Worship Service – Sunday October 30, 2022 at 10 a.m.
We are called to friendship with the Risen Jesus
Join Sunday Morning Worship Gathering
Prelude: Brandy Sell Accompanist: Heidi Wagler
Song Leader: Lindsay Zehr Worship Leader: Dawn Bender
Message: Pastor Mike Audio/Visual: Greg Pye/Larry Kropf
Because of our water challenges we will not be having coffee time today. You may bring your own drinks if you wish.
Sunday School classes
Nursery to Grade 5 classes are being held downstairs.
Junior Youth class meets upstairs in Room #9
Youth class meets upstairs in the MYF room (Room #11)
Adults – Education series with Pastor Ray and Pastor Mike: The Love That Is God: An Invitation to Christian Faith. This class is being held in the sanctuary and is also available via Zoom for those at home.
This Coming Week
Monday October 31st
6 p.m. CREATION CELEBRATION is back! Come join the fun!
Many Volunteers are still needed so please add your name to the sign-up sheet to help. Donations of cash and candy will be happily accepted. As allergies are an on-going concern, we are asking for NUT FREE treats only – please carefully check the package ingredient list (contains or may contain peanuts or tree nuts – we are unable to put these treats into the bags). Candy can be placed in the bin under the mailboxes, cash can be given to Joe Wagler or both can be dropped off at Creation Celebration.
Tuesday November 1st
9 a.m. Sewing Circle – Everyone is welcome to join us to knot comforters or quilt. Come for the day or part of the day. (please bring your lunch and drinks). Masks are available.
Wednesday November 2nd
7 p.m. SCRC Meeting
Thursday November 3rd
9:30 a.m. E Z Play Group
Next Sunday – November 6, 2022
The Love that is God
We cannot love God if we do not love each other
Prelude/Accompanist: Grassroots/Chantelle McNeish
Song Leader: Myron Ruby Worship Leader: Sheryl Leis
Message: Pastor Ray Audio/Visual: Drystan Bender/Brian Wagler
Coffee Time Hosts: Shirley & Phil Ruby
Extending God’s Love
We extend God’s love as we share with each other both our joys and our struggles.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. SCRC invites you to express your personal gratitude to Ray and Mike in some way during the month.
Theatre of the Beat Presents: Selah’s Song
An original folk musical from Theatre of the Beat
Written by Johnny Wideman, with original music by beloved Mennonite musician Bryan Moyer Suderman, Selah’s Song tells the story of a young girl whose courage inspired a village and whose song became an anthem for peace. Inundated with catchy pro-war propaganda songs, Selah is inspired to share her own music with the village, creating some competition for the King. Selah’s Song is a heartwarming musical that is fun for all ages!
Selah’s Song will be presented at East Zorra Mennonite Church, 677044 16 Line, Tavistock, on Sunday, December 4th at 2:30PM.
Admission is by donation. We welcome you to join us!
Thinking about Christmas?? The worship committee is exploring the idea of forming a choir to lead our Christmas Eve service this year, as well as possibly do some Christmas carolling in uptown Tavistock on another date. Music will be familiar carols and there will be a few practices as we’re hoping to have enough voices to do some of the songs acapella. Many of us feel our voices are rusty, but this is your chance to get it back in shape! In order to know if there is enough interest to go ahead with planning, we are asking you to please sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the lobby by Oct. 31st if you would like to be part of it. Thanks!
A reminder to everyone to reserve any areas of the church building/green space that you need for meetings, rehearsals, events etc. with Lisa to ensure availability. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much.
Would you like to join a Women’s Bible study group? Then come join us on Wednesday October 26th at 8:00 pm, at Ashley Witzel’s home. We will be doing the 6-week series called, “Get Out of Your Head” by Jennie Allen. If you are interested in joining or would like more details please speak with Jess Yantzi so we can purchase you a study guide.
Beyond Our Church Community
Join our Team!
Join the MCC team and use your skills to make a difference in your community and around the world! Thrift on Mill in Leamington has an opening for a Thrift Associate.To learn more about this position and to apply, go to mcco.ca/serve.
Material Resources Volunteers Needed (65 Heritage Drive, New Hamburg)Material Resources is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come join our volunteer team in the sewing or workrooms. We are looking for volunteers to help create high quality comforters and pack/sort kits. Volunteer shifts are 3-4 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, go to mcco.ca/serve.
Thursday November 3rd 7-8 pm Welcoming the Stranger
Join MCC Ontario’s Migration and Resettlement team on November 3rd as we share about this exciting opportunity to partner with us in welcoming the stranger. The BVOR program allows friends, family, churches and community groups the opportunity to resettle refugees into their communities with financial assistance from the government. Alongside MCC staff, previous BVOR sponsors will share about their sponsorship experience. Don’t forget to bring your questions! Register today at mcco.ca/events.
MCC Peace Conference
Friday, November 18 at 7 pm and Saturday, November 19, 9 am – 4 pm
The MCC Peace Conference is your chance to see, hear and experience first-hand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. This event will inspire and inform through general sessions, workshops and conversations with messengers of peace.To learn more and register, go to mcco.ca/peace-conference.
Sunday December 4th 2:30 p.m. Tavistock Mennonite Church is hosting The Twin City Harmonizers, a men’s barbershop choir based in KW, for a Christmas concert. Local powerhouse Chuckee Zehr will guest perform. TMC’s share of the proceeds from the concert will go towards our upcoming refugee sponsorships.
There is an exciting opportunity to sing along with the choir for a portion of the concert. This opportunity is called “Sing for the Season.” Interested parties attend the first part of their Tuesday evening rehearsals to learn some simple songs that will be performed at the concert on December 4th. If the singers are a little more experienced (or keen!), they are welcome to stay for the second part of the rehearsal to learn more advanced music that will also be performed at the concert. Singers of ALL ages are welcome to join in on the fun of this men’s barbershop choir! Rehearsals begin October 18th. See the poster for more details, or reach out to Paul Roth (email@example.com) who joined the choir after doing Sing for the Season in 2019.
Order Peace Buttons for Peace Sunday
Our peace button dates back to 1989, when a pastor in Ontario suggested that MCC share a message of peace during the Remembrance Day period. MCC embraced the idea and the simple message “to remember is to work for peace” was born. Since then, the red button with the message of peace and the MCC logo has become one of our most requested items. We invite you to wear the peace button and to remember all people who are affected by war. For more information and to place your order, go to mcco.ca/peace-buttons.
Sunday November 13th 3 p.m. Our Messiah Sing-Along is back! Join Menno Singers, soloists, orchestra and a Mini-Mass Choir at St Matthews Lutheran Church (54 Benton St. Kitchener). Participation by donation. Show up and sing or Sign up for the Mini-Mass Choir for 3 Monday rehearsals at First Mennonite Church, October 24, October 31 and November 7 – www.mennosingers.com
Are you looking for a gift that gives impact this Christmas?
The Raw Carrot is a social enterprise that provides meaningful employment to people who live with barriers to traditional employment by making hand-crafted soup. We are offering lovely gift boxes this holiday season that make wonderful gifts for your employees, clients, and friends. Each box contains a selection of our delicious soup along with locally curated charcuterie products. For more information, email Leah Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 226-338-4956.Give a gift that keeps on giving…and growing!
Help meet people’s basic needs around the world with the purchase of an eco-friendly MCC Thrift Christmas Giving ornament! Proceeds from these gifts will provide fruit trees and chickens as a source of income and nutrition and clean water in homes. Plus, these ornaments are made from seed paper. Plant it, water it and watch it grow into beautiful wildflowers. Available at your local thrift shop while supplies last.