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Bulletin for Sunday, October 2, 2016

Worship Leader:                   Linda Ramer

Song Leader:                          Sheryl Wideman

Pianist:                                      Linda Ramer                      

Greeters:                                   Anthony and Ricky Sarino

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Praise Singing

Offering

Scripture Reading: Lamentations 1:1-6closeLamentations 1:1-6 How Lonely Sits the City 1:1 How lonely sits the city
that was full of people!
How like a widow has she become,
she who was great among the nations!
She who was a princess among the provinces
has become a slave. She weeps bitterly in the night,
with tears on her cheeks;
among all her lovers
she has none to comfort her;
all her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
they have become her enemies. Judah has gone into exile because of affliction
and hard servitude;
she dwells now among the nations,
but finds no resting place;
her pursuers have all overtaken her
in the midst of her distress. The roads to Zion mourn,
for none come to the festival;
all her gates are desolate;
her priests groan;
her virgins have been afflicted,
and she herself suffers bitterly. Her foes have become the head;
her enemies prosper,
because the Lord has afflicted her
for the multitude of her transgressions;
her children have gone away,
captives before the foe. From the daughter of Zion
all her majesty has departed.
Her princes have become like deer
that find no pasture;
they fled without strength
before the pursuer. (ESV)
closeLamentations 1:1-6closeLamentations 1:1-6 How Lonely Sits the City 1:1 How lonely sits the city
that was full of people!
How like a widow has she become,
she who was great among the nations!
She who was a princess among the provinces
has become a slave. She weeps bitterly in the night,
with tears on her cheeks;
among all her lovers
she has none to comfort her;
all her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
they have become her enemies. Judah has gone into exile because of affliction
and hard servitude;
she dwells now among the nations,
but finds no resting place;
her pursuers have all overtaken her
in the midst of her distress. The roads to Zion mourn,
for none come to the festival;
all her gates are desolate;
her priests groan;
her virgins have been afflicted,
and she herself suffers bitterly. Her foes have become the head;
her enemies prosper,
because the Lord has afflicted her
for the multitude of her transgressions;
her children have gone away,
captives before the foe. From the daughter of Zion
all her majesty has departed.
Her princes have become like deer
that find no pasture;
they fled without strength
before the pursuer. (ESV)
How Lonely Sits the City 1:1 How lonely sits the city
that was full of people!
How like a widow has she become,
she who was great among the nations!
She who was a princess among the provinces
has become a slave. She weeps bitterly in the night,
with tears on her cheeks;
among all her lovers
she has none to comfort her;
all her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
they have become her enemies. Judah has gone into exile because of affliction
and hard servitude;
she dwells now among the nations,
but finds no resting place;
her pursuers have all overtaken her
in the midst of her distress. The roads to Zion mourn,
for none come to the festival;
all her gates are desolate;
her priests groan;
her virgins have been afflicted,
and she herself suffers bitterly. Her foes have become the head;
her enemies prosper,
because the Lord has afflicted her
for the multitude of her transgressions;
her children have gone away,
captives before the foe. From the daughter of Zion
all her majesty has departed.
Her princes have become like deer
that find no pasture;
they fled without strength
before the pursuer. (ESV)

Message: “The Circle of (Real) Life” – Ken Driedger

Hymn

Congregational Response/Thanksgiving/Prayer Requests

Hymn

Benediction

Bulletin Announcements

Ken and/or Dawne will be in the church office or visiting all day on Monday and Tuesday. They will also be available those evenings. They will be at 50 Kent, Kitchener on Wednesday. Their new cell phone number is 289-987-5004.

Nov 5, 7:30pm; Nov 6, 3:00pm: Pax Christi Chorale presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah re-imagined, featuring Geoffrey Sirett and soloists of The Bicycle Opera Project, and full orchestra. Conductor: Stephanie Martin. Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. Toronto. Tickets: $45; $40 (seniors); $25 (students) can be ordered online at http://www.paxchristichorale.org/tickets/

MYF Corner
Tuesday Oct 4, 7:30pm – Bible Study at Wideman Church.
There will be no Friday event this week, enjoy some family time and Happy Thanksgiving!

Welcome the Stranger Sponsorship Committee Telephone Meeting
Aug 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Attending: Mesfin, Leiben (sp?) on behalf of Pastor Tadesse, Pastor Tim, Carolyn, Larry, Ramani and Jayuakumar, and Andrew
Not able to attend: Murray Oliver, Murray Nash and Bob Wideman.

  1. The material following the meeting notes was sent out to prepare for the WtS Sponsorship Committee meeting.
  2. It was noted that this is a significant and wise development to help sponsor family members who are registered refugees. This is a welcome development.
  3. A question was raised asking if we are duplicating the work of MCCO. It was noted that MCCO does not do this. We would ask MCCO for advice as we know that MCCO has on line seminars for groups of five.
  4. A few questions were raised for clarification:
  5. Is the risk to the Group of Five “ joint and several”
  6. If the group of five needs to contribute funds to support the refugee (within the first year) are these donations tax deductible?
  7. It would be encouraged that the family of the refugee who are now in Canada are part of the group of five wherever possible.
  8. A core assumption is that the Canadian family of the refugee will be providing housing, food and any support needed to help in resettlement. This brings in needed accountability and is a good thing.
  9. Andrew will check with Tim Wichert an Immigration lawyer recommended by MCCO to clarify the key questions. (note Tim is on vacation until Aug 15)
  10. A question for a future meeting is how does WtS choose/prioritize the refugees that will be sponsored by the Groups of Five following the first two. It was agreed that the first two would be as outlined in the proposal below.
  11. The WtS Sponsorship Committee approved the expanded mandate as outlined below.
  12. Three follow up items:
    1. Andrew to check with Tadesse after Leiben speaks to him.
    2. Andrew to speak to Tim Wichert regarding the questions in #4 above and send out the responses to WtS Sponsorship Committee.
    3. Andrew will prepare material that can be used in church bulletins or for announcements in our congregations

 

 

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