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)

August 30 Service at Wilmot Dave Rogalsky
September 6
10:00 a. m.
Wilmot Ignited Congregations at Mannheim
September 13 15th Sunday of Pentecost Pastor Dave Rogalsky
September 20 Mennonite World Conference Report Ross amd Erma Sjamtz
Mennonite World Conference Report Ross amd Erma Sjamtz

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

Pray for Norm Nicolson, Mennonite Church Canada worker in Burkina Faso, as he mentors several youth from the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso. Pray that he is able to pass on his considerable construction and welding skills to these young men. Norm serves with his wife, Lillian. 

Ministry Notes:

AnaSara Rojas’s assignment with Mennonite Church Canada in South Korea draws to a close at the end of August. AnaSara currently assists with leadership and children’s ministry in two Anabaptist congregations –  the Dream Church and the Peace N Joy Church. Pray for AnaSara during this time of transition.

Events at Wilmot

Thursday, September 3

Gathering Worship Band rehearses at Wilmot. 7:30 p. m.

Sunday, September 13 - Open House -

You are invited to celebrate our 40th Wedding anniversary at Wilmot Mennonite Church from 2:00 p. m. to 4:00 p. m. Presents not necessary. Wolfgang and Meritta Dreschke

Saturday, September 19th Movie Night

- “The Letter Writer.” When Maggy Fuller receives an anonymous letter full of praise and encouragement, she can't imagine who would say such wonderful things to her. 7:00 p. m. A wonderful movie families everywhere will enjoy.

Sunday, November 1 - Fall Congregational Meeting

Sunday, November 15

Church Milestone Celebration at noon. More details to follow.

Bereavement Time -

Pastoral Care Team and the Ministry Coordinator are granting Pastor Dave September 3-8 as Bereavement Time.  Since the death of Dave's father occurred during his holiday time, it feels appropriate to honor his contract which grants bereavement time.  Pastoral care needs during that time can be addressed to Nate Gingerich.

Volunteer Fair –

Thank you to all who have signed up for leadership and service at Wilmot for the coming church year. There are still significant places of service available – in particular Administration and Pastoral Care. If you have questions about these or other places of service please talk with John Good or Dave Rogalsky.


of the congregational directory - Active Members and Participants as well as Other Members. If you have multiple phone numbers or email addresses you would like included in the Directory, please indicate on the draft copy and they will be included in the new Directory. This is your final opportunity to make any changes before the Directory is published. Thanks, Esther

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

Thursday, September 3 - MEDA Waterloo Chapter Family BBQ.

Hear from Mary Fehr & Sarah French about their cross Canada bike tour in support of MEDA's Ghana GROW project.  Please register no later than Thursday, August 27. RSVP with Nicolea Agbonaye - nagbonaye@meda.org    (519-725-1633  x100). Waterloo Park. 6:00 p. m. Adults: $25, Children/Students: $10. Children’s activities: no charge.   Please bring lawn chairs, plates, and cutlery. All welcome.

Thursday, September 24 - Poor Boy’s Luncheon.

New Hamburg Community Centre. 11:30 a. m. – 1:30 p. m. & 5:00 – 7:30 p. m. For tickets call 519-662-2731. Sponsored by Wilmot Family Resource Centre. See bulltetin board.

Saturday, October 3 - Ride for Refuge.

Join “Team MCC” in support of MCC Ontario Programs. Register at rideforrefuge or contact Lori Martin at

Volunteers Needed -

Mennonite Central Committee's blanket making program at the Grand Valley Institution for Women is looking for new volunteers. This is a great opportunity for women volunteers to connect with women who are incarcerated and meet, listen and help them develop work skills. Training is provided and a security clearance is required. Sewing skills helpful, but not a necessity. For more information, contact Laura VanderGriendt at 519-745-8458 ext.214 or email.

Thank you -

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate would like to thank all those who contributed to the school over the last fiscal year.  Your gifts of dollars, thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated as the school continues to  form faith and build character in its students.

Job Opportunity –

See the bulletin board for a job opportunity at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate.