WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE
Agreement and Acceptance #5
Feb. 10, 2019 – 10:45 a.m.
Focus Statement: We are one body with many differences. Differences sometimes mean conflict, but they don't have to. How do we move beyond conflict in an unhealthy body to unity in a healthy body? 1 Corinthians 13 gives the answer.
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 544 When We Walk With the Lord
Scripture Reading – 1 Corinthians 12: 1-14, 27-31a NIVUK
Prayer and Offering
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
Children’s story – Marg Rempel
Special Music – Aaron Ramos
Scripture Reading – 1 Corinthians 12: 31b – 13:13 NIVUK
Sermon – “A Case Study in Conflict” – Daryl Climenhaga
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Song of Response
HWB 304 There Are Many Gifts
Congregational Life and Sharing
SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE
Song of Sending
HWB 592 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Worship Leader – Eric Rempel
Song Leaders – Marie Rempel, June Snider, Cathy Schellenberg, Bev Rogers
Pianist/Organist – Margarete Dyck
On Sunday Janet Peters, the Associate Program Director for Camps with Meaning, will be coming to share with us about camp and God's ongoing work through this ministry of our conference.
Next Week’s Scriptures: Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39
Think on it: Why do you think that Simon’s mother-in-law went straight to the kitchen after being healed? What does the Kingdom of God look like on the ground, in our lives and communities?
PRAYER & PRAISE
We pray a blessing on Pastor Lee is preaching at Arnaud Mennonite Church today. Blessings as you bring God’s word to our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Please pray for:
· John Goossen who is in Bethesda Hospital
· Hildegard Adrian, Cornelius Nikkel, Tina Nikkel, and Jessie Peters
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
LAST WEEK’S OFFERING
Feb. 3, 2019 $11,110.00
YTD Income $33,281.89
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
Delegates needed! The MCM annual gathering will be held on March 2 here at SMC. If you who would like to register as a delegate please contact the church office this week.
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!
Today – 2 p.m. Family volleyball.
Mon. Feb. 11 – 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball. No men’s volleyball next week.
Thurs. Feb. 14 – 2:30 pm. 80+ Seniors Faspa.
Sat. Feb. 16 – 7 p.m. Arkbuilders. Speaker: George Klassen.
Thurs. Feb 21 - 7:00 pm. SMC Women's Valentines event at SMC. You are invited. Bring a friend. The evening will feature a presentation on "Forgiveness". The presenters are Justina Heese and Marie Rempel. Coffee to follow. There will be a sign up sheet at the welcome centre.
Mon. Feb. 25 – 7 p.m. Faith and Life Committee meeting.
Sat. Mar. 2 – MCM annual gathering.
Tues. Mar. 5 – 7 p.m. Support & Accountability Committee Meeting in Rm. 115
Wed. Mar. 6 – 7 p.m. Education and Ministries Committee Meeting in the MPR
Sat. Mar. 9 - 8:30 a.m.- SMC Ladies Breakfast at Smitty’s.
Sat. Mar. 9 – 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jakes.
Tues. Mar. 12 – 7 p.m. Board meeting in the MPR
Thurs. Mar. 21 - 7 p.m. SMC Annual General Meeting in the sanctuary.
COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monday, Feb. 11, 7:00 PM, Marpeck Commons, join a Face2Face conversation entitled Let’s Talk About Death...It Won’t Kill You. Join a casket maker, spiritual health practitioner, death café participant, and expert in culture and film studies as we explore our fears of conversations about death and our culture’s sometimes ghoulish obsessions involving death. This is a live-streamed event. See cmu.ca/face2face.
Feb. 13 at 7:00 PM View ‘I Am Rohingya’, a documentary hosted by Menno Simons College/CMU at UofW Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall on. The evening includes Q&A with film producer and panel members. See cmu.ca/events.
Last chance to register for Winnipeg Learning Tour - On February 27, you're invited on a one-day learning tour of local Indigenous-led initiatives, ministries and organizations in Winnipeg. Contact Kerry Saner-Harvey at 204-925-1911 or visit mccmb.ca/events to register. Deadline to register is Feb 13.
Feb. 17, 7:00 PM Worship with us at CMU Vespers in the Laudamus Auditorium.
Feb. 20 – April 10. AMBS online short course: Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication: Explore the possibilities and pitfalls of courageously engaging differences within congregational life in this six-week noncredit course. Instructor: Betty Pries, Ph.D. (ABD). Cost: $250. ambs.edu/shortcourses
The Eastman Choral Association is delighted to present two exciting Spring "Worship in Song" opportunities for Choral Singers!
- Easter Sunrise Service - featuring Conductor Nathaniel de Avila and the Winnipeg Brass, Sunday, April 21st, 7 am, Grace Mennonite Church, Community Choir Rehearsals - All singers welcome! April 3, 10 and 17 from 7-9pm, Grace Mennonite. Dress Rehearsal - Saturday, April 20th, 10 am. Please RSVP to email@example.com
- Handel's Messiah- Saturday, April 6th, 7:30 pm. Grace Mennonite Church, Community Choir Rehearsals - All singers welcome! February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 from 7-9:30pm. Dress Rehearsal - Friday, April 5th. To add your name to the mailing list, and to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar. 1 and 2. CMU’s Opera Workshop presents City Workers in Love by CMU Instructor of Music Neil Weisensel. Showtimes at 7:30 PM at the Laudamus Auditorium. Adults $8, Students $5, at the door.
Mennofolk is an organization celebrating music and art from people associated with the Mennonite community. Our theme this year is “Re: Play” and we invite you to submit art in any medium about what it means to play. How have Mennonites past and present let loose and have fun? Email submissions (description and photo) to email@example.com by March 8th. The event will take place on March 23rd at the West End Cultural Centre. We invite everyone to attend.