Wilmot Mennonite Church

God, whom we experience as Creator, Redeemer and Sustaining Spirit, loves us. We explore loving God, ourselves, and others, through worship, service, creation care, encouragement, and promoting peace and justice, inviting others to join us in experiencing God's love.

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ - I Corinthians 3:11

Worship Schedule

All Worship at Wilmot - 9:30 a. m.
(unless otherwise indicated)

May 24 Pentecost Pastor Dave Rogalsky
May 31 2bd Sunday of Pentecost Pastor Dave Rogalsky
June 7 3rd Sunday of Pentecost Pastor Dave Rogalsky
June 14 4th Sunday of Pentecost Pastor Dave Rogalsky
June 21 5th Sunday of Pentecost Pastor Dave Rogalsky
May 24 From Aging to Saging – Dealing with Mortality
May 31 From Aging to Saging – Processing the Past
June 7 From Aging to Saging – Evaluating where we are now and setting realistic priorities
June 14 Semi-Annual Meeting
June 21 From Aging to Saging – Celebrating Life Now

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

Nathan and Taryn Dirks, Mennonite Church Canada workers in Botswana, are in Canada for itineration and they anticipate the birth of their first child in May. Please remember this dedicated young couple as they prepare for their new arrival.

Ministry Notes:

Canada’s formal proceedings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are happening in Ottawa, May 31- June 3. Over four days of conversation, those who gather will ponder the conclusions of the commission through ceremony, dialogue and prayer, and consider pathways that both settler and indigenous people can take towards healing and justice.

Events at Wilmot

Wednesday, June 3 - Administrative Assistants’ Day –

Esther will be attending this event sponsored by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

Six Nations’ Bus Tour – June 8 – all day.

Please contact Gerald Good at 519-662-3691 if interested in being part of this tour. Cost of $35/person, leaving at 8:00 a. m from Wilmot Church. Bring a bag lunch, dinner provided. You may now invite family and friends from beyond Wilmot.

Semi-annual Congregational Meeting

will be held on Sunday, June 14. Please mark your calendar.

Wisdom Quotes

"Be faithful in small things for it is in them that your strength lies." -- Mother Teresa

"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -- Dr. Martin Luther King

"Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." -- 1 Corinthians 10-12

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right." -- Proverbs 20:11

"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it." -- Jean Paul

"Each one of them is Jesus in disguise." -- Mother Teresa

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." -- Saint Augustine

"Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee." -- Proverbs 9:8

"Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self." -- Francis of Assisi

Events in the Broader Community

Sunday, May 24 - 100 Guitars Standing for Nepal.

A fundraiser in support of MCC response to the Nepal disaster at The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick, Kitchener.  2:00 p. m.

Sunday, May 24 - Nepal Disaster Fundraising Concert.

The Grand Philharmonic Choir and friends perform Faure's Requiem in support of MCC's response to the earthquake in Nepal.  St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 49 Queen Street East, Kitchener. 4:00 p. m. A free will offering will be taken.

Sunday, May 24 - Mennonite Relief Sale Fundraiser Concert

Martin Family Singers accompanied by the Waterloo Chamber Players. 7:30 p. m. at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Tickets available at MCC Ontario or Mennonite Savings & Credit Union.

Mennonite Relief Sale -

Get involved at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale May 29  & 30 in one of the following ways: Run for Relief:  register for the 5k Run or 2k Walk, busking-style musicians are needed Friday evening or Saturday (contact Dan at  dan@ddajohnson.com)  or start  plant cuttings and bulbs now and bring them to the MCC Plant Tent at the Sale.  Details of these opportunities to get involved can be found at our website (www.nhmrs.com) or href="mailto:johnreimer@sentex.ca">email.

- Donate & roll coins at the My Coins Count tent. Come to the Friday evening indoor auction featuring items for the inside of the home. Come and sample food from three new food venues! Volunteers are needed for setup and cleanup on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For details contact John Reimer by email.

May 29 - 31

Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter Weekend in Wainfleet, Ontario. See Pastor Dave for a registration form.

Sunday, June 7 - Meeting for Young Adults – AWAKEN -

Are you a university/college aged young adult? We will be engaging in worship, discussion and fellowship. We will be meeting Sunday evenings for June, July and August from 7-10 p. m. at Wilmot Center Missionary Church. Invite your friends! Like our facebook page or contact kaitlyngerber@gmail.com  for more details.

Mon. Jun. 15 Book Release - Ron and Gudrun Matthies will share stories from their life journey as recorded in their soon to be released book,  Go Well: A Global Pilgrimage.  12-1 p. m. Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener. Bring your own lunch.

Thursday, June 18 - MCC Ontario Annual General Meeting.

Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, 6700 Springfield Road, Aylmer. 6:00 p. m. To register or for more info call  519-745-8458  or go to mcccanada.ca/ontario-agm.

Baden Fun Days - 10th anniversary

Saturday, June 20th at  Baden Beck Park. Time slots for carnival events are from 11:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.  Volunteers needed to  help run pre-planned children’s events/games as well as set up prior to and clean up following the event.  Sun hat, sun lotion, and a willing spirit are all that are needed to volunteer!  A great way to connect with the community!  Sign sheet on back bulletin board by Sunday, May 31st if possible. 

Photo Display - MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement and Conrad Grebel University College

announce the extension of  Taking Community from the Farm to the World, an exhibition of David L. Hunsberger’s iconic photographs. On display until August 14 at Conrad Grebel University College. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a. m. – 4:30 p. m.

Invest in the Church –

A letter from Mennonite Church Canada has been placed in your mailbox inviting you to prayerfully consider your participation in extending the mission of the wider church and be part of God’s mission for the Church beyond our local congregation.

Nepal Update -

MCC began its  Nepal earthquake response last week, providing emergency food to 1,650 of the most vulnerable families in three rural areas. The Canadian government has indicated it will provide matching funds for donations from individual Canadians to relief efforts in Nepal until May 25. Donate today at  mcccanada.ca/nepal-earthquake.