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
On this Easter Sunday, pray for Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers who are serving communities around the world. May their words and deeds exhibit the forgiving, life-giving love of Christ.
Your gifts to Mennonite Church Canada multi-cultural ministries has enabled us to translate critical faith-forming resources for Mennonite congregations across Canada who worship in 18 different languages.
Wednesday, April 23
Nith Valley Singers rehearse at Wilmot 7:00 p. m.
Thursday, April 24
Team Leaders’ Meeting at 7:00 p. m.
Wednesday, April 24
Nith Valley Singers rehearse at Wilmot. 7:00 p. m.
Saturday, May 10
Men’s Breakfast at the church. 7:30 a. m.
Saturday, May 17
Movie Night at 7:00 p. m. Featuring “The Note” - A warm and touching story of hope and forgiveness. When a plane crashes, newspaper columnist Peyton MacGruder discovers a note that was from one of the passengers on board and she sets out on a quest to find the person for whom it was intended.
Sunday, June 8
PENTECOST 1 WORSHIP PLANNING GROUP -
we are in need of one person for this Planning Group. Please consider serving in this capacity and signing up on the sheet in the foyer.
THANK YOU -
Missions would like to thank the congregation for donating $334.61 to the MCC Ontario Refugee Program Fund. If you would like to help bring snack, please sign the sheet. Coffee donations will be directed to the Single Mom’s Camp at Hidden Acres. Cost for one week is approximately $600.00. If you wish, you may put a donation in your regular church offering envelope. Also, ten more mats have been completed and taken to the Gleaners. Thanks again. Dale, Sue and Sandra.
Thursday, April 17 - MEDA BREAKFAST
at Stone Crock, St. Jacobs 7:30 a.m. Guest speaker: Rick Cober Bauman, Executive Director of MCC Ontario. No RSVP required.
Saturday, April 21 - Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Spring Enrichment Day.
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at St. Catherines United Mennonite Church. Registration deadline is March 31. Also, May 2 – 4 a bus trip to Ottawa Tulip Festival. Registration deadline: March 31. The bus will leave from Kitchener. More info for both of these events is in your mailbox and on the bulletin board.
Saturday, April 26 - Interfaith 27th Annual Giant Silent Auction.
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Wilmot Recreation Centre. For more info regarding donating items and drop off locations, please call 519-662-3092. See bulletin board for details.
April 28 & 29 - Hidden Acres Spring Seniors’ Retreat.
(the same program will be offered both days). “Building Hope & Community: Responses to Poverty.” Resource persons: Martin Buhr (MennoHomes) and John Neufeld (House of Friendship). Brochures are available on the bulleting board. Space is limited. Registration required by April 22nd.
Tuesday, April 29 - Rockway Information Night.
7:00 p. m. Grade 7 & 8 programs and high school programs will be the focus. For more information or to RSVP visit www.rockway.ca.
Saturday, May 3 - Shalom Counselling Services Fundraising Breakfast & morning performance.
8:30 a. m. at The Conrad Centre, 36 King St., Kitchener. Debuting the play: “A Bicycle Built for Two: A Playful Reflection on Marriage”. 7:30 p.m. Evening performance at same location. Cost: $25.00 ($15 for students/subsidized). Call The Conrad Centre (519)745- 4711 or go to www. kwsymphony.ca to reserve your ticket. See poster on bulletin board.
EGG ROLL FUNDRAISER –
Grace Lao Mennonite Church, 575 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener is holding an egg roll fundraiser on May 3. Orders must be placed by April 27. See the signup sheet on the bulletin board. You are responsible for picking up your own order between 9:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.
Sunday, May 4 - Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir Concert.
3:00 p. m. at Floradale Mennonite Church. Tickets are $10 each, $5 for children under 12, and $25 per family and will be available at the door or from a chorister.
26 YEARS AGO THIS SPRING…. ….
Jessica Reesor was born shortly after MCEC’s 1st annual session. As a child, her faith was formed within her family, at Hagerman Mennonite Church and at Fraser Lake Camp. In university, she enjoyed Peace and Conflict Studies courses at Conrad Grebel University College, as well as a Ministry Inquiry placement at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Jess’ recent experience as part of a congregation’s pastoral search committee sealed her decision to go to seminary. Now a divinity student in Toronto, Jessica Reesor Rempel will be giving a LED talk at MCEC’s Annual Church Gathering on youth/young adult perspectives on the future of the church.
TOOTHPASTE -Effective immediately MCC is no longer collecting toothpaste for relief, hygiene, or Aids caregiver kits.
WHILE ON A MENNONITE CHURCH SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENT
in Bethlehem, Palmer Becker visited a local mosque twice a week to pray with Muslim believers who have become his friends. He was also invited to address the full mosque after prayers. Praise God for Palmer and others like him who bring a Christ-like presence into relationships with those of other faiths.
PRAY FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF TENSIONS
in the Ukraine and safety for all, including Mennonite Church Canada partners: Zaporizhzhe Mennonite Church, Pastor Sergey and Lena Deynekin in Kherson, and Mary Raber, a partner through Mennonite Mission Network. To learn more about how to pray for Ukraine, see news.mennonitechurch.ca/how-pray-ukraine.
BADEN SUMMER BIBLE CAMP
August 11-15 at Steinmann Mennonite Church. 8:50-11:30 a.m. For children age 3 through Grade 8. Welcome! Give and Receive God’s Great Love will highlight Bible stories about God’s people who showed hospitality. Invite friends to mark their calendars too. Why not volunteer to help children have fun while learning about God? Contact Marcia Kastner if you are able to help out.
"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