Bulletin for September 12, 2014

Community Mennonite Church

 Parkview Village Auditorium, 12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville


Our Mission: To be a growing Christian community seeking to love God and God's creation, our neighbours and ourselves.

 

Pastor:  Cameron Kaufman-Frey

Tel.:  905-640-9730

 

Sunday School:  10:00am

Worship: 11:00am

 

September 14, 2014

 

Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

Communion - September 28 we will continue our congregational conversation about communion after the worship service.  A light lunch will be provided and then Al Rempel, our MCEC Regional Minister, will facilitate the conversation.

ORDER OF WORSHIP

 

Call to worship

One opening song

MCC Assembly Presentation by Eugene & Bryan

Bryan & Eugene to lead one song

Offering [with music please J]

Scripture: Ephesians 1: 15-23

Cam’s sermon

Litany of covenant renewal

Song of response

Sharing of concerns

Announcements

Closing hymn

Benediction

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Bible Study - Cam will be leading a Bible study this fall for our congregation.  This is not a scholarly study but a chance to discuss the scriptures - what we find helpful, what isn't helpful, how it inspires us or how it doesn't.  We will meet Friday mornings at 10:00 in the room that we use for the nursery.  If you would like to be part of this but Friday morning doesn't work for you, talk to Cam about what is a better time for you.

 


October 4, 2014   Ride for Refuge.  Join the annual bikeathon for cyclists all across Canada.  Your pledges can support Lazarus Rising, a Toronto street ministry in Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Poverty Programs.  Or you can support Mennonite Church Canada workers in Botswana Nathan and Taryn Dirks.  Check out http://rideforrefuge.org/location/torontoeast   Start a new team or support the TUMC team. (Search “TUMC Turtles” on the web page)

There are 10, 25, and 50 km rides – the Toronto East route in is the Milliken area and starts at 9 am.  Suitable for all ages – the short route is mostly bike trails – and an important source of income for Lazarus Rising.

 

Enistein’s Gift - Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Nineteen on the ParkTheatre of the Beat kicks off the Stouffville Peace Festival with a staged reading of Govenor General Award Winning play, "Enistein's Gift." The story explores the life and faith of Albert Einstein and Fritz Habber as they see their inventions and life's work turned against humanity. The show starts at 7pm, tickets are $10.

 

Elsie McDowell is in Long Term Care at Markhaven Home for Seniors, Room 1093, 54 Parkway  Ave., Markham, ON L3P 2G4.  Her phone number is 905.201.3322.  She grateful for and very much welcomes visits, calls or letters. 

 

URGENT NEED: Relief and Hygiene Kits for Gaza and Iraq - Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster. Hygiene kits give people the supplies they need to stay healthy. Please donate cash or collect supplies for these families. More info at mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits

 


 

Litany of Covenant Renewal

Leader: The church is the body of Christ made of many members.

People: How can the ear say, “Because I am not an eye, I don’t belong to the body?”

L: If the whole body was an eye, where would the hearing be?

P: We confess that we need the gifts given by the Holy Spirit to everyone who has faith in God.

L: As followers of Jesus, we are called to a life together with other believers, which means living with abundant love and dislike, peace and conflict, joy and sorrow, pain and healing. 

P: In all the messiness of life, we want to be like Jesus.

L: We have a vision of what this looks like.  Let’s re-commit ourselves to the vision and mission that our congregation discerned nine years ago.

All: Our mission is to be a growing Christian Community seeking to love God and God’s creation, our neighbours and ourselves.

As followers of Jesus we commit ourselves to:

Experience God’s love in our lives and community

Discover spiritual meaning through worship, Scriptures, and being open to God’s Spirit

Enable people to experience wholeness, grace and healing

Integrate service, justice and peacemaking into our lives

Reach out to others who want to explore faith and life issues

L: May this commitment that we make to each other, to the Church and to God be blessed by the power of the Holy Spirit so we can do what we say we want to.

P: Amen.

Litany of Covenant Renewal

Leader: The church is the body of Christ made of many members.

People: How can the ear say, “Because I am not an eye, I don’t belong to the body?”

L: If the whole body was an eye, where would the hearing be?

P: We confess that we need the gifts given by the Holy Spirit to everyone who has faith in God.

L: As followers of Jesus, we are called to a life together with other believers, which means living with abundant love and dislike, peace and conflict, joy and sorrow, pain and healing. 

P: In all the messiness of life, we want to be like Jesus.

L: We have a vision of what this looks like.  Let’s re-commit ourselves to the vision and mission that our congregation discerned nine years ago.

All: Our mission is to be a growing Christian Community seeking to love God and God’s creation, our neighbours and ourselves.

As followers of Jesus we commit ourselves to:

Experience God’s love in our lives and community

Discover spiritual meaning through worship, Scriptures, and being open to God’s Spirit

Enable people to experience wholeness, grace and healing

Integrate service, justice and peacemaking into our lives

Reach out to others who want to explore faith and life issues

L: May this commitment that we make to each other, to the Church and to God be blessed by the power of the Holy Spirit so we can do what we say we want to.

P: Amen.


EVENT - Reading the Bible with Jesus - Four weekend retreats with Bryan Moyer SudermanJoin Bryan, Willowgrove and Markham-Stouffville Mennonite Ministerial as they offer a series of four weekend retreats exploring the way Jesus is portrayed as interpreter of Scripture and the implications for our day.

·         October 25-25, 2014

·         November 28-29, 2014

·         February 6 - 7, 2015

·         April 10  - 11, 2015

 

For more information, please see poster on the church bulletin board.

 

Volunteer at Care & Share Thrift Shop - 33 Ringwood Drive, StouffvilleVolunteers are needed to sort and price items and to work with customers! Join our team once a week, twice a week or a few times a month. Call 905-640-1410 to speak with a manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our website: www.cmchurch.ca

Please forward all announcements for the bulletin to:

community-mennonite@hotmail.com

or call Gabrielle at 905-640-3180 by Thursday evening