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Bulletin for Sunday February 02, 2020
Speaker: Taucha Inrig
Worship Leader: Linda Ramer
Song Leader: Lois Burkholder
Pianist: Linda Ramer
Greeters: Anthony & Ricky Sarino
Order of Service
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 1:5-11closeERROR: 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'
Sermon Title: Celebrating Our Covenant: Nehemiah’s Prayer
Thanksgiving and Prayer Requests
Pastor Taucha Inrig will be on duty Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week.
Request for prayer for those affected by Coronavirus
The coronavirus is disrupting the lives of many in China, including the ten North American English teachers currently serving with Mennonite Partners in China, a program of Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Central Committee.
The service workers and several of their Chinese colleagues left China the middle of January for a mid-year retreat, held in Malaysia. Plans to return to China for the beginning of university classes by the middle of February have now been put on hold as school officials are requesting that they not return. Return travel is also complicated by cancelled flights and travel restrictions.
Most of MPC’s teachers are in Sichuan province, located next to Hubei, the center of the outbreak. The six visiting professors from Sichuan who are currently at Eastern Mennonite University report that their families have needed to cancel many of their New Year holiday celebrations, including a wedding planned for February 1.
Tobia and George Veith, who serve with MPC through Mennonite Church Canada, have been told by friends in their northeastern city that church services and public gatherings have all been banned. The Veiths report that Christians in their city are encouraging each other with Psalm 112:7closeERROR: 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' (“They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord.” NRSV).
Mennonite Church Canada invites prayer for our ministry partners during this outbreak and for all of those in China and across the world who have been affected by the virus.
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) completes Phase One of rebuild/repair work in Renfrew County, Ontario thanks to many volunteers. For the past three months, 97 volunteers put in 515 volunteers days to build one new home, an addition on another home and repair three homes. Five more homeowners are now back in their homes after Spring 2019 flooding. There are still homeowners waiting to return, so MDS is planning Phase Two for spring 2020. If you weren’t able to serve this fall/winter stay tuned for more information regarding the spring response.
WIDEMAN MENNONITE CHURCH EVENTS
Today, Sunday, February 2: Covenant Sunday. Copies of the covenant are available by the mailboxes.
Tuesday, February 4 (9AM-2PM): WMCEC. Join us at sewing circle to quilt and tie comforters. Men and women are welcome. Bring your lunch. Beverage will be provided.
Sunday, February 9: Soup lunch after the service to raise funds for the MDS trip to West Virginia. Details to follow.
SAVE THE DATE: February 22nd is the Coldest Night of the Year Walk in support of Restore Canada. Please let Taucha know if you are able to walk with the WMC team, or sponsor us as we raise funds to help our neighbours in Markham-Stouffville!
“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Frederick Buechner