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Worship Leader:                    Barb Ribble     

Song Leader:                          Sheryl Wideman

Pianist:                                      Lois Burkholder                              

Greeters:                                   Art and Evelyn Byer

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Praise Singing

Offering

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 65:17-66:1closeIsaiah 65:17-66:1 New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and be glad in my people;
no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain
or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,
and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and dust shall be the serpent's food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.
The Humble and Contrite in Spirit 66:1 Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me,
and what is the place of my rest? (ESV)
closeIsaiah 65:17-66:1closeIsaiah 65:17-66:1 New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and be glad in my people;
no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain
or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,
and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and dust shall be the serpent's food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.
The Humble and Contrite in Spirit 66:1 Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me,
and what is the place of my rest? (ESV)
New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and be glad in my people;
no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain
or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,
and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and dust shall be the serpent's food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.
The Humble and Contrite in Spirit 66:1 Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me,
and what is the place of my rest? (ESV)

Message: “Where will my resting place be?” – Ken Driedger

Hymn

Congregational Response/Thanksgiving/Prayer Requests

Hymn

Benediction

Bulletin Announcements

Ken and/or Dawne will be at meetings in Kitchener on Wednesday, and in the office/visiting on Thurs Nov 17 and Fri Nov 18.

Leah Harder will be away for the next two weeks. Barb Ribble will be in the office in her absence.

Tues. Nov 15, 9am-2pm  – WMCEC. Join us at sewing circle to quilt and tie comforters. Men and women are welcome. Bring your lunch, beverage provided.

Thurs Nov 17, 7:30pm – Church council meeting

“Hanging of the Greens” – Sunday, Nov 27 is the first Sunday of Advent. The worship committee would like to invite everyone to stay for a soup lunch after the service. We will eat together and then decorate the church and the Christmas tree together.

Many of you were emailed a Welcome the Stranger Newsletter, which gives an overview of the WtS resettlement efforts. Welcome the Stranger-GTA is a refugee resettlement effort of seven Mennonite congregations and one Brethren in Christ congregation in the Markham-Stouffville and East Toronto area. If you did not receive a newsletter via email, there are some printed copies on the table at the back. More can be printed as well.

Thank you to each one for your thoughts, prayers, and flowers during the passing of our brother Paul Grove on Oct 27. – Ruth Fockler and Frances Grove

Sat Nov 19, 9am-2pm, St. Andrew’s United Church, Markham – Annual Bazaar.

Registration is now open for the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 12-16 and 19-23, 2017. Go to csop.cmu.ca or e-mail csop@cmu.ca for more information and to apply for your choice of five-day courses on topics such as journalism and peacebuilding, trauma healing, refugee challenges, human rights and indigenous law, transforming the peacebuilder, agro-ecological peacebuilding, Muslim-Christian dialogue, and gender, violence and peacebuilding.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Mennonite Disaster Service Response to the Windsor, ON Sept  Flooding: MDS is starting to rebuild basements that were flooded from the late Sept flooding, where vulnerable families need their basement and do not have insurance. The cleanup took place in Oct. Volunteers are needed in particular for hanging and finishing drywall, and some carpentry. Related skills are desirable but not required. Please consider volunteering by calling the church office.

A Birthday Party for PiE (With musical guest Richard Garvey)
It’s been a year since Pastors in Exile (PiE) launched into active ministry as a registered charitable organization. Come celebrate with us as we share stories from PiE’s past year, enjoy musical entertainment by local folk musician Richard Garvey, and of course, eat pie!  Join us on Sunday, December 4th from 3-4:30PM at the Queen St. Commons Cafe in downtown Kitchener. Donations to the work of Pastors in Exile are appreciated. Learn more about PiE at www.pastorsinexile.org

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