March 27, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, March 27, 2022
Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways

Prelude

Call to Worship and Prayer

Judas a Friend of Jesus: A Poem

I want Jesus to walk with me  VT 306

Matthew 26:1-5, 14-16

Meditation 1

Between Darkness and Light   VT 808

Children’s Time

Matthew 26:20-25, 47-56

Meditation 2

Lord, I Need You  VT 155

Confession

Matthew 27: 3-10

Meditation 3

Beautiful Things   VT 551

Congregational Prayer

Time of Reflection

Offering

Announcements

Praise God  VT 70

Benediction

Postlude

Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Mark Scheerer
Children’s Time: Joanne Schwartzentruber
Meditations and Prayer: Pastor Sara Erb
Piano: Susan Seyler
Livestream: Mike Gingerich

11:00 a.m. Kids Sunday School – Indoors, masks are strongly encouraged.
11:00 a.m.  Adult Education on Zoom
No Coffee Time

March Special Offering: Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers Lakan Sumulong & Lakambini Mapayapa (Dann & Joji Pantoja) are doing groundbreaking work through Coffee for Peace and PeaceBuilders Community Inc., providing training for Christian church leaders, Indigenous leaders and civil society organizations in a conflict zone in the Philippines.  For details, videos and donation links go to https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/peacebuildingphilippines

COVID Guidelines for Worship

  • Please wear a mask if you are able, sanitize your hands, maintain physical distancing and stay home if you feel ill for any reason.
  • You are welcome to sing if you are wearing a mask.
  • Colouring sheets and craft items for children are available on the table at the back of the fellowship hall.
  • The nursery room is available, unsupervised.
  • An offering plate is located at the back of the fellowship hall.

Next Sunday April 3
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the Fellowship hall.
Lent Worship Series: Transformed by Jesus – Final Days and Holy Ways
Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22
Speaker: Devon Wagler

11:00 a.m.  Coffee Time on Zoom

Congregational Life
April 6 (Wed.) Morning & afternoon  – All women invited to the church to knot comforters and/or quilt.  Bring a bag lunch.  Drinks provided.

Community Events
March 31-April 2 Rockway Mennonite Collegiate presents Anne of Green Gables, four in-person and one online performances. Seating is limited so get your tickets today! For more information www.rockway.ca/drama.

April 25 (Tues.) 6:30 p.m. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (NHMRS) Promotion Dinner at Bingemans Conference Centre, Kitchener. More than just a delicious meal, a chance to connect with community and support MCC. Tickets are $25.00 each and must be purchased in advance at https://bit.ly/3MVREpR  or 519-745-7458 (press 3).

April 25 (Mon.) 1 – 3 p.m. The NHMRS team is looking for 10 volunteers to help with setup for the promotion dinner (no heavy lifting involved) at Bingemans Conference Centre. Please contact John Reimer at johnreimer@nhmrs.com or 519-498-3620.

May 1 (Sun.), noon – 3 pm. Visit to Crow Shield Lodge in Wilmot Twp. Anyone interested in a way to connect and learn about the teachings of Indigenous people and their connection to the land is welcome to attend. Cost $75.00/person. Crow Shield is a Teaching Lodge and has a vision of providing space to work towards reconciliation by teaching traditional knowledge of the Indigenous Peoples. Registration is limited and children welcome. Contact Gladys Bender or Pastor Steve if you are interested or have questions.

May 12-15 Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place, Conrad Grebel University College. Stories and analyses of encounters and relationships. Details and pre-registration: https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous-mennonite-encounters

Notices
Flowers and plants needed for Easter Sunday April 17. The Lent Planning Committee is inviting people to bring fresh flowers or flowering plants to enhance the worship space on Easter Sunday. After the service we ask that you take them home or share with someone else.    No lilies please.

Join Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp Staff Team for Summer 2022!We are currently accepting applications for Assistant Program Director, Adventure Program Facilitator, Camp Pastor/Spiritual Life Coordinator, Head Cook, Waterfront Director/Camp Medic, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Nature Director, guys and girls Cabin Leaders, and Inclusion Cabin Leaders. For more information or to apply go to www.hiddenacres.ca

Personal Notes
Congratulations to John & Dianne Gruhl who are celebrating  their 58th anniversary on Monday, March 28.

Remember in Prayer
The family of Dan Ropp who passed on Thursday evening.

The family of Betty and Wallace Roth. Betty passed on early Friday morning.

Nelson Zehr who has begun dialysis.