martha Hiebert for coordinating the organization of the clubs.
Charlene is going to reorganize the mailboxes at the end of the month to make them look more tidy and ordered. The location of your mailbox may change.
Today – 2 p.m. Family volleyball.
Today – 12 p.m. Staff Christmas Lunch at Timber Trails.
Mon. Jan. 21 – 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball.
Tues. Jan 22 -9 a.m. MCC blanket making day. Everyone is invited to come for part or all of this time. Please bring a lunch and a snack to share at coffee time. Also bring sewing machines if you can.
Tues. Jan 22 – Deacon’s meeting in Rm 115.
Wed. Jan 30 – Charlene will not be in the office. Please leave a message or call Pastor Lee at the church if you need anything.
Sat. Feb. 2 – 7:45 am. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s.
Sat. Feb. 2 – 8:30 am. SMC Ladies Breakfast at Smitty’s.
Sat. Feb 16 – Arkbuilders.
Thurs. Feb. 21 – 7 pm. SMC Women’s Valentines event. More details to follow.
Tues. Mar. 21 - 7 p.m. SMC Annual General Meeting in the sanctuary.
COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tues. Jan. 22 and Mar. 5. Day away at Assiniboia +55. Enjoy lunch, skiing, hiking, fireplace conversations, "Knipsbrat" and more. $20. Call Linda at camp at 204-864-2159 ext 104, or Jesse at the office at 204-895-2267 to reserve a spot.
Feb. 11 at 7:00 PM - CMU presents Face2Face: Let’s Talk About Death...It Won’t Kill You Marpeck Commons. See cmu.ca/face2face
New position available with MCC! - MCC is hiring a part-time Receptionist and Mail Clerk to work afternoons at 134 Plaza Drive. This position provides support for both the MCC Canada and MCC Manitoba. Visit mccmb.ca/reception for job description.
Beginning Mar. 6 - CMU’s Χplore program for 55+ offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it -- all without any assignments or tests! See cmu.ca/xplore.
Camps with Meaning Summer Camp Registration is open. Visit campswithmeaning.org to sign your children/grandchildren up for a great week at Camp Koinonia or Camp Assiniboia. You can also call the office for more info. 204-895-2267