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.
Mennonite Church Canada Updates
Due to some visa complications, Mennonite Church Canada workers Andrew and Karen Suderman are returning to Canada in December with their children, Samantha and James. They will be arriving several months earlier than planned. Please pray for travel and transition mercies, and for joy in the midst of unexpected circumstances.
Praise God for the pastoral care and counselling ministry of Palmer Becker. Palmer recently returned from a Mennonite Church Canada short term ministry assignment to Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) in Bethlehem. He taught students how to care for those in their community who are suffering from grief, depression, trauma, abuse and conflict as a result of hostilities last summer. “Palmer provided much needed encouragement and support to the Christian community in Gaza, which at only 1300 people is a tiny minority,” reported BBC.
Tuesday, December 16 <>/h4>
Girls’ Club meets at Church 7:00 p. m.
Thursday, Decembe 18
Gathering Worship Band rehearses at Wilmot. 7:30 p. m.
Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service. 7:00 p. m.
Lent To Easter Planning Group
hopes to begin planning in early January. Gerald Schwartzentruber and Darlene Culp are looking for one more member to join them and Pastor Dave in planning. Please contact Pastor Dave to volunteer!
Christmas Office Hours
"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
Sunday, December 14
Menno Singers and St Peter's Lutheran Church Choir. A Christmas service of worship and song. Location: St. Peter’s Lutheran, 49 Queen St. N, Kitchener. 3:00 p. m. Attendance is by donation.
Sunday, December 21
Menno Singers Messiah Sing-a-Long at St Jacobs Mennonite Church. 3:00 p. m. Bring your score and sing along or come and listen to your favourite choruses. Attendance is by donation with tax receipts available for donations over $20.
Mennonite World Conference Assembly Prayer Network.
Prayer is essential in planning and hosting a global Assembly. Join a network of people from 20 countries to pray for Assembly – its staff, volunteers, leaders, and participants. When you join the Prayer Network, you will receive monthly communications with scriptural meditations, stories, and information surrounding Pennsylvania 2015. See more at: http://www.mwc-cmm.org/pa2015prayernetwork.
Prayers for the Philippines –
Please pray for the people as they struggle to cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Hagupit. CBC reports that Typhoon Hagupit has killed about 27 people and displaced roughly 650,000. Pray that the warmth of God’s comfort will be available to all through the hands of willing workers. Pray also that relief in the form of food, water and medicines will be in adequate supply. Mennonite Church Canada workers Daniel and Joji Pantoja, and Darnell and Christina Barkman are mobilizing efforts for relief. Keep them in your prayers as well. May they have the physical energy they need to carry out their tasks, and the sense of God’s presence in all that they do.