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)

March 1 Second Sunday of Lent Pastor Dave Rogalsky
March 8 Third Sunday of Lent Pastor Dave Rogalsky
March 15 Fourth Sunday of Lent Jessica Reesor-Rempel
March 22 Fifth Sunday of Lent Pastor Dave Rogalsky

FORMATION HOUR

    Wolfang Dreschge
  • March 1 - Indigenous/Settler Relations – Chapter 7 - Martha-Smith Good
  • March 8 - Indigenous/Settler Relations – Chapter 15 – Gerald Schwartzentruber
  • March 15 - Indigenous/Settler Relations – Ray and Anna Steinmann, former residential school workers
  • March 22 - Indigenous/Settler Relations – Chapter 2 - Ken Quanz

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

In the next two months, hundreds of people in Zimbabwe, India, Colombia, Indonesia and many other countries will apply and interview for their US visas so they can participate in PA 2015, the global Assembly of Mennonite World Conference. Pray that the visa process will go smoothly for them, so that PA 2015 can be a truly global Anabaptist gathering.

Ministry Notes:

Please rejoice with Ray Dirks; his Along the Road to Freedom exhibit has been accepted for display at the Mennonite World Conference in Pennsylvania July 2015! Ray is the curator of Mennonite Church Canada’s Heritage Centre Gallery, and a talented artist. Pray for energy and vision as Ray nears completion of this three year painting series and book project.

Events at Wilmot

Tuesday, March 3

Women’s Bible Study at 10:00 a. m.


Wednesday, March 4 - Nith Valley Singers

rehearse at Wilmo at . 7:00 p. m.


Lutheran- Mennonite Dialogue 2015 – Growing in our spiritual practice
Date Location Topic Leader
March 10 - 7:00 p. m. Zion - Phillipsburg Divine Reading and Fasting Ilene Bergen
March 17 - 7:00 p. m. Stenmann Praying the Labyrinth Wendell Grahlman
March 24 - tba St. James Reflection and pot luck Joanna Miller

Tuesday, March 10 - Quilting

– morning and afternoon.


Saturday, March 21 - Movie Night - Feature - “Jimmy”

- Once you see the world through Jimmy's eyes, it will never look the same again. Jimmy  is a heartfelt family drama about a mentally challenged teenager who sees beings no one else can. Jimmy doesn't always understand what he sees and hears, but he remembers it all with uncanny accuracy, which is why his lawyer father asks him to testify in a crucial trial. 7:00 p. m.


Worship planning -

Ross Shantz and Florence Roes are looking for a third person to plan for worship. They will be planning for June, July and August and will begin planning in April. Please contact either Ross or Pastor Dave if you are interested.


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

Tuesday, March 3 - Syrian Bishop visit –

MCC will be hosting Bishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Homs, Syria.
Location: Community Room, 50 Kent St., Kitchener. 9:30 a. m. Hear how your support of MCC ministry brings hope in the midst of the violence of Syria. 


Wednesday, March 4 - Lenten Service & Lunch.

Noon at Zion United Church, New Hamburg.


Saturday, March 7

Chin Christian Church Fundraising Dinner at 5:30 p. m. - Chin traditional bamboo dance and music.  6:00 p. m. - Chin cuisine (spicy and not so spicy). Music and program to follow. Steinmann Mennonite Church. All donations will help our Chin sisters and brothers with the building they purchased recently in Kitchener. Dinner by reservation only (so the cooks know how many to prepare for). Contact  519 634-8311  or office@smchurch.ca.


Wednesday, March 11 - Peer Support Group

for those living with mental health challenges at Mannheim Mennonite Church. 6:30 p. m.


H4>March 16 & 17

Hidden Acres  Grandparent & Grandchild Days. An opportunity for grandparents & grandchildren (grades 1-6) to spend time together enjoying interactive programming focused on “HOPE” (Helping Others Participate thru Education). Join us on either March 16 or 17. See the bulletin board for a registration form.


Saturday, March 21 - 8:00 a. m.

Elmira Meat Canning Fundraising Breakfast. Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs. 8:00 a. m. Keith Martin speaking on "A History of Meat Canning in Ontario". Tickets are $12/adult, $5/ages 6-12. Call  (519) 745-8458  to reserve your ticket.


Saturday, March 21 - Menno Singers Concert.

Waterloo North Mennonite Church at 7:30 p. m. Tickets ($20 adults, $5 students) available at Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, Music Plus or online at www.mennosingers.com.


Sunday, March 22

“Laughter is Sacred Space” – a presentation by Ted & Co. Tavistock Mennonite Church. 3:00 p. m. There is no charge for this event and no offering will be received.  See poster on bulletin board.


Saturday, March 28

MEDA Waterloo Spring Banquet  at Steinmann Mennonite Church. 6:30 p. m. Speaker: Catherine Sobrevega from the Ghana GROW Project. Online payment preferred or RSVP by email: nagbonaye@meda.org  or phone: 519-725-1633 ext.100. Reservations close March 23. See poster on bulletin for more information.


May 29 - 31

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


DONATION OPPORTUNITY –

Nithview Auxiliary is seeking donations to continue programs and buy equipment which enhances the lives of those in Long Term care. This year they hope to purchase wheelchair washers. If any women would like to make a donation, make your cheque payable to “Nithview Auxiliary” and place it on the offering plate. Lia will forward it.