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Bulletin for Sunday, February 19, 2017

Worship Leader:                   Leo Feng & Ethan Pathmanathan

Song Leader:                           Sheryl Wideman

Pianist:                                      Linda Ramer     

Greeters:                                  Leo Feng & Ethan Pathmanathan

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Praise Singing

Offering

Scripture Readings: Numbers 13:26-28, 30-33; 14:1-4closeNumbers 13:26-28 26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. Numbers 13:30-33 30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” Numbers 14:1-4 The People Rebel 14:1 Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night. And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” (ESV) closeNumbers 13:26-28closeNumbers 13:26-28 26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. (ESV) 26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. Numbers 13:30-33closeNumbers 13:30-33 30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” (ESV) 30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” Numbers 14:1-4closeNumbers 14:1-4 The People Rebel 14:1 Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night. And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” (ESV) The People Rebel 14:1 Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night. And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” (ESV)

Message: “Grapes, Giants, and Grasshoppers” – Barb Ribble

Hymn

Congregational Response/Thanksgiving/Prayer Requests

Hymn

Benediction

Bulletin Announcements

Ken and Dawne will be at MCEC’s School for Ministers in Waterloo this week but will be checking their voice mail.

Leah Harder plans to be in the office Tues and Fri this week.

Sun, Feb 26 – Prayer meeting in the basement following lunch

Sat, March 4 – Congregational Games Night at WMC. More details to follow.

Sun, March 5 –  Potluck lunch followed by the Annual General Meeting. Come celebrate God’s faithfulness to Wideman Church in 2016 and look forward to God’s work in us and through us in 2017. AGM booklets are in your mailbox today, please be sure to read them ahead of time so you know what we’re celebrating! If you did not receive a copy, please contact the main office.

Additional electronic and hard copies of our 200th anniversary memories are still available.  Please contact Linda Ramer.  

February 20th, Family Day outdoor winter fun at Willowgrove from 10am-3pm. Activities include snowshoeing, wagon rides, campfire, hayloft, and more. $20/family.  Food will be available onsite for purchase.   

Women’s Retreat: February 24-26, 2017 at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.  Relaxing in the sauna, enjoying a massage, reading a book by the fire, snowshoeing or skiing through the woods, stargazing on a horse drawn sleigh ride and savouring exceptional food prepared by Chef Lawrence McLean.  Resource person Tanya Dyck Steinmann. For more information and to register visit www.slmc.ca/retreats or call 519-422-3200

The Stouffville MCC Care and Share Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers for its Board/Operations Council. For terms of the board, questions, or more information, please email  Fred Redekop at fredekop@mcco.ca.

 

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