Bulletin for October 6, 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


Worship: 10:00am

Christian Formation:  11:15



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Communion Sunday




Upcoming worship:


Walking in the Light

October 13 Cameron is preaching on "What is light?"  Read Psalm 36




Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Ed Janzen, Chaplain at Conrad Grebel University College will be hosting a one day workshop in leading in worship. Whether you say a welcome and pray, song lead or scripture read, story tell, or preach it from the pulpit, this will exploring how our study of God's Word goes hand in hand with why and how we worship.  Mark your calendars!





Call to Worship

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession

Passing the peace

Offering and offering prayer

Scriptures: Isaiah 60:1-3,17-20 and Luke 11:33-36




Sharing and Pastoral Prayer




Note from John Reesor who is serving with MVS:


Greetings from Boulder Colorado! I am getting settled in quite comfortably here. I am very excited about my volunteer work at the homeless shelter. So far I have undergone extensive training and have learned a lot about the struggles facing the homeless in Colorado. I have been shocked so far by the amount of need existing in this community. I ask for your ongoing support through prayer and regular contact. I also would like to thank everyone that supported me and came out to my fundraiser in August. You helped make this life experience possible for me. Blessings, John.


John's contact info is:  

John Reesor, 1245 Norwood Ave, #41, Boulder, CO  80304  reesor.john@gmail.com



Parkview Village Liaison:  Our congregation's liaison with Parkview Village is Annette Reesor.  All communication with Parkview about booking space for a meeting or event for our congregation, or about questions or concerns about the facility should be given to Annette.


Open House at the New 50 Kent :  November 9, 3-5 pm, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener.  Join us directly after our day at Rockway Mennonite for an Open House at the NEW 50 Kent. Help us celebrate the new building with tours, cake and refreshments. Service of blessing at 3:30 pm.  For more info go to mcco.ca/HYPERLINK "http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001IMmn27RLpp8qOPmlTqgDCaT4nkaFMJ4oNkaxRslkqQNV4A6qU_sG3otgNnX_RILxxz6-_XWSTJCv2Q4EuF8HSWCGJVcAE4uEpt168JqsFV3pXFQhL_8mVw=="openhouse


Wideman Church invites you to sing Caleb Simper’s “The Nativity of Christ”, a Christmas cantata.  We are planning to practice Sunday evenings, with the performance tentatively Dec. 22 in the evening.  If you would like to sing, please contact Annette Reesor by Oct. 13 so we know if there is enough interest.  Further details will follow


URGENT: Giving to Syrian Children - As superpowers contemplate military strikes, MCC continues its commitments to build peace in Syria, in part by responding to the needs of children. MCC seeks contributions of cash for rental housing, kits to meet basic needs, locally purchased food and supplies as well as social and educational support. Donate online at mcc.org/HYPERLINK "http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001IMmn27RLpp93fAYoSuclJ9LcihhbuGrVu8Wcuq2GonSWMbG2-pM4zsEsP00ULqIZ3n8dovsGbpCmgMfMNfuy4g-RJx_nZow8HUmhuhrZeX2WZ1kd0YnJDt509PBexepQ"middleeastcrisis or by calling 1-800-313-6226.


MCC Ontario Fall Conference - 9 am-3 pm, November 9, 201, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 110 Doon Road, Kitchener:  Join us for a day of storytelling and "Sharing God's Love and Compassion" as we focus on Syria and Aboriginal neighbours.  mcco.ca/fallconference2013

Campus Visit Day /  October 25 / 8:45 -  3:00 PM / 500 Shaftesbury Blvd 

CMU Campus Visit Day:  Know a high school student investigating universities? Invite them to attend CMU Campus Visit Day October 25. CMU has small classes and a welcoming, dynamic community. October 25 will include scheduled, organized activities. Travel assistance is available. For more details visit cmu.ca or email info@cmu.ca to register

Come to the Lakeshore: Tending the Soul One Day Retreat:  Interested in learning more about Tending the Soul – a series of six weekend retreats to help aid individuals in deepening their relationship with God and others? Then come on out to Floradale Mennonite Church on October 19, 2013 for a one day retreat of going deeper with worship, meditation, and reflection. This is also a chance hear from our Tending the Soul alumni about their TTS experiences and how it has impacted their spiritual journeys. For more information about the One Day Retreat and how to register, check out the Come to the Lakeshore brochure.



Visit our website: www.cmchurch.ca

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