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Colossians 3:12-14closeColossians 3:12-14 12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV) closeColossians 3:12-14closeColossians 3:12-14 12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV) 12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV) .

Bulletin for Sunday November 12, 2017

Speaker:                     Ken Driedger   
Worship Leader         Christella & Johnathan Pathmanathan 
Song Leader:             Sheryl Wideman  
Pianist:                       Linda Ramer
Greeters:                    Anthony & Ricky Sarino  

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship   
Opening Prayer
Praise Singing
Offering
Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:12-14closeColossians 3:12-14 12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV) closeColossians 3:12-14closeColossians 3:12-14 12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV) 12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV)
Message: Being the Beloved
Hymn
Congregational Response
Thanksgiving and Prayer Requests
Hymn
Benediction

Announcements

This week Pastor Ken Driedger will be on duty from Wednesday through the weekend, but away at meetings in Kitchener all next weekend.

 Please pray for the family of James and Helen Reusser. Helen Reusser passed away at Freeport Hospital in the palliative care unit on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Don Penner (pastor at Shantz Mennonite Church and son-in-law) writes, “Helen died just in time to “go home for supper.” After five years of having great trouble swallowing, and the past two years existing on basically a liquid diet, we picture her feasting on the fullness of heaven’s best, especially filling up on the love and mercy of God.”
Helen worked for many years as MCEC Minister of Christian Education. She was ordained on August 24, 1985, serving in Mannheim Mennonite Church with her husband Jim. Don Penner continues” We are tired out, having just come through Jim’s memorial last Sunday (November 5, 2017), but overall thankful. Thank you for your love and prayers. They are such a gift to our family.”

Remembering 500 Years Of Reformation
As Mennonites, we join our thoughts and prayers with Lutherans around the world as they begin a year of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Lutherans mark October 31, 1517 as the beginning of the Reformation, being the day that Martin Luther is said to have posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Wittenberg church.
In July of 2010, delegates of the Lutheran World Fellowship took the historic step of asking Mennonite communities for forgiveness for past persecutions of Anabaptists. In November 2010, MCEC participated with its counterpart, the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, in a service of reconciliation between Lutherans and Mennonites. In addition, MCEC and the Eastern Synod, along with Conrad Grebel University College and the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, sponsored a day of study and learning which helped us reflect on our commonalities and differences. Mennonite and Lutheran congregations were also encouraged that year to get to know each other through local study and dialogue.
Since that time, a number of MCEC congregations have more intentionally been engaged in dialogue and partnership with Lutheran congregations in their community. In the spirit of a new ecumenicity, MCEC invites you to remember our Lutheran brothers and sisters as they celebrate what God has done throughout their history and to give thanks for a movement that opened the door for the radical reformation just a few years later.

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat. Nov. 25th  – 6:00 pm @ Rouge Valley Mennonite Church: Pennsylvania German Folklore’s 63rd Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner. “Those Wonderful Fraktur Artists” Lorne Smith and Gospel Quartet “4 Heaven’s Sake”. Tickets $30.00 Please contact Dorothy Reesor (905)294-3427 or Don Miller (905) 640-3707. 

During the 2016 Christmas season The Salvation Army supported over 280 families in Markham & Stouffville. This Christmas season volunteers are needed throughout December 1-23 . 2 hour shifts to stand and receive donations on the Christmas kettles in various locations in Stouffville. What is required: A friendly smile, a thank you after a donation is made in the kettle. 2-hour shifts, respectful casual dress code. Please contact Terry Harney at 905-472-3009 for further details.

 

 

 

 

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