CALL TO WORSHIP:
The Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” Exodus 34:6-7
Worship Service 10:00 AM
Worship Leader Delmer Plett
Announcements & Offering
Offering – MCC
Children’s Feature – Trudy Loewen
Children’s Church – ages 3-9
Prayer & Praise
Scripture Reading – Julia Hamm
Matthew 9:14-17, 6:16-18
Sermon – Eric Isaac
Children’s Church offering in July – BCBC Child Sponsor
Offering – EMC
Speaker – Eric Isaac
Prayer time for camp ministry. 9:15-9:45 AM in the church board room.
Tuesday, July 2
Youth Volleyball & Fireside @ MCS 7:30 PM
July 5-7 is EMC convention in La Crete, Alberta. The main sessions will be broadcast and all someone needs to watch these is an internet connection. The 4 sessions are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (These times are Mountain Daylight Savings time.) Go to www.emconference.ca for a link.
Communion Service July 14th, 7:00 PM
Let’s remember to examine ourselves as we prepare for this (1 Corinthians 11:28)
Sunday, July 28th at 2:30 our annual EMC Senior’s (55 and over) Picnic will be held at the Mennville School. BY CHOICE with Tony & Carol Hiebert are providing the entertainment. Faspa will be served. To cover expenses a $5 donation per person would be appreciated. Weather permitting lawn games such as Bocce Ball, Croquet, Mennonite Golf (Ladder Golf), etc will be available. Please bring your own lawn chair.
Contact person: Walter Hamm at 204-378-5753
Check out the Teen Challenge newsletter on the bulletin board. There is also information about items that could be donated to their men’s and women’s centre.
Check out the MDS and MCC announcement on the church lobby bulletin board.
News regarding the former HCA building and property: If no other options are received, the former HCA property will be listed with a realtor by mid-July 2013. Please contact any of the deacons if there are questions regarding this decision.
Last Sunday’s offering for MCS loan was $1,129.00
MDS BUILDS MORE THAN HOMES
In 1927 when Hurricane Agnes hit northeastern PA, my grandparents’ house was decimated. As my grandparents and their three boys (including my father) tried to rebuild their lives, Mennonite Disaster Service came to help with the recovery efforts. To my father they seemed strange; he never heard of Mennonites. MDS stayed to help with the recovery efforts and when they left, a man gave my father a small Bible to keep.
Four years later, when my father was 17, he dedicated his life to the Lord at a prayer meeting. When he came home the only Bible he had in the house was the small Bible that the MDS volunteer gave him four years earlier, tucked away in a drawer.
Through the work of the Lord, and church planting efforts of the Weaverland Mennonite Church and Eastern Mennonite Missions, my father heard the call to be a pastor and ended up being a pastor within Lancaster Mennonite Conference. One Sunday, during a service, a representative from MDS came to give an update on various disaster responses. Before the man got up to speak, my father told the story of his experience with MDS. The man from MDS broke down and cried exclaiming that he was the one who provided funding for those Bibles during the Hurricane Agnes recovery. He had never heard what happened to those Bibles he bought.
As you can see, I owe my life and faith to MDS. It holds a very foundational place in my heart and spirit. – Andrew Mashas