WILMOT MENNONITE CHURCH

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Upcoming Worship Services

All Worship at Wilmot - 9:45 a. m.

(unless otherwise indicated)

April 22 Paul and Silas (Acts 16: 16-34, Luke 6: 18-19,22-23) GuestSpeaker: Elmer Thiessen
April 29 Paul's Sermon at Athens (Acts 17:16-31, John 1:16-18) Susan Allison-Jones
May 6 Partnership in the Gospel (PhiI1:1-18a, Luke 9:46-48) Susan Allison-Jones
FORMATION HOUR
April 22 Physician Assisted Dying Elmer Thiessen

Congregational Notes:

Appreciation for Colleen Dotzert's Ministry Pastoral Care Team invites you to stay for Formation Hour on Sunday, April 15th for a special appreciation time of Colleen's ministry among us. Colleen is completing her internship on Sunday, April 8th.

Adriaena Jones is travelling to Israel/Palestine this May with YELLA. (Learning trip sponsored by MCCO, MCEC and Conrad Grebel.) The group fundraiser is in the form of $25.00 per share. If you wish to support Adriaena, cash or a cheque made out to MCCO can be given to Susan or donations can be made on line at http://mcco.ca/support-yella (Be sure to identify the donation is for Adriaena Jones. Donations are not receiptable.

Ladies, mark your calendar for May 16 at 7pm for our Mother's Day Tea. More information to follow.

The Lenten Services and Lunches were well attended and included an offering. A total of $1367.06 from the six services was sent to the Canadian Bible Society. A big thank you to the churches who hosted a service and provided lunch.

Wilmot Eccumenical Ministerial

UPCOMING EVENTS AT WILMOT

April 17 1:00 p. m. Worship & Formation Team
April 17 - 7:00 p. m. Girls Club
April 26 - 7:30 p. m. Gathering Worship Band
May 2 - 7:00 p. m. Ministry Team
May 9 - 7:00 p. m. Pastoral Care Team
June 10 Semi-Annual Meeting


IN THE BROADER CHURCH & COMMUNITY

Dinner Theatre - "Family Ties Through Thick and Thin"

The story of a family losing the older generation, written by Barb Draper. At Floradale Mennonite Church on April 13, 14 and 15: Friday and Saturday roast beef dinner ($20) at 6:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm. Sunday show only, at 2:30 pm. Freewill theatre offering for Woolwich Community Services and Mennonite World Conference Global Church Sharing Fund. To purchase tickets call 519-669-2861 or email


May Court Flower Power Fundraiser for CJI

Every penny you spend comes back to CJI - your money does double duty. So if you purchase a Boston fern for $22- all of that $22 is donated back to CJI from the May Court Club. Awesome right?
This year you can order directly through our Staff OR online at http://www.cjiwr.com/get-involved/flower-power -fund raiser/
We can receive orders until April 18th.
You can then pick your flowers up May 8th or 9th from The Meadow Acres Garden Centre right in time for Mothers Day!
Your purchase receipt is also good as a 20% off coupon on anything in the Garden Centre- that is full price or 10% off anything on sale. The quality of plants are beautiful and all prices include tax.
Let us know if you have any questions. juliet@cjiwr.com


Join Rockway Mennonite Collegiate's Grade 7 & 8 students

in their production of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf' coming to the Rockway Gym A stage on Thursday, April 19 & Friday April 20 at 7:30 p. m. Tickets are available online www.rockway,ca now! You may also purchase by cash, cheque or credit card at the door each performance night. $10 per person - General Admission seating.


MEDA Breakfast

All are welcomed to attend the next MEDA breakfast at the Stone Crock in St. Jacobs on Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 a. m. The cost of the breakfast is $15. We will be joined by Terry Petkau who will be sharing about his experience working with Habitat for Humanity


Women of MCEC - Save the Date - April 20 - 21, 2018

Women of MCEC, you are invited to a time of renewal, inspiration and fun at our Spring Enrichment Day in April 2018. This year we will be gathering in Leamington. More details will come, but mark it on your calendars today! Looking forward to this time together!


MCC Spring Concert - There's Nothing Like a Song!

Conductor: Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh, Training Choir Conductor Melinda Metzger, Accompanist: Christine Klaver-Schmidt
Sunday April 29, 2018 at 3:00 p. m.
Location: Floradale Mennonite Church 22 Florapine Road, Floradale
Tickets $10 adult, $5 children (ages 5-18)


Spring Seniors' Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp

April 30 or May 1 (same program each day). Marianne Mellinger will be leading us as we explore our spiritual lives in the context of aging. More info at info@hiddenacres.ca or www.hiddenacares.ca Register by April 24.


New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Promotion Dinner

at Bingeman's Marshall Hall, Monday, April 30th, 6:30pm. Guest speaker Sarah Martin Mills, Founder of Growing Hope Farms.
Topic: The Story of Growing Hope.
Tickets ($10.00) available from Ralph Bean.


Menno Singers Concert

Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p. m. at St Jacobs Mennonite Church (1310 King St. N. St Jacobs) - Join Menno Singers and artistic director Brandon Leis for their last concert of the season entitled 'Come Joy of Singing', a celebration of poetry, prayers, spirituals and gospel song, as chosen by the choristers. Tickets are $20 adults, 5$ children/students, available from choristers, at the door or online at www.mennosingers.com.


New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale

The sale this year will be on May 25 and 26. There is a request for volunteers. Please see the letter and list of needs on the Missions Board.
Get involved at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale May 25th & 26th!
Play Music: Busking-style musicians are needed Friday evening or Saturday (contact Dan at dan@ddajohnson.com)
Plants:
Start plant cuttings and bulbs now and bring them to our Plant Tent for the Sale. Details of these opportunities to get involved can be found at our website (www.nhmrs.com) or

Tri-County Mennonite Homes

will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year and a week of celebration is being planned for September 16 to 22, 2018. Mark the date in your calendar.


Grace Lao Mennonite Church Egg Roll Sale

Please see the order list on the bulletin board in the foyer for information. The deadline for ordering is April 29.


Community Gardening Kits

Help MCC raise funds to send supplies and site-appropriate seeds to nine communities in Northern Ontario where the cost and availability of food is a serious issue. More info at mcco.ca/gardening-kits.

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