Bulletin for April 13, 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


Sunday, April 13, 2014






Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

 Gathering Song: #237 All glory, laud & honor



Offerings: #238  Hosanna, loud hosanna



 Drama – Children’s time




Hymn of response:  #239  Ride on, ride on

Sharing and Pastoral Prayer




Sending Song:  STS #80 Jesus walked



CMU invites your prayers of celebration and blessing today as the Outtatown Discipleship program graduates 64 students April 13.


Next Sunday April 20 @ 9:30am - Annual Easter Potluck Brunch


Tues., April 29  - 13th Annual MCC Toronto Supper – 6:30 pm at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave.  Attend our annual evening of great food and inspirational story-telling, along with updates from Circles of Support and Accountability and MCC's expanded Toronto presence.  RSVP to 416-423-9229 orisist@mennonitecc.on.ca

  Spring Cleaning for the Soul Do you desire to experience God on a more personal level in the midst of your busy lives?    All CMC women (school age & up) are invited to a breakfast together on Sat. May 3, 9:am, catered by Velvet Sunrise with special guest Tracey-Ann Van Brenk.   Cost: $12.00  See Dawn Kaufman-Frey or Julie Moyer Suderman for tickets by Sunday April 27.  Invite your friends & family.   Tracey-Ann Van Brenk is a Spiritual Director with a keen interest in accompanying others on the Christian journey. Originally trained as a Family Therapist, Tracey-Ann later completed her Master of Divinity  at Tyndale Seminary, receiving her.  


Sat., May 3, you are invited to come to an evening of stories and songs 7 pm, in the Parkview auditorium. Hear stories and see pictures from the youths MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service) trip, as well enjoy music performed by MYF and others. People of all ages are invited to sign up for their chance to share their musical gifts.   - Funds raised at this event will support the MDS trip, as well as going towards the MYF trip to World Assembly in 2015. To sign up to perform, contact Samara Niemeyer or Jonathan  (416-802-8534;  jonathanp.slater@gmail.com).


Mon., May 5, 7:30 - 9 pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. What's the job of a 'street pastor'? Come meet Lazarus Rising's new street pastor and hear what's going on around the streets of downtown Toronto. 


You are invited to the Rouge Valley Mennonite Church Spring Fling,our 9th annual Ladies Breakfast on May 10, 2014 at 9 to 11 am. Speaker: Kathy Wylie, quilter and author. Music: Ellen Reesor. Reserve seating by May 5. Call Anna Reesor 905 640-2118 or Mary Lymburner 905 591-1370. Admission $15.



Lenten Ideas:  Ways to prepare for Easter


·         Listen or sing through the hymns, All Glory Laud and Honour and/or The Old Rugged Cross and/or When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

·         Prepare a Seder meal to share with your family or friends

·         Attend a foot washing service or hold one with your family and friends

·         Make Hot cross buns

·         Attend the Good Friday Service

·         Easter Sunday – Alleluia Christ is Risen!  Attend the Easter Sunday service



From the desk of the Treasurer …

Following is a summary of our General Donations as of March 31st.  We are in a similar position to 2013, but behind in our target.


Continue to remember CMC in your generosity, and giving plans for the year.

Fraser Lake Camp is seeking a Head Cook and a Baker to work in the heart of the camp this summer - the kitchen! We are also looking for a friendly and organized person to work in our summer office. For more information contact Kristen Berg at  kberg@fraserlakecamp.com


FRASER LAKE CAMP:  Are you between the ages 15-18?   Come to Fraser Lake Camp from July 26-August 1 to kayak on the lake, join in on late-night campfires, eat delicious food, make unique crafts, bike through our trails, reach the top of our climbing wall, and experience God in a natural setting. You will leave camp with new friends, outdoor skills, and memories that will be with you forever. Don’t miss out! Register today at fraserlakecamp.com. For more information contact Kristen Berg at kberg@fraserlakecamp.com.


Need a change from work or school? Outtatown is an opportunity to travel to one of three international locations: Guatemala, South Africa and Burkina Faso, learn about God, and make lifelong friends. Space available for Sept 2014. Learn more and apply at Outtatown.com



Enlace 2014 - Are you between the ages of 16 and 20 and interested in a cross-cultural experience that could change your life? Check out Enlace - a four week service and learning program in Guatemala in summer 2014. More info at mcco.ca/enlace.