January 23, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, January 23, 2022
Transformed by Jesus: Healing


Call to worship and prayer

Come, Bring Your Burdens to God  VT 679

Beautiful Things  VT 551

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Mark 10:46-52

Sermon: Miracles, Healings, and the Heart of Jesus

Waterfall  VT 763

Congregational Prayer (Prayers for healing)

Healer of our Every Ill  VT 644



Sing a New World into Being  VT 809



Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Rick Brenneman
Music: John Wiebe
Children’s Time: Suzanne Bender
Sermon & Cong. Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Livestream: Steve Kennel

11:00 a.m. Coffee Time on Zoom

11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School (age 2- Gr. 5) on Zoom

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask
  • Please hum, sway, or tap your foot rather than singing
  • After the service, remain seated until an usher dismisses you
  • Remain physically distanced as you leave.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall
  • Tables and colouring sheets provided for young families.
  • We are prioritizing air flow. You might feel air movement.

January Special Offering:  Mennonite World Conference invites donations to “love neighbours, share vaccines” through UNICEF at https://bit.ly/3ELSmR8.  Vaccination rates in many parts of the world are still very low.

Next Sunday January 30
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the fellowship hall
Transformed by Jesus Worship Series
Theme: Listen! – Jesus as a Storyteller
Scripture: Matthew 13:1-23, 31-35
Speaker: Pastor Liz Weber
Litany of Installation for Pastor Liz

11:00 a.m.
 Adult Education on Zoom

No  Coffee Time

Congregational Events
Those who are able are encouraged to participate in worship services via livestream, prioritizing in-person worship for those who live alone and/or have limited access to livestream, along with those involved in leading the service.

Community Events
Jan. 26 (Wed.) 2 p.m. on Zoom. MennoHomes’ Annual General Meeting. To register https://bit.ly/3nwCexh. For more information www.mennohomes.com.

Feb. 22-24 This year’s Mennonite Central Committee Peace & Justice Student Seminar, Is our climate polarized? Building bridges for our shared future, will be a hybrid event. Students will engage with parliamentarians, policy experts and others to learn about addressing the impacts of climate change in their communities and around the globe. Learn more here: https://bit.ly33SCzTK

Coldest Night of the Year 2022February 26 (Sat.) is the virtual Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of Wilmot Family Resource Centre. If you are interested in joining SMC’s Team – the SMC Strollers (Note the name change),  or want more details, please contact Kim Lichti by phone, text or email ( 519-662-1623, kimlichti@hotmail.com).  All ages are welcome to this family friendly event!  Here’s the link for more information.

Anyone interested in helping to quilt the Relief Sale quilt can call the church office and book a time on Fridays when Dawna is in the office, a maximum of 2 people at a time.  Masks are to be worn at all times and 2 meter distancing observed.

Conrad Grebel University College is hosting Virtual Noon Hour Concerts, March Virtual Open House, a new Spirituality and Aging webinar, and the 2022 Bechtel Lecture: On Dwelling: Shelters in Place and Time, with fantasy author Dr. Sofia Samatar. Details at: grebel.ca/events

Xplore: At the Intersection of Faith and Life. A 55-Plus enrichment program, Xplore offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. All without any assignments or examinations! Xplore happens in a six-week block, with online courses offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, beginning March 1. Visit cmu.ca/xplore.

Remember in Prayer
Continue to pray for Larry Wagler who has been dealing with melanoma and is awaiting test results.

Mennonites in Burkina Faso invite our prayers for security and peace. Since 2016, terrorist attacks in the north and east have displaced 1.5 million people. More information: https://bit.ly/3Kq8GLy