Bulletin for January 5, 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 905 640 9730

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

 

Sunday School: 

Worship: 11:00am

 

 

 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

 

Welcome  

Church Retreat - Save the date:  Plans are underway for the annual church retreat at Camp Kahquah. It will be the weekend of February 22nd/23rd. Everyone is welcome. Please mark your calendars.

 

 

"A Humdinger" Rendez-Vous:  Annual Program Meeting & "Making Sunday Happen"  Sunday, January 26th, 2014. Meeting & soup lunch after the service.   Council will share the annual program report and Worship Committee will present results from the worship survey. Come ready to vote, talk about communion, and make some inquiries about moving forward in the New Year - towards more enriched, engaged worship and program life. This meeting is for all!

 ORDER OF WORSHIP

 

GATHERING

Welcome

Call to worship

Leader:  Come as fellow heirs of the living God!

People: Let us awake to the marvel that in Christ we are one.

Leader:  Oh, the mystery of God’s dwelling in our diversity!

People:  Our hearts thrill and rejoice

All:                          as we open wide the house of the Lord!

 

Prayer of invocation.

PRAISING

Singing (Bryan Moyer Suderman)

Old Testament Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6

 

Confession and enjoying the light of the Advent wreath

Leader:  Lift up your eyes and look. There is no partiality in Christ. How might we

let all people in on this mystery?

                                                (pause)

Let us confess our unwillingness to share Christ with those of other nations, tribes, races, families, social classes, and denominations.

                                                (pause)

The Advent wreath reminds us that our light has come.

People:                 In this light, we celebrate forgiveness: the glory of the Lord has risen upon us!


New Testament Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

 

Sermon

 

RESPONDING

Song & Offering

Sharing and Pastoral Prayer

SENDING

Song

Benediction

Leader:  The mystery has been made known!

People: The good news of Jesus Christ is for all.

ALL:                        There is light!

Selah’s Song:  Jan. 9-11 @ Nineteen on the Park, Stouffville - Theatre of the Beat presents: "Selah's Song", a heartwarming musical about a young girl whose courage inspired a village, and whose music became an anthem for peace. Featuring original music by Bryan Moyer Suderman, it'll be sure to get your toes tapping and your brain working! Tickets are available at www.nineteenonthepark.com

 

Feb. 17, 2014 from 10:00am-3:30pm – a fun and relaxing day with your family. Come enjoy many free indoor and outdoor activities including sledding, skating, pretzel-making, crafts, ping-pong, a campfire, roasting bannock and much more! Please bring your own outdoor equipment. Some activities are weather dependent. Enjoy a hot lunch for $2/person or bring a bagged lunch (peanut-free). RSVP for this event by emailing info@hiddenacres.ca or calling (519) 625-8602. Please let us know if you are bringing your own lunch or choosing the Hidden Acres lunch.

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