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Bulletin for Sunday, March 19, 2017

Worship Leader:                 Taucha Inrig

Song Leader:                         Sheryl Wideman

Pianist:                                    Lois Burkholder            

Greeters:                                 Laurie &Marilyn Hadden

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Praise Singing

Offering

Scripture Readings: Luke 15:11-21closeLuke 15:11-21 The Parable of the Prodigal Son 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he spanided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. 17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (ESV) closeLuke 15:11-21closeLuke 15:11-21 The Parable of the Prodigal Son 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he spanided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. 17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (ESV) The Parable of the Prodigal Son 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he spanided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. 17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (ESV)

Message: “The Lost Son” – Ken Driedger 

Hymn

Congregational Response/Thanksgiving/Prayer Requests

Hymn

Benediction

Bulletin Announcements

Ken Driedger will be in the office/visiting this week Sunday to Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 21 – WMCEC. Join us at sewing circle to quilt and tie comforters. Men and women are welcome. Bring your lunch, beverage provided. 

Thursday, March 23 – Church Council at 7:30 pm at the church.

Saturday, April 1, 2:30 at Wideman Mennonite Church – A Dedication and Reception is being held  for Lawrence Burkholder’s book The Leviathan Factor(Wipf and Stock, 2017). The book describes the origin of God’s arch enemy Satan and his impact on nature and people.

Saturday, April 1 – Maplefest at Willowgrove 11am-3:00 pm (11737 McCowan Rd).  Our maple syrup event is open to the public.  Entrance is $5/person and includes all activities.  A pancake lunch will be available for purchase. 

Sunday, April 2 at 12:30 – Toronto New Life Mennonite Church invites us to a Taste of Argentina fundraiser lunch.  See bulletin board for details. 

Saturday, April 8 – Willowgrove  – KAIROS Blanket Exercise 10:30am -2:30pm. This is a very moving and enriching learning experience that will help participants better understand the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  Please RSVP to Michal at mpickard@willowgrove.ca if you wish to attend or phone Willowgrove at 905-640-2127.   

Wednesday, April 19 – Willowgrove Annual General Meeting at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the meeting will beginat 7:30 pm.  If you wish to attend the dinner please RSVP to Michal at mpickard@willowgrove.ca or phone Willowgrove at 905-640-2127.   

Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Women of MCEC Spring Enrichment Day,  St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.  Registration starts at 8:30am. Guest speaker, Carol Penner.  Topic:  “body and soul”   Singing, Scripture, Stories, Sharing.

April 28th and 29thMennonite Church Eastern Canada‘s Annual Church Gathering: The Great ReCommission – Matthew 28:19closeMatthew 28:19 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (ESV) closeMatthew 28:19closeMatthew 28:19 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (ESV) 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (ESV) – at  The Meeting House in Oakville .  Volunteers are needed from the area churches to make it a success. If you wish to volunteer, see the bulletin board by the elevator for more details.

Sat. April 29 at 7:30 pm and Sun. April 30 at 3:00 pm – Pax Christi Chorale, Toronto’s Mennonite Choir – Elgar’s “The Apostles”.  Their final performance of the season and Stephanie Martin’s final concerts as Artistic Director. See flyer on bulletin board. 

Youth Summer Opportunity – Fraser Lake Camp is providing bursaries for youth affiliated with the Mennonite church to experience our Leaders In Training program (includes a canoe trip through Algonquin Park), and our Counsellor In Training program. Come join us for an experience of a lifetime! Please contact camp director, Kristen Berg, for application details kberg@fraserlakecamp.com

 

 

 

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