Bulletin for November 17, 2013

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 905 640 9730

Enrichment Coordinator:  Rebecca Steiner  (Office hours:  Tuesday 9:30-11:30)


Worship: 10:00am

Christian Formation:  11:15




Sunday, November 17, 2013









Sat. Dec.14 (1-5pm) & Fri. Dec.20 (7-9pm):  Rehearsals for drama, "Walking in the Light"

Sun. Dec. 15:  Christmas Potluck, No Sunday School, Worship at 10:00am

Sat. Dec. 21:  Christmas Celebration (Candlelight Service)

Sun. Dec. 22 & Sun. Dec. 29:  No Sunday School, Worship at 11:00am


Young Adult Weekly Gathering:  Wednesdays @ 7pm.  Meet at Ryan and Kyra Barkey’s (25 Grandwood Ave.) for conversations about the church, our understandings of God, the way we express our faith and a potluck supper! 


Walking in the Light Rehearsals:  Next week (Nov 24) during Christian Formation hour, the scenes taking place in "Morocco and China" will be rehearsing. Please let Rebecca Steiner know if you can't be there.  




Order of Worship


Gathering to Praise...


Prayer of Invocation

Call to Worship: Lois the Samaritan

Songs of Praise



Listening and Sharing...

Intro comments


God of the Bible (SJ 27) V1

Exodus 28:1-5, 15-30

“The Bejewelled Breastplate”


God of the Bible (SJ 27) V2

Scripture: John 4:1-30

“The Samaritan Woman”


God of the Bible (SJ 27) V3

Concluding Comments

God of the Bible (SJ 27) V4,5



Response: “A Survey Prayer”

(HWB #515) Jesus Rock of Ages



Sharing of Joys and Concerns


Closing Song


Prayer Request:  Please pray for Mennonite Church Canada workers in the Philippines as they work to help victims of a Super Typhoon there: Dann and Joji Pantoja and all their staff at Peacebuilders Community will be working to assess needs, train church volunteers in disaster response, and make challenging decisions about prioritizing relief. Also pray for Darnell and Christina Barkman who lead Peace Church Philippines  and are sending volunteers as well.


Willowgrove Annual members meeting will be Wednesday, Dec 4th at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church. Dinner is at 6:30 and the business meeting is at 7:30.  If you are interested in becoming a member of Willowgrove please contact Miriam Reesor at Miriam@willowgrove.ca

Christmas Giving Idea! Are you Christmas shopping for that hard-to shop-for someone? Give the gift that keeps on giving! Check out paperless gift giving at donate.mennonitechurch.ca. Be counter-cultural, environmentally f riendly, and satisfy your soul all at the same time!

MCEC Weekly Bulletin:  If you would like read all announcements from the MCEC Weekly Bulletin it will be updated and posted each week on the bulletin board at the back of the auditorium.

 Campus Visit Day /  November 22 / 8:45 -  3:00 PM / 500 Shaftesbury Blvd   Know a high school student investigating universities? Invite them to attend CMU Campus Visit Day November 22. CMU has small classes and a welcoming, dynamic community. The day will include a School of Music and Science focus, scheduled and activities. Travel assistance is available. For more details visit cmu.ca or email info@cmu.ca to register

Outtatown:  Graduating from high school and looking to travel and serve others? Investigate the CMU Outtatown program. OT is an opportunity to learn about God, make lifelong friends and travel to one of three international locations: Guatemala, South Africa and Burkino Faso. Space is limited. Register by Nov 30 and pay no application fee. www.outtatown.com

Ancient Stones, Living Stones: The Holy Land in Perspective. Join CMU Professor Gordon Matties on his eighth study tour to the Holy Land (April 28-May 19, 2014). This is not just any study tour: you will meet with thoughtful and engaged Israelis and Palestinians, hike into ancient sites, swim in the Dead Sea and eat the freshest falafel and baklava you can imagine. Register now; space is limited. For details, see cmu.ca/studytour

Registration is now available for the 2014 Canadian School of  Peacebuilding. We invite you to join us for your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development, or academic credit. Registration and more information is available at csop.cmu.ca or csop@cmu.ca 

Thursday, November 28, at 7:30 pm, Conrad Grebel University College and Tour Magination present the book launch of John Ruth’s: "Branch: A Memoir With Pictures". In small coffee table style, each of the 210 two-page spreads opens to a mini-essay paired with a full-page picture. Ruth chose this format "to explore synergy between a lifetime's collection of pictures and the works they may call forth." Come to the Conrad Grebel Chapel and hear this extraordinary story-teller talk about his memoirs.

 Saturday, November 30, 8:00 pm, help mark Conrad Grebel University College’s 50th Anniversary with “A Celebration in Song.” This concert includes the World Premiere of a new setting of Psalm 150, composed by Timothy Corlis, a former Grebel student and a well-known composer working at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. As part of this special occasion, all three Grebel Choirs will perform: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, and University Choir. $10 admission, $5 for seniors and students. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N. Kitchener, ON. music@uwaterloo.ca





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