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Bulletin for Sunday, December 11, 2016

Worship Leader:                    Sarah Taylor

Song Leader:                          Lois Burkholder

Pianist:                                      Justine Reesor & Linda Ramer        

Greeters:                                   Bina Xu & Gabriella Simon

Order of Service

Third Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Praise Singing

Offering

Scripture Readings: 1 Peter 1:3-9closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'; Romans 14:17closeRomans 14:17 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (ESV) closeRomans 14:17closeRomans 14:17 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (ESV) 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (ESV)

Message: “Inexpressible and Glorious…Joy?” – Pastor Dawne Driedger

Hymn

Congregational Response/Thanksgiving/Prayer Requests

Hymn

Benediction

Bulletin Announcements

Ken and/or Dawne will be in the office/visiting Wed, Thurs, and Fri this week.

TODAY! Sun, Dec 11, 7pm – Joint Hymn Sing

Year-end reports – Committee chairs, please send your committee reports to the church office by December 23rd.  Thank you.

Sun Dec 18, Christmas Lunch after the service . Please sign up in the foyer. Christmas program to follow after lunch. There will be a free -will donation basket.

Here are two ways to give in our community this Christmas season:

  1. Bring non-perishable food items. We will be placing a box in the foyer by the Christmas tree next week. Markham Food Bank is especially in need of the following items: jars of jam, Jello mixes, canned milk, toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, tissue, toilet paper)
  2. Buy a gift card at a grocery or drug store, place it in an envelope that is provided beside the Christmas tree in the sanctuary, and place it on the tree. These will be shared with our refugee families as they are needed.

Please check the bulletin board for upcoming events, and current news/updates.

Dec 11 @ 12:30pm – The Toronto Mennonite New Life Church invites you once again to ”Taste of Colombia” Christmas fundraiser. $10 or donation. 1774 Queen St E

Pax Christi Chorale concerts led by Artistic Director Stephanie Martin:

* Ode on the Nativity,  Dec 11 at 3:00pm at Grace Church on-the-Hill. We’ll all sing carols together, then celebrate over home baking after the concert. Visit our website for tickets: www.paxchristichorale.org

* The Children’s Messiah, Dec 17, 4:00-5:00pm at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, is especially designed for children and young families. Pay what you can at the door.

Dec 30 @ 7:00pm – 11:00 pm  Mennonite New Life Centre “Welcome Home” Benefit concert at Toronto United Mennonite Church.  The concert will feature Samantha Martin Music and Delta Sugar. They were nominated for four Maple Blues Awards in 2016. More information is available at: http://mnlct.org/welcome-home-benefit-concert/

Rouge Valley Mennonite Church currently has an opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant. Please see the full job description on the north bulletin board. Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter to Michael Brisbin at mbrisbin@rogers.com by Dec. 18, 2016.

 

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