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June 21, 2020: “Waiting on God”

Preparing for Worship Today is Father’s Day. Although this is not a church holiday, as a church we normally do acknowledge those in our lives who fulfill a fatherly role for us. This includes biological fathers and fathers through adoption … Continue reading

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“Lament, Gratitude, and Trust”: A video message from Pastor Michael

The Psalms point us to some spiritual practices that are good for us in these days of physical distancing and other restrictions. Lament: naming our losses, disappointments, hurts, and fears before God. Gratitude: stating what we’re thankful for to God. … Continue reading

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A Morden Mennonite Quarantine Playlist

Dear Morden Mennonite Church family, To paraphrase the Apostle Paul in Colossians 2:5, “Though we are absent in body, yet we are together in spirit, and I rejoice to see your morale and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” … Continue reading

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“Lord, Listen to Your Children!”: A video message from Pastor Michael

This is getting long, this physical distancing… Jesus encourages us “to pray always and not to lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Let’s persist in hopeful prayer! (Below you’ll find the audio of the song by itself.) Here is the audio of … Continue reading

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Prayer Resources

With calls for social distancing, even some people in quarantine or self-isolating, many of us are finding ourselves with more time than usual on our own. This is hard for all of us, to differing degrees, but it is also … Continue reading

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On Being—and Doing—Church

Cross-posted from Pastor Michael’s blog. There are many good New Testament passages one can explore to envision what the church should be and do: Romans 12-15, 1 Corinthians 12-14, and Ephesians 4-5 are all good options, among others. Still, when … Continue reading

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“Restore Us, O God!” Lent and Easter Sermons

Through this season of Lent, through Holy Week to Easter Sunday, we are calling on God to revive us, to renew us, to restore us. Pastor Michael’s sermons explore various dimensions of our very human experience of faith. This blog … Continue reading

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My Pastoral New Year’s Resolution

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve tried them in the past, but they’ve never worked. “Resolution” can sounds so decisive, so irrevocable. So guilt-inducing. Let’s call this my pastoral New Year’s goal, then. Here’s what I’m aiming for … Continue reading

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We are Called to Devotion

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Pastor’s Notes: According to the book of Acts, the first followers of Jesus didn’t call themselves “Christians,” but “the Way”: people … Continue reading

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Soul-Shaping Prayer

Most often we pray because we want something in our circumstances to be changed. We or someone we know is facing a particular problem, a difficult situation, an obstacle of some kind, something that we feel is keeping us or them from … Continue reading

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