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Worth the Wait

A meditation by Michael Pahl on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019, called “Worth the Wait.” Here is a written excerpt: We tend to skip over the opening verses of Matthew’s Gospel when we read it. That’s the … Continue reading

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Christmas at MMC

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Birth Stories

A sermon by Lora Braun on December 30, 2018, the First Sunday after Christmas, called “Birth Stories.” It is a reflection, in part, on the story of Samuel’s birth in 1 Samuel 1-2, and on the story of Jesus’ birth … Continue reading

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Christmas at Morden Mennonite

Wondering what’s up at Morden Mennonite this Christmas? Here’s the low-down on all our up-coming church-wide events: Dec. 23 @ 10:40am, Fourth Advent Service with music led by an intergenerational MMC choir Dec. 23 @ noon, Church Christmas Potluck Dec. … Continue reading

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Christmas at Morden Mennonite

Wondering what’s up at Morden Mennonite this Christmas? Here’s the low-down on all our up-coming church-wide events: Dec. 17 @ 10:40am, Third Advent Service with music led by the MMC Strings+ Dec. 17 @ noon, Church Christmas Potluck Dec. 24 … Continue reading

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The Perfect Portrait of God

I’m not a visual artist. I cannot draw, I cannot paint. My stick figures don’t even look like stick figures. But over the last ten or fifteen years I’ve begun to develop an appreciation for the visual arts. I think … Continue reading

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Christmas at Morden Mennonite Church

Christmas greetings from all of us here at Morden Mennonite Church! Now that the snow has come in earnest, it is really beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As you celebrate the birth of Jesus this week, please consider … Continue reading

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Love, in the Flesh

We are created to love and be loved in the flesh. Heard. Seen. Touched. Held. Through thick and thin. You can think of the story of Scripture as the story of exactly this kind of love. In the beginning, God … Continue reading

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Refugee Jesus

Let me paint a picture for you. A family is fleeing for their lives: a husband and wife, with a child. They are Middle Eastern: olive-skinned and brown-eyed, the man with thick, dark, curly hair and a finely trimmed beard, … Continue reading

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An Anabaptist Does Advent (Annual Repost)

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Here’s a post from two years ago that introduces the idea of following the seasons of the church year as a way of grounding our lives in the story of Jesus. It reflects my own Canadian experience … Continue reading

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