October 17, 2021 “This Is Us: The Fight”

Scripture Reflection: Philippians 4:1-9

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October 10, 2021 “This Is Us: A list of names? That’s it?”

Thanksgiving Sunday

Scripture Reflection: Romans 16:1–16

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October 3, 2021 “This Is Us—Together”

Scripture Reflection: Acts 6:1–7

Fernando, Ajith. Acts
Sandel, Michael J. Justice: What’s The Right Thing to Do?
Wright, NT. Acts For Everyone Part One
The Cultural Background Study Bible

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September 19, 2021 “This Is Us—Specialist”

Scripture Reading: Acts 6:1–7

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September 12, 2021 “This Is Us—Iceberg”

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1–16

Enjoy the below sermon by Justin M. entitled “This Is Us—Iceberg.”

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September 5, 2021 “They Shall Not Labor in Vain . . . “

Scripture Reading: Matthew 20:1–16

Enjoy the below sermon by Lawrence S. entitled “They Shall Not Labor in Vain…”

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August 29, 2021 “Mennonite Church Canada”

This is a special nationwide service from Mennonite Church Canada!

Let’s join together with a collection of Mennonite churches in Manitoba for this week’s nationwide worship service.
The scripture text for this Sunday is James 1:17-27.
As we think back on this pandemic season, we will hear from a variety of churches about how COVID-19 has forced us to discern what church is truly about in our particular contexts.

Play the video below for the service.

Presented by Sterling Mennonite Fellowship in Winnipeg.

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August 22, 2021 “Mess and Order: Be Still”

Rose Blatz, “Be Still”

We Gather Together to Worship God

Call to Worship

Let’s join Dianne H. as she welcomes us and calls us to worship together.

Songs of Praise

We Offer Our Lives to God

Offering

Thank you for your faithful giving!
Please continue this act of worship in support of the church’s ongoing ministries. You can send a cheque to the church office by mail, or you can give through an Access Credit Union branch or their online banking services (see the information here).

Community Life

For announcements related to our church community, please see the eBulletin emailed to those on the weekly email list. You can also stay updated by checking the church Facebook page and this website.

Congregational Prayer

This week in our prayers we especially remember to pray for:

  • Persons grieving the loss of loved ones, including our custodian, Wendy Store, in the loss, this past week, of her brother, James Strykiwsky. 
  • People feeling uncertain about the easing of pandemic restrictions – navigating what they are comfortable with, and what others might be comfortable with – with regard to masks, gathering, visiting, etc. May God grant wisdom and patience.
  • The people directly affected by wildfires, floods, the earthquake in Haiti, the change of government in Afghanistan, resulting in uncertainty and even panic.  
  • That “. . . other hearts, in other lands are beating with hopes and dreams as true and high as [ours].”  (from “This Is My Song” VT #710)

God, hear our prayers . . .

Let’s join together in a congregational prayer, led by Dianne H.

Prayer Song

We Listen to God’s Word

Children’s Feature

Sometimes we just have to slow down and listen…and maybe in that moment, we can know that God is with us, no matter what!
So take a deep breath, and listen/watch this:)

Pastor Kristy

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 19:1–19

Dianne H. reads the scripture passages for us this morning.

Meditation

Bibliography
Goldingay, John. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone
Konkel, August H. 1 and 2 Kings (NIV Application Commentary)
Swindoll, Charles. Elijah: A Man of Heroism and Humility

Song of Response

We Are Sent with God’s Blessing

Benediction

Please listen to the benediction below, by Dianne H.

Sending Song

In the Week Ahead

Check the church website and church Facebook page regularly for staying connected.

Songs: Jesus Calls Us (Text: John L. Bell (Scotland) and Graham Maule (Scotland); Music: Isle of Lewis traditional (Scotland); arr. John L. Bell; © 1989 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.); Could It Be That God Is Singing (Text: Becca J. R. Lachman (USA), © 2004 Becca J. R. Lachman, rev. 2018; Music: Southern Harmony (USA), 1854; arr. Alice Parker (USA), © 2008 Alice Parker); Calm Me, Lord (Text: David Adam (Scotland), © SPCK; Music: Margaret Rizza (England), © 1998 Kevin Mayhew, Ltd. (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.); Be Still and Know (Text: Psalm 46:10; Music: anon.; arr. Jack Schrader, 1988, © 1989 Hope Publishing Company); As You Go Out from Here (Text: Hebrew traditional; Music: Israeli traditional)
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August 15, 2021 “Mess and Order: Collaboration”

We Gather Together to Worship God

Call to Worship

Songs of Praise

We Offer Our Lives to God

Offering

Thank you for your faithful giving!
Please continue this act of worship in support of the church’s ongoing ministries.
You can send a cheque to the church office by mail, or you can give through an Access Credit Union branch or their online banking services (see the information here).

Community Life

For announcements related to our church community, please see the eBulletin emailed to those on the weekly email list. You can also stay updated by checking the church Facebook page and this website.

Congregational Prayer

This week in our prayers we especially remember to pray for:

  • Those directly affected by wildfires—those who’ve had to be evacuated, those who’ve lost their homes, those fighting the fires, those deciding where best to put fire fighting resources.
  • The many refugees in the world fleeing poverty or conflict.
  • The farmers among us, as the busy harvest season is here.
  • All of us, that we may have the wisdom and humility to ask for help when we need it.

God, hear our prayers . . .

Prayer Song

We Listen to God’s Word

Children’s Feature

I hope you enjoy this children’s story, selected by Pastor Kristy!

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:7–14, 7:7–12

Meditation

Please click on the audio play button below to hear Justin’s message, entitled “Mess and Order: Collaboration.”

Bibliography
Davis, Hank. “The Value of Complaining,” Psychology Today, 2016.
Kowalski, Robin. Complaining, Teasing, and Other Annoying Behaviours.
Trice, Laura “Is It Okay To Ask For Appreciation?”
Wright, N.T. Matthew For Everyone, Part One.

Song of Response

We Are Sent with God’s Blessing

Benediction

Sending Song

In the Week Ahead

Check the church website and church Facebook page regularly for staying connected.

Songs: Holy Spirit, Come with Power / Ven, Espiritu, cual viento (Text: Anne Neufeld Rupp (USA), © 1970 Anne Neufeld Rupp; Spanish trans. Barbara Mink (USA), alt., © 1988 Barbara Mink; Music: attr. B. F. White (USA), The Sacred Harp, 1844; harm. Joan Fyock Norris (USA), © 1989 Joan Fyock Norris); Flow to You (Text: Lynn DeShazo (USA); Music: Lynn DeShazo © 2004 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music, admin. Capitol CMG Publishing); This Is My Song (Text: stanzas 1,2 Lloyd Stone (USA), alt., © 1934, 1962 Lorenz Publishing Company; stanza 3 Georgia Harkness (USA), alt., © 1964 Lorenz Publishing Company; Music: Jean Sibelius (Finland), 1899; arr. The Hymnal, © 1933, 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education); Seek Ye First (Text: based on Matthew 6:33, 7:7, Luke 11:9, 12:31; Karen Lafferty (USA), 1972; Music: Karen Lafferty, 1972 © 1972 Maranatha! Music, Inc., admin. Capitol CMG); Will You Let Me Be Your Servant (Text: Richard Gillard (Aotearoa New Zealand), 1976, alt.; Music: Richard Gillard, 1976; adapt. Betty Pulkingham (USA) © 1977 Scripture in Song, admin. Capitol CMG Publishing)
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August 8, 2021 “Mess and Order: Comfort”

We Gather Together to Worship God

Call to Worship

Please join Carl F. in the call to worship below.

Songs of Praise

Join in singing or listening along to HWB 1 What is this Place, accompanied by Linda P. and Michael P. You can use the hymn book or follow the lyrics below.

What is this place where we are meeting?
Only a house, the earth its floor,
walls and a roof, sheltering people,
windows for light, an open door.
Yet it becomes a body that lives when we are gathered here,
and know our God is near.

Word from afar, stars that are falling,
sparks that are sown in us like seed.
Names for our God, dreams, signs, and wonders
sent from the past are what we need.
We in this place remember and speak again what we have heard:
God’s free, redeeming Word.

And we accept bread at his table,
broken and shared, a living sign.
Here in this world, dying and living,
we are each other’s bread and wine.
This is the place where we can receive what we need to increase:
God’s justice and God’s peace.

Let’s continue singing with HWB 16 God is Here Among Us, accompanied by Dianne H. and Michael P. You can use the hymn book or follow the lyrics below.

God is here among us; let us all adore him,
and with awe appear before him.
God is here within us; soul, in silence fear him,
humbly, fervently draw near him.
Now his own who have known God in worship
lowly yield their spirits wholly.

Come, abide within me; let my soul, like Mary, 
be thine earthly sanctuary.
Come, indwelling Spirit, with transfigured splendor;
love and honour will I render. 
Where I go here below, let me bow before thee,
know thee, and adore thee.

Gladly we surrender earth’s deceitful treasures,
pride of life, and sinful pleasures.
Gladly, Lord, we offer thine to be forever,
soul and life and each endeavour.
Thou alone shalt be known Lord of all our being,
life’s true way decreeing.

We Offer Our Lives to God

Offering

Thank you for your faithful giving!
Please continue this act of worship in support of the church’s ongoing ministries.
You can send a cheque to the church office by mail, or you can give through an Access Credit Union branch or their online banking services (see the information here).

Community Life

For announcements related to our church community, please see the eBulletin emailed to those on the weekly email list. You can also stay updated by checking the church Facebook page and this website.

Congregational Prayer

This week in our prayers we especially remember to pray for:

  • Afghan refugees, who seek safety.
  • Fire evacuees, in areas affected by the summer fires.
  • Safe re-openings, as Manitoba drops to code yellow.
  • That our lives would seek character over comfort.

God, hear our prayer…

Carl F. leads us in prayer below.

Prayer Song

Let’s continue in a spirit of prayer as we listen to STJ 46 O Breathe on Me, Breath of God, accompanied by Irene S. and Michael P.

We Listen to God’s Word

Children’s Feature

Click below for the link to the Camps With Meaning list of songs! These songs have big meaning and learning in such easy ways to hear/listen and learn…Enjoy!

Music – Camps With Meaning

Scripture Reading: Acts 7:20–33

Let’s listen to Carl F. read our scripture reading below.

Meditation

Bibliography
Goldingay, John. Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone.
Noonan, Peggy. John Paul The Great
Vander Laan, Ray. “Promised Land: Living For God Where Culture is Influenced”

Song of Response

Let’s respond to the meditation with STS 39 Will You Come and Follow Me, accompanied by Dianne H. and Michael P. You may use the song book or follow the lyrics below.

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

We Are Sent with God’s Blessing

Benediction

Listen to the Benediction below by Carl F.

Sending Song

Let’s go from our time of worship together with this song on our lips and in our hearts: STS 89 Christ is Alive, accompanied by Dianne H. and Michael P.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

This is a day of new beginnings,
time to remember, and move on,
time to believe what love is bringing,
laying to rest the pain that’s gone.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

For by the life and death of Jesus,
love’s mighty Spirit, now as then,
can make for us a world of diff’rence,
as faith and hope are born again.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring,
step from the past, and leave behind
our disappointment, guilt, and grieving,
seeking new paths, and sure to find.

Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new,
our God is making all things new.

In the Week Ahead

Check the church website and church Facebook page regularly for staying connected.

Songs: What Is this Place (Text: Huub Oosterhuis, tr. by David Smith; Music: Trad. Dutch hymn; Valerius’ Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck, Haarlem, 1626; Text and music © 1967, Gooi en Sticht, bv., Baarn, The Netherlands; All rights reserved; Exclusive agent for English-language countries: OCP.); God Is here Among Us (Text: Gerhard Tersteegen, Gott ist gegenwartig, Geistliches Blumengartlein, 1729; tr. The Hymnal 1940, alt.; Music: A und, Glaub- und Liebesubung, 1680); O Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Text: Edwin Hatch, Between Doubt and Prayer, 1878, alt.; Music: Irish melody, Irish Church Hymnal, 1873 or 1874); Will You Come and Follow Me (Text: John L. Bell and Graham Maule; Music: Scottish traditional; arranged by John L. Bell; Text and Music copyright © 1987; Arrangement copyright © 1995 WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland); Used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive agent); Christ Is Alive (Text: Brian Wren; Copyright © 1983 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188; All rights reserved; Used by permission; Music: Lori True; Copyright © 2003 GIA Publications, inc.)
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