March 22 Bulletin

CALL TO WORSHIP:
My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Psalm 108:1

Sunday School 10:00
Offering: Collecting tin cans.

Worship Service 11:00
Worship Leader Sid Dueck
Singing
Welcome & Prayer
Singing & Offering (General Fund)
Prayer & Praise
Scripture Reading – Milton Loewen
Sermon – Eric Isaac
Closing Song
Announcements

Next Sunday:
Adult Class: (10AM)
Dining Hall: Acts 23:12-35
Offering – General Fund
Last Sunday’s offering for the General Fund
was $3,160.25.
Sermon: Donovan Dueck- read Mark 11:1-11

Today!
BCBC follow up Party 4:00 PM
@ Gimli Bible Camp

Monday, Mar 23
Mothers who Care 9:00 AM

Tuesday, Mar 24
Sewing Circle 9:00 AM
Youth Lesson Night 7:30 PM

Wednesday, Mar 25
Senior Lunch 12:00 PM

Thursday, Mar 26
Ministerial Meeting @ Church 7:00 PM

Remember in your prayers:
Janellie Blanco: in her 2nd year at Steinbach Bible College and Zach Abrahamson: in his 2nd year at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Bethel Mission Trips: Zach: England, Jessica: South Africa, Beth: Kenya, Andrea: Norway.

MEMC is in the process of implementing a Child Abuse Prevention Policy. Part of this means slightly changing the way children are dropped off/picked up for Sunday school. Starting TODAY, if you have children in grade 6 or younger, we are asking that you pick up your children from their classes immediately after Sunday school. The teacher will stay in the room until all the children are picked up.
The preschool/kindergarten class and toddler nursery (during the morning service) will require parents signing their children in and out.
A note to all volunteers who work with children: if you haven’t already done so please get your criminal record checks done and give them to Cathy. If you have any questions or concerns about any of this, please talk to Cathy, Donovan, Eric or Jen. Thank you for your participation in making MEMC a safe place for everyone!

A parent and child dedication is being planned for the month of June. Talk to Eric Isaac if you are interested.

Ramona’s Reach Fundraiser Tournament is happening in Arborg March 28-29.

Communion will be celebrated during the Good Friday service. (April 3rd, 10:30 a.m.) In keeping with 1 Corinthians 11:27-28 we ask that you examine yourself before the service. We also expect parents to talk about communion and who should participate with their children.

Mennonite Disaster Service has a service opportunity for the whole family. Families of children and adults of all ages are encouraged to serve together building cabins for a week at Camp Elim near Swift Current, Saskatchewan between August 3 & 28. For more info and to register call 866-261-1274 or at mds.mennonite.net/projects/campelimfamilyproject

Mennonite Disaster Service continues to bring people home in High River, Alberta. Although High River flooded in June 2013 there are still people who have not been able to move home. Come volunteer for a week or two this spring and summer. Call 1-800-241-8111 for more info or to book a week for you and your friends.

Thanks from Bishkek
We are so grateful to each of you who contributed to the bonspiel fundraiser the past several weekends which targeted some pressing needs at the Arms of Love shelter here in Bishkek. Thanks so much to those who volunteered their time. We know that family, C&C members as well as other individuals from the church were involved. It means a lot to know you care about the work we are supporting here, which is ministering very practically to many women & children in desperate situations. We hope God also sends you much encouragement in return!
In addition, the oven which you purchased earlier this year with the muffin & coffee funds is in full use at the centre. Everyday the girls bake bread in it and it’s a crucial part of the fledgling food services business.
Gratefully yours, Jake & Christy

Youth
Mar 24- Lesson Night
May 15-18 – Abundant Springs Youth Conference
Check out in the library this week…

Youth: The Lost Medallion by Bill Muir. Archaeologist Dr. Michael Stone looked his entire life for the lost medallion, and now his son Billy has discovered it. When a spontaneous wish transports him and his best friend Allie 200 years in to the past, they discover a very different Aumakua Island.
Billy and his friend must escape danger from their nemesis Cobra, braving waterfalls, animal traps, and sneaking into caves. With no other way home and the well-being of the island resting on his shoulders, Billy must discover the key to reclaiming the medallion and its tremendous power.

Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings. With nothing to their names, young widow Rosa Garner and her mother-in-law return to Texas and the family ranch. Only now the county is demanding back taxes and the women have only four months to pay. Learning the American customs is not easy and she can’t help but catch wandering eyes. Where some offer help with dangerous strings attached, only one man seems honorable. What lengths will Rosa go to save her future?

A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano. Lady Eliza Sumner lost her father, fiancé, faith, and now her fortune. She masquareds as a governess and is determined to find the man who ran off with her fortune, reclaim the money, and head straight back to London. Mr. Hamilton Beckett, is the catch of the season but he has no plans to marry again, especially since his hands are full keeping his business afloat while raising his two children. When all of Hamilton’s and Eliza’s best-laid plans fall by the wayside, it will take a riot of complications for them to realize that God just might have had a better plan in mind all along.