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 4th World Communion Sunday Pastor Dave Rogalsky
October 11th Thanksgiving Pastor Dave Rogalsky
October 18th 21st Sunday of Pentecost Derek Suderman
October 25th Teen Challenge Service-lunch to follow
October 4th Wilmot Ignited Refugee Support Discussion
October 11th No formation Hour
October 18th Derek Sunderman
October 25th No formation
- extended service with Teen Challenge

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

George & Tobia Veith are beginning a new Mennonite Church Canada assignment in China after an orientation program with other Mennonite workers in Sichuan province.  Please pray for wisdom, joy and stamina as they adjust to a new people, language and culture in northern China. Pray also for good relationships with the host church that invited them.

Ministry Notes:

Mary Raber, a Mennonite Church Canada partner through Mennonite Mission Network, has a ministry of teaching at Odessa Theological Seminary in Ukraine and other theological schools in Eastern Europe.  Give thanks for her many skills and cultural knowledge, and achieving her PhD in Russian church history earlier this year. Congratulations, Mary!

Missions Update –

Snack offering will be donated to Teen Challenge Women’s Ministry from Aurora who are coming to speak and share lunch with us on Sunday, October 25. If you can help by bringing a snack for one of the next three Sundays it would be appreciated. Thank you. Dale and Sandra.

Events at Wilmot

Wednesday, October 7

Team leaders meet at church. 7:30 p. m.

Tuesday, October 13

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

Saurday, October 17

Movie Night - “Finding Normal” - The only thing standing between Dr. Lisa Leland (and the wedding of her dreams in the Hamptons is a 2600-mile drive from Los Angeles to Long Island. However, a run in with the law in the town of Normal, North Carolina leaves Dr. Leland with a choice -- jail or community service.

Sunday, November 1 - Fall Congregational Meeting

Sunday, November 15

Church Milestone Celebration at noon. More details to follow.

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

Saturday, October 3 - Ride for Refuge.

Join “Team MCC” in support of MCC Ontario Programs. Register at rideforrefuge or contact Lori Martin at email or 1-800-313-6226.

October 5 & 6 - Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s Fall Seniors’ Retreat.

(same program offered both days). Resource person Tom Yoder Neufeld will be sharing around the theme of “Anabaptists – Clothed in Christ – Who we were, who we have become, who we will be!”  A day of worship, learning and fellowship. Space is limited. Please register by September 28. See the bulletin board for a registration form.

Saturday, Octctober 17 - Empty Bowls for Haiti.

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! Supporting MCC Ontario and  its commitment to sustainable change in Haiti. For tickets and more info, please call  519-696-2484  or  519-662-2066.

Saturday, Oct. 17 & 20<,sup>th Annual Friendship Dinner for House  of Friendship.

Theme: “The Legacy of Community Leadership”.  Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. Tickets: $75 each, with maximum allowable receipt. Proceeds will benefit House of Friendship’s daily services, Tickets on sale at hoffriendshipdinner20.eventbrite.ca  or contact Shelley at 519-742-8327 x131  or  fundraising@houseoffriendship.org. See poster on bulletin board. y size="10">

October 23 & Oct. 24

Friday - Spaghetti Supper
Saturday - Gala Fundraiser –

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. For details see the posters on the bulletin board.

Saturday, October 24 - Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting.

Topic: “The Growth and Spread of Old Order Mennonite Communities since the 1960s”. Floradale Mennonite Church. 2:00 p. m. See poster on bulletin board.

Sunday, November 1 - Menno Singers 60 Anniversary Concert

Featuring choral favourites from 60 years of music making. Special appearance and comments by founder Abner Martin. All Menno Singers alumni are invited to sing Haydn’s “The Heavens are Telling” with a rehearsal at 2:15 p. m. St Jacobs Mennonite Church. Concert: 3:00 p. m. Tickets: $20 (students $5) available at Music Plus, Mennonite Savings and Credit Union and at the door.

November 6 – 8 - Mennonite and Brethren Marriage Encounter Weekend

At Monastery of Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls. Registration deadline is October 27. See the bulletin board for a registration form.

Call to Prayer –

Please see a note in your mailbox from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Executive Council requesting our prayers. MCEC also invites you to visit the MCEC  Reporting Sexual Misconduct by Church Leaders webpage at  www.mcec.ca. It outlines how victims of sexual misconduct by pastors or church leaders can choose to disclose. Common concerns and questions related to misconduct are addressed: What kind of process is involved? Am I safe reporting? Once I report, do I give up control of my story? MCEC remains committed to supporting congregations to ensure that they are safe places for everyone.

Refugee Response -

Leave or stay? Many Syrian and Iraqi families face that question as international humanitarian assistance dwindles and the conflict continues to rage around them. MCC is looking for churches or groups to help sponsor refugees and for donations to support their work with refugees and displaced people in the region. Learn more about sponsorship at  mcccanada.ca/refugeeresponse. Donations to the humanitarian response in Syria are eligible for matching dollars from the Canadian government. Donate at  mcccanada.ca/syria-iraq or call toll-free 1-800-313-6226.