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Bulletin for Sunday, May 15, 2016

Worship Leader:                    Nancy Taylor

Song Leader:                          Sheryl Wideman

Pianist:                                      Linda Ramer

Greeters:                                  Art and Evelyn Byer

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Praise Singing

Offering

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14closeEzekiel 37:1-14 The Valley of Dry Bones 37:1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.” (ESV) closeEzekiel 37:1-14closeEzekiel 37:1-14 The Valley of Dry Bones 37:1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.” (ESV) The Valley of Dry Bones 37:1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.” (ESV)

Message: “Can Dry Bones live Again?” – Art Byer

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Congregational Response/Thanksgiving/Prayer Requests

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Benediction

Bulletin Announcements

Pastor Ken will be in the office/visiting on Wed, May 18 and Thurs, May 19.

TODAY – Brief congregational meeting following the worship service.

May 17, 9am-2pm  – WMCEC. Join us at sewing circle to quilt and tie comforters. Men and women are welcome. Bring your lunch, beverage provided.

May 19, 7:30pm – Church Council Meeting in the Upper Room.

Sun, June 5, after the service – Prayer Meeting in the Upper Room.  Bring your lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Milissa.

May 15, 3pm , Parkview Village Auditorium Community Mennonite Church invites you to the workshop “Where Church and Autism Meet: How can church be more autism-friendly?”  Learn more about autism and its symptoms, and identify the challenges in relation to church activities, such as worship, Sunday school, youth group, and potlucks. Geralde Reesor-Grooters will share her own experiences but also invites you to explore these challenges and be part of the search for creative suggestions and solutions.

May 27 & 28 – New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale – 50th Sale! See our website for more details (nhmrs.com/news) or contact info@nhmrs.com.

June 7, 6:30pm  Annual MCC Toronto Supper at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church. Food, fellowship and stories of work in Toronto and with Syrian refugees and a farewell to MCC’s Toronto Rep, Tim Schmucker. To RSVP and for more info: mcco.ca/events.

June 18, 10am – Spring meeting of Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. A new video, “The Last Objectors: the Story of Canada’s Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War” Also see the exhibit, Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service, 1941-1946. No pre-registration required. For further information contact Sam Steiner: secretary@mhso.org  519-884-1040

Mennonite Disaster Service continues to monitor the Fort McMurray fire situation. We are currently waiting for the opportunity to go in to Fort McMurray to assess how we can be involved in the clean-up, repair, and rebuilding response. Donations can be made to “MDS” by cheque, online, or by phone. Our contact info is 6A –1325 Markham Rd, Winnipeg, MB, R3T4J6, phone: 1-866 261-1274.

Alumni MYF, we are counting on you to have some great stories and pictures from the last 106 years of MYF! The youth are organizing the June 12th Wideman Anniversary Hymn Sing, if you have anything you would be able to contribute to the program, please email Hannah Taylor, hdtaylor@outlook.com.

MYF Corner
Tues May 17, 7-9pm – Bible Study at Wideman Church in the upper room.
May 20 – 23 – Fraser Lake weekend It’s time to commit, and hand in your Fraser forms and payment. Food and other supplies have to be ordered soon, so we need to know numbers.

Wideman Mennonite Church 200th Anniversary
Sun, June 12, 7pm – Hymn Sing
Sat, July 23, 5pm – BBQ (RSVP to widemanchurch@gmail.com); 7pm – Hymn Sing
Sun, July 24, 10am – Worship Service; 12pm – Potluck ; 2pm – Memories and Music

 

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