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Bulletin for Sunday, January 8, 2017

Worship Leader:                    Milissa Fortier

Song Leader:                            Sheryl Wideman

Pianist:                                      Linda Ramer     

Greeters:                                   Leo Feng & Johnathan Pathmanathan

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Praise Singing

Offering

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 2:1-12closeMatthew 2:1-12 The Visit of the Wise Men 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. (ESV)
closeMatthew 2:1-12closeMatthew 2:1-12 The Visit of the Wise Men 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. (ESV)
The Visit of the Wise Men 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. (ESV)

Message: “Following the Magi” – Art Byer

Hymn

Congregational Response/Thanksgiving/Prayer Requests

Hymn

Benediction

Bulletin Announcements

 Ken and Dawne will be in the office/visiting Tues through Fri this week.

Leah Harder plans to be in the office Tues 12:30-2:30, Thurs 11-2, and Fri 11-2 this week.

Next Sunday, Jan 15, join us for a prayer meeting after the service. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Adult Sunday School begins again on Jan 15, with a 9-week course entitled “Boundaries,” to help us discern how and when to say “Yes” and “No” when people expect various things from us.

Sunday, January 22 at Parkview Village Auditorium (12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville): Community Mennonite Church of Stouffville is celebrating their 20th Anniversary! Please join us for some or all of the festivities.
12pm – Potluck Lunch; 2pm – Program, followed by refreshments. All are welcome! 

360ºkids Needs “Host” volunteers. Provide a bed for the night for a young person who needs it, in a moment of crisis. Attend an information session: Jan. 15th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm 360ºkids Hub – 10415 Yonge St, Richmond Hill. 

SILVER LAKE MENNONITE CAMP Fathers and Kids Retreat – January 13-15
Don’t miss out on this great winter experience!  Skating on the lake, building snowmen and igloos, snowshoeing through the woods, roasting s’mores over the campfire, playing board games and mini-sticks in the dining hall and watching Hockey Night in Canada on the big screen! Dads enjoy some free-time on Saturday morning on the couches by the fire (newspapers and coffee will be in abundance) while our staff provide some outdoor programming with the kids. NOTE: Father can be defined as any male adult role model or mentor. Retreat Cost: $225 for Father and one Child (each additional child is $50)
To Register: Father’s & Kids Online Registration

Saturday, March 11 – Christian Aging Conference “Rethinking Retirement.” Early Bird pricing deadline is Jan 31. Special rates are available for seniors and students. Reserve your spot at www.tyndale.ca/events/rethinking-retirement  or call Amy Francis at 416.222.6620 ext. 4206 or Bea Denbroeder at 905.884.9985. More info on bulletin board.

Applications are invited for the position of Director of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre.  The Director stewards the vision of an engaged Mennonite presence in doctoral-level theological education, primarily at the Toronto School of Theology, on behalf of Conrad Grebel University College and its binational Mennonite partners. This administrative position is 0.25 FTE.  Applications for an initial two-year contract, starting July 2017 or later, are invited until March 1, 2017.  Inquiries and applications should be directed to E. Paul Penner, Director of Operations, Conrad Grebel University College, eppenner@uwaterloo.ca.  The College is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified persons; Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Read more at www.grebel.ca/positions

 

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