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
Connecting Mennonite Church Canada congregations with mission partners and Witness workers around the globe is a big job – and one that staff members Daniel Horne, Jason Martin, and Monica Krahn pour their hearts into. Pray for continued enthusiasm and inspired vision as they help nurture global friendships and ties.
The dedication and ministry of pastor and educator, Palmer Becker is a blessing! He recently completed Begin Anew: Christian Discipleship Seminar, an engaging booklet designed to help seekers make life-changing commitments to Christ and the church. Palmer frequently accepts short-term ministry assignments with Mennonite Church Canada and is currently serving in South America. Pray for God's guidance and Spirit for the workshops and messages of his ministry in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
Wednesday, April 1 -
Nith Valley Singers rehearse at Wilmot. 7:00 p. m.
Friday, April 3 -
Good Friday Service 9:30 a. m.
Sunday, April 5 -
Sunrise Service at Shantz Mennonite Church. 7:00 a. m.
Saturday, April 18 - Movie Night
featuring “Where the Red Fern Grows”. Based on the best-selling book, this film is a heart-warming classic. Combining adventure, suspense, tragedy and faith, it tells the story of a boy and his dogs growing up in the majestic Ozark Mountains, and the love between parents, children and grandfather. 7:00 p. m.
Flowers for Easter Sunday Worship Service -
If you have an Easter plant that has no scent, would you please bring it to share with the congregation during the worship service? It is always wonderful to make the sanctuary come alive with beauty during this special service.
Worship planning -
Ross Shantz and Florence Roes are thankful Gerald Good has volunteered to plan for worship with them.
Semi-annual Congregational Meeting
will be held on Sunday, June 14. Please mark your calendar.
WEEK OF MARCH 29 –
Because of Good Friday, I will be in the office on Thursday and completing the bulletin that day. Please have all announcements in no later than Wednesday. Thanks, Esther.
Missions Announcement -
The hygiene kit items and a cheque for $392.55 have been delivered to MCC at Kent St. $340.00 was forwarded to Lloyd and Erla Koch’s church in Pembroke for their work in Shirati. Missions would like to thank you again for your continued generous support of our projects. Dale, Sue and Sandra
"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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 519-725-1633 ext.100. Reservations close March 23. See poster on bulletin for more information.
Wednesday, March 25 - Lenten Service & Lunch.
at Noon at Zion United Church, New Hamburg.
March 28 & 29 - Fiddler on the Roof
at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W. Kitchener. Conrad Grebel Student Council presents this tale of family, love, human struggle, and faith. Tickets available at the door or by calling 519-885-0220. 1:00 p. m. and 6:30 p. m.
Wednesday, April 8 - Exploring climate crisis –
“Do the Math.” An inspiring film about a rising movement that explores one way of solving the climate crisis plus a presentation by Judy Paul from Divest Waterloo and an opportunity for discussion. 7:30 p. m. at Zion United Church, New Hamburg. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. See poster on bulletin board.
Saturday, April 11 - Peace & Justice Community Breakfast
followed by a dramatic presentation, A Healing Journey: A dramatic look at life after incarceration. Four to six women from Arise, a Mennonite Central Committee Restorative Justice Initiative will perform a series of vignettes that portray some of the real life challenges they have faced. 8:30 a.m. Steinmann Mennonite Church. Advance registration required by Tuesday, April 7th. Call 519.634.8311 or email email@example.com. Admission is by donation.
Saturday, April 18 - WMCEC Enrichment Day
at Listowel Mennonite Church. See the poster with details and registration information in your mailbox.
Monday, April 20 - Mennonite Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner
at Bingemans, 425 Bingeman Centre Drive, Kitchener. 6:00 p. m. Speaker: Issa Sadi Embombolo, Founder of MCC's Peace Clubs in Zambia. Tickets available by calling 519-745-8458.
Saturday, April 25
Interfaith Community Counselling Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser. Wilmot Recreation Complex. Note time change for this year: 9:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m. Breakfast served from 9:00 – 11:00 a. m. For information on donating items and drop-off locations call 519-662-3092.
April 27 & 28 - Hidden Acres Spring Seniors’ Retreat Days
(the same program offered both days). Mark Diller Harder will be leading us in, “Singing our Faith: Heart Songs and Hymnals”. See the bulletin board for a registration brochure. Space is limited. Please register by April 20.
Saturday, May 2 - Shalom Counselling Services Fundraising Breakfast.
Orlando Da Silva, President of the Ontario Bar Association speaking on “A Successful Depression”. Waterloo North Mennonite Church. 8:30 a. m. Cost: $20 (subsidized tickets available for students/underemployed). Contact: Shalom Counselling Services (519) 886-9690 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23 to order your ticket.
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.
NEW BOOK AVAILABLE -
The Orie O. Miller Story, My Calling to Fulfill describes how Miller helped to mold every major Mennonite agency from MCC to MEDA. Purchase your copy by going to mennomedia.org or calling 1-800-245-7894.