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)

October 19 20th Sunday of Pentecost John Epp
October 26 Arts Sunday at Wilmot Professor Laura Gray
November 2 22nd Sunday of Pentecost Dave Rogalsky
November 9 23rd Sunday of Pentecost Dave Rogalsky

FORMATION HOUR

  • October 19 - New Testament Churches
  • October 26 - Faith and the arts at Wilmot
  • November 2 - A study of same-sex texts in the Bible
  • November 9 - Annual Meeting

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

Please pray for Peter Labun who is experiencing health issues while on short term assignment with his wife, Viola, in China.  Pray that both Peter and Viola will feel God's presence as they negotiate the linguistic and cultural challenges of medical testing and possible surgery abroad. Pray that the Labuns will feel confident in the medical decisions they make and the care they receive. May they find support and encouragement in the arms of their adopted community. Peter and Viola are from Jubilee Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.

Ministry Notes:

Praise God for the fruitful ministries of Nathan and Taryn Dirks, Mennonite Church Canada workers in Botswana, as they lead young people of African Initiated Churches in ministry for prison inmates.

Events at Wilmot

Saturday, October 18

Movie Night. Featuring: Note III. Peyton MacGruder has just written her first book.Traveling to a scenic village in Washington State, Peyton is surprised when her husband King shows up with a special weekend planned at a cottage for their first anniversary. 7:00 p. m.

Sunday, Octtober 19 - Biblical Storytelling with John Epp.

John will be with us for the Worship Service and Formation Hour. You are invited to bring a bag lunch and join us for the afternoon session with John from 1:00 – 2:00 p. m. Local churches have been invited.


Tuesday, October 21

Girls’ Club meets at Wilmot at 7:00 p. m.


Wednesday, October 22

Nith Valley Singers rehearse at Wilmot. 7:00 p. m.


Sunday, October 26 - Faith and the Arts at Wilmot -

A new event at Wilmot is being organized to celebrate faith and the arts. During the worship service we will be privileged to have Dr. Laura Gray from Conrad Grebel University College speak about creativity and where faith and the arts connect. As well we will enjoy special music by Liz and Mike Rogalsky-Lepock. Following the worship service we are inviting artists from our congregation to share their creative works and talent. We encourage you to share and display your art work so that we can continue to appreciate and get to know one another. Some possibilities of arts/crafts to be shown might be: quilting, carving, painting, wood working, calligraphy, metal works, pottery, and knitting. At some point during the time of sharing there will be refreshments in the form of finger foods which we are asking the congregation to bring. Culinary creativity! If you are interested in sharing your gifts with the congregation please contact Lil Quanz (634-8718), or Darlene Culp (519-390-0332) by October 19th.


FALL CONGREGATIONAL EVENTS

  • Sunday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. is the date for our Fall Annual meeting.
  • Sunday, November 16 will be the Milestone Celebration. Please mark your calendar.

Events in the Broader Community

Saturday, October 18 - Empty Bowls for Haiti

at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Seatings at 5:00 p. m. & 7:00 p. m. Cost: $25. Ontario potters donate the bowls, local restaurants and organizations donate the soup and you keep the bowl! This event supports MCC Ontario and  its commitment to sustainable change in Haiti. For tickets please call 519-696-2484 or 519-662-2066.


October 20 & 21 - CRACKED –

a research-based play about dementia at Nithview Home. 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, however seating is limited. Call 519-662-2707 or email to reserve a seat. See poster on bulletin board for further details.


Friday, October 24 - Benjamin Eby Lecture

by Professor Derek Suderman.
Topic: “Seeking Peace as the End of Lament”.
Location: Conrad Grebel University College Chapel. 7:30 p. m.


Events in the Broader Community, continued

Saturday, October 25 - Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting.

2:00 p. m. at Conrad Grebel University College. Six story vignettes on "Memories of Mennonite Migration" from the 1780s to the 1990s. Also two new exhibits on Mennonite migration. Free admission.


Saturday, October 25 - Kevin Pauls Concert

hosted by Appletree Community Church. Doors open at 6:00 p. m. At the Wellesley Community Centre. For free tickets call 226-660-0115. Westhills Fellowship, which will be moving to Baden, has gifted their building in Lisbon to Appletree. A freewill donation will be taken with proceeds donated in thanks to Westhills.


Saturday, October 25 - House of Friendship Fundraising Dinner

at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. Punch: 6:00 p. m. Dinner: 6:30 p. m. See poster on bulletin board for ticket details.


3:00 - 5:00 p. m. at Bingemans Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener. All Thrift Shop volunteers, past and present, are invited for an afternoon of entertainment and celebration as we highlight our 40th anniversary. Contact your local thrift store to sign up.


Wednesday, October 29 - Mennonite/s Writing 2014-2015.

Two-time Governor General’s Award winner  Rudy Wiebe  will read from his newly released novel  Come Back  in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel. 7:30 p. m. Everyone welcome.


November 8 & 9 - DaCapo Chamber Choir Concert.

A concert marking the end of the church year, and reflecting the spirit of Remembrance Day. Saturday, 8:00 p. m. - Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener (corner of Duke & Water) & Sunday, 3:00 p. m. - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo (22 Willow Street, off Erb). Tickets available at www.dacapochamberchoir/tickets or by phone  (519-725-7549). Tickets will also be available at the door - cash only.


November 13 & 14 - Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies.

Professor Jeff Gundy  will be at Conrad Grebel University College. 7:30 p. m. He will speak on “Poetry, the Sleeping King, and Creative Doubt” on Thursday (followed by a reception) and “Circling Defiance” on Friday.


Friday, November 14 - Spirituality and Aging Lecture

in the Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall.   8:30 a. m. Dr. Kenneth Pargament speaks on  “Spiritual Transformation in Late Life.”  To register visit  www.grebel.ca/sa  or  email  or 519-885-0220 x24264. $50 registration (Reduced fee for seniors, students and underemployed individuals.)


Saturday, November 15 - Menno Singers Celebration -

40 years of Mennonite Mass Choir with a performance of Brahms Requiem and Nänie at St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St N, Kitchener. 7:30 p. m. Tickets will go fast and are available at Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, Music Plus or online at  www.mennosingers.com.


FALL MUSIC FUSION –

North Perth Arts & Culture Council presents a series of concerts in October and November in the Listowel area. Artists include Becky Reesor and John Wiebe. See bulletin board for details.


MENNONITE WORLD CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY –

Registration is now open. Go to www.mwc.cmm.org/pa2015registration to register for this global gathering of worship and fellowship held July 21-26, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA. See poster on bulletin board.

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